The Future of Energy Innovation [Online Event] | SGInnovate
May 21 2020


Online Event

The Future of Energy Innovation [Online Event]

Presented by SGInnovate and ADB-DutchCham

Energy is vital to our global economy and modern ways of life. As we progress, the world will need more energy to power homes and fuel transport for a growing population with rising living standards. At the same time, climate change remains a serious concern as energy is the main contributor, producing around 60 per cent of greenhouse gases.

It is therefore imperative that we harness science and technology and our human ingenuity to discover cleaner energy for our sustainable future. The UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 emphasises the importance of investing in renewable energy sources, improving energy productivity, and ensuring energy for all. In Singapore, the Energy Market Authority (EMA) is spearheading efforts on research innovation, enterprise and development to enable more clean power, translate new ideas into market opportunities, and help build a vibrant energy ecosystem.

Join us as our panel of industry experts discuss the future of energy, innovations for decarbonising Singapore and the world, and the roles that corporates and startups could play to build a sustainable energy future for all.

Date: 21 May 2020
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am (UTC+8)

10:30 am – 10:35 am: Opening Remarks by SGInnovate and ADB-DutchCham
10:35 am – 11:30 am: Panel Discussion and Q&A

  1. Dr Jayantika Soni, Co-founder and CTO, Resync  
  2. Gavin Adda, CEO, Total Solar Distributed Generation
  3. Adeline Aw, Vice President of Environmental Sustainability, Singapore Economic Development Board
  4. Moderator: Jinn Lim, Director, Positive Energy 

Speakers' Profiles:

Dr Jayantika Soni, Co-founder and CTO, Resync

Dr Jayantika Soni is the co-founder and CTO of Resync, an early-stage startup building AI-driven energy cloud. She started Resync with her co-founder, Emir in late 2017.

Resync is making power systems with renewables more efficient by advanced control and machine learning algorithms.

Dr Soni holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the National University of Singapore and a bachelors from IIT (BHU), Varanasi.


Gavin Adda, CEO, Total Solar Distributed Generation 


Gavin Adda is the CEO of Total Solar Distributed Generation South East Asia. 

Previously, he founded several solar developers in the Distributed Generation sector. In 2017, he sold his startup to Total to create Total Solar. At REC Solar, he led Business Development, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations globally and sold the company to ChemChina for USD 640m. 

From 2007 to 2013, he had various roles in Samsung Group, including launching a solar JV which developed 500 MW of projects across the USA. 

Gavin has an MBA from INSEAD and a Masters from Cambridge University. 


Adeline Aw, Vice President of Environmental Sustainability, Singapore Economic Development Board 


Adeline is Vice President at the Economic Development Board, where she leads efforts for Singapore to transit to a low-carbon economy and leverage environmental sustainability as a growth engine. 

Starting as a government economist, she has gone on to hold various strategy and policy roles across the Singapore Government, working on issues ranging from climate change to energy and infrastructure security.  

Adeline has an MBA from INSEAD, a Masters degree in Econometrics from the London School of Economics and a First Class Honours in Economics at Cambridge University. 


Moderator’s Profile:

Jinn Lim, Director, Positive Energy

Jinn has 20 years of legal experience, in M&A, commodities and energy contracts. She has worked in practice as well as in-house.

Topics: CleanTech / Green Tech