Launch your Genius

Chairperson: 

Analyst- Energy Smart Technology
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

The purpose of Initiate! is to include and stimulate the bright minds of the future and connect them with the professionals in the industry. By doing that we hope encourage debate and provide the industry with fresh new ideas that will make a difference.

Throughout the 3 days of this programme you will get a taste for all things inspirational. There will be practical tips and tools made available to you and you will be encouraged to introduce yourself to other professionals and smart utility visitors through some great interactive sessions and networking opportunities. 

Session Location / Room: 
Initiate! Main Stage
This Session is part of the following track: 
Tue 15 Nov 11:00 to 11:10
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Speakers: 

Sietske Jacobs

Project Manager - Initiate!
European Utility Week

Launch your Genius

The kick off session takes you through the game changing impact of adopting new technologies and acquiring new talents. The following questions will be tackled:

  • Is it the tech or the talent that will prevail?
  • How to select a winning combination and form the right partnerships?
  • Unleashing potential and mastering the needs of the future? 
Tue 15 Nov 11:10 to 11:30
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Speakers: 

Yuri van Geest

Founder
SingularityU the Netherlands

Exponential Technologies Are Already Here

There are many technologies that double in power or speed each year, while at the same time the cost is dropping in half. This talk will be about some of Exponential Technologies of now:

  • Blockchain (as the fundamental platform to administer)
  • Solar panels with 4D thermoplastics and graphene with efficiency rates of 75%
  • Silicon- (instead of lithium-) based batteries, flow batteries, ultracapacitors and artificial photosynthesis as additional and better ways to store energy
Tue 15 Nov 11:30 to 11:50
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Speakers: 

Marcos Bassols

Chief Product Design Engineer
Watly

The Energy_net: where Internet fuses together with water supply and energy generation

  • Designing a New Energy paradigm
  • The global smart-grid in which water and electricity fuse together with information technology
  • Introduction to Watly thermodynamic computer 
Tue 15 Nov 11:50 to 12:30
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Speakers: 

Yuri van Geest

Founder
SingularityU the Netherlands

Dr GC
The GC Index

HR Representative
Innogy

Panel: How should we Involve the New Generation of Geniuses?

A new generation is responsible for shaping the energy system of the future. But how do organisations, build by an older generation, connect with this new generation? An how can a new generation of geniuses adapt themselves and their ideas in order to achieve the most impact? 

Moderator: 

Analyst- Energy Smart Technology
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
 
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