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    Dave Openshaw

    Dave Openshaw is Head of Future Networks at EDF Energy. EDF Energy is one of the UKs largest energy companies and the UKs largest producer of electricity. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the EDF Group, one of Europe's largest energy groups, We generate around one fifth of the UK's electricity, employ around 20,000 people, and deliver electricity to around 8 million customer homes and businesses through our public networks.

    Paul McCloghrie DECC

    Paul is Head of Future Energy Company Obligation at DECC, the government department responsible for energy and climate change policy, where he has been working since it was created in 2008. His work is particularly focused on emissions from the built environment, and how long term emissions reduction targets might be achieved. Paul is the DECC policy lead on the development of a future energy company obligation to deliver domestic energy efficiency, and works within the wider Green Deal development programme. He will deliver a keynote talk on the new Green Deal of the coalition government, focusing on energy efficiency in buildings.

    Paul began his career as a research scientist looking at the climate system and particularly human impacts on the marine environment. He began working in central government in 2006 looking at the role scientific advice plays in policy making.

    Sarah Harrison Ofgem

    Sarah took on leadership of Ofgems new Sustainable Development Division in September 2009. The division was created as part of Ofgems restructuring the aim of which is to increase Ofgems role in helping to meet Britain’s targets to cut carbon emissions. The division brings together environmental, social and consumer policy. It will lead on smart metering policy as well as enforcement and better regulation.

    Mark Scaife

    Mark Scaife is Strategy Manager at the ETI. The ETI is a partnership between a number of major industrial groups, including BP, E.ON, EDF, Rolls-Royce, Caterpillar and Shell and the UK government. It's very much focused on developing a strategic analysis and modelling capability for the UK energy system, covering energy efficiency, low carbon footprint and energy security.
    Mark will deliver a talk giving insights into the ETI thinking on energy efficiency: big improvements in built environment and what is the resulting strategy. This will be an interesting briefing for investors looking at increasing their understanding or getting a fresh view of the segment.

    Jon Miles

    Jon is a Director at the Royal Bank of Scotland. He focuses on Energy Performance Contracts and how these can stimulate green and low carbon finance and therefore help move us forward towards installed higher energy efficiency in buildings and other segments, and achieving carbon reduction commitments.

    Rob Barnes

    Robert is a Director of segment marketing and has given a number of talks globally for ARM. He has been the champion of smart built environment development for ARM, the global chip design leader.

    ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARMs comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the companys broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies.

    Andrew Longyear

    Andrew Longyear is a Business Development Manager within the Cisco European Utilities & SmartGrid vertical business. In his role he is responsible for Utility business development gfor the UK, Ireland and Nordic regions. He is also responsible for defining utility specific solutions across Europe and working with customers, partners and regulators to shape the utility industry.

    Andrew has worked in the ICT industry for over 20 years working at both manufactures and end consumers on a variety of technologies from hardware engineering, telephone systems, network management, to systems architecture. He has been with Cisco for 11 years, the last 5 being heavily involved in building specific communications solutions for the utility industry.

    Justin Hayward

    Justin founded CIR in 2001. In 2010, he continues to direct the company, which is organised into two divisions: strategy and conferences. He was an analyst at Deutsche Bank and holds an MBA in strategic management of technology from Cambridge.


    Mathew Holloway

    As Managing Director and one of the founders of Artica Technologies, Mathew has successfully led the development and commercialisation of innovative new cooling, heating and ventilation technologies for the commercial building market.

    Prior to this Mathew was involved in a previous start up focusing on the Fitness industry as well as having studied at Bath University, The Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.


    Ian Macdonald

    Ian runs Future Transport Systems, which is leading the EValu8 bid for EV infrastructure in the East of England. Ian is technical lead for the EValu8 7,500 sq mile EV charging infrastructure proposal.

    With over 30 years Automotive experience spanning Leyland bus and truck division, Formula one and motorsport and most recently as Chief engineer – Electrical at Lotus engineering, a position he held for 9 years, Ian brings a wealth of knowledge to the group, with regarding on-board vehicle systems and technologies.

    Based in Oslo for a period of 2 years working on the TH!NK E.V project, as well as contributing to other Hybrid and E.V projects including Ecotricity’s ‘Zero Carbonista’ sports car programme, Ian provides essential catalyzing skill sets, specialising in the integration of low carbon transport systems and linking those to the off-board charging and information networks.


    Colin Peachey

    Colin is the Head of Engineering NVH at Lotus Cars, the global brand sports car and engineering company. He has been quoted as acknowledging that social and political forces are shaping the industry and forcing car companies to produce low emissions products and services.


    Jim Router

    Jim is the Head of Engineering at Router Autmotive. He works with brands like Maclaren. He recently built the Ecotricity supercar for Dale Vince, The Nemesis - a pure battery electric vehicle with 36kWh storage and 0-100mph in 8.5s, outperforming a Ferrari V12.


    Mike McCreary

    Mike has been a CIR Consultant since 2004. Mike creates value for CIR clients in the areas of high value manufacturing, particularly in electronics and instrumentation. In 1992, Mike joined Aeroflex (formerly IFR and Marconi Instruments) as Manufacturing Director. After his role as Manufacturing Director, Mike was appointed as Managing Director in 2000.

    Nick Coutts

    Nick has been a CIR Strategy Consultant since 2008. Nick provides expertise in segmentation, routes to market, services marketing and action plans in projects in sectors ranging from printing to ICT to energy efficiency and beyond. Amongst other aspects in a long career, as Vice President, Global Distribution Channel Strategy for IBM, he was responsible for the development and the effective use of distribution channels for IBM around the world. Nicholas has a masters degree in economics taken in 1975-1978.

    Keith Dickerson

    Keith is a key chairman of a group within the ITU, the International Telecoms Union, and is leading a paper for the COP-16 meeting in Cancun, Mexico. He will brief the conference on recent developments in standards globally and in the UK.

    Terry Rowbury

    Director of the Energy and Installation Sectors within BEAMA. Terry has worked in the energy industry for over 40 years - 27 years with London Electricity followed by 12 years at the Energy Saving Trust before joining BEAMA in September 2009. Terry is currently putting his rounded experience to use in furthering the interests of UK manufacturers and maximising member opportunities in the rapidly changing UK energy scene.

    Sarah Darby

    Sarah joined the Oxford University Environmental Change Institute (ECI) in 1995 and gained her doctorate there, looking at social, behavioural and educational aspects of energy use. Her main research interests have centred on how people learn about energy and the environment and apply what they have learned. She was awarded a three-year interdisciplinary fellowship by the Economic and Social Research Council, running from April 2007, to carry out research into domestic energy feedback. Now she is looking at the future of electricity systems, with the SUPERGEN consortium on Highly Distributed Power Systems. Sarah is also part of the external evaluation team for the UK Demand Reduction Pilot (trials of various forms of feedback and smart metering), which come to an end in the autumn of 2010. Her main focus is on what householders are able to learn from developments in energy metering, billing and displays and how effective these developments may be in reducing and managing demand.

    Carol Lo

    Cambridge Design Partnership is a product development company working in the Cleantech, Consumer, Medical and Industrial sectors. In the smart meter and home energy monitoring area, CDP has worked with Navetas Energy Management to create a range of products. Carol Lo is the lead electronics engineer for these developments.

    John Wormald

    Dr John Wormald is a founding partner of autoPolis, a leading consulting firm providing strategic analysis and advice to companies in the world's automotive industry, including vehicle manufacturers, components suppliers, vehicle and parts distributors, service providers, financial institutions and government agencies. His extensive work ranges widely from the introduction of fuel-cell-powered vehicles to the aftermarket, in area in which he has a particular expertise.

    He is the author of two best-selling books. His latest publication, Time for a Model Change: re-engineering the global automotive industry, co-written with autoPolis founding partner, Graeme Maxton, is full of sobering observations

    Pilgrim Beart

    Pilgrim Beart is a serial entrepreneur with longstanding interests in several topics highly relevant to the Internet of Things, including short-range Wireless, Power-scavenging and Emergence. Living in both Silicon Valley, California and Cambridge, UK, Pilgrim has played major roles in creating 4 companies: ActiveRF (an early player in active real-time location), Antenova (which has shipped >40m antennas in mobile devices), Splashpower (wireless power transfer to mobile devices) and AlertMe (a leader in deploying ZigBee networks in the home). He is a named inventor on more than 40 granted patents worldwide in areas as diverse as antenna systems, emergent security systems and wireless power transfer.

    Mark Cherry

    Mark is Head of PFI within the EON UK business. He will describe projects at EON that enable one to visualise the future of lighting.

    Gordon Routledge

    Gordon is an international LED lighting specialist with Dialight plc and will cover a range of non-residential segments of the market in his talk.