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“Energy Transition & Digital Transformation”

09:30~12:10, Thursday, November 1, 2018

 2018 Program


The world today is experiencing the level of innovation beyond the bounds of our imagination and new businesses are springing up through disruptive innovation. Concerns of managers to response to the rapidly changing business environment is thus becoming deeper and the roles of CTOs are becoming more critical. Recognizing the need for a dedicated platform for leaderships of electric power community, BIXPO developed its highlight event, Energy Leaders Summit and brings together global power utility CEO, CTO and other executives to discuss future strategies and directions of electric power industry. Participants to the Energy Leaders Summit will be able to share the vision of and insight into the power industry from the top management of the world’s electric power sector and find great opportunities for technological exchange and new business models.


Topic: The Present and Future of Digital Transformation Technology in the Electric Power Industry

Session Ⅰ: Digital Transformation Global Trends in the Electric Power Industry
Session Ⅱ: The Vision of Digital Transformation Technology in the Electric Power Industry

 2018 Programme

1. Date & Time : 2018. 11. 1(Thu), 09:30 ~ 12:10
2. Location : 1F Multi-Purpose Auditorium, Kimdaejung Convention Center, Gwangju, Korea
3. Contents
Time Topic Speaker
09:30-09:35 Welcoming Address JongKap (JK) Kim
(President & CEO, KEPCO)
09:35-09:55 Keynote Speech
“Digital Energy Transformation - Opportunity of Innovation -”
Arshad Mansoor (Senior Vice President, EPRI)
[Session Ⅰ]
09:55-10:00 Introduction of Session Ⅰ Chair: Robin E. Manning
(Director, NERC)
10:00-10:15 Status of Digital Transformation in Major North American Utilities Paula Gold-Williams
(President & CEO, CPS Energy)
10:15-10:30 Status of Digital Transformation in Major European Utilities Olivier Stalter
(Head of Division, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems)
10:30-10:45 Status of Digital Transformation in Major Japanese Utilities Takafumi Anegawa
(President, TEPCO Research Institute (TRI))
10:45-11:00 Status of Digital Transformation in Korea Jun Kyun Choi
(Professor, KAIST)
11:00-11:15 Coffeee Break
[Session II]
11:15-11:20 Introduction of Session Ⅱ Sang Kyun Cha
(Professor, Seoul National University)
11:20-11:25 Digital Transformation Technology Vision 2030 in Utilities Duncan Botting
(Chairman Energy Sector Executive, The Institution of Engineering & Technology)
11:25-11:30 Major Keywords to Lead Digital Transformation Technology Helena Anderson
(Managing Director, Ikigai Capital Limited)
11:30-11:35 Strategic R&D Plan for Digital Transformation Technology Jonathan Sandham
(Head of Future Networks, ESB Ireland)
11:35-11:40 Digital Transformation Strategy and Prospect in Utilities Mladen Kezunovic
(Professor, Texas A&M University)
11:40-12:00 Panel Discussion
(With an On-site AHP Questionnaire)
12:00-12:10 Q&A

※Detailed Program is subject to change.

BIXPO 2018 “Energy Leaders Summit ” Speaker


Arshad Mansoor
Senior Vice President
OrganizationResearch and Development, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)


Chair / Robin E. Manning
OrganizationBoard of Directors, North American Reliability Corporation (NERC)

Paula Gold-Williams
President & CEO
OrganizationCPS Energy

Olivier Stalter
Head of Division
OrganizationDivision Power Electronics, Grids and Smart Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE)

Takafumi Anegawa
President of TRI
OrganizationTEPCO Research Institute (TRI), Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) Holdings, Inc.

Jun Kyun Choi
OrganizationKorea Institute of Science and Technology


chair / Sang Kyun Cha
OrganizationBig Data Institute, Seoul National University

Duncan Botting
Chairman Energy Sector Executive
OrganizationThe Institution of Engineering & Technology

Helena Anderson
Managing Director
OrganizationIkigai Capital Limited

Jonathan Sandham
Head of Future Networks
OrganizationESB Ireland

Mladen Kezunovic
OrganizationTexas A&M University