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Mr. Bushrod worked in the NFL Scouting Department for several organizations including the Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, and the former St. Louis Rams. Shortly after obtaining his B.S. from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, As an Executive for Sleep Pointe who specializes in respiratory therapy he managed operations, accounting, sales and compliance with regulation for seven offices worldwide. While there Mr. Bushrod was offered a position within the Pentagon, working for the Department of Defense. During his time with the DoD he set new goal of, "reducing our Nation's dependence on these sources of fuel that put our soldiers in harms way." Toward the end of his career working for the Pentagon he helped develop another solar company. This company couldn't fully operate on their own terms due to the Contractor-Subcontractor agreement with the parent company which was one of the largest Residential providers in the Nation. Mr. Bushrod has had oversight of over 100 residential and commercial installations. From there, alongside his business partner, Laurence Gibson, they established SolEnergy.
Mr. Gibson attended Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. From there he attended Virginia Tech where he earned a B.S. Criminology, B.S. Psychology, and graduated from the Virginia Tech Police Academy. While working under a general contractor in Virginia Mr. Gibson was responsible for oversight of a 6 person crew doing renovations consisting of electrical, flooring, cabinetry, air conditioning, appliances, and grounds-keeping. He also had a successful career selling automotives, cars and motorcycles. Shortly after graduating from Virginia Tech Mr. Gibson was drafted to the Dallas Cowboys. He had a four year career and was with with several different teams. Since then Mr. Gibson has been a part of dozens of residential and commercial projects.
Dr. Claudio Lima is a seasoned global thought leader and innovator on advanced energy and telecom/ICT working with emerging technologies, new business and financial innovation. He received his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering in 1995 at UKC (England) and has large industry, high tech start-up and R&D experience on advanced energy systems, Internet of Things (IoT), smart grid, microgrid and Distributed and Intelligent Energy Resources (DER). He served as vice chair of the IEEE 2030 Smart Grid Standards, where he made significant contributions to the development of global smart grid standards. Previously, Dr. Lima worked as Global Smart Grid Chief Technology Officer of Huawei Technologies and Senior Research Scientist and Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Sprint Advanced Technology Labs (Sprint ATL), in Silicon Valley-CA. He has set up and led global advanced research and engineering projects with collaboration in a wide variety of industries, including energy, telecom, IT/IoT and the public sector. He is the co-inventor of an innovative IoT Energy-Internet Access technology, using blockchain Ethereum to enable transactive energy business models. He has more than 100+ conference key note speaker presentations and scientific research that has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including 13 USPTO patents award.
He is co-chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)/Energy Utility Working Group, promoting IoT industry innovation and collaboration in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). He is also co-chair of the EPRI Energy Storage System (ESS) Procurement Working Group, working with electric utilities on the development of utility scale energy storage engineering frameworks.
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