KEYNOTE & FEATURED SPEAKERS AT ELECTRIFY EUROPE


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Throughout Electrify Europe, industry heavyweights, politicians, thought leaders and influencers will take part in a series of keynote sessions addressing various technologies and issues. Over the next few weeks we will be announcing our keynote lineups. In the meantime, please bookmark this page for the latest updates.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

We also have a top-class line-up of speakers at Electrify Europe and we are pleased to share just a few of the big names presenting their views at our multi-track conference sessions.  

Make sure you bookmark this page to get the latest speaker updates and additions.

JO-JO HUBBARD
Chief Operating Officer
Electron

Hear the latest industry insights from Jo-Jo Hubbard at the Opening Keynote Session on Tuesday 19 June 2018.

Joanna Hubbard is the co-founder and COO of Electron, a London based energy tech firm, and a thought leader on the topic of digital transformation in the energy sector. She is a frequent key note speaker at energy and technology events, sits on advisory boards for several UK utilities on digital transformation and community trading models and writes for national newspapers on these topics.

Joanna started her energy career in the early days of the renewable build-out on the asset financing side, at merchant bank Augusta & Co. After this, she moved to international strategy consultancy firm McKinsey & Co, where she focused on digital transformation.

Her enthusiasm for blockchain technology in an energy context stems from its ability to explode the long entrenched, structural trade-offs made by global electricity markets. Blockchain technology enables the coordination of millions of assets and billions of transactive devices, without necessitating a vertically integrated monopoly utility, thus enabling competition and innovation right down the edge of the grid.

LASZLO VARRO IEA

LASZLO VARRO
Chief Economist
International Energy Agency

See and hear Laszlo Varro's views on the industry at the Opening Keynote Session on Tuesday 19 June 2018.

Laszlo Varro is the Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency. He leads the Economics and Investment Office, which is responsible for providing energy economics insights for the policy and energy security analysis of the IEA.

He oversees the comprehensive coverage of investment in the energy sector and he leads the Energy Business Council, the IEA's main engagement platform with the private sector.

Until 2016 Laszlo held the position of Head of Gas, Coal and Power Markets at the IEA. Until 2011 Laszlo was the Director for Strategy Development at MOL Group, a publicly-quoted oil and gas independent. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Cambridge and Corvinus University of Budapest.

STEVEN MARTIN
Vice President and Chief Digital Officer
GE Power International

See Steven Martin at the Closing Keynote Session – Industry Disruptors-Friend or Foe? on Thursday 21 June 2018.

As Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for GE Power, Steven Martin is responsible for leading and advancing the business’s  digi talindustrial strategy. This includes the development of product, service and solution roadmaps, and designing new customer experiences and business
models.

Prior to joining GE, Steven spent fourteen years at Microsoft and was most recently the general manager and chief data scientist for Azure. In thisrole, Steven was responsible for global operations, customer acquisition  and billing, analytics and data science, as well as the underlying dataplatform for services management.

DR. HELMAR RENDEZ LEAG

DR. HELMAR RENDEZ
Chairman of the Board
Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG and Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG (LEAG)

See Dr. Helmar Rendez at the Closing Keynote Session – Industry Disruptors-Friend or Foe? on Thursday 21 June 2018.

Dr. Helmar Rendez is heading the Management Board of Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG and Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG (LEAG). He has been a member of the joint Management Board of Vattenfall Europe Mining AG and Vattenfall Europe Generation AG since 2015.

He has had various senior management positions in the energy industry including: Chairman of the Board of Stromnetz Berlin GmbH, Stromnetz Hamburg GmbH and Vattenfall Europe Netzservice GmbH as well as Head of Business Unit 'Distribution' of the Vattenfall Group (2007-2014), and Head of Corporate Development of VEAG Vereinigte Energie-werke AG (1998-2001). He began his career in 1988 for the Zentrum für Logistik und Unternehmensplanung GmbH after graduating with a degree in economics from the TU Berlin.

JUTTA KLEINSCHMIDT
Founder
Green Energy Wallet

See Jutta Kleinschmidt in the Opening Panel: Automaker Leaders’ Forum, Blockchain Application Case Studies session and a judge in the Electrify Innovation Challenge

Jutta is one of the most successful woman in global motorsport. She is the first and so far the only woman who has ever taken outright victory in the longest and toughest rally in the world, the Dakar Rally.

In 2017 she founded the company "Green Energy Wallet", to invent a blockchain powered energy storage system. Green Energy Wallet combines the batteries of electric vehicles and private photovoltaic systems to a large energy storage for renewable energy.

Featured Speakers

Joerg Gmeinbauer
Global Market Lead - Power & Utilities 
Bureau Veritas S.A.
France

Scott Petersen    
European Business Development Director,
Smart Grid Solutions    
Honeywell    
United Kingdom

Shiv Mani    
Senior Analyst,    
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
United States

Richard Fish   
President    
ALTER NRG    
Canada

Narayanaswamy KV    
Engineering Director
Mistubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe Ltd    
United Kingdom

Amnon Samid    
CEO    
BitMint    
Israel

Emma Gibson    
Director of Operations    
Highview Power Storage    
United Kingdom

Linnea Johansson    
Data Scientist at Service R&D    
Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB    
Sweden

Helmar Rendez    
Chairman of the Management Board    
Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG & Lausitz Kraftwerke AG ( LEAG)    
Germany

Pratyush Nag    
Director of Advanced Product Development    
Siemens AG    
United States

Gerald Gray    
Senior Program Manager    
Electric Power Research Institute    
United States

Tim Fairchild    
Director, Global Energy Practice    
SAS    
United States

Carlo Bima
Head of Steam Turbine Functional & Control System Design    
Ansaldo Energia    
Italy

Michael Welch    
Industry Marketing Manager    
Siemens AG    
United Kingdom

Dennis Braun    
Sales Engineer    
STEAG Energy Services GmbH    
Germany

Christian Bergins    
Product Manager, Plant Optimisation    
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH    
Germany

Dr Klaus Payrhuber    
Product Marketing Manager    
GE Distributed Power    
Austria

Adrian Timbus    
Global Technology and Solutions Manager    
ABB    
Switzerland

Dr Laszlo Varro    
Chief Economist    
International Energy Agency (IEA)    
France

Prof. Emmanouil Kakaras    
Head of Department Innovation & New Products    
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH    
Germany

Dr Carlos Koeneke    
Vice President, Project Engineering    
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.    
United States

Dr Thorsten Osterhage    
Product Manager    
Ansaldo Energia    
Switzerland

Dr. Davor Biscan    
General Manager    
MIKRA Ltd.    
Croatia (Hrvatska)

 

Jan Andersson    
Market Development Analyst    
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions Finland    
Finland

Dr Josef Petek    
Authorized Officer    
VTU Energy GmbH    
Austria

Robert Thornton-Jones    
Head of Technology: Controls    
Brush    
United Kingdom

Dr Daniel Lehmann    
Team leader - Advanced Process Control    STEAG Energy Services GmbH    
Germany

Alexandre Oudalov    
Senior Principal Scientist    
ABB    
Switzerland

Janne Koivuniemi    
Product Manager    
Valmet Automation    
Finland

Gerhard Schlegl    
Head of Project Development & Sales Support Power Plants    
MAN Diesel & Turbo SE    
Germany

Dr Jeffrey Goldmeer    
Manager, Gas Turbine Combustion and Fuels Solutions    
GE Power    
United States

Bernd Thaler    
Head of Boiler Technology    
Bilfinger Engineering & Technologies GmbH   
Germany