Transforming utility innovation to maximise effectiveness, drive business value and speed to market, and leverage the opportunities of the energy transition
23 September 2020 | Virtual Conference


Smart Grid Innovation 2020 Wednesday 23 September 2020 Download
08:00 Participant login, objective setting, meeting scheduling, poll participation
08:20Welcome Address
08:30The Innovation Imperative – putting innovation at the heart of utilities’ strategy to drive the next phase of the energy transition
  • Austin R Bryan
    Austin R Bryan
    Senior Director – Innovation, CLP Holdings Limited
09:00An Outside Perspective – what we need to understand about digitalising industries
  • Daniel Avery
    Daniel Avery
    Corporate Innovation Manager and National Grid Ventures Innovation Lead, National Grid
09:30Creating Teams for Innovation – selecting the appropriate organisational models that will drive innovation through the entire business value chain
10:00In-House Innovation Process – the importance of developing an organisation and process structure to rapidly identify new opportunities and target effective innovation
10:30Q&A Panel Session
10:45Morning Break, Exhibition, Networking
11:00Grid Edge Visibility – developing innovative projects to establish real-time visibility of the power grid edge and behind the meter to manage evolving generation and demand profiles
  • Dr. Fouad Abou Chacra
    Dr. Fouad Abou Chacra
    Senior Specialist Projects & Innovation, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority
11:30Creating Value Through Innovation – overcoming the constraints of established business models and a risk-averse operating environment to deliver high-value, well-targeted business projects
12:00Creating Operational Efficiency – driving new levels of efficiency across the utility organisation to better meet the demands of the energy transition
  • Rafael San Juan Moya
    Rafael San Juan Moya
    Digital Platforms & Innovation Team, Iberdrola
12:30Open Innovation – the value of combining internal and external ideas as well as internal and external routes to market to advance the development of new technologies
13:00Q&A Panel Session
13:15Lunch, Exhibition, Networking
14:00Network Digital Twin - open Innovation approach creating the Virtual Replica of the Grid
  • Santiago Cascante Nogales
    Santiago Cascante Nogales
    Head of Innovation and New Technologies at e distribucion, Enel Group
14:30Innovation Delivery – establishing the business need, securing internal and external buy-in, and managing an innovation project through to business as usual
15:00Implementing Innovation – effectively guiding innovation from pilot project to business as usual
  • Frans Campfens
    Frans Campfens
    Senior Consultant, Energy Consulting, Qirion (Alliander)
  • Luuk van der Harst
    Luuk van der Harst
    Project Manager, Energy Consulting, Qirion
15:30Innovation ROI – establishing simple frameworks and effective methodologies to determine project ROI and inform targeted innovation investment decisions
16:00Q&A Panel Session
16:15Afternoon Break, Exhibition, Networking
16:30Technology Innovation - identifying the most effective tools to speed up the innovation process through improved communication, coordination and visibility
17:00Q&A Panel Session
17:15Roundtable Discussions
18:15Roundtable Feedback
18:45Closing Remarks