May 23, 2022 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM CT | The Arena

With the backdrop of 14 years as governor of the nation’s second-largest state and a lifetime of public service, former Texas Governor Rick Perry shares with audiences his thoughts on current events and conveys what he’s learned from his extensive executive and legislative experiences with examples he faced as governor of the Lone Star State.

The keynote session sets the stage and kicks off three exciting days of education and networking at POWERGEN International®. Day one will open with a keynote address by Jim Greer, EVP, and COO of Oncor; Tom Deitrich, President and Chief Executive Officer to Itron; Braden Cammauf, Head of FPT Industrial Brand Nafta; Jennifer M. Granholm, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy, and Rick Perry, Former U.S. Secretary of Energy and Governor of Texas. 

May 24, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT | The Arena

Day two's Keynote address will feature best-selling author Nancy Giordano, an inspired futurist with one hand on the social compass and the other on the corporate light switch. 

On the Future of Work + Working
Whether we have more jobs or less is a debate only time will settle, but there is no doubt 100% of jobs will be reskilled. How we work and Why is being recalibrated, and society overall will take a radical shift as we head into what has been described as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. How can we build the new capacities necessary? How will new tools shape new behaviors and drive new expectations? Which old practices to manage risk are actually now putting us at risk? And how will we measure we are doing it right?

Jim Greer

Jim Greer

Jim Greer is the Executive Vice President and COO of Oncor, the largest electric utility in Texas, and the largest pure-play wires Company in America. Greer joined the Texas Utilities Company system in 1984 after completing his BS Electrical Engineering degree at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1984.  In 1990, he obtained his MBA from Texas Christian University.  He completed the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 2007.

Jim has held a number of management and leadership positions at Oncor and its predecessor companies, spanning such areas as engineering, operations, and governmental relations.

Jim has served as the Chief Operating Officer for Oncor Electric Delivery since 2011.  In this role, Jim oversees all distribution and transmission planning, engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, and operations, as well as performance management and continuous improvement activities.     

Jim is currently serving as the President of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies (AEIC), and serves on the Board of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, Downtown Dallas, Inc., the Advisory Board of the University of Texas at Arlington, and the Board of the Boy Scouts of American Longhorn Council.

Jim is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.


Tom Deitrich

Tom Deitrich

Tom Deitrich was appointed president and chief executive officer and named to Itron's board of directors in August 2019. He joined Itron in 2015 as executive vice president and COO and has played a major role in shaping the company’s strategy to partner with cities and utilities to deliver industrial IoT solutions.

Tom has more than 25 years of experience in global operations at leading technology firms and has held numerous executive management positions where he led business-level strategies that transformed and significantly improved business results. He has extensive experience in product management, research and development, supply chain management, and business development in several industries, including industrial equipment, telecommunications, and semiconductors.

Before joining Itron, Tom was senior vice president and general manager for Digital Networking at Freescale Semiconductor. Prior to Freescale, Tom worked for Flextronics International, Ericsson Mobile Communications, and General Electric Corporation.


Braden Cammauf

Braden Cammauf

Braden Cammauf is the Head of FPT Industrial Brand Nafta, a global leader dedicated to the design, production, and sale of powertrains for on-road and off-road vehicles as well as marine and power generation applications. In addition to his role as Head of FPT Brand Nafta, Braden also has the responsibility of integrating the business units of the newly formed IVECO Group into North America, which includes the E-Powertrain division and IVECO Defense division.  Currently, Braden sits on the boards for Iveco Defense North America, CNH Industrial North America, and FPT Industrial North America.

Braden started his career with CNH Industrial 20+ years ago as part of the leadership management program. He has worked in a variety of roles over the years including the Chief Engineer for the light construction product line, where he developed 4 patents. Braden has also held leadership positions in global purchasing with CNH Industrial, including the Director of Purchasing for New Product Development.

Braden has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Agriculture Engineering from the University of Delaware and currently lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two children. 


Jennifer M. Granholm

Jennifer M. Granholm

Jennifer M. Granholm was sworn in as the 16th Secretary of Energy on February 25, 2021, becoming just the second woman to lead the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Secretary Granholm will lead DOE in helping America achieve President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by advancing cutting-edge clean energy technologies, creating millions of good-paying union clean energy jobs, and building an equitable clean energy future. Secretary Granholm will also oversee DOE’s core missions of promoting American leadership in scientific discovery, maintaining the nuclear deterrent and reducing nuclear danger, and remediating the environmental harms caused by legacy defense programs.

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Rick Perry

Rick Perry

Rick Perry is best known nationally as the Department of Energy Secretary for two years under the Trump Administration. In Texas, he was a longtime governor who oversaw the nation’s largest expansion of utility-scale wind power.

The Lone Star State’s embrace of wind generation began with policies under then Gov. George W. Bush. When Bush was elected president, new Gov. Perry helped push the state to meet and exceed even more ambitious goals for renewable energy installation and integration.

Perry sent a goal for 10,000 MW renewables by 2025. Texas exceeded that and has reached more than 18,000 MW of wind power alone, according to reports.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Texas far and away leads the nation in wind power and generates 28 percent of the nationwide wind-powered electricity. By 2020, Texas wind power generated twice as much electricity as the state’s two high-capacity nuclear power plants, according to the EIA.

During his tenure as the longest-serving Governor in Texas history, Rick Perry was steadfast in his belief that the soul of innovation lies within the hearts and minds of the people we entrust with driving it, not an overreaching, impractical federal government. To that end, he devoted himself to the task of restoring a proper balance between the bureaucracy of Washington and the will of the citizens he had sworn to uplift and advocate for. In doing so, he transformed the lone-star state into a bonafide economic powerhouse and a testament to the kind of prosperity possible when the government chooses to empower those committed to American ingenuity.

Nancy Giordano

Nancy Giordano

Nancy built a formidable career at several of the most influential ad agencies in NY, Chicago, and LA and for more than a decade has been the Founder/CEO of Play Big Inc., a strategic inspiration company. Her current work dives deeply into the emerging intersection of tech, business and society.

Her expertise and experiences range from A.I., to frozen foods, to reinventing the internet, and all of her projects have a key common denominator: transitioning away from the extractive operating systems and outdated business thinking that no longer holds up... to create the more sustainable, inclusive and dynamic solutions the future demands.

Author of the Amazon bestselling book Leadering: The Ways Visionary Leaders Play Bigger, Nancy is a frequent panelist at South by Southwest, global keynote speaker, Singularity University guest lecturer, and the world’s first TEDx licensee. She is recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists, and is co-Founder of the Femme Futurists Society.