Transforming utility innovation to maximise effectiveness, drive business value and speed to market, and leverage the opportunities of the energy transition
22-24 September 2020 | Brussels, Belgium

Programme

Conference Day 2 Wednesday 23 September 2020 Download
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Welcome back from the chair
09:00Creating Value Through Innovation – overcoming the constraints of established business models and a risk-averse operating environment to deliver high-value, well-targeted business projects
  • Senior Representative
    Manuael Initi
    Innovation Networks Business Unit, A2A
09:45Creating Operational Efficiency – driving new levels of efficiency across the utility organisation to better meet the demands of the energy transition
  • Rafael San Juan Moya - Iberdrola
    Rafael San Juan Moya
    Digital Platforms & Innovation Team, Iberdrola
10:30Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:00Technology Innovation Panel – identifying the most effective tools to speed up the innovation process through improved communication, coordination and visibility
12:30Lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00Open 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
  • Paulo Líbano Monteiro
    Paulo Líbano Monteiro
    Director of Technology & Innovation, EDP
14:45Innovation Delivery – establishing the business need, securing internal and external buy-in, and managing an innovation project through to business as usual
  • Aart Jan Zwartscholten - Stedin
    Aart-Jan Zwartscholten
    Manager, Innovation, Stedin
15:30Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
16:00Innovation with Suppliers – managing suppliers to extract value from the relationship whilst maintaining independence
  • Liam Ryan - EirGrid
    Liam Ryan
    Director of Grid Development & Interconnection, EirGrid
16:45HV Grid Reliability – identifying the innovations required to ensure HV grid reliability in an evolving power landscape as the number of DERs integrating into the grid increases
17:30End of Conference Day Two