SET Week

SET Week Online October 19 - 22. 2020

The future of energy: SET Week Online 2020

As SET Week 2020 goes digital for the first time, we are working full steam to offer attendees a vibrant set of events featuring the SET Tech Festival & SET Award, impactful speakers and panellists, live start-up pitches, networking opportunities and much more.

Moving to a fully online format gives us the unique opportunity to come to you! From the convenience of your home, office or co-working space, you will have access to an inspiring network of the best and brightest innovators and energy stakeholders from all corners of the globe. We look forward to sharing with you our digital SET Week and celebrating innovation towards a green future together!

See the speaker highlights below, or find the whole list of our mega mind speakers and agenda here.

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Speaker Highlights

Kadri Simson European Commissioner for Energy

Damilola Ogunbiyi CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy

Damilola Ogunbiyi is CEO of Sustainable Energy for All, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy. She is also a Commissioner for the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty. Mrs. Ogunbiyi was formerly the Managing Director of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency and the General Manager of the Lagos State Electricity Board.

Neha Palmer Head of Energy Strategy, Global Infrastructure, Google Inc.

Ms. Palmer currently leads the team that procures energy and electric infrastructure for Google Inc. Neha’s team manages the company's energy portfolio, including a 5.5GW portfolio of renewable energy supporting Google's operations. Neha has led Google to become the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world, matching 100% of its electric consumption with renewable energy. Prior to joining Google, Ms. Palmer held several positions at Pacific Gas & Electric on teams such as Engineering, Gas Trading, Energy Supply and Corporate Development. She has also worked as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs, serving clients in the electric utility sector. Ms. Palmer holds an MBA in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BS in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.

Vanessa Miler Director of Energy Innovation and Impact, Microsoft

Stefan Kapferer CEO of 50Hertz (Part of Elia Group)

Stefan is the CEO of 50Hertz, one of four transmission system operators for electricity in Germany and a member of the Elia Group. Hailing from Karlsruhe, Stefan has a strong academic and professional background in politics. He has worked in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Technology. Following this, he was appointed as Deputy Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where he was responsible for the organisation of the departments ‘Science, Technology and Industry’, ‘Employment, Labour, Social Security’ as well as the ‘Centre for Entrepreneurship’. Stefan was also previously the chairperson of the BDEW’s (German Association of Energy and Water Industries) executive board.

João Galamba Deputy State Secretary for Energy Portugal

Christoph Frei, PhD Partner, Emerald Technology Ventures

Christoph is Partner at Emerald, leading the development of the Global Energy Transformation Alliance (GETalliance). Christoph is also a Professor and advisor to the President of the Swiss Federal Technical Institute in Lausanne (EPFL) and a member of the board of the Energy Web Foundation (EWF). Prior to joining Emerald Christoph was CEO and Secretary General of the World Energy Council (WEC) for ten years and before that Senior Director and member of the Executive Council of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in charge of Energy for nine years.

What can you expect?

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable week dedicated to innovative solutions for some of our most pressing challenges.

  • Digital Speed-Dating
  • SET Talks
  • Live start-up pitches
  • Hands on Deep Dives
  • Ask-me-anything formats
  • Science slams
  • Digital showcases
  • SET Award Ceremony as an exciting live-streamed show

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