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Programmes Cleanpower Smart Grids 2019 Cambridge 1-2 July

Summit Guide: 10th anniversary Cleanpower Smart Grids Conference 2019
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1 July Day 1 – Technology Executive Briefing Day 10:30am – 4:30pm
10.30-11.00 Registration and networking
Session 1 11.00-13.00 Introduction to clean power and smart grid energy systems
11.00 – 11.15 Gavin Jones – Chair’s Opening Remarks
11.15 – 11.45 Erwin Frank-Schultz, IBM, CTO Energy, Environment and Utilities “Energy Systems and Digital Twins”
11.45 – 12.00 Mash-Hud Iqbal, Partner, Marks and Clerk “IPR and Energy innovation”
12.00 – 12.10 David Richardson, Innovation Lead – Energy Systems, InnovateUK “PFER Programme and smart local energy systems design”
12.10 – 12.35 Sylvain Vittecoq, CTO, CyanConnode “The benefits of RF mesh networks for smart metering, smart grid and IoT”
12.35 – 13.00 Discussion & Q&A
led by Gavin Jones

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Session 2 14.00 – 15.15 Energy storage & battery technologies
14.00 – 14.20 Professor Vasant Kumar, Cambridge University “A brief sprint through battery science”
14.20 – 14.40 Dr Rumen Tomov, CJET Ltd “Novel storage and battery materials”
14.40 – 15.00 Daniella Sanchez-Lopez, Cambridge University Research Fellow, “Li supply chains and battery tech”
15.00 – 15.15 Panel moderated by Professor Vasant Kumar, Cambridge University Materials Science, leading battery scientist and author, with Ian Ellerington, The Faraday Institution & and the Space Catapult (invited) Mining Li in Cornwall (panellist)

Tea break 15.15 – 15.45

Session 3 15.45 – 17.00 Data, ML & security technology
15.45 – 15.55 Mike Handley, PolyChord, “A grounding in ML”
15.55 – 16.05 Eric Topham, Business Development, T-DAB “The ML Use Case for Energy Optimisation”
16.05 – 16.20 Dr Natalie Lowery, Energy Systems Catapult “Modelling Energy Systems”
16.20 – 16.40 Dr Andrew Tsonchev, Director of Technology, Darktrace Industrial, “Using AI for Real-Time Threat Detection across OT & IT”
16.40 -17.00 Session Q&A led by Gavin Jones
16.55 Close for Day

18.30 – 21.00 Dinner evening
18.30 reception drinks networking for 19.00 – 21.00 Dinner hosted by CIR at Christ’s College Cambridge

Day 2 – Innovation Conference 09:00 – 17:00
09.00 – 09.30 Registration and networking
Session 1 09.30 – 11.00 Introduction: energy system futures and innovation and threats
09.30 – 09.40 Conference Introduction & Chair’s Introduction: Jeremy Nicholson, Alfa Energy Corporate Affairs & VP/Chair IFIEC Europe
09.40 – 10.00 Richard Smith, Head of Commercial, National Grid – “Operating the GB transmission system, carbon free, by 2025: opportunities/challenges”
10.00 – 10.15 Anser Shakoor, ABB, “Future of the energy systems mix”
10.15 – 10.30 Victoria Doherty, QinetiQ, “Power, storage and human factors in cybersecurity”
10.30 – 10.50 Emily Orton, CMO, Darktrace, “Cybersecurity and energy infrastructure and devices” Keynote
10.50 – 11.10 Panel with moderator Pamela Taylor, Taylor Macpherson

Coffee break 11.00 – 11.40

Session 2 11.40 – 13.00 Grids, connectivity innovation
11.40 – 12.00 Dr Sean Cochrane, Head of Technical Sales, CyanConnode, “Commercialising an IoT communication platform”
12.00 – 12.15 Nick Merricks, Landis+Gyr, “Grid edge intelligence in the smart grid”, securely.”
12.15 – 12.30 Moixa Energy, CEO Simon Daniel “Connectivity and energy management of smart grids and off grids”
12.30 – 12.40 Jim Lott, Technical Lead – Energy Systems Catapult “Prospering from the Energy Revolution”
12.40 – 13.00 Panel with moderator Gavin Jones and panellist Jane Lucy, CEO, Labrador

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Networking

14.00 – 15.20
Session 3 Storage / battery innovation and commercialisation
14.00 – 14.05 Ian Ellerington, Head of Tech Transfer, The Faraday Institution – “Introduction & the importance of storage”
14.05 – 14.20 Richard Druce, Associate Director of Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, NERA “Distributed energy resources and how to monetise them”
14.20 – 14.35 Georgina Dingley, Business Development, Anesco, “Utility scale energy storage”
14.35 – 14.45 Dr Gleb Ivanov, CEO, Sigma Lithium “Anode technology for advanced energy storage, Li primary and rechargeable batteries”
14.45 – 15.00 Dr Athan Fox, CEO, Aurelius Environmental “Out of the furnace and into the leaching tank”
15.00 – 15.20 Panel moderated by Isobel Sheldon, UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (confirmed)

Tea break 15.20 – 15.45

Session 4 Clean energy policy & strategy – final panel
15.45 – 17.00
15.45 – 16.00 Centrica/SSE Strategy/Grids Speaker tbc
16.00 – 16.15 Sally Fenton MA, Innovation Manager, Dept of BEIS, “Delivering innovation to the Grand Challenge of Clean Growth”
16.15 – 16.30 Akshay Kaul, Director, Systems & Networks, Ofgem
16.30 – 16.55 Panel with moderator Judith Ward, Sustainability First
16.55 – 17.00 Chair closing remarks by Jeremy Nicholson, Alfa Energy and Gavin Jones

2019 Advisory Committee – CPSG
Dr Justin Hayward MBA, CIR (Executive Chair)
Maxine Frerk, Grid Edge Policy
Gavin Jones
Jeremy Nicholson, Alfa Energy & VP Chair IFIEC Europe
Professor Vasant Kumar, Cambridge University
Ian Ellerington, Head of Tech Transfer, Faraday Institution

10th Anniversary Cleanpower Smart Grids Conference Expo

This summer, the Cleanpower & Smart Grids Conference Summit 2019, an innovation event on the Grand Challenge of clean growth, reaches its 10th birthday in Cambridge.

The conference will approach the innovation challenges of clean energy systems (both generation and smart grids), energy storage and efficiency via connectivity, AI and data and materials and with cyber-security in mind also using ML.

1-2 July 2019

10th anniversary Cleanpower Smart Grids Conference 2019 #CPSG19

Innovations in energy, digital connectivity & ML/MI & data to solve the Grand Challenge of Clean Growth
Clean Growth is certainly one of the key Grand Challenges. It has perhaps never been more important to focus on clean energy systems in a whole-system way and to consider how to move forward with a fully sustainable, robust and affordable global energy system. Please join us for this 10th anniversary celebration of this conference series Cleanpower and Smart Grids, where we will try to make progress towards these objectives. We’ll be focusing not only on clean power generation such as renewables and on digital connectivity and cybersecurity for smart grids, through companies like CyanConnode and Darktrace, but also on energy storage and battery technology and energy efficiency through a range of companies such as Moixa.

– Justin Hayward, Director of Conference Summit, CIR

Day 1: Executive briefing day and evening banquet dinner at King’s
Day 2: Executive conference summit

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Sponsorship Opportunities
Your support in enabling this conference is much appreciated by the organiser and team.

We hope to provide great publicity and showcasing for your technology, innovation and services.

For marketing sponsorship and exhibition positions, please call CIR directly on +447720047402 and join a roster of excellent organisations that have participated since 2009.

Cambridge Investment Research(CIR) (founded 2002)
CIR has run 50 technology commercialisation conference days since 2002, in four cities in the UK including Cambridge, London and Oxford.
There have been over 4,250 attendees and over 500 speakers and the internal list reached over 50,000 in 2019, with media partners and other promotions likely to reach a relevant audience of well over 300,000 executives, investors, inventors & innovators, industrial academics and public sector senior staff.