Membership meeting about next generation technology and solutions

When:    21. May – 08.30 till 14.00

Where:  Advokatfirmaet Selmer, Tjuvholmen allé 1, Oslo

From Ålesund to Singapore - or the other way around?

Singapore has decided to be the first Smart Nation in the world. Ålesund is chosen to be the first UN Smart City of Norway. Best available solutions and inhabitant’s acceptance are the drivers for both cities to succeed. At our network meeting we will bridge next generation technology and solutions in the energy sector by inviting Siemens, IBM, Fortum, Ålesund Smart City, Smart City Innovation Cluster in Stavanger – and more – including you!


Smart Energy Networks meetings are by personal invitation only, please sign up for the meeting May 21st by using this link.


For the network meeting we have gathered some of the most relevant speakers in the world and national influencers on technology change. On May 21st you will meet:

08.30: Registration at Tjuvholmen allé 1, Oslo


09.00: Welcome: Liv Monica Stubholt, partner at Advokatfirmaet Selmer and Chair of Fortum Oslo Varme AS and Varanger Kraft AS





09.15: Next47 and future grids – how to innovate and prepare for the energy system of the future.


Dr. Moritz Ingerfeld, Head of eMobility Product Lifecycle Management, Siemens


Rapid changes in the business environment has made the global industry giant Siemens to rethink and reorganize their market approach and technology development for fast growing and future related market segments in order to remain one step ahead. “Future Grids” is an emerging business area with the mission to deliver technology that will drive the next generation sustainable energy system and charging systems for eMobility. Furthermore, using the investment arm Next47 as a tool for corporate innovation, Siemens aims to be in front of creating and developing their ecosystem of the future.


Moderator: Nils Klippenberg, CEO Nordic & the Baltic, Siemens Smart Infrastructure


10.30: Break





11.00: What is happening with the energy transition – how can we compete with the speed of change in Asia?

Kin-Peng Sin, Chief Architect, Global Energy & Utilities, IBM


IBM has listed a few tipping points that is taking place in the utility industry. In short these have to do with IoT becoming ubiquitous, battery costs dramatically reduced, expansion of electric cars and social energy networks as well as the rice of DC power. More than everywhere else these are factors forming the present energy transition in Asia, especially in Singapore – and we are just at the beginning of a technology race the world has never seen before.





12.00: Smart with a heart – Building a Nordic ecosystem for smart, sustainable and livable communities

Stig Finnesand, CEO of Smart City Innovation Cluster/Nordic Edge


Why will the next generation solutions arise in the Nordics?  The Nordic Smart City Cluster is a collaboration between businesses, R&D environments and the public sector, to create value, encourage restructuring and innovation in the businesses, and to develop quality services and cost-effective smart city solutions for, and with, the cities. It is the first of its kind in Norway, and was recognized by the Arena Program, owned and operated jointly by Innovation Norway, The Research Council and Siva on January 1st, 2018. A central focus area for “smart with a heart” is to find solutions that involve and make life better for all citizens.



12.15: GrowSmarter – Integrated solutions for smart cities/testing innovative models in Oslo

Cato Kjølstad, Head of public affairs Norway, Fortum


GrowSmarter is an EU funded project that brings cities and industry together to demonstrate 12 smart city solutions. Its goal is to provide valuable and practical insights on energy, infrastructure and transport. Fortum is taking an important role as an innovative technology-based energy supplier in many cities in Nordic countries.  


Oslo was elected EUs green capital 2019. As a part of the green capital Fortum has decided to support three action areas being modeled at Furuset district in Oslo: Micro Energy system, Integrated infrastructure and Sustainable Urban Mobility. Furuset is also one of eight pilot projects in the national FME (Centres for environmental-friendly research) ZEN (zero emission neighborhood). Focus is developing smart solutions to improve end-user flexibility and security of supply by testing innovative models for efficient resource utilization and energy markets coupling (electricity and heating) as well as integration of energy storage solutions.


12.25: Ålesund – The first UN Smart City in Norway

Helge Veum, Head of ICT and digitalization in New Ålesund municipality


The Ålesund municipality together with the neighboring municipalities Giske and Sula, now called “New Ålesund”, is taken up in the UN Smart City program as the first city region in Norway. This program will help Ålesund to become one of the World’s Smartest Cities through planning and building the cities of the future using simulator technology that has so far been used only in the offshore industry. World leading simulators and a heavy academic environment in Ålesund will be engaged in the future urban planning, simulation of traffic, optimization of water management and use of electricity in the city.

12.35: Reflections, Thorhild Widvey, Business consultant and Chair of Statkraft

12.45: The road forward for Smart Energy Network?


13.00: Lunch


14.00: END

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