Energy & Basic Resources

Valued experts focusing on the exploration, production, and management of energy sources and raw materials

Tommy Ogden

Tommy Ogden

Tommy Ogden is the Co-Founder and Agility & Analytics Lead of Activera Consulting, a boutique management consulting firm based in Houston, Texas, focused on the future of energy. With expertise in strategy, execution, and change, Activera's collaborative teams approach complex challenges with a mindset of inquiry. They tailor and custom-build solutions with a dedicated focus on measurable impact for clients.

Possessing a diverse skill set across many industries and educational pursuits, Tommy has developed business acumen through 20 years of experience working in myriad capacities, including – investment advisor, financial analyst, business analyst, management/strategy consultant, and project/program manager. He has earned certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), and SAFe Practice Consultant (SPC). He is known for his ability to produce unique ideas for solving problems, offer an innovative perspective, and lead a team to accomplish results within assigned deadlines, having consistently provided actionable deliverables in the agility, analytics, and strategy arenas.

Tommy also holds two Master degrees in business administration – an MBA and a Master of Global Management in International Business & Consulting – and has most recently worked for two Fortune 20 companies in both the technology and energy industries. He was driven to continue his business education by a desire to (co-)found and lead his own business as an entrepreneur.

Tommy Ogden is the Co-Founder and Agility & Analytics Lead of Activera Consulting, a boutique management consulting firm based in Houston, Texas, focused on the future of energy. With expertise in strategy, execution, and change, Activera's collabora... Show more

Espen Holtebu

Espen Holtebu

Originally Espen is a solar energy physiscist working with solar cell production and making ingots of smelted silicon. With the increased competition from abroad producers it was difficult to keep producing in Norway and factories shut down due to bankrupsy twice.

With highly attractive SQL knowledge and experience collecting and analysing data, it was easy for Espen to transform into a data engineering role. And the puclic sector has plenty of interesting data to explore!

In his free time Espen loves to go fishing and spend time in the nature with his family.

Originally Espen is a solar energy physiscist working with solar cell production and making ingots of smelted silicon. With the increased competition from abroad producers it was difficult to keep producing in Norway and factories shut down due to ba... Show more

David P Chassin

David P Chassin

I currently manage the Grid Integration Systems and Mobility group at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, operated by Stanford University for the US Department of Energy. My current research centers on buildings and electric power systems, with a special focus on modeling, simulation, and applications of peer-to-peer and transactive energy technology. I hold 21 patents and 150+ publications in building diagnostics, grid-friendly appliance controls, and transactive energy systems.

I currently manage the Grid Integration Systems and Mobility group at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, operated by Stanford University for the US Department of Energy. My current research centers on buildings and electric power systems, with a s... Show more

Adem Gungormus

Adem Gungormus

Adem Gungormus is a dynamic Data Governance Architect in the energy sector, celebrated for his leadership in navigating the complexities of data governance and technology innovation. With a solid background in IT and Software Management, Adem has excelled in roles spanning from technical architect to team leader across sectors including energy, banking, and insurance. His expertise extends through cloud technologies, data processing, and engineering, underpinned by a robust command over AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and more. He also conducted an analysis on the usability of blockchain in combination with the trustworthy data sharing.

Adem's approach is characterized by a keen focus on change management, evident in his ability to spearhead strategic initiatives, cultivate agile teams, and drive forward-thinking data governance methodologies. His tenure in the startup ecosystem has honed his skills in business model innovation and community building, allowing him to contribute significantly to the startup and IT communities.

Adem Gungormus is a dynamic Data Governance Architect in the energy sector, celebrated for his leadership in navigating the complexities of data governance and technology innovation. With a solid background in IT and Software Management, Adem has exc... Show more

Thomas Fricke

Thomas Fricke

Thomas Fricke has been working with containers and Kubernetes for 7 years, with Linux and networks for 30 and with computers for 40. His focus is on security in KRITIS environments (energy, health care) and the agile transformations that are necessary in these environments. He is a freelancer, founder (Endocode, Resility), and volunteers on various boards, including the IT Planning Council.

Thomas Fricke has been working with containers and Kubernetes for 7 years, with Linux and networks for 30 and with computers for 40. His focus is on security in KRITIS environments (energy, health care) and the agile transformations that are necessar... Show more

Adrian Alarcon

Adrian Alarcon

Ingeniero eléctrico, programador por pasión, con más de 10 años de experiencia en empresas del rubro de transmisión y generación de energía. Con participación en proyectos de telecontrol, IOT, integración de plataformas, etc. Desde hace un par de años docente de medio tiempo.

Ingeniero eléctrico, programador por pasión, con más de 10 años de experiencia en empresas del rubro de transmisión y generación de energía. Con participación en proyectos de telecontrol, IOT, integración de plataformas, etc. Desde hace un par de año... Show more

Logan Williams Energy Finance

Logan Williams Energy Finance

Logan Williams was pivotal at EDP Renewables, a global wind energy development leader. There, she maintained relationships with institutional investors and managed tax equity finance models for a broad portfolio of wind and solar assets across North America. Her responsibilities extended to liaising with commercial banks and hedge funds and overseeing internal rate of return calculations and periodic updates of tax equity tracking models.

She holds a BA in Political Science from Columbia University and gained valuable early career experience through a year-long veterans apprenticeship at Goldman Sachs. Additionally, her commitment to service is evidenced by her five years of active duty in the United States Coast Guard.

Her expertise spans several vital areas of the energy and finance sectors, including tax equity, debt capital markets, sell-side mergers and acquisitions, and renewable power finance and development.

Beyond Logan Williams Energy Finance's professional activities, she is keenly interested in adventure sports like kitesurfing, scuba diving, and skiing. Growing up in a small beach town on the coast of the Carolinas, her water connection profoundly influences her recreational pursuits and her dedication to environmental initiatives, including her upcoming project to restore coral reefs in Indonesia.

Logan Williams was pivotal at EDP Renewables, a global wind energy development leader. There, she maintained relationships with institutional investors and managed tax equity finance models for a broad portfolio of wind and solar assets across North ... Show more

Mohammed Alkuhlani

Mohammed Alkuhlani

Mohammed established the Citizen Development practice at Baker Hughes and currently leads BH Power Platform COE.

He is a career switcher, a digital transformation leader, and catalyst focusing on talents, culture, and governance for an enterprise-wide adoption. Mohammed speaks low-code and governance where everyone is a maker.

Mohammed established the Citizen Development practice at Baker Hughes and currently leads BH Power Platform COE. He is a career switcher, a digital transformation leader, and catalyst focusing on talents, culture, and governance for an enterprise... Show more

Fortune Adekogbe

Fortune Adekogbe

Fortune is a Python developer with a knack for building intelligent systems. He is also a technical writer and process engineer focusing on sustainable energy.

Fortune is a Python developer with a knack for building intelligent systems. He is also a technical writer and process engineer focusing on sustainable energy. Show more

Ann Lovcik

Ann Lovcik

Ann is the Foodservice Energy Efficiency Consultant for CenterPoint Energy in Minnesota. She has been with CenterPoint Energy since 2003, working with commercial foodservice operators, dealers, distributors, consultants, and manufacturer’s representatives, promoting energy efficient, natural gas foodservice equipment. Ann also manages the Foodservice Learning Center in Minneapolis, conducting equipment training and overseeing demonstrations and seminars held by industry members. In her spare time, Ann enjoys time with family, photography and the outdoors.

Ann currently serves on the national leadership team of the Energy Solutions Center, Blue Flame Alliance (BFA) consortium and serves on the Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation Board; has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northwestern College; is a Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP) and is current on her ServSafe Certification.

Ann is the Foodservice Energy Efficiency Consultant for CenterPoint Energy in Minnesota. She has been with CenterPoint Energy since 2003, working with commercial foodservice operators, dealers, distributors, consultants, and manufacturer’s represent... Show more

Joe Bablo

Joe Bablo

Principal engineer — Automotive Equipment and Associated Technologies
Responsible for technical standards development for electric vehicle (EV) charging, including EV supply equipment, EV chargers and EV couplers
Technical representative for all charging-related UL Standards, as well as IEC committees for EV charging
Code Making Panel 12 Chairperson for the National Electrical Code
Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, W. H. Merrill Society with 28 years at UL Solutions

Principal engineer — Automotive Equipment and Associated Technologies Responsible for technical standards development for electric vehicle (EV) charging, including EV supply equipment, EV chargers and EV couplers Technical representative for all ch... Show more

Andreas Proesch

Andreas Proesch

Andreas is an Industrial AI/ML specialist, focusing on the digital transition of energy & manufacturing industries. He works at the intersection of digitalization and physical industries, helping industrial companies (energy, manufacturing, renewables, etc.) digitalize and accelerate their technological transformation. He is also a startup advisor and technology consultant

Andreas is an Industrial AI/ML specialist, focusing on the digital transition of energy & manufacturing industries. He works at the intersection of digitalization and physical industries, helping industrial companies (energy, manufacturing, renewable... Show more

David Gyulnazaryan

David Gyulnazaryan

David based in Nice, France is a Data Centre
Decarbonisation and Heat Reuse consultant with many years of experience in district heating, HVAC and data centre cooling. He worked for global heat transfer companies during the last 20 years and has a comprehensive approach for data
centre design.
David is committed to offer technical & ownership consulting services to his clients, with a special focus on the data centre industry and heat reuse applications for
different climates. His support based on carbon footprint analysis and climate profile provide the transparency and avoid the “greenwashing”.
He is well-known for representing the Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) in the EMEA region and active participation in OCP Cooling Environments Project. He is also a member of Technology Committee at Infrastructural Masons (iMasons).

David based in Nice, France is a Data Centre Decarbonisation and Heat Reuse consultant with many years of experience in district heating, HVAC and data centre cooling. He worked for global heat transfer companies during the last 20 years and has a c... Show more

Alan Chai

Alan Chai

Experienced technology leader with true global experience worked and lived in 4 continents, 7 countries and cross-cultures in energy sector. Skilled in Digital Transformation for Enterprise, Power Platform digital enablement, recognised by Microsoft as select few PowerApps Champs for his achievements in Power Platform and also recently attained Microsoft MVP recognition.

Experienced technology leader with true global experience worked and lived in 4 continents, 7 countries and cross-cultures in energy sector. Skilled in Digital Transformation for Enterprise, Power Platform digital enablement, recognised by Microsoft ... Show more

Caroline Aumeran

Caroline Aumeran

Caroline is a seasoned change-maker and innovation enthusiast, with a strong expertise on energy and circular economy. She initiated and led multiple intrapreneurial projects in large corporates, as well as built ventures at an impact venture builder. She has coached over 40 start-ups in the past years in the fields of Social Entrepreneurship, Climate Tech. and AI. Since 2022, she is certified Impact Business Modelling Coach.
She graduated from EDHEC Business School in 2014.

Caroline is a seasoned change-maker and innovation enthusiast, with a strong expertise on energy and circular economy. She initiated and led multiple intrapreneurial projects in large corporates, as well as built ventures at an impact venture builde... Show more

Sebastian Roll

Sebastian Roll

Sebastian is a chemical engineer turned software developer. Previously working with fire simulation and probabilistic risk analysis in the Oil & Gas sector, he has transitioned into software engineering and now works as a Webstep consultant.

Sebastian is passionate about improving quality and reproducibility in science and research by bridging the knowledge gap between scientists and software engineers.

Sebastian is a chemical engineer turned software developer. Previously working with fire simulation and probabilistic risk analysis in the Oil & Gas sector, he has transitioned into software engineering and now works as a Webstep consultant. Seba... Show more

Keir Lawson

Keir Lawson

Keir is a lead engineer at Kaluza, an energy software business that offers leading retailers distributed, real-time energy billing, where he is responsible for the company’s external API and its integration with backend systems. Prior to this role he worked on automating operations across millions of smart meters using Kafka. Keir is also a frequent open source contributor within both the Scala and Rust ecosystems, including to Kafka related libraries such as fs2-kafka.

Keir is a lead engineer at Kaluza, an energy software business that offers leading retailers distributed, real-time energy billing, where he is responsible for the company’s external API and its integration with backend systems. Prior to this role he... Show more

Carl Kasalek

Carl Kasalek

Carl Kasalek is the CEO of U.S. Energy Recovery, a provider of turnkey energy efficiency solutions for businesses seeking to reduce their energy usage. U.S. Energy Recovery provides state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging, solar, energy storage, lighting, and control systems that help organizations lower their energy usage which allows them to save money and be environmentally sustainable while providing a higher quality atmosphere for employees and customers. To date, U.S. Energy Recovery has saved its clients over $80 million dollars in energy costs and 1.3 billion pounds of CO2e.

An entrepreneur at heart, Carl has founded or acquired 8 successful companies ranging in industries from 3D printing, real estate, and event entertainment. In his free time, Carl enjoys spending time with his wife and four children at their home in Phoenix, AZ where they enjoy everything the beautiful desert has to offer.

Carl Kasalek is the CEO of U.S. Energy Recovery, a provider of turnkey energy efficiency solutions for businesses seeking to reduce their energy usage. U.S. Energy Recovery provides state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging, solar, energy storage, l... Show more

Oyefusi Samuel Oluwakorede P.E

Oyefusi Samuel Oluwakorede P.E

Samuel Oluwakorede Oyefusi is a Mechanical Engineering student at Pan Atlantic University, Ex-president of the Living Green Club, the co-Founder of Ridebuddy and Global Ambassador of Thierworld.

He has a passion for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a keen focus on Energy Transition, Robotics innovation, and advocacy for quality education. He excels in research, analysis, and strategic planning, leveraging his expertise in innovation and sustainable development to drive positive change in Africa

As an UNLEASH community leader, he mentors the youths close to him with the aim to inspire a new generation of innovators dedicated to creating a brighter future for the continent.

He is currently engaged in a groundbreaking project involving a smart irrigation system for farming and an Agrobot equipped with computer vision and AI for precise farm navigation, crop yield estimation, weed detection, and removal.

Samuel Oluwakorede Oyefusi is a Mechanical Engineering student at Pan Atlantic University, Ex-president of the Living Green Club, the co-Founder of Ridebuddy and Global Ambassador of Thierworld. He has a passion for the Sustainable Development Go... Show more

Peter Huether

Peter Huether

Peter conducts research and analysis for the transportation program at ACEEE, with a focus on light-duty fuel efficiency and electric vehicles. Peter works on promoting equitable access to electric vehicles and leads the annual life-cycle emissions analysis of light-duty vehicles for ACEEE’s Greenercars.org. Peter also leads ACEEE’s State Transportation Electrification Scorecard, a biannual assessment of progress by states to promote electrification and reduce emissions from the transportation sector.

Peter holds a master of science in public policy and management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor of arts in economics and global environmental change and sustainability from Johns Hopkins University.

Peter conducts research and analysis for the transportation program at ACEEE, with a focus on light-duty fuel efficiency and electric vehicles. Peter works on promoting equitable access to electric vehicles and leads the annual life-cycle emissions a... Show more

Mike Weseloh

Mike Weseloh

Mike Weseloh believes cost-effective charging for electric vehicles should be ubiquitous and equitably available to everyone. With ~80% of charging done at home and ~40% of American living in Multifamily properties he became the Director of Electric Contractor Partnerships for GoPowerEV to help this belief become a reality. Michael is building a partner ecosystem for GoPowerEV, beginning with electrical contractors. Michael has 29 years of experience in Silicon Valley companies, including steering committee and board positions with UPnP and ZigBee respectively and has additionally been a voting member in IEEE802.

Mike Weseloh believes cost-effective charging for electric vehicles should be ubiquitous and equitably available to everyone. With ~80% of charging done at home and ~40% of American living in Multifamily properties he became the Director of Electric ... Show more

Hitesh R Padhiyar

Hitesh R Padhiyar

Hitesh Padhiyar

Experienced Software Engineer in Oil and Gas Industry.

Hitesh Padhiyar is a dynamic and results-driven software engineer with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Applications (BCA), graduating in 2022. With a strong passion for technology and a keen interest in the Oil and Gas industry, Hitesh Padhiyar has quickly become a key player in the field.

Professional Experience:

With over two years of experience in the Oil and Gas sector, Hitesh Padhiyar has been instrumental in leveraging technology to streamline operations, enhance productivity, and ensure the seamless integration of various systems. As a software engineer, Hitesh Padhiyar primarily specializes in REST API integration and has successfully connected ERP systems to automation software, including SAP, among others.

Areas of Expertise:

RESTful API Integration,

ERP System Integration, Automation Software,

Multithreading,

SAP Integration,

Oil and Gas Industry Software Solutions.

Passion for Technology:

Hitesh Padhiyar's passion for technology extends beyond the workplace. They are dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the software engineering field, ensuring that their skills and knowledge remain cutting-edge.

Speaking Engagements:

Hitesh Padhiyar is embarking on their speaking journey, eager to share insights and expertise in technology and software engineering. While this may be their first speaking engagement, they bring a fresh perspective and enthusiasm to the stage.

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Hitesh Padhiyar Experienced Software Engineer in Oil and Gas Industry. Hitesh Padhiyar is a dynamic and results-driven software engineer with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Applications (BCA), graduating in 2022. With a strong passion for tech... Show more

Paul Fjelrad

Paul Fjelrad

Paul Fjelrad is the Chief Architect for Zuhlke UK. He has a vast breadth of knowledge and experience across the different architecture domains as well as across different industry sectors, particularly government, finance and energy. His skills and wealth of experience have led to him playing pivotal roles in nationally important programmes, including the Smart-meter Implementation Programme, the ONS Data-Access programme, and most recently contributing to establishing the Modernising Energy Data programme. Paul is the author of “The Struggle Continues” (Troubador, 2020), a contributor to several publications with his “Living With PTSD” articles, and a Mental Health First Aider.

Paul Fjelrad is the Chief Architect for Zuhlke UK. He has a vast breadth of knowledge and experience across the different architecture domains as well as across different industry sectors, particularly government, finance and energy. His skills and w... Show more

Ifeanyi Christwin

Ifeanyi Christwin

I'm an engineer turned entrepreneur. My passion for electrical engineering and thermodynamic, led me to the fields of renewable energy, economics, and data science.

Founder & CEO of Switch Electric Ltd, a company developing web3 metering infrastructure and a platform for tokenizing distributed energy resources on our electricity grids.
Web3 developer, Machine learning engineer, protocol developer at IoTeX

My goal is to help improve the lives of people across the African continent by reducing the cost of living via access to affordable energy.

I'm an engineer turned entrepreneur. My passion for electrical engineering and thermodynamic, led me to the fields of renewable energy, economics, and data science. Founder & CEO of Switch Electric Ltd, a company developing web3 metering infrastr... Show more

George Mosomi

George Mosomi

Renewable Energy Engineer having worked in the development of a range of grid tie and hybrid renewable energy projects for the last 10 years across Africa, Europe, South East Asia and South America. Currently working on using DLTs to encourage productive use of energy, and assist in local ownership of digital and physical RE assets.

Renewable Energy Engineer having worked in the development of a range of grid tie and hybrid renewable energy projects for the last 10 years across Africa, Europe, South East Asia and South America. Currently working on using DLTs to encourage produc... Show more

Maarten Mulder

Maarten Mulder

With nearly two decades of experience in the energy sector, I am currently serving as the product owner at Alliander, overseeing the Business Critical and Corporate platforms. At the heart of our operations lies the Business Critical platform, which is powered by our Open Source LF Energy platform, Grid eXchange Fabric (GxF). Through GxF, we facilitate a range of specific business solutions including Public Lighting, Congestion Measurements, Smart Metering, and Cable Oil Pressure Measurement.

With nearly two decades of experience in the energy sector, I am currently serving as the product owner at Alliander, overseeing the Business Critical and Corporate platforms. At the heart of our operations lies the Business Critical platform, which ... Show more

Natalie Johnson

Natalie Johnson

Natalie Johnson is a renowned consultant, performance coach, and business motivational speaker with over three decades of experience transforming cultures worldwide. As the Co-founder and Chief Visionary of Vidl Work, Natalie specializes in optimizing organizational performance by increasing energy, fostering team connections, and developing courageous leaders.

With a background in human performance, including psychology, physiology, and resilience, Natalie is a sought-after speaker and trainer, known for her engaging, high-energy presentations. Her impactful work has earned her numerous accolades, including the Enterprising Women of the Year Award, Champion of Healthcare, and Business Leader Woman Extraordinaire.

Natalie's dynamic speaking style and expertise in topics such as intentional culture, leadership development, and effective communication have made her a respected figure in the business world. Her ability to inspire and empower audiences to achieve their full potential has made her a valuable asset to organizations seeking to thrive in today's competitive landscape.

Natalie Johnson is a renowned consultant, performance coach, and business motivational speaker with over three decades of experience transforming cultures worldwide. As the Co-founder and Chief Visionary of Vidl Work, Natalie specializes in optimizin... Show more

Emanuele Fabbiani

Emanuele Fabbiani

Engineer, researcher, entrepreneur. Emanuele earned his PhD in AI by researching time series forecasting in the energy field. He was a guest researcher at EPFL Lausanne, and he's now the Head of AI at xtream, where he solves business problems with AI. He published 8 papers in international journals, presented and organized tracks and workshops at international conferences, including AMLD Lausanne, ODSC London, WeAreDevelopers Berlin, PyData Berlin, PyCon Florence, and lectured in Italy, Switzerland, and Poland.

Engineer, researcher, entrepreneur. Emanuele earned his PhD in AI by researching time series forecasting in the energy field. He was a guest researcher at EPFL Lausanne, and he's now the Head of AI at xtream, where he solves business problems with AI... Show more

Florian van Dillen

Florian van Dillen

Full-stack software engineer at 4Dotnet, specialized in .NET and Azure. I like to work with event-driven systems and microservices, but also know my way around frontends, specifically Angular, React and Vue.

Full-stack software engineer at 4Dotnet, specialized in .NET and Azure. I like to work with event-driven systems and microservices, but also know my way around frontends, specifically Angular, React and Vue. Show more

Alec Harrison

Alec Harrison

I am Alec Harrison a Microsoft Azure MVP, a software development enthusiast passionate about test-driven development, cloud technologies, and agile methodologies. In my free time you'll find me learning about new Azure technologies and helping to run the Iowa Microsoft Azure User Group!

I am Alec Harrison a Microsoft Azure MVP, a software development enthusiast passionate about test-driven development, cloud technologies, and agile methodologies. In my free time you'll find me learning about new Azure technologies and helping to run... Show more

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