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by Nicholas Rinaldi
September 25, 2019

GTM Squared members get exclusive access to the Blockchain in Energy Forum livestream from New York, as well as the video on-demand after the event. The broadcast will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, September 25. See the complete agenda below and click here to join today and start watching.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (all times ET)

9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Welcome & Opening Polls: Getting to Know the Audience
  • Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m. The Blockchain Opportunity in the Evolution of the Grid
  • Scott Clavenna, Chairman, Greentech Media
9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Fireside Chat – IBM’s Blockchain Advancements in the Energy Space
  • Neil Gerber, Director, New Energy & Environment, IBM
  • Moderator: Fei Wang, Senior Grid Edge Analyst, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. An Energy Blockchain Retrospective: Is Blockchain Delivering on Promises from Two Years Ago, and What’s Coming Next?
  • Jesse Morris, Chief Commercial Officer, Energy Web Foundation (EWF)
  • Moderator: Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Panel: Strategizing Blockchain Adoption and Scalability - Utility Perspectives on Moving from Proof of Concept to Pilot
  • Colleen Metelitsa, Evaluation Manager, Energy Efficiency and Demand Management, Con Edison
  • CK Umachi, Expert Product Manager for Blockchain, PG&E
  • Alex Rojas, Director, Distributed Technologies, Ameren
  • Mohit Anand, Independent Consultant, Blockchain Adoption & Cleantech
  • Moderator: Ben Kellison, Director, Grid Research, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Case Study: Blockchain as the Foundation of Alectra's Grid Exchange Transactive Energy Platform
  • Abhinav Tiwari, Head of Advanced Planning, Alectra Utilities
  • Moderator: Francesco Menonna, Research Analyst, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
12:30 p.m.-12:40 p.m. Energy Blockchain Startup Perspectives: Swytch
  • Evan Caron, CEO & Co-Founder, Swytch
  • Moderator: Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
2:10 p.m.-2:40 p.m. Fireside Chat with LO3 Energy
  • Lawrence Orsini, Founder & Principal, LO3 Energy
  • Moderator: Scott Clavenna, Chairman, Greentech Media
2:40 p.m.-2:50 p.m. Energy Blockchain Startup Perspectives: VIA
  • Kate Ravanis, Chief Operating Officer, VIA
  • Moderator: Ben Kellison, Director, Grid Research, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
3:20 p.m.-3:50 p.m. Multi-Stakeholder Presentation: Blockchain as an Integration Platform for EVs, Solar DERs and Wholesale Prices
  • Killian Tobin, CEO, Omega Grid
  • Juliette Chatel, Smart Grid Analyst, EDF Innovation Lab
  • Denver Hinds, R&D Project Manager, Smart Energy Technologies, SMUD
  • Moderator: Elta Kolo, Ph.D., Research Manager, Grid Edge, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
3:50 p.m.-4:10 p.m. Case Study: How BMW is Utilizing Blockchain to Create Renewable Energy Credits for EV Drivers
  • Sean Batir, Machine Learning Engineer, BMW
  • Henry Pease, Research & Development Engineer, BMW
  • Moderator: Kelly McCoy, Research Associate, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
4:10 p.m.-4:55 p.m. Panel: A Whole New Level of Transparency - The Impact of Blockchain on Renewable Energy Credit Tracking and Green Financing
  • Andrew Bruce, CEO, Data Gumbo
  • Bernhard Schiessl, Advisor, Climate Finance, CICERO
  • Moderator: Kelly McCoy, Research Associate, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables
4:55 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
  • Moderator: Scott Clavenna, Chairman, Greentech Media