TBB.2019 - Inspirational speakers, cutting edge technologies (2022)

CEO, EIT InnoEnergy

Diego Pavía is a serial entrepreneur, having created seven companies in his lifetime. His main endeavour is to innovate, create – and implement operationally – all with the objective of creating value.

He is an electrical engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, with a major in electronics and automation. In 1988, he was as co-founder and CEO of a start-up, Knowledge Engineering, dealing with industrial controls systems using artificial intelligence and neural networks. Three years later he joined Sema Group, and started a long career with private companies. In SchlumbergerSema, Diego headed multicultural working groups all over the world in the field of energy, with revenues of $650M. Between 2002 and 2010, Diego was the CEO of Atos Origin, a leading international IT service provider, where he was responsible for Spain and South America, about 9,000 employees, and an annual turnover of €450 million.

Since 2010 and under Diego’s leadership, EIT InnoEnergy has become the largest global organisation supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable energy, having directly deployed €650M to nearly 500 innovative products and services.

Innovation Director, EIT InnoEnergy

Besides her academic career in the fields of knowledge management, collaborative innovation and entrepreneurship, Elena Bou developed her professional career in the field of management consulting in both private and public companies. In 2010 she co-founded EIT InnoEnergy, the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

She contributed to create InnoEnergy’s trusted innovation ecosystem which operates in more than 26 countries. In Elena’s Innovation Director role, she led the development of major efforts in creating and accelerating new start-ups and scale-ups in the energy field, including the investment process in such ventures. As a result, the company has now supported nearly 500 start-ups, including two unicorns.

Former NASA astronaut

Former NASA astronaut and highly decorated combat fighter Ron Garan racked up 178 days in space and more than 71 million miles in 2,842 orbits between tours on the US Space Shuttle, Russian Soyuz spacecraft, and the International Space Station. During his time in space, Ron conducted four spacewalks in support of ISS construction and maintenance. Prior to those space journeys, he lived and conducted research on the bottom of the ocean in the world’s only undersea research lab, Aquarius.

Ron has been involved in many global mass collaboration and citizen science programs. He is also a serial entrepreneur and has founded multiple business enterprises/social-impact focused start-ups including Manna Energy Ltd. which is the first organization to successfully register a UN carbon credit for water treatment and has helped provide clean water to millions.

He is the author of the critically acclaimed books, The Orbital Perspective,the recently-released, Floating in Darkness – A Journey of Evolution, and the children’s book, Railroad to the Moon.

Ron is a sought after public speaker who has presented on the world stage at the UN,TED, the World Economic Forum, COP-26, and many other global venues.

Ron is celebrated not just for his research in space but also for his humanitarian contribution to life on Earth.


Solar PV, onshore and offshore wind, ocean power

Breakout Room 1

  • EasySolar
  • Ecoligo
  • EzzingSolar
  • Feedgy
  • GreenStone Energy
  • Norwegian Crystals
  • Peafowl Solar
  • PVComplete
  • ROSI
  • Soof
  • Sunroof
  • ACT Blade
  • Aerones
  • AMC Vibro
  • Nabrawind
  • Vertequip
  • WTS
  • FiberSail Holding
  • Principle Power
  • X1 Wind
  • CorPower Ocean
  • SeaQurrent


Energy storage and batteries raw materials

Breakout Room 2

  • Storage for buildings: Sylfen
  • Storage for municipalities:GroeneWarmte
  • Storage for the grid: Altris
  • Storage for the grid: Elestor
  • Storage for the grid: Mine Storage
  • Storage for the grid: Rivus
  • Storage for the grid: Silbat
  • Storage for the grid: Suena
  • Storage for the industry: BeePlanet Factory
  • Storage for the industry: Graphenix
  • Storage for the industry: Mecaware
  • Storage for the industry: Pure Battery Technologies
  • Storage for the industry: Volterion
  • Storage for the industry: Voltstorage
  • Storage for the industry: WattAlps
  • Sustainable raw materials for the battery value chain: Extremadura New Energies
  • Sustainable raw materials for the battery value chain: Geomet-Cinovec
  • Sustainable raw materials for the battery value chain: Savannah Resources
  • Sustainable raw materials for the battery value chain: Vulcan Energie Ressourcen
  • Storage for transport and mobility: AC Biode
  • Storage for transport and mobility: BASQUEVOLT
  • Storage for transport and mobility: ElevenEs
  • Storage for transport and mobility: Nawa Technologies
  • Storage for transport and mobility: Skeleton
  • Storage for transport and mobility: Verkor


Residential & non-residential buildings, municipalities

Breakout Room 3

  • EOS Energy
  • Ferroamp
  • Heaboo
  • KlugIT
  • Pionierkraft
  • Samster
  • Sunaitec
  • Supersola
  • Watch-e
  • Woon Duurzaam
  • BIN-e
  • Cloud Energy Optimizer
  • Energy Floors
  • LYV Holding
  • Vilisto
  • Wind my Roof
  • Candam
  • OmegaLambdaTec
  • SEEDiA

CEO and co-founder CorPower Ocean

Patrik Möller is CEO and co-founder of CorPower Ocean. CorPower brings reliable and competitive wave energy technology to the world, enabling clean energy from our oceans. He is co-President of Ocean Energy Europe and on the European energy Commissioner’s Clean Energy Industry Forum (CEIF). Patrik is a passionate entrepreneur with experience of building deep tech companies.

Global head of Green Finance

Lucas Arangüena is global head of Green Finance for Grupo Santander and global head of ESG for Santander CIB. Previously, he was head of Santander Corporate & Investment Banking (SCIB) for Continental Europe since May 2018 after being Chief Financial Officer of Santander Corporate & Investment Banking. He was also member of the Global Executive Committee, the Risk Admission Committee and the Group’s Liquidity Committee.

As CFO of the Division, Lucas was responsible for managing credit, liquidity and capital risk. Lucas looked after the Active Credit Portfolio Management Unit (ACPM), Capital unit, XVA desk and Financial Control.

Lucas joined Santander Corporate & Investment Banking Division in 2010 as global head of Strategic Planning. Subsequently he was appointed head of Global Transaction Banking in the UK. Prior to joining Santander, Lucas was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Co in the Corporate Finance practice, where he focused primarily on Corporate & Investment Banking and M&A for large blue chips and private equity investors. He also worked for Goldman Sachs.

Lucas holds an MBA from MIT Sloan, an MSc from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and an MSc from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Co-Founder and CEO of Simply Blue Group

Sam is the Co-Founder and CEO of Simply Blue Group. A civil engineer by profession, and an entrepreneur at heart, Sam has had several global ventures, founding and developing companies in the EU, Asia and the US including Delaney’s Irish pub chain in Asia and Swirish Property AB in Sweden.

In recent years, Sam’s passion hasfocused primarily on building Simply Blue Group, to work with the oceans andplay his part in tackling the global climate change crisis through blue economy solutions. Sam has assembleda talented team of more than 90 people with projects now operating in over10 countries across the globe and growing.

GM Global Implementation Management at Shell Ventures

MSc Civil Engineering Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands MBA Manchester Business School, UK
Corporate Venture Capital and Business Partnerships Leading the SV implementation team (2021 present)
Leadership Team and community leadership experience in an offshore operational and a project maturation environment utilizing Lean and CI work practices.
New Technology Implementation Deployed novel technology, solutions and business models in O&G operations globally (2001 2021)
Project Management Leading development & execution of complex O&G projects spanning different locations across the globe (2005 2021)
Operations exp Design, optimization and execution of well and facility performance in Europe, The Middle East, Africa and Asia (2005 2021)

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14:30 - 15:30

Roundtable - Scaling up today’s key technologies, fast

TBB Plenary Room

The world must speed up progress on tackling climate change if we are to meet the Paris Agreement goals and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. It won’t be easy. But because it will take decades to replace today’s fossil-fuel-dependent industries with the cleaner operations of the future, the immediate imperative is to accelerate the deployment of key existing technologies that can buy humanity more time to create and grow those nascent solutions.

When good is good enough? Current technologies, even if they are not perfect, can meaningfully reduce emissions in the immediate future, such as green hydrogen, energy storage and renewables like wave, wind and solar energy. Entrepreneurs and investors must commercialise and scale these to achieve more sustainable energy to power manufacturing, transportation, and agriculture today.

In this roundtable session, two entrepreneurs will discuss their big-impact technologies and projects with members of the ecosystem that are bringing them to life. Projects that ten years ago were impossible and here they are today. Regulators, investors, and industry will weigh in on what is required to speed the deployment and commercialisation of these technologies, driving the most change in the short-term as we race towards net-zero.

15:45 - 17:30

Reverse pitching session

Breakout Room 2

During the reverse pitch sessions, corporates and investors take the stage to present in front of the start up their innovation and investment strategies and how to work together. Each corporate or investor has 10 minute to present. The start-ups interested in knowing more can request meetings with them through the event app, to ask additional questions or talk about potential synergies and collaboration.

Joel Lopez and Pedro GouveiaCorporate Venture Capital Associate and Commercial Innovation Lead, GalpGalp is looking for innovative startups that can collaboratively accelerate the energy transition.

In this session, you have the chance to get to know us directly from our Innovation and Corporate Venture Capital teams and hear about potential partnerships, investments, open innovation initiatives, and other collaboration opportunities.

Together, let’s regenerate the future of energy.

Speaker to be confirmedEngie
Speaker to be confirmedShell
Speaker to be confirmedBanco de Santander
Guillaume LESUEURHead of Investments, EDF
David PuronCEO, Barbara IoT, Platoon Project
Speaker to be confirmedEnergy transition Campus
Dr. Christian SchlitzbergerManager Connected Energy Systems, Volkswagen Group InnovationAs leading automotive innovator, Volkswagen Group is aiming to fasten decarbonize future mobility. Mobility and energy transition willenter intoa win-winsituation. Charging and energy are integral parts of the Volkswagen NEW AUTO strategy, stronglyinweavedwith battery electric vehicles, mobility solutionsand digitalization.Volkswagen Group Innovation is striving to enable and accelerate the best innovations for decarbonization of mobility andenergy future ofthe Volkswagen Group.Within InnoEnergy´s ecosystem, the Volkswagen Group is approaching from co-innovation and venturing up to scaling and directimplementation of new technologies and business opportunitiese.g.for photovoltaic, charging solutions, batteries and energy management.
Speaker to be confirmedSIEMENS Financial services
Speaker to be confirmedCEPSA
Speaker to be confirmedING

17:30 - 18:30

Bioenergy & waste to energy, renewable gas & biofuels, hydrogen

Breakout Room 1

  • C-Green Technology
  • MEVA Energy
  • Naoden
  • Phoenix BioPower
  • Arol Energy
  • Enosis
  • iNEX
  • Athena
  • Celcibus
  • Hymeth
  • Hysilabs
  • Mebius


Power DSO, Power and Gas TSO, Distric heating grid and Off-Grid

Breakout Room 3

  • Bamboo
  • Beedata Analytics
  • Hepta Airborne
  • Ringhel Team SRL (PROCESIO)
  • TokWise LLC
  • EnergIOT Devices
  • Enline
  • SciBreak
  • Spottitt
  • DCBrain
  • ConnectPoint
  • AMPnet
  • Blubik
  • Mpower
  • Solaris Offgrid

Chief Executive Officer, Minesto AB

Minesto is a leading technology developer in the ocean energy sector with operations in Sweden, UK, Taiwan and the Faroe Islands. Minesto has raised around 100 M EUR to commercialize its unique technology. In 2016 Martin Edlund took on the role as CEO of Minesto following the IPO on NASDAQ First North in Stockholm. Martin is a board member of the Marine Energy Council, UK. He takes great interest in the role of ocean energy in the Net Zero transition of the global energy system.

Dr. Martin Edlund has for the last 25 years combined management consulting, board representations and strategy research collaboration with world-class technology companies such as ABB, GE, LM Ericsson and SKF. His main focus is on turning technology into business. Martin has a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics and Organization with focus on Innovation Management and holds an M.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

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CEO, EDP Innovation

António Coutinho is the CEO of EDP Innovation, one of the leading global utilities in the world with presence in 22 countries. He joined EDP Group in 2003 as the Head of Energy Planning. He then served as Chief Energy Management Officer for EDP Renewables North America between 2007 and 2010, and as Executive Board Member of EDP Commercial before taking on his current role.

Prior to joining EDP, António was Principal at The Boston Consulting Group. António is a civil engineer and holds an MSc in Operational Research from Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, in Portugal.

Project Manager at Rystad Energy

Mari Vassdokken Sigstad is a Project Managerin Rystad Energy’s consulting business with wide experience intopics such as energy storage, batteries, and power system dynamics. She has worked on a variety of projects related to the offshore vessel space,oil and gas emissions strategies, and the oil and gas supplier industry.Mari has worked with market assessments, corporate strategy, valuations, and IPO support for large industrial players, investors, government institutions, and E&Ps. She holds an MSc in Marine Technology from the Norwegian University of Science & Technology, with a specialty in Marine Hydrodynamics.

Founder and CTO, Elestor

Wiebrand Kout founded Elestor in 2014 to fill the need for large scale, ultra-low-cost electricity storage and is responsible for the development of the company’s core technology, intellectual property, cost modelling and product planning.

In his career, Wiebrand has pioneered three hydrogen electrochemical systems: the PEM fuel cell, the electrochemical hydrogen compressor and the Elestor HBr flow battery. Prior to founding Elestor, he served as COO and lead designer at HyET, where he co-developed the first electrochemical hydrogen compressor capable of reaching 1,000 Bar in 2013. He started his career in 1999 at NedStack Fuel Cell Technology, where he headed the mechanical design of Europe’s first series produced PEM fuel cell stack.

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Parallel session: Is a 100% renewable system possible? Yes, integrating LDES in the equation.

Breakout Room 2

The global energy transformation is driving energy systems towards total renewable energy. Contrary to flexible fossil fuel-based supply, this will make energy supply less dispatchable as it is normally not available on-demand. As energy demand is extremely variable, and the demand for electricity also increases, the fundamental issue of matching supply and demand is amplified. But storing energy on a massive scale will enable to solve this problem. Join this parallel session to discuss what a fully renewables-based energy system would look like and what is required to make it possible. We will discuss the innovative technologies that can make short, medium and long duration storage possible, as well as the policy landscape enabling it. Challenges such as delivery of renewable power to the location of the consumer and the massive additional renewable generation that will be needed will also be discussed.

CEO and co-founder of Zeleros Hyperloop

David Pistoniis the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Zeleros Hyperloop, the European company based in Valencia (Spain) leading the development of a scalable hyperloop system to move at 1000km/h and 0 direct emissions. Zeleros’ unique technologies integrated in a high-capacity and fully-autonomous vehicle enable the implementation of scalable hyperloop routes, reducing the cost per kilometer of infrastructure and offering a straight certification journey. After being awarded at the Elon Musk’s Hyperloop competition, the company has been raising public and private industrial supports and now mobilizes more than 180 people worldwide to bring hyperloop to reality within a decade and to become a global reference. More information at: www.zeleros.com

Co-founder of Hardt Hyperloop

Tim is one of the four co-founders of Hardt Hyperloop. Hardt has realized Europe’s first operational hyperloop and is the leading company in Europe for the development, implementation and standardization of the hyperloop. Tim has a background in mechanical engineering at the Delft University of Technology, where he built record-breaking electric race cars among other things. Prior to Hardt, Tim was the team captain of the Delft Hyperloop team, which won Elon Musk’s hyperloop competition. It is Tim’s passion to work with an amazing team with loads of ambition to do the extraordinary.

Executive Chair at Novatron

Tech-entrepreneur (+5 companies) with start-up, international growth, IPO, and trade sales experience. 30 years of technology-driven business development with experience from multi-discipline solutions in industries such as energy, waste, pulp and paper, mining, aerospace, IoT communication.

Founder and CEO of Fusion Energy Insights

Dr Melanie Windridge is a specialist in fusion energy who helps people see the value and opportunities of fusion to society and their businesses. She is a plasma physicist, speaker, writer… with a taste for adventure. Melanie has a PhD in plasma physics (fusion energy) from Imperial College London, is Communications Consultant for privately-funded fusion company Tokamak Energy and Founder of Fusion Energy Insights. She was previously UK Director of the Fusion Industry Association. Melanie is the author of Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights and Star Chambers: the race for fusion power. She hosts a blog, Science at Extremes, on her website and writes for Forbes online.



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09:45 - 10:30

Roundtable - From Magallanes to Elon Musk: new explorers for a new age of discoveries

TBB Plenary Room

According to the IEA, half the technologies we will need to achieve net-zero emissions haven’t been invented yet. So, while we scale those high impact solutions of today, we need to also look to the future. But what does the future hold? To find out, we must empower and unleash today’s explorers to discover and develop innovations that will ultimately save the planet, whether that’s fusion energy, tidal power, hyperloop or ideas we haven’t thought of yet. With these initiatives at work, innovation will not only be an enabler of climate goals, but it will also be a driver of growth, creating jobs, economic prosperity, and energy security in the process.

In this session, two innovators will show their technical solutions, that although may be viewed as a bit futuristic at present, have an enormous impact potential in the future. What is the status of these technologies? What is going on in their fields, respectively? When can they be deployed? What are the challenges and what is needed to make it happen?How to create a market and an industry? What political and social changes are needed to make it possible? These and other questions will be tackled in this roundtable sessions by members of the ecosystem that are needed to make these innovations become reality: entrepreneurs, policy makers, institutional leaders, investors, scientific representatives, and industry.


Transport & mobility

Breakout Room 1

  • Acton
  • Atawey
  • AVO Mobility
  • CaCharge
  • DuckTrain
  • Elaphe
  • Gleam Technologies
  • Hardt Hyperloop
  • Kumpan
  • Llewo
  • MOB Energy
  • Navlandis
  • Nuwiel GmbH
  • Pamyra
  • Scoobic
  • Smart Monkey
  • Swobbee
  • The eCloudCompany
  • Towt
  • Volytica
  • Zeleros


Solutions for the industry

Breakout Room 2

  • Alent Dynamic AB
  • BBKW
  • Cascade Drives
  • Ecobean
  • Ecop
  • Energiency
  • FlexiDAO
  • Graphmatech
  • GravitHy
  • Heat Power
  • Heat Ventors
  • Heliac
  • Infinite Foundry
  • Koena Tec
  • NitroCapt
  • Nordluft Automation
  • OneWatt Solutions
  • Percyroc
  • Phynix
  • Simplex Motion
  • Stockholm Water
  • SurfCleaner AB
  • Tictap
  • Trigger SA

Founder and President of pHYnix

12:15 - 13:15

Parallel session: Decarbonising hard to abate industries and heavy duty transportation

Breakout Room 3

Top-emitting sectors such as heavy industry including steel, and chemical production, as well as heavy-duty transport such as shipping, aviation and heavy goods vehicles, are responsible for nearly one-third of global carbon emissions and are notoriously hard to abate. But as industry looks to innovate, decarbonisation of these energy intensive value chains is possible especially thanks to green hydrogen technologies . In this session you will meet some green hydrogen initiatives supported by InnoEnergy as experts from our ecosystem that are contributing to the decarbonisation of hard to abate industries. These initiatives will lead to a green hydrogen economy in Europe of 100B€/year, 500,000 new direct and indirect jobs in Europe, across the entire value chain and 400 million tons CO2 reduction.

Key Account Manager, FlexiDAO

Alvaro Guzmán is Key Account Manager at FlexiDAO, a global provider of cutting-edge energy traceability software solutions to help companies adopt carbon-aware energy procurement strategies, such as 24/7 Carbon-free Electricity and Carbon-optimised Procurement. Its services help companies to secure corporate climate advocacy leadership while shielding themselves against carbon risk and gaining ESG attractiveness.

Innovation & Technology Senior VP, Chief Technology Officer at Schneider Electric

Innovation & Technology Senior VP, Chief Technology Officer at Schneider Electric

Director Customer Engineering Practice EMEA, Google Cloud

Dr. Susara van den Heever leads Google Cloud’s Customer Engineering Practice EMEA, where she gets to live her passion for using Data, AI, and Cloud Technology to make the world a better place. She builds, leads & grows teams that help people and businesses be more efficient, save time, manage resources better, or make better environmental choices. Susara holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, where she pioneered models and methods for strategic, tactical, and operational planning in the hydrocarbon industry. While her career has spanned many roles and industries, a highlight was leading the Constrained Resource and Environmental Analytics team at IBM Smarter Cities Technology Center, where she led initiatives in sustainable water management, aquaculture, and sustainable energy management, with an emphasis on dealing with uncertainties such as market fluctuations, population growth, and weather. In addition to her core passion of data, AI, and decision systems, her Google Cloud team also covers the underlying technologies that make those systems possible, such as security, infrastructure, and application modernization, to bring exceptional value to enterprises on their data and cloud journeys.

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13:45 - 14:45

Parallel session: Digitalisation vs Sustainability: How big tech is facing the race to net-zero

Breakout Room 3

A total of 5 billion people around the world use the internet today. Everything happens online and we use digital devices to connect with everything around the globe whether it be for business, education or simply to relax. Amazon ships about 1.6 million packages every single day. Google processes over 8.5 billion searches per day. Facebook’s global monthly active users reach 2.9 billion. Data centres in Ireland are now consuming more electricity than all the rural homes in the country combined. These big tech corporations are conscious that the power consumption of their data centres and factories have exponential growth year on year, and they are developing strategies to deal with this that all industries can learn from. In this session, we invite you to listen to big tech and learn how are they tackling sustainability and the race to net zero.

Founder and CEO of NitroCapt

Gustaf Forsberg is CEO and founder of NitroCapt. Gustaf holds a MSc in Engineering physics, a MSc in Agricultural Engineering and a PhD in plant pathology. Before starting NitroCapt in 2016, Gustaf was a key person in the development, upscaling and commercialization of the ThermoSeed technology, a disruptive seed disinfection technology making seed producers not depend on seed pesticides. Now Gustaf aims to do help agriculture to switch to fossil-free fertilizers.

CEO at EcoBean

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13:45 - 14:45

Parallel session: The food value chain meets the energy transition - cleantech solutions from farm to fork

Breakout Room 1

The food value chain touches many aspects of the energy transition and agriculture has a crucial role to play in reaching energy and climate objectives. Aspects in the food industry such as the energy intensity of food production, fertilisers, water usage and shortages, meat production and relatively conservative industry players all present issues in the race to net zero. In this session we will introduce cleantech solutions and discuss the intersection of agriculture and sustainable energy by bringing industry representatives, investors, and entrepreneurs together.

Director of Strategy & Chief Sustainability Officer, Galp

Lee joined Galp in October 2021 as Director of Strategy and Sustainability where he will play a key role in defining & driving Galps pathway through the Energy Transition. He has 18 years energy industry experience including 15 years at Royal Dutch Shell where he worked across the globe in locations such as Qatar, USA, Australia, Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway. Prior to joining Galp, Lee held a range of senior roles at Shell including the Group Head of Investment Appraisal, VP Upstream Digital Transformation and the Country Chair of Denmark, Greenland and Iceland. Lee holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Qatar University.

Director of Mobility & New Commerce, CEPSA

Pierre-Yves Sachet, who holds a degree in Economics and Finance and specialization in Marketing from theInstitutd’EtudesPolitiques de Paris, began his professional career at Elf Oil Spain as Retail Development Manager in 1990. Three years later, he became Commercial and Marketing Manager at Elf Oil Senegal and thereafter was appointedCEO & Managing Director for Elf in Gambia and in Ghana.

Hecontinued to hold senior positions as CEO and/or with Regional responsibilities in Refining and Marketing for Elf and later Total in different parts of the world, such as France, Belgium, Panama, Italy, SouthAfricaand Trading & Shipping back in France.

In 2020,Pierre-YvesjoinedCepsain the Strategic Growth and Commercial areas and currently holds the position of Mobility & New Commerce Director,overseeingsustainable mobility solutionsand new commerce challenges.These includethe creation of thelargest e-mobility ecosystem in Spain and Portugal, fosteringdemand for green hydrogen in commercial road transport,andtransformingCepsa’sservice stations(the second largest network inIberia)into digitally enabled ultra-convenience destinations offering a variety of servicesas well asend-to-end decarbonization solutions.

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15:15 - 15:45

Fireside chat Galp and Cepsa

TBB Plenary Room

In the transition to a low carbon future, oil and gas companies have an important role to play. As renewable energy sources and the technologies which enable them take an increasingly larger share of the energy mix, the role of oil and gas remains critical to balance energy supply needs and security. This has never been more important than now, at a time when we face a ticking clock to decarbonise industries in the face of climate change while also ensuring energy security where it is threatened by geo political events and resulting volatility. But perhaps these incumbents also have a responsibility and an opportunity to foster innovation and adopt technologies that bring us closer to cleaner operations of the future. Join this fireside chat with Galp and CEPSA as they discuss the role of oil and gas companies in the race to net zero by 2050.

CEO, EIT InnoEnergy

Diego Pavía is a serial entrepreneur, having created seven companies in his lifetime. His main endeavour is to innovate, create – and implement operationally – all with the objective of creating value.


He is an electrical engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, with a major in electronics and automation. In 1988, he was as co-founder and CEO of a start-up, Knowledge Engineering, dealing with industrial controls systems using artificial intelligence and neural networks. Three years later he joined Sema Group, and started a long career with private companies. In SchlumbergerSema, Diego headed multicultural working groups all over the world in the field of energy, with revenues of $650M. Between 2002 and 2010, Diego was the CEO of Atos Origin, a leading international IT service provider, where he was responsible for Spain and South America, about 9,000 employees, and an annual turnover of €450 million.

Since 2010 and under Diego’s leadership, EIT InnoEnergy has become the largest global organisation supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable energy, having directly deployed €650M to nearly 500 innovative products and services.


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