Environment & Cleantech

Skilled professionals dedicated to innovative technologies and practices that reduce environmental impact and promote sustainability

Nihar Neelakanti

Nihar Neelakanti

Nihar Neelakanti is the Co-founder and CEO of Ecosapiens, a VC-backed platform enabling consumers to fight climate change through the world’s first carbon-backed NFT. Nihar previously worked in venture capital, spending several years at VCs including Correlation Ventures, Kauffman Fellows, and most recently, at the prestigious Menlo Ventures, where he helped develop the climate thesis that sparked the idea for Ecosapiens. He is deeply fascinated by the opportunity to rethink economics in a way that regenerates the planet rather than extracts from it.

Nihar Neelakanti is the Co-founder and CEO of Ecosapiens, a VC-backed platform enabling consumers to fight climate change through the world’s first carbon-backed NFT. Nihar previously worked in venture capital, spending several years at VCs including... Show more

Ines Akrap

Ines Akrap

Ines Akrap is a Frontend Software Engineer passionate about optimizing websites to be fast, sustainable, and provide the best user experience for every user. She works in Storyblok as Solutions Engineer. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with others through talks, podcasts, workshops, and courses. Her current biggest project is teaching one little human risk management and words.

Ines Akrap is a Frontend Software Engineer passionate about optimizing websites to be fast, sustainable, and provide the best user experience for every user. She works in Storyblok as Solutions Engineer. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with others t... Show more

Kristina Devochko

Kristina Devochko

Kristina Devochko is a platform engineer, tech content creator, speaker and tech community contributor based in Norway. She focuses on all things cloud native, Kubernetes, cloud security and green tech. Kristina is an owner of kristhecodingunicorn.com tech blog, a CNCF Ambassador, Microsoft Azure MVP, CNCF TAG Environmental Sustainability tech lead, Kubernetes Unpacked podcast host, co-organizer of multiple meetup groups and mentor. In her free time Kristina enjoys doing CTF challenges, reading and cuddling with her four cats.

Kristina's great passion is to share her knowledge with others and provide guidance on how to build systems with sustainability, security and cloud native principles at its core. Kristina strongly believes that contributing to making the world a better place by volunteering is important, therefore being a volunteer is a big part of her life. Both when it comes to contributing back to the tech community and non-profit organizations.

Kristina Devochko is a platform engineer, tech content creator, speaker and tech community contributor based in Norway. She focuses on all things cloud native, Kubernetes, cloud security and green tech. Kristina is an owner of kristhecodingunicorn.co... Show more

Alvaro Jose Lorente Perez

Alvaro Jose Lorente Perez

Currently, Head of Software @holaluz, trying to create a better future for all of us through green tech companies. OSS lover, I am always looking to share ideas, knowledge & code.

Currently, Head of Software @holaluz, trying to create a better future for all of us through green tech companies. OSS lover, I am always looking to share ideas, knowledge & code. Show more

Ayon Roy

Ayon Roy

Imagine a world where cutting-edge technology teams up with unyielding passion to take on the biggest challenges of our time. That's where I come in. I'm Ayon Roy, and I'm not just about crunching numbers and lines of code.

I'm on a mission to leverage the extraordinary capabilities of Data Science, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence to tackle the pressing issues of sustainability and climate change.

What truly fires me up is the idea of using AI to tackle sustainability and climate-related challenges. I've had my fair share of adventures in the world of Data Science, AI, and ML, having hopped through various internships. Right now, I'm proudly wearing the hat of an Executive Data Scientist at NielsenIQ, where I get to channel my passion into meaningful projects.

However, my journey doesn't stop at my day job—I'm deeply involved in giving back to the community. I spend time mentoring hackathons and boot camps, helping budding tech enthusiasts find their way.

When it comes to speaking, I'm no stranger to the stage. I've stood in front of audiences around the world, delivering over 70 technical talks at international and national conferences, as well as meetups. From India to the USA, Ireland to Nigeria, and even Japan, I've taken the stage physically and virtually, adapting to different formats and keeping the crowd engaged.

But I'm not just about speaking; I'm also a firm believer in hands-on involvement. I've mentored over 100 hackathons, collaborating with prestigious institutions like John Hopkins School of Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru University, IIT Madras, and Delhi University. It's my way of giving back and nurturing the next wave of innovators.

One of my proudest achievements is organizing India's First Kaggle Days Meetup in Delhi NCR, a platform that brings together minds hungry for knowledge and collaboration. And yes, I also indulge in reviewing technical books because staying ahead of the curve matters to me.

If you want to know more about me, check out my Personal Website (https://ayon-roy.netlify.app) or connect with me on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ayon-roy/). I'm excited about the chance to share my journey, insights, and passions with your event. Let's make it awesome together!

Imagine a world where cutting-edge technology teams up with unyielding passion to take on the biggest challenges of our time. That's where I come in. I'm Ayon Roy, and I'm not just about crunching numbers and lines of code. I'm on a mission to le... Show more

Guillaume Wolf

Guillaume Wolf

J'ai 15 ans d'expérience dans le numérique, à divers positions (Product Owner, Scrum Master, responsable d'équipe...). Mon objectif est de mettre mes compétences et mon expertise au service d'entreprises engagées dans la transition écologique et sociale afin de rendre le numérique plus responsable et durable.

J'ai 15 ans d'expérience dans le numérique, à divers positions (Product Owner, Scrum Master, responsable d'équipe...). Mon objectif est de mettre mes compétences et mon expertise au service d'entreprises engagées dans la transition écologique et soci... Show more

Gianfranco Di Pietro

Gianfranco Di Pietro

Geospatial expert, data scientist - PhD student.

Geospatial expert, data scientist - PhD student. Show more

Saravanan K Nagarajan

Saravanan K Nagarajan

Saravanan is an Architect working at Rabobank, Netherlands and one of the leads of the Growing Greener (Sustainability) community in the bank.

He has more than 22 years of experience in diverse IT and business roles with different banks across the world.

His passion is in Architecture, IT sustainability and Green Software and how we can generate more interest among the IT community in sustainable software.

Saravanan is an Architect working at Rabobank, Netherlands and one of the leads of the Growing Greener (Sustainability) community in the bank. He has more than 22 years of experience in diverse IT and business roles with different banks across th... Show more

Neeraj Pandey

Neeraj Pandey

Neeraj is the co-founder of Vivid Climate, a climate management and accounting platform. Neeraj is a polyglot. Over the years, he has worked on a variety of full-stack software and data-science applications, as well as computational arts, and likes the challenge of creating new tools and applications, and is an active speaker with talks and tutorials presented at multiple conferences.

Neeraj is the co-founder of Vivid Climate, a climate management and accounting platform. Neeraj is a polyglot. Over the years, he has worked on a variety of full-stack software and data-science applications, as well as computational arts, and likes t... Show more

Kristin Demoranville

Kristin Demoranville

Kristin Demoranville is the visionary founder and CEO of AnzenSage, a cybersecurity firm focused on the food industry. She is also the co-founder and CEO of AnzenOT, a SaaS OT Cybersecurity Risk management solution that uses AI to quantify OT Cybersecurity risks and generate scenarios. With a quarter-century in the tech sector, Kristin is pioneering a transformative approach by intertwining cybersecurity and food protection culture. She challenges conventional tech boundaries by centering her philosophy on the pivotal role of people and processes. Her collaborations with Fortune 500 powerhouses, an academic background in Environmental Management, and research in Gorilla behavior have equipped her with a holistic perspective that allows her to make unique connections between people, processes, and technology. A recognized figure in leading publications and a coveted speaker at various events, Kristin stands as a bridge between food protection and cybersecurity. Beyond her corporate feats, she's the charismatic host of the "Bites & Bytes Podcast," fostering enlightening dialogues between the food industry and cybersecurity professionals.

Kristin Demoranville is the visionary founder and CEO of AnzenSage, a cybersecurity firm focused on the food industry. She is also the co-founder and CEO of AnzenOT, a SaaS OT Cybersecurity Risk management solution that uses AI to quantify OT Cybers... Show more

Claire Thornewill

Claire Thornewill

Senior Web Performance Consultant | Senior Product Manager | UX Advocate | Sustainable Web

Senior Web Performance Consultant | Senior Product Manager | UX Advocate | Sustainable Web Show more

Kylah Seltzer Johnston

Kylah Seltzer Johnston

Kylah Seltzer Johnston works for the Bureau of Asset Management at Cook County. Kylah has an extensive background working in community and political organizing, with an emphasis on campaigns related to climate change and environmental justice. She has also collaborated with a number of coalitions and elected officials across Illinois to strengthen and pass legislation, including the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act. An avid lover of the Great Lakes, Kylah has worked on a number of policy research projects related to Great Lakes waterways and water systems and how they interact with climate change, clean drinking water access, and invasive species. She is currently working as a Relationship Manager with Cook County’s Build Up Cook program, working closely with municipalities in South and West Suburban Cook County to move both water and vertical infrastructure projects from start to finish. In her free time, Kylah can be found baking at home or lounging by Lake Michigan.

Kylah Seltzer Johnston works for the Bureau of Asset Management at Cook County. Kylah has an extensive background working in community and political organizing, with an emphasis on campaigns related to climate change and environmental justice. She ha... Show more

Stefanie Kruse

Stefanie Kruse

Stefanie Kruse is a Hamburg-based product designer dedicated to building, consulting on, and advocating for responsible and sustainable digital products. She combines her educational background in business and computer science with a love for design and great user experiences and can draw from years of product management experience in sustainability-focused companies. Today, she is working with impact-oriented companies and NGOs to build more sustainable and inclusive digital products.

Stefanie Kruse is a Hamburg-based product designer dedicated to building, consulting on, and advocating for responsible and sustainable digital products. She combines her educational background in business and computer science with a love for design ... Show more

Francisco Veiga Simão

Francisco Veiga Simão

Geoscientist and entrepreneur for sustainable development with >5 years experience in turning waste into resources within raw materials field. Neutral-oriented problem solver for a better world combining environmental and socio-economic boundaries.

Geoscientist and entrepreneur for sustainable development with >5 years experience in turning waste into resources within raw materials field. Neutral-oriented problem solver for a better world combining environmental and socio-economic boundaries. Show more

Ângela Karina de Oliveira

Ângela Karina de Oliveira

An entrepreneur with a main focus on business expansion, establishing market positions and developing cutting-edge and environmentally friendly materials. I help construction professionals not only in the selection of materials, but also in the search for effective solutions.

With over a decade of experience in architecture and design, a significant part of my career has been dedicated to technical specification, contributing to notable national and international projects that have achieved LEED and WELL certifications for sustainable construction and well-being.

As the founder of Mood Design, I seek innovation and technology through sustainability.
Our focus is to bring the best solutions in the world for exteriors (facades).

In 2023, we launched the world's first table that captures carbon during the largest design fair in the world, marking a pioneering feat in Brazilian technology. The Ópera table, inaugurated at Milan Design Week, incorporates design elements inspired by the architectural landscape of Curitiba. The capital of Paraná in the 1990s, paying homage to its parks, public spaces and innovative urban language. The inspiration was the city of Curitiba as that was where I grew up and lived my whole life.

The table's design is also inspired by Roman architectural aesthetics, mixing modernity with antiquity and presenting a fusion of local and global influences.

The Ópera table features Active®, an ultra-compact coating (6 mm thick) with advanced technological attributes, with emphasis on carbon capture.

This unique coating, applied to the table surface, effectively removes pollutants and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the surrounding air through a photocatalytic process, facilitated by ambient light and humidity.

Additionally, Active® offers antibacterial and antiviral properties, including 99% efficacy against SARS-CoV-2, along with anti-odor and self-cleaning capabilities. It has several international certifications, including ISO and LEED, and contributes to 11 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We presented at the "Innovation for Living" exhibition, organized by Designtech in collaboration with Isola Design District and Designwanted, held in "La Cattedrale" (Via Mario Pannunzio, 3) in Certosa. The exhibition, curated by renowned design firm Pinininfarina, highlighted innovative solutions for contemporary living.

MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE 🍃

⎯ Active® Surfaces®
⎯ Trespa® Meteon®
⎯ Corian® Solid Surface

Follow us: @angelakarina.io | @moodesign_io | @moodcarbon

An entrepreneur with a main focus on business expansion, establishing market positions and developing cutting-edge and environmentally friendly materials. I help construction professionals not only in the selection of materials, but also in the searc... Show more

Astrid Wynne

Astrid Wynne

Astrid is Head of Public Sector and Sustainability at Techbuyer, which specialises in sustainable solutions for Enterprise IT hardware. She is a Chartered Environmentalist and full member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). Astrid has co-authored a number of academic papers on circular economy and energy efficiency in the IT sector and also lead the development of the Sustainability Best Practice whitepaper for the UK data centre sector through the DCA. Her current focus is industry training on sustainability and net zero through the delivery of IEMA certified courses at Techbuyer.

Astrid is Head of Public Sector and Sustainability at Techbuyer, which specialises in sustainable solutions for Enterprise IT hardware. She is a Chartered Environmentalist and full member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (I... Show more

Marc Diensberg

Marc Diensberg

Marc Diensberg is a senior IT professional specialized in FinOps and GreenOps. As Lead FinOps Consultant in Amadeus he is a thought leader and drives the culture change needed to adopt these two emerging practices in Amadeus thanks to his interdisciplinary background with experience in development, DevOps & SRE as well as project management, finance, and business development.

He loves working and promoting in a multi-cultural environment where different views and approaches are welcome and used to find innovative, out-of-the-box solutions for any problem. While he is currently based in Munich, Germany, he has also worked in India and France in the past.

Marc Diensberg is a senior IT professional specialized in FinOps and GreenOps. As Lead FinOps Consultant in Amadeus he is a thought leader and drives the culture change needed to adopt these two emerging practices in Amadeus thanks to his interdiscip... Show more

Arne Bartels

Arne Bartels

20+years of database and DataWarehouse development

20+years of database and DataWarehouse development Show more

Natalie King

Natalie King

Natalie King
Founder and CEO
Natalie King, a visionary in clean energy, is the driving force behind Dunamis Clean Energy Partners, LLC, and its subsequent venture, Dunamis Charge, Inc. Her leadership has propelled Dunamis to a multimillion-dollar status, employing over 150 individuals in Southeastern Michigan. King's strategic foresight has diversified Dunamis' offerings to include LED lighting, electric vehicle (EV) charger production, and comprehensive energy solutions, marking significant strides in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
Recognized for her groundbreaking contributions, King has received accolades such as Crain's Notable Leader in Energy (2023), Corp! Magazine's Most Valuable Entrepreneur (2023), and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year® (2021) for Michigan and Northwest Ohio. The company's participation in the Stellantis National Black Supplier Development Program and Apple Impact Accelerator Program underscores its industry significance. Additionally, Dunamis' role as a Tier One Vendor to DTE Energy and its affiliation with the Cummins CARE BOA highlight its pivotal position in the EV charging sector.
King's expertise in clean energy and electrification earned her an invitation to the 2024 State of the Union address following her introduction of President Joe Biden at a 2023 SBA Women's Business Summit. King and Dunamis Charge have also been favorably mentioned in several White House communications.
King, a Detroit native, holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School. Her executive education from Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business further complements her leadership profile. Actively engaged in strategic roles within the National Business League and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Energy & Environment Committee, she champions diversity in EV infrastructure as Chairwoman of BEVI.
King's dedication extends beyond business to substantial community and charitable engagement. Her foundation, Doing the Work, is committed to addressing global social issues, while her organization of the Detroit Red Carpet Backyard BBQ underscores her commitment to local humanitarian efforts. Her leadership roles in Abayomi Community Development Corporation and The Yunion reflect her deep commitment to youth development and mentoring.

Natalie King Founder and CEO Natalie King, a visionary in clean energy, is the driving force behind Dunamis Clean Energy Partners, LLC, and its subsequent venture, Dunamis Charge, Inc. Her leadership has propelled Dunamis to a multimillion-dollar s... Show more

Gautham Krishnadas

Gautham Krishnadas

Gautham's career spans applied research, full-stack data science, user-centric product design, project management and commercialisation.

An electrical and renewable energy engineer by education, he has a PhD in Applied AI and Smart Grids from the University of Edinburgh. Gautham has worked in the Smart Grid industry building AI capabilities from ground-up.

Since founding Dtime.ai he has been "harnessing data to make it a catalyst for positive change". Their flagship product Dtechtive is revolutionising the way data is being discovered and used.

Gautham's career spans applied research, full-stack data science, user-centric product design, project management and commercialisation. An electrical and renewable energy engineer by education, he has a PhD in Applied AI and Smart Grids from th... Show more

Ubong Ben

Ubong Ben

A PhD student researching into the intersection between information technology and climate change

A PhD student researching into the intersection between information technology and climate change Show more

Manuel Olariu

Manuel Olariu

Manuel Constantin Olariu serves as the Chief Innovation Officer at Copernic Space, leading efforts in open science and the development of marketplaces for space assets, and is the founder of DeepVenture DAO, which incubates decentralized communities focused on hardware and space technologies. He is also recognized for his contributions to NASA's Open Science working groups, enhancing access to space science resources.

Manuel Constantin Olariu serves as the Chief Innovation Officer at Copernic Space, leading efforts in open science and the development of marketplaces for space assets, and is the founder of DeepVenture DAO, which incubates decentralized communities ... Show more

Hugh Walcott

Hugh Walcott

Hugh has over 25 years experience in technology systems, starting his career as a power systems engineer working on some of the largest data centres in the world, before moving to software engineering, solution architecture, and CIO and CTO. The last few years has been far more entrepreneurial, having started several SaaS businesses that focus on the intersection between technology and the climate. His most recent, SilverLining.eco, is a SaaS tool for integrators to help their clients on the very urgent cloud decarbonisation journey.

Hugh has over 25 years experience in technology systems, starting his career as a power systems engineer working on some of the largest data centres in the world, before moving to software engineering, solution architecture, and CIO and CTO. The last... Show more

Aryan Mishra

Aryan Mishra

Aryan Mishra is a passionate advocate for sustainable urban development and a dedicated student of machine learning. He brings a unique perspective to the table, merging his technical expertise with his commitment to reimagining urban transportation in the face of environmental challenge

Aryan Mishra is a passionate advocate for sustainable urban development and a dedicated student of machine learning. He brings a unique perspective to the table, merging his technical expertise with his commitment to reimagining urban transportation ... Show more

Adam Jackson

Adam Jackson

Adam is the Microsoft Alliance and Community lead at Advancing Analytics. Over the past 15 years, Adam has led tech community efforts at companies including Microsoft and Green Software Foundation. He is passionate about lifting up voices of underrepresented communities. In his spare time, he has a keen interest in green tech, including EVs, solar and battery technology.

Adam is the Microsoft Alliance and Community lead at Advancing Analytics. Over the past 15 years, Adam has led tech community efforts at companies including Microsoft and Green Software Foundation. He is passionate about lifting up voices of underrep... Show more

Keshav Prasad Kuruva

Keshav Prasad Kuruva

Experienced Engineering Leader with 19+ years of experience in creating and building high performing engineering teams, creating opportunities and growth for people, and building innovation and value streams for the organization. Experience in managing and driving growth across lean startups and large SaaS based organizations across product, engineering and design. Cultivates Succession planning, Strategic thinking and Building a vision for new products and platforms in organizations.

Experienced Engineering Leader with 19+ years of experience in creating and building high performing engineering teams, creating opportunities and growth for people, and building innovation and value streams for the organization. Experience in managi... Show more

Gwénaëlle Hirrien

Gwénaëlle Hirrien

After a start in law and arts, then in video game testing, I made a reconversion in dev. After a few years loving quality and testing, I became Scrum Master, then little by little Agile Coach, Professional Coach and finally Digital Lead. I daily feed my path with trainings, MOOCs and researches on sustainable development, responsible digital and psychology, as well as volunteering for causes that are close to my heart (La Fresque du Climat, Time For The Planet, education and emancipation of women from underprivileged backgrounds), the path is made by walking, and taking into account the issues of the climate crisis by our society and our companies, through the social justice, has become the heart of what drives me, years after years :)

After a start in law and arts, then in video game testing, I made a reconversion in dev. After a few years loving quality and testing, I became Scrum Master, then little by little Agile Coach, Professional Coach and finally Digital Lead. I daily feed... Show more

Dian van Heijningen

Dian van Heijningen

With my enthusiastic and creative mind, I like to help organizations with their change towards Cloud and DevOps. In addition, Sustainable IT is getting more and more of my attention.

With my enthusiastic and creative mind, I like to help organizations with their change towards Cloud and DevOps. In addition, Sustainable IT is getting more and more of my attention. Show more

Julien Rouzé

Julien Rouzé

Julien Rouzé is a Sustainable IT specialist. He has co-founded Sopht (www.sopht.com), where he is in charge of Product & Methodology teams.

Julien Rouzé earned his Master of Science in Risk Management & Geopolitics from HEC Paris. He also holds a Master Degree in Economics.

As a GreenTech co-founder, Julien Rouzé has expertise in supporting organizations in their IT decarbonation journey

Julien Rouzé is a Sustainable IT specialist. He has co-founded Sopht (www.sopht.com), where he is in charge of Product & Methodology teams. Julien Rouzé earned his Master of Science in Risk Management & Geopolitics from HEC Paris. He also holds a... 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

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