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    ECO15 London Speakers


    Ecosummit London 2015 happens on 6-7 October 2015 at the Crystal. Please contact us if you are interested in pitching or sponsoring. Scroll down to learn more about our speaker lineup. Click “expand” to read the speaker profile, click “collapse” to close it. Past Ecosummit speakers: ECO15 Berlin, ECO14 London, ECO14 Berlin, ECO13 London, ECO13 Berlin, ECO12 Düsseldorf, ECO12 Berlin and ECO11 Berlin.

    • Pedro Miranda (Corporate)
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    • Corporate VP, Head of Global CoC Cities
    • Siemens
    • http://www.siemens.com
    • Pedro Pires de Miranda is Corporate Vice President of Siemens AG in Munich and global Head of Siemens One, since 2008. Also Member of the Sales Board, Siemens AG. Since 2012, Executive Head of the Global Center of Competence Cities in London, overseeing business development in 70 cities worldwide, focusing on intelligent infrastructure in the domains of Buildings, Energy and Transportation. Started his career at General Motors Corporation and joined Siemens in 1983 as manufacturing engineer and further as Plant General Manager and headed Management positions in Manufacturing Development and Systems Engineering. Between 1994 and 2008 responsible at Siemens for Project Management and International Sales for large Infrastructure Projects and headed several General Management and Executive positions. Mr. Miranda holds a Diploma degree in Electrical and Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, USA, and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Germany and the US. He enrolled at Executive Education Programs at Harvard Business School (US), Engineering Management at Krannert School of Management (US), General Management at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) and Industrial Engineering at REFA Institute Darmstadt (Germany). In 2014, he was awarded the honorary title of Grand Officer of the Order of Industrial Merit by the President of the Republic of Portugal.
    • Tanja Pikula (Corporate)
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    • Cleantech Program Manager EMEA
    • Autodesk
    • http://www.autodesk.co.uk/cleantech
    • Tanja is leading Autodesk’s Cleantech Partner Program for EMEA since 2010. The Cleantech Partner Program supports the efforts, innovations, and environmental advancements of clean technology pioneers by providing world-class software to design, visualize, and simulate ground-breaking ideas. The program offers participants 3D CAD software licenses for free so that they can get their products to market faster and is also available in North America, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Since its beginning it has supported thousands of innovators who are creating solutions to address the world’s epic challenges. Tanja holds a Master’s Degree in Literature and Social, Cultural and Philosophical Studies from the Goethe University Frankfurt.
    • Dr. Matthias Dill (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Director
    • Statkraft Ventures
    • http://www.statkraftventures.com
    • Matthias Dill is the designated Managing Director of Statkraft’s new corporate venture capital fund. His mission is to support entrepreneurs in taking advantage of the energy sector’s massive change. Prior to building Statkraft’s venture capital fund he was a senior investment manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds, Europe’s largest and most active seed fund. He is trained as a Mechanical Engineer and in Business Administration at Technical University Braunschweig and University of Rhode Island.
    • Petr Mikovec (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Director
    • Inven Capital
    • http://www.invencapital.cz/en/home.html
    • Petr Míkovec is the Managing Director of INVEN CAPITAL, a new venture capital fund established by the major European utility CEZ. INVEN CAPITAL and Petr’s motto is: You innovate, we invest, together we grow. Petr was at the very beginning of the fund existence in 2013/14 and built the investment vehicle from the position of CEZ Corporate Development Director. Overall Petr gained over 10 years experience in energy industry in the area of investment opportunities evaluation (EUR 100+ mil transaction volume) and utitlity strategy formulation. Before that, Petr was working for Patria Finance, Czech Republic´s leading investment house. Petr holds an MA in Finance from the Economic University of Prague and a diploma in Business Administration from UC Berkeley XT including International Internship Program as equity fundamental analyst at Technovision Management (hedge fund based in Los Altos, Silicon Valley) and an executive leadership diploma from the University of Pittsburgh´s Joseph M Katz Graduate School of Business.
    • Dr. Martin Kröner (VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • Munich Venture Partners
    • http://www.munichvp.com
    • Martin Kröner is Managing Partner at Munich Venture Partners. He represents MVP in the Boards of Kebony, Sortech, Luxexcel, Greencom Networks and Electrochaea. He was Co-founder and CEO of Agnion Energy, a manufacturer of distributed power generation systems for converting wood-based biomass into electrical power and natural gas. Before his involvement with Agnion, Martin Kröner worked for Linde AG, the global leader in technical gases. Martin Kröner is a mechanical engineer with a PhD in Thermodynamics and Combustion Research from the Technical University Munich.
    • Yme Bosma (VC & Impact Investor)
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    • Investment Manager
    • DOEN Foundation
    • http://www.doen.nl/web/projects/Equity.htm
    • Yme Bosma is an Investment Manager at the DOEN Foundation. Before joining DOEN he was Program Director at the Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator. This international program helps participating startups bring their product faster to market and supports their fundraising. After 15 years of working for online companies such as Lost Boys, Media Republic and Hyves, Yme decided to take a sabbatical and went for a long sailing trip with his family. The fast growing social network Hyves was founded in 2004 and sold in 2010 to the Telegraaf Media Groep. After the sailing trip he decided to invest and participate in initiatives focusing on internet, energy and sustainability. His first project was building a boat that runs on solar energy, followed by the Smart Energy Accelerator and DOEN.
    • Andreas Stubelius (Accelerator)
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    • Portfolio Manager
    • Swedish Energy Agency
    • http://www.energimyndigheten.se/en/
    • Andreas Stubelius is a Portfolio Manager at the Swedish Energy Agency. He is responsible for developing the Agency’s portfolio companies. The portfolio consists of more than 60 cleantech companies and Andreas has been involved in starting 15 of them. He has a long experience in seed funding and has been working within the energy sector for more than 10 years. Andreas holds an engineering degree in power electronics and also one in corporate finance. He has worked in various positions the last years and the last one in managing a project for the Swedish Government.
    • Thomas Grigoleit (Service Provider)
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    • Director Renewable Energies & Resources
    • Germany Trade & Invest
    • http://www.gtai.de/GTAI/Navigation/EN/Invest/Industries/energy-environment-resources.html
    • Thomas Grigoleit is Director of Renewable Energies & Resources at Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. In this capacity, Berlin-based Grigoleit advises and assists companies seeking to enter the German market and to realize investment projects in Germany. Prior to GTAI, Grigoleit was Business Development Manager at the PV system integrator Suntechnics (part of the Conergy group), with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Thomas Grigoleit has also worked on various projects with the European Chamber of Commerce Taipei in Taiwan and with several consulting companies in Canada and China. Before he began his professional career, Grigoleit studied East Asian Economics, Chinese and International Marketing in Bonn and Bochum (Germany) as well as Chengdu (China).
    • Christina Schön (Service Provider)
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    • Senior Manager Investor Support
    • Germany Trade & Invest
    • http://www.gtai.de/GTAI/Navigation/EN/Invest/investment-guide.html
    • Christina Schön is Senior Manager in the field of Investor Support Services at Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Christina, who is a trained lawyer, advises and assists companies seeking to enter the German market and to realize investment projects in Germany. Prior to her position at GTAI she worked in the legal sector in Sweden and in Germany.
    • Neil Foster (Service Provider)
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    • Partner
    • Baker Botts
    • http://www.bakerbotts.com
    • Neil Foster’s practice covers mergers & acquisitions, venture capital & private equity and corporate finance. In the cleantech and renewables sector, Neil has done corporate finance deals in electric motors (EVO Electric), electric cars (Tesla), recycling (2K Manufacturing), batteries (Oxis Energy), wind (Baryonyx) and solar (The Solar Cloth Company and G24 Innovations). Neil is experienced in complex cross-border transactions. This work is balanced between in-bound deals for large international corporates and deals for UK companies, where IP and/or technology are the key assets. Neil is a regular speaker at venture capital, technology, media, biotechnology and corporate finance events. He was a mentor to CEOs of emerging companies at the European Venture Academies in Copenhagen and London, concentrating on fund raising strategies and techniques. Neil is on the Advisory Committee for Global Corporate Venturing (GCV) magazine (2011 to date) and was a judge for GCV’s Annual Awards in 2011 and 2012. He was also the first lawyer internationally to be invited to join the Faculty for the Global Corporate Venturing Academy. Neil has been ranked as a Leading Individual by Chambers for Corporate/M&A every year since 2010.
    • Irene Maffini (Service Provider)
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    • Project Leader
    • INNEON
    • http://www.inneon.eu
    • Irene Maffini is an experienced environmental technology commercialisation and investment professional who has worked for a range of clients including the Department of Energy and Climate Change, General Electric, the World Bank, the European Commission, Verdantix and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In her current role at the Carbon Trust, Irene has provided incubation support to more than 40 clean technology ventures to help them grow and be successful and leads INNEON activities, a new network sponsored by the European Commission to grow investment in the eco-innovation sector in Europe. Irene has two Bachelor degrees with honours specialising in business and economics and Masters qualifications specialising in environmental technology from Imperial College (UK) and international business from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy) and Northeastern University (US).​
    • Michael Wilshire (Service Provider)
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    • Director of Analysis
    • Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    • http://www.bnef.com/
    • Michael is director of analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, leading the teams that produce research on clean energy including Bioenergy, Wind, Solar, Energy Smart Technologies, Carbon Capture & Storage and geothermal. Before joining Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Michael was a partner at McKinsey, where he consulted across a range of industries including energy, technology and telecoms. He worked with equipment providers and operators across Europe as well as in Asia and the US. Previously, Michael worked in the UK Department of Energy in the 1980s across a variety of energy policy areas, including one of the very earliest privatisations (Amersham International), as well as deregulation of the gas industry, renewable energy, nuclear policy and the financing and privatisation of the electricity industry. During that period he was also private secretary to both the Minister of State for Energy and the Permanent Secretary.
    • Tim Lafferty (Press)
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    • Managing Director
    • Global Corporate Venturing
    • http://www.globalcorporateventuring.com/
    • Tim Lafferty is the Managing Director of Global Corporate Venturing, the only news and data service exclusively for and about large companies that take minority equity stakes in entrepreneurial businesses. Since early 2010 the company has tracked over 3.000 investment rounds involving corporates and has published thousands of articles on its website and in its monthly magazine. Tim has spent over 20 years in the media business. Prior to Global Corporate Venturing he was Head of Product Sales and Marketing at Dow Jones in Europe, overseeing brands including The Wall Street Journal Europe, Private Equity News and Financial News. Previously he worked for other large publishers including Readers’ Digest and McGraw-Hill (BusinessWeek magazine).
    • Christoph Ostermann (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Sonnenbatterie
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Sonnenbatterie
    • Christoph Ostermann is Co-Founder of the Prosol Invest Group, being with its Solar Battery product range one of the pioneers in the residential battery storage market. Solar Battery is a highly innovative, intelligent battery system offering much more than just an energy storage solution. The system comprises several added value features such as smart home, smart meter, PV-monitoring and UPS. Since its market launch in early 2011 several hundreds of Solar Batteries have been sold only in Germany. Christoph began his career with KMC Management Consultants, a leading management consulting firm focused on sales and marketing expertise, where he was Managing Partner and Co-Founder of a branch office. Since 2005 he is in the renewable energy business, where he has been involved in several companies as CEO, entrepreneur and/or consultant. Christoph graduated in 1997 with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bayreuth.
    • Taavi Madiberk (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Skeleton Technologies
    • http://skeletontech.com
    • Taavi Madiberk is Co-Founder and CEO at Skeleton Technologies. His business development, sales and marketing and company management skills have been instrumental in setting up and driving growth. He has been the driving force for excellent customer traction, (the company counts as customers European Space Agency and several Tier 1 automotives), business strategy (leveraging the advantage in materials technology to energy storage cells and modules), product development and fundraising from venture capital, private equity and public sources in German, Estonian and EU level. Taavi brings knowledge from the IT, locomotive and NGO sectors from his prior experience to Skeleton Technologies. Among other Board positions he served as the youngest ever Chairman of the Supervisory Board in Estonian Railways (AS Eesti Raudtee), the national railway, from 2012-2014. He currently also serves as a Member of the Supervisory Board of RKAS, an Estonian state-owned real estate company with over €400M of assets. Taavi studied law at the University of Tartu.
    • Andreas Spiess (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Solarkiosk
    • http://solarkiosk.eu
    • Andreas Spiess works and lives as a lawyer and CEO of Solarkiosk AG in Berlin, Germany. The boutique law firm Spiess Schumacher Schmieg & Partner focuses on IP and media law, as well as venture capital and private equity transactions (M&A) in the field of renewable energy and developing markets. In 2008, Andreas Spiess and his Ethiopian partners established Solar23 in Addis Abeba, which is now one of the biggest solar system integrators in Ethiopia. In 2012, he co-founded Fosera Ethiopia which locally assembles and manufactures solar end customer products. In 2011, together with GRAFT architects and other investors, Andreas co-founded Solarkiosk.
    • Oliver Lünstedt (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Carzapp
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/carzapp
    • Oliver Lünstedt is CEO and Co-founder of Carzapp. Carzapp is a P2P car sharing operator that connects car owners to people renting cars. It enables people to automatically and spontaneously make their cars available to rent via their smartphones. An inexpensive and theft-proof hardware solution, the ZappKit, allows car owners to do this without physically handing over keys. Oliver is responsible for strategy and finance at Carzapp. Prior to Carzapp he worked for Roland Berger in the area of Energy & Chemicals and for the German cleantech startup SunCoal Industries in the strategic management where he gained a broad insight in the different aspects of managing startups. He studied industrial engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with focus on finance, entrepreneurship and renewable energies.
    • Francois-Xavier Cordier (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Leko Homes
    • http://www.lekohomes.com
    • Francois is Co-Founder and CEO of the French startup Leko Homes. The goal of Leko is to bring smart green homes to the mass market by making them affordable. Leko works in partnership with some of the best architects in the world to design fantastic healthy, ultra-efficient and conscious homes. In 2008, Francois abandoned business school studies in order to learn all about wooden houses. He began a European road trip which made him travel from Slovenia to UK through Austria to discover the most innovative and exiting solutions. In 2010, thanks to Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs he left for Germany to find out more about passive houses. A year later he worked in Belgium with a builder to industrialise and standardize advanced component buildings to save cost and time on site. This standardisation process led to Luxembourg on a development program focusing on super efficient homes. Then he went to Paris as partner of one of the pioneer architecture offices in low energy houses. He came back from all these different experiences with one conclusion: it was time for a radical change. Time for a vertical integration like in the automotive industry where designers, architects and technicians work together to take the building sector into the smart green future. Leko was born. Francois graduated with two degrees, one in engineering sciences and another one in timber construction.
    • Jan Michael Hess (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ecosummit
    • http://market.ecosummit.net/c/Ecosummit
    • Jan is Founder and CEO of Ecosummit and the Berlin-based consulting firm Mobile Economy. Ecosummit is Europe’s leading smart green innovation conference for startups, VCs and corporates. We focus on smart green energy, mobility and buildings – the 3 pillars of the Energiewende. We love smart, green and lean startups that make and sell intelligent and resource efficient products in a capital efficient way. We promote the best startups from seed investment until exit. Ecosummit Market is the open platform for smart green startups to support fundraising, recruiting and business development. Since 2010, Jan organised 9 international conferences in Berlin (6), London (2) and Düsseldorf (1). He advises startups on fundraising, strategy, marketing and sales. Moreover, Jan acts as Editor in Chief of the Ecosummit Blog and Ecosummit TV. Prior to founding Mobile Economy in 2000, Jan worked for Pixelpark, Icon Medialab and Ciao as Strategic Planner, Project Manager and Head of Marketing and Sales. Jan holds a business degree from the University of Mannheim, lives in Berlin with his wife Simone and their son Mateo and is a big fan of Japan and Jazz.


    ECO14 London Pedro Miranda Siemens


    ECO14 London Christoph Ostermann Sonnenbatterie


    ECO14 London Taavi Madiberk Skeleton Technologies


    ECO15 Berlin Andreas Spiess Solarkiosk