HELLE JUHLER-VERDONER /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - DANISH INTELLIGENT ENERGY ALLIANCE
Helle Juhler-Verdoner has been the managing director of the Danish Intelligent Energy Alliance since 2014. She has since 2008 been the VP global affairs in Alstom Power with the focus on international energy and climate change activities. Helle has also worked for the Confederation of Danish Industry as head of energy and climate. She has a Master of economics from Copenhagen University and an MBA from Henley Management College.
HELLE JUHLER-VERDONER
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// DANISH INTELLIGENT ENERGY ALLIANCE
DIEGO MARQUINA /// EUROPEAN POWER & CARBON ANALYST - BNEF
Diego Marquina is an analyst covering the ongoing European power transition, focused on the challenge of ensuring flexibility and reliability as policy and markets deploy increasing levels of renewable energy to drive decarbonization.
DIEGO MARQUINA
EUROPEAN POWER & CARBON ANALYST /// BNEF
NICLAS DAMSGAARD /// SR VP MARKET & SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT - SVENSKA KRAFTNÄT
Niclas Damsgaard is Senior Vice President for Market and System Development at Svenska kraftnät. Prior to joining Svk in 2017 he has about 15 years of experience form consultancy mainly focusing on market, regulatory and commercial issues in the energy industry. He holds a PhD in economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.
NICLAS DAMSGAARD
SR VP MARKET & SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT /// SVENSKA KRAFTNÄT
SARAH HAMBRIDGE /// LEAD TRANSACTIVE ENERGY SCIENTIST - ENERGY WEB FOUNDATION
Sarah Hambridge is the lead transactive energy scientist at EWF, pushing the envelope on decentralized energy markets, peer to peer trading, and grid balancing, secured by smart contracts and blockchain technology. Before joining EWF and Grid Singularity, she completed a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State University and has interned at Siemens and Sandia National Laboratories.
The Energy Web Foundation (EWF) is a global non-profit organization focused on accelerating blockchain technology across the energy sector.
SARAH HAMBRIDGE
LEAD TRANSACTIVE ENERGY SCIENTIST /// ENERGY WEB FOUNDATION
FRANK GEERTS /// MANAGER SMART CHARGING - ELAADNL
Frank Geerts is manager Smart Charging at ElaadNL. ElaadNL is the knowledge and innovation centre in the field of (smart) charging infrastructure and is owned by the Dutch DSOs. Responsible for the development of Smart Charging solutions, Franks helps building sustainable business models in the transition to eMobility. This includes several perspectives: customer, mobility need, electricity system, market organisation, electrical engineering and IT. Frank plays an active role in the standardization of e-mobility at national and international level. He is regular speaker on international conferences. He has close to 20 years’ experience in the energy sector, in different roles and for several energy companies in the Netherlands.
FRANK GEERTS
MANAGER SMART CHARGING /// ELAADNL
LAURENT MARTIN /// VP SPECIAL PROJECTS & STRATEGIC GROWTH - ENVION
Laurent Martin guides the strategic growth of blockchain infrastructure company envion AG, developing customer solutions which reduce the burden of curtailment and overcapacities in the renewables sector. He is an entrepreneur and advisor specializing in product development and marketing for blockchain and cryptocurrency-related technologies. He has applied his strategic expertise to a broad client list from Silicon Valley enterprise software and hardware companies to European start-ups and is a frequent conference speaker.
LAURENT MARTIN
VP SPECIAL PROJECTS & STRATEGIC GROWTH /// ENVION
ERIC ESTRADE /// PRINCIPAL GROUP SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER ENERGY - VODAFONE
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ERIC ESTRADE
PRINCIPAL GROUP SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER ENERGY /// VODAFONE
JO-JO HUBBARD /// COO - ELECTRON
Joanna is the COO and Co-founder of Electron. Joanna started her energy career in the early days of the renewable build-out on the asset financing side, at merchant bank Augusta & Co., where she focused on emerging technologies and lead the first ever multi-asset anaerobic digestion financing deal. In October 2015 she moved to international strategy consultancy firm McKinsey & Co, where she focused on digital transformation. 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.
JO-JO HUBBARD
COO /// ELECTRON
MIGUEL PARDO /// NEW TECHNOLOGIES & INNOVATION MANAGER - ENDESA
Responsible of Innovation projects at Endesa. Broad professional experience in the energy markets, collaborating in projects from the renewable & distribution level to the research and innovation. Miguel has been collaborating in many different R+D projects related to electro mobility, smart grids and ancillary services between the TSO-DSO such as Green eMotion (7FP), Charge&Ride (Nuclis i+d), SmartNet(H2020) or Resccue (H2020), all in cooperation with international research technological centers and partners. Previously he was project manager of solar photovoltaic projects within Endesa, ranging from small-scale grid connected systems to multi-megawatt power plants. Business developer for the esco department of Endesa related to energy efficiency based on public lighting and e-mobility. Miguel holds a degree in Electrical Engineering (UPC), Master in Industrial Engineering Design (UPC) and Master in Project Management (UB).
MIGUEL PARDO
NEW TECHNOLOGIES & INNOVATION MANAGER /// ENDESA
HÉLOÏSE HOYOS /// SENIOR CONSULTANT - N-SIDE
Héloïse Hoyos (Senior Consultant, N‐SIDE) (Msc Business Engineering, UCLouvain 2013) holds a master degree from the Louvain School of Management with several years of experience in the energy flexibility optimization on different markets. She is closely working on several ENERTOP projects, N-SIDE Solution to leverage energy flexibility, in collaboration with different electro-intensive industries to identify, isolate and valorize energy flexibility. She has also been working as a consultant for Deloitte Belgium, where she had many opportunities to work on strategic and supply chain projects.
HÉLOÏSE HOYOS
SENIOR CONSULTANT /// N-SIDE
MICHIEL VAN DEN BERGE /// INNOVATION PROJECT LEAD - STEDIN
Michiel works as Innovation Project Lead on projects that on the short term helps Stedin to set up a flex market to purchase flexibility services from Aggregators. Creating value for the DSO by being more efficient with Grid Reinforcements. He guides Stedin in developing the capabilities of scanning the market for flex-potential in corporation with asset management, developing the right purchasing framework, and contracting flex-services. And on the other hand Blockchain, to build a network for cooperation with Blockchain developers and setting up the first Pilot of Layered Energy Systems.
He has a history in the IT department, where he worked on the development and implementation of IT capabilities which a DSO has to develop to be able to use Flexibility. Such Flexmarket frameworks (i.e. USEF), and during Pilots with Aggregators.
He studied Innovation Management at the Eindhoven University of Technology, with a focus on New Product Development, Design processes, and Business Engineering.
MICHIEL VAN DEN BERGE
INNOVATION PROJECT LEAD /// STEDIN
ANNE HUIBRECHTSE /// DIRECTOR STRATEGIC & REPUTATION RISK - DELOITTE
Anne Huibrechtse is Director Strategic & Reputation Risk within Deloitte Netherlands, with focus on energy transition.
According to previous Deloitte research, sustainability is one of the top three risks for corporate leadership. One recurring and essential concept is the energy transition. Both public and private parties are heavily involved in effecting an energy transition, aiming to decarbonize the energy sector and to change existing logistics and governance structures away from fossil fuels. Business participation in this process is not just welcomed, it is necessary. The energy transition is more than a shift from fossil to renewable sources of energy. It is about changing the systems of production, ownership and value creation. Therefore, we need a system change towards a new economy, based on collaboration, cultural changes as well as changing revenue and financial models, regulation and innovative technology.
ANNE HUIBRECHTSE
DIRECTOR STRATEGIC & REPUTATION RISK /// DELOITTE
ANTON TIJDINK /// ELECTRICITY MARKET ANALYST - TENNET
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ANTON TIJDINK
ELECTRICITY MARKET ANALYST /// TENNET
HANS-ARILD BREDESEN /// BOARD MEMBER - NODES AS
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HANS-ARILD BREDESEN
BOARD MEMBER /// NODES AS
WEERO KOSTER /// MANAGING PARTNER - AEOLIAN
Weero Koster studied law in Amsterdam and Antwerp. He practices law in the international arena for over 30 years. He was a partner, thought-leader and strategic policy-maker in global law firms Norton Rose Fulbright and Baker McKenzie for 22 years. His focus is on renewable energy and infrastructure projects and their financing, corporate finance transactions and energy regulatory advice. He is acknowledged as leading energy lawyer in the Netherlands by both Chambers Global and the Legal 500 EMEA for over twenty years. On the projects side he has played key roles in pathfinder projects like the first Dutch offshore windfarm: NoordZeeWind, and the privatization and acquisition of the largest Dutch utility: Essent. He is known for his corporate PPA-work and has done numerous transactions for diverse national and international clients, like developers, investors, sponsors, off-takers, OEMs, financial institutions, many of whom are many household names. He is a co-founder of the “R-meetings” on onshore wind and a member of the World Energy Council as well as a publicist and frequent speaker at energy related events and seminars. He recently published “the BES Electricity and Drinking Water Act’ with Boom scientific publishers.
WEERO KOSTER
MANAGING PARTNER /// AEOLIAN
MATHILDE LALLEMAND /// STRATEGY ADVISOR - ENTSO-E
Mathilde Lallemand is working at ENTSO-E as a strategy advisor on TSO-DSO related issues and Network codes implementation.

She worked previously at RTE, the French TSO, in different positions:
- key account manager for ENEDIS (French biggest DSO), responsible for the relationship between RTE and the French biggest DSO
- advisor to the board on topics regarding Europe, market design and economy of electrical system
- R& D engineer on electrical system and market issues (integration of renewables, market coupling and cross-border capacity calculation, balancing mechanisms)
Education: Engineering degree (Diplôme d’Ingénieur) from Supélec (Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, Paris) and Master Degree in energy engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Stockholm).
MATHILDE LALLEMAND
STRATEGY ADVISOR /// ENTSO-E
OLIVIER DEVOLDER /// HEAD ENERGY GROUP - N-SIDE
Olivier Devolder (Msc Mathematical Engineering, UCLouvain 2009) holds a PhD. in Mathematical Optimization from UCLouvain. Prior to joining the N-SIDE team, Olivier has accumulated experience within a large consulting firm (McKinsey & co) working on industry related projects. Olivier is in charge of N-SIDE activities in the energy sector (Electricity Market, Demand Response, Micro-Grids, etc.). In particular, he is leading the ENERTOP project, innovative software that aims to leverage the flexibility of large industrial sites on electricity markets. He is also project coordinator and task leader in different Belgian and European research projects focusing on the use of advanced analytics technique to optimize the design, operation and valorization of electricity markets.
OLIVIER DEVOLDER
HEAD ENERGY GROUP /// N-SIDE
TOM SCHURMANS /// SR. GROUP SPECIALIST ‘ENERGY OPTIMISATION’ - CARGILL
Tom Schurmans graduated in Mechanical Engineering at Delft University of Technology and Business Science at Nyenrode Business School. He started his career in Gasturbine development, and soon after the energy market liberalization in 2000 in Europe held several positions in Energy Sourcing Consultancy.

He joined Cargill in September 2003, where he developed together with the Cargill Geneva trading group the Energy Risk Management Solutions-group to manage the Energy Supply Chain and the inherent Energy Price Risks of the plants that Cargill operates in Europe. Recently he became the Sr. Group Specialist ‘Energy Optimisation’ where he is primarily accountable for optimizing energy assets and investments, and looking after sustainable energy supply chains for Cargill Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizing businesses across the globe. Further to these responsibilities he is representing Cargill in several industrial energy consumer groups across Europe.
TOM SCHURMANS
SR. GROUP SPECIALIST ‘ENERGY OPTIMISATION’ /// CARGILL
JULIAN JANSEN /// SENIOR ANALYST - IHS MARKIT TECHNOLOGY
Julian Jansen is a Senior Analyst at IHS Markit Technology. He leads the group’s global research on energy storage and provides deep insight on the key value drivers and emerging business models driving storage deployment across Europe and North America. Additionally, Julian delivers strategic advice for bespoke projects on various new energy technologies.
Prior to joining IHS Markit, Julian established and led the coverage of energy storage at specialist consultancy firm Delta-ee. Julian holds an MSc in Ecological Economics from the University of Edinburgh, as well as a BBA in European Management from Lancaster University and a BSc in International Management from ESB Business School in Germany.
JULIAN JANSEN
SENIOR ANALYST /// IHS MARKIT TECHNOLOGY
FREDRIK ROSENQVIST /// HEAD BUSINESS INNOVATION SWEDEN - E.ON
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FREDRIK ROSENQVIST
HEAD BUSINESS INNOVATION SWEDEN /// E.ON
JAN VEIJER /// BUSINESS DEVELOPER - GASUNIE NEW ENERGY
Jan Veijer is a business developer at Gasunie New Energy in the Netherlands. He focuses on the development and commercialization of hydrogen projects and related infrastructure such as electrolysers, pipelines and refueling stations. Hydrogen infrastructure starts with smaller demo projects with the aim to scale up to larger electrolysis factories and other infrastructure in tandem with penetration of renewable energy sources such as offshore wind. Before joining Gasunie he completed a MSc. in International Economics and Business and a MSc. in Finance.
JAN VEIJER
BUSINESS DEVELOPER /// GASUNIE NEW ENERGY
HELEN STEINIGER /// ADVISOR TO THE CEOs - NEXT KRAFTWERKE
Helen Steiniger works as advisor to the CEOs of Next Kraftwerke in Cologne, Germany. Her work focus is on the opportunities of digitalization for sustainable energy markets. She has been working in the company since 2015 in different positions.
Ms. Steiniger holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science from Lund University, Sweden, and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim, Germany.
HELEN STEINIGER
ADVISOR TO THE CEOs /// NEXT KRAFTWERKE
LIOR HANDELSMAN /// VP MARKETING & PRODUCT STRATEGY - SOLAREDGE
Mr. Lior Handelsman, VP Marketing and Product Strategy, founded SolarEdge in 2006 and currently serves as our Vice President, Marketing and Product Strategy where he is responsible for SolarEdge’s marketing activities, product management and business development.

Prior to co-founding SolarEdge, Mr. Handelsman spent 11 years at the Electronics Research Department (‘‘ERD’’), one of Israel’s national labs, which is tasked with developing innovative and complex systems. At the ERD he held several positions including research and development power electronics engineer, head of the ERD’s power electronics group and manager of several large-scale development projects and he was a branch head in his last position at the ERD.

Mr. Handelsman holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) and an MBA from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology in Haifa.
LIOR HANDELSMAN
VP MARKETING & PRODUCT STRATEGY /// SOLAREDGE
MATTEO VILLA /// HEAD OF DIGITAL ENERGY, GLOBAL - CANADIAN SOLAR
Mr. Villa’s experience includes developing opportunities between Africa and the Far East, establishing new markets in Africa, as well as in emerging areas, such as India and the Middle East, while also developing PV projects in Southern Italy.

He is a tenacious yet pragmatic business developer, with a proven record in building and maintaining key relationships at all levels. Within the Company, he has shown a clear ability to manage development teams in complicated projects.

Mr. Villa is a tried and true technology enthusiast –working on ta daily basis with cutting-edge IT systems, next generation web systems, social media and the new possibility with Blockchain as a leading software platforms. In the past, he has founded several successful start-ups in Italy and abroad.

Recently, Mr. Villa has focused a great deal of his energy on transversal IT in the energy solar sector, while also working as general manager of new business units.

He is currently Head of Digital Energy at Canadian Solar, developing new advanced energy solutions such as microgrids and large remote power solutions supported by digital energy and cutting-edge technology.
MATTEO VILLA
HEAD OF DIGITAL ENERGY, GLOBAL /// CANADIAN SOLAR
BART DE BROUWER /// DIRECT OFFTAKE AGREEMENTS AND RISK MANAGEMENT - OUTSMART
We are OutSmart, since 2008 active in the renewable energy sector. We act as frontrunner in the energy transition. We are known and are being asked for our Power of Predictability: the ability to predict accurately, our pro-active and transparent way of collaboration and our innovative solutions. We work for investors, owners, fund managers of renewable production assets (like wind- and solar parks and biomass power plants) and for industrial off-takers of energy.
One of our key propositions is Facilitating Direct Offtake Agreements. There we realise the best power price for generators and offtakers of renewable energy. We enable this by matching all interests as transparent and predictable as possible. Consider us as a new type of intermediary with a strong focus on direct connecting generators and offtakers. (peer to peer).
The proposition "Facilitating Direct Offtake Agreements and Risk management" is the focus area of Mr. Bart de Brouwer.
BART DE BROUWER
DIRECT OFFTAKE AGREEMENTS AND RISK MANAGEMENT /// OUTSMART
THOMAS BRENNER /// CTO - OLI SYSTEMS GMBH
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THOMAS BRENNER
CTO /// OLI SYSTEMS GMBH
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 Master’s 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
AURA CARAMIZARU /// POLICY ADVISOR - EDSO
Aura Caramizaru is EDSO’s Policy Advisor managing the association’s work on the Clean Energy Package. She holds an MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe and has more than six years of experience in the electricity sector, including distribution networks at EDSO. She participates in activities related to flexibility and TSO/DSO cooperation as part of stakeholder platforms (DSO flexibility committee, TSO/DSO cooperation).
AURA CARAMIZARU
POLICY ADVISOR /// EDSO
PHILIP GRAFF /// PARTNER - BIRD & BIRD
Philip Graff is a partner in Bird & Bird an international leading law firm in renewable energy. Philip has been working with energy law for 25 years as a lawyer, inhouse counsel and investor.
For a number of years Philip has assisted banks, sponsors and developers especially regarding renewable projects both in the Nordic region and internationally.
Philip Graff has a law and a finance degree. Philip has been working in more than 50 countries and is often a speaker at international conferences.
PHILIP GRAFF
PARTNER /// BIRD & BIRD
NATHAN ZIELKE /// CEO - INVERGY
Nathan has a 7-year background in international strategy consulting where, beside other projects, he restructured one of the largest energy corporations in Eastern Europe. Afterwards he served as CEO, CFO, CSO and supervisory board member of large multinational companies. In parallel he founded and/or financed several StartUps in sectors like eCommerce, ePayment, cloud computing, real estate and consulting. He is a frequent key note speaker across industries on topics including digital transformation, leadership and change management.
NATHAN ZIELKE
CEO /// INVERGY