Programme

Day 1 - 02 February morning

10.00-11.30

Session #1 | Opening Session

The demand for electrification in transport is a trend no-one can dispute any longer. The move toward EVs across a wide range of fleets is on the rise but not happening fast enough.

Kristian Ruby

Moderator: Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric

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Kristian Ruby

Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric

Kristian Ruby took over as Secretary General of Eurelectric, effective 1 January 2017. Prior to his appointment, he worked at WindEurope as part of the Executive Management team where, in his capacity as Chief Policy Officer, he was in charge of developing and implementing the political strategy of the association. Mr Ruby previously also held positions as assistant to the former European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard and served, for a number of years, as a public servant in the Danish Ministries of Climate and Energy as well as Environment.

10.00-10.10

Introduction

Adina  Vălean

Adina Vălean

EU Commissioner for Transport

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10.10-10.30

Presentation of EY-Eurelectric Report on Scaling Up Fleet Electrification

Serge Colle

Serge Colle

Global Power & Utilities Leader, EY

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Serge Colle

Serge Colle

Global Power & Utilities Leader, EY

As the EY Global Power & Utilities Leader, Serge supports clients as they manage energy transition challenges.

Throughout his career, he has worked extensively in all parts of the value chain and with clients in diverse geographies.

Drawing on 20 years of experience, Serge provides guidance on strategies and business models and helps clients build the capabilities required for the new energy world.

He earned a master’s degree in Applied Economics from Ghent University, an executive MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and an MBA in General Management from Vlerick Business School.

How Serge is building a better working world

Serge helps clients take advantage of low-carbon renewable energy sources and emerging technologies such as robotics. His work directly contributes to greener operations, a better and more efficient customer experience and increased green capital investment potential.

He frequently meets with key stakeholders in the power and utilities industry to discuss ways to provide affordable energy to all.

10.30-11.30

Panel Debate

Kristian Ruby

Moderator: Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric

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Kristian Ruby

Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric

Kristian Ruby took over as Secretary General of Eurelectric, effective 1 January 2017. Prior to his appointment, he worked at WindEurope as part of the Executive Management team where, in his capacity as Chief Policy Officer, he was in charge of developing and implementing the political strategy of the association. Mr Ruby previously also held positions as assistant to the former European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard and served, for a number of years, as a public servant in the Danish Ministries of Climate and Energy as well as Environment.

Christina Bu

Christina Bu

Secretary General, Norwegian EV Association

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Christina Bu

Christina Bu

Secretary General, Norwegian EV Association

Christina Bu, born 1980, is head of “Norsk elbilforening” (the Norwegian EV Association), a role she has had for six years. Earlier she worked as a political adviser within mobility and environmental issues. Christina has a BA in political science from the University of Oslo and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and a MA in Society, Science and Technology Studies from the University of Oslo and Maastricht University. As an expert on electric mobility Christina is frequently meeting with OEMs and advising politicians and governmental bodies from different countries. She has been a Keynote speaker at conferences across the globe. With an EV market share close to 50 % Norway is leading the way.

Miguel  Stilwell de Andrade

Miguel Stilwell de Andrade

CEO, EDP

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Miguel  Stilwell de Andrade

Miguel Stilwell de Andrade

CEO, EDP

Graduated with an M.Eng with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering in the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) and an MBA by MIT Sloan (Boston, USA). He initiated his career at UBS Investment Bank in London, UK, where he worked primarily in Mergers and Acquisitions in various projects in European countries, including Portugal, as well as in Japan, Thailand and Brazil. Miguel lived between 1994 and 2003 in Scotland, Italy, England, Portugal and the USA.

In 2000, he joined EDP in the area of Strategy and Corporate Development / M & A and was the Director of this area between 2005 and 2009. During this period Miguel coordinated and managed various M&A and capital market transactions for EDP, including the acquisition of several companies that gave rise to EDP Renewables, the acquisition of Hidrocantabrico, the different phases of EDP’s privatization, EDP’s share capital increase in 2004, EDP Energias do Brazil IPO in 2005 and EDP Renewables IPO in 2008. He was a member of the Board of EDP Distribuição Energia from January 2009 to February 2012.

Miguel was also a non-executive Member of the Board of Directors of EDP Inovação, EDP Ventures, EDP Gas Distribution and Chairman of InovGrid ACE.

On 2012 he was appointed Chairman of EDP Comercial as well as Counselor-Delegate and Vice-Presidente of Hidroeléctrica del Cantabrico and Naturgas Energia. On 2014 he was appointed as Chairman of EDP Soluções Comerciais. He is currently a Director of FAE – Fórum de Administradores de Empresas. He was appointed as a member of the Executive Board of EDP on the 20th February of 2012 and reappointment on 21st April 2015.

Miriam Dalli

Miriam Dalli

Minister for Energy, Enterprise & Sust. Development, Malta

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Miriam Dalli

Miriam Dalli

Minister for Energy, Enterprise & Sust. Development, Malta

Dr Miriam is a Member of the Maltese Parliament.

She previously served as Vice President of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) for the European Green Deal. On behalf of the European Parliament she negotiated the legislation to reduce EU fleet-wide emissions for new cars by 2030. She was also the S&D negotiator on a number of climate laws, including the Effort Sharing Regulation. Before taking up her recent role in the national parliament, Miriam Dalli was negotiating the regulation on the type approval of motor vehicles. 

Dalli is identified as “a doer” and an “eco-warrior” by European influencers and was the only Member of the European Parliament to be listed in the Politico 28 Class of 2019. 

Between 2014-2019, Dr Dalli served as a full member of the EP’s environment committee, with a special focus on sustainable energy, environment protection and climate action. In 2016 she won MEP of the Year in the Energy sector.

 

Serge Colle

Serge Colle

Global Power & Utilities Leader, EY

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Serge Colle

Serge Colle

Global Power & Utilities Leader, EY

As the EY Global Power & Utilities Leader, Serge supports clients as they manage energy transition challenges.

Throughout his career, he has worked extensively in all parts of the value chain and with clients in diverse geographies.

Drawing on 20 years of experience, Serge provides guidance on strategies and business models and helps clients build the capabilities required for the new energy world.

He earned a master’s degree in Applied Economics from Ghent University, an executive MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and an MBA in General Management from Vlerick Business School.

How Serge is building a better working world

Serge helps clients take advantage of low-carbon renewable energy sources and emerging technologies such as robotics. His work directly contributes to greener operations, a better and more efficient customer experience and increased green capital investment potential.

He frequently meets with key stakeholders in the power and utilities industry to discuss ways to provide affordable energy to all.

Day 1 - 02 February afternoon

14.00-15.00

Session #2 | Power Talk: Moving towards Mass Adoption of Electric Vehicles & Efficient Charging Management

The demand for electrification in transport is a trend no-one can dispute any longer. The move toward EVs across a wide range of fleets is on the rise but not happening fast enough. Apart from providing significant carbon reductions, fleet EVs offer a clear pathway for renewable energy integration with a solid business case going forward. What matters most now is how to ensure the efficient charging of these vehicles.  This panel will explore the main challenges and recommended actions for the implementation of efficient charging services in a world where EVs are the new normal.

Roger Atkins

Moderator: Roger Atkins

Founder, Electric Vehicles Outlook

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Roger Atkins

Roger Atkins

Founder, Electric Vehicles Outlook

Hello, I'm Roger Atkins, founder of Electric Vehicles Outlook and Linkedin top voice for EV.

After 15 years in and around EV's, I've had time to build a network! The evidence for that can be found on my LinkedIn page where I have almost 300,000 followers for my ongoing electric vehicle narrative. 

As a "Top Voice" on the platform, my material attracts over 1 million views every quarter – importantly, with strong engagement leading to active and productive dialogue for everyone. 

Illustrating how to connect principle into practical application within the electric vehicle arena is now my forte.

Knowing the best people to talk to – knowing why they will listen – knowing the what, where and when of this nascent industry... that is what I am all about.

14.00-14.10

Keynote Speech

Thomas Ulbrich

Thomas Ulbrich

Member of the Board of Management, responsible for E-Mobility, Volkswagen

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Thomas Ulbrich

Thomas Ulbrich

Member of the Board of Management, responsible for E-Mobility, Volkswagen

14:10-14:20

Response by

Doron Frenkel

Doron Frenkel

Founder & CEO, Driivz

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Doron Frenkel

Doron Frenkel

Founder & CEO, Driivz

Doron is an experienced entrepreneur with over 25 years of international management experience in the EV charging, telecommunications and fleet industries.

Prior to Driivz, Doron was a co-founder and CEO, of We!Secure. Before that, he held the position of GM of Israeli operations at Sphera.

As a Director at Amdocs (NYSE:DOX), Doron led business relationships with top customers such as Nextel and T-Mobile.

14:20-15:00

Panel Debate

Roger Atkins

Moderator: Roger Atkins

Founder, Electric Vehicles Outlook

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Roger Atkins

Roger Atkins

Founder, Electric Vehicles Outlook

Hello, I'm Roger Atkins, founder of Electric Vehicles Outlook and Linkedin top voice for EV.

After 15 years in and around EV's, I've had time to build a network! The evidence for that can be found on my LinkedIn page where I have almost 300,000 followers for my ongoing electric vehicle narrative. 

As a "Top Voice" on the platform, my material attracts over 1 million views every quarter – importantly, with strong engagement leading to active and productive dialogue for everyone. 

Illustrating how to connect principle into practical application within the electric vehicle arena is now my forte.

Knowing the best people to talk to – knowing why they will listen – knowing the what, where and when of this nascent industry... that is what I am all about.

Thomas Ulbrich

Thomas Ulbrich

Member of the Board of Management, responsible for E-Mobility, Volkswagen

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Thomas Ulbrich

Thomas Ulbrich

Member of the Board of Management, responsible for E-Mobility, Volkswagen

Doron Frenkel

Doron Frenkel

Founder & CEO, Driivz

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Doron Frenkel

Doron Frenkel

Founder & CEO, Driivz

Doron is an experienced entrepreneur with over 25 years of international management experience in the EV charging, telecommunications and fleet industries.

Prior to Driivz, Doron was a co-founder and CEO, of We!Secure. Before that, he held the position of GM of Israeli operations at Sphera.

As a Director at Amdocs (NYSE:DOX), Doron led business relationships with top customers such as Nextel and T-Mobile.

Alberto Piglia

Alberto Piglia

Head of e-Mobility, Enel X

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Alberto Piglia

Alberto Piglia

Head of e-Mobility, Enel X

Alberto Piglia has more than 20 years of experience in Marketing, Sales and Innovation. He has worked in complex environments both in Italy and world-wide. Mr. Piglia covered several roles in Nokia including Marketing Director Europe and Global Marketing Planning Director. He has also been a Partner in the Consultancy Ars et Inventio division of Bip, and a co-founder and CMO of Scuter, a smart e-scooter sharing startup. He joined Enel in May 2017 as Head of e-Mobility for Enel X.

Elias Pöyry

Elias Pöyry

CBO & Co-Founder , Virta

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Elias Pöyry

Elias Pöyry

CBO & Co-Founder , Virta

Elias Pöyry is the CBO and Co-Founder of Virta Ltd. Pöyry acts as the Chairman of Eurelectric E-mobility Working Group, representing European energy sector in electric mobility issues. He is a widely connected influencer in the e-mobility business and an expert in creating new disruptive energy businesses. With a background as a management consultant specialising in the energy industry, Pöyry has worked with electric mobility since 2009. Virta is the forerunner in electric vehicle charging platform technologies. Currently Virta operates EV charging networks in 28 countries, Japan will soon be a country number 29.

Imogen Pierce

Imogen Pierce

Head of Experience Strategy at ARRIVAL

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Imogen Pierce

Imogen Pierce

Head of Experience Strategy at ARRIVAL

I work across technology, automotive and mobility industries to realise the vision of making Electric Vehicles mainstream. As head of Experience Strategy I take this lens to map opportunities for the broader mobility ecosystem.

I graduated from the University of Oxford with a first in Mechanical Engineering in 2014 before joining Jaguar Land Rover as an Aerodynamics Engineer.

I moved on to become the Global Technology and Innovation Press Officer at the company where I was able to use my technical knowledge to translate pioneering technology concepts into engaging non-technical stories. My primary focus was on Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared vehicle technologies and I brought to life TechFest and the UK's first public road AV test.

Over the past few years I was recognised as one of the Top 50 Women in EVs, by Autocar as a Rising Star in the Automotive Industry and have appeared on multiple panels representing Women in STEM. I appeared in the Jaguar Land Rover I-PACE documentary and organised TEDx Leamington Spa.

I am passionate about technology and the implications it can have on societal behaviour, as wellas the intersection of engineering and social science. For my personal take on tech please have a look at:

https://techchique.net/

I am an ambassador for Kellogg's Crunchy Nut (?!), a part time model, a Samaritans Listener, a Yogie wannabe, an ex-gymnast and Britain's Got Talent audtioner- useful facts for an off-site ice-breaker...

Frank Meyer

Frank Meyer

SVP B2C/Future Energy Home & E-Mobility Global – CEO, E.ON Solutions GmbH

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Frank Meyer

Frank Meyer

SVP B2C/Future Energy Home & E-Mobility Global – CEO, E.ON Solutions GmbH

Dr. Frank Meyer is acting as Senior Vice President B2C Solutions & E-Mobility Global at E.ON SE.  Additionally, he is the CEO of E.ON Solutions GmbH.

Frank is a manager who loves to drive growth through green and digital businesses.

In 2016, Frank joined E.ON and is globally responsible for building and managing E.ON’s new growth areas. In this role, he has set-up and profitably scaled numerous new energy solution businesses in the Future Energy Home area (PV and Battery, Home Heating and Comfort, Home Energy Management and E-Mobility) and E-Mobility across 11 European countries. After creating the businesses 4 years ago from scratch, the Future Energy Home business reached profitability after 3 years and is despite the corona crisis currently profitably growing with about +30%, reaching more than 1.1M service customers and performing about 100K large installations per year, being leading in Europe. With the Future Energy Home businesses E.ON actively contributes to the energy transition in Europe with about 300K tons of CO2 savings per year. In addition, Frank Meyer acted for almost 3 years as Chief Innovation Officer at E.ON SE.

Before E.ON, Frank held different leadership roles at Vodafone Germany. In 2012, Frank joined as Director Strategy and New Business Development, where he was responsible for Corporate Strategy, Innovation, New Business Development and Strategic Program Management. Among other things, he acted as the strategic lead for the Kabel Deutschland acquisition - one of the largest acquisitions in the telecommunication sector with >11 Billion € transaction volume. In 2014, Frank was appointed Director Commercial Management, Enterprise Business Unit at Vodafone being responsible for the commercial steering and commercial turnaround of a multi-billion B2B business. The earlier part of his career (2006-2012) he spent at The Boston Consulting Group and was promoted Principal.

In addition, in 2017, Frank was awarded one of the Top 100 Innovators in Germany by Handelsblatt, a large German newspaper. Frank is also Member of the Board of the Handelsblatt Energy Academy and Member of the E.ON Research Center Advisory Board at the RWTH Aachen University. Since 2020, Frank is member of the Baden Baden executive circle (Baden Badener Unternehmergespräche, 146. BBUG), one of Germany’s most prominent top executive platforms.

Day 2 - 03 February morning

10.00-11.30

Session #3 | Scaling up Fleet Electrification

Building on the joint EY-Eurelectric work on fleet electrification, this panel will look at scaling up fleet electrification – the catalyst for a faster, easier and more affordable transition to electric mobility. Identifying and unlocking the full benefits of an electric fleet across different B2B segments allows innovative fleet owners to better understand the vast opportunities.

Thierry Mortier

Moderator: Thierry Mortier

Global Digital & Innovation Lead for Energy, EY

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Thierry Mortier

Thierry Mortier

Global Digital & Innovation Lead for Energy, EY

Innovative and creative leader. Curious accelerator and visionary. Technology enthusiast interested in agile, blockchain, artificial intelligence, mixed reality, Internet of Things, market and trends.

Thierry is the EY Global Digital & Innovation Lead for Energy. He helps energy companies develop new business models, growth strategies and ecosystems, supporting them through the energy transition and beyond. Thierry champions emerging technologies, such as robotics, blockchain, AI, augmented and virtual reality, and IoT, as the digital foundations for innovation.

As energy innovation goes hand in hand with the electrification of transport, Thierry also leads the EY cross-sector, go-to-market solution for eMobility.

Thierry brings his extensive experience of the power and utilities sector to clients across a wide range of industries, including oil and gas. He applies his insights and know-how across innovation management, venturing, emerging technologies, digital strategy and transformation to position them at the forefront of the energy transition.

Thierry earned master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering and Management Consultancy from Ghent University and Erasmus University, respectively, as well as a postgraduate degree in Corporate Finance from KU Leuven.

10:00-10:15

Introduction by

Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg

Sustainability Entrepreneur & 2016 F1 World Champion

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Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg

Sustainability Entrepreneur & 2016 F1 World Champion

Nico Rosberg was born in 1985 in Wiesbaden, Germany, the son of Formula One World Champion Keke Rosberg. He raced in Formula One for eleven years claiming the title of World Champion in 2016. Since his retirement from Formula One, Nico Rosberg has embarked on a career as a sustainability entrepreneur and investor in green technologies and mobility start-ups. Based in Monaco, he currently employs a permanent workforce of seventeen people who manage a large number of projects with the support of a dedicated team of international experts in Monaco, Great Britain and Germany. Nico Rosberg's drive as an entrepreneur is fuelled by the will to drive positive change for society and mankind. In 2018, Rosberg was recognized for his commitment to sustainable innovation with the "GreenTec Entrepreneur of the Year" environmental award. A year later, he founded the GREENTECH FESTIVAL, a global platform for leading green technologies and a sustainable lifestyle.

10:15-10:30

Keynote Speech: Annual EV Outlook

Dario Traum

Dario Traum

Head of EMEA Energy Transition, Bloomberg NEF

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Dario Traum

Dario Traum

Head of EMEA Energy Transition, Bloomberg NEF

Dario coordinates research on several global energy transition issues and leads BloombergNEF’s EMEA Energy Transition team. His current work focuses on the scaling of climate finance and the development of net-zero strategies for businesses and government. Dario has a deep understanding of the energy transition in emerging markets having been the project manager of Climatescope over 2016-18. Prior to joining BNEF, Dario worked for the German government in their renewable energy cooperation mission with MENA states and for a law firm advising project developers in France and Germany. He holds a master in International Energy from Sciences Po Paris and a BSc in Environmental Economics & Environmental Management from the University of York.

Panel Debate

Thierry Mortier

Moderator: Thierry Mortier

Global Digital & Innovation Lead for Energy, EY

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Thierry Mortier

Thierry Mortier

Global Digital & Innovation Lead for Energy, EY

Innovative and creative leader. Curious accelerator and visionary. Technology enthusiast interested in agile, blockchain, artificial intelligence, mixed reality, Internet of Things, market and trends.

Thierry is the EY Global Digital & Innovation Lead for Energy. He helps energy companies develop new business models, growth strategies and ecosystems, supporting them through the energy transition and beyond. Thierry champions emerging technologies, such as robotics, blockchain, AI, augmented and virtual reality, and IoT, as the digital foundations for innovation.

As energy innovation goes hand in hand with the electrification of transport, Thierry also leads the EY cross-sector, go-to-market solution for eMobility.

Thierry brings his extensive experience of the power and utilities sector to clients across a wide range of industries, including oil and gas. He applies his insights and know-how across innovation management, venturing, emerging technologies, digital strategy and transformation to position them at the forefront of the energy transition.

Thierry earned master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering and Management Consultancy from Ghent University and Erasmus University, respectively, as well as a postgraduate degree in Corporate Finance from KU Leuven.

Dario Traum

Dario Traum

Head of EMEA Energy Transition, Bloomberg NEF

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Dario Traum

Dario Traum

Head of EMEA Energy Transition, Bloomberg NEF

Dario coordinates research on several global energy transition issues and leads BloombergNEF’s EMEA Energy Transition team. His current work focuses on the scaling of climate finance and the development of net-zero strategies for businesses and government. Dario has a deep understanding of the energy transition in emerging markets having been the project manager of Climatescope over 2016-18. Prior to joining BNEF, Dario worked for the German government in their renewable energy cooperation mission with MENA states and for a law firm advising project developers in France and Germany. He holds a master in International Energy from Sciences Po Paris and a BSc in Environmental Economics & Environmental Management from the University of York.

Rob Fowler

Rob Fowler

CEO, Volta Trucks

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Rob Fowler

Rob Fowler

CEO, Volta Trucks

Rob Fowler is Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks. Volta Trucks is a start-up full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services company with offices in the UK and Sweden. It’s first product is the Volta Zero - the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne vehicle designed for inner-city freight deliveries, reducing the environmental impact of freight deliveries in city centres. The Volta Zero was launched in September 2020, with the first pilot test vehicles due to start evaluation with customers in Q1-2021. 

Rob joined Volta Trucks in early 2020 having previously held a number of positions at UK-based freight carrier, DPD Group Ltd. He was DPD Group’s General Manager and eMobility lead, taking DPD from a fleet of 5 EVs to the largest commercial EV fleet operator in the UK with 600 EVs within three years. Prior to this, he was DPD’s Property Manager, Strategic Analysist and Transport Analyst. Rob is aged 34 and has a BSC in Economics and an MSC in Real Estate Management.

Angela  Hultberg

Angela Hultberg

Head of Sustainable Mobility Ingka Group, IKEA

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Angela  Hultberg

Angela Hultberg

Head of Sustainable Mobility Ingka Group, IKEA

Angela Hultberg is the global Head of Sustainable Mobility at Ingka group (formerly IKEA Group). She is in lead of efforts related to the sustainable mobility agenda, reducing customer and co-worker travel emissions as well as achieving zero emission home deliveries and services.  

Previously, Angela was leading the sustainability work within Customer Fulfilment, focusing on creating a truly sustainable multichannel network for Ingka Group. This included lowering emissions, working with circular initiatives and waste reduction, supply chain management and much more.

Angela holds a masters of law degree from Lund University and has worked for PwC and Scania before joining Ingka Group.

Mike Lightfoot

Mike Lightfoot

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, LeasePlan

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Mike Lightfoot

Mike Lightfoot

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, LeasePlan

Michael Lightfoot is LeasePlan’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. At LeasePlan, Michael is responsible for the company’s corporate positioning, international stakeholder relationships and overall reputation management. Prior to joining LeasePlan, Michael was Head of External Affairs at AkzoNobel, where he developed the company’s partnerships with the World Economic Forum, United Nations and The Rockefeller Foundation. Michael was educated at the University of Oxford and Princeton University. He is also a board member of the John Moran Educational Trust in the United Kingdom.

Sandra  Roling

Sandra Roling

Head of The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative

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Sandra  Roling

Sandra Roling

Head of The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative

Sandra is head of The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, a global leadership platform bringing together major companies committed to accelerating the switch to electric transport to make it ‘the new normal’ by 2030. She also leads the development of our broader work on electro-mobility and clean transport.  

Sandra has held various positions in developing The Climate Group’s engagement work with business as well as sub-national governments. She was also part of the founding secretariat for the We Mean Business coalition. Prior to joining The Climate Group, Sandra spent eight years in Brussels, where she led the public affairs team of a German political communications agency and set up its EU office. 

Sandra holds a BA in European Studies from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, as well as an MA in Central and Eastern European Studies from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland and an MSc in Sustainable Development from the University of Exeter, UK. 

14.00-15.00

Session #4 | The Business of EV Charging

Fleet management services will be a big market, offering space for innovative market players to introduce new services and business offerings. This requires a future-proof charging service with intelligent and easy-to-use tools tailored for business owners and end-customers. This panel will include early-mover companies and experienced experts will present and discuss innovative solutions for solving the key challenges of today and tomorrow.

Urška Skrt

Moderator: Urška Skrt

Manager Mobility, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

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Urška Skrt

Urška Skrt

Manager Mobility, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Urska Skrt is a Manager for Mobility at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). She contributes to the Transforming Urban Mobility agenda by leading the project of mobility decarbonization. 

 

She promotes cross industry collaboration, advocates, and provides recommendations for accelerated decarbonization of mobility with an ambitious objective to unlock the value of vehicle fleet electrification that resides at the intersection of mobility, real estate and energy.

 

Urska has extensive experience in the area of smart energy demand response, smart cities and vehicle electrification and was a member of several European private public partnerships. Among other, she was a member of the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EPOSS) and an Industry board member of European Green Vehicle Initiative (EGVI).

14:00-14:15

Introduction: The Business of EV Charging

Chris  Peeters

Chris Peeters

CEO, Elia Group

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Chris  Peeters

Chris Peeters

CEO, Elia Group

Chris Peeters is CEO of Elia Group, active in electricity transmission. With subsidiaries in Belgium (Elia Transmission Belgium) and northeast Germany (50Hertz), the Group operate 18,990 km of high-voltage connections that supply power to 30 million end users. As such, our Group is one of Europe’s top five transmission system operators.  Elia is also part of the Nemo Link joint venture that operates the first subsea electrical interconnector between Belgium and the United Kingdom. In addition to its activities as a transmission system operator in Belgium and Germany, Elia Group provides various consulting services to international customers through its subsidiary Elia Grid International (EGI).

Before joining Elia Group, Chris Peeters ran the Business Consulting activities of Schlumberger in Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East.  Prior to that, he was 14 years with McKinsey & Company (of which seven years as Partner), specialising in the energy sector.

The first 10 years of his career, he created an engineering firm and subsequently started a manufacturer of building materials, before joining Hoogovens Aluminium as Sales and Technical Manager for part of Europe.

Chris Peeters holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Leuven, Belgium.

14:15-15:00

Panel Debate: Sustainable Business Model for EV Charging – what are the ingredients

Urška Skrt

Moderator: Urška Skrt

Manager Mobility, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

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Urška Skrt

Urška Skrt

Manager Mobility, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Urska Skrt is a Manager for Mobility at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). She contributes to the Transforming Urban Mobility agenda by leading the project of mobility decarbonization. 

 

She promotes cross industry collaboration, advocates, and provides recommendations for accelerated decarbonization of mobility with an ambitious objective to unlock the value of vehicle fleet electrification that resides at the intersection of mobility, real estate and energy.

 

Urska has extensive experience in the area of smart energy demand response, smart cities and vehicle electrification and was a member of several European private public partnerships. Among other, she was a member of the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EPOSS) and an Industry board member of European Green Vehicle Initiative (EGVI).

Christopher  Burghardt

Christopher Burghardt

ChargePoint EU Managing Director, President of ChargeUp Europe

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Christopher  Burghardt

Christopher Burghardt

ChargePoint EU Managing Director, President of ChargeUp Europe

Christopher Burghardt is ChargePoint's Managing Director for Europe, responsible for leading all aspects of the company's European business. Most recently the head of policy and communications, EMEA, for ride-sharing app Uber, Christopher previously led global and emerging market expansion at First Solar, a provider of solar panels and utility-scale PV power plants. Prior to joining First Solar, Christopher was Vice President for Corporate Affairs for Western Europe at Anheuser-Busch InBev and a Vice President for Business Development and Marketing EMEA at Hill & Knowlton. A dual German-Belgian national, he earned an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an MA from the College of Europe and a BA from the University of Sussex and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Aix-en-Provence.

Eric Plaquet

Eric Plaquet

President & CEO, Gireve

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Eric Plaquet

Eric Plaquet

President & CEO, Gireve

Eric Plaquet spent most of his career developing high value-added services for companies all around the world, notably in the automotive and EV industries. He joined GIREVE as President in 2020.

Jamie Heywood

Jamie Heywood

Regional General Manager, Uber, Northern and Eastern Europe

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Jamie Heywood

Jamie Heywood

Regional General Manager, Uber, Northern and Eastern Europe

Jamie joined Uber in June 2018 as Regional General Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe. The role covers Uber’s rides business in more than 70 cities and 12 countries including the UK. Across Northern and Eastern Europe, Uber serves more than 110,000 drivers and around 8 million active riders.

 

Petar Georgiev

Petar Georgiev

E-mobility Lead, Eurelectric

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Petar Georgiev

Petar Georgiev

E-mobility Lead, Eurelectric

Petar Georgiev is the Lead Advisor for Electromobility at Eurelectric, the sector association representing the European electricity industry. With members in over 30 European countries, Eurelectric speaks for more than 3,500 companies in power generation, distribution and supply. 

In his daily tasks, Petar coordinates Eurelectric’s expert group on electric mobility. In doing so, Petar prepares industry positions on policies regarding the promotion of electric solutions for road transport and a broad spectrum of charging infrastructure and grid-related aspects. His current focus falls on creating a robust policy environment for fleet electrification and sufficient deployment of EV charging infrastructure. In addition, he is the main liaison with external stakeholders on matters pertaining to electric mobility. Petar also is guiding the work in Eurelectric’s working group Innovation and Digital. 

Before joining the association in 2018, Petar worked on transport and energy policies at the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Council General Secretariat during the Bulgarian Council Presidency. Petar holds a double-major bachelor degree in European Studies and Political Science from the American University in Bulgaria and a master in EU International Relations and Diplomacy from the College of Europe in Bruges.

15:30– 16:30

Session #5 | Advanced Charging Solutions

Strongly driven by innovation, the EV charging ecosystem can evolve across the various B2B segments for fleet vehicles in order to provide for the most efficient charging service. This panel will showcase charging solutions going beyond ‘plug-in and forget’ – vehicle to grid, wireless charging and much, much more. The questions we are all asking: how soon will these solutions become widely available and what will it take to deploy them at scale?

Ioannis Vlachos

Moderator: Ioannis Vlachos

Engagement Manager, Energy Web

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Ioannis Vlachos

Ioannis Vlachos

Engagement Manager, Energy Web

Ioannis Vlachos, PhD, is a highly seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience working with large corporations and educational institutes worldwide in the area of smart grids as a scientific expert, project manager, commissioning expert, and consultant. He has also worked closely with both academia and industry in more than 30 countries worldwide in projects that merge the worlds of energy and ICT. Vlachos has also advised ministries, national regulatory authorities, and utilities in the context of projects financed by international institutions. He has co-authored more that 40 scientific publications in international journals and conferences with more that 1,000 cross-references. He has been awarded with the “Ericsson Award of Excellence in Telecommunications” and in 2019 received the “Researcher of the Year” award in the area of blockchain technology for the energy sector.

Vlachos holds a Bachelor and a PhD in electrical and computer engineering. He is a member of the ETIP-SNET, the CEN-CENELEC Focus Group on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, and the IEEE P2418.5 Standard for Blockchain in Energy Working Group.

 

15:30-16:30

Panel Debate: Advanced Charging Solutions

Andrew Daga

Andrew Daga

President & CEO, Momentum Dynamics

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Andrew Daga

Andrew Daga

President & CEO, Momentum Dynamics

ndy is the founder, President and CEO of Momentum Dynamics.

Andy’s fascinating story takes him from his birthplace of Brooklyn, NY, through Ithaca NY where his family developed the best Italian Restaurant in town through Hawaii, degrees in structural and civil engineering, architecture and space science and technology, ground-breaking work at NASA and his current role at Momentum Dynamics. Prior to founding Momentum Dynamics, Andy was a leading consultant to the aerospace industry and contributed to the design of the International Space Station solar power array system, the Mars Pathfinder program, and future mission planning studies with NASA and the US Department of Defense.

Andy will admit that this layered journey wasn’t fully planned, but nor did it happen by accident: as a child, Andy would travel with his family from his home in Brooklyn to visit their extended family in Philadelphia, PA (hence our home today in Malvern PA). This route took him through New Jersey and past the bleak refineries of Route 95. As a lover of architectural beauty, the outdoors and being obsessive about ‘all things efficiency’, the New Jersey oil refineries were the antithesis of everything Andy wanted the world to be.

Fast forward to Andy’s time at NASA. He came upon the idea of inductive charging while mulling on ways to save cable weight on the International Space Station and future Mars missions. Why employ heavy cabling to carry electrons when it could be done efficiently through a vacuum or even the air itself? Out of this thought was born Momentum Dynamics.

Through his varied experiences Andy has developed a strong capacity to identify engineering talent and manage multidisciplinary engineering and business teams. Andy is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) where he serves on a number of standards committees. He believes that every precious piece of our finite resources should be fully valued and carefully spent. He envisions a world of zero emissions, zero cables and zero wasted miles doing anything but making our lives better.

He is a devoted husband, family man, polymath and entrepreneur. He is passionate about his dogs and his team at MD – perhaps in that order.
He is still working to make the world a better place, one electron at a time.

Oren Ezer

Oren Ezer

Co-Founder & CEO, Electreon

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Oren Ezer

Oren Ezer

Co-Founder & CEO, Electreon

Along with vast experience in leading several startups, Oren had acquired knowledge in managing large-scale multidisciplinary projects for major international companies. Oren had held a senior position as a chief electronic engineer and head of the R&D department at Elop (a division of Elbit Systems) while managing dozens of projects such as missile tracking systems, thermal imaging systems and laser systems. Oren holds an M.Sc Magna Cum Lauda in Electrical Engineering, specializing in signal and video processing

Francisco  Carranza

Francisco Carranza

Managing Director, Nissan Energy

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Francisco  Carranza

Francisco Carranza

Managing Director, Nissan Energy

Francisco is currently Managing Director of Nissan Energy, he is in charge of products and services related to the electric vehicle grid integration (vehicle to grid, smart charging) and also the portfolio of products in the renewable energy generation and storage leveraging Nissan know how and expertise in lithium batteries and customer focus. He has been in Nissan since 2008 where he had responsibilities in the External Affairs, Corporate Planning and Program Management teams. Francisco has two engineering degrees (Sevilla Engineering School and IFP School) and two MBA degrees (EM Lyon and Cranfield School of Management).

Eric Mevellec

Eric Mevellec

CEO at Dreev

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Eric Mevellec

Eric Mevellec

CEO at Dreev

DREEV is a joint venture set up between EDF and Californian start-up NUVVE. The core business of EDF’s subsidiary DREEV is the development of solutions based on “Vehicle-to-Grid” (V2G) technology, which is the most innovative as well as the most promising aspect of “smart charging”. The technology currently proposed by DREEV has been developed by the start-up NUVVE and has already been trialled around the world. DREEV is currently aimed at fleets of businesses and communities.

 

Thierry Lassus

Thierry Lassus

Transportation Segment Leader, Hitachi ABB Power Grids

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Fiona Howarth

Fiona Howarth

CEO, Octopus Electric Vehicles

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16:30– 16:45

Concluding Remarks

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