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Jesse Berst

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 Jesse Berst Biography

Jesse Berst is one of the pioneering thought leaders of the smart grid, and the Founding Editor of SmartGridNews.com, the Internet's oldest, largest and highest-ranked smart grid site. Jesse provides strategic consulting to corporations, startups and investment firms looking to target their smart grid activities. Clients include Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Department of Energy, Global Environment Fund, the GridWise Alliance, Avista Utilities, the State of New Mexico, the Province of British Columbia, Prize Capital and many others.

Jesse devotes a portion of his time to efforts to grow the industry as a whole. He is the acting Executive Director for the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, a nonprofit that unites utilities, vendors, and consumer advocates with the goal of accelerating the adoption of a consumer friendly smart grid. He serves on the Advisory Council for the Energy and Environment Directorate of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which conducts some of the nations most advanced grid research. And he was the keynote speaker at the Department of Energy 's original Grid Vision 2030 planning meeting in April, 2003.

Jesse has keynoted dozens of energy-related events in the U.S. and abroad. In the '80s and '90s, Jesse was one of the country's most well-known technology analysts. He was a featured columnist at leading magazines, including Computerworld, Computer Reseller News, InformationWeek and PC Week, authoring more than 700 columns and articles analyzing technology and business trends. He authored or coauthored ten books on personal computing and software, and one on high-tech business concepts, titled The Magnet Effect. His analysis and commentary were featured widely on national radio and television, including CNNfn, Good Morning America, ABC Nightly News, CBS Radio News, Business Talk Radio and NorthWest CableNews. During this period, Jesse founded or co-founded three high-tech publishing companies, New Riders Publishing (acquired by Macmillan), Micropublishing (acquired by Cygnus Business Media), and CompuTh!nk (acquired by Ziff-Davis). He then became a Vice President and "intrapraneur" at Ziff-Davis, where he conceived and founded "AnchorDesk," which became the company's most popular and profitable Internet property, reigning for many years as the world's largest email newsletter with nearly 3,000,000 daily subscribers.

Jesse was born in eastern Washington and graduated with highest honors from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in business administration.

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The Magnet Effect: Attracting and Retaining an Audience on the Internet Today, Tomorrow, and in the Future

The Magnet Effect: Attracting and Retaining an Audience on the Internet Today, Tomorrow, and in the Future

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Jesse Berst

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Jesse Berst Biography

Jesse Berst is one of the pioneering thought leaders of the smart grid, and the Founding Editor of SmartGridNews.com, the Internet's oldest, largest and highest-ranked smart grid site. Jesse provides strategic consulting to corporations, startups and investment firms looking to target their smart grid activities. Clients include Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Department of Energy, Global Environment Fund, the GridWise Alliance, Avista Utilities, the State of New Mexico, the Province of British Columbia, Prize Capital and many others.

Jesse devotes a portion of his time to efforts to grow the industry as a whole. He is the acting Executive Director for the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, a nonprofit that unites utilities, vendors, and consumer advocates with the goal of accelerating the adoption of a consumer friendly smart grid. He serves on the Advisory Council for the Energy and Environment Directorate of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which conducts some of the nations most advanced grid research. And he was the keynote speaker at the Department of Energy 's original Grid Vision 2030 planning meeting in April, 2003.

Jesse has keynoted dozens of energy-related events in the U.S. and abroad. In the '80s and '90s, Jesse was one of the country's most well-known technology analysts. He was a featured columnist at leading magazines, including Computerworld, Computer Reseller News, InformationWeek and PC Week, authoring more than 700 columns and articles analyzing technology and business trends. He authored or coauthored ten books on personal computing and software, and one on high-tech business concepts, titled The Magnet Effect. His analysis and commentary were featured widely on national radio and television, including CNNfn, Good Morning America, ABC Nightly News, CBS Radio News, Business Talk Radio and NorthWest CableNews. During this period, Jesse founded or co-founded three high-tech publishing companies, New Riders Publishing (acquired by Macmillan), Micropublishing (acquired by Cygnus Business Media), and CompuTh!nk (acquired by Ziff-Davis). He then became a Vice President and "intrapraneur" at Ziff-Davis, where he conceived and founded "AnchorDesk," which became the company's most popular and profitable Internet property, reigning for many years as the world's largest email newsletter with nearly 3,000,000 daily subscribers.

Jesse was born in eastern Washington and graduated with highest honors from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in business administration.

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  • How to book Jesse Berst?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jesse Berst for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jesse Berst, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jesse Berst or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jesse Berst?

    Booking fees for Jesse Berst, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jesse Berst, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jesse Berst?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jesse Berst for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jesse Berst for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jesse Berst or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jesse Berst or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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