Opower to Highlight Innovation During Social Media Week Washington

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DC (2/15), San Francisco (2/16) and New York (2/16)

Opower will be discussing its innovations in social media and behavioral science at events on both the West and East Coast during Social Media Week, February 13-17, in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and New York.

  •     Washington, D.C.: Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m., Wayne Lin, Opower’s Director of Product Management, will participate in DC Tech Meetup #11 – Social Media Week Edition to discuss Opower’s social energy application built in partnership with Facebook and the NRDC. The meetup will be held at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Following the meetup, Opower will host an afterparty at Rocket Bar, 714 7th Street NW, starting at 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.meetup.com/DC-Tech-Meetup/events/25773701/ and http://opower.eventbrite.com/.
  •     San Francisco, CA: Thursday, February 16 from 1:00 – 1:50 p.m., Stephanie Berner, Opower’s Engagement Director, will speak at The Future of Sharing event, which will discuss a study by Beyond that offers a unique and substantiated perspective on the changes that lie ahead for the nature of online sharing. The purpose of the event is to hold an engaged discussion about the study’s findings and to expose different views about how the trends in sharing will shape the way brands reach their desired audiences. At San Francisco State University’s downtown campus, 835 Market Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. For more information, visit http://socialmediaweek.org/event/?event_id=1386.
  •     Brooklyn, NY: Thursday, February 16 from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m., Wayne Lin will participate in a panel of experts discussing how Opower’s new business models leverage social media to unlock unutilized intent and convert it into tangible action. At Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211. For more information, visit http://socialmediaweek.org/event/?event_id=1023.

Social Media Week is one of the world’s most unique global platforms, offering a series of interconnected activities and conversations around the world on emerging trends in social and mobile media across all major industries with events in 21 cities worldwide.

Opower has more than 220 employees, with offices in Arlington, Virginia, San Francisco, and London. Together with our clients and their customers, we're saving energy, saving money, and helping reduce global carbon emissions.

We’re hiring! Smart, happy people are at the center of our success. We are looking for extraordinary, environmentally-conscious and talented people to join our growing team. In 2012, we will have at least 95 job openings, and more than half of them are on our Engineering and Product teams. Opower offers very competitive compensation packages with a full suite of benefits, and we also offer a $2,500 external referral bonus for critical hires. To find out more, visit opower.com/careers.

About Wayne

Wayne Lin is a Director of Product Management at Opower and is responsible for the company's suite of web products. This includes the recently announced social energy application, launched in partnership with Facebook and NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council). Prior to joining Opower, Wayne worked at Google in product management and product marketing roles focused on online display advertising technologies. Wayne also founded ecoLightbulbs, a company that sold CFL light bulbs at cost. The company sold more than 13,000 light bulbs, which helped reduce the production of 8MM lbs of CO2 into the atmosphere. Wayne started his career at ZS Associates, a management consulting firm. He received his MBA from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania and his BA in economics and applied mathematics from Northwestern University. After spending the last 6 years in San Francisco, he is enjoying being back on the East Coast, where there are four full seasons.

About Stephanie

Stephanie Berner is Engagement Director at Opower. Based in San Francisco, Stephanie oversees client operations for Opower’s portfolio of nearly two dozen accounts in the western U.S., where she and her team are responsible for all aspects of delivering Opower’s award-winning behavior-based energy efficiency software and associated programs for utilities including Sempra Energy, Puget Sound Energy, and Pacific Gas & Electric. In a prior role, Ms. Berner was Director of Climate & Energy Services at 3Degrees, a leader in the renewable energy and carbon markets. Her early career included whitewater rafting and ski instructing Sun Valley, Idaho. She holds a BS in Biology from UC Davis and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

About Opower

Opower is the leader in energy information software, providing the utility industry’s only cross-channel platform proven to drive energy efficiency gains on a large scale. Using cutting-edge behavioral science and patent-pending analytics, the Opower platform enables utilities to provide targeted energy data and advice to each customer. More than 60 utilities—including 8 of the 10 largest in the US—partner with Opower to improve the effectiveness of their energy-efficiency portfolios and motivate their customers to become more energy efficient, while dramatically increasing the level of customer engagement and overall customer satisfaction. For utilities with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), the Opower platform represents a cost-effective way to convert hourly data into measurable energy savings, delivering a clear return on investment directly to customers. Founded in 2007 and privately held, Opower is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with a second office in San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit http://www.opower.com.

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