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„The one thing above everything else that is keeping energy leaders awake at night is the impact of digitization on the future of the energy system. New business models and digitization will define momentum on a path of innovation, which will change the way we produce and use energy in industrialized and developing worlds.”
Christoph Frei, Secretary General, World Energy Council

It is essential to understand correctly the characteristics of the current transition period and the future of the energy sector, but there are still many uncertainties, as well as progress vectors for new technologies (Internet of Things, Blockchain, Data AI, electricity storage, innovative transport, etc.). It is useful and exciting to discuss these with industry representatives to clarify how these technologies are applied for the benefit of consumers. At the same time, it is important to understand how these things will transform the three dimensions of energy trilemma and will help identify future solutions.

The aim of the event is to facilitate strategic sharing of knowledge between experts from national and international organisations, energy stakeholders and policy shapers, and to clarify the barriers that still lie ahead of new technologies and how to remove them in Romania.

Key driving directions for discussion:

  • Is the Romanian energy sector ready for new digitization technologies?
  • What is the state of implementation of the technologies in Romania?
  • What should be changed in the legislative and regulatory framework for optimal use of new technologies?
  • What future plans do utilities and connected companies have?
  • What impact is expected from the use of new technologies?

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Event moderators:

  • Bogdan BELCIU, Partner, Advisory Services, PwC Romania
  • Virgil MUŞATESCU, Professor University Politehnica of Bucharest, RNC of WEC Counselor

9h00-9h30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

9h30-10h15

Welcome Addresses

 

  • Iulian Iancu, Chairman, Romanian National Committee of World Energy Council
  • Representative of University Politehnica of Bucharest

10h15-10h45

Opening Keynotes

 

  • Prof. Sergiu Iliescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Automation and Computers
    Paradigms of digitalization
  • Einari Kisel, Regional Manger for Europe, World Energy Council
    Energy leaders views on the impact of digital technologies in the energy sector

10h45-11h45

Panel 1: Digitalization of energy sector. Opportunities and Challenges for DSOs&TSOs

Representatives of electricity / gas DSOs:

  • Mircea Modran, Director ITC, Electrica

  • Filip Kowalski, General Manager for Energy & Natural Resources, Middle & Eastern Europe, SAP
    Towards Intelligent Utility Enterprise!

    Gabriel Voicilă, Technology Partner, PwC
    Digital transformation for a modern energy company

    Bogdan Eftime, Head of IT Department, Romanian Authority Regulatory for Energy (ANRE)

11h45-12h15

Coffee Break & Networking

12h15-13h30

Panel 2: Digitalization – the impact on business and customer relationship

  • Einari Kisel, Regional Manger for Europe, World Energy Council
    Blockchain: the missing link in the energy sector?

  • Catharina Geiselhart, Senior Consultant - Digital Energy - Blockchain in the energy sector, PwC, Germany
    Digitalisation examples from real life

  • Simona-Gabriela Stancu, IT&C Division, Romanian Gas and Electricity Market Operator (Opcom)

  • Vlad Gheorghe, Senior Manager, PwC Romania

  • Florin Danescu, Executive President, Romanian Association of Banks

  • Representative of Microsoft

13h30-14h00

Final Remarks & Conclusions drawn by moderators

14h00-14h30

Lunch & Networking

You can't miss or event because you will:

  • Hear from high profile speakers discussing the current challenges of the digitalization in the utilities sector.
  • Find the answers to pressing questions from within the energy industry from companies at the forefront of development. 
  • Network with key players from leading companies and organisations in the field. 

Target Audience:
Representatives (CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, CDOs, CTOs, Heads of Digital Innovation, IT, solutions and new technologies) and other specialists of Power generation, transmission, distribution & supply companies, utilities, electricity retailers TNOs/TSOs & DNOs/DSOs, gas utilities companies, communications providers, data processing, analytics, services providers & consultants; energy lawyers and consultants; policy makers and regulators; academia area experts.

The Conference is free of charge for all participants from Romania and abroad. However, registration is mandatory.

Please register by 18 June 2019 by filling the online Registration Form. Press by invitation only.

 

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