People Power: Open Sourcing Home Energy Technology
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/09/15/The_Psychology_of_Energy_Conservation People Power Company's Sunil Maulik demonstrates an open source home area network that empowers consumers to save money and reduce energy consumption. "We're bringing open source to home energy efficiency and the smart grid," he says. ----- Are you smarter than a refrigerator? Smart grid, smart car, smart home energy management. The energy dialogue revolves around "smart" buzzwords. But can technology really lure us into reducing our energy consumption? And what's the science behind the newer, smarter gadgets and systems leading us toward a greener future? - Swissnex San Francisco Sunil Maulik is Vice President of Sales & Business Development for People Power. He has co-founded three software companies including GeneEd, where he developed a system for healthcare e-learning. Prior to GeneEd, he served as VP of Business Development at Pangea Systems, a Kleiner-Perkins funded bioinformatics company, head of West Coast sales for Tripos, and an applications scientist at Roche Bioscience. He has a Ph.D. in biophysics from Brandeis University, an M.Sc. in Crystallography from Birkbeck College, London, and a B.Sc.'s in physics and biology from King's College, London. He sits on the boards of Acteva Inc. and Health2.0, and has been an adjunct faculty member at UC Berkeley. He is co-author of Molecular Biotechnology, published by John Wiley & Sons.
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