Full programme announced for Cleanpower Smart Grids 2019 1-2 July Cambridge


The grand challenge of clean energy growth through innovation is the summit theme this year.  The full draft programme sponsored by Darktrace, CyanConnode and Landis+Gyr over two very exciting days (1-2 July 2019 in Cambridge) is now available...

Summit guide now with speakers and agenda: www.cir-strategy.com/events

Dr Justin Hayward, CEO or organisers CIR, writes:

Dear colleagues,

The grand challenge of clean energy growth through innovation is our theme this year and long term passion. The full draft* programme over two very exciting days is:

10th anniversary Cleanpower Smart Grids Conference 2019
1 July Day 1 - Technology Executive Briefing Day 10:30am - 4:30pm

10.30-11.00 Registration and networking
Session 1 11.00-13.00 Introduction to clean power and smart grid energy systems
11.00 - 11.15 Gavin Jones - Chair's Opening Remarks
11.15 - 11.45 Erwin Frank-Schultz, IBM, CTO Energy, Environment and Utilities "Energy Systems and Digital Twins"
11.45 - 12.00 Mash-Hud Iqbal, Partner, Marks and Clerk "IPR and Energy innovation"
12.00 - 12.10 David Richardson, Innovation Lead - Energy Systems, InnovateUK "PFER Programme and smart local energy systems design"
12.10 - 12.35 Sylvain Vittecoq, CTO, CyanConnode "The benefits of RF mesh networks for smart metering, smart grid and IoT"
12.35 - 13.00 Discussion & Q&A
led by Gavin Jones

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

Session 2 14.00 - 15.15 Energy storage & battery technologies 
14.00 - 14.20 Professor Vasant Kumar, Cambridge University "A brief sprint through battery science"
14.20 - 14.40 Dr Rumen Tomov, CJET Ltd “Novel storage and battery materials”
14.40 - 15.00 Daniella Sanchez (invited), Cambridge University Research Fellow, "Li supply chains and battery tech"  
15.00 - 15.15 Panel moderated by Professor Vasant Kumar, Cambridge University Materials Science, leading battery scientist and author, with Ian Ellerington, The Faraday Institution &  and the Space Catapult (invited) Mining Lithium in Cornwall (panellist)

Tea break 15.15 - 15.45

Session 3 15.45 - 16.55 Data, ML & security technology
15.45 – 15.55 Mike Handley, PolyChord, “A grounding in ML”
15.55 - 16.05 Eric Topham Business Development, T-DAB "The ML Use Case for Energy Optimisation"
16.05 – 16.20 Dr Natalie Lowery, Energy Systems Catapult “Modelling Energy Systems”
16.20 – 16.40 Dr Andrew Tsonchev, Director of Technology, Darktrace Industrial, “Using AI for Real-Time Threat Detection across OT & IT”
16.40 -17.00 Session Q&A led by Gavin Jones
17.00 Close for Day

18.30 - 21.00 Dinner evening  
18.30 reception drinks networking for 19.00 - 21.00 Dinner hosted by CIR at Christ's College Cambridge

Day 2 - Innovation Conference 09:00 - 17:00

09.00 - 09.30 Registration and networking
Session 1 09.30 - 11.00 Introduction: energy system futures and innovation and threats  
09.30 - 09.40 Conference Introduction & Chair's Introduction: Jeremy Nicholson, Alfa Energy Corporate Affairs & VP/Chair IFIEC Europe
09.40 - 10.00 Richard Smith, Head of Commercial, National Grid - "Operating the GB transmission system, carbon free, by 2025"
10.00 - 10.15 Anser Shakoor, ABB, "Economic Insights of the Shifting European Electricity Markets"
10.15 - 10.30 Victoria Doherty, QinetiQ, "Power, storage and human factors in cybersecurity"
10.30 - 10.50 Emily Orton, CMO, Darktrace, "Cyber AI : a new era of defence” Keynote
10.50 - 11.10 Panel with moderator Pamela Taylor, Taylor Macpherson

Coffee break 11.00 - 11.40 

Session 2 11.40 - 13.00 Grids, connectivity innovation 
11.40 - 12.00 Dr Sean Cochrane, Head of Technical Sales, CyanConnode, "Commercialising an IoT communication platform"
12.00 - 12.15 Nick Merricks, Landis+Gyr, "Grid edge intelligence in the smart grid", securely."
12.15 - 12.30 Jane Lucy, CEO, Labrador Energy 
12.30 - 12.40 Jon Horsley, Technical Lead, Energy Systems Catapult "Smart local energy systems & PfER"
12.40 - 13.00 Panel with moderator Gavin Jones

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Networking

Session 3 14.00 - 15.20 Storage / battery innovation and commercialisation
14.00 - 14.05 Ian Ellerington, Head of Tech Transfer, The Faraday Institution - "Introduction & the importance of storage"
14.05 - 14.20 Richard Druce, Associate Director of Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, NERA "Distributed energy resources and how to monetise them" 
14.20 - 14.35 Georgina Dingley, Director of Innovation and Business Strategy, Anesco, "Utility scale energy storage"
14.35 - 14.45 Simon Daniel, CEO Moixa Energy "Local grid balancing from aggregated storage and electric vehicles"
14.45 - 15.00 Dr Athan Fox, CEO, Aurelius Environmental "Out of the furnace and into the leaching tank"
15.00 - 15.20 Panel moderated by Isobel Sheldon, UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (confirmed) 

Tea break 15.20 - 15.45 

Session 4 
15.45 - 17.00 Clean energy policy & strategy - final panel
15.45 - 16.00 Centrica/SSE Strategy/Grids Speaker tbc
16.00 - 16.15 Sally Fenton MA, Innovation Manager, Dept of BEIS, "Delivering innovation to the Grand Challenge of Clean Growth"
16.15 - 16.30 Louise van Rensburg, Deputy Director, Energy Systems Transition, Ofgem “Regulation enabling the energy transition"  
16.30 - 16.55 Panel with moderator Judith Ward, Sustainability First
16.55 - 17.00 Chair closing remarks by Jeremy Nicholson, Alfa Energy and Gavin Jones

Summit Close 

*subject to minor changes. 

Join other excellent energy technology innovators and investors for 1 & 2 July 2019 for our 10th Anniversary Cleanpower Smart Grids Conference & B2B Showcase in Cambridge at the beautiful Robinson Wordsworth Executive Conference Centre this summer. 

The #CPSG19 Conference is sponsored this year by Darktrace, CyanConnode, Landis & Gyr, Moixa Energy, FLEXIS, Potter Clarkson, Marks & Clerk, Basck and media-partnered with Cambridge Network and CIR to reach hundreds of thousands of people.

National Grid, Ofgem, UK government BEIS, Energy Systems Catapult, InnovateUK, IBM Energy, Environment & Utilities, QinetiQ, UKBIC, Faraday Institution and leading invited energy players like Centrica, SSE, Alfa Energy and upcoming energy, grids and storage scale-ups such as Anesco, Sigma Lithium, CJet, Aurelius, Labrador and others. 6 experts helped form our best programme ever!

Join us all for the 10th anniversary celebration!

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To buy modular tickets of 18 kinds (Eventbrite) such as "pm day 1, dinner, hotel and am day 2" and also where energy startup/student level low cost pricings are available.

Book now and exhibit your great products and services! Ask us for special low cost attendance if you are a very young unfunded scale-up innovator.

This is part of a varied independent technology innovation network for utilities, energy & storage companies, OEMs & supply chains, innovators and engineers enabling productivity with data analytics, automation & system integration, digital twins & virtualisation AR/VR, AI/ML & cybersecurity, IOT & cloud, and sustainability. Leaders will grapple with these complex questions updating from 9 years of previous series conferences and learning points.

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CIR (founded 2002) is a growing independent management consultancy based in Cambridge, England. We offer value network analysis, customer value proposition development, business intelligence, market entry strategy in various tech sectors such as printing, packaging, electronics, nanotech, instruments, energy, healthcare & ICT. CIR works with blue chip global corporate innovators, start-ups and investors corporate & financial.

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