Advisory committee

The role of the advisory committee is to help advise the conference management on the defining trends, challenges and discussion points that ought to feature in the show.

We are confident that with their advice we can continue to deliver the top European smart energy event of the annual calendar.  

Working groups focusing on Grid Optimization, Intelligent Networks & Communication, IoT, Cloud, Data Management & Analytics, Renewable Energy Integration, Smart Homes & End User, Smart Cities and Smart Metering will be represented by policy makers, utility experts, leading solution providers and other key utility industry stakeholders. 

We would like to thank the following committee members for their contribution to this year's advisory committee meeting:


  • Ricardo Almeida Prata, Chief of Department, EDP
  • Guillermo Amann, Vice-President, T&D Europe
  • Rodolphe de Beaufort, Smart Grid Marketing Director, GPA, Innovation & Strategy, Alstom Grid
  • Volker Distelrath, Technology & Innovation, Siemens
  • Peter Hermans, Chief Architect, Stedin
  • Peter Jensen, Senior Researcher EDF R&D Division, EDF
  • Robbert Kremers, Senior Manager Smart Grids, Accenture
  • Joerg Mueller, Senior Principal, Accenture
  • Matt Roderick, Design and Assurance Director, Smart DCC
  • Roland Stader, Head of Energy Automation, Telecommunications and IT, Stadtwerke Konstanz
  • Prof. Nermin Suljanovic, Researcher, University of Tuzla, Department of Telecommunications
  • Paddy Turnbull, Chairman Smart Grid Ireland, Chairman Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), Account Director Ireland, GE Digital Energy Europe, Global Smart Grid Federation
  • Philip Westbroek, Telecommunications and cybersecurity consultant, Enexis


  • Roberta Bigliani, Associate Vice President and Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, IDC Energy Insights
  • Els Descheemaeker, Head of Big data accelaration lab (London), RWE AG, Essent part of RWE Group
  • Louis Dietvorst, Enterprise Architect, Enexis
  • David Fernandez, Sales Director, Oracle
  • Richard Hanks, Accenture Resources, Accenture
  • Thorsten Heller, CEO, Greenbird Integration Technology
  • Sander Kruese, Privacy & Security Advisor - Governance, Risk & Compliance, Alliander
  • Giovanni Pepicelli, IT innovation Programme Manager, ENEL
  • Edwin Poot, Founder & CEO, Energyworx
  • Geoffrey Riggs, Marketing and Communications Manager, ENCS
  • Radovan Sernec, R&D, TelekomSlovenije
  • Peter Sigenstam, Vice President, Head of E.ON Innovation Centre Distribution, E.ON
  • Maarten ten Hoeve, Director of Research, ENCS
  • Robert Tretinjak, Head of Meter Data Management, E.ON
  • Joep van Leersum, Executive Partner Energy & Utilities, IBM GBS Consulting
  • Erik van Wijk, Co-Founder & CTO, Energyworx
  • Gisele Widdershoven, Senior Manager - ICS Cyber Security, Accenture
  • Aart Jan Zwartscholten, Head of Forecasting & Data Management, Eneco Energy Trading


  • Anders Birke, Lead IT Architect, Dong Energy
  • Christopher Burghardt, Managing Director EMEA, First Solar
  • Simone Diodato Antonelli, Regulatory Affairs Manager, ENEL
  • Hans Erik Budde, Senior advisor - Elhub project, Statnett
  • Migliavacca Gianluigi, Senior Research Engineer, RSE
  • Klaas Hommes, Projectmanager System Operations - System Services, TenneT
  • Uršula Krisper, Head of Advanced Services, Elektro Ljubljana
  • Bas Kruimer, Senior manager, Accenture
  • Giuseppe Mauri, Program Manager for Electric Mobility, RSE
  • Frauke Thies, Policy Director, EPIA
  • Peter Van den Heede, Marketing & Business Development Manager Smart Grids, ABB
  • Jesús Varela, European Grid Projets Manager, IBERDROLA
  • Peter Verboven, Innovation Developer Smart Grids, EnergyVille
  • Thomas Wiedemann, Project Manager New Technologies, RWE
  • Mike Wilks, Director, EY's Global Power & Utilities Advisory, Ernst & Young
  • Stephen Woodhouse, Director Pöyry Management Consulting, Poyry


  • Tobias Blank, Project Engineer, E.ON Technologies GmbH
  • Hugues Chanoine, Senior Analyst, Clean Horizon
  • Patrick Clerens, Secretary general, EASE - European Association for Energy Storage
  • Roel de Maeyer, Director of Sales and Marketing, Hydrogenics
  • Sander Fijn van Draat, Business Development Manager Policy Studies, ECN
  • Raquel Garde, Manager Energy Storage Area, CENER
  • Logan Goldie-Scott, Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Cristina Gomez, Research and Development Coordinator, Red Eléctrica de España
  • Valia Iliopoulu, Product manager, Younicos
  • Friso Koel, Team manager DSO Regulation at the ACM, ACM Autoriteit Consument & Markt
  • Jonathan O'Sullivan, Manager of Sustainable Power System, EirGrid
  • Luca Pellizzari, General Manager, Head EMEA Smart Energy Division, NEC
  • Jan Schelling, Senior Technology Analyst, Statkraft
  • Per Sundell, Senior Business Developer, Vattenfal AB
  • Anna Carolina Tortora, Head of Innovation and Development, Terna
  • Giw Zangeneh, Head of Energy Storage Technologies, ALACAES


  • Danijel Bonacic, Creative Director, Tam Tam
  • Jon Carter, UK Head of Business Development, Deutsche Telekom
  • Susan Furnell, Founder, Furnell
  • Gaia Gallotti, Research Manager, EMEA, IDC Energy Insights
  • Bernd Grohmann, Chief Technology Officer, eQ-3 AG
  • Jean-Paul Krivine, Project-Director Smart Energy, EDF
  • Philip Lewis, Founder and CEO, VaasaETT
  • Derek Roddy, CEO, Climote
  • Stavros Sachinis, LCNF Project Manager, British Gas
  • Willem Strabbing, Managing Director, ESMIG
  • Jessica Stromback, Executive Director, Smart Energy Demand Coalition
  • John Webster, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, Opower
  • Michael Westermeier, Technical Product Manager, RWE Effizienz


  • Panama Bartholomy, Director, Investor Confidence Project Europe
  • Pierre Brunet, VP Business Development Cities, Veolia
  • Mercè Griera i Fisa, Head of Research & Innovation sector, European Commission
  • Lieke Hamers, Senior Industry Manager, Microsoft
  • Antonio Messias, Director, EDP Distribution
  • Thomas Nicholls, Head of Marketing and Communication, Sigfox
  • Martin Schoenberg, Head of Policy, Climate Change Capital
  • Sonja Schouten, Strategy Consultant, Alliander
  • Dickel Sooriah, Marketing & Business Development Director, Actility
  • Eric Woods, Research Director, Navigant


  • Maurice Adriaensen, Head of Department Operational Excellence, DNVgl
  • Larry Colton, Director, Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES)
  • Manuel Jesus de Tellechea Suarez, Smart Metering project Engineer, Endesa
  • Yves Dherbecourt, Senior Project Manager, EDF
  • Edwin Endelebos, Programme Manager, ACM Autoriteit Consument & Markt
  • Joachim Gruber, Senior Manager, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG
  • Bernd Liebscher, Managing Director, Telekom Austria Group
  • Marielle Liikanen, Senior Advisor, Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate
  • Marina Lombardi, Project Leader, ENEL Distribution
  • Kim Norgaard, Global Head of Solutions, Elster
  • Nicolle Raven, EU Affairs Manager, ESMIG
  • Thomas Rieder, Head of Smart Metering, Salzburg AG
  • Xavier Ringot, VP Smart Metering Solutions Center, Landis+Gyr
  • David Ross Scott, Smart Metering Industry Relationship Manager, ScottishPower
  • Charles van Dyck, Business Development Manager, Flonidan
  • Tim Wolf, Director for Marketing, Itron

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