Instead of just the one kick-off keynote session, this year - attendees are treated to multiple keynote addresses throughout the week. Each keynote includes a different speaker lineup! Stay tuned for new speakers each week.
Executive Vice President & COO - Entergy
Paul D. Hinnenkamp, executive vice president, assumed the role of Entergy’s chief operating officer in November 2015. He is responsible for executive oversight of safety and human performance, fossil generation, transmission, system planning, capital projects management and compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection standards.
He previously served as senior vice president, capital projects management and technology, an organization was created in 2013 to ensure Entergy's $8 billion investment in capital projects was effectively managed and executed. Hinnenkamp and the capital project management team led the development of Ninemile 6, the first power plant built by an Entergy utility in Louisiana in 30 years. Completion was achieved in December 2014, two months ahead of schedule and approximately $90 million under budget.
In 2010, Hinnenkamp joined the company's fossil generation organization as vice president of fossil generation development and support, a function that evolved into capital projects management and technology in 2013.
Previously, he was vice president of environmental programs and infrastructure for Entergy. In this role he was responsible for developing generation alternatives for the company's strategic resource plan including renewable energy, nuclear and traditional sources of generation. Hinnenkamp was also responsible for leading the effort to deploy carbon capture technology on a commercial scale.
Hinnenkamp was named Entergy Nuclear's vice president of nuclear business development in November 2006. He and his staff were responsible for identifying and executing on opportunities to advance Entergy's nuclear growth strategy. Those opportunities included acquiring nuclear plants, designing and executing contracts for operating plants, and developing the new nuclear option.
From December 2001 to 2006, Hinnenkamp was vice president of operations for Entergy's River Bend Station, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the nuclear plant and for overseeing relationships with various external constituencies.
Hinnenkamp joined the company in February 2001 as vice president of operations support for Entergy Nuclear's southern region. In this role, he was responsible for leading the organizations that provided systematic, consistent and structured operations-related support to five nuclear units in order to enhance the units' safety, efficiency and reliability.
Hinnenkamp brought more than 17 years of nuclear industry experience to Entergy when he joined the company. He began his career with Exelon (formerly PECO Energy Company) in 1983 and worked on a team responsible for capital projects at various PECO power plants and substations.
He moved to the nuclear division where he earned his senior reactor operator's license at Peach Bottom nuclear plant, working there through 1996. Hinnenkamp later worked at the Millstone and Clinton nuclear plants and also performed due diligence evaluations for several of PECO's nuclear acquisition projects.
Hinnenkamp earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Villanova University and a master of business administration from the University of Illinois. In addition, he has attended courses at Harvard University's Business School and has completed numerous nuclear industry leadership and training courses.
President & COO - ComEd
As president and chief operating officer, Terence Donnelly is responsible for leading ComEd’s overall performance in the areas of service reliability, operations, engineering, safety, customer satisfaction, financial management, smart grid development, and the implementation of one of the nation’s first microgrid clusters in Chicago.
He served as COO since 2012 and was promoted to president of ComEd in 2018. Donnelly also previously served as ComEd’s executive vice president of operations, leading all energy delivery and transmission system operations. He has held several other executive positions covering a broad range of functions for ComEd. Donnelly began his professional career at ComEd sister company PECO, Pennsylvania’s largest electric and natural gas utility, in 1983. He has 35 years of experience in the energy industry.
Donnelly serves on the board of directors for the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, House Theatre of Chicago and Big Shoulders Fund. He also serves as vice chair of the board of trustees and chair of the quality committee at La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
Donnelly earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and MBA from Temple University.
Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business
Founder and Executive Director of the W.R. Berkley Innovation Labs
Fellow at Frog Design
At some time, someone somewhere is going to disrupt your entire industry. Shouldn’t it be you? Luke Williams, author and globally recognized authority on disruptive innovation, reveals a way of thinking that has the power to transform your business and stay ahead of the game.
Luke Williams is one of the world’s leading business thinkers on innovation strategy. He has worked with leading companies across the globe and is a dynamic and sought-after management speaker, having lectured in 21 countries and addressed the United Nations General Assembly and the World Innovation Forum.
Williams is Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business; Founder and Executive Director of the W.R. Berkley Innovation Labs; and a Fellow at Frog Design—one of the world's most influential product strategy and design firms. He is the inventor of 30+ U.S. patents and has designed more than 100 products in industries ranging from transportation to finance, and healthcare to consumer electronics.
His views are regularly featured in media ranging from Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Fast Company to The Wall Street Journal and The Economist . He is the author of the international bestseller, Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business.