Democracy by Design

Democracy by Design

Presentation Date: 
Wed 16 Nov 10:00 to 11:15

A campfire discussion on data, algorithms and platforms inspired by Alliander who recently published a discussion paper entitled ‘Democracy by Design’. Core question is “How do we continue to safeguard equality, inclusiveness and freedom of choice when we develop technology that shapes our future?” Come join this brainstorm on the homes, cities and energy system of the future and help decide what role technology will play shaping the system. 


Presented in Session: 

Ewald Hesse

Ewald Hesse

CEO & Founder


Ewald Hesse leads the Grid Singularity venture, rooted in the founder’s extensive experience in the energy sector and...

Jorn Verbeeck

Head of Climate and Environment Office

City of Ghent

With a background in language & literature, Jorn first worked as a journalist. He then worked several years...

Thijs Turèl



Thijs Turèl is program manager of the Democracy by Design program at Alliander. Thijs is interested in the...

Michaela Reisinger

Michaela Reisinger

Junior Scientist

Austrian Institute of Technology

Michaela R. Reisinger, Junior Scientist at AIT, studied physical anthropology at the University of Vienna with a focus...

Laurence Carpanini

Director Smarter Energy Solutions

IBM UK Limited

Laurence Carpanini leads the development of Smarter Energy Solutions for IBM across Europe. He has over 25 years’...

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