Keynotes


Keynote speaker 1

Thursday, September 16, 2022

Dr.ir. Emile J. L. Chappin, systems engineer (Delft University of Technology: MSc 2006, PhD 2011) is Associate Professor at the Energy and Industry Group of the department Technology Policy and Management of Delft University of Technology, co-director of the TPM Energy Transition Lab, a senior research fellow at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Energy and Environment. Emile’s research focuses on the role of simulation models and games for the energy transition. Emile’s research interest is in the role of simulation modelling, in particular agent-based modelling on the domain of energy systems. In his research, Emile connects developments in modelling methodology to an understanding of complex socio-technical energy systems in order to better understand how to model, analyse and design (parts) of the energy transition. His primary interests are to unravel the possible long-term dynamics of energy systems – e.g. considering investments in power generation systems, energy behavior of companies and household – and how they are shaped by energy policies, and in contributing to the modelling methods that address important academic and societal questions in this area.

Keynote speaker 2

Friday, September 17, 2022

Prof. Dr. Verena Tiefenbeck is a tenure-track professor for Digital Transformation at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, where she also leads the Bits to Energy Lab Nuremberg, a research group funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Arts. Her empirical research combines digital technologies, data analytics, and behavioral research to foster behavior change in the substainability and health context. Verena completed her Ph.D. at ETH Zurich (Chair of Information Management) in 2014 after 3.5 years spent in Boston, USA, as visiting Ph.D. student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and as research assistant at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems. She holds a double-degree in Mechanical Engineering and Management from TU Munich and Ecole Centrale Paris. Her work has been published in top journals like Management Science, Nature Energy, Energy Policy, Global Environmental Change, Information Systems Research, and at various leading conferences.