Digitalization and Future Energy Systems

25 May , 16:30–17:45
The Global Economy in an Era of Change
Panel Session
Pavilion G, Conference Hall G4
In partnership with Rosseti

Energy systems are at the very nascent stages of digital transformation. Traditional approaches to the design of power systems are being consigned to the past and replaced with innovative models based on new technologies and management systems, leading to revolutionary methods in the way we produce, transmit, and consume energy. This, in turn, is offering unprecedented levels of efficiency and new design capabilities. Furthermore, the introduction of blockchain technologies has the potential to transform transactions relating to energy systems. What does the future configuration of energy systems look like? Is Russia ready for large-scale implementation of digital technologies, and is the country prepared to embrace the true potential of these new breakthrough technologies?

Christoph Frei, Secretary General, Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council

Vitaly Korolev, Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS Russia)
Vyacheslav Kravchenko, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Pavel Livinsky, General Director, Rosseti
Pekka Lundmark, President, Chief Executive Officer, Fortum Corporation
Philippe Monloubou, Chairman of the Management Board, Enedis
Francesco Starace, Chief Executive Officer, Enel S.p.A
Norbert Schwieters, Global EU&R Leader Global Power & Utilities Leader, PwC

Front row participants
Andrey Vavilov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, SuperOx
Frank Duggan, President for Region Europe, Member of the Group Executive Committee, ABB Ltd
David Masgrangeas, General Director, Saft LLC
Yury Pripachkin, President, Russian Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain (RACIB)
Zhengyun Sun, Chief Information Officer, State Grid Corporation of China
Dominique Fache, Director, Sophia Antipolis Foundation; Chairman, Russian Technology Foundation (RTF)
Maxim Shereykin, Director General, Agency of Technological Development