Kiev, Ukraine's capital, will host the next Engineering Tomorrow talks conference on June 15th. Join us at #ETtalks to experience the brilliant visionaries who will present the innovative concepts of tomorrow’s smart cities. How can cities utilize all available sources of heat in a smart way? How can waste water treatment plant  become energy neutral? How can a supermarket heat neighboring buildings? How do we make sure we choose the right path for developing the right technology? These are only a few questions that will be answered during #ETtalks. Future, state-of-the-art infrastructure is closer than you think.

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Join us in Kiev on June 15th, or watch the #ETtalks with Facebook live stream, from 12pm (EEST)


12:00 Welcome & Introduction

          Adam Jędrzejczak, Region President, Danfoss

12:15 Be smart; unlock the potential of energy efficiency

          John Dulac, Buildings sector Lead, IEA

12:40 Smart city case: far away future or today’s reality?

          Anette Galskjøt, CEO, IFHP

13:05 Smart buildings: getting the basics right

          Lars Tveen, President, Danfoss Heating

13:30 Smart district heating: 4th Generation District Heating

          Paul Voss, Managing Director, Euroheat & Power

15:00 Smart water supply: Energy neutral Waste Water Treatment Plant

          Mads Warming, Global Lead, Waste & Wastewater, Danfoss

15:50 Urban Tech Trends: Hype Wars

          Jens Martin Skibsted, Designer, Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Cities and Urbanization

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Urban megatrends

Urban Tech Trends: Hype Wars

Jens Martin Skibsted

Designer and design thinker whose work has been collected by SFMOMA, MoMA, The Danish Museum of Art & Design and Le CNAP.

He introduced a new path to urban sustainability by making bicycles that compete with combustion cars. Skibsted is the creator of the bike company Biomega, the African design magazine Ogojiii, and design studio KiBiSi, which he co-founded with Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and product designer Lars Holme Larsen. He consults out of Skibsted Ideation. A Young Global Leader alumnus, he was Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Design & Innovation and is now a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Cities and Urbanization. He serves as the Vicechair of D2i – Design to innovate and is currently also a Board Member of the Bitten and Mads Clausen (Danfoss) Foundation, and the Danish Design Centre. Skibsted has co-authored design strategy books and serves as an ad hoc expert blogger for the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and the Huffington Post.

He graduated from the film school ESEC in Paris, from the University of California, Berkeley where he studied Project Management, and from Copenhagen University where he studied Philosophy and Cross Media Communication.

Smart city case: far away future or today’s reality?

Smart city case: far away future or today’s reality?

Anette S. Galskjøt

CEO International Federation of Housing and Planning (IFHP)

Anette joined the IFHP in 2015. The last two years Anette has led the transformation of the 104-year-old organization to be relevant for the 21st century, which has resulted in a new strong focus on social cities. She has a Danish law degree and an LLM from Kings College, London and is currently enrolled at the London School of Economics (Exec. MSc, Cities), a degree she expects to finalize in February 2018. Anette has been working with leadership, stakeholder relations, consulting and project management for more than 20 years in a.o. investment banking, IT and international trade. Anette is a member of the strategic advisory board of OvaCure, board member of Skovsnogen and member of the strategic advisory board of the Future of Urban Development and Services Initiative under the World Economic Forum.

Be smart – unlock potential of energy efficiency

Be smart; unlock the potential of energy efficiency

John Dulac

Energy Analyst in the Directorate of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks at the International Energy Agency.

He leads the energy technology and policy analysis in the buildings sector, contributing to IEA efforts to better understand the implications for an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy.

Lars Tveen

Smart buildings: getting the basics right

Lars Tveen

President, Danfoss Heating Segment

Lars Tveen is the President of the Heating Segment at Danfoss – a global leader in energy efficient technology and solutions.

Danfoss Heating offers heating and cooling solutions for generating, distributing and adjusting heat by providing an efficient green infrastructure which contributes to achieving optimum indoor comfort and energy savings in residential and commercial buildings all over the world.

Mads Warming

Smart water supply: aiming for an energy neutral wastewater treatment plan

Mads Warming

Global Lead, Water & Wastewater, Danfoss Drives

Mr Warming has been Global Strategy Business manager for Danfoss’ previous Instrumentation and Flow business unit as well as CEO for Danfoss Analytical. Received an Innovation award at WEFTEC as well as Danfoss got an innovation award from CAMBICA, UK for the energy neutrality concept

During the global work with the Water & Wastewater Industry for more than 25 years a lot of theoretical and practical experience has been gained. Board member of Danish Environmental Technology Association

Paul Voss

Smart district heating: 4th Generation District Heating

Paul Voss

Director General Euroheat & Power

Paul Voss has been active in the EU energy policy debate for 12 years and has been the Managing Director of Euroheat & Power since late 2013. Prior to this, he was Head of Public Affairs at Danfoss District Energy, a global leader in the field of efficient technology for heating and cooling networks.

Together with his team of extremely talented and award winning colleagues at Euroheat, Paul spends his working days telling stories, drinking coffee and arguing (1) that there can be no real energy transition without a fundamental change in the way we heat our buildings and (2) that district heating and cooling, when it’s done properly, has a massive role to play in achieving this, particularly in cities.

Outside of work, Paul’s a keen long-distance runner, an enthusiastic drinker of irritatingly trendy micro-brewery beers and (he hopes) an adequate husband, Dad and dog owner. He’s originally from the UK but grew up mostly in Canada and settled in Belgium after stints in France, Guatemala and South Korea.