Executive Briefing Day & Dinner Evening | Business Conference & Expo


Collaboration | Technologies | Markets | Transformation - Executive Energy & Power conferences since 2007.

Welcome

We warmly welcome to Cambridge and this 8th annual conference, anyone with interests in smart grids and cleanpower - Dr Justin Hayward, Conference Director & CEO, CIR and Gavin Jones, Smart Grids Consultant and Conference Co-Chair.


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Reasons to attend

  • The benefit for scale-ups is the presence of larger players looking to implement the technology of scale-ups.
  • The benefit for larger players is the presence of scale-ups with great solutions, products and services that can be accessed and demonstrated through partnership or investment.
  • There are hundreds of international smart grids projects; there are thousands of innovators to this market: we will bring some of these together;
  • These are highly diverse and evolving applications of the concept;
  • Smart Grids and power applications and change are happening;
  • Cambridge is an C4IR, Smart Grids Cleanpower hub, just 50 minutes from London.

Discussions will cover
  • Global Technologies & Strategy for Smart Grids & Power Techs (A brief overview of where the different technologies stand and what the consensus is regarding their future potential; convergence & mega-trends & drivers)
  • Case Studies Devices & Software Analytics for Grids & Power Techs
  • Entrepreneurship for Grids & Power Techs
  • Leadership for Grids & Power Tech Enterprises
  • Global Technologies for Smart Grids & Power Techs: trends, drivers, investment, consensus, growth, barriers
  • Regulation
  • Energy Storage
  • Software for Grids (AI, ML, Big Data Analytics, M2M, etc)
  • Value Flow Networks
  • Innovation: monetising the market & growth

Who’ll be there? Innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, visionaries, scale-ups, capital, DECC, Ofgem, National Grid, distributors, suppliers, networks partners, service providers; energy, cloud, software, industrial internet players, big data & data analytics, AI ML VR companies; engineering firms.

Among the 2016 speakers were:
  • Professor Jerker Delsing, Lulea, Sweden, Project Co-ordinator, Arrowhead Smart Grids
  • Christos Keramisanos, UK Power Networks
  • Erwin Frank-Schultz, Executive IT Architect, IBM Utilities and Infrastructure Technical Leader
  • Ben Willis, Generation Strategy Manager, RWE
  • Maxine Frerk, Senior Partner, Ofgem
  • Sally Fenton, Innovation Delivery Manager, DECC
  • Dr Amyas Phillips, Head of IoT Engineering, ARM plc & CTO Mango DataLabs
  • Susan McDonald, SWW Submissions Manager, RIIO Delivery, National Grid
  • Jeremy Nicholson, Senior Adviser, EEF EIUG, Chair
  • Gavin Jones, Chair Smart Grids stream & MasterClass
  • Georgina Dingley, Strategy Manager, AMT Sybex plc
  • Dr David Reiner, CJBS Insights, Cambridge University
  • Chris Wright, CTO, Moixa Energy
  • Cormac O’Prey, Commercial Director, Sentec Sensus
  • Frazer Durham, Commercial Director, Argand Solutions
  • Jon Ferris, Head of Energy Markets, UtilityWise

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Agenda Smart grids & Cleanpower 2016 Executive Masterclass & Briefing Day 1


  • 09:40-11:00 Session 1: Introduction

    Leader: Gavin Jones

  • 09:40 Introductions

  • 10:00 Definitions & Basics

  • 10:20 Overview of position of technologies | Megatrends & Drivers | Convergence

  • 10:40 Overview of future technologies: potential | Discussion

  • 11:00-11:30 Coffee break

  • 11:30-13:00 IBM Session 2: Technology - Software, Analytics & Security for Grid Technologies

    Leader: Erwin Frank-Schultz, IBM Master Architect

  • 11:30 Demand Side Management (DSM/DSR) - the key to the smart grid

  • 11:50 Smart Meters & AMI | Interoperability

  • 12:15 How BlockChain may affect the Energy Sector

  • 12:25 Big Data Sharing, Privacy, Security, Dr Amyas Phillips

    ARM & Mango Data Labs

  • 12:45-13:45 Lunch networking

  • 13:45-15:15 Session 3: Markets

    Leader: Sentec Sensus

  • 13:45 Social & Innovation Mapping in grids and energy

  • 14:00 Key players - visions, strategies and actions

  • 14:15 Porter’s Market Characteristics & Forecasts

  • 14:30 Demand Response Economics

  • 14:45 Market Value Chain Structure | Energy Deficits | Consumerisation of Energy - Jon Ferris, Head of Energy Markets

    UtilityWise
  • 15:15 Tea break

  • 15:45-17:15 Session 4: Transformation -

    Leader: Nick Coutts, CIR & SBS & Imperial College

  • 15:45 Economics & Monetisation Challenge for energy management systems - Dr Amyas Phillips

    Mango Data Labs

  • 16:00 Energy leadership, change & entrepreneurship - Nick Coutts

  • 16:15 Energy Storage – new business and finance models - Simon Daniel, CEO

    Moixa Energy Holdings

  • 16:30 The value & management of innovation - Nick Coutts

    CIR & Imperial College

  • 16:45 Discussion

  • 17:00 Summary of Day

  • 17:10 Close

  • 18:30-20:30 Dinner, Cambridge

Agenda 2016 Business Conference Day 2


  • 09:45-11:00 Session 1: Introduction

  • 09:45 Introduction - Dr Justin Hayward - Gavin Jones - Jeremy Nicholson

  • 10:00 Energy market structures for UK - Ben Willis, Generation Strategy Manager

    RWE

  • 10:15 Oil Price Risks and Grids & Energy Futures - Peter Atherton, Managing Director, Energy Equities

    Jefferies plc

  • 10:30 Guiding future investments for infrastructure & sustainability needs - Peter Sharratt, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • 10:40 Keynote: Engineering IOT-based System-of-Systems Automation for Smart Grids - Professor Jerker Delsing

    ARROWHEAD SG (EU)
    Project Leader, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

  • 11:00-11:15 Panel Q&A with chair Gavin Jones

  • 11:15-11:45 Coffee break

  • 11:45-13:00 Session 2: Connectedness: software, IIOT, meters, big data, analytics

  • 11:40 M2M, Distributed Computing & the Dark Arts of Communications - The Software powering the real ‘Smart Grid’ Fraser Durham, Commercial Director

    Argand Solutions

  • 11:55 Smart grid measurement - Marieke Beckmann, Centre for Carbon Measurement,

    National Physical Laboratory

  • 12:05 Aggregating behind the meter storage for Grid services and trading revenues - Chris Wright, CTO,

    Moixa Technology Ltd

  • 12:20 Patents: potential threat or opportunity? Pawel Piotrowicz, Partner, Venner Shipley LLP

  • 12:30 Keynote: Cormac O’Prey, Director,

    Sentec Sensus

  • 12:45 Panel Q&A with Peter Drake, CEO,

    Intelligent Networks

  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch networking and Exhibition

  • 14:00-16:00 Session 3: Real smart grid projects globally

  • 14:00 Case Study: European infrastructure stress, large-scale storage & software-Georgina Dingley, AMT Sybex

  • 14:15 Case Study - USA & Canada - Dr Frank-Schultz, Master Architect,

    IBM

  • 14:30 Case Study - Grid solutions in India and Iran, Dr Sean Cochrane CTO Cyan technology plc

  • 14:45 Keynote: The Importance of Grid-scale Energy Storage, Christos Keramisanos

    UK Power Networks

  • 15:00-15:30 Panel Q&A

  • 15:30-16:00 Coffee

  • 16:00-17:40 Session 4: Plenary - Innovation, regulation and futures discussion on grids and energy Chair: Jeremy Nicholson EEF

  • 16:00 Risks and rewards of fracturing for shale gas - Dr David Reiner,

    CJBS Cambridge University

  • 16:15 How regulation can be a win-win for stakeholders - Susan McDonald MIET,

    National Grid

  • 16:30 Network Price Controls and Smart Grids Flex - Maxine Frerk, Partner,

    Ofgem

  • 16:45 UK energy management innovation - Sally Fenton, Innovation Delivery

    DECC

  • 17:00 Long-term energy outlook & impact of emerging & disruptive technologies, Anant Prakash,

    BP

  • 17:15 Summary of Day by Gavin Jones

  • 17:20-17:40 Panel Q&A with chairs & Nick Coutts

    CIR

  • 17:59 Networking and Close

Venue


New Luxury Executive Conference Centre, Cambridge, UK CB3 9AD - state-of-art auditorium, excellent, light networking & exhibition spaces, meeting areas with wonderful inspirational views, great food, plentiful coffee.

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