Office Hour with Barry Fischer

Expo Hall (Table B)

How to turn complex energy/environmental data into actionable insights for families and businesses.

How behavioral science can be combined with data analysis to educate people about their energy consumption and environmental footprint.

How randomized control experiments can be used to measure the impact that energy/environmental data insights have on consumer behavior.

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Barry Fischer


Barry Fischer is the Head Writer/Editor of Opower’s big-data and energy blog, “Outlier,” which leverages energy usage data across 50 million US households. Prior to his current role, Barry was part of Opower’s engagement management team, which works with 80 utility companies to empower millions of customers to understand their energy usage. Barry earned a BA in economics and MS in environmental engineering from Stanford University, and subsequently completed a Fulbright Fellowship in New Zealand, where he investigated opportunities for renewable energy in the Pacific islands. His work on island energy development has appeared in the journal Energy. You can follow Barry on Twitter @OpowerOutlier.


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