CONFERENCE PROGRAM /// BLOCKCHAIN2ENERGY ASIA

08:30 Registration & welcome coffee
09:00 Introduction & opening words
LEONCIO MONTEMAYOR /// PROJECT MANAGER - SOLARPLAZA
Leoncio has been passionate about energy since his first encounter with it during a thermodynamics course while studying mechanical engineering. His graduation project involved the design of a solar stirling engine that would be used in marginalized communities in Mexico for electricity and heat provision. After graduation, he went on to work for General Electric as a performance engineer doing thermal tests on natural gas turbines. However, the long-term sustainability of the energy system prompted him to study a Master in Sustainable Energy Technology at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. His master thesis was about how key assumptions affect the social cost of carbon in mathematical climate policy models. Now, as a project manager at Solarplaza, Leoncio is interested in the innovations (blockchain, AI, etc) that will play a big role in the electrical grid of the future.
LEONCIO MONTEMAYOR
PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA
SHERYL FOO /// DIRECTOR VERTECH CAPITAL APAC - VERTECH CAPITAL
With presence in APAC, Europe and the Americas, Vertech Capital’s key expertise is in the smart energy industry. Sheryl helps innovative firms scale in new markets by providing futures analysis, designing cross-domain solutions, and commercializing frontier technologies. She drives the core business offerings of the firm on Solar projects, Electric Vehicles and Blockchain with Fortune 500 clients. Her skillset is premised upon design thinking, financial/futures analysis and modelling, business strategy & development, and strategic value creation. Facilitating the Fourth Industrial Revolution by bringing frontier technologies to emerging markets is core to her personal work. Her previous working experiences include stints with Accenture, CoreAlpha, WPP Kantar Consulting, World Vision, Forum for the Future and the US Dept of State. Outside of professional work, she is passionate about sustainable development and women in business. She was President Obama’s Young Southeast Asian Leader Academic Fellow in 2015, and has volunteered with Choson Exchange’s Women in Business program as business leader. She is the ex-curator for the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community (Singapore Hub).
SHERYL FOO
DIRECTOR VERTECH CAPITAL APAC /// VERTECH CAPITAL
09:15 Keynote: Redefining the Global Economy with Solar and Blockchain
    Combining blockchain technology and decentralized renewable energy provides an unprecedented opportunity to solve energy poverty, democratise energy access, revolutionize today's dysfunctional and deeply-entrenched centralised energy and financial systems, finally ushering in the true Silicon Age.
  • Blockchain-based finance removes roadblocks to solar proliferation and enables the democratisation and decentralisation of today's global energy systems.
  • Blockchain offers a single, secure financial transnational layer through which value generated from sun, wind, ocean and geothermal energy can be transferred around the world.
  • Combining blockchain and solar can create a positive feedback loop and a global solid-state, passive economy of abundance.
ABRAHAM CAMBRIDGE /// FOUNDER & CEO - THE SUN EXCHANGE
Abraham Cambridge is a British born solar entrepreneur and disruptive technologist and has established multiple businesses and projects around the world that use solar energy as a means for creating positive change. In 2010 he pioneered utility-scale solar in Britain and in 2012 one of his businesses, The Renewable Energy Co-operative, was nominated 'International Co-operative of The Year' in the United Nations Year of Co-operatives. Abe now lives in Africa, a continent rich in sunlight but poor in energy and from where in 2014 he launched the world’s first blockchain based solar finance company, The Sun Exchange.
ABRAHAM CAMBRIDGE
FOUNDER & CEO /// THE SUN EXCHANGE
09:40 State of the Market: The Blockchain-Energy Intersection in Asia
    This session will provide a bird’s-eye view of the current state of affairs of the blockchain-energy market in Asia.
  • Who are the main players?
  • Investment and M&A trends
  • Existing Projects and Use Cases
YUAN-SHENG YU /// SENIOR ANALYST - LUX RESEARCH
Yuan-Sheng Yu is a Senior Analyst based in Lux Research’s Singapore office. He leads Lux Research’s Asia-Pacific research team, providing strategic advice and on-going intelligence for emerging technologies in energy transition, digital transformation, and materials innovation. He works with Global 1000 clients in implementing innovation strategies, identifying emerging opportunities, and explores strategic partnerships focusing on bridging business objectives with high-potential, disruptive technologies.
YUAN-SHENG -YU
SENIOR ANALYST /// LUX RESEARCH
MARTIN LIM /// COO - ELECTRIFY.ASIA
A perpetual problem solver, ideas-generator and new business connector, he has transformed idealistic startups into newsworthy, profitable businesses as the lead in corporate planning, business development and consolidation, for more than a decade.

His interest in energy and water led him to co-found Arteton Sdn Bhd to develop water treatment systems for disaster relief in the region.

With his latest venture, ELECTRIFY.SG, he and his partner, Julius Tan, plan to intend to ignite the electricity retail industry by creating a retail marketplace and simplifying the entire electricity purchasing process. Their marketplace is powered by Fibonacci, our proprietary electricity pricing engine that enables retailers to offer dynamic prices to end-users.They have also developed Synergy, the first P2P energy trading platform for utility-grids powered by blockchain and able to empower individuals to trade their surplus energy across a city-wide power grid. Currently being trialed in Singapore, commercial trial in Japan are slated for 2019.

www.electrify.asia
MARTIN LIM
COO /// ELECTRIFY.ASIA
10:20 Coffee break
11:00 Utilities and Regulation in Asia
    Blockchain threatens to completely disrupt the traditional operations of the energy utility. However, blockchain can also co-exist with utilities. This session will showcase some of the most promising cases for utilities and its corresponding regulation.
  • What are the most common pilot projects and what were their results?
  • What is the lowest hanging fruit?
  • What are the new business models?
  • What are the biggest regulation hurdles to overcome?
  • Elephant in the room: Smart Meters
LEONCIO MONTEMAYOR /// PROJECT MANAGER - SOLARPLAZA
Leoncio has been passionate about energy since his first encounter with it during a thermodynamics course while studying mechanical engineering. His graduation project involved the design of a solar stirling engine that would be used in marginalized communities in Mexico for electricity and heat provision. After graduation, he went on to work for General Electric as a performance engineer doing thermal tests on natural gas turbines. However, the long-term sustainability of the energy system prompted him to study a Master in Sustainable Energy Technology at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. His master thesis was about how key assumptions affect the social cost of carbon in mathematical climate policy models. Now, as a project manager at Solarplaza, Leoncio is interested in the innovations (blockchain, AI, etc) that will play a big role in the electrical grid of the future.
MODERATOR
LEONCIO MONTEMAYOR
PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA
JOSEPH JACOBELLI /// SENIOR ANALYST - BLOOMBERG INTELLIGENCE
Joseph has been involved in Asia’s energy sector since 1990. He joined Bloomberg Intelligence (BI), Bloomberg's research arm, in 2013. At BI he leads Asia's utilities industry and company-level research. He is also responsible for research content coordination for the Asia region. Prior to joining BI, he was Global Head of Cleantech and Asia Pacific Head of Utilities research at HSBC Global Research. He altogether spent 21 years in sell-side equity research with leading global investment banks, including Merrill Lynch, and was ranked at various times in Institutional Investor, Greenwich and Asiamoney. Joseph also was Group Director – Carbon Ventures, CLP Holdings, a leading pan-Asia energy firm. At CLP, he gained broad execution expertise in the alternative energy and carbon markets businesses and investments in clean tech energy companies. Joseph frequently appears in printed, digital and visual media on Asia’s power, gas and water utilities sectors. He permanently resides in Hong Kong and speaks English, French, Italian, Mandarin and some Japanese.
JOSEPH JACOBELLI
SENIOR ANALYST /// BLOOMBERG INTELLIGENCE
SETTHASIT CHARDGAROON /// ENGINEER - EGAT
A short bio will follow soon...
SETTHASIT CHARDGAROON
ENGINEER /// EGAT
11:40 Use case: Peer-to-Peer energy trading. Lessons from Power Ledger's T77 pilot project in Bangkok with BCPG.
    Peer-to-Peer (p2p) energy trading is the landmark (and most common) application that blockchain promises. In this session we will discuss this use case within the Asian energy landscape.
  • Energy considerations of the consensus mechanisms
  • Who pays for the poles and wires?
  • The new role of the utilities
  • Is this fitting for the Asian markets?
  • How to bridge the physical and digital worlds?
VINOD TIWARI /// HEAD BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & SALES - POWER LEDGER
Vinod has over 25 years of experience in operations, senior sales and business development roles within the renewable energy and other engineering industries. He has a successful track record of building and defending market share, expanding product lines, developing renewables portfolios and developing and executing long term strategies to achieve challenging sales targets and influencing key stakeholders at board and senior management levels. Vinod is leveraging his extensive network of contacts to engage Power Ledger's technology with client stakeholders across power and business domains, as well as third party providers to support the delivery of the company’s groundbreaking products. Most recently, Vinod was General Manager Sales at Perth Energy with a responsibility for all gas and electricity portfolios. In that role, Vinod successfully grew the energy sales for the company from a $20 million annual turnover to more than $300 million. Academically, Vinod holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. He has also completed the Executive Leadership Program at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
VINOD TIWARI
HEAD BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & SALES /// POWER LEDGER
APICHAI RIDDIBOOT /// ADVISOR TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - BCPG GROUP
Apichai joined BCPG in September with over 20 years experience in the telecommunications sector, implementing and operating mobile networks. As Advisor to CEO and Project Director of CODE (Center of Digital Energy) at BCPG, Apichai is leading the CODE unit to develop platforms to provide digital services for energy resource management, i.e. P2P energy trading, asset management and efficiency management.
APICHAI RIDDIBOOT
ADVISOR TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER /// BCPG GROUP
12:10 Use case: Blockchain as the true enabler of the microgrid. Lessons from LO3's projects in the region.
    Microgrids are slowly becoming ubiquitous with the proliferation of DERs and storage systems. With all the different types of microgrids possible, blockchain has the potential of becoming the backbone.
  • How blockchain enables more than just p2p energy trading
  • Microgrid-as-a-service and new business models
  • Will blockchain-enabled microgrids become the new norm?
BELINDA KINKEAD /// DIRECTOR AUSTRALIA - LO3 ENERGY
Belinda is a sustainable energy and climate finance professional with a BE (Hons) in Environmental Engineering and 20 years’ industry experience.

After graduating from the University of New South Wales, Australia she joined the Sustainable Energy Development Authority in Sydney in 1998 as a Program Manager for Energy Smart Homes. In 2001 she joined EcoSecurities in Oxford, UK as Energy Co-ordinator and Senior Carbon and Energy Consultant, managing teams around the world to carry out their energy consulting work.

In 2004 she moved to Manila, in the Philippines, to work for the Asian Development Bank as a consultant on their Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Facility for two years before re-joining EcoSecurities in the UK as Associate Director, managing their Implementation division with a global portfolio of 350 emission reduction projects.

She returned to Australia in 2010 to work as a Climate Finance Consultant, providing strategic advice to banks, governments and the private sector, and was appointed a Director of Climate Link, a climate change mitigation and adaption strategy firm, in 2015 before joining LO3 Energy to head up the Australian division in 2017.
BELINDA KINKEAD
DIRECTOR AUSTRALIA /// LO3 ENERGY
12:40 Lunch
14:00 Use case: Carbon Credits and Blockchain
    Blockchain allows for a transparent database between users in the network. In this project, blockchain is used for compiling greenhouse gas inventories and the origination of carbon credits.
  • What are the benefits of blockchain over traditional databases?
  • Is this model replicable in other parts of the world?
  • Streamlining data verification and the certification process.
INGO PUHL /// CO-FOUNDER - SOUTH POLE GROUP
I believe that the world today is full of opportunities and business models that have the potential to disrupt and transform how we consume, use energy, feed ourselves, communicate and transact with each other. I believe that this transformation is driven by technology and social change that enables global collaboration and generating shared value. I also believe that there are vast opportunities in relation to social assets, such as the provision of services for the bottom of the pyramid or the empowerment of women. As the rate of innovation increases, almost everything is up for grabs and preservers of the status-quo will be dinosaurs quickly.

I am a founding partner of The South Pole Group, a global market leader in carbon markets and related advisory. My experience is in the design and use of results/performance-based finance systems (aka carbon markets) to accelerate investments in renewable energy in developing countries and as a means to facilitate cooperation actions in the spirit of the collaborative economy.

I am intrigued by the possibilities that blockchain technology offers to accelerate action for good and across all kinds of activities in the economy and society and at this point evaluate the use of this technology in my fields of interest.

A few years ago, I have expanded my interests to to the use of results-based finance mechanism to accelerate investments in women (www.wplus.org) and have become a mentor/advisor/investor to a venture that produces a high-convenience (fast moving consumer good), delicious and healthy frozen superfood smoothie based on spirulina micro-algae for human consumption (as alternative, sustainable source of protein (and other beneficial nutrients) (whapower.com).

I am also a father of two wonderful children.
INGO PUHL
CO-FOUNDER /// SOUTH POLE GROUP
14:20 Use case: Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) marketplace with blockchain
    One of the most exciting features of blockchain is the ability to track the provenance of energy sources. How does a blockchain-driven RECs marketplace look like?
  • Opening the doors to all types of consumers. Are there any geographical limitations?
  • How does blockchain compare with current practices?
  • Can blockchain accelerate sustainability targets through a marketplace?
SUJIT MATHEW /// DEPUTY DIRECTOR - SP GROUP
Sujit Mathew is a Deputy Director at SP Group. He currently heads the Engineering Platform team at SP Digital – the digital engineering arm of SP Group. In his role, Sujit develops key Blockchain, Identity, Gateway, Payments & Notification platforms.

Sujit has a technology career spanning over 12 years. He previously held positions at PayPal and Motorola. At PayPal, Sujit worked on the successful launches of the brand’s global consumer products ranging across Point of sale, Payments compliance, e-Wallets, Mobile apps and at Motorola Digital Signal Processing group, worked on the successful launches of mobile devices like Moto RAZR, Moto KRZR, Moto SLVR and Moto RIZR.

He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2009, with a Master's degree in Computer Science.
SUJIT MATHEW
DEPUTY DIRECTOR /// SP GROUP
14:50 Use case: Financing new renewable energy projects
    With blockchain, renewable energy investment pools can be opened to a whole new set of investors. In this session we’ll discuss how blockchain enables this new source of capital.
  • The power of the crowd
  • ICOs: the new norm or just a fad?
  • Liquidity, IRRs and ROIs
  • Why is blockchain necessary to increase the available capital?
LEONCIO MONTEMAYOR /// PROJECT MANAGER - SOLARPLAZA
Leoncio has been passionate about energy since his first encounter with it during a thermodynamics course while studying mechanical engineering. His graduation project involved the design of a solar stirling engine that would be used in marginalized communities in Mexico for electricity and heat provision. After graduation, he went on to work for General Electric as a performance engineer doing thermal tests on natural gas turbines. However, the long-term sustainability of the energy system prompted him to study a Master in Sustainable Energy Technology at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. His master thesis was about how key assumptions affect the social cost of carbon in mathematical climate policy models. Now, as a project manager at Solarplaza, Leoncio is interested in the innovations (blockchain, AI, etc) that will play a big role in the electrical grid of the future.
MODERATOR
LEONCIO MONTEMAYOR
PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA
NICOLAS PAYEN /// CO-FOUNDER & CEO - POSITIVE ENERGY
A French national, Nicolas Payen has 15 years of experience in both engineering and marketing/commercial leadership roles. His deep-tech journey started in 2008 as the co-founder of a start-up named Efficient Home looking after the emerging market of the Smart Homes / Smart Grid for Schneider-Electric. In 2012 he released the connected residential energy management system named WISER. This connected solution was then deployed in the largest French Smart Grid pilot. In 2013, he moved to Hong-Kong to head the Smart Space Category for the Asia Pacific and to lead the deployment of a channel partner program for the building technology’s system integrators of Schneider Electric. In March 2016, he became the Global Head of Internet of Things for MANN+HUMMEL, where he lead an Innovation Lab and a Global Competency Centre on smart devices, digital services, big data, and AR/VR. In April 2017, Nicolas created the Future Economy Studio - a digital ventures building company in Singapore. Positive Energy Ltd venture was incubated at the same Studio in Singapore.

Positive Energy Ltd’s mission is to reimagine the energy funding process to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy assets globally. Positive Energy Ltd provides a blockchain based platform that consists of a market place matching owners or developers of solar and wind projects with institutional investors, and of a digital collaboration tool facilitating and accelerating the due diligence process. It offers a new way for both parties to maximise business opportunities in the fast growing distributed solar market, to reduce time-to-finance, and to lower transaction costs.
NICOLAS PAYEN
CO-FOUNDER & CEO /// POSITIVE ENERGY
ABRAHAM CAMBRIDGE /// FOUNDER & CEO - THE SUN EXCHANGE
Abraham Cambridge is a British born solar entrepreneur and disruptive technologist and has established multiple businesses and projects around the world that use solar energy as a means for creating positive change. In 2010 he pioneered utility-scale solar in Britain and in 2012 one of his businesses, The Renewable Energy Co-operative, was nominated 'International Co-operative of The Year' in the United Nations Year of Co-operatives. Abe now lives in Africa, a continent rich in sunlight but poor in energy and from where in 2014 he launched the world’s first blockchain based solar finance company, The Sun Exchange.
ABRAHAM CAMBRIDGE
FOUNDER & CEO /// THE SUN EXCHANGE
AMIT SHARMA /// FOUNDER & CEO - SPREAD
A creative and passionate professional, Amit Sharma has 18 years of experience in Market and Business Development leadership roles in the Mobile and ICT Industry. In the last 4 years his consistent focus has been on studying, strategising and integrating Digital Transformation technologies such as Industrial IoT, Cloud, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Blockchain to grow digital businesses.

In October 2014, he became the Global Head of Business Development of Digital at Tech Mahindra (a global ICT player helping Fortune 500 companies across verticals – in transforming their business for a connected future). He joined Tech Mahindra in 2009 as their Asia Pacific Head for Enterprise Mobility and prior to that he has held various leadership roles with technology companies in Software-as-a-Service, Telecom OSS/BSS, Revenue Assurance, Fraud Management and Mobile Payments/ Remittance.

In August 2017, Amit started his entrepreneurial journey and founded SPREAD - a blockchain based FinTech startup with the objective of democratising investments for renewable energy and sustainability projects and to bring more liquidity into market. Amit also started Trust Economy Ventures (TEV) to invest in B2B digital ventures build on the fundamentals of Circular and Trust Economy. For his keenness to mentor start-ups he is also an Angel Investor with BANSEA (Business Angel Network Southeast Asia) and CRIB (Create Responsible and Innovative Businesses), Singapore and Board of Advisor to start-ups in the region.

Amit is a Regular Speaker on leading technologies at Industry events such as IOT Asia, Cloud Expo, TM Forum Live, CNBC’s Squawk Box, LTE Asia, IDC Enterprise Mobility Series, F&S Telecoms International Summit, Industrial Internet Consortium and have been part of various panel discussions in the region.
AMIT SHARMA
FOUNDER & CEO /// SPREAD
15:20 Coffee break
16:10 Beyond Blockchain: Breaking Down the Technical Aspects of Scaling Blockchain-to-Energy Applications
    In this session, we will be exploring some of the most common technical issues that blockchain encounters today. Besides blockchain, other technological alternatives like DAG and Hashgraph are gaining momentum. What is the difference between them?
  • What's stopping blockchain from achieving full-scale adoption in the energy sector
  • Hashgraph: what is it and how does it compare to blockchain?
  • Private and public blockchains: how do they compare?
THOMAS BOERSMA /// PROJECT MANAGER - SOLARPLAZA
A short bio will follow soon...
MODERATOR
THOMAS BOERSMA
PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA
YING TONG LAI /// RESEARCH SCIENTIST - ETHEREUM FOUNDATION
Ying Tong researches blockchain scaling and interoperability at the Ethereum Foundation. She is currently working on plasma and other level-2 scaling designs, and was part of the team who delivered peaceBridge, a mechanism to allow cross-chain transactions between Ethereum and Ethereum Classic. She is active in several local sustainability initiatives in Singapore that form a network of sustainable solutioning across sectors.
YING TONG LAI
RESEARCH SCIENTIST /// ETHEREUM FOUNDATION
MICHIHITO MATSUDA /// CO-FOUNDER - KWH FOUNDATION
The Hedera hashgraph platform is lightning fast, fair, and secure and, unlike some blockchain-based platforms, doesn't require compute-heavy proof-of-work. Hashgraph allows traceable and low-cost micro energy trading, which is used for meticulous energy management of decentralized energy systems. It also enables energy sharing services.
Michihito Matsuda is co-founder of KWH Foundation which is a non-profit organization and is trying to integrate cryptocurrency and energy trading services.
MICHIHITO MATSUDA
CO-FOUNDER /// KWH FOUNDATION
16:50 Keynote: The start of a new digital grid
    Blockchain is not the only technology aiming at the electric power industry. AI, machine learning, neural networks and data science are well on its way to providing alternative solutions. What will the future digital grid look like?
RAVI KRISHNASWAMY /// VP ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT - FROST & SULLIVAN
Ravi Krishnaswamy heads Frost & Sullivan’s Energy & Environment Practice in the Asia Pacific region and is based in Singapore. Ravi has spent more than twenty years in the Energy & Environment sector. He is also Frost & Sullivan’s in house expert on clean technologies and utilities. Ravi has advised clients on market entry, geographic expansion, new product launch, competitive strategies, roadmap development, business planning and strategic partnering. Ravi has directly managed and guided several consulting engagements on industry areas as diverse as Smart Grids, Renewable Energy, Power & Gas Transmission, Datacenter Energy, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Building Automation and Oil & Gas upstream technologies Ravi has also worked on economic and regulatory consultancy for the Energy market regulator in Singapore, including review of CAPEX plans submitted by the power utility, review of the gas retail market and establishment of secondary gas trading market. Ravi’s current management responsibilities in Frost & Sullivan include business unit profit & loss, growth strategies, research planning, quality control, industry thought leadership, strategic review of consulting delivery and managing client relationships.
RAVI KRISHNASWAMY
VP ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT /// FROST & SULLIVAN
17:10 Closing words