What will the energy retailer of the future look like?

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Join us as we ask a panel of key industry influencers how energy retailers can and should respond quickly in a time of unprecedented change.

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What will the energy retailer of the future look like?

With the introduction of more disruptive and innovative business models coming to market, the ‘uberisation of everything’ can be seen in almost every industry.

Join us alongside AGL as we ask a panel of key industry influencers how energy retailers can and should respond quickly in a time of unprecedented change, and how this impacts the future industry as a whole.

We’ll delve into the role of energy retailers as part of the wider industry, how generational trends impact consumer behaviour, what role renewables play within it all, and what technological shifts are accelerating change.

KEY DETAILS:

Date: Tues 25th February, 2020

Time: 6pm - 8pm (please arrive by 5.30pm for a 6pm start)

Catering: Light refreshments and nibbles will be provided.

Format: Facilitated panel discussion, followed by open Q&A.

Cost: This is a free event, but numbers are strictly capped and registrations are essential.

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Simon Holmes à Court

Simon Holmes à Court is senior advisor to the Energy Transition Hub at Melbourne University and sits on the board of the Smart Energy Council. He has been a pioneering force in the Australian community power movement, as the founding chair of Hepburn Wind, the country's first community owned wind farm, and founder of Embark Australia, a non-profit consultancy helping communities share in the benefits of local renewable energy.

Panelists

Shayle Kann - Managing Director, Energy Impact Partners

Shayle Kann leads research & strategy at Energy Impact Partners. Previously, Shayle spent over eight years building and running GTM Research, the market intelligence arm of Greentech Media, where he led a 30-person team tracking and forecasting the evolution of the electricity sector. Shayle is also a renowned expert on the energy transition. Prior to GTM, Shayle was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, researching renewable energy project finance in Australia. He has spoken at conferences around the world, testified in front of U.S. Congress, and is regularly cited in outlets including the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, Economist, and Bloomberg.

Mark Wells - CEO, Cogent/Founder, Chargefox

Mark is the CEO of Cogent, a Melbourne based product consultancy creating industry leading software for some of fastest growing startups and tech businesses. As well as this, Mark is a Co-Founder of Chargefox, Australia’s biggest EV charging network. An active angel investor in numerous early stage and not so early stage startups, Mark has a passionate belief in the positive impact that renewable energy tech will make over the coming decade. He’s also an avid cyclist and rarely stops talking about bikes and his ever expanding collection (nine at last count).

Alice Lang - Head of Future Business Strategy and Operations, AGL

Alice Lang is Head of Future Business Strategy and Operations at AGL Energy. Prior to joining AGL, Alice worked at The Boston Consulting Group, helping organisations devise strategies to deal with industry disruption and realise opportunities in fast moving markets. Alice is endlessly intrigued by the process of helping large companies to realise novel commercial opportunities through the adoption of new technology and business models. Alice studied photovoltaic engineering at UNSW, in preparation for life as an engineer; and then focused on political philosophy and contemporary Chinese economics before coming back to the energy industry.

James Tilbury - Founder, EnergyLab

James Tilbury is the CEO of EnergyLab, Australia's largest incubator and accelerator of clean energy startups. Prior to co-founding EnergyLab, James worked for the Boston Consulting Group, specialising in energy and strategy. He has also worked as a researcher at the University of Oxford, where he co-published several reports on stranded assets, and an energy auditor at Ernst & Young. James has a Bachelor of Engineering from the Queensland University of Technology and a Masters in Environmental Management from Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar

John Barton - CTO, Amber Electric

John is the CTO at Amber, which aims to help customers save money while powering the transition to renewable energy. Amber empowers customers with direct access to wholesale electricity prices, as well as enabling them to shift their energy use to times when cheap wind and solar energy are generating. It’s the cheapest way to buy electricity and the fastest way for Australia to reach 100% renewables. John has extensive engineering experience, having led teams at Envato and 99 Designs before joining Amber.

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