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    ECO16 London Speakers

     

    Ecosummit accelerates smart green startups, investors and corporates in Europe. Our 4th Ecosummit London takes place on 11 October 2016 at CodeNode. As of today, 44 speakers including 28 startups are confirmed. Counting the reserved sponsor portfolio pitches and open pitch slots, we expect a total of 40 startups on stage. Please contact us soon if you’re interested in pitching. Get your tickets now and join us. We look forward to hosting you at Ecosummit London. Scroll down to learn more about our speaker lineup. Click “expand” to read the speaker profile, click “collapse” to close it. Past Ecosummit speakers: ECO16 Amsterdam, ECO16 Berlin, ECO15 London, ECO15 Berlin, ECO14 London, ECO14 Berlin, ECO13 London, ECO13 Berlin, ECO12 Düsseldorf, ECO12 Berlin and ECO11 Berlin.

     

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    • Ben Goldsmith (Investor)
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    • CEO
    • Menhaden Capital
    • http://www.menhaden.com
    • Ben Goldsmith is Founder and CEO of Menhaden Capital Plc, an investment trust listed on the main London Stock Exchange and focused on green industries, including renewable energy. Previously, Ben founded WHEB Asset Management, one of Europe’s leading sustainability themed investment management firms. Ben is on the Board of the Goldsmith family investment group, and chairs the Goldsmith family’s philanthropic foundation. Ben chairs the UK Conservative Environment Network, and is a Trustee of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation – one of Europe’s largest philanthropic foundations, focused on children and the environment.
    • Dr. Inken Braunschmidt (Corporate)
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    • Chief Innovation Officer
    • innogy
    • http://www.innogy.com
    • Inken Braunschmidt is the Chief Innovation Officer of innogy and is heading the innogy Innovation Hub, the platform and team to develop innogy’s innovative business models of the future. The focus is on pioneering lighthouse projects in areas in which we are striving to go to market faster. We leverage successful methods and principles for innovation, establishing cross-business partnerships and an external innovation network to accelerate change. As our customers’ needs and demands shift, we all have the opportunity to transform our company and shape the energy sector for future generations.
    • Geert van de Wouw (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Director
    • Shell Technology Ventures
    • http://www.shell.com/techventures
    • Since May 2012, Geert is Managing Director of Shell Technology Ventures (STV), Shell’s corporate venturing organization. STV invests in novel, early-stage technology companies that have a strategic fit with Shell’s oil & gas businesses, or those that could have a significant impact on the future energy system. STV also invests in technology spin-outs from Shell and is the largest corporate VC amongst oil & gas majors. Prior to that, Geert led Shell’s Euro-zone turmoil response team that addressed risks emerging in the supply chain during the period of economic instability in the winter of 2011. Between 2007 and 2011, Geert lead the supplier management organization for large, enterprise suppliers in the Shell Group. Geert joined Shell in 2003 to lead the business development team of Shell Global Solutions (SGS) in the Europe, FSU & Africa region. Prior to Shell, Geert was Regional Director for business development at Fluor Corporation in EMEAR. Fluor Corp (NYSE: FLR) is a globally operating engineering, construction and maintenance services company. Geert is also a private investor in several technology ventures outside the oil & gas domain. In his private time he enjoys back-country camping and hiking with his family, particularly in the Middle East and North America. He was born in Den Bosch in the Netherlands and has an MSc degree in Molecular Sciences from the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands. Furthermore, Geert has enjoyed post-graduate business education at IMD in Switzerland.
    • Leonie Baneke (Corporate VC)
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    • Manager Corporate Venturing
    • Eneco Innovation & Ventures
    • http://www.eneco.com/about-us/innovation/
    • Leonie Baneke is Manager Corporate Venturing at Eneco Innovation & Ventures. This team of around 50 FTE is responsible for the development and growth of Eneco’s (a leading Dutch utility) innovative business models and services, both internal and external. Leonie is responsible for identifying, structuring and managing investments in innovative companies, whereby the starting principle is to structure meaningful partnerships and commercial deals in parallel with such investments. Main focus is on domains such as smart homes, smart buildings, solar & storage, mobility, smart outdoor and smart grid & flexibility. Before joining Eneco, Leonie worked in mergers & acquisitions, advising companies and investors in a variety of sectors on acquisitions, divestments, financial restructuring and strategic topics.
    • Dr. Matthias Dill (Corporate VC)
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    • CEO
    • Statkraft Ventures
    • http://www.statkraftventures.com
    • Matthias Dill is the 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.
    • Dr. Detlef Pohl (Corporate VC)
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    • Managing Partner
    • next47
    • http://www.next47.com
    • Detlef joined the Munich office of Siemens Venture Capital (SVC) in 2008. His areas of focus include Siemens Sector Industry related investments in industrial automation, drive technologies, building technologies, lightning and mobility mainly in Europe. Prior to joining SVC, Detlef managed the worldwide mergers and acquisitions transactions for different Siemens entities. From 2004-2006 he was Managing Director Mergers & Acquisitons of the Siemens Communication Group, the largest division with €17B in sales. Detlef has experience as the Managing Director and CFO of a Russian/German joint venture and is acting as a member several Boards of Directors. Before that he was manager of strategic planning for SBS and Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems (SNI) and has more than 5 years of experience of hands-on project management in operations. In 2000 he was a founding member of the Siemens Business Services (SBS) Venture Capital team. Detlef obtained his PhD diploma in Information Technology, with the performance analysis of digital networks from the University of Rostock, Germany. Detlef’s current nominations include thinkstep (Germany), Transparent Energy (India) and Power Plus Communications (Germany).
    • Dr. Robert Trezona (VC)
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    • Head of Cleantech
    • IP Group
    • http://www.ipgroupplc.com
    • Robert has been working in technology venture for over 9 years, focussing on cleantech and materials opportunities. He has experience both as an investor, as a manager of startups and as a strategy consultant. Prior to joining IP Group in 2011, he was Head of Research and Development at the Carbon Trust, where he set up their Research Challenge technology venturing initiative, which created and capitalised innovative companies in advanced photovoltaics, second-generation biofuels and fuel cells. He started his career in fuel cells working for Johnson Matthey and then as the leader of the materials and process development teams at Ceres Power, which listed on AIM in 2004. He has also worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company, where he focussed on strategy and operations in the energy, technology and materials sectors. He has a triple First and a PhD from the University of Cambridge and won the 1996 Goldsmiths Prize as the top Cambridge graduate in Materials Science.
    • Dr. Arne Morteani (VC)
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    • Partner
    • ETF Partners
    • http://etfpartners.capital
    • Arne is Partner at ETF Partners and sits on the boards of E-Leather and Voltea. Prior to joining ETF Partners in 2007, Arne was a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. During this time he helped start BCG London’s Private Equity Practice Group and was involved in a range of industries such as energy, pharmaceutical, consumer goods, and financial services. Previously, Arne was a Research Fellow at Cambridge University where he led a team developing novel organic solar cells. He is also a co-founder of the Cambridge Tech Ventures Conference, and the European Venture Capital Network (EVCN). Arne is a German national and holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School and a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University where he was a Gates Scholar.
    • 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.
    • Andrew Wordsworth (Accelerator)
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    • CEO
    • Sustainable Ventures
    • http://www.sustainableventures.co.uk
    • Andrew is Co-Founder and Chairman of E-Car Club which was recently sold to Europcar. E-Car is a competitively priced, wholly electric car club combining the increasingly established car club model with favourable trends in Electric Vehicle costs to deliver cost competitive, sustainable transport solutions to businesses and consumers. Andrew is also Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Sustainable Ventures Group, responsible for raising investment, developing partnerships and recruitment. Prior to launching the company, Andrew was Managing Director of Carbon Trust Enterprises limited (CTEL), where he conceived and led the execution of their innovative venture development business model. The CTEL team launched 10 low carbon ventures which secured over £200m of equity investment from blue chip investors (including HSBC EIF, Threadneedle Asset Management and Scottish & Southern) and the UK Government. With over 15 years’ experience in the energy and climate change sector – including roles within Esso, Bain & Co and ADL – Andrew is an experienced non-executive director having held fifteen private company board seats. Andrew holds a first-class MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded the University Fox Prize.
    • Mark Bennett (Accelerator)
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    • Commercial Director
    • Energy Technologies Institute
    • http://www.eti.co.uk
    • Mark Bennett is Commercial Manager for the Energy Technologies Institute. In that role he is responsible for developing and implementing the commercial strategy of the ETI, including commercialisation of developed technologies, negotiation of investment terms for new opportunities and engagement with new partners. Mark has been engaged for over sixteen years in the commercialisation of early stage technologies through licensing, start-ups and partnerships. Sector experience includes energy, CleanTech, healthcare, electronics and materials. Mark developed his commercialisation expertise at two University Tech Transfer offices (University of Nottingham and University of Toronto) where he successfully licensed out many technologies to industrial parties and raised VC investment for and span out three companies. Later, Mark moved to Royal Philips Electronics in The Netherlands for seven years, serving as Director of Technology Licensing – responsible for B2B partnerships around Healthcare Intellectual Property; and later as Director of Business Development and Strategy – responsible for the development of market entry strategy for renewable energy powered products in Africa. Mark holds a BSc (Hons) in Materials Science and a PhD in Semiconductor Physics.
    • Nina Harjula (Accelerator)
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    • CEO
    • Nordic Innovation Accelerator
    • http://www.nordicinnovationaccelerator.com
    • Nina is the CEO of Nordic Innovation Accelerator. She is one the pioneers in the cleantech business development in Finland and a co-founder and board member of the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA). Through her international network and long list of activities, she is quick to identify trends and adapt them to boost the industry. She is also the mind behind the Cleantech Venture Day event – largest cleantech investor event in the Nordics, organized since 2006.
    • Wendy Devolder (Service Provider)
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    • CEO
    • Skills Matter
    • http://skillsmatter.com
    • Wendy Devolder launched Skills Matter a little over a decade ago with a mission to inspire innovation in software engineering. Now organising more than 1000 expert-led talks, conferences, training events, workshops and hackathons every year, Skills Matter has grown from humble roots to become Europe’s largest community of software engineers regularly coming together to learn and share skills. Wendy is a strong advocate for the important role community plays in expanding opportunities for businesses and individuals alike. For more than a decade Wendy has dreamt of opening a venue large enough to accommodate her ever-growing membership base. With the recent opening of CodeNode – UK’s largest venue dedicated to technology events – that dream is now reality. CodeNode plays host to hundreds of technologists in any given evening and is instrumental in encouraging cross-pollination of ideas within the tech industry.
    • 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.
    • Alisa Murphy (Service Provider)
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    • CEO
    • Life Size Media
    • http://www.lifesizemedia.com
    • Alisa is the Founder and CEO of Life Size Media, one of the only communications agencies in Europe that chooses to work exclusively in cleantech. Over the last five years, Alisa and her team have delivered award-winning campaigns for some of the leading individuals, businesses, products and services in the sustainability sector. As a full service agency, Life Size Media’s work spans public relations, brand, design, marketing, digital and film. Alisa was previously the CEO of B9 Coal, a clean energy project development company that she developed into a key player in the CCS industry while leading an extensive public relations campaign to promote awareness of the technology and the key issues around de-carbonizing the power sector. She was also the Co-Founder of Life Slice Films, an independent film company producing documentary films to raise awareness of key social issues.
    • 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 and impact conference for startups, investors and corporates in Berlin, Amsterdam and London. 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 early and late stage startups during their entire lifecycle 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 11 smart green innovation conferences in Berlin (7), London (3) and Düsseldorf (1). He advises smart green startups, investors and corporates on open innovation, strategy, co-investing and marketing. 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.
    • Christoph Ostermann (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Sonnen
    • https://www.sonnenbatterie.de/en/
    • Christoph Ostermann is Co-Founder and CEO of Sonnen GmbH, 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.
    • Knut Hechtfischer (Startup)
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    • Co-Founder
    • Ubitricity
    • http://www.ubitricity.com/en
    • Knut Hechtfischer is Co-Founder of ubitricity. Knut completed a bank traineeship and holds university degrees in both law and business administration (MBA equivalent). He then joined leading international law firms in London, Frankfurt and Berlin, advising national and international clients in Regulatory, Acquisition Finance and Renewable Energy related projects. Working as an attorney during the day, Knut’s fascination with the potential of the renewable energy sector soon had him reading up on generation and storage opportunities by night. He envisaged ubitricity’s idea as well as the technical and commercial concepts in 2007 and founded the company with his friend and colleague Frank Pawlitschek in 2008. At ubitricity, Knut directs and instructs the implementation of the ubitricity concept and develops future co-operations and market models connected to his company’s concept. Knut also has a strong technical background and envisioned important parts of ubitricity’s mobile metering system.
    • Liselott Johansson (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Greater than
    • http://www.greaterthan.eu
    • Liselott Johansson has been the CEO of Greater Than since 2008. Liselott has a background from the automotive and health care industries. She was Senior Project Manager at Stoneridge Electronics, responsible for developing information and electronic systems for vehicle manufacturers like Volvo, Scania, DaimlerChrysler and MAN. In the health care industry she was a Product Manager responsible for development, production and marketing of new products as well as expansion into new markets.
    • Dr. Henric Rhedin (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • SHT Sinterma
    • http://www.sht-sinterma.com
    • Henric is CEO of SHT Sinterma AB. He has previous experience from industry as CEO in the business of machine development. Prior to that he has worked in technology transfer at Chalmers University and in the defense industry. Henric has also served as a board member of several companies in Sweden and also for national and international organizations. His academic background is in Physics and he holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics.
    • Joao Metelo (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Principle Power
    • http://www.principlepowerinc.com
    • Mr. Metelo has over 17 years of experience in the energy sector, having held several executive and leading roles with special focus in finance areas such as M&A, Financing, Strategic Planning and Control. Prior to joining Principle Power, Mr. Metelo was an Executive Vice President and previously Chief Financial Officer of EDP Renewables North America, having managed and raised several billions of dollars in financings and grants. While working for EDP, Mr. Metelo managed several large M&A transactions such as the acquisition of Horizon Wind Energy from Goldman Sachs as well as multiple other transactions in renewables and conventional power plants and electric distribution in multiple countries. Earlier in his career he worked in finance with a focus on debt financing and management, namely loans, bonds, commercial paper and credit facilities programs. Mr. Metelo holds a Degree in Economics from Nova University, Lisbon and has completed an Advanced Management Program at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
    • Dr. Chris Harris (Startup)
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    • Chairman
    • Eight19
    • http://www.eight19.com
    • Chris has over 25 years’ experience building and leading high technology companies in the UK, US and Europe. He previously held the post of CEO at Light Blue Optics, a spin-out company from the University of Cambridge, and was President of Plasmon Inc. Chris has a degree in Physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD from Imperial College.
    • Joe Warren (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Powervault
    • http://www.powervault.co.uk
    • Joe has spent 10 years working in the smart grid sector and is passionate about working in startups to bring new, smart grid technologies to market. He spent the first half of his career working in the fast growing Internet sector as Director of Hosting Operations at Pipex Plc. There he led a seventy-strong team at five UK locations, and was responsible for IT hardware, software and power infrastructure supporting 4,000 businesses and 250,000 consumers. In 2007, Joe moved to Open Energi/RLtec when it was a startup. He helped bring their smart grid dynamic demand product from concept to commercial reality, creating a new market in which Open Energi arrived first. Joe managed Open Energi’s relationship with National Grid over a period of seven years and agreed the first ever Dynamic Demand contract for demand side Firm Frequency Response, securing contracts with National Grid and Sainsbury’s. Joe joined Powervault in 2014 as Managing Director. He obtained a BA (Hons) from the University of Oxford in Experimental Psychology and an MBA from INSEAD.
    • Yoram Valent (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • GridON
    • http://www.gridon.com
    • Yoram Valent has been engaged with the energy market for the past eight years, and is the co-Founder and CEO of GridON Ltd. Prior to that, Yoram spent 25 years, twelve of which in the US, in senior positions with technology companies – from early stage start-ups to multi-billion dollar, publicly traded corporations. He has accrued wide experience in founding start-up companies, securing equity financing, leading business strategy, and turning technology concepts into commercial products of international companies. Yoram has built young companies with strong technical and business teams, and also managed global business units of publicly traded corporations. After four years as president of a California-based networking solution provider, Radlan, Yoram led to its successful acquisition by the multi-billion semiconductor leader, Marvell Technology Group (“MRVL”). He later served as vice-president at Marvell for five years, overseeing a worldwide matrix organization. Yoram also steered the assimilation of Radlan, with its 250 employees into Marvell. Prior to Radlan, Yoram was the president of California-based NetReality Inc., and earlier, served in executive business roles at Madge Networks and LANNET. Yoram holds a MSc in Computer Automation and Robotics, and a BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management.
    • Christopher Kimmett (Startup)
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    • Commercial Director
    • Open Energi
    • http://www.openenergi.com
    • Open Energi works with large energy users across the UK to manage their demand and help balance the National Grid. Chris Kimmett is Open Energi’s Commercial Manager, responsible for their relationship with National Grid and business cases and contracts for each of their large energy users. Prior to Open Energi he worked for management consultancy Accenture designing and implementing software solutions to help clients measure, manage and report on Carbon, Water, Waste and Health & Safety. He holds a degree in Industrial Economics from Nottingham University.
    • Dr. George Hanna (Startup)
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    • Co-CEO
    • Qinous
    • http://qinous.de
    • George is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Qinous. Qinous develops and manufactures standardized, plug & play energy storage solutions for island grids and grid connected applications in the commercial, industrial, and public sector. The Qinous solution enables, for example, significant diesel fuel reduction and cost savings on island grids that are currently only operated by diesel generators by perfectly integrating wind and solar energy into these grids. The standardized approach and its simple-to-install-and-use overall design and system control ease the installation and operation of this otherwise complex technology, reduces the overall costs of storage systems, and, thus, helps to facilitate the dissemination of stationary storage systems worldwide. Previously, George has worked at Bosch Solar Energy and Q-Cells in different management positions in sales and business development. His PhD is in Electrical Engineering which has followed his Physics diploma.
    • Kai Klapdor (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • ENIT Systems
    • http://www.enit-systems.com/en/home/
    • Kai Klapdor is Co-Founder and CFO of ENIT Systems. ENIT is the pioneer of state-of-the-art IT for energy systems in industrial plants. After five years of development at the Fraunhofer ISE, the spin-off introduced the ENIT Agent, a pulse meter for industrial plants. This device visualizes energy data on every level of a plant in the highest resolution. Apart from leveraging cost savings potentials, customers gain a new understanding of their processes, increase their security level and learn about predictive maintenance potentials. In the three years leading up to ENITs foundation, Kai has been working in Consulting at the energy law firm Becker Büttner Held (BBH). For BBH’s clients, Kai held the position of a Project leader, guiding grid operators and industrial parks through several challenges of the Energiewende. Prior to BBH, Kai worked for E.ON Hanse and Fraunhofer ISE. Here he conducted research on power-to-gas based hydrogen production and its cost reduction potentials. In 2014 Kai joined ENIT and his former colleagues. At ENIT, Kai’s focus as CFO lies on Finance, HR and Business Development. Kai holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics from the Hamburg University of Technology, the University of Paderborn and the KTH Stockholm.
    • Markku Makkonen (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Fourdeg
    • http://www.fourdeg.com
    • Markku is Co-Founder and CEO of the Finnish startup Fourdeg. Fourdeg is a smart heating company – winner of Arctic15 pitching competition. Fourdeg makes indoor temperature more accurate and comfortable and at the same time reduces the need of heating energy by 10-30%. The load balancing features reduce the peak loads of a district heating network. Technically Fourdeg is an IoT and big data cloud software company. Previous to Fourdeg Markku had an epic 20-year career with consumer business and telecom networks business. After graduating from University of Oulu, Finland, Markku’s career started with analog IC design. The long stint with telecoms started in the early 1990s with transmission products. Then after some years of R&D Markku started to manage programs which climaxed in managing the system programs for global success of Nokia GSM base stations. Markku lead Nokia 2G/3G mobile transmission business for five years 2000-2004 and continued to run global business development programs for mobile data solutions. Final phase with Nokia was the fashion and lifestyle making Nokia consumer business development programs with entertainment products until 2012. Markku has done business in all continents excluding the Antarktis. Markku’s comfort zone is to create business from ideas with lead customers and collaborators. And then deliver the promise. Now the passion and mission is to create a sizeable cleantech business.
    • James Johnston (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Open Utility
    • http://www.openutility.com
    • James first registered the Open Utility company one night in 2013, after realising that he wanted to play a role in shaping a decentralised and resilient energy industry. Two years later, James is the most commonly seen face of Open Utility, speaking at events and conferences across Europe. While in the office, James splits his time between fundraising, business strategy and developing the long-term vision of the company. James continues to challenge the status quo. For him, Open Utility demonstrates that we can think differently with energy. The company is delivering step-by-step innovation that will help transform the whole energy sector.
    • Dr. Carlos Ludlow-Palafox (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Enval
    • http://www.enval.com
    • Carlos graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City and came to the UK to do his PhD at the University of Cambridge. He specialised in microwave induced pyrolysis and how it could be used to recycle complex waste streams. After his PhD, he continued to develop the process, obtaining a patent for the recycling of laminated packaging before founding Enval in 2006.
    • Mack Murray (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Adgero
    • http://adgero.eu
    • Mack Murray is the CEO of Adgero. The French startup has developed the world’s first Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for road freight vehicles. Their unique hybrid system is designed to reduce fuel consumption and associated emissions by up to 25 per cent. Mack has a Master’s in Education from Louis Pasteur University. He has taught at the University of Strasbourg and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) and founded the corporate training firm, Skills Inc. Through contact with the engineers at automotive and software firms among Skills Inc’s clients, Mack observed that no satisfactory hybrid electric systems existed for heavy-duty vehicles. Working with a team of software and embedded systems engineers to address this issue, he founded Adgero SAS in 2015 to bring the resulting ultracapacitor KERS solutions to the world market.
    • Sergey Ogorodnov (Startup)
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    • CFO
    • Voltaware
    • http://www.voltaware.com
    • Sergey Ogorodnov is Co-Founder and CFO of Voltaware and responsible for business development. Sergey has 20+ years working experience with focus on telecoms and was CEO of the largest provider of fibre optics and mobile connectivity solutions to major Russian operators, but has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. His hobbies include tennis, running, and chess.
    • Simon Phelan (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • HomeTree
    • http://www.hometree.co.uk
    • Simon is the Co-Founder and CEO of HomeTree – an energy efficiency home improvement service provider that launched in the UK in September 2016. HomeTree provides homeowners with the opportunity to locate and book energy saving home improvement work online and through an app. HomeTree’s early investors include Jon Moulton, Frontline Ventures, the former UBS Vice-Chairman and two former British Gas MD’s amongst others. Before founding HomeTree Simon spent five years working in private equity for the London Stock Exchange listed turnaround fund Better Capital (founded by Jon Moulton) investing in struggling businesses across Europe. Simon’s most recent role was CEO of the Irish subsidiary of the funds largest investment – Spicers Ireland. Prior to this, Simon was based with the same fund in London before moving to Dublin as part of a 3-man team which set-up and led a €100m fund in partnership with the Irish Government. Simon has a BAI in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering and a BA in Math’s from Trinity College Dublin, is a CFq holder with the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales and has been selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Shaper.
    • Hamish Wilson (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Minus7
    • http://www.minus7.co.uk
    • Hamish is CEO of Minus7 and a business leader and successful entrepreneur. He formed his own consulting company, Paras Ltd, and led the company for several years eventually completing a trade sale to RPS Energy. His interest in renewable energy evolved concurrently with work in oil exploration. Hamish is a leading expert on oil and gas exploration strategy and performance and consulted at senior executive level for a number of the world’s largest oil companies. He has also worked for governments seeking to maximise exploration investment and success for their countries. A geology graduate, Hamish has wealth of experience in the energy sector. His varied experience includes more than 10 years as an exploration geologist with BP working on the North Sea and exploration review of South East Asia, including two years working on the Kuparuk Oil Field in Alaska, followed by an MBA at IMD in Switzerland before setting up Paras. Hamish is currently the President of the PESGB, a voluntary post that lasts one year. The society represents the oil and gas exploration community in the UK and has over 6500 members.
    • Sonny Masero (Startup)
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    • Chairman
    • Demand Logic
    • http://www.demandlogic.co.uk
    • Sonny is a business leader and engineer who has worked in the sustainable energy sector for 20 years. His experience has included leading teams and companies at a variety of scales including public corporations, SMEs and startups. Over the past 5 years his focus has been on business growth at the intersection between clean technology and web technology. Sonny has a Masters in Sustainable Development and a first class degree in Management and Design in Engineering from City University. He leads on Demand Logic’s business planning and commercial strategy.
    • Andre Lindvest (Startup)
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    • CEO
    • Ubik Solutions
    • http://www.ubiksolutions.eu
    • Andre is both CEO and representative of main investor in Ubik Solutions. Andre holds MSc in Power Engineering from Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) and also has started his MBA studies in TUT. Having 13 years experience in energy industry (mainly renewable energy) and 5 years in financials and startups Andre has a strong knowledge, experience and a will to contribute to the development of innovation and sustainable future. As a representative of main investor (Marble Invest OÜ) in Ubik, Andre is responsible for the company’s general management, company development, strategy formation, financial management and capital raising. Andre has been working closely with the founders since the beginning of the company. Andre also runs the Estonian private investment company Marble Invest, which is focused on RES related technologies, products and services. Before Marble Invest, Andre held a Project Manager position at Nelja Energia AS which is a leading renewable energy developer and producer in the Baltics and at Eesti Energia AS which is an Estonian national energy company, developing several pioneer wind farms in Estonia and worked in dispatch center of Estonian transmission system as an Operation Planner of electric supply system. In addition, Andre has established several private companies and is a mentor for several startups.


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