Claire Henly

Claire Henly directs the Energy Web Foundation’s technology deployment work, developing the frameworks, technical standards and best practices necessary to drive adoption of blockchain technology by the energy sector. Her portfolio includes EW Origin – a secure, low cost, public tracking system for renewable energy credits, EW Link – a set of standards and best practices to connect distributed energy assets to the blockchain, and the D3A Simulation – a tool to evaluate the economic impacts of a blockchain based transactive energy model for electricity grids.

Prior to EWF, Claire worked at the Rocky Mountain Institute, a leading U.S. energy sector think tank, for 5 years on projects across the energy sector and the world. She has collaborated with China’s central government on a national 30 year, low-carbon energy plan and worked closely with the Rwandan government and utility to reduce electricity costs and increase access across the country. In the clean tech space, Claire co-founded a fuel cell startup company, Red Ox Systems, leading their business development efforts and consulted for Cambrian Innovation, another fuel cell startup, moving the company into two new markets. Outside of the clean tech space Claire has worked for McKinsey & Company, BHP Billiton and Goldman Sachs. She received a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Yale University.

Jörg Walden

Joerg Walden is Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of iPoint-systems, a leading provider of software and consulting for sustainable products, value chains, and brands. He draws on 30 years of technology industry leadership, software development expertise, and executive management experience. At iPoint, Joerg is responsible for the business strategy, product strategy, and innovation management. Since its founding in 2001 as a small automotive-focused company, he has transformed iPoint into a multinational, globally operating market leader with a clientele of tens of thousands of companies from various industry sectors.
Joerg places great value upon an open, continuous culture of innovation, a high degree of customer focus, a global partner network, and the monitoring of relevant standards and trends in order to provide solutions that are always one step ahead. He is driven by the vision of how today’s solutions can contribute to securing a sustainable world for future generations. Joerg’s commitment is frequently recognized and honoured, including the designation as Gartner Cool Vendor in Green IT and Sustainability (2012), the Verdantix Smart Innovators Badge for Product Stewardship Solutions (2015), the TOP Innovator of the Year award (2016), the recognition as one of Germany’s 100 top innovators and visionaries by the leading German business newspaper Handelsblatt (2017), and the Verdantix EH&S Innovation Award (2017). Joerg holds a civil engineering degree in automation from Reutlingen University.

Toni Caradonna

Toni Caradonna has a Master degree in Physics and Philosophy (Universities of Bern (Switzerland) and Manchester (England, UK). His work focused on climate and environmental physics. He also completed a post-graduate degree in university didactics. He was responsible for a few years for the IT of the Management Centre of the Swiss National Climate Research Center. He was also teaching at the University of Bern and the University of applied Science in Chur (both Switzerland). He is very active both coder and management  level and in the blockchain industry since 2015. Thus, he wrote the worldwide first smart contract for the United Nations and developed a near zero Energy Consumtion Blockchain Project (SustainabilityChain) with the Porini Foundation. Its purpose is the implementation of sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

Johanna Pohl

Johanna Pohl studied waste management in Dresden and Izmir (Turkey). She works as a research assistant at the Centre for Technology and Society at the TU Berlin. In the junior research group “Digitalization and Sustainability”, she analyses the shifts of energy flows and their ecological impacts through an increasing digitalization of services.

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Viktor Peter

Viktor Peter works as a Senior Blockchain Governance Expert at the GIZ Blockchain Lab. Currently he and his team examine the potentials of DLT in development cooperation based on the 2030 Agenda. Among other topics, he is specialized in supply chain traceability and the challenges DLT are facing within this system. Before joining the GIZ, he has been working as an unit manager digitization in the energy sector for several years.

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