Data Center World 2022
Bret Kugelmass, CEO, Last Energy
Bret Kugelmass, CEO of Last Energy, is a technology entrepreneur, known for his work pioneering autonomous flight technology. In 2017, his dedication towards solving climate and energy challenges led to the founding of the Energy Impact Center, a Washington DC-based research institute, with a focus on climate restoration and special expertise in nuclear energy. EIC first made waves in launching the Titans of Nuclear podcast, now seen as a transformative resource for nuclear advocacy and communication across the industry. Subsequent thought leadership includes Bret keynoting over a dozen energy conferences, the videos of which have amassed nearly 4 million views on YouTube across 150 countries. Through the OPEN100 platform, EIC continues to demonstrate technical leadership and business innovation, in bringing together dozens of leading nuclear institutions from around the world. To bring these learnings and realize EIC's vision of global impact, Bret spun out a commercial development
company, Last Energy, that is revolutionizing the delivery model for small pressurized water reactor nuclear power plants. Bret's personal goal aims for nothing short of bringing nuclear energy to never before realized heights to enable rapid decarbonization and energy access for all.