Smart Grids & Cleanpower 2014


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Speakers Smart Grids & Cleanpower 2014 Executive Briefing Day


  • Gavin Jones, Business Development Director

    ElectraLink
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    Day 1 Talk -Primer on Smart Grids

    Gavin will give an introduction to smart grids

    Biography: Gavin is involved in the UK Smart Energy arena at both customer and policy level, speaking, writing papers and meeting with policy makers. He is a member of the DECC and Ofgem’s Smart Grid Forum and chairs TechUK (the UK technology industry association) Smart Energy and Utilities Working Group.
  • Dr Andy Stanford Clark, Chief Technologist - Smart Energy

    IBM
    Day 1 Talk - Introduction to Smart Grids Technology & DSM

    Biography: Andy Stanford-Clark FBCS, CITP is a British information technology research engineer, specialising in telemetry and publish/subscribe messaging. He leads a research team at IBM, and is a Member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and IBM Master Inventor. He is also a visiting professor at Newcastle University, and a member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Peer Review College.

    Andy holds a BSc in Computing Studies and Mathematics from the University of East Anglia. Stanford-Clark also holds a Ph.D. in Parallel Computing: Parallel Paradigms and their Implementation from the University of East Anglia which he achieved in 1991. In 2006, Stanford-Clark became a Fellow of the British Computer Society and Chartered IT Professional. In 1999, Stanford-Clark collaborated with Arlen Nipper to author the first version of the MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol.MQTT is a specialised protocol enabling telemetry or lightweight sensor and mobile systems
  • Alan South, Commercial Director

    Solar Century
    Day 1 Talk - Technology: Distributed Generation

    Alan South is responsible for driving growth at Solarcentury through proprietary products and services. His role is to lead the team, to manage innovation as a portfolio, and to maintain a five-year vision and strategic roadmap. He joined the firm in the relatively early days of solar and has witnessed its growth into a mainstream asset. In 2011 Solarcentury won the Queen’s Award for Innovation. He has over 25 years technical and leadership experience in innovation. Prior to Solarcentury Alan was European head of IDEO, a company that features regularly in top ten lists of innovative companies. He is respected thinker and spokesperson, and has delivered executive learning programmes on behalf of Harvard and Said.
  • Graham Ford, Managing Partner

    Mansion Partners LLP
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    Day 1 Talk - Technology: Renewables and storage, markets and intermittency in relation to grids

    General introduction & update to renewables | Introduction to storage | Problems and challenges of storage | Grids: can stored energy can become more viable if it is traded? Store when energy is cheap and sell when energy is expensive | Vanadium | Flow batteries.

    Biography: A seasoned clean energy entrepreneur and conference chairman, Graham Ford founded and was CTO of Heliodynamics, a CSP company, and has worked at top tier consultancy, as PA Consulting, and an MA from Cambridge in Engineering.
  • Mike Wilks, Director - Smart Energy

    Poyry
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    Day 1 Talk - Markets: Charting market success in smart grids and energy

    Explores what the future market environment for smart grids may look like, how different it may be from the world of today and why. Then uses a Porter approach to understanding what this means for different players and explores strategies for success

    Biography: Mike Wilks has a comprehensive blend of regulatory, commercial, investment, operational and trading experience gained over 20 years in the GB and international electricity markets which includes previous senior roles for National Grid (where he spent 10 years), Enron, and as a consultant with KEMA and now Pöyry. Mike is an expert in all aspects of electricity networks and their interaction with wholesale markets, generators and end users. As a consultant, Mike has advised clients encompassing the World Bank, the European Commission, national regulators, energy network companies, large multinational utilities, generators and investors in over 15 countries worldwide.
  • Asheya Patten, Senior Consultant

    Poyry
    Day 1 Talk - Markets: Demand Response Economics

  • Gavin Jones, Business Development Director

    ElectraLink
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    Day 1 Talk - Big Data, Data sharing & privacy

    Across the globe the energy industry does not make enough use of information. Unlike others the electricity and gas industry still has too little understanding on what is actually happening on its networks, and with all the pressures driving change, this information is more and more essential to predict the future, and this generates both challenges and opportunities.
  • Pilgrim Beart, Founder Director

    AlertMe
    Day 1 Talk - Monetisation

    Biography: Pilgrim Beart is a serial entrepreneur whose previous companies have delivered hundreds of millions of devices into the mass consumer market. Now his current venture AlertMe seeks to empower consumers with its Smart Home platform. Pilgrim will explain what this is, and how the evolution of the Smart Home is led by the needs of consumers. Synopsis: Monetisation of energy efficiency products without government requirement can be done but it is not as straightforward as monetising, say, entertainment subscriptions. This in depth talk looks at the challenges. Market forecasts & 'end game' scenarios, UK and overseas are given.
  • Dr Amyas Philips, Research Entrepreneur

    Day 1 Talk - Markets: The Industrial Internet

    Biography: Amyas Philips is an expert in machine learning, data mining, internet of things, cyber-physical systems, embedded systems, wireless networks, optical communications, cloud services, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, educational technology, sustainability. He leads ARM's 'Internet of Things' team, exploring new opportunities in wireless sensor networks and distributed applications. Amyas was also with AlertMe as Chief Designer.

    This talk looks at the potential of the industrial internet. Industry has used distributed sensing and control systems for decades, so what's new? Amyas will introduce how he sees the internet of things, its drivers and segments, and discuss common and emerging design patterns.
  • David Pitcher

    Power Plus Communications AG
    Day 1 Talk: Innovation

  • Steve Dawson, VP Consulting

    Sentec
    Day 1 Talk: Innovation Challenges

    Biography: Steve has had a career in engineering with some of the top Cambridge companies such as Xaar, Xennia, Pursuit and Sagentia, and now heads up consultancy at Sentec.

    Synopsis: This talk challenges the energy and power industries to engage with smaller, possibly more innovative companies in a way that is more normal in other industries such as communications and internet. Currently, the large providers of energy control funding for network projects on the grid. This may be inhibiting progress or wasteful or both.

    Along with the other speakers and audience, this session and talk will lead into the dinner roundtable informally to continue this discussion. Steve and Rob will set out the basics.
  • Panos Papadopoulos

    UK Power Networks
    Day 1 Talk - LCNF and Innovation in energy storage at a large company

Speakers Smart Grids & Cleanpower 2014 Business Conference Day


  • Session 1

  • Dr Justin Hayward MBA MMath, Director,

    Cambridge Investment Research
    Introduction

    Justin is the founder director of CIR. He specialises in delivering business intelligence, assembling high-level project business strategy teams, building value networks and structuring conferences and their focus marketing. He is a theoretical physicist by training, taking advanced degrees MMath, and PhD from Cambridge University. He was the PhD student of Professor Stephen Hawking beginning in 1991. After a 6-month postdoc in Paris, he was with Deutsche Bank London from 1996-2000 as a relative value analyst, and took an MBA from Cambridge Judge Business School in 2000/1.
  • Gavin Jones

    Electralink
    Chairman’s Introduction

    Gavin was until recently Chairman of SmartGrid GB, and has been a VP at IBM. He is an experienced chairman for energy events. Gavin Jones is responsible for growing the commercial business of ElectraLink in support of the UK Energy industry. Gavin is involved in the UK Smart Energy arena at both customer and policy level, speaking, writing papers and meeting with policy makers across Europe. In the UK he is a member of the DECC and Ofgem’s Smart Grid Forum which is shaping the future UK policy in this area. He has been influential in setting up Smart Grid Great Britain and was its first chair. Gavin also chairs Intellect’s (the UK technology industry association) Utilities and Smart Metering and Smart Grids Working Groups. Prior to moving to ElectraLink, Gavin was IBM’s Future Energy Leader for UK, Ireland and Nordics and had specific responsibility for leading the team selling Smart Grid solutions in the geography.
  • Stephen Cunningham, CEO UK&I

    Landis & Gyr
    Managing Energy Better - The landscape for smart grid

    Steve is a driven leader with a career in telecommunications including Nortel and BT, before joining Landis & Gyr, an energy management player with over £1bn in sales, as CEO in the UK & Ireland in 2009. He is a leader in smart grids industry fora and an experienced conference speaker and considers that a crucial area is to bring together a number of disparate business strands towards a global standard for metering energy, a grounding to move forward with smart applications.
  • Session 2

  • John Di Stasio, CEO

    Sacremento Municipal Utility Department (SMUD)
    Smart Grid Intelligence and risk

    Synopsis: This talk is given in part by a Californian energy supplier, a customer of Space-time Insight who are supporting the conference. There are issues of risk and location of problems with a connected grid. This talk covers experiences of how they might be mitigated through a valuable software control system.

    John Di Stasio has been with SMUD for 32 years and is in the process of retiring from the company now in April 2014. He led and managed all aspects of the $1.4 billion California electric utility; sixth largest consumer-owned utility in the United States with 600,000 meters, 1.4 million population and 2,100 employees. John is active in the industry as a recognized leader serving as the President of the California Municipal Utility Association (CMUA), Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA), Vice-Chair of the Large Public Power Council (LPPC), Executive Board Member of the American Public Power Association (APPA), Technical Review Panel Member of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Industry Representative, one of twenty four, at the National Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Gubernatorial Appointee the California State Workforce Investment Board. John also owns a vineyard in California.
  • Martin Dunlea, Global Industries Lead, Utilities

    Oracle
    Fast Data, Actionable Data



    Martin Dunlea is the Global Industries lead in the Utilities Industry Business Unit Division of Oracle, with responsibility for formulating and leading strategic, technical and functional sales activity and enhancing the reputation of Oracle’s utility solutions and products across all functional areas. Martin has more than 20 years international business experience in IT and the utility industry. Prior to joining Oracle, Martin worked as a CIO in the Utilities industry. In addition he worked as a utility industry consultant with a global practice group. He has a primary degree in Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration. Martin is based in Ireland, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.
  • Peter Drake

    Founder,
    Intelligent Networks
    Connectedness Panel Moderator

    Peter started on BT-NATO-ARPANET in the 1970s. He was UK Parliament ICT Auditor, Director of an Investment Bank, Insurance, and Technology Innovation Companies. He created Intelligent Networks 20 years ago which build network systems across Europe and Japan. He has been on several boards of international companies and was CEO of OSCRE global standard body for Real Estate and its spin off OSSSE on sustainability.

    Synopsis of interests: Smart Grids and Smart Systems is the opportunity to bring together silos of traditional areas of business. The biggest value is to identify holistic solutions to reduce CAPEX and OPEX and create a framework for further investment. The biggest obstacle is to convert, teach or remove the silo thinking of traditional approaches. The Internet (and now IoT) interoperability experience combined with agreed datasets shows why ICT skills are essential for Smart Grids.
  • Session 3

  • Michael Clark, Programme Director - Low Carbon London

    UK Power Networks
    Low Carbon London: the world’s top smart grid

    Michael is programme director of a project to build a smart grid for London, which has been described as the best and most sophisticated smart grid in the world, and which was inspired by his colleague Dave Openshaw. Michael is charged with describing in a short talk, the key elements of this project and how it is progressing. Michael has a background as energy manager for the London Olympics in 2012, is skilled in construction and commercial management and power systems. He has a degree in engineering from Liverpool University
  • Richard Hampshire, Principal Consultant

    CGI
    End-to-end Consumer Engagement

    Rich Hampshire is CGI UK's lead for Smart Utilities and for global smart initiatives. Rich has over 20 years' experience in the utilities sector, gained from a variety of leadership roles within a number of major utility companies covering areas including energy retail, energy services, energy markets, policy and regulation, smart meter strategy as well as providing technical advisory services to a number of European regulators. Rich is a regular speaker at utility events and the author of numerous white papers and articles on smart meters and grids, security and privacy and the effect that market structure has realising a smart vision. He is active in the leadership of a number of industry associations.
  • Philip Burr, Director of Product Marketing,

    Arkessa
    Case study: an M2M platforms for IoT Solutions

    Phil is responsible for product marketing and strategic alliances at Arkessa and is driven by the desire to connect customers to products that delight. In his career, Phil has contributed to the success of a wide range of products, most recently at Mentor Graphics as Director for Product Marketing, and at Octymo, a Cambridge start-up he co-founded. Phil brings extensive global experience including living in Asia where, for TTPCom and Motorola, he built and led a pan-Asian division to service multi-million dollar contracts.
  • Chris Wright, CTO,

    Moixa Technology

    Enabling localised energy systems through smart storage in homes

    Installing small scale energy storage in a group of local homes in a community could be a mechanism for managing power in a community, enabling increased local use of renewable energy sources, and grid level energy services based on aggregate action. Chris will talk about how the Maslow – www.meetmaslow.com – management platform will deploy this in our DECC contracted demonstration in 300 homes.

    Chris heads up Moixa’s Engineering and Design Operations, and brings over 15 years experience in Product Design and Commercialization. He has previously worked with Michael Hopkins, Foster and Partners, on large scale complex architectural projects
  • Dr Andy Stanford Clark, Chief Technologist - Smart Energy

    IBM
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    Island Friendly H - fast friendly fuel

    Day 1 Talk: Technology

    Biography: Andy Stanford-Clark FBCS, CITP is a British information technology research engineer, specialising in telemetry and publish/subscribe messaging. He leads a research team at IBM, and is a Member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and IBM Master Inventor. He is also a visiting professor at Newcastle University, and a member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Peer Review College.

    Andy holds a BSc in Computing Studies and Mathematics from the University of East Anglia. Stanford-Clark also holds a Ph.D. in Parallel Computing: Parallel Paradigms and their Implementation from the University of East Anglia which he achieved in 1991. In 2006, Stanford-Clark became a Fellow of the British Computer Society and Chartered IT Professional. In 1999, Stanford-Clark collaborated with Arlen Nipper to author the first version of the MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol.[4] MQTT is a specialised protocol enabling telemetry or lightweight sensor and mobile systems
  • Tony Rooke, Sustainable Energy Director

    Infosys
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    Moderator

    Biography: Tony Rooke is Industry Principle Consultant Europe for Sustainability Consulting at Infosys. Tony has over 16 years experience in IT and consulting across multiple industries: Telecoms, Financial Services, Utilities, Space, Environment, Logistics, FMCG and Government. He has helped clients to achieve their sustainability visions and realize tens of $millions fiscal and environmental benefits. His successful deliveries include projects in sustainability strategy, smart grids, smart meters, electric vehicles, micro-generation, carbon finance, carbon & sustainability management, green IT, investment risk assessment for sustainability, sustainable city projects and new payments systems for sustainable infrastructure. Tony is a regular presenter on sustainability best practice, carbon reporting, energy efficiency and green IT at conferences across all vertical sectors. He has featured in many publications including the Times, Reuters, Environmental Finance, Computer Weekly, and Insider Business.
  • Session 4

  • Dora Guzeleva, Head of Network Policy

    Ofgem
    How regulation can be a win-win for stakeholders

    This is a self-explanatory but not to be missed talk in which Ofgem explains how it can set the scene for affordable and competitive energy pricing and on policy to engender the smart grid that other innovation speakers have described.
  • Ian Ellerington, Head of Innovation Delivery

    DECC
    The key role of innovators in changing the energy industry

    This talk will explore the efforts of government to support particular companies in cleantech, specifically innovating in energy & grids.

    An expert in energy, Ian was involved in change and project management in a career that includes stretches at Meggitt in defence projects, QinetiQ, KBC consulting, after a Cambridge education, and before joining DECC to lead innovation delivery.

  • Dr Mark England, EVP Smart Grid

    Sentec
    Routes to market for energy innovators

    Biography: Mark joined Sentec in 1998 and has been responsible for setting the strategic roadmap of the company and the development of the broad and deep commercial relationships necessary to grow the business. Mark England joined Sentec in1998, was appointed MD in 2002 and CEO in 2010. He has been responsible for setting the strategic roadmap of the company and the development of the commercial relationships necessary to grow the business. Under his guidance Sentec has been transformed from a young technology consultancy and IP development company to one of the world's leading innovators in Smart Grid and Metering.
  • Pilgrim Beart, Founder Director

    AlertMe
    Keynote: UK innovation in global markets

    Day 1: Monetisation

    Biography: Pilgrim Beart is a serial entrepreneur whose previous companies have delivered hundreds of millions of devices into the mass consumer market. Now his current venture AlertMe seeks to empower consumers with its Smart Home platform. Pilgrim will explain what this is, and how the evolution of the Smart Home is led by the needs of consumers. Synopsis: What are the challenges to engaging with consumers in the home and innovating for this?

Speakers Cleanpower Stream Day 2


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Murray Edwards College, Buckingham House Conference Centre, Cambridge, England, CB3 0DR - state-of-art tiered auditorium, excellent, light networking & exhibition spaces, meeting areas, great food, plentiful coffee. CIR invites you to become one of the best business delegates in the world, nurturing your business development and personal and corporate success by leaning into the value network & having fun at the same time.

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