Wheels down at OMNI Shoreham hotel!
If you work in the nuclear energy industry, the “can’t miss” conference is ANS Winter Meeting & Nuclear Technology Expo. It will take place Nov 15-19 at the OMNI Shoreham hotel in Washington, DC.
The opening plenary session Monday morning, Nov 16, will set the stage for the meeting. It will include, among others,
- Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) who has called for 100 new reactors to be built by 2020;
- Gregory Jaczko, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
- Jeff Bingaman, D-NM, Chairman of the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee,
- Mike Wallace, COO Constellation Energy, which is expected to break ground in 2012 with Calvert Cliffs III, an Areva EPR,and,
- Warren (Pete) Miller, Assistant Secretary, Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.
I’ll be blogging from the ANS conference where there are always lots of exciting developments in the nuclear energy field.
Nuclear bloggers meet-up
Another interesting event will be the meeting of nuclear energy bloggers on Tuesday, Nov 17, at 6:30 PM, in the Capitol Room. This is a continuation of the dialog we started at the ANS meeting in Atlanta last June.
I’m incredibly excited about this session for two reasons. First, I want to thank my colleagues who also publish nuclear blogs for their support. Second, we have sponsors including Areva, CoolHandNuke, and Fuel Cycle Week. See this blog post for details and Areva's blog announcement (poster below). We hope to see you there.
We'd like to get a head count so drop me a line via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or leave a voice mail at my Google Voice number: 208-419-3881
Note: This social media event is not part of the official ANS program nor is it sponsored or endorsed by ANS. They have graciously allowed us to use one of the hotel conference rooms for this meeting.
Wiznucleus Exhibit Booth
As readers of this blog know, it is not my day job. I make my living in the world of marketing communications for clients in the nuclear industry.
At the ANS meeting, I’ll be helping staff a booth for one of my most important clients. It is Wiznucleus, which is a knowledge management software company. This is not your usual exhibitor booth full of sales reps in suits. It will be staffed by principals for the firm and its partners.
Wiznucleus develops and implements knowledge management solutions for the nuclear energy industry. These tools are designed to meet the challenges of knowledge capture, risk management, and regulatory requirements in the nuclear industry. Wiznucleus is a nuclear company with extraordinary IT capabilities.
Here’s a profile of the key executives who will be at the ANS Exhibit booth.
Krish Shetty CEO – a graduate of Harvard Business School, Mr. Shetty has in the past 20 years successfully started and developed several profitable high-technology firms delivering hardware and software solutions to customers.
Wiznucleus got its start with work done during Mr. Shetty’s earlier efforts in partnership with another firm. They developed knowledge management solutions for reactor design certification and reactor licensing under NRC’s standard review approach and One-Step Licensing. Wiznucleus is his latest start-up which is rapidly developing an international customer base.
Read more about Krish Shetty at Linkedin
Bruce Hinkley VP at Beckman Associates, and a graduate of the US Naval Academy, has over 30 years of nuclear industry experience as both a consultant and utility executive in the areas of design engineering, operations, start-up testing/commissioning, and construction.
He currently leads Beckman Associates, a partner with Wiznucleus, in the areas of nuclear engineering and business services. He has been an engineering executive for Maine Yankee, Yankee Atomic, and Carolina Power & Light. He served on the U.S. nuclear submarine Simon Bolivar SSBN 641 as a nuclear division officer.
Read more about Bruce Hinkley at Linkedin
She has over 27 years experience in the nuclear energy business including an executive career at General Electric’s Nuclear Energy business unit leading large engineering groups. She is a Nuclear Quality Assurance Auditor and has extensive experience in BWR reactor core and fuel designs.
Read more about Margaret at Linkedin.
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