Keynote speakers

Andreas Kuhlmann

Thomas Schäfer
CEO, Stromnetz Berlin

Thomas Schäfer is CEO of Stromnetz Berlin. He has extensive experience in the energy industry, especially regarding the operation of electricity grids.

He worked in the Vattenfall group and its predecessors in a variety of roles from 1991 to 2015.

Among other things, he was Head of the High Voltage department in Hamburg, from 2002 to 2007 he led "system management" at Vattenfall Europe Transmission GmbH and was then responsible for the Security of Supply department.



Andreas Kuhlmann

Michael Weinhold
CTO, Siemens AG Smart Infrastructure

Michael Weinhold has held the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Siemens Smart Infrastructure since April 2019.

He heads the Technology and Innovation department and deals with leading-edge technologies in the fields of power grids, intelligent buildings and using digitalisation to interconnect them. His area of responsibility also includes data analysis and artificial intelligence, as well as power electronics and network security.

As CTO, he also used to be responsible for technology developments in the Energy Management Division, until 2014 in the Energy Sector and from 2004 to 2008 in Power Transmission and Distribution.

His long career at Siemens has also included roles as a system planning engineer and commissioning engineer for high-voltage systems, and winning the accolades of "Inventor of the Year" in 1997 and "Top Innovator" in 2008.

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