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Tuesday, April 25 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Technologies & Markets Deep-Dive | Nuclear Under the New Administration hosted By Nuclear Matters
Two key issues face the nuclear industry in the US and international markets - the profitability of existing and planned reactors, and government support for advanced reactor technologies. What has changed in the last year? What is the outlook? What are governments choosing to do?

Moderators
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Chris Gadomski

Lead Nuclear Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Chris is the Lead Analyst of Nuclear at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He directs the firm's nuclear energy research team, developing a robust methodology for forecasting global nuclear investment in new build, innovative technologies, O&M, fuel cycle and decommissioning. As a business development and corporate communications consultant with SMIdirect, Chris has over 25 years experience working with regional and multinational firms and global... Read More →

Speakers
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John Hopkins

Chairman & CEO, NuScale Power
John L. Hopkins is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NuScale Power. Since assuming the role in 2013, John has led NuScale Power’s rapid development of its small modular reactor (SMR) technology, driven by over 700 dedicated staff and contractors. Smaller and simpler, NuScale’s SMRs is poised to re-position nuclear energy as the economic solution to meet the growing global demand for carbon-free energy.Mr. Hopkins is currently the... Read More →
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Simon Irish

Chief Executive, Director, Terrestrial Energy
Mr. Irish has over 20 years investment banking and asset management experience in London and New York. Mr. Irish founded SWH Capital LLC in 2009, a New York based investment firm focused on innovative businesses in the financial, energy and healthcare sectors. Mr. Irish has established and managed multi-billion dollar alternative investment businesses in North America. Most recently he operated a substantial proprietary investment program for Man... Read More →
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Ralph Izzo

Chairman, President & CEO, Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSE&G)
Ralph Izzo was elected chairman and chief executive officer of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) in April 2007. He was named as the company’s president and chief operating officer and a member of the board of directors of PSEG in October 2006. Previously, Mr. Izzo was president and chief operating officer of Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G). Since joining PSE&G in 1992, Mr. Izzo was elected to several... Read More →
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John Kotek

Vice President, Policy Development & Public Affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute
John Kotek is the Vice President for Policy Development and Public Affairs at the Nuclear Energy Institute. He’s responsible for providing policy and public affairs leadership on financial, economic, tax, electricity market and environmental issues related to the nuclear energy industry. John was appointed in January 2015 to the position of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy, and was nominated by President... Read More →
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Christina A. Back, Ph.d.

Vice President, Nuclear Technologies & Materials, General Atomics
Dr. Christina Back is Vice President of Nuclear Technologies and Materials at General Atomics. She is an internationally recognized expert in both fission and fusion energy, with more than 25 years of experience leading research in private industry and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. She regularly serves on committees for the National Academy of Sciences and the DOE, and she recently participated in the White House Summit on Nuclear... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Breakout Room 1