Matt Burks oversees new product development, strategic partnerships, and corporate strategy for E Source. His years advising North America’s largest utilities support a robust understanding of the connections between energy, technology, society, and policy. Matt is an industry thought leader in the rapidly evolving electric and gas utility sectors, with a vision for innovating energy-related products and services and an extensive knowledge of customer experience. He focuses a behavioral lens on energy consumers and takes a holistic view of utility markets, disruptive technologies, and new business models.

A nationally recognized speaker on energy technology, product innovation, policy and society, and customer experience strategy, Matt has spoken at conferences for Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, American Public Power Association, and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, among others. He has also authored articles on Energy Central, American Gas magazine, and FierceEnergy, and his work has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, Intelligent Utility magazine, and other respected publications. Closely tied to the cleantech community, Matt serves as a department chair for the Energy Fellows Institute, a regional chair for the Cleantech Open, and an advisor to early-stage energy-related start-ups. He holds an MA in environmental management from Duke University and a BA from Cornell University.

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E Source Virtual Assistant Utility Consortium

Matthew Burks
March 6, 2019

Please join E Source and Google, March 6–7, 2019, for the Google Digital Customer Engagement Summit at The Grove Google Experience in Redwood City, CA. The event includes a full-day workshop where we’ll discuss customer strategy, planning, and roadmapping focused on the Google Assistant.

Innovation Showcase: Focus on Tangent Energy

Matthew Burks
November 14, 2018

Don't miss the next presentation in our Innovation Showcase series. This web conference is an opportunity to learn about Tangent Energy, which provides peak management technology and solutions for commercial and industrial customers.

Innovation Showcase: Focus on People Power

Matthew Burks
October 17, 2018

Don't miss the next presentation in our Innovation Showcase series. This web conference is an opportunity to learn about People Power, which has developed the world’s first Home Occupancy Status Microservice.

Innovation Showcase: Focus on Blue Pillar

Matthew Burks
August 22, 2018

The third presentation in the Innovation Showcase series of the E Source Utility Innovation Partners Program features the CEO of Blue Pillar. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how Blue Pillar is helping businesses become more energy efficient, resilient, and self-sufficient.

Innovation Showcase: Focus on Virtual Peaker

Matthew Burks
June 19, 2018

This second presentation in the Innovation Showcase series of the E Source Utility Innovation Partners Program features Virtual Peaker, a real-time control system in the cloud that operates and optimizes any smart device.