PROGRAM /// DAY 2
6 February 2018
DAY 2
09:30-17:30

09:30 - Welcome by chairman

EDWIN KOOT /// CEO - SOLARPLAZA
Edwin founded SolarPlaza company in 2004. He is a senior PV expert and started in the photovoltaic solar energy business in 1994. He has experience as a solar energy consultant and project developer in more than 200 PV projects. Edwin holds a Masters degree in Chemical engineering and previously worked in the Chemical industry before starting his first consultancy company in PV in 1994.
EDWIN KOOT
CEO /// SOLARPLAZA
ROBERT HENHAM /// BLOCKCHAIN BUSINESS DEVELOPER - ENECO
Rob Henham is a blockchain business developer and legal counsel at Eneco, one of the largest sustainable energy companies in the Netherlands.
Rob works with Eneco’s generation, trading, retail and smart energy businesses on blockchain strategy and projects, and the development of new products and services in the smart energy domain.
ROBERT HENHAM
BLOCKCHAIN BUSINESS DEVELOPER /// ENECO

09:40 - Do we actually need blockchains to solve our problems?

10:00 - Session #5
Tokenization of energy

10:00 - Jouliette

  1. Peer-to-peer: empowering individuals and to share energy
  2. Beyond trading: a coin for greater social value
  3. Interaction with the blockchain: an intuitive trading interface
JOS BLOM /// INNOVATION & STRATEGY CONSULTANT - ALLIANDER
Jos has more than 30 years history in the world of energy.
The last 3 years as a Strategy & Innovation Consultant at Alliander with a focus on energy storage. Alliander is a electricity and gas grid company completely separated from production and supply (NUON) serving 40% of the customers in the Netherlands.

His studies, on master level, have a wide range of Biology, IT and Energy.
He started in the Utility world in the field of IT, leading my company through a rough road of merging and splitting. Early this century he worked as an information manager and developed free market processes. Later on (2006) he worked on the basics idea’s around Smart Grids.
The combination of all my studies and experiences are coming together in the fast developments around energy storage where he did lead the storage program at Alliander.
Now he works as a strategist at Alliander working on the main subject: develop the future energy system. Main themes are now heat/cold, blockchain and social innovation.
JOS BLOM
INNOVATION & STRATEGY CONSULTANT /// ALLIANDER
STEPHEN DONNELLY /// CIO - SPECTRAL
Stephen Donnelly is the CIO with Spectral, a system integration and smart energy services company based in Amsterdam. He recently joined Spectral from the European Commission’s Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators. Stephen has more than 20 years' experience of technology deployments across multiple roles from software development to process consultancy and project management. He holds a Masters in Engineering and Computer Science from Oxford University.
STEPHEN DONNELLY
CIO /// SPECTRAL

10:15 - NRG Coin

  1. A subsidy scheme for renewables with lower risk against policy change for prosumers
  2. A financial tool offering faster cash flow and profit to retailers and grid operators.
  3. An asset from which investors profit when electricity prices increase
MIHAIL MIHAYLOV /// SR. RESEARCH ENGINEER - ENERVALIS
I am a Senior Research Engineer at Enervalis, Belgium and a voluntary post-doctoral researcher at the AI lab of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. I am continuing the development and realization of a concept I introduced in my earlier research: NRGcoin - a decentralized mechanism for rewarding renewable energy, based on blockchain technology.
I am actively involved in the Bitcoin ecosystem. I was the organizer of the Barcelona Bitcoin Community for 2 years and I am currently the organizer of P2P.Gent bitcoin meetup.
Previously, I was a senior research scientist at Sensing & Control Systems in Barcelona, Spain, working on smart grids and the internet of things. Prior to that I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Combinatorial Optimisation and Decision Support (CODeS) Research Group, University of Leuven in Gent, Belgium. I applied data mining techniques on real-world nurse rostering data from Belgian hospitals to improve the quality of the automatic generation of personnel schedules.
I collaborated with an independent research institute and developed techniques for distributed timetabling and geographical exam scheduling to facilitate course providers in planning their courses and exams.
During my Ph.D. I developed intelligent reinforcement learning algorithms for emergent coordination and self-organization of decentralized systems, such as wireless sensor networks.
MIHAIL MIHAYLOV
SR. RESEARCH ENGINEER /// ENERVALIS

10:30 - Networking Coffee Break

11:00 - Solarcoin

  1. Rewarding solar energy generation with Coins
  2. For solar producers, solar installers and solar manufacturers
  3. Tradable for fiat currency through SolarChange Platform
FRANCOIS SONNET /// AFFILIATE - SOLARCOIN FOUNDATION
François graduated with a Masters in Finance (hons) from ICHEC Brussels Management School and is an expert in Renewable Energy Business Development, having co-founded Belgium’s N°1 award-winning solar installer SunSwitch SA in 2007 at a time of little focus for Renewables outside of Germany, and acting as its Chief Strategist, helping it build up to +90 employees and +20MEur Turnover in under 30months. François made his first steps at Euronext NV and the Audit Firm PwC in Luxemburg and has extensively traveled. François currently works as a solar consultant on projects in Eastern Europe, advising towards several solar fields. François also advises Solcrypto, on Business Development with the SolarCoin Digital Asset and developing Blockchain tools to initiate the clean Energy Transition.
FRANCOIS SONNET
AFFILIATE /// SOLARCOIN FOUNDATION

11:15 - Exergy

  1. How the exergy token facilitates transactive energy
  2. The market structure and roles of the future
  3. A harmonized industry standard for sustainability
MOLLY WEBB /// FOUNDER & CEO - ENERGY UNLOCKED
10+ years market acceleration & advocacy for global innovation in tech, climate change, smart cities and energy, in partnership with companies and cities (Google, Cisco, BT, Living Labs Global, Metropolis) at The Climate Group and UK think tank Demos. Green innovation strategy advisor for Skype-founder’s Zennström Philanthropies. Jury member for numerous cleanweb and clean tech awards. 5+ years software and IT product development in New York, Tokyo and London. MSc in Environmental Policy at the London School of Economics.
MOLLY WEBB
FOUNDER & CEO /// ENERGY UNLOCKED

11:30 - SunEx token

  1. Native loyalty token to the Sun Exchange platform.
  2. Earns the holder higher lease rental rates and discounts when buying and leasing solar energy cells to projects on Sun Exchange. 
  3. Gives voting power and priority access to solar projects.
ABRAHAM CAMBRIDGE /// FOUNDER & CEO - THE SUN EXCHANGE
In 2008 I completed an MSc in the Science of Climate Change at the University of East Anglia, UK. It became to clear to me that solar energy is a crucial part of the ‘save the world’ tool-kit. Since then I have established several businesses that use solar energy as a means for creating positive changes in society. In 2010 I pioneered utility-scale solar in Britain and in 2012 a business I co-founded, The Renewable Energy Co-operative, was nominated 'International Co-operative of The Year' in the United Nations Year of Co-operatives. In 2014 my wife and I moved to South Africa to identify opportunities in the emerging African solar energy industry, I appreciate the sunshine!
ABRAHAM CAMBRIDGE
FOUNDER & CEO /// THE SUN EXCHANGE
12:00 - Session #6
Roundtable Sessions

12:00 - Roundtables + Networking Lunch

Roundtable discussions addressing the following questions:

  1. What will be the future roles of system operators and utilities?
  2. Will blockchain enable microgrids?
  3. What is the added value of tokenizing energy and assets?
  4. Will energy bills lower with blockchain?
13:30 - Session #7
Investing and trading over the blockchain

13:30 - Enabling individuals and investors to hold their own stake in the power plants across the world

  1. By accumulating and allocating their funds to the construction of Solar Power Plants
  2. Clear business model focused on capitalization growth
  3. Growing targeted market, supported by powerful macroeconomic forces
  4. Covering the whole project cycle: selecting, purchasing and selling
NOEL SHANNON /// COO - HYPERION FUND
Noel is Founding Director of Shannon Energy Corporation which is focused on Solar Energy Projects in Europe, Africa and The Middle East. He is highly experienced in Project Management, Sales, Marketing and Finance. After a career in software technology, providing data analytic solutions to corporate decision makers, Noel turned his attention to renewable energy and over the last several years he has focused his efforts on developing international solar projects and securing Power Purchase Agreements (PPA's).
He is also the founder of Covali Finance which specialises in preparing Projects for Investment.
Noel is delighted to join the team at Hyperion to help realise the vast potential for solar power on the planet.
NOEL SHANNON
COO /// HYPERION FUND

14:00 - Commodity Trading Consortium

  1. The impact of distributed ledger technology in trade finance
  2. High-over explanation of a transaction on DLT
  3. ING's expectations for the future
CHRIS SUNDERMAN /// BLOCKCHAIN LEAD TRADE FINANCE SERVICES - ING WHOLESALE BANKING
Chris is global product manager and initiative lead for block chain technology for trade finance services at ING bank wholesale banking. Chris has a broad experience in transaction banking; is leading a couple of global innovation projects with the focus on the application of distributed ledger technology in order to make the trade finance industry smarter, more efficient, more transparent and increase the speed of execution.
CHRIS SUNDERMAN
BLOCKCHAIN LEAD TRADE FINANCE SERVICES /// ING WHOLESALE BANKING

14:30 - Networking Coffee Break

15:30 - Session #8
Closing Session

15:30 - Distributed Ledgers Technology in smart grids

  • Using DLT in e-Mobility
  • A Data Marketplace
  • Smartcharging using IOTA
HARM VAN DEN BRINK /// IT ARCHITECT - IOTA
Harm van den Brink is an IT Architect at ElaadNL (Dutch knowledge and innovation center on electric mobility) and Dutch DSO Enexis, he is also involved as a technical consultant with the IOTA Foundation. Van den Brink is a specialist in IT, Cyber security and Distributed Ledger Technology and is responsible for the IT architectures of smart grids and electric mobility. The main focus is on innovative Smart Charging features within the EV infrastructure, the smart grid and between all parties involved in the smart grid system.
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HARM VAN DEN BRINK
IT ARCHITECT /// IOTA

15:50 - Visionary Expert Panel

An open discussion between experts from the blockchain and energy field on:

  1. Promising use cases of blockchain and energy
  2. Major challenges when implementing a blockchain project
  3. Milestones to overcome in the short-term
DAVID GROARKE /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - INDIGO ADVISORY GROUP
David Groarke is an experienced utility technology and strategy consultant. He has worked with power companies globally to define new growth opportunities, business model evolutions and strategic technology deployments. In this capacity, David has designed large capital technology and modernization programs and provided subject matter expertise for a range of utilities in the areas of technology strategy, strategic planning, innovation management, business model evolution, customer engagement, utility automation, distributed energy resource management, blockchain and data analytics. He has published several industry leading smart grid research reports and grid modernization insight pieces. Prior to Indigo Advisory Group, David was part of Accenture’s and PA Consulting's Global Energy Practices and led innovative research at Greentech Media Research (GTM). He is a published author of several industry leading smart grid research reports and grid modernization insight pieces. David holds an Honors Degree in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and has studied European programs at Roskilde University in Denmark and Lund University in Sweden.
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DAVID GROARKE
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// INDIGO ADVISORY GROUP
CLAIRE HENLY /// TEAM MEMBER - ENERGY WEB FOUNDATION
Claire is an energy and emerging technology expert with 6 years of experience working in private sector and non-profits. She has extensive experience consulting for Fortune 500 companies and national governments on new technology, long term energy planning, energy policy and low carbon business models—including a national 30 year, low-carbon energy plan for China’s central government. At EWF, Claire is responsible for generating and managing all projects with EWF's corporate affiliates.
CLAIRE HENLY
TEAM MEMBER /// ENERGY WEB FOUNDATION
COLLEEN METELITSA /// GRID EDGE ANALYST - GTM RESEARCH
Claire is an energy and emerging technology expert with 6 years of experience working in private sector and non-profits. She has extensive experience consulting for Fortune 500 companies and national governments on new technology, long term energy planning, energy policy and low carbon business models—including a national 30 year, low-carbon energy plan for China’s central government. At EWF, Claire is responsible for generating and managing all projects with EWF's corporate affiliates.
COLLEEN METELITSA
GRID EDGE ANALYST /// GTM RESEARCH
JOSÉ MINGUEZ MATORRAS /// HEAD OF INNOVATION MARKET IBERIA - ENDESA
José is the Head of Innovation Market Iberia in Endesa Energía, his main objective being the application of new technologies and market trends to the business. He is an electronic industrial engineer trained at ICAI, holds an EMBA from IE, and ICADE cloister member.
He is member of the P2P Transaction Platforms and Blockchain Community of Enel and the Blockchain Discussion Platform of Eurelectric (organization representing the electricity industry in 32 European countries).
Previously, he was the Head of Technology Projects, leading various consortia for the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 and was responsible for various projects aimed at developing the integration of efficient distributed solar energy into the grid, smart-home, smart-buildings, storage systems and the commercial application of heat pumps for industrial installations. Focused on B2B & B2C Innovation projects, business development and strategy. Expertise in Energy.
He worked previously in innovation in the auto and elevator industries. He was also responsible for Pricing Models for total invoicing of more than €10 billion. He has been also an associate professor at ICAI.
JOSÉ MINGUEZ MATORRAS
HEAD OF INNOVATION MARKET IBERIA /// ENDESA
HUGO SCHÖNBECK /// TRUSTEE - ENERGYCOIN FOUNDATION
An inspired Entrepreneur and Consultant with experience in a range of projects, researches and consultancies, and brings a practical and warm-hearted approach to sustainability. Has an extensive international network, taking pride in always bringing together the best-suited people from various organisations for a given task. Practical achievements and experience supported by active continuous professional development and building on research and enterprise developments. Hugo Schönbeck is Member of Sustainable Higher Education Network, member of SVN and founder of informal high level think-tank on climate change, Director/Investor GPX Energiebank, and Trustee Energycoin Foundation.
HUGO SCHÖNBECK
TRUSTEE /// ENERGYCOIN FOUNDATION
 

16:40 - End by conference chairman

EDWIN KOOT /// CEO - SOLARPLAZA
Edwin founded SolarPlaza company in 2004. He is a senior PV expert and started in the photovoltaic solar energy business in 1994. He has experience as a solar energy consultant and project developer in more than 200 PV projects. Edwin holds a Masters degree in Chemical engineering and previously worked in the Chemical industry before starting his first consultancy company in PV in 1994.
EDWIN KOOT
CEO /// SOLARPLAZA

16:40 - Closing Drinks

PROGRAM /// DAY 2
6 February 2018