VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden invited as panelist at 2023 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting in Orlando

VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden has been invited to speak as a panelist during the session “Challenges of Data Use in the Evolving Smart Grid” on July 19, 2023 from 8:00 – 10:00am. The panel is sponsored by the IEEE Digital Privacy Initiative.

The panel is part of the largest conference taking place from July 16 – 20, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, FL. The theme of this year’s conference is “Meeting the Energy Needs of a Dynamic World.” Bringing leaders in the electrical and power engineering industry together, the event cover an array of topics from decarbonization to best practices during extreme weather events.

To register and learn more, visit the event website:

VIA CEO Colin Gounden to speak on sustainability panel at TiECON East

TiE has invited VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden to speak on the panel “Activating Capital for Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy.” The panel takes place at 9:45am on Friday, April 28th at TiECON East 2023 in Waltham, Massachusetts. TiECON East brings together industry leaders, innovators, and emerging entrepreneurs.

According to TiE’s website, “TiE Boston is focused on supporting entrepreneurs throughout their lifecycle — from ideation to creation, through growth, wealth creation and ultimately, support of future founders. By encouraging collaboration between our members throughout the entrepreneurial process, with programs, events, other forums created by entrepreneurs, TiE has created a repeatable cycle to foster the next generation of entrepreneurship.”

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VIA attending AFCEA TechNet Cyber 2023 in Baltimore

VIA’s Chief Commercial Officer, Joe Babiec and Director, Client Delivery, Haden Snyder will be attending AFCEA TechNet Cyber 2023 in Baltimore, May 2-4, 2023. The event focuses on, “leveraging innovative technology, advancing cybersecurity and building new relationships between the military and industry sectors.” For more information on the event, visit the AFCEA website.

VIA CEO Colin Gounden selected to speak at IEEE Power and Energy Society Switzerland virtual event on NILM

IEEE Power and Energy Society Switzerland has invited VIA’s CEO, Colin Gounden, to give a presentation during its online, interactive workshop, “NILM for demand response – solutions for the energy crisis.” Colin will talk about advances in privacy and security for NILM, more specifically, how VIA uses Web3 to address NILM data privacy concerns.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, May 11, 2023 from 9:00am – 12:00pm ET (3:00pm – 6:00pm Bern).

For more information and to register for the event, visit IEEE Switzerland PES Chapter’s page.

VIA CEO Colin Gounden invited to speak at the Belfer Center for Harvard Blockchain for Impact Workshop

Harvard Belfer Center’s Technology and Public Purpose Project alongside Polygon Labs and Impact Plus invited VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden to speak on the intersection of sustainability, blockchain, and foreign policy at the invite-only Harvard Blockchain for Impact Workshop.

The half-day event, taking place on Tuesday, April 25th from 9:00am – 1:00pm, will explore “the potential of blockchain technology to promote positive social change in three domains: International Development, Public Goods, and Regenerative Economy.”

For more information, visit the Belfer Center event page.

Joe Babiec, Chief Commercial Officer at VIA, invited to join an AWS panel session at SXSW

AWS has invited VIA to join their panel session at the upcoming South by Southwest (SXSW) conference and festival. Joe Babiec, Chief Commercial Officer at VIA, will join a panel entitled “Space Data for Sustainability,” taking place at 1 PM CT on March 13th. Jason Cahill, Global Head of AWS Sustainable Cities, will moderate the session that will also include Myrna Bittner, CEO of Run With It, and Abhishek Dash, VP of Engineering at BlocPower.

VIA was selected to participate given its leadership role in Web3 for verification, integration, and analysis of private data, including space and satellite data. Join us as we look forward to hearing the insightful questions from Jason and the lively discussion from all the panelists.

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Polygon selects VIA to feature at Washington D.C. event

Polygon has invited VIA’s CEO, Colin Gounden, to speak at its upcoming invitation-only event in Washington D.C. on February 28th. The topic of the presentation will be VIA’s use of zero-knowledge proofs (ZKPs) and their application in real-world scenarios. Colin will host an interactive session during the event, and share case studies to give a look into where VIA’s technology has been implemented and its cybersecurity, data privacy, and data ownership benefits. Polygon and SID-US selected VIA based on our track record in deploying Web3 technologies at U.S. Government agencies like the Department of Defense, and more recently our testing of zero-knowledge proofs with the Department of Energy.

Learn more about the event here.

Three VIAneers to attend 2023 Innovation Industry Days

Three of our very own VIAneers will be attending Innovation Industry Days 2023 in San Antonio, TX. The three-day event is hosted by AFWERX in partnership with Installation Mission Support Center. According to AFWERX, “this event will provide training sessions on how to navigate this innovation ecosystem, as well as connecting Government, Academia and Industry stakeholders”. Look out for the VIA booth on January 25th!
Register for the event here.

Tim Gitau, VIA’s Energy Solutions Lead, attending NYCHA Electrification Summit at Climate Week NYC

Are you traveling to NYC for Climate Week? VIA’s Tim Gitau, Energy Solutions Lead, sure is! Tim will be making his way to NYC on Thursday, September 22nd to attend NYCHA Electrification Summit. The event, which is limited to just under 50 attendees, has a goal of developing a one year plan that includes ways to accelerate teamwork, funding, and project execution across the NYC energy ecosystem. For more information, visit the event website.

Chainlink invites VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden to speak at groundbreaking Web3 event, SmartCon 2022

Calling all Web3 Visionaries and Builders! We’re proud to share that VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden has been invited to speak at the exclusive event, SmartCon 2022 hosted by Chainlink. Colin’s talk at the two-day event in New York City, which some consider the must-attend Web3 event this year, will cover how VIA’s Skylight is leveraging smart contracts, tokens for incentives, and zero knowledge proofs to support energy self-sufficient communities. Visit the event page for more info!

VIA’s Energy Solutions Lead, Will Chapman, hosting booth at Oklahoma’s Electric Cooperatives’ Superintendent’s and Engineer’s Conference

Mark your calendars! VIA’s Energy Solutions Lead, Will Chapman, will be attending and hosting a booth at Oklahoma’s Electric Cooperatives’ Superintendent’s and Engineer’s Conference in Oklahoma City. The two-day annual event held on September 28th and 29th will gather individuals from local electric utilities to discuss new technologies, regulations, and standards. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for updates.

VIA hosting largest ever company-wide in-person power up in Montreal

For the first time in three years, VIAneers from across the globe will get together for a two-day company-wide in-person meeting we call, Power Up! Through an “unconference” inspired approach, the meeting, taking place in our beautiful downtown Montreal office, will emphasize creativity and collaborative group discussions. Be on the lookout for lots of photos and updates next month!

VIA participates in third consecutive Energy Data Hackdays event in Brugg, Switzerland

For the third year in a row, VIA has been invited to participate in Hightech Zentrum Aargau AG’s Energy Data Hackdays in Brugg, Switzerland. Swiss Expansion Manager, Ray Neubauer will represent VIA over the two day event (September 16 and 17) and propose a challenge developed by VIA’s Skylight team. Stay tuned for creative solutions!

VIA’s Will Chapman Invited to Present at Cooperative Technologies Conference & Expo (CTCE)

VIA’s Energy Solutions Lead, Will Chapman, has been invited to speak on the opening day of the Cooperative Technologies Conference and Expo hosted by North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives. His session titled, “Introduction to the Global Asset Collaborative™ (GDAC™)” will take place on Tuesday, August 9th at 2:15pm ET and will give attendees an overview of the value of the GDAC™ program. For more information on the event, visit: 

VIA CEO Colin Gounden Invited to Fireside Chat with Sarah Hammer of The Wharton School

What’s the role of blockchain in driving the clean energy transition? Don’t miss Colin Gounden’s fireside chat with The Wharton School’s Sarah Hammer on May 9th at 1:00pm ET to find out. Register here: