Friday 8 March 2019

9.00 Welcome note

09.15 The future of smart cities

Dr. Marija Zima, Research Team Manager, Power and Energy Systems
ABB Corporate Research

Marija Zima Bockarjova

Dr. Marija Zima is Research Team Manager of Power and Energy Systems group at ABB Corporate research Center in Switzerland.

In her current role, she leads a team of scientists, contributes to technology development, provides strategic technical consulting to ABB technology management, and supports business devel-opment. Dr. Marija Zima began her career at ABB as Research Sci-entist and Project Manager in 2010. Prior to her roles at ABB and ETHZ, she worked for Latvian utility company Latvenergo, where she was with the strategy and long-term transmission and dis-tribution planning department as an electrical engineer.  

Her core expertise is in electrical systems operation, analysis and design. Her major interests are in techno-economical as-sessment of the innovative  technologies, reliable integration of intermittent renewable sources  and electric transportation to electrical power grid, and sustainable and efficient electricity supply to smart cities and homes.

She is a member of CIGRE and Swiss representative of the Cigre Study committee “System Operations and Control”, she serves on the Board of Swiss Association for Energy and Network Re-search, and publishes in IEEE, Elsevier journals and lectures at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich.

Dr. Marija Zima  obtained her  M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Riga Technical University, Latvia in 2002 and 2007, and her second Ph.D. degree from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) in Zürich, in 2010, all in electrical engineering specializing on var-ious aspects of power systems control, optimization and protec-tion. 

10.00 Bringing digital energy management to life in Asia Pacific

Andrea Temporiti, Digital Leader, Electrification Products Smart Power BU, ABB s.p.a. - Italy 

Andrea Temporiti is Digital Leader of Electrification Products Smart Power Business Unit.

Temporiti joined ABB on March 5, 2018, as Digital Leader of Electrification Product Protection & Connection Business Unit (now Smart Power BU), to create and maintain the digital strategy of the business unit, leveraging leading-edge technologies to implement a consistent set of digital services for Energy Management.

Before ABB, Temporiti held different role at Microsoft Consulting Services, from 2014 to February 2018 he was Digital Advisor helping Microsoft’s Customers in Finance, Manufacturing and Travel industries to develop an effective digital experience through different channels and touchpoints. From 2003 to 2013, he worked as Senior Consultant and then as Microsoft Enterprise Architect, collaborating with Telco and Media industry customers in cloud computing offering and solution definition and development.

Before Microsoft he worked at Finmeccanica as Security Consultant and Software Engineer.

Temporiti holds an Information Technologies Engineering degree at Università degli Stuidi di Pavia

10.45 Coffee break

11.15 Smarter Buildings - Buildings of the future

Adalbert M. Neumann, Head of Global Marketing and Sales at ABB Smart Buildings


Adalbert M. Neumann was appointed Head of Global Marketing and Sales for ABB Smart Buildings in October 2015.

Having joined ABB in 1984, Adalbert has held various management functions within the ABB Group. In 2004 he assumed responsibility for the Group's global wholesale business as Global Distribution Channel Manager. From 2001 to 2010 Adalbert also held the position of Managing Director of ABB Stotz-Kontakt/Striebel & John Vertriebsgesellschaft, based in Heidelberg.

In March 2010, Adalbert was appointed to the management of Busch-Jaeger Elektro GmbH – a member of the ABB Group and in January 2011, he assumed the role of CEO for Busch-Jaeger.
Adalbert is a graduate engineer in electrical engineering and electronics from the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences.

He also holds a number of external roles including member of the KNX Executive Board. In early 2014, he also took over the chairmanship of KNX Germany.

12.00 Distribution channel

Vincent Hurel, Global Head of Distribution Channels Electrification Products
Leong Tai Wai

12.45 Lunch

14.00 The future is electric

Frank Mühlon, SVP, Group Solutions Lead - E-Mobility, Electrification Division

Frank Mühlon was appointed Head of ABB’s global EV Charging Infrastructure business in 2017.

ABB provides the whole range of charging solutions from slow AC charging, DC fast charging, Ultra-fast charging and eBus / heavy vehicle charging with high power and depot as well as fleet solutions.

All chargers are cloud connected, offer a lot of additional functionality for the operator via Web-Portals and API’s as well as the operator via the cloud, and are easily serviceable. ABB is keen on building solutions for their customers in this newly growing segment.

Prior to this role, Frank was Global Head of the Low Voltage modular devices unit in Heidelberg, which is one of the manufacturing sites of those products. Before joining ABB in 2014, Frank led several global business units within the Automotive Division of Bosch and worked in Germany, China and the US.

Frank has a master's degree in mechanical engineering and business from University of Darmstadt, Germany. Frank is a European citizen.

14:45 Panel Discussion - E-Mobility

Moderator: Frank Mühlon, SVP, Group Solutions Lead - E-Mobility, Electrification Division

16.00 Coffee break & individual discussion

16.30 The future of data centers

Ciaran Flanagan, Group Vice-President & General Manager, ABB Data Center 


Ciaran Flanagan is Group Vice-President & General Manager of ABB’s Datacenter Solutions business, he is tasked with consolidating ABB as a key player in the global datacenter industry and growing ABB’s presence to being a top 3 player in electrification and automation solutions, globally.

Prior to ABB Ciaran was Head of Datacenter Strategy at Nokia & previously held Consulting and Business leadership roles at Verari Systems and Intel Corporation.

Ciaran has consulted with several Fortune 100 companies in the area of Datacenter operations, technical architecture, energy efficiency, provider selection and financial planning. He was a Founding Contributor to the EU Datacenter Code of Conduct and a Contributing Member of The Green Grid and the Open Datacenter Alliance. Ciaran has served as a Judge for Uptime Institute's Green Enterprise IT Awards and is a regular speaker and contributor to various industry bodies.

Ciaran lives in Dublin, Ireland & qualified from Trinity College Dublin with BSc. in Computer Science and holds a postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from Henley Management College and a diploma in executive leadership from IMD, Lausanne. Additionally Ciaran holds an undergraduate Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

17.15 End

18.00 Depart to dinner venue

18.30 Arrival of Guest, start of cocktail service on boat

19.00 Welcome by Mike Mustapha, Global Head of Marketing, Sales & Commercial Operations, Electrification Products

21.30 Depart from boat to transfer by bus back to hotel

Saturday 9 March 2019

8.30 Welcome & Exclusive Product Launch

Sami Raitakoski, Lead Division Manager, Asia Pacific

8.45 Solar: Game changer of Smart Cities

Vikram Mulye, Regional Sales Manager, Solar
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Vikram is the Regional Sales Manager, APAC for Solar Product Group. He joined ABB in 2018 and has worked in Wind, Biomass and Solar industry in Business Development, Sales and Marketing roles since 2008. 

Vikram has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration.

9.30 Exclusive Product Launch

MC : Piera Man
Emil Holmer, Smart Power
Alireza Mehrtash, Solar

10.00 Coffee break & individual discussion

10.30 EPIS: Building our future together

Francis Ang, Regional Sales, EPIS

Francis Ang Photo 2019

Francis Ang is the APAC Commercial Leader for EPIS (Formerly GEIS). He joined GE in 2010 and has held sales management responsibility for several product portfolio from DC Rectifier solutions, AC Power products and Electrification Distribution Products. He has been in similar roles managing team across APAC for more the 20 years. Francis holds a HND in Electrical Electronics Engineering and Master’s of Business Administration

Yang Yang, Regional Sales EPIS

11.00 E-Mobility Solution & Implementation

Kumail Rashid, Regional EV Sales
Danel Turk, EPDS Packaging

11.45 Closing

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