CONFERENCE PROGRAM /// BLOCKCHAIN2ENERGY EUROPE /// 13 FEBRUARY 2019

08:30 Welcoming coffee
09:00 Blockchain in Energy 101

09:20 State-of-the-Market

09:40 Business Case or Blockchain – many paths lead to Rome
  • Examples of blockchain and non-blockchain cases
  • A successful blockchain case is not necessarily a business case for a third party
  • Market case or sector case business case we should better use
MICHAEL MERZ /// FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR - PONTON
A short bio will follow soon...
MICHAEL MERZ
FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR /// PONTON
10:00 BREAKFAST BREAK
11:00 Using blockchain for asset registration
  • The need for cleaner data
  • Transparancy & security
  • Why blockchain over a shared database?
JO-JO HUBBARD /// COO - ELECTRON
Jo-Jo Hubbard is the COO and co-founder of Electron: a digital energy start-up, building blockchain platforms and ecosystems for and with the energy industry. Before Electron she spent four years in renewable energy investment banking, worked in a cleantech VC and consulted on digital transformation at McKinsey. She also coordinates the energy community for Singularity University in the UK.
JO-JO HUBBARD
COO /// ELECTRON

11:20 Open marketplace for local flexibility
  • Implementation in a real neighbourhood, Hoog Dalem
  • Blockchain not applicable for all stakeholders
  • When is blockchain of added value?
ARJEN ZUIJDERDUIJN /// PROJECT LEAD FLEXIBILITY - STEDIN
A short bio will follow soon...
ARJEN ZUIJDERDUIJN
PROJECT LEAD FLEXIBILITY /// STEDIN
MICHIEL DORRESTEIJN /// SR. ENERGY CONSULTANT - ENERGY21
A short bio will follow soon...
MICHIEL DORRESTEIJN
SR. ENERGY CONSULTANT /// ENERGY 21
11:40 Peer-to-peer trading
  • Peer-to-peer trading over blockchain in practice
  • From pilot to implementation
  • Key learnings from the Jouliette project
STEPHEN DONNELY /// CIO - SPECTRAL
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STEPHEN DONNELY
CIO /// SPECTRAL
12:00 Panel - Which use case holds the most potential
HANNAH DAVIS /// SCIENTIST - EPRI
Hannah Davis is an analyst on the Technology Innovation Team at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Recently, Hannah has taken over the role of project lead for EPRI’s Utility Blockchain Interest Group (UBIG), www.epri.com/UBIG. UBIG is a no-cost, utility focused, interest group that uses a collaborative approach to accelerate industry learning of blockchain by sharing use cases, lessons learned, and developing best practices. EPRI is an independent, non-profit organization that conducts research, development, and demonstration projects for the benefit of the public in the United States and Internationally. EPRI is focused on electricity generation, delivery and use in collaboration with the electricity sector, its stakeholders and others to enhance the quality of life by making electric power safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible. Hannah holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University and bachelor’s degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Environmental Science.
EPRI
SCIENTIST /// EPRI
STUART RAVENS /// PRINCIPAL RESEARCH ANALYST - NAVIGANT RESEARCH
A short bio will follow soon...
STUART RAVENS
PRINCIPAL RESEARCH ANALYST /// NAVIGANT RESEARCH
12:40 LUNCH BREAK
14:10 Start-up pitches

14:30 The role of consortia

14:50 The regulatory framework
15:10 AFTERNOON BREAK
16:00 Expert Panel

DUSTIN POOLE /// DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION - GREEN METRICS
Dustin has a unique passion for going beyond sustainability. His background in aeronautical engineering technology along with his entrepreneurial drive at an early age has led to over 15 years of multidisciplinary experience. This experience includes solar technology, Passive House design, carbon capture, permaculture, strategic & creative thinking, art and design. In 2014 he co-founded Eclipse Sustainability Projects which an initial focus on solar thermal systems. Since then, he’s led a consulting team to provide the building sector with education, products, and services to achieve their comprehensive energy performance goals. As an avid networker and collaboration advocate, Dustin serves as a founding board member of the GO Tech Foundation, Passive House Alberta and has also joined the Green Metrics team as the Director of Innovation. Some of his latest endeavors to address climate change focus on helping municipalities leverage A.I. to fast track towards decarbonization, and launching a collaborative space focused on supporting local tech based startups with disruptive processes at their core. EPRI is an independent, non-profit organization that conducts research, development, and demonstration projects for the benefit of the public in the United States and Internationally. EPRI is focused on electricity generation, delivery and use in collaboration with the electricity sector, its stakeholders and others to enhance the quality of life by making electric power safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible. Hannah holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University and bachelor’s degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Environmental Science.
DUSTIN POOLE
DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION /// GREEN METRICS

16:45 Investor Perspective

17:05 Closing Keynote - What will the future bring
17:30 - 19:00 NETWORKING DRINKS