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Alexander Karsner

Senior Strategist at X, Co-Founder Elemental Labs

Mr. Karsner is a leading corporate innovation strategist and accomplished energy entrepreneur and policymaker with more than three decades of global conventional and renewable energy experience. He is Senior Strategist at X (formerly Google X), the innovation lab of Alphabet Inc. He began his career developing and financing large scale energy infrastructure. As a private equity investor, venture partner, and advisor, his portfolios have included some of the most successful cleantech startups of the past decade. He previously served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy, responsible for multi-billion dollar federal R&D programs. He is a member of board of advisors and Energy Scholar at Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy and serves of the boards or Applied Materials, Exxon Mobil, and Conservation International.