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Digital + Energy Summit 2018

Enhancing customer interactions with the energy industry through digital innovation & transformation

21 – 22 May 2018 | Swissôtel Sydney

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overview

The Inaugural Digital + Energy Summit will look at enhancing customer interactions with the energy industry through digital innovation & transformation.

We are currently seeing massive changes in the energy landscape as we move from hype to adoption of new technologies. The energy transition is powered by digitisation and innovation where consumers are getting more and more involved and cutting-edge technologies are revolutionising the industry.

The event will bring together industry experts to look at some of the key areas including:

  • What does digital innovation mean for the future of energy?
  • How can digitalization be used to continue reducing costs and increase efficiency?
  • Industry collaboration, incubation and innovation in action – What’s being done to build Australia as an innovation hub?
  • Putting the customer first: Enabling customer-driven design thinking
  • What’s leading the way in shifting customers toward digital interactions?
  • How will regulation support innovation, demand and keep pace with consumers?
  • What’s leading the way in shifting customers toward digital interactions?
  • Case study presentations highlighting the game changing innovations and technologies that will alter the way we use and manage energy and provide consumers with more information and control such as:
    – The importance of Data – Levering the power of “big data” & blockchain applications
    – Digital exchange & peer to peer trading
    – Installing smart monitoring devices & usage analysis
    – Internet of things, energy sharing, virtual batteries, Apps and web applications
    – Innovations in energy storage systems

The Digital + Energy Summit is designed as a platform for digital technology startups, industry leaders, utilities and non-traditional power companies, technology researches and manufacturers, project developers, investors, and consultants to come together and discuss the massive changes in the energy landscape, latest industry developments, opportunities, challenges, cutting edge innovative digital technologies that are transforming the energy industry landscape.

agenda

8:30 am

Registration and morning coffee

9:00 am

Opening remarks from the Chairman

9:10 am

  • What lessons can be learnt from other industries?
  • Can innovation fix Australia’s energy crisis and where do Australian energy companies spend most of their innovation dollars?
  • What are the key market trends we are seeing in energy market and what opportunities exist in the market?

9:40 am

Forecasting winners & losers in emerging digital energy tech

John O’Brien, Managing Director, Australian CleanTech & Sino CleanTech

10:10 am

How will regulation keep pace with consumers?

10:40 am

Networking & refreshment break

11:10 am

  • What are some of the massive changes in the energy landscape?
  • Cutting edge technologies & innovations transforming energy management
  • Digital adoption challenges & rates
  • How is the relationship between consumers and energy supply changing?
  • How can digitalization be used to continue reducing costs and increase efficiency?

11:55 am

To be advised

12:20 pm

The service is available to around 800,000 households in the Sydney region and provides a web-based platform for households and SMEs to assess the potential for energy efficiency, solar and batteries.

12:45 pm

Networking Lunch

1:45 pm

  • What’s being done to build Australia as an innovation hub?
  • Successful commercialization: Lessons from the coalface
  • What are the biggest barriers to commercialization at present?

2:30 pm

  •  Intro to Powershop and allowing customers to take control of their energy to lead the way with sustainable and industry leading solutions
  •  Grid Impact – Virtual Power Plan in partnership with Reposit Power
  •  Curb Your Power – demand response program
  •  Your Community Energy
  •  Your Neighbourhood Solar

3:00 pm

CSIRO’s Energy Use Data Model

Adam Berry, Research Group Leader, Grids and Energy Efficiency Systems, Project Director | Energy-Use Data Model (EUDM), CSIRO

3:30 pm

Networking & refreshment break

4:00 pm

  •  How and why are consumers are getting more and more involved?
  •  The overriding force – The role of consumers in the switch to low carbon power
  •  Consumers interest and technology – Does the industry fully understand the customer needs?
  •  Customer-driven design thinking – How can technology be planned from what the customer needs?
  •  How do governments and policy keep pace with consumers?

4:45 pm

CASE STUDY | Going to market with Digital-Energy Products and Services

Huda Olsson, General Manager Go To Market, Yurika

5:15 pm

  •  What impact will blockchain have on the digital energy community?
  •  Blockchain – opportunities and challenges within the energy supply chain
  •  What market framework design reforms will be needed to allow the benefits of blockchain to be realized?

5:45 pm

Networking drinks & Close of Day One

8:30 am

Networking and morning coffee

9:00 am

Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

  •  Shifting customers toward digital interactions in a rapidly changing energy market
  •  The drive to digitization – Competition, retaining loyal customers
  •  How can energy companies support customers in using digital devices for connected/smart home technologies?

9:40 am

  •  Macro trends and how they are affecting traditional customer models
  •  Why “ways of working” is more important than ever
  •  O Hub – what, why and how
  •  Case study – Home HQ

10:50 am

Networking & refreshment break

11:20 am

CASE STUDY | The convergence of two World mega trends – Robotic Process Automation & Smart Meters and why clean data is the key to Managing Energy spend

Guy Maine, Manging Director, BigEnergy

11:50 am

  •  Software to track and analyse their energy usage in real-time
  •  IoT devices such as smart meters, switches beacons & software for mobile workforces

12:20 pm

CASE STUDY | TrialDigital Exchange deX

Doug Cook, Chief Strategy and New Business Officer, GreenSync

12:50 pm

Networking lunch

1:50 pm

  • Shared solar and storage in Apartment Buildings
  • Volume of decarbonised electricity generated behind the meter and traded
  • Introduction of EV charging
  • National applicability

2:20 pm

  • Rooftop solar is now the cheapest source of electricity generation
  • However, due to our outdated grid infrastructure funding rules, NEM regulations provide no financial incentive for networks, retailers or consumers to optimise the use of this is local generation
  • Even with zero financial incentives, Solar Analytics has shown that consumers care where their electricity is generated, and that both consumers and prosumers will participate in peer-to-peer solar trading
  • Initial results of the Solar Analytics shared solar trading offering

2:50 pm

  •  Applying Blockchain to enable Peer-to-Peer energy trading
  •  Building communities of energy users
  •  Disrupting the retail energy model

3:20 pm

CASE STUDY | Overcoming the barriers to customer innovation

Adrian Merrick, Founder & CEO, Energy Locals

3:50 pm

Closing remarks

4:00 pm

Close of Conference and afternoon refreshments

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$3195+GSTEarly Bird

Event Pricing

Standard Rate – $3,195 // From 7 April 2018

speakers

Kumar Padisetti

Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

John O’Brien

Managing Director, Australian CleanTech & Sino CleanTech

Justine Jarvinen

Chairman, Wattwatchers

Stephanie Moroz

CEO, Davanz

Petra Stock

Senior Energy and Climate Solutions Analyst, Climate Council

Dr John McKibbin

Founder and Managing Director, Ecologic Apps

Trevor Townsend

Startupbootcamp Energy Australia

James Tilbury

Operations Director, EnergyLab

Catherine Anderson

Head of Marketing, Powershop Australia

Adam Berry

Research Group Leader, Grids and Energy Efficiency Systems, Project Director | Energy-Use Data Model (EUDM), CSIRO

Chris Alexander

Director, Advocacy and Communications, Energy Consumers Australia

Dr Renate Egan

Co - Founder & Director, Solar Analytics

Mark Coughlin

Energy Utilities and Resources Leader, Global Market Design Leader, PwC

Huda Olsson

General Manager Go To Market, Yurika

Adrian Kemp

Partner, HoustonKemp Economists

Jonathan Briskin

Executive General Manager, Retail, Origin Retail

Patrick Sieb

Executive Director, Macquarie Capital, Macquarie Group Limited

Michelle Taylor

Manager Intelligent Grid New Technology, Energy Queensland

James Eggleston

Senior Analyst, Power Ledger

Guy Maine

Manging Director, BigEnergy

Fadi Geha

CEO & Executive Director, Simble

Doug Cook

Chief Strategy and New Business Officer, GreenSync

Stefan Jarnason

CEO and Founder, Solar Analytics

Steve Hoy

CEO, Enosi Foundation

Adrian Merrick

Founder & CEO, Energy Locals

when & where

21 - 22 May 2018

Swissôtel Sydney, Sydney
68 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000
+61 (02) 9238 8888
www.swissotel.com/hotels/sydney

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Call Lido on 02 8585 0808.

contact

Still have a question?

Alexandra Bennet
Conference Manager
+61 (0)2 9080 4315
Alex.Bennet@informa.com.au

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (0)2 9080 4030
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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