Opening Plenary Session


Executive Vice President for Institutional Affairs of Edison S.p.A. and President of World Energy Council Italy



Session Location / Room: 
Summit Room 1+2
This Session is part of the following track: 
Tue 15 Nov 10:00 to 10:05

Director of European Utility Week
Synergy Events

Welcome by Synergy

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Tue 15 Nov 10:05 to 10:10

Executive Vice President for Institutional Affairs of Edison S.p.A. and President of World Energy Council Italy

Welcome Address

From the Chairman of the Official Opening Plenary

Tue 15 Nov 10:10 to 10:30

Deputy Permanent Secretary
Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate & Vice-Chair of the Governing Board of the International Energy Agency

The Energy Market(s) of The Future: Key Focus Areas Seen From a European Government's Perspective

  • Developments in wholesale markets - The need to change to be fit for the energy transition
  • Data hubs in Denmark and in Europe: The increased digitalization of energy services
  • Opportunities associated with increased system integration


Tue 15 Nov 10:30 to 10:50

Chief Executive Officer of EDP and Chairman of EDSO
EDP Distribuição

The Time is Now

  • DSOs driving the way forward toward a successful energy transformation in Europe

  • Delivering Digital Smart Energy Grids to actively managing the system and smartly integrating innovative resources

  • Enabling engagement and value creation to Consumers and Society

Tue 15 Nov 10:50 to 11:10

Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Management Division
Siemens AG

Agility in Energy - Unleashing the power of the industry

  • Three has to be four or paving the way out of the energy trilemma

  • Off to new shores or our journey to new flexibilities, business models and digital services

  • Agile and 360° digital or bringing the customer centric utility to life

Tue 15 Nov 11:10 to 11:30

Head of Infrastructure & Networks Global Business Line
ENEL Group

Digitalization and Convergence


Tue 15 Nov 11:30 to 12:15

Chief Innovation Officer
innogy SE

Chief Executive Officer
Tempus Energy

Chief Technology Officer, Gas Natural and Chief Executive Officer Gas Natural Fenosa Engineering
Gas Natural

Executive Vice-President, Research, Technology & Innovation

Panel: Are We Ready for The Energy Revolution?

  • Future proofing the utility's business model
    • In a changing environment: New technologies
    • Following changing customer’s behaviors
    • At the Edge of the Grid: Industry frontiers vanishing with the integration of renewables
  • Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
  • State of Urgency & Collaboration
  • The Changing Workforce

Consulting Analyst
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