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Last year Northern California averted blackouts by utilizing digital technologies to reduce peak hour demand. As distributed energy resources proliferate, a digitized smart grid with the ability to load forecast and manage multiple resources is essential. Join WEN California and our experienced panel for a riveting discussion about digital technologies and how they are enabling the energy transition.

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  • Vicki Harris (Digital Manager at Chevron New Energies)

    Vicki Harris

    Digital Manager at Chevron New Energies


    Vicki Harris has enjoyed a diverse IT career across the telecom, software and energy industries. At Chevron, she has held IT management positions in strategic and operational roles across multiple business units. From 2015-2020 she led Chevron’s journey to the cloud which included a number of firsts for Chevron: Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), the Azure agreement with Microsoft and a single pipeline design for delivering code. She also led the Application and Platform Engineering Services Product Line delivering the tools and automation to increase speed of solutions to customers and making data as code a reality for developers and citizen developers.

    In her role as Digital Manager with Chevron New Energies Vicki is focused on delivering digital technologies to enable the Hydrogen, CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage) and Offsets and Emerging businesses.

    Vicki enjoys leading large-scale change and believes in actionable strategies and fostering high performing teams. She is an advocate for leadership development and serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership San Ramon Valley which guides the delivery of leadership programs for business and civic leaders.

    A strong believer in civic involvement, she served on the Transportation Advisory Committee for the City of San Ramon from 2009 to 2013, and on the Planning Commission from 2017 to 2019. Vicki lives in San Ramon, CA and enjoys traveling with family.

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  • Navneet Trivedi (Co-founder, CEO of Vrinda Inc.)

    Navneet Trivedi

    Co-founder, CEO of Vrinda Inc.


    Navneet is a thought leader, energy realist and trusted advisor with more than 30 years of experience in the Energy and Utility industry and clean energy transformation. Navneet brings a unique perspective of hands-on experience working in eight countries with over 100+ electric utilities, technology companies covering North America, South America, and Asia. Navneet works with C-level executives, policy makers, regulators, and technology providers, to address complex question of enabling Utility of the Future with sustainable clean and innovative energy technologies through business model innovation which provide right value to all stakeholders.

    Navneet Co-Founded Vrinda, a New York based boutique consulting firm focused on Energy, Utility and Transportation sector. Navneet is currently helping several US utilities on key questions of energy transition including electrification of transportation, building decarbonization, transitioning utilities from electricity providers to energy services providers. Main focus of Navneet’s work is to create sustainable business and operating models to ensure energy transition is a business value to industry.

    Navneet an electrical engineer, graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay with a M.S. in Energy Systems and Business certification from Columbia University in New York, with a focus corporate finance and valuation.

    About Vrinda Inc.
    Vrinda Inc. is a New York-based utility transformation advisory service company. Vrinda creates success for your business through a focus on value creation by providing trusted, actionable advice, and practical solutions. We provide business and technology consulting services to the Energy, Utility, and Transportation sectors. Vrinda operates in the United States and Latin America and brings cutting edge expertise to the utility industry. Learn more @ www.vrindainc.com

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  • Adriana Sandoval (IT Operations Manager, Finance, Strategy and Performance at Chevron)

    Adriana Sandoval

    IT Operations Manager, Finance, Strategy and Performance at Chevron


    Adriana is an IT Professional with 23 years’ experience, starting as an Application Support Developer on a Satellite Network Operations Team at Chevron. Her talent and leadership qualities were recognized early. She has since led various teams within Chevron’s Law, Environmental, Upstream and Supply Chain, and Finance business functions. In 2018, Adriana received the president’s award for saving Chevron over $130MM.

    Adriana serves as a role model in her community having overcome the challenges of being a young single mother while graduating college. Adriana serves her community through “Somos”, Chevron’s Hispanic global employee network and Chevron’s Hispanic Technical Recruiting Team. She is currently an Executive President in both these organizations and also leads the Somos Hispanic Outreach and Language Assimilation team. In 2022, Adriana sought to expand her community impact by serving as the President-elect of the California Chapter of Women’s Energy Network. She is currently the President.

    She has received multiple awards in recognition of her accomplishments in career, education and community service over time, including the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility’s Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever’s Award and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Star of Today Award, both in 2016. She remains involved as a speaker and recruiter at SHPE and Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conferences.

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