SPEAKERS

Day 1

Keynote Speaker 1:
Mark Gallagher - Formula 1

Subject Matter:
Formula 1 Delivering Net Carbon Neutrality by 2030 - the journey...

Our guest speaker, Mark Gallagher, has spent his career working in the global sports business of Formula 1 motor racing.   This includes 15 years spent on the management boards of two well-known teams, Jordan Grand Prix and Red Bull Racing, and later as Managing Director of the Cosworth Formula 1 engine company.

Mark now runs his own Formula 1 consulting business - Performance Insights - works with a number of teams, commercial partners and drivers.  His third book - ‘The Business of Winning – Transformation from the Formula 1 track to the Boardroom’  - was published on October 3rd 2021.

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Facilitator & Session Chairperson:
Hariram Subramanian – CTO – Huawei Technologies

Subject Matter:
Trends in Energy Efficiency and Decarbonization.......

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Speaker 1:
Clemens Rohde - Deputy Head - Fraunhofer Institute

Subject Matter:
Valuing Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency Investments


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Speaker 2:
Conor Molloy - - AEMS ECOfleet

Subject Matter:
Renewable Energy & Energy Storage.

Conor trains companies to maximise their energy performance, minimising emissions on the path to net-zero. An Al Gore Climate Reality leader since 2018, Conor has been helping business save fuel and manage their energy use for profit and planet – to reduce their CO2/GHG emissions – since 2005. Accepted as a member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI), and the Efficiency Valuation Organisation (EVO).  He is a registered energy auditor, qualified trainer and experienced facilitator. In 2018 Conor was invited to join the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) expert panel based on his work as the designer and implementer of the EEOS funded ECOfleet programme, where over 100 Irish freight operators can now get paid for their fuel and CO2 savings (2014-2030).

Elected president of the Association of Energy Engineers Ireland Chapter in May 2020; Conor is an independent energy advisor with an MSc in Energy Management and Renewable energy from University of Ulster, he is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Measurement & Verification professional (CMVP) and qualified trainer (QQI) for Climate Action, Transport, ISO50001 and Smart Freight’s Transport Manager training. An experienced facilitator, he has trained EU and Member State Officials, over 250 Lead Assessors in Transport Energy Auditing for ESOS (UK) and across the EU, led the publication of EN 16247-4 Europe’s transport energy audit standard and contributed to ISO50004 – the original guide to ISO50001. The greenest, most profitable energy is the energy you do not use – authentic solutions  2006 (now AEMS).

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Speaker 3:
Paul Boylan – Technical Director - Vivid Edge

Subject Matter:
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Facilitator & Session Chairperson:
Larry Good - President (2004) - Association of Energy Engineers

Subject Matter:
Meeting the Challenges of the Clean Energy Future - Policy & Finance....

Permanent staff member of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Ispra, from 1978 to 2011.

Active in many different positions ranging from junior researcher to acting Site Director. Research in thermal solar

technologies integrated with heat pumps and many operational activities in the field of facility management.

Now employed as senior energy consultant by Studio Caramelli S.r.l. in Italy.

Principle current activities:

- energy manager of a medium sized paper mill,

- monitoring of EPC contracts,

- energy audits,

- development of energy accounting systems,

- Occasional teaching activities.

Professional qualifications:

  • Msc in Applied Physics at the Delft University of Technology (NL).
  • Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVPⓇ), awarded by AEE in conjunction with EVO (no 3378).
  • IPMVP Level 3 instructor, awarded by EVO.
  • Expert in Energy Management according to UNI CEI 11339, awarded by Secem/Accredia (Italy).

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Speaker 5:
Joe Hayden – Senior Executive Engineer - Codema

Subject Matter:
Energy Performance Contracting - Experience from Ireland and Europe

Joe has been working with Codema as Energy Engineer since 2005. He holds a BA/BAI Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, an MSc Sustainable Development of Dublin Institute of Technology and is a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMPV). Joe is responsible for project development and implementation, Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) facilitation and the procurement of energy services. Joe played a key role in the development of Dublin City Council's first EPC and is actively involved in the promotion of EPC in Ireland. He is currently local manager for three European projects, which focus on the area of smart low-energy buildings (Buildsmart) and energy performance contracting (EESI2020 and GuarentEE).

There is no denying, climate change is the most pressing and urgent issue of our time. Even in a year dominated by a global pandemic, the sustainability revolution has accelerated faster than expected, while also expanding to include a wider range of environmental and social issues.

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Speaker 6:
Jason Erwin  – Director of Sustainability - CGBC

Subject Matter:
Structured Energy and Resource Management in Industry....

Jason has worked at Borg & Co since 2014. He coordinates communication strategy and planning for a 2016-2019 EU-project (TrustEE) that facilitates energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in industry. He led communication-focused projects (animated video development) for the United Nations Environmental Programme and the International Energy Agency 4E Solid State Lighting Annex.

Previously, Jason interviewed EU country experts and summarised EU-member implementation of energy efficiency policies for a host of countries in support of Energy Efficiency Watch. He also supported a technical procurement project in the area of outdoor lighting network controls.

 

 

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Speaker 7:
Dolf Van Hatten – Technical Manager - VH Technology S.r.l.

Subject Matter:
TBA

 

 

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Facilitator & Session Chairperson:
Oleksandr Ovdiienko - AEE Vise President for Former Soviet Union Region

Subject Matter:
Reliability & Resilience - responding to interruptions due to political events...

Oleksandr Ovdiienko has 22 years of experience in sustainable energy project management and natural gas marketing. He has familiarity with energy engineering, green technologies and renewable energy, energy legislation & regulation, trainings development and delivery. He has strong experience in international technical project implementation and cooperation with such donor organizations as USAID, GiZ, EU Delegation, DOE, DOT, EBRD, WB and IFC, UNIDO.

Mr. Ovdiienko is a recognized multiregional expert, he has the volunteer position of Vice President for the Former Soviet Union Region in the Association of Energy Engineers, USA.

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Speaker 8:
Michele Giacalone - CEO - PV Services

Subject Matter:
Energy resiliency of a critical infrastructure: how to survive a 7 days outage

He holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Padua. He completed his training in the United States, both at the Boston University and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In his professional career he has worked in engineering, production and sales management in leading companies. He has also lectured at several universities. Since 2003 he has been involved in the design and construction of plants for the production of energy from renewable sources. He has also founded two companies for the extraction of cannabinoids.

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Facilitator & Session Chairperson:
Andres Ortuno - Global Director - Soltec

Subject Matter:
Renewable Energy & Energy Storage.

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Facilitator & Session Chairperson:
Javier Cervera –

Subject Matter: TBA

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Facilitator & Session Chairperson:
Sarah Kent – Director of Sustainability - CGBC

Subject Matter:
Structured Energy and Resource Management in Industry....

Sarah is Director of Sustainability at CGBC and Certified Energy Manager with over 15 year’s industry experience.  Sarah holds both graduate and post-graduate degrees from University College Dublin including a BSc in Cell & Molecular Biology and MSc in Environmental Technology. Sarah has also completed a Diploma of Carbon Management from the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.   Sarah is highly knowledgeable in the development and delivery of end-to-end sustainability services including energy, waste, water, and supply chain management to clients within the public & private sector both in Ireland and overseas.

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Speaker 8:
Garry Cornell – Head of Environment and Sustainability - Yondr Group

Subject Matter: TBA

Experienced environment and sustainability professional. Proven track record of leading organisations' development and delivery of Sustainability agenda, leading high performing teams and embedding practices across the organisation. Experienced environment and sustainability professional. Proven track record of leading organisations' development and delivery of Sustainability agenda, leading high performing teams and embedding practices across the organisation. Held senior management positions, consultancy roles and worked as a successful independent expert.

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Speaker 9:
Peter Moran - Sustainability Program Manager – Abbvie

Subject Matter: TBA

Peter has extensive engineering, management and energy management experience gained over 25 years working in blue-chip FDI industries.  Peter has been with AbbVie for 10 years, where he leads AbbVie’s Global Energy Management Program. The Energy Management Program is responsible for driving energy performance improvement, decarbonization and adoption of renewable energy across AbbVie globally. The Energy Management Program drives the delivery of AbbVie’s 2025 and 2035 Energy and Environmental Sustainability Targets, and in adopting a Science-Based Target.

Peter holds an MBA (ATU), a BEng in Mechanical Engineering (UL), energy management qualifications including Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and was awarded the 2017 AEE Energy Manager of the Year (Western Europe Region)

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Speaker 10:
Kevin Geoghegan - Energy Manager - Intel

Subject Matter: TBA

As Intel’s energy conservation manager, Kevin’s job is to guide a global network of dedicated energy managers, champions, and subject matter experts who partner with local operations teams to identify, design, and implement innovative energy conservation projects and increase operational energy efficiency.

Kevin holds a BS in Electrical/Electronic engineering from Technological University Dublin, and an MBA from Dublin City University.

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Day 2

Facilitator & Session Chairperson:
Samer Zawaydeh - Lecturer - Al Hussein Technical University, Jordan

Subject Matter:
Newest Technology & Future Solutions....

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Speaker 1:
Ian O' Connor – Energy Manager - Sisk Group

Subject Matter:
Structured Energy and Resource Management in Industry....

Ian O’Connor has extensive in energy efficiency throughout Ireland, UK and Europe and is now pioneering the field of energy efficiency in construction. He is a Certified Energy Manager and a graduate of TUD, he also has an MSc in Renewable Energy and Energy Management.

Since joining Sisk as Group Energy Manager Ian has overseen the business becoming recognised as an international leader in construction sustainability. This has been recognised through awards including the Green Business of the Year and Green Contractor of the Year. Ian has also been awarded the UK Energy Manager of the Year award by the Energy Management Association.

Ian is a keen proponent of pushing the boundaries of the innovative technologies such as data mining, battery technology and alternative fuels and this has led to the development of sustainable solutions that are pioneering in the global construction industry.

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Speaker 2:
Donal O' Brien - Director - EM3

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Speaker 3:
Paul Moloney - Manager - Veolia

Subject Matter: Delivering leading energy optimisation and rapid low carbon transformation through the convergence of innovative technologies

I'm responsible for the strategic development and operation of Veolia's energy market services and smart monitoring centre. This covers all commercial and technical activities associated with energy market demand response services, energy procurement, contract risk management and utility performance optimisation. I also design energy projects of various scale and complexity, and manage their full project life cycle across the industrial and commercial sectors. I'm passionate about decarbonisation and I'm particularly interested in energy markets, the development of sustainable energy, and the digitalisation of the energy sector.

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Speaker 4:
Zoltán Czinege - Director - Alfaped LL

Subject Matter: Life cycle analysis and design guidelines for AHUs

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Facilitator & Session Chairperson:
Derek Sinnott – Senior Lecturer – SET University

Subject Matter:
Climate Change and Carbon Reduction

He is an experienced Executive Manager with a demonstrated history of leadership in the Higher Education and Construction Industry. He is a Member of the Board of the Pyrite Resolution Board (PRB); a Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the PRB; a judge for the Irish Construction Excellence Awards; and Member of the South East Region Committee of Engineers Ireland.

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Speaker 6:
Raoul Empey - Managing Director - Sustineo

Subject Matter:

Raoul is director of Sustineo, a consultancy for businesses, organisations and people who want to reduce the impact they have on the environment and on society. Sustineo does sustainability in 3 simple steps (measure, optimise, restore) aiming to help businesses increase profitability while doing something good for society and the living world. Sustineo specialises in carbon and energy management and also assists businesses with restorative projects such as planting native woodlands in Ireland.

As a certified trainer, Raoul has designed, developed and delivered highly successful courses such as Energy Basics and Carbon Basics on behalf of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Ireland’s national energy authority.  He also delivers Climate Action workshops and webinars on topics such as net zero targets and carbon offsets on a commercial basis.  He is actively involved in creating Ireland’s first Woodland Carbon Code with other industry and public sector stakeholders, and authored Bord Bia’s (Ireland’s food marketing agency) guidance document “Pathways to Net Zero” which aims to support food and beverage manufacturing sector getting started on its net zero journey.

Raoul is a Climate Reality Leader, having been personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore in the communication of climate change. He is also a Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers (CEM) and a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland (CEng). Since 2012, he has acted as energy advisor and certified trainer for various SEAI panels including its public sector, SME, Large Industry Energy Network (LIEN), and Sustainable Energy Community programmes. When not working on energy management and sustainability, Raoul enjoys performing with his cellist and songwriting wife, Vyvienne Long, and assisting with her tours.

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Facilitator & Session Chairperson:
Dr. Dusan Petras - Slovak University of Technology

Subject Matter:
Achieving Energy Improvements in Commercial & Residential Buildings....

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Facilitator & Session Chairperson:
Dr. Hicham Lahmidi - Solutions Director - IDF

Subject Matter:
Blockchain, Smart Grids & New Technologies....

Dr. Lahmidi participated to the transposition of Energy Performance Building Directive (EPBD) in Europe and development of French regulations for new and existing building. He also participated to the development of low energy construction label in France (Effinergie) and implementation of commissioning, as a quality process, in Building and Industries in France and Europe. He also developed a multi criteria decision making software for building refurbishment based on genetic algorithms, a biomass gasification prototype producing bio fuel and solar thermal storage prototypes based on a thermochemical transformer. His scientific publications are available on different scientific journals (Fuel processing technology, Applied Energy, Solar Energy

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Facilitator & Session Chairperson:
Alan Ryan – Programme Manager – Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

Subject Matter:
AI and IoT – Applied to the Energy Sector

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