The Initiate! Programme connects all levels of the smart energy community and encourages discussion, challenges ideas and helps the industry visualise what the future could look like!
In the complex environment in which the industry finds itself, the need for innovation and change is apparent and happening. By adopting new technologies, acquiring new talents or forming new partnerships, the industry can be empowered to create positive change. Initiating a community to help support and stimulate this change and drive the industry forward, is relevant, timely and smart!
The support and inclusion of all players in the eco-system is very necessary. Initiate! is a platform for all players with the common goal of bringing about change to come together and thrive off each other’s ideas. It is a collaboration of all minds that see energy as the cornerstone of our existence.
For this reason and for the very first time, Initiate! created the Initiate! Taskforce! in 2017
The Taskforce members are carefully selected and dedicated experts who are passionate about the industry and the Initiate! programme. A team that actively contributes to discussing new trends and ideas and who constantly deliver on “cool stuff” to enable and stimulate discussions during the Initiate! events.
The 2017 Taskforce meeting happened on the 16th of February, 2017, in Amsterdam, to help develop the Initiate! Programme by prioritising topics, nominating speakers and providing input on formats and networking opportunities that would be meaningful for everyone interested in the Programme.
The Taskforce brainstormed on topics such as:
- Exponential technologies & Startups
- Digitalisation - ICT / Data
- Sustainable Societies
- Design Thinking
And these were part of the inspiring ideas discussed during the meeting:
In 2017, we developed the Initiate! Programme with the contribution of all members!
Product Manager - Smart Digital Solutions
Senior Manager Policy and Networks
Snowballs & Flywheels
Program Director Smart Energy
Angel Wings Ventures
Senior Business Developer - Asset Management
VP of Marketing and Communications
|Matthijs van Leeuwen
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
| Pavla Mandatova
Consultant Smart Energy Services
|Thomas de Bresser
innogy Innovation HUB
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Initiate! Project Manager