Virtual Tech Speaker Series: Why Good Ideas Fail: Holistic Considerations for Creating Successful R&D Efforts


Join our next exciting Virtual Tech Speaker Series, “Why Good Ideas Fail: Holistic Considerations for Creating Successful R&D Efforts.” Jes Rivas, Executive Vice President of ILLUME Advising, will challenge conventional R&D approaches by emphasizing the pivotal role market and human factors and technical prowess can play in the process.

Discover how R&D efforts can thrive when fused with social and market insights, ensuring the creation of products with genuine value and widespread adoption. Learn about innovative methods, including parallel frameworks, to enhance your R&D initiatives, providing actionable insights on decision-making criteria, success benchmarks, and effective roadmap development. Register now for an eye-opening session that promises to reshape your R&D paradigm and drive transformative results for your company.

About Our Presenter:

Jes Rivas, Executive Vice President at ILLUME Advising, is a building systems engineer with 17 years of experience in technology assessment, market characterization, development, and evaluation. Her expertise spans a wide range of both utility and customer side of the meter technologies, with a focus on emerging technology, electrification, demand response, distributed energy resources, grid edge, and the internet of things. Jes is a highly sought after advisor and thought partner and works with clients to create strategies to prepare for shifts in policy, goals, opportunities, and funding, including diversifying pipelines and portfolios to create redundancy, expand impacts, and deepen relationships with and service to communities. She has authored numerous papers and presented at conferences sharing insights into holistic and innovative approaches to R&D, market shaping, and the holy grail – achieving market adoption at scale.


Virtual Event, Register to Attend!


December 6, 2023


9:00am - 10:00am


FREE for Council Members; $20 for Non-members