The conference connecting and empowering Asia's emerging blockchain-energy industry. Hype is over, progress is real - making blockchain-energy applications work right now across Asia. Asia is now becoming a hotspot for blockchain-energy
The conference connecting and empowering Asia’s emerging blockchain-energy industry.
Hype is over, progress is real – making blockchain-energy applications work right now across Asia.
Asia is now becoming a hotspot for blockchain-energy applications. An increasing amount of utilities are doing pilot projects, markets are being liberalized, governments are experimenting with blockchain and an ever-increasing and vibrant startup scene is gaining momentum. With a huge appetite for energy and the increasing penetration of renewable resources, Asia is set to be the perfect place for blockchain-energy applications.
Join us on November 27 in Singapore at Blockchain2Energy Asia as we explore the applications of blockchain in the energy field!
- A program specifically tailored to Asian blockchain-energy applications
- Detailed insights into current-day blockchain applications from international players
- The only event that unites the region’s key stakeholders
- Taking place in the region’s blockchain and tech hub: Singapore
(Tuesday) 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suntec Singapore Convention & Conference Centre
1 Raffles Boulevard Suntec City Singapore 039593
Contact Project Managerleoncio@solarplaza.com
Speakers for this event
ADVISOR TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - BCPG GROUP
ADVISOR TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ...
DIRECTOR AUSTRALIA - LO3 ENERGY
Belinda is a sustainable energy and climate finance professional with a BE (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and 20 years’ industry experience. After graduating from the University of New South Wales, Australia she joined the Sustainable Energy Development Authority in Sydney in 1998 as a Program Manager for Energy Smart Homes. In 2001 she joined EcoSecurities in Oxford, UK as Energy Co-ordinator and Senior Carbon and Energy Consultant, managing teams around the world to carry out their energy consulting work. In 2004 she moved to Manila, in the Philippines, to work for the Asian Development Bank as a consultant on their Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Facility for two years before re-joining EcoSecurities in the UK as Associate Director, managing their Implementation division with a global portfolio of 350 emission reduction projects. She returned to Australia in 2010 to work as a Climate Finance Consultant, providing strategic advice to banks, governments and the private sector, and was appointed a Director of Climate Link, a climate change mitigation and adaption strategy firm, in 2015 before joining LO3 Energy to head up the Australian division in 2017.
DIRECTOR AUSTRALIA - LO3 ENERGY
SENIOR ANALYST - BLOOMBERG INTELLIGENCE
Joseph has been involved in Asia’s energy sector since 1990. He joined Bloomberg Intelligence (BI), Bloomberg's research arm, in 2013. At BI he leads Asia's utilities industry and company-level research. He is also responsible for research content coordination for the Asia region. Prior to joining BI, he was Global Head of Cleantech and Asia Pacific Head of Utilities research at HSBC Global Research. He altogether spent 21 years in sell-side equity research with leading global investment banks, including Merrill Lynch, and was ranked at various times in Institutional Investor, Greenwich and Asiamoney. Joseph also was Group Director – Carbon Ventures, CLP Holdings, a leading pan-Asia energy firm. At CLP, he gained broad execution expertise in the alternative energy and carbon markets businesses and investments in clean tech energy companies. Joseph frequently appears in printed, digital and visual media on Asia’s power, gas and water utilities sectors. He permanently resides in Hong Kong and speaks English, French, Italian, Mandarin and some Japanese.
SENIOR ANALYST - BLOOMBERG INTELLIGENCE
CO-FOUNDER & CEO - POSITIVE ENERGY
A French national, Nicolas Payen has 15 years of experience in both engineering and marketing/commercial leadership roles. His deep-tech journey started in 2008 as the co-founder of a start-up named Efficient Home looking after the emerging market of the Smart Homes / Smart Grid for Schneider-Electric. In 2012 he released the connected residential energy management system named WISER. This connected solution was then deployed in the largest French Smart Grid pilot. In 2013, he moved to Hong-Kong to head the Smart Space Category for the Asia Pacific and to lead the deployment of a channel partner program for the building technology’s system integrators of Schneider Electric. In March 2016, he became the Global Head of Internet of Things for MANN+HUMMEL, where he lead an Innovation Lab and a Global Competency Centre on smart devices, digital services, big data, and AR/VR. In April 2017, Nicolas created the Future Economy Studio - a digital ventures building company in Singapore. Positive Energy Ltd venture was incubated at the same Studio in Singapore. Positive Energy Ltd’s mission is to reimagine the energy funding process to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy assets globally. Positive Energy Ltd provides a blockchain based platform that consists of a market place matching owners or developers of solar and wind projects with institutional investors, and of a digital collaboration tool facilitating and accelerating the due diligence process. It offers a new way for both parties to maximise business opportunities in the fast growing distributed solar market, to reduce time-to-finance, and to lower transaction costs.
CO-FOUNDER & CEO - POSITIVE ENERGY
DIRECTOR VERTECH CAPITAL APAC - VERTECH CAPITAL
With presence in APAC, Europe and the Americas, Vertech Capital’s key expertise is in the smart energy industry. Sheryl helps innovative firms scale in new markets by providing futures analysis, designing cross-domain solutions, and commercializing frontier technologies. She drives the core business offerings of the firm on Solar projects, Electric Vehicles and Blockchain with Fortune 500 clients. Her skillset is premised upon design thinking, financial/futures analysis and modelling, business strategy & development, and strategic value creation. Facilitating the Fourth Industrial Revolution by bringing frontier technologies to emerging markets is core to her personal work. Her previous working experiences include stints with Accenture, CoreAlpha, WPP Kantar Consulting, World Vision, Forum for the Future and the US Dept of State. Outside of professional work, she is passionate about sustainable development and women in business. She was President Obama’s Young Southeast Asian Leader Academic Fellow in 2015, and has volunteered with Choson Exchange’s Women in Business program as business leader. She is the ex-curator for the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community (Singapore Hub)
DIRECTOR VERTECH CAPITAL APAC - VERTECH ...
HEAD BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & SALES - POWER LEDGER
Vinod has over 25 years of experience in operations, senior sales and business development roles within the renewable energy and other engineering industries. He has a successful track record of building and defending market share, expanding product lines, developing renewables portfolios and developing and executing long term strategies to achieve challenging sales targets and influencing key stakeholders at board and senior management levels. Vinod is leveraging his extensive network of contacts to engage Power Ledger's technology with client stakeholders across power and business domains, as well as third party providers to support the delivery of the company’s groundbreaking products. Most recently, Vinod was General Manager Sales at Perth Energy with a responsibility for all gas and electricity portfolios. In that role, Vinod successfully grew the energy sales for the company from a $20 million annual turnover to more than $300 million. Academically, Vinod holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. He has also completed the Executive Leadership Program at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
HEAD BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & SALES - POWE...
- Day 1
- November 27, 2018
08:30 Registration & welcome coffee08:30 - 09:00Registration & welcome coffee
09:00 Introduction & opening words09:00 - 09:15Introduction & opening words
09:15 Keynote: The (electric) power of blockchain09:15 - 09:40Blockchain is highly regarded as a potentially transformational technology with applications in multiple industries. Is the electric power industry any different?
09:40 State of the market: Blockchain-energy in Asia09:40 - 10:10This session will provide a bird’s-eye view of the current state of affairs of the blockchain-energy market in Asia. Who are the main players? Investment and M&A trends Project deployments and their status
10:10 Coffee break10:10 - 11:10Coffee break
11:10 Use cases for utilities in Asia11:10 - 11:40Blockchain threatens to completely disrupt the traditional operations of the energy utility. However, blockchain can also co-exist with utilities. This session will showcase some of the most promising cases for utilities. What are the most common pilot projects and what were their results? What is the lowest hanging fruit? What are the new business models?
11:40 Use case: Peer-to-Peer energy trading. Lessons from Power Ledger's T77 pilot project in Bangkok with BCPG.11:40 - 12:10Peer-to-Peer (p2p) energy trading is the landmark (and most common) application that blockchain promises. In this session we will discuss this use case within the Asian energy landscape. Energy considerations of the consensus mechanisms Who pays for the poles and wires? The new role of the utilities Is this fitting for the Asian markets? How to bridge the physical and digital worlds?
12:10 Use case: Blockchain as the true enabler of the microgrid. Lessons from LO3's projects in the region.12:10 - 12:40Microgrids are slowly becoming ubiquitous with the proliferation of DERs and storage systems. With all the different types of microgrids possible, blockchain has the potential of becoming the backbone. How blockchain enables more than just p2p energy trading Microgrid-as-a-service and new business models Will blockchain-enabled microgrids become the new norm?
12:40 Lunch12:40 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 Local startup show14:00 - 14:505 local and inspiring startups will present their business models and ideas.
14:50 Use case: Financing new renewable energy projects14:50 - 15:20With blockchain, renewable energy investment pools can be opened to a whole new set of investors. In this session we’ll discuss how blockchain enables this new source of capital. The power of the crowd ICOs: the new norm or just a fad? Liquidity, IRRs and ROIs Why is blockchain necessary to increase the available capital?
15:20 Coffee break15:20 - 16:10Coffee break
16:10 Regulation panel: what makes Asian markets special?16:10 - 16:50Blockchain is one of the hottest topics concerning regulation. How do you regulate something with a decentralized nature? This session will discuss the latest topics regarding regulation. Climates in Singapore, China, Japan, Thailand Difference between Asian and Western regulations What are the immediate next steps that can be taken? Elephant in the room: smart meters.
16:50 Keynote: The start of a new digital grid16:50 - 17:10Blockchain is not the only technology aiming at the electric power industry. AI, machine learning, neural networks and data science are well on its way to providing alternative solutions. What will the future digital grid look like?
17:10 Closing comments17:10 - 18:00Closing comments