Probir Ghosh – President, CEO & Enabler, VSNI.
Probir is an enabler who is deeply passionate about Sustainable Renewable Energy Initiatives. His ability to analyze large volumes of disparate data and complex dynamics to derive the big picture has been widely recognized. His intensive research through hundreds of industry analyses, databases, articles, journals and books, as well as in-depth discussions with thought leaders on global energy dynamics, has led him to an unwavering conclusion: he firmly believes that if we, as thought leaders, can come together and set a Comprehensive National Vision & Stretch Goals, our nation can regain global leadership in Sustainable Renewable Energy Initiatives that will, in turn, create millions of jobs and rev up the next unprecedented economic engine of growth, while curing the environment for our future generations to enjoy and prosper. He feels that this should be the next “man on the moon mission” for our nation.
The result of his work is summarized in his presentation “Setting a Comprehensive Vision & Stretch Goals for USA to Regain Global Leadership in Sustainable Renewable Energy Initiatives: Creating the next economic engine of growth, while curing the environment for our future generations to enjoy & prosper.”
Probir is currently working closely with a rapidly growing number of like-minded thought leaders with real time deployment plans to help our nation realize this vision. He is fully aware that the dynamics are complex and that there is no quick and easy fix; however, he feels that there needs to be a systematic approach that leverages current phenomenal but fragmented efforts to provide significant quick wins. He believes that our nation will need the help of private and public sectors to shape policies and create a collaborative environment to do so quickly. In parallel, the best minds in the nation need to work really hard to come up with radical technologies for sustainable energy options to enable a robust economic growth engine that drives the economy and jobs for our nation. Only then will our nation lead by example; and our revitalization of economy, environment and clean energy will drive other nations to emulate our success. The phrase “China for a day” coined in “Hot, Flat & Crowded” by Tom Friedman increased Probir’s urgency to find a workable Sustainable Energy Solution for democratic nations like USA where political posturing and the fragile dynamics between the private & public sector can many a times derail rapid deployment of such critical initiatives.
Probir chaired the recent Sustainable Renewable Energy Forum which was attended by several key thought leaders. His presentation as well as several other presentations from some of the leading professionals in Sustainable Energy Initiatives can be viewed at www.vsnicorp.com.
Probir started his career with Thermax Pvt Ltd, a premier energy generation & recovery solutions company. He has done extensive work on alternative fuel-based energy generation and improving energy utilization across various industry sectors. Probir brings over twenty five years of relevant experience through his work with high tech companies in the US and India.
He also co-founded B2K Corp Pvt. Ltd, a contact center services provider company that was referenced in Thomas Friedman’s “The World is Flat”. Prior to this, Probir worked as a senior exec to the COO/CEO for StorageTek, where he did ground breaking work in Creating Core Competencies & identifying Strategic New Markets for the company. He is a voracious reader and has been deeply influenced by the works of Hamel & Prahalad that resulted in “Competing for the Future”, Clayton Christensen’s “Innovators Dilemma”, Robert Bergelmans’s work with Intel “Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation” & “Strategy is Destiny”.
Probir has a B.Tech from IIT in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from University of Denver. He has attended Executive Management Programs in IIMA, Wharton, Stanford, Caltech and is actively involved with several alumni and professional associations in the Rocky Mountain Region. He resides in Colorado with his wife Chandy, his son Neal and daughter Sonia. In their free time they enjoy all kinds of sports activities, especially basketball and tennis.
Virtual Source Networks Inc’s (VSNI) business model is to work with a virtual team of networked experts who are leaders in their field to create large scale, sustainable solutions, not usually possible otherwise.
HEAR FROM OTHERS:
“Please count me in on this. It is very exciting.”, after reviewing “Why US needs to have a Comprehensive Vision and Stretch goals to regain global leadership on Sustainable Energy Initiatives”. DU is planning a panel session in March followed by discussions about how to work together for a multi institution and private sector venture putting relevant education programs on Sustainable Energy Initiatives in place.
R. Bruce Hutton, Ph.D. Dean Emeritus, Piccinati Professor in Teaching Innovation, Daniels College of Business. University of Denver
“…This is an interesting project and I would like to be involved.”
Dipankar Chakravarti, Ph.D. Professor of Marketing, Vice Dean for Programs, The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
“Our college is interested in developing a Master of Engineering program focused on sustainable energy. Would you be interested in meeting with Dr. Ramaswami and Dean Ren Su on this?”
Luann Rudolph, University of Colorado Denver, Program Coordinator – IGERT Sustainable Urban Infrastructure
State, Federal & Private Sector:
About the vision and stretch goals: “That makes sense. I am interested in promoting energy stretch goals and one of the things I think is critical is getting the tech community on board and out front.”
Matt Baker, Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission, Dept. of Regulatory Agencies & architect of amendment 37, that entices regulated utilities to generate 20% of their energy from renewable energy sources in Colorado.
“Thanks, Probir. Excellent session, glad to participate.” Bob Noun, Executive Director, External Affairs, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
“I much enjoyed our meeting yesterday and found your approach to the sustainability challenge to be very compelling since it springs from a very clear understanding of the global driving forces that are shaping these resource constraints.” Graham Russell, Executive Director, CORE.
“Hello! I am so sorry I missed Probir’s event, but heard from both Teddi & Lisa it was absolutely fabulous,” Melodie Reagan, President TiE Rockies. Teddi Davis: Xcel; Director, Customer Choice & Renewables Marketing. Lisa Hogan: BrownStein I Hyatt Farber I Schreck
Feedback from RMI team, a world renowned new energy initiatives institution about the Vision:
“I thought it was very compelling and full of excellent data and observations. …” Luisa Lombera, Rocky Mountain Institute.
“You are a whirlwind of activity, thought and networking--it's very exciting to make your acquaintance and be working with you on these ideas.” Steve Brauneis, Rocky Mountain Institute.
“Great talking points. We will bring as much to the table as we can.” Mike Simpson, Rocky Mountain Institute.