Talk Community Interviews

  • Talk Community - with Scott Kessler, Director of Business Development at LO3 Energy
    Talk Community - with Scott Kessler, Director of Business Development at LO3 Energy 5/23/2017

    Scott Kessler is working at LO3 Energy, an energy technology company that helps utility and energy retail customers clients create, deploy and monetize energy products and customer services, and will be speaking in the Initiate! Programme, helping us explore the Decentralised Power scenario of the Initiate! Manifesto. In this interview, he talks about the transactive energy market and how the discussion should focus mainly on 'what' is being transacted rather than 'how' (e.g. blockchain).

  • Talk Community - with Ewald Hesse, CEO of GridSingularity
    Talk Community - with Ewald Hesse, CEO of GridSingularity 5/23/2017

    Ewald Hesse leads the Grid Singularity venture and has extensive experience in the energy sector and acute interest in distributed business models. Grid Singularity plays a pivotal role in the development of blockchain-based technology in the energy sector - on the 8th of May, GridSingularity and the Rocky Mountain Institute launched a global blockchain initiative for energy called the Energy Web Foundation and raised an initial round of $2.5 million. In this interview, we discuss blockchain and digitalisation in the energy industry with Ewald.

  • Talk Community - with Gijs van der Velden, cofounder of MX3D
    Talk Community - with Gijs van der Velden, cofounder of MX3D 5/17/2017

    Gijs van der Velden is cofounder of MX3D, a company responsible for building a 3D steel bridge in Amsterdam, and will be speaking during the Initiate! programme. In this interview, he shares his views about the impact of such advanced technology in the energy industry, predicting 'exciting times' for the sector!

  • Talk Community - with Bob Hendrikx, CEO & Founder, The Motown Movement
    Talk Community - with Bob Hendrikx, CEO & Founder, The Motown Movement 5/16/2017

    Bob Hendrikx is an Architecture Student at TU Delft and also CEO & Founder of The Motown Movement, an organisation which is working towards making sustainable housing accessible for everyone. He will be part of the Initiate! Programme and talks to us about the challenges of the energy transition.

  • Talk Community - Paddy Young, Event Director, European Utility Week
    Talk Community - Paddy Young, Event Director, European Utility Week 4/25/2017

    Paddy Young, Event Director at European Utility Week (EUW), tells us what is the vision driving the US country focus during EUW17 and why partnerships are crucial for successfully driving the Energy Transition in both geographies and markets.

  • Talk Community - with Jan-Peter Doomernik, Senior Business Developer - Asset Management, Enexis
    Talk Community - with Jan-Peter Doomernik, Senior Business Developer - Asset Management, Enexis 4/20/2017

    Jan-Peter Doomernik shares his vision of the future energy system with us, which includes self-driving cars that not only handle transportation, but also energy needs. Curious? Read on!

  • Talk Community - with Jacob Zonneveld, Co-Founder, Plugsurfing
    Talk Community - with Jacob Zonneveld, Co-Founder, Plugsurfing 4/3/2017

    Plugsurfing was the winner of the Startup Award on the Initiate! Programme in 2016 and Jacob Zonneveld, co-founder of the startup that connects the car industry with the utility industry, let us know what inspires him to transform the industry! 

  • Talk Community - with Willem Strabbing, Managing Director, ESMIG
    Talk Community - with Willem Strabbing, Managing Director, ESMIG 3/29/2017

    After signing a Partner Association agreement with European Utility Week 2017, Willem Strabbing, managing director of ESMIG, had an interesting conversation with us about what are the main challenges in the Smart Energy sector and what ESMIG has planned for their pavilion during European Utility Week 2017 in Amsterdam.