Speakers 2014

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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
Smart Grid World Summit 2014
24-25 Nov | Le Méridien Piccadilly, London

Dr. Howard Porter Dr. Howard Porter
Chief Executive Officer
BEAMA

UNITED KINGDOM

Dr Porter is the Chief Executive Officer of BEAMA, the UK associations for the electrical manufacturing sector. As part of this role he manages the smart metering activities in the UK. He is also on the board of ORGALIME, the European organisation covering the Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Metalworking & Metal Articles Industries.
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Dr. Manuel Sánchéz Dr. Manuel Sánchéz Jimenéz
Team Leader Smart Grids
EUROPEAN COMMISSION

BELGIUM

EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Dr.-Ing Manuel Sánchéz Jimenéz joined the Commission in 1996 within the Renewable Energies Unit in Directorate General for Research. During twelve years he coordinated the areas of “Integration of Renewable Energies” and “Smart Energy Networks” and launched the European Technology Platform “Smart Grids” in 2006.
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Oliver Schäfer Oliver Schäfer
President
EUROPEAN PHOTOVOLTAIC INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (EPIA)

BELGIUM

Oliver Schäfer has 15 years of experience in European affairs and renewable energy policy, including five years within SunPower Corporation. He has worked in the past as a Policy Director for EREC – the European Renewable Energy Council – and as the Assistant of a Member of the European Parliament. Mr. Schäfer has also been the Chair of the EPIA Policy-Communications Working Group for the past four years.
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David Smith David Smith
Chief Executive
ENERGY NETWORKS ASSOCIATION

UNITED KINGDOM

David Smith joined ENA in July 2003 as Director of Policy, and was appointed Chief Executive in October 2007. Previously he was Director of Corporate Affairs at the British Retail Consortium where he was responsible for the retail industry implementation of ‘Chip & Pin’ in the UK, as well as all internal and external communications for the organisation.
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Julian J. Nebreda Julian J. Nebreda
President, EMEA SBU
AES CORPORATION

NETHERLANDS

Julian J. Nebreda is the President for Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) SBU, with broad experience in the power, legal and financial sectors. He has held senior positions in AES, such as Vice President for Central America and Caribbean, CEO of La Electricidad de Caracas (EDC) in Caracas, Venezuela and President of AES Dominicana, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
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Dr Keith MacLean Dr. Keith MacLean
Industry Chair
ENERGY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP

UNITED KINGDOM

Keith completed graduate and postgraduate studies in Chemistry at both Heriot-Watt and Hamburg Universities, and is now also an Honorary Fellow of Energy Policy at the University of Exeter. Following 8 years at BDF, a chemical company in Germany, Keith returned to Scotland and led a contract research business at IRI before working 20 years at energy utility SSE.
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John Scott John Scott
Director
CHILTERN POWER

UNITED KINGDOM

John Scott is an independent consultant operating from his own company, Chiltern Power Limited. He was formerly Director, Network Innovation at KEMA Consulting Ltd. John’s previous roles have included Technical Director for Ofgem, the British electricity and gas regulator, and Director of Engineering for National Grid Company in the UK.
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Rosie McGlynn Rosie McGlynn
Head of Smart Energy & Networks Programme
ENERGY UK

UNITED KINGDOM

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Martin Wilcox Martin Wilcox
Head of Future Networks
UK POWER NETWORKS

UNITED KINGDOM

Martin is responsible for UK Power Networks’ portfolio of innovation projects which will lead UK Power Networks’ smart grid planning activities and contribute to the development and upgrade of Britain’s electricity system.
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Laurence Carpanini Laurence Carpanini
Director of Smart Metering & Smart Grids
IBM

UNITED KINGDOM

Laurence Carpanini is Director Smart Metering & Smart Grids at IBM UK Limited, where he leads the strategic development and delivery of smart metering and smart grid solutions in the UK and Ireland. In this role he acts as an ambassador for IBM across the Energy & Utilities Industry.
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Phil Hack Phil Hack
Head of Smart Metering Programme
UK POWER NETWORKS

UNITED KINGDOM

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Andrew Jones Andrew Jones
Managing Director
S&C ELECTRIC EUROPE

UNITED KINGDOM

S&C ELECTRIC EUROPE
Andrew Jones has extensive knowledge in the energy sector. With over 35 years of global industry experience, and over 50 published papers, Andrew Jones has become a thought leader in the area of Smart Grid applications and Renewable Integration.
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Stuart Lacey Stuart Lacey
Chief Executive
ELECTRALINK

UNITED KINGDOM

Stuart is Chief Executive of ElectraLink, a central body in the competitive UK electricity industry which is owned by the distribution network operators (DNOs). ElectraLink’s role is to operate the secure data service which enables electricity customers to switch suppliers and supports other business processes between market participants.
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Kevin Odonovan Kevin O’Donovan
WW Energy Sector Sales Director
INTEL CORPORATION

FRANCE

Kevin is the WW Energy Sector Sales Director for Intel’s Enterprise Solution Sales division at Intel Corporation. The mission of Enterprise Solution Sales is to work with the world’s largest enterprises and Governments and create business value through the effective adoption of Information Technology, Best practice and Innovative use of Technology.
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Alain Bollack Alain Bollack
Global Smart Metering & Grid Leader
ERNST & YOUNG

UNITED KINGDOM

Alain is EY global leader for Smart Metering and Smart Grid. In that capacity he has set-up EY global centre of excellence for Smart which has the vocation to share global best practices with our clients.
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Mike Ballard Mike Ballard
Senior Director of Industry Strategy (EMEA)
ORACLE UTILITIES

UNITED KINGDOM

Mike Ballard is Senior Director of Industry Strategy in EMEA for the Utilities Global Business Unit at Oracle. Mike graduated with a first class honours degree in Computing in 1996 and has been delivering IT solutions into the utility sector for over 20 years.
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Paul Brodrick Paul Brodrick
Head of Smart Grid Applications & Solutions NWE CoC
SIEMENS

UNITED KINGDOM

Paul was appointed Head of Smart Grid Applications & Solutions NWE CoC in October 2013. His primary goal is to utilise the Siemens Smart Grid portfolio to develop innovative Smart Grid solutions for existing and emerging market models across NWE.
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Rodolphe de Beaufort Rodolphe de Beaufort
Smart Grid & Smart Cities Marketing Director
ALSTOM GRID

FRANCE

Rodolphe de Beaufort joined Alstom in September 2013 as Smart Grid Marketing Director. With 12 years’ experience in the energy sector, Rodolphe is a smart grid specialist in technological innovation, business models and regulation fields. He started his career in the consulting companies Cap Gemini and Sia Partners.
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Régis Hourdouillie Régis Hourdouillie
Global Director, Utilities
ERICSSON

FRANCE

Régis Hourdouillie, a French citizen based in Paris, has been working in the telecoms and power utilities sectors for more than 20 years. He has been holding his current position in Ericsson, one of the world ICT leaders, since October 2011. In this capacity, he has the responsibility of the global smart grid communications / smart grid control offering.
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Joel Schroeder Joel Schroeder
Director, Strategic Development
M2M & New L-Band
INMARSAT

UNITED KINGDOM

Joel Schroeder leads the implementation of Inmarsat’s M2M strategy across the global business.
Appointed as Director of the M2M Program in February 2012, Mr Schroeder is responsible for developing and maintaining a robust channel and partner programme, as well as driving the evolution of Inmarsat’s M2M service portfolio to meet market requirements and demand.
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Stephen Woodhouse Stephen Woodhouse
Director
PÖYRY MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

UNITED KINGDOM

Stephen heads Pöyry’s Market Design group dealing with all aspects of energy market policy regulation and design, for private and public-sector clients. Stephen is an expert in market reform, for high-level policy design to implementation of systems and processes for market participants.
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Toby Ferenczi Toby Ferenczi
CEO
HANERGY SOLAR UK

UNITED KINGDOM

Toby Ferenczi is CEO of Hanergy Solar UK, a business that provides solar panel installations in partnership with IKEA. Prior to his role at Hanergy, Toby co-founded one of the UK’s largest solar companies, Engensa, in 2010, and is currently a member of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Solar PV Strategy Group.
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Giovanni Coppola Giovanni Coppola
Product Manager
ENEL

ITALY

Giovanni graduated in Electronics Engineering, he is currently in the Special Projects and Technological Development unit of Infrastructure and Networks Division, part of Enel SpA, Italy’s largest power company, and Europe’s second listed utility by installed capacity.
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Asheya Patten Asheya Patten
Senior Consultant
Smart Energy and Electricity Networks
PÖYRY MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

UNITED KINGDOM

Asheya Patten has a comprehensive blend of regulatory, commercial and strategic experience working in industry and as a consultant over a number of years. As a consultant, Asheya has advised a range of clients including national regulators, energy network companies, banks, large multinational utilities, generators and investors.
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James Kirk James Kirk
Chief Architect
ENSEK

UNITED KINGDOM

James has worked in the field of consultancy and data analytics for over a decade with the majority of this time being spent working in the UK energy sector. He is an expert at deriving insight from large volumes of data and is able to make commercial sense of low level technical and data issues.
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John Dorn John Dorn
Smart Grid Chief Architect – EALA
ACCENTURE

UNITED KINGDOM

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