Nancy is Professor in Sustainable Business Management and Practice at Lund University, IIIEE in Sweden. She focuses on different approaches for sustainable business innovation such as experimentation and business model innovation. She is also Associate Professor at TU Delft, Industrial Design Engineering where she was awarded the TU Delft Technology Fellowship, and is Fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership with develops and delivers exutqve programmes and education in sustainability leadership. Nancy co-founded HOMIE who are involved in ‘pay per use’ business models, starting with washing machines, to drive sustainable consumption and ‘circularity’.
Dr. Paddy Finn established Electricity Exchange DAC with his business partner, Duncan O’Toole and began trading in the Irish electricity market in 2014. Born in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Paddy studied Electronic Engineering at the University of Limerick and holds a Ph.D. in renewable energy.
Paddy is responsible for the strategic direction of Electricity Exchange, including the company’s research and development activities, as well as the day to day running of the business. He is a prominent thought leader in the Smart Grid technology industry and works closely with relevant regulatory bodies as an elected industry representative.
Electricity Exchange has doubled in size year on year and will begin exporting its technologies in 2018. Paddy and Duncan pride themselves on pushing boundaries every day and whilst ensuring that their growing company remains an exceptionally happy and motivating workplace.
Paddy lives on the shores of Lough Derg in Ballina, Co. Tipperary, with his wife, Deborah. He is a qualified scuba diving instructor and when he’s not working, he volunteers with the University of Limerick Sub Aqua Club and Killaloe/Ballina Search & Recovery Unit.
Fiona Edwards Murphy
Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy is the CEO and co- founder of ApisProtect Limited. She completed her PhD in October 2017 with the School of Engineering, and the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork in the area of Internet of Things applications for honey bee health.
Fiona is a 2013 graduate of the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BE) Honours at UCC. She was recently awarded the Women Mean Business Sodexo Newcomer of the Year Award 2018.
Founded by preeminent researchers in the use of sensors in beehives, ApisProtect provides real-time hive monitoring powered by satellite-enabled sensors that are retrofitted to existing beehives. Dr. Edwards Murphy’s work on the topic of hive monitoring has received many national and international awards from the Irish Research Council, The IEEE, IBM, The Irish Laboratory Awards, Google, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Visit www.apisprotect.com.
Dr. Eamon Hynes serves as Head of Product Management of Advanced Manufacturing Control Systems Ltd. Prior to joining AMCS, Dr. Hynes spent 20 years in the Electronics Industry where he held wide variety of Product Development, Engineering Management and Project Leadership roles in the United States, Ireland, Japan and Taiwan. Dr. Hynes holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin along with an MS and PhD in Electronics and Sensor Technology, from University College Cork. Dr. Hynes is an inventor on 14 granted patents in the USA and Europe.
Alex Joseph, in his current role is the Program Director for Engineering at IoT Business Unit, with IBM India Labs; and is now leading the Development Team of IoT Building Insights solution suite, which offers an analytic capability that helps gain an understanding by capturing relevant data, analyzing that same, and providing insights which provides a layer of intelligence by applying sophisticated algorithms to predict conditions for future. Alex has extensive experience in areas of Smarter Analytics and IoT, and
had earlier led product development in Smarter Cities, Asset Analytics and IoT for Manufacturing.
An Engineer at heart, he holds an MS in Software Systems and an MBA in International Business. Alex’s past experiences include working as development and offering manager for IBM WebSphere Telecom, as Senior Project Manager for SaaS Social Commerce engineering team at Infosys Technologies, Project Manager for BFSI Release Team at ING Bank, and in different capacities for TXSeries distributed transaction management product team, one of the flagship transaction management offering from IBM.
Liam is the CEO and CTO of ResourceKraft, an Ireland-based provider of energy monitoring and management technology that has been an IoT leader in the energy space for over 10 years. He has worked in a series of senior roles with multinationals and startups. He has extensive experience in the development of complex technology projects, the management of intellectual property and international outsourcing. He continues to personally develop hardware and software products and his current interests include IoT security, fog computing and grid protection using networks of low-cost, secure, reliable devices. Liam has a MSc in Computer Systems from the University of Limerick.
Marlos Silva graduated in Business Administration at University of Pernambuco (Brazil) and holds a M.Sc. in Accounting and Auditory at University of Aveiro (Portugal). Following a career in the financial sector in Brazil he accumulates 14 years of experience in innovation management in Portugal and USA, serving in management and leadership positions throughout government agencies, universities, private companies and clusters. He nowadays leads the Granted Projects Department at Sonae, leading the team who manages incentives and grants while engaging the group subholdings into collaborative projects in the fields of R&D and Innovation, Sustainability and Human Resources.