Shailendra Singh (Shelly) is Chief Operating Officer of MnM and a member of its board. He focuses on global sales and client services functions, as well as commercial optimization at MarketsandMarkets. He has years of expe¬rience in global delivery and outsourcing sector in the IT/ Consulting/Analytics/Big Data sectors. Prior to MnM, he was leading the global sales, client services and commercial ef¬fectiveness functions for Mu Sigma, a unicorn company and a leading global provider of Decision Sciences and Big Data analytics solutions.
“Stuart is Chief Executive of the EIC, the Energy Industries Council. Prior to joining EIC in 2016, Stuart enjoyed a successful 25-year career leading global O&M businesses in oil & gas, power and renewables with Rolls-Royce, Wood, Senvion and Hoerbiger.
Passionate about exporting and energy transition, Stuart is author of the renowned Survive & Thrive annual report which highlights successful growth strategies in a downturn and is co-founder of business scale up programme Fit4Energy. He also is architect of the Energy Exports Conference which brings 20 inward delegations to the UK each year bringing $500bn of project opportunities.
Stuart has various non-executive director roles including with the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in UK and the Nuclear Innovation & Research Advisory Board. In 2019, Stuart was invited to become a Fellow of the Energy Institute.
The EIC is the UK’s largest energy supply chain trade association, a not-for-profit with 650 member companies, across oil & gas, power, nuclear and renewable markets that, for 76 years, has advised governments and boardrooms, and helped companies to grow at home and around the world. Their real passion is helping companies to diversify and grow internationally – and their members benefit from EIC’s unique suite of energy market CAPEX & OPEX databases, 130 events p.a., industry & government networks, international launchpad offices and extensive market insight.”
Chris Welby is Head of Regulation at Bristol Energy, an energy supplier wholly owned by Bristol City Council. Bristol Energy’s mission is to deliver sustainable energy whilst helping those in fuel poverty. This includes working with other stakeholders to create a smart energy city for Bristol and beyond.
Chris has been involved in smart energy developments for many years and works to ensure regulations within the market do not hinder the digital energy future.
Chris passionately believes that a smart energy system can not only help consumers out of fuel poverty but is an essential component of moving the economy to net-zero although the industry must ensure it delivers for all consumers not just engaged few.
Yugo Neumorni, CISA, EMBA is Board member and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Council of the European CIO Association EuroCIO. He is also the president of CIO Council Romania, member of BCS Elite and the CIO of Urgent Cargus. Previously he was CIO of Hidroelectrica and he was more than 10 years the Head of IT for Vimetco, the largest aluminum producer in South Eastern Europe and 6 years IT Manager in Deloitte Central Europe.
Having more than 26 years of experience in the IT industry, Yugo is specialized in reorganization, planning, design and development of complex industrial IT environments. His area of expertise includes ERP projects, cybersecurity, SCADA and ICS, IT audit and IT governance, business processes in energy and manufacturing, COBIT framework, ITIL.
Yugo is the president and co-founder of the CIO Council Romania and he was the President and of ISACA Romania.
He has a Computer Science degree in Polytechnic University in Bucharest and he graduated the EMBA program with Kennesaw State University.
Mark Meyrick is Head of Trading & Smart Grids at Ecotricity, managing a trading team responsible for balancing the company’s overall energy position, forecasting generation & demand, pricing tariffs and bespoke deals and developing the company’s flexibility capabilities. This focuses on enabling grid scale battery storage deployment, alongside other aggregated assets in a virtual power plant so as to enable Ecotricity to be able to flex its power position in response to the needs of the Grid, and the market.
Having started Ecotricity’s trading desk in 2003, over the next 12 years he worked on GHG emissions abatement projects in the context of the EU ETS, for EDF Trading, Constellation Energy, German utility EnBW and Dutch utility Eneco. Previously he was a foreign exchange options trader for some years, before becoming managing director of ABB’s UK treasury centre for 8 years trading interest rates, FX and energy in the 90s.
Rolands Irklis is Chairman of Public Utilities Commission of Latvia since February 2016. From 2011 to 2016, he has worked as Commissioner in Public Utilities Commission. He also worked as an expert (Team leader) for a term project in the energy sector in Azerbaijan (2018), a Consultant for Energy Community Project for Secondary Electricity Legislation in Ukraine (2015-2016), Sworn advocate (2010-2011), Legal advisor of Bank of Latvia (2007-2010), Lawyer at Law Office Convents (2003– 2007). He is an ERRA Presidium member since 2016. Since 2019, Rolands has been acting as a Vice-President of the Board of CEER and a Vice-Chair of the Board of ACER.
Rolands Irklis has graduated from University of Latvia, Faculty of Law (Master degree) in 2005. Currently Rolands Irklis is continuing studies in Executive MBA program at Riga Business School.
Natasha works in the Innovation team at Tonik Energy. She is responsible for the creation, design, development and implementation of innovation projects, specialist programmes, pilots, trials and tests for Tonik Energy. Natasha has many years of experience spanning the entire energy spectrum and before working in renewables, Natasha experienced life on the ‘dark side’ when working as an engineer on the oil rigs in sunny Aberdeen
Mark leads in understanding how our society is changing from which he develops practical strategies so that the energy sector becomes smarter for everyone. He guides our business, customers, affiliates and stakeholders on new capabilities required as our world digitises and connects. Mark then encourages Utiligroup’s continuous innovation to create the leading software as a service platform through which competitive innovators benefit energy users. His experience ranges over approaching thirty years and twenty countries, from traditional utilities to start-ups and from corporate employers to his own businesses. Mark seeks to facilitate dialogue, collaboration and action with all those creating a shared future empowered by smarter, clean and flexible energy.
Mark writes regularly at www.utiligroup.com/news/#ei-blog
Guido Gluschke is director of the Institute for Security and Safety (ISS) at the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches in the field of cyber and nuclear security. He is also responsible for joint projects with international organizations. Mr. Gluschke's main areas of expertise are IT and cyber security, especially in the energy context. He holds a Master of Science degree in Security Management from the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences and a diploma in Computer Science from the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences. Mr. Gluschke is an expert in cyber security in the nuclear context and was a member of various international experts groups, such as the Energy Expert Cyber Security Platform - Expert Group of the European Commission Directorate Generale Energy, Brussels, an Nuclear Cyber Security Expert Group at Chatham House, London, and at Nuclear Threat Initiative, Washington as well as a member of the Utility Cyber Security Initiative (UCSI), an initiative of the US Energy Association. In 2015 Mr. Gluschke was chairman of the IAEA International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN).