Opening Plenary:

Innovating Nuclear Power

Monday, June 12, 8:00-11:30 am

New opportunities for nuclear energy are expanding globally. Realizing those opportunities will demand innovation throughout the nuclear lifecycle to address the needs of new customers and to ensure that nuclear power is an effective and competitive partner in our future energy mix. The session will depart from the traditional plenary format and include a single keynote talk followed by a rapid fire of brief vignettes of innovations that are occurring in many corners of the nuclear industry.



Rapid Fire:


Michael Shellenberger
Environmental Progress

A new way of thinking
about nuclear’s role


Jeremy T. Busby

Jeremy Busby
Division Director
Innovations in nuclear materials



Seth Grae
President and CEO
Lightbridge Corporation
Innovations in nuclear fuels


Sacit Cetiner
R&D Staff
Innovations in I&C


Snuggerud, Ross

Ross Snuggerud
Plant Operations Supervisor
NuScale Power
Innovations in nuclear plant control


David Gandy photo
David Gandy
Technical Executive, Nuclear Materials


Innovations in manufacturing
Mark Peres photo
Mark Peres
Executive Project Director


Innovation in new plant construction
Craig Stover Photo
Craig Stover
Technical Leader


Innovation in nuclear operations
Donnie Davis photo
Donnie Davis
WW Sales Leader, Watson loT Systems Engineering


Innovations in cognitive computing: Watson meets nuclear power
Kristiina Soderholm photo
Kristiina Soderholm
Head of Nuclear Technology and Innovation


Innovations in global licensing