Day Three - Digital Disruption and Innovation Stream

Note: Alan Finkel will now be speaking at 8:20 on the 22nd of June, room to be confirmed
08:00
Registration and welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the chair

 

Luke Reedman
Energy Modelling, Stream Leader
CSIRO

RE-ENGINEERING THINKING IN INCUMBENT UTILITIES TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
09:00
Developing and launching new products and better engaging with innovative ideas
  • Designing products to give customers the control on their consumption
  • Promoting renewable projects to drive positive change in Australia
  • How to encourage innovation by organising hackathons and workshops

 

Ed McManus
Chief Executive Officer
Powershop

09:30
Opportunities for the Australian energy start-ups in a global energy market
  • Presenting the EnergyLab acceleration program and its goal
  • Creating opportunities for Australian innovators internationally
  • How Australian energy companies can work with accelerators, incubators and investors to engage with innovative ideas

 

Piers Grove
Co-Founder and General Manager
EnergyLab

09:55
How can corporates innovate like start-ups?
  • What is making start-ups more innovative than traditional businesses?
  • Identifying the principles of innovation that can be applied to the energy sector
  • Seeing new business models as an opportunity rather that a threat

 

Karen Lawson
Chief Executive Officer
Slingshot

10:20
DRIVING INNOVATION AND CAPITALISING ON A TRANSFORMING MARKET!

Andrew Walters
Analytics Services Lead
Hitachi Data Systems

James Sia
Product Manager, APJ
VMware

10:40
Morning tea
THINKING INNOVATIVELY TO ENGAGE WITH THE EVOLVING ENERGY CONSUMER
11:10
Adapting to a new generation of customers
  • Are energy customers different today? Examining how consumers are evolving
  • Opportunities for utilities to deliver innovative service offerings by thinking outside the box
  • Delivering and executing on these new strategies

 

Craig Chambers
Executive General Manager, Strategy, Portfolio and Innovation
Energy Queensland

11:40
The power of digital in driving better results from existing technologies
  • Utilising digital technology to unlock the value of solar and storage
  • The critical importance of engaging consumers – why the interface is so important
  • Beyond solar and storage – how will consumers engage with their energy usage in the future?

 

Luke Osborne
Chief Operations Officer
Reposit Power

12:00
Partner presentation

David Milks
Director of Industry Solutions for Utilities
Autodesk

EXAMINING THE POTENTIAL OF STORAGE AS A TRUE DISRUPTOR
12:15
A network’s perspective on the potential of storage
  • Thinking outside the box and looking at innovative ways to support the grid with storage
  • Assessing the potential and limitations of storage in balancing intermittent loads
  • Partnering with the City of Sydney – how TransGrid is looking to power Sydney’s future

 

Andrew Kingsmill
Manager Network Planning
TransGrid

12:45
Networking Lunch
13:45
Home energy systems – the enabler of true disruption?
  • Mapping out all the parts of a home energy system and how they interact with both the home and the grid
  • Where home energy system technology is at today and what it could look like in 5 years

 

Emlyn Keane
Chief Executive Officer
EverGen

14:10
Lessons from digital transformation of complex assets
  • Why much of the leading thinking about digital asset management is reliant on data
  • Opportunities and value of achieving "Asset Management Nirvana"
  • Lessons from the front line in the battle for accurate asset data

Randall Makin
Co-founder
RedEye

14:20
Data driven digital transformation for utilities
  • Analyse how utility companies around the globe are leveraging innovative analytics to drive success in their digital transformation strategies
  • Examine case studies of Qlik customers who have successfully leveraged data and analytics strategies within their wider digital transformation programs

Niall Gallacher
Global Director Market Development, Communications, Energy & Utilities
Qlik

14:40
Panel discussion: What is the unrealised potential of residential and grid scale storage?
  • How cost efficient can storage get and in what time frame?
  • Does existing grid infrastructure limit the potential of storage? If not, what are the grid implications of high levels of adoption?
  • What role will electric vehicles play in accelerating storage?
  • Where might storage be in 2020, 2025 and 2030?
  • Discussing other limitations to the widespread adoption of storage, including disposal, and resource depletion

 

Panel moderator:

Luke Reedman
Energy Modelling, Stream Leader
CSIRO

Panellists:

Craig Chambers
Executive General Manager, Strategy, Portfolio and Innovation
Energy Queensland

Ben Burge
Executive Director Energy
Telstra

Luke Osborne
Chief Operations Officer
Reposit Power

Philip Keogan
Senior Vice President - Asia Pacific
Sunverge Energy

15:20
Afternoon tea
ENGAGING WITH NEW CONSUMER TRENDS AND INNOVATIVE IDEAS TO BETTER MEET ENERGY USER EXPECTATIONS
15:50
What will the customer pay for?

Mike Swanston
Principal, The Customer Advocate and Member
AER Consumer Challenge Panel

16:15
The power of data to better understand consumer behaviour
  • Showing how data gives insights the energy sector has never had before
  • Highlighting the big trends impacting companies today
  • Integrating these new insights into company strategy

 

Renate Egan
Co-founder and Director
Solar Analytics

16:40
Thinking like the new consumer – how emotions are replacing logic when buying new energy products and services
  • Aligning with the surge in consumer interest in new energy storage technologies
  • Determining what actually drives consumer decision – price, marketing, desire?
  • The opportunities for new players responding to consumer wishes that aren’t being met by incumbents

 

Finn Peacock
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Solar Quotes

17:05
Closing remarks from the chair and drawing of the lucky draw prize
17:15
End of Digital, Disruption and Innovation Stream