VIA Visionaries: Exploring Swiss Energy Systems with Arnab Chatterjee

If there’s one thing devoted VIA followers know about us: we love all things clean energy and Switzerland 🇨🇭! That’s precisely why we are thrilled to host Arnab Chatterjee, Postdoctoral Researcher at EMPA’s Urban Energy Systems Lab, for the latest installment of our VIA Visionaries interview series.

In Arnab’s current role at EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research in Switzerland, he is involved in research projects that explore user behavior and energy systems using machine learning. One project we are particularly excited to chat with Arnab about is called LANTERN (Living Labs Interfaces for Energy Transition). LANTERN is an 8-year clean energy project, one that VIA is proud to be a partner in. To hear more about this project and Arnab’s experience in developing smarter, more energy-efficient buildings, tune in to our livestream on Friday, April 5th, by RSVPing on our LinkedIn event page.

VIA attending Energy Exchange in Pittsburgh, PA

VIA’s Chief Commercial Officer, Joe Babiec, and Director, Client Delivery, Haden Snyder will be attending the upcoming Energy Exchange conference, hosted by the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program.

Renowned as the largest agency-driven training event and tradeshow for the federal utility community, the event focuses on innovative strategies, emerging technologies and solutions paramount to advancing towards a clean energy economy. Further details on the event can be found on the Energy Exchange website.

AWS invites VIA’s Chief Commercial Officer Joe Babiec to represent VIA at CERAWeek Innovation Agora

AWS has invited VIA’s Chief Commercial Officer, Joe Babiec, to host a booth at AWS’ Agora House during CERAWeek 2024. According to the Financial Times, CERAWeek is “arguably the most important event on the energy industry’s calendar.” Innovation Agora is CERAWeek’s open marketplace hosting 200+ pods, 420+ sessions, and 650+ speakers with the goal of sharing ideas and insights on energy innovation, emerging technologies, and solutions.

If you are attending Innovation Agora, reach out to Joe Babiec and meet him at AWS’ Agora House: #370 AB from March 18-21. For more information on the event, check out the Innovation Agora website.

VIA energy experts attending Geotab Connect 2024 in Las Vegas

VIA’s VP, Strategic Alliances, Michael DeNitto, and Energy Solutions Lead, Will Chapman will be attending Geotab Connect 2024 in Las Vegas, taking place February 14-16, 2024. The event focuses on best practices and innovative technologies for fleet management. For more information on the event, visit the Geotab website. If you plan to attend, reach out to Michael or Will to set up a time to meet!

VIA Visionaries: Smart Policies for a Smarter Grid with Graham Turk

It’s the VIA Visionaries you know and love, but on location! Join us LIVE from MIT as VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden sits down for a chat with MIT Energy Initiative’s Graham Turk to talk about smart policies for a smarter grid!
In Graham’s current role at MIT, he is in charge of researching grid impacts of rapid electrification and tariff design to promote adoption of heat pumps and electric vehicles. Prior to joining MIT, Graham spent several years with Green Mountain Power, well known for providing 100% carbon-free electricity to 266,000 customers across Vermont.
For those of you interested in clean energy, EVs, and overall love a good conversation, this is a must! Tune in on Thursday, February 8th at 12:00pm ET by RSVPing on our LinkedIn event page.

Power Up!: Accelerating Growth in 2024

We’re gearing up to Power Up! VIAneers worldwide will unite to shape our vision for 2024. This two-day event, with the theme, “VIA Vision”, aims to fuel accelerated growth for a groundbreaking 2024! Follow along on LinkedInX, and Instagram for pics and snippets of our hybrid event.

VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden invited to speak at GBBC’s 7th Annual Blockchain Central Davos event in Switzerland

We’re thrilled to announce that VIA’s CEO, Colin Gounden, has been invited to participate in the esteemed 7th Annual Blockchain Central Davos event, hosted by the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) from January 14-18, 2024. This prestigious conference coincides with the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, a testament to the magnitude and influential reach of this event.

Colin will be on a panel that covers the topic of AI and blockchain and will take place on January 17, 2024 from 3:00-3:40pm CET.

For more details, visit GBBC’s official event page and follow us on LinkedInXInstagram for the latest updates!

VIA Visionaries: Data, AI, and Enterprise Innovation with Kim Crider

We’re thrilled to host our next VIA Visionaries live stream event, featuring special guest, Major General Kim Crider (ret.). Maj. Gen. Crider, the former Chief Technology Innovation Officer for the United States Space Force, will sit down with VIA’s CEO, Colin Gounden live at our VIA HQ.

Having spent over 35 years with the United States Air Force, Maj. Gen. Crider possesses a deep and unique insight into the intersection of aerospace and technology. As the Air Force Chief Data Officer, and later the Chief Technology Innovation Officer, she was at the forefront of operationalizing technology-driven solutions within the space sector.

Join us as we delve into Maj. Gen. Crider’s remarkable experiences. Tune in at 1:00 PM ET on Monday, December 4th to hear first-hand perspectives from a true visionary in the field.

VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden Invited to Present at Swiss Blockchain Federation Event in Switzerland

VIA’s CEO, Colin Gounden, will be traveling to Switzerland next week to speak at the kick-off meeting for the Swiss Blockchain Federation’s new “Energy” Working Group. This event, taking place on November 30th, 2023, will unite industry thought leaders from the corporate and energy sectors at the Switzerland Innovation Park Central in Rotkreuz.

Colin will share VIA’s expertise on the intersection of blockchain technology and the energy sector during his talk, “Blockchain Applications in the US Energy Sector” at 5:45 PM (local time).

To join this event, register by sending an email to by November 27, 2023.

VIA Visionaries: The Future of Sustainability and Climate Solutions with Ann Davlin

Ann Davlin, Partnership Development & Commercialization at Constellation will join VIA’s CEO, Colin Gounden, for the latest live stream event as part of our VIA Visionaries interview series. Ann’s mission at Constellation is to “intersect business, technology, and humanity to drive impactful partnerships and solutions.” We’re looking forward to our interview with Ann as she shares her experience on the future of sustainability and climate solutions. Don’t miss the interview, tune in at 2:30PM ET on Thursday, November 2nd for our live stream event!

VIA Visionaries: Policy, Investment, and Climate with Hilary Flynn

Join Hilary Flynn, Managing Director, Investments at MassCEC and VIA CEO Colin Gounden for a discussion on sustainable investment strategies, the influence of finance on climate and policy, and the latest innovations driving climate solutions. Hilary has dedicated the majority of her career to the energy space and has a wealth of knowledge in commercializing new technologies, investments, and policy development. This is a chat you don’t want to miss! Tune in for the livestream of VIA Visionaries on October 12th at 2:30pm.

VIA Hosted Event: Equity in Energy: A Chat with Shalaya Morissette

VIA is thrilled to host an in-person event with Shalaya Morissette, Chief of the Minority Business and Workforce Division at the U.S. Department of Energy 🎉 . VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden will sit down with Shalaya to hear why she chose to work in the energy sector and the ways companies can improve diversity and equity. The event will be available on VIA’s LinkedIn page on September 7th at 2:00pm ET. #equityinenergy

Georgetown University invites VIA CEO to speak at blockchain conference

Georgetown University has invited VIA to join a panel session at their upcoming conference, Evolution of Data Science. Colin Gounden, VIA’s CEO, will speak on a panel entitled “Future of Blockchain for Social Impact,” taking place at 11:15 AM ET on September 9th.

Join us as we discuss the multifaceted aspects of leveraging blockchain for transparency, accountability, ethics, and incentivizing socially responsible behavior.

Learn more and register here:

VIA hosting hybrid company-wide Power Up! event centered around AI

It’s that time of year again! We’re gathering up our VIAneers for a three-day company-wide event we call Power Up! During the hybrid event, team members will get together in Somerville, Montreal, and join virtually to work together to stop “bumping our heads” #IYKYK. The theme of this Power Up! is “Bringing your A(I) Game!”. With Generative AI on the rise, we’re brainstorming ideas, collaborating on topics, and having a healthy competition for the best Generative AI project, with the goal of harnessing the power of GAI and LLM. Follow along on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram, as we share more on our Power Up!

VIA Live Stream Event: Blockchain + Domestic and Foreign Policy Unboxed: A Chat with Jared Favole

Mark your calendars for June 27th from 2:30 – 3:15pm ET: VIA is hosting a live streamed event (on YouTube) where CEO Colin Gounden will interview Senior Director, Communications and Policy at Circle and former White House Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, Jared Favole :tada:. This exclusive interview will cover the intersection of blockchain and domestic and foreign policy. Don’t miss out – RSVP on the LinkedIn event page and select the option to add to your calendar :spiral_calendar_pad:#blockchainunboxed