DIGITOPIA2021 Website Event

Digitopia 2021: Where electricity meets data

10:00 - 12:00 Digital event

Digitopia is Eurelectric’s annual event focused on data, artificial intelligence and digitalisation in the energy sector. Uptake and acceleration of digital strategies is essential for achieving smarter grids and effortless customer solutions.

Visit: https://beyond-digital.eurelectric.org/

Confirmed speakers

Kristian Ruby took over as Secretary General of Eurelectric, effective 1 January 2017. Prior to his appointment, he worked at WindEurope as part of the Executive Management team where, in his capacity as Chief Policy Officer, he was in charge of developing and implementing the political strategy of the association. Mr Ruby previously also held positions as assistant to the former European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard and served, for a number of years, as a public servant in the Danish Ministries of Climate and Energy as well as Environment.

Kristian Ruby

Secretary General, Eurelectric

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Leonhard Birnbaum

Eurelectric VP, Board Member, E.ON SE

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Renewable Energy Strategist at Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure and Operations. Vanessa Miler-Fels works on renewable energy procurement, investment and strategy with 10 year experience in unlocking capital to develop, at scale, renewable energy and environment projects in both developed and emerging markets, in both the public and private sector.

Vanessa Miler-Fels

Director Energy Innovation & Impact


Max Lemke

Head of Unit, Internet of Things, DG CONNECT

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Fatih BALYELI is the CEO & Co-founder of Exaion, a startup providing Cloud Computing of HPC/AI, BaaS and Datacenter hosting services in an eco-responsible way.

Prior to that, Fatih was a Corporate Venture Capitalist for EDF group, expert in the Digital industry, and sat on the Boards of Metroscope and Hoppy startups.

Fatih is graduated in Engineering from both Mines ParisTech & Tsinghua University and in Finance from Paris Dauphine University PSL.

He also holds a Certification in Blockchain from the University of Oxford.


Fatih Balyeli

CEO & Co-Founder, Exaion


Rémy Garaude-Verdier is the Head of European Affairs at Enedis, the French main electric DSO managing the largest distribution network in Europe. From the time he joined the company in 2011, he coordinated and participated in several smart grid projects, developing a sound expertise of the energy sector. In his current role, Rémy Garaude-Verdier cooperates with a wide range of European stakeholders towards the EU green and digital transition. He was recently elected as a board member of the EU DSO Entity – a new association dedicated to DSOs’ enhanced roles and responsibilities in Europe. Prior to this, Rémy Garaude-Verdier worked for VINCI Group as well as for EDF, especially in its subsidiaries in the UK and the USA. He holds a degree in civil engineering and an MBA from IMD Lausanne.

Rémy Garaude-Verdier

Head of European Affairs at Enedis

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