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Whether presenting as a keynote or running a workshop, Jimmy can help empower your organization to take control of energy costs and resources. He engages audiences on the future of energy, stimulates sustainability leadership and inspires innovations that drive business transformations.

Through stories and anecdotes he addresses topics of energy, entrepreneurship, and innovations in leading to a future sustainable society. His talks are perfect for corporate and conference function. Jimmy is available for speaking events both domestically and abroad.  

Past Engagements include

Department of British Energy and Industrial Strategy, Associated Students of Whitman College, GoGreen, WA Healthcare Association: 2017 Annual Conference, IDE Thailand 2017, Pacific Energy Innovation Association of Vancouver, B.C., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest, Rotary International, University of Washington, MIT Energy Club

In this talk, Jimmy spoke about how he found his passion for energy through several key advice given to him by several mentors.

In this video, Jimmy explains the purpose of the Chief Utility Officer and how that role can help companies increase competitive advantage through wiser consumption of energy resources.

IDE Thailand 2017 - Think Big Act Small Symposium February 24-25, 2017 at Millennium Hilton Bangkok Innovation. Technology. Art. Impact. From Across the Globe and Across the Region. Right Here in Bangkok.

Testimonials

Jimmy's talk was insightful, anecdotal, and took turns I did not expect. There are amazing things that can happen when industries and infrastructure systems intersect, and Jimmy does such a great job of explaining the impact on energy systems and in crafting a way to think about problems and solutions therein.

— Daniel Kirschen, Professor - UW Dept of Electrical Engineering

Jimmy Jia offers an exceptional form of thought leadership to businesses and organizations; one that unites utilities with mission and vision.

— Tom Ranken, President - CleanTech Alliance

POPULAR topics

  • Transformative Energy Leadership

  • Using the Energy Strategy Maturity Cycle in your Organization

  • Re-imagining Power: Opportunities in the Changing Energy Landscape

  • Energy Leadership in Sustainable Energy Systems

  • Innovations at the Intersection of Infrastructure

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Advisory Services


Advisory Services

Advisory Services


Advisory Services

De-carbonizing is a form of change management that needs to evolve at the pace of the organization.

He developed the Energy Strategy Maturity Curve™ to describe the pathway leading companies are approaching the decarbonization of their energy footprint. Organizations frequently already have a myriad of uncoordinated grassroots sustainable initiatives and often unwieldy board-level reports for environmental governance. His workshops and advisory services align these multitude of efforts into a single vision, sets leading and lagging indicators to track progress, and builds organizational capacity through training and educational programs.

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Service Areas

  1. Assessments and Analysis – Find out how your company scores on the Energy Strategy Maturity Curve™ and find out how to improve it.

  2. Strategic Services – Align your organization’s energy strategy from board-level governance to operational initiatives.

  3. Initiate Innovation – Explore new ideas for low-impact products and services that will delight your customers.

  4. Workshops and Training –A highly sought-after education, facilitator, and speaker, he can customize a curriculum on energy, climate, and corporate strategy to your needs.

  5. General Best Practice – With several books and articles published, he can bring over 10 years of experience to enhance your internal teams.

Engagements

  • Single-Day – best for strategic planning meetings, goal setting or context-setting meetings where Jimmy leads or conducts a facilitated meeting.

  • Single Topic – such as GAP or an Energy Strategy Maturity Curve™ analysis, these last a few months and usually result in a report with recommended actions.

  • Strategy Consulting – projects with well-defined scopes and time duration, he is able to involve additional resources from his broad network.

  • Ongoing Advisory – a retainer-based engagement, these can be regular meetings with executives to review initiatives and strategic plans or deep dives into specific topic areas.

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Workshops


Workshops

Workshops


Workshops

For teams, Jimmy has helped many organizations create unity in team vision, strategy and process to achieve environmental goals. These have included:

  • A group of healthcare executives to gain control over what was previously considered uncontrollable costs.

  • Executive education programs for utility executives and sustainability practitioners to learn best practice processes for energy strategies.

  • Facilitation workshop among state energy departments to discover and create collaboration opportunities

Sample Workshops

How Energy Drives your Business Decisions

This course is designed to help executives and stakeholders leverage energy as a strategic asset.  The participants will learn the importance of a cross-functional team to manage utilities. Too frequently a company unknowingly makes costly decisions because of the complex nature of utilities management.  The class will investigate financial metrics, operational benchmarking, environmental compliance and behavioral issues that gives a business the competitive edge.

Aligning a Utility Resource strategy with your values.

This program educates stakeholders on the critical components of implementing a utility resource management program. Comprehensive utility management programs require cross-functional knowledge of finance, operations, facilities, communications, vendor management and technology expertise. This one-day workshop is designed to introduce the critical skills and components to run a multi-disciplinary team.

Improving teamwork and Collaboration to Reduce Energy Overspend

Energy supports your business and many departments have roles and responsibilities that affect your costs. Companies regularly waste 30% of their energy resources due to lack of transparency and coordination. This workshop is designed to bring together stakeholders across your organization and create a vision for how to identify, implement and sustain measures that lowers expenditures and improves operational resiliency.

improving Profitability and financial metrics

Utility costs directly impact your bottom line, profitability and margins.  Reducing wasted costs is a top priority for many companies. Understanding the scope and impact of a Utility Resource Management Program is crucial to business decisions. This workshop includes pre-workshop surveys and interviews with key stakeholders within your organization to create a business-as-usual scenario and a gap analysis of your opportunity.