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Panel Discussions

Jan, 19 8:00 AM CET
Main Stage
Panel Discussion

Blockchain Driving Decentralization, Digitalization, and Democratization of the Energy Sector

  • How blockchain technology can solve current energy efficiency challenges and facilitate a more flexible energy market.
  • What the key benefits are of leveraging blockchain technology in the energy efficiency sector: lower transaction cost, increased transparency, reliability, and security, and much more.
  • How blockchain technology can empower non-energy businesses to generate and sell energy.
  • How global businesses can unlock the potential of blockchain technology for efficient tracking of energy generation and usage.
Speakers
Sabine Brink Blockchain CoE Lead, Shell
Felipe Requejo Partner, Global Leader – Consulting – Power, Utilities & Renewables, Deloitte
Jemma Green Executive Chairman & Co-founder at Power Ledger
Christoph Frei Partner & Head of Global Energy Transition Alliance at Emerald Technology Ventures
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Jan, 19 5:00 PM CET
Main Stage
Panel Discussion

Combating Climate Change as an Integral Aspect of Energy Demand, Production and Transmission

  • How global energy corporations are going about combating climate change

  • On the way to renewables: How the world's leading corporations are making their way to a more sustainable future

  • Commercial and financial underpinnings of the global transition to renewables

  • European vs American approaches to tackling climate change: Is switching to renewables more efficient than investing in lower-emission energy technologies?

Speakers
Stephen Harper Global Director, Environment and Energy Policy, Intel
Mike Hayes Global Head of Renewables at KPMG
Sumant Sinha Chairman and Managing Director at ReNew Power
Andrew Griffiths Head of Value Chain Sustainability at Nestlé UK
Alec Saltikoff Executive Director, Global Head of Sustainability and Energy at JPMorgan Chase
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Jan, 20 8:00 AM CET
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Panel Discussion

Renewable vs. Traditional Energy: How to Ensure the Transition to a Low-Carbon Global Economy?

  • How the integration of renewable energy with traditional energy can ensure a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future

  • How traditional energy might play the sustainability game. Successful case studies from the leading global utilities on implementing low-carbon solutions.

  • The potential of natural gas: A foundation for renewables or a major contributor to climate change.

Speakers
Nicola Kimm Head of Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety, Signify
Balu Balagopal Senior Partner at Kearney
Tulsi Tanti Chairman at Suzlon Energy Limited
Frank van Mierlo CEO at 1366 Technologies
Jinlong Ma Vice President at APEC Sustainable Energy Center
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Jan, 20 5:00 PM CET
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Panel Discussion

New Energy Investment Rules for Achieving Sustainable Future

  • How are energy investment rules changing to obtain a low-carbon energy system? Successful examples of green investments around the world.

  • What is the likelihood that investment opportunities arising from the energy transition will outweigh climate-related risks? How to assess climate-related risks before making energy investments.

  • How can regulators and banks foster a corporate transition to cleaner technologies? What financial instruments are there for promoting energy efficiency—regulation, taxation, subsidies?

  • How can green investments bring a competitive advantage to companies and improve their economic resilience to climate change?

Speakers
Rentia van Tonder Head Power and Infrastructure Client Coverage at Standard Bank SA
David Hayes Managing Partner at bp ventures
Amy West Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Finance and Corporate Transitions at TD Securities.
Reid Capalino SVP Business Development at LS Power
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Jan, 21 8:00 AM CET
Main Stage
Panel Discussion

How Machine Learning and AI Can Boost Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

  • How AI and ML are tackling the energy efficiency problems of the traditional energy sector

  • What types of AI and ML technologies are currently in use by leading energy companies, together with success stories in AI and ML applications.

  • How AI can assist in improving forecasting, accessibility, and efficiency of renewable energy technology

Speakers
Manas Pathak Global AI Lead, Energy at Intel
Philippe Vié Head of Energy, Utilities and Chemicals, Capgemini
Deepika Sandeep AI leader at Honeywell
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Jan, 21 5:00 PM CET
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Panel Discussion

Energy Efficiency as the “Fifth Fuel” to Achieve a Sustainable Energy Future

  • How energy efficiency can unlock the full potential of renewable energy sources and extend their benefits

  • Energy efficiency and economic stimulus: How energy efficiency can boost jobs and economic growth around the world

  • Government vs market-stimulated energy efficiency: How the right policy signals can encourage the private sector to scale up energy efficiency

  • What technologies are currently being implemented to improve energy efficiency across industries.

Speakers
Dorethe Nielsen Vice President of Corporate Environmental Strategy, Novo Nordisk
Duane Dickson Vice Chairman; US Oil, Gas & Chemicals Leader; Global Energy, Resources, & Industrials Consulting Leader, Deloitte
Edan Dionne VP at IBM
Lance Jordan Senior Vice President at Cubico Sustainable Investments
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