Alex Laskey is President and Founder of Opower, the leading provider of cloud-based software for the utility industry. Opower enables its utility partners to achieve large-scale reductions in energy usage through a powerful combination of behavioral science, advanced data analytics and marketing expertise. Opower works with more than 90 utilities in eight countries, and serves over 32 million customers. Since Opower’s platform first launched in 2008, it has cumulatively saved utility customers more than $440M and 4 TWh of energy, enough to power all the homes in a city of more than 800,000 people, such as Miami.
In his role as Opower’s President, Alex has been invited to the White House to meet with President Obama to discuss energy policy, innovation and job creation, and to testify before the US Senate. Alex was featured in Fortune magazine’s “40 under 40”, has been a Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and serves as a Commissioner on the Alliance National Commission on Energy Efficiency Policy, chaired by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tom King, National Grid USA president. He also serves on the board of the Conservation Lands Foundation. Prior to founding Opower, Alex enjoyed a career in politics and policy, serving as a campaign manager, strategist, and public-opinion analyst. He received his B.A. in the History of Science from Harvard University.