Speaking Engagements

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Speaking Engagements

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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.  

POPULAR topics

  • Energy Strategy and Management (a recurring class hosted by George Washington University)

  • Energy Leadership in Sustainable Energy Systems

  • Financial Solutions to Energy Problems

  • Using the Energy Strategy Maturity Cycle in your Organization


Select previous talks

  • Innovations at the Intersection of Infrastructure

  • Transformative Energy Leadership

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

  • Where Energy Meets Entrepreneurship: Building a Company in a Complex Environment

  • Emerging Leaders: Trends and Culture Shifts as a New Generation Takes the Torch

  • Energy Storage for the Grid: Watchful Waiting or the Perfect Storm?

2018 Speaking Schedule

Past Engagements include

  • March 22, 2018: Workshop on Innovative Leadership in the Energy Sector

  • February 1, 2018: Associated Students of Whitman College

  • January 29, 2018: Carbon Roundtable Cleantech Alliance

  • March 16 2017: GoGreen Conference

  • May 24 2017: WA Healthcare Association: 2017 Annual Conference

  • IDE Thailand 2017

  • Pacific Energy Innovation Association of Vancouver, B.C.

  • Clean Energy Showcase 2016 for the Clean Technology Alliance of Washington State

  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

  • Energy Futures Conference of Washington State

  • MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest

  • Sum+Substance

  • Rotary International

  • GoGreen Seattle

  • University of Washington: IEEE PES Lecture

  • MIT Energy Club

  • NW Clean & Affordable Energy Conference 2016


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 - Washington CleanTech Alliance
A CUO position raises to the corporate executive level the opportunities and benefits of integrated utility infrastructure investment and management.
— Penny Cochrane, Demand Side Management Specialist - CLEAResult

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.

In the Sum and Substance talk, Jimmy spoke about how he found his passion for energy through several key advice given to him by several mentors. Rarely are career paths linear when they happen yet in retrospect, they always seem to be perfectly logical. Jimmy discusses how several decision frameworks helped him in his career development.