The Global Power & Energy Exhibition (GPEX), taking place in Barcelona, Spain on 17-20 September 2018, will showcase the strategies and technologies needed to adapt to the global transition, and the move towards a more sustainable, low-carbon and smart energy system.

GPEX will establish the framework for the global energy transition, addressing important commercial, regulatory, geopolitical and technical issues impacting the future of the power and energy industry, as well as focus on citizens, as distributed energy generation agents in this new energy model.

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Join experts in digital technologies and energy to discuss the role of disruptive technologies in the transition to a cleaner and more efficient energy system.

Day Chair: Arij van Berkel, Research Director, Lux Research

Day 3 Sponsor: Lux Research

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Futurist Keynote Address – Where is the energy industry heading?

A leading Futurist lays out how the world will change over the next decades and how the transformation of the energy sector will fit into and drive that change.

Chief Technology and Engineering Officer
Naturgy
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What will the utility of the future look like, considering the increasing digitalisation of the power and energy sector?

Business Development Lead
Energy Web Foundation
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What does digitalisation mean to the energy industry?

  • What approaches are utilities taking to the digitalisation of the industry? Is it an adjustment or transformation?
  • Does digitalisation leave incumbents at a disadvantage and what tactics are utilities using to transition from an asset and operations focus to a customer and data focus?
  • What impact will digitalisation have on the end-user?
  • What is the role of automation in building reliable smart networks?
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
WePower
Digital Leader Renewables
Innogy SE
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2 short 10-minute talks from blockchain and energy experts.

Blockchain’s applications are numerous and it is growingly considered in the financial sector notably due to the security it brings to transactions. How can it influence the way energy trading currently works, and what are the implications?

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How will Big Data and Analytics transform the energy sector and the way energy-related information is processed and conceived in the next coming years?

  • How will Big Data make the goal of near-instantaneous matching of supply and demand across a network a reality?
  • On the consumer side, is Big Data the answer to self-regulation of energy and therefore cross network demand control?
  • How will the increasing use of analytics technologies change network management, monitoring and performance?

Moderated by: Juan Miguel Gomez, Managing Partner, NIMBEO

Director of the Digital Factory
Enedis
Head of Data Analysis Group
Augstsprieguma tīkls (AST)
Managing Partner
Nimbeo
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The energy industry has been slow to the digital transformation party. Many industries with synergies and parallel challenges are at various stages along the transformation curve. What lessons can be learned from the experiences of those who have journeyed further down the digitalisation path?

13:20 - 14:35
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How can companies overcome the challenges that are intertwined with the increasing amount of collated data?

  • What are the implications of automated analysis and processes allowing data to be processed and used at breakneck speed?
  • How can companies and individuals ensure privacy and security in the new digital era?
  • How can companies use network management software to integrate networking teams within their company’s security response framework?
Director Operations
The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS)
IT Architect Smart Grids
Enexis Groep
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Meet 6 innovative start-ups and discover the new digital technology solutions that will change the future of energy.

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Pioneering minds from across the energy sector bring together the myriad emerging digital technologies on both the supply and demand sides and explain how they are positioning themselves for this new energy landscape.

Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer
Iberdrola
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16:15 - 16:15
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