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Lux Executive Summit 2017 Speakers

Frederik Brantner

CEO

Magazino

Frederik Brantner is the CEO of Magazino, which develops and builds perception-controlled mobile robots for intralogistics. Frederik has been an entrepreneur since the age of 16, when he started his first company. He started Magazino as a project at the end of 2011, then incorporated in 2014 to grow it to become the largest perception-driven robotics company in Europe.

Frederik holds a Master’s Degree in International Management/CEMS from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. He has broad international experience including Europe, the US, Ecuador, and South Africa. He was selected for "35 Innovators under 35" in 2016, a prestigious global recognition by MIT Technology Review.

Alexander Hill

Co-Founder

Senseye

Alex is the Co-Founder of Senseye, which develops software that automatically predicts the failure of machines, helping machinery owners to avoid unplanned downtime and save money. Having worked in industries as diverse as defense, energy and transportation, Alex’s background in Digital Systems Engineering and early work on one of the largest wireless sensor networks in the world has enabled him to bridge the gap between the real-world and the promises of the Internet of Things. 

 

Alex holds a BEng in Digital System Engineering from the University of Southampton.

Florian Meyer-Delpho

Founder and CEO

Greenergetic GmbH

Florian Meyer-Delpho is founder and CEO of Greenergetic GmbH. The company offers an online portal which allows end-customers to easily plan and purchase a solar power system. Greenergetic offers this portal as a white-label solution to utilities in order to enable an easy entry into the business and sale of solar energy for private customers.

 

Mr. Meyer-Delpho studied European Business Administration and has been working in the solar industry since 2002. He gained industry experience in Spain and Germany where he worked as a Marketing Director and CEO in B2B and B2C businesses. As one of the co-founders of the pvXchange GmbH (global B2B commercial portal for solar components), he was responsible for the company’s internationalization and global sales.

 

Florian earned his MBA in Sustainability Management from the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg.  As one of the shareholders of the International Energy Academy Ltd. in Nigeria, he is passionate about supporting the knowledge transfer from industrial countries to developing countries.

Florian Meyer-Delpho

Founder and CEO

Greenergetic GmbH

Florian Meyer-Delpho is founder and CEO of Greenergetic GmbH. The company offers an online portal which allows end-customers to easily plan and purchase a solar power system. Greenergetic offers this portal as a white-label solution to utilities in order to enable an easy entry into the business and sale of solar energy for private customers.

 

Mr. Meyer-Delpho studied European Business Administration and has been working in the solar industry since 2002. He gained industry experience in Spain and Germany where he worked as a Marketing Director and CEO in B2B and B2C businesses. As one of the co-founders of the pvXchange GmbH (global B2B commercial portal for solar components), he was responsible for the company’s internationalization and global sales.

 

Florian earned his MBA in Sustainability Management from the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg.  As one of the shareholders of the International Energy Academy Ltd. in Nigeria, he is passionate about supporting the knowledge transfer from industrial countries to developing countries.

Christian Rood

Co-founder and CEO

LeydenJar Technologies BV

Christian Rood is a co-founder and CEO of LeydenJar Technologies BV, which is a spin out venture from energy research institute ECN in the Netherlands. LeydenJar develops a pure silicon anode technology that will boost the energy density of Li-ion battery cells up to 50%. Christian previously worked as an investment manager, investment banker and strategy consultant with industry expertise in clean tech and healthcare. He then started and invested in multiple startup companies, including a venture development boutique advisory service “Road to Value” in 2009, and advised entrepreneurs, investors, technology institutes and large corporations.

 

Christian obtained his Msc. In Business Administration at Erasmus University and also attended the Executive MBA program at IMD.

 

Abhirabh Basu

Research Associate

Lux Research Inc.

Abhirabh Basu is a Research Associate based in Lux Research’s New York office. Abhirabh is part of the Water Intelligence team where he conducts research focused on water treatment technologies.

 

Prior to joining Lux Research, Abhirabh was a Policy Fellow at Green Building Worldwide, focusing on secondary research and writing on green building methodologies such as PassivHaus and Zero Net Energy Buildings. He was also part of the water treatment division at Gannon Dunkerely Co. & LTD. and the heat and mass transfer division at Engineers India Limited.

 

Abhirabh has assessed the life cycle of water treatment technologies focused on activated sludge, membrane bioreactors, slow rate infiltration and constructed wetlands. He has also researched efficient methods for groundwater recharge and aquifer restoration.

 

Abhirabh has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Panjab University in India and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering.

Arnold Bos 

Consultant

Lux Research Inc.

Arnold Bos is a Consultant at Lux Research, where he leverages his experience in life sciences and his knowledge of emerging technologies to help clients make informed strategic decisions. At Lux Research, Arnold has contributed to various projects in both material and processing sciences, as well as bio-based chemicals and materials, food and nutrition, healthcare, energy markets, and advanced materials and electronics. Arnold’s work has supported Lux’s clients in projects ranging from innovation ideation, due diligences, market forecasts, technology landscape, and strategy roadmaps, and he has helped clients work towards major investments and product developments in several technology domains. Besides his work on client projects, Arnold has also represented Lux Research at key speaking engagements on topics such as alternative fuels, mobile health, and 3D bioprinting, and has been cited in several publications.

 

Prior to joining Lux Research, Arnold worked as a scientist for several years at both the Spanish and Dutch National Cancer Institutes investigating posttranscriptional gene regulation and epigenetics. Additionally, Arnold was a Product Specialist with Roche Diagnostics, advising clients on the use of applied science products. With a broad background in life sciences, physics, psychology, and automotive engineering, Arnold leverages his broad interests and education to advise Lux Research clients on a variety of topics.

 

Arnold graduated with honors from the University of Amsterdam with a M.S. and B.S. in Biomedical Sciences.

Mark Bünger

VP of Research

Lux Research Inc.

Mark Bünger joined Lux Research in 2005. As a VP of Research he focuses on strategic planning and advanced technologies in bio-, aero-, and energy domains. Over 20 years and across 40 countries, he has worked as a management consultant, technology analyst, and entrepreneur at Accenture, Forrester Research, and several startups. He has served as chairman of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, and guest lectures at the University of California Berkeley.

 

Mark studied business at Mälardalen Polytechnic (Sweden) and the University of Texas at Austin, and studied and worked in neurology and bioengineering labs at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He is an avid linguist, athlete, and Maker

Alex Herceg, P.Eng.

Analyst

Lux Research Inc.

Alex Herceg leads global Smart Cities research at Lux Research, as a member of the Digital team. He regularly analyzes technologies, strategies, and business models of emerging companies related to the intersection of digitization, energy, and connectivity in the built environment. In this role he advises Lux's large corporate clients on issues related to innovation, strategy, investments and partnerships, and product development. He regularly delivers keynote speeches at conferences and he has been quoted in Forbes, Eco-Business, Renewable Energy Focus, SonntagsZeitung, Fierce Cities, and many others.

 
Alex joined Lux Research after working as a green building consultant for Canada's leading sustainability consultancy MMM Group Ltd., based in Toronto. In this role, he advised real estate development clients on sustainability issues related to commercial and residential development projects. Prior to this, Alex spent time at MCW, where he held various positions in business development, engineering design, and energy services. Alex is a licensed Professional Engineer and LEED accredited professional for commercial building design and construction.

Michael Holman, Ph.D.

VP of Intelligence

Lux Research Inc.

Michael Holman is VP of Intelligence at Lux Research, helping to lead a research team that assists clients, primarily large global corporations, with identifying and capitalizing on new business opportunities in emerging technology areas by providing market and technology insight and analysis. He also runs Lux Research’s work on benchmarks and best practices in technology scouting and open innovation, and its research on corporate venture capital, advising clients on how they can better run and organize their innovation programs. He manages Lux’s Client Value organization, which helps clients make the best use of Lux’s research and facilitates analyst interactions.

 

Michael has also been deeply involved in public policy issues in emerging technologies. He has been a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group and the U.S. and EU Perspectives on the Future of Science and Technology program, and helped the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) run its Nanomanufacturing for Energy Efficiency Workshop and research roadmap. Michael is frequently quoted in the press, and has been cited in publications like The Economist, The Guardian, and Congressional Quarterly on the commercialization of emerging technologies.

 

Michael earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University, where he worked at Columbia’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center. He also holds a B.A. in Chemistry and Philosophy from Rice University.

Ross Kozarsky

Senior Analyst

Lux Research Inc.

Ross Kozarsky is a Senior Analyst who leads Lux Research’s Advanced Materials and Bio-based Materials and Chemicals teams. Ross’ primary responsibilities include providing strategic advice and on-going intelligence for emerging coating, composite, metal, and platform materials that serve as enabling technologies for new markets and applications in industries ranging from oil and gas to electronics. He has advised a wide array of entities from large multinational corporations to investment firms to government agencies on strategic innovation decisions in domains such as transportation lightweighting, energy security, and nanotechnology.

 

Beyond his research engagements, Ross has presented at conferences in Asia, Europe, and North America on topics ranging from carbon fiber composites to 3D printing.

 

Prior to joining Lux Research, Ross worked as a chemical engineer at the Silicon Valley solar startup Solexant, developing flexible thin film photovoltaic cells using printable nanomaterial technologies.

 

Ross holds a Master’s degree in Advanced Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a B.S.E in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, with certificates in Materials Science and Finance. He has research experience on a wide range of topics including photovoltaic device fabrication and characterization, thin film deposition and processing, sol-gel nanomaterial synthesis, piezoelectric sensors, microfluidic devices, and the electrochemical detection of hydrogen. Ross’ ongoing education includes extension courses at University of California (Berkeley) in Financial Accounting and Princeton University alumni courses on healthcare reform and America’s post-recession economy.

Jonathan Melnick, Ph.D.

Senior Analyst

Lux Research Inc.

As a Senior Analyst at Lux Research, Jonathan leads the Wearable Electronics, Electronic User Interfaces, Sensors, and the Digital Health and Wellness Intelligence services, helping clients make informed decisions on a range of emerging technology areas such as displays, thin-film batteries, organic photovoltaics, functional inks and deposition methods. Prior to taking on this role, Jonathan also worked in Lux Research’s consulting practice on projects ranging from energy storage to materials for oil and gas.

 
Prior to joining Lux Research, Jonathan was a National Institute of Health (NIH) postdoctoral fellow at MIT where he studied chemical mechanisms of solar energy storage.

 
Jonathan holds a Ph.D. with distinction, M.Phil and M.A. in chemistry from Columbia University and a B.S. with honors in chemistry from Syracuse University. He has authored 17 peer-reviewed scientific articles on a wide range of technology areas including solar energy storage, mercury remediation and enzymatic mechanism determination.

Kevin See, Ph.D.

VP of Digital Products

Lux Research Inc.

In his role as VP, Digital Products, Kevin is responsible for the development and deployment of technologies to support research products within Lux, and for providing solutions externally to clients in the digital space. During his career at Lux, he has managed multiple teams in the energy space before launching research areas in robotics, sensors, and the Internet of Things, ultimately leading to managing a broader research program around Digital Transformation.


He and his teams develop digital tools to enhance Lux’s research processes and offerings, as well as provide strategic advice to a global client base regarding new business opportunities for emerging technologies and business models in the digital space. In addition, he has led and conducted studies around best practices in open innovation and technology scouting. He also has been cited frequently in the press, in publications including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and has been an invited speaker at conferences across the globe.


Prior to joining Lux Research, Kevin was a joint postdoctoral researcher at The Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and The University of California, Berkeley, where he worked on novel nanocomposite materials for thermoelectric conversion of waste heat into electricity.


Kevin obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and has authored articles in leading journals on subjects including nanocomposites, organic electronics, sensors, and thermoelectrics. He also holds a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University.

Tugce Uslu

Research Associate

Lux Research Inc.

Tugce Uslu is a Research Associate on the Sustainable Building Materials team based in Amsterdam.


Prior to joining Lux Research, Tugce completed the Smart Energy Buildings and Cities Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) Program at Eindhoven University of Technology. During the last year of this program, she worked for a Dutch construction company developing a luminescent solar concentrator-based product for the built environment market. Tugce also worked for an architectural design firm in Turkey for three years.


Tugce has an M.Sc. in Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning (REAP) focusing on sustainable water, energy and material cycles in cities and a Bachelor degree in Architecture.

Arij van Berkel, Ph.D.

Research Director

Lux Research Inc.

Arij van Berkel joined Lux in the Amsterdam office in 2015 and currently oversees the Energy and Water Intelligence practices. He and his team provide strategic insights in the rapidly changing landscape of energy supply to mobility, residences and industry. Prior to joining Lux Research, Arij worked for Shell and TNO, the public research and technology organization of The Netherlands. At Shell, he conducted research into process safety and combustion. At TNO he worked on a variety of topics including food preservation, emission reduction and biomass conversion. Just before joining Lux, Arij held the position of Director Chemical Industry at TNO, responsible for all projects and interactions with the Dutch and EU governments related to the chemical industry.

 

Arij holds an MSc. degree in mechanical engineering from Twente University and a Ph.D. from Eindhoven University.

 

 

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