The Two-Sided Market: The Technology Required

DATE: Tuesday, 13 October 2020

TIME: 2:00pm – 3:15pm AEDT

SESSION DESCRIPTION

The technology that will be needed to move us forward towards a decentralised market.

Chair: Kylie Hargreaves, Chair, A2EP

Stefan Jarnason, CEO, Solar Analytics

James Seymour, CEO, Centre for New Energy Technologies (C4NET)

Dr Mary Stewart, CEO, Energetics

Gavin Mooney, Utilities Industry Advisor, SAP Australia

SPEAKERS

Kylie Hargreaves

Chair, A2EP

Kylie has a unique blend of International, Government, Policy and Commercial expertise.  She has over 25 years’ experience in Federal and State Government, including a decade working overseas in Europe and the USA. Kylie has managed operations with net budgets of $400+ million, asset bases of $12+ billion and teams of 550 people spread over dozens of locations.

In 2019, as a private consultant, she was instrumental in securing Critical State Significant Infrastructure status for a 100% privately financed project, as well as the first ever Infrastructure Development Consent for an LNG Import Terminal in Australia. Since leaving Government, Kylie has also provided strategic advice, negotiation, facilitation and/or planning/approval support  to companies in construction materials, mining, solar generation and the not-for-profit sector.

As Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner (Austrade) in the UK, USA and Spain, Kylie represented Australia on the international stage and worked with hundreds of small, medium and large companies to capitalise on new growth opportunities. Her experience spans consumer products, services (tourism, education and the arts), resources, energy and infrastructure.

As Deputy Secretary (Deputy CEO) for four different portfolios in the NSW Government, including Resources and Energy, Kylie oversaw the largest reform of NSW mining legislation in decades. As such she is accustomed to driving change in complex environments under intense public scrutiny. She also has a deep understanding of the challenges of operating in highly regulated sectors, the importance of good governance, risk management and social license.

Current Chair of the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity (A2EP) and the Australian Ocean Energy Group (AOEG) and a Board Member for Regional Development Australia (Sydney). NSW Finalist in the 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Awards, and now a successful private consultant, Kylie has a track record for delivering innovative business models and solving difficult challenges.

Stefan Jarnason

CEO, Solar Analytics 

Stefan is a passionate believer in the power of innovation to solve one of the world’s most pressing needs – affordable, sustainable energy for all. He is a solar industry pioneer with 25 years of experience including developing the world’s first AC module PV system Plug&Power™; developing the Combined Cycle PV panel durability test program now used globally; building a 20MW solar manufacturing facility in Germany; large scale solar power plant development; pioneering rooftop solar energy management; and developing a blockchain energy platform. Holder of several patents he is recognised internationally for his deep industry expertise. Stefan is CEO and co-founder of Solar Analytics, a world leading solar energy management company whose platform maximises the value of rooftop solar for households and businesses.

James Seymour

CEO, Centre for New Energy Technologies (C4NET)

James Seymour is an experienced and passionate leader in the development and deployment of new technologies, particularly within the rapidly evolving energy sector. With more than 20 years of technology commercialisation experience, James has led the development and management of IP, technology, corporate strategy, policy and innovative business models both in Australia and internationally.

James has focused in particular on commercialisation of new energy technologies driven by changing consumer preferences, technology advancement and government policies. These technologies have included solar, battery/storage, IoT, microgrids and alternative networks, and the financing and policy environments that support such growth. James’s professional career has spanned roles in venture capital, leading energy businesses in gen-tailing and distribution, government, solar manufacturing and new ventures. James has been awarded a BEng (Chem), Grad Dip (Applied Science) and MBA from The University of Melbourne.

Dr Mary Stewart

CEO, Energetics

Recognised globally as an expert in decision-making for sustainable development, Mary has nearly 20 years’ experience in assisting some of Australia’s largest energy users develop energy management and climate risk strategies. She is an international expert on life cycle assessment as it applies to resources and in the development of carbon footprints and carbon neutral positions.

Mary is the BINGO (business, industry, NGO) observer on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Technology Executive Committee’s Implementation taskforce. She was invited to take up this position by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The taskforce supports technology needs assessment, collaborative technology development and transfer, and uptake of existing clean mitigation and adaptation technologies. She previously represented the ICC on the Adaptation working group and the Standing Committee on Finance.

Mary is on the Board of the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) where she chairs the strategy committee and was recently appointed to the International Energy Board of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). 

Gavin Mooney

Utilities Industry Advisor, SAP Australia

Gavin has been working with utilities companies for 18 years. After working as an SAP consultant for 11 years across Europe, the United States, Brazil and finally Australia, Gavin joined SAP itself in 2014 as a solutions advisor focusing on the Utilities industry.

Gavin is passionate about renewable energy, clean tech, EVs and the way these technologies are disrupting the industry. He now works with utilities to reimagine their business models and processes so they can adapt to these industry transformations and remain relevant in a changing and volatile market environment.

Gavin has a masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

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