New Tech and Energy Companies of the Future | SGInnovate


32 Carpenter Street
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New Tech and Energy Companies of the Future

Presented by EnRupt, General Assembly and SGInnovate

The session will focus on the intersection of new tech and energy companies of the future, which will be distributed and running on a digital backbone. We will discuss what are the different technology solutions and what are the capabilities they bring and how they will change the business models.

Date: 26 June 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: 32 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059911

6:30pm – 7:00pm: Registration
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Panel discussion on Tech and Energy Companies of the Future
8:00pm – 8:30pm: Q&A and End


  • David Coldrey, VP, Industries and Digital Leadership, CoE for Energy and Natural Resources in Asia Pacific Japan, SAP Asia
  • Pratima Amonkar, Director and Area Head – APAC ISV Business, Microsoft
  • Vijay Sirse, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Red Dot Power
  • Aashish Mehta, Co-Founder, CEO, TransferFi

Moderator: Katarina Uherova Hasbani, Board Member of Female Founders & Alliance for Rural Electrification, Founder of Enrupt & The August Company

Speakers’ Profiles:

David Coldrey, VP, Industries and Digital Leadership, CoE for Energy and Natural Resources in Asia Pacific Japan, SAP Asia

David is a successful IT industry professional with global experience in mining, utilities, oil & gas, mill and chemicals industries, bringing insight, expertise and experience as a trusted advisor to senior management from both IT and line of business as they continue transforming their business to master the evolving market and technology changes. David has developed a deep understanding of markets in Asia Pacific and am an established and well-credentialed industry thought leader. 

Specialties: Big Data, IT/OT Integration, Enterprise Asset Management, Utilities deregulation, Industry Strategy, Solution Go-to Market Strategy, Business Development.


Pratima Amonkar, Director and Area Head – APAC ISV Business, Microsoft

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As APAC Lead for the ISV business, with the Sales and Marketing organization, Pratima leads the work Microsoft does to empower commercial and public sector customers to digitally transform their businesses. Across of APAC, her team provides technical support and industry expertise to enable the partner and ISV ecosystems to deliver high quality products, solutions and services. She is an active technology mentor to several startups, women’s organizations and causes for the differently abled.


Vijay Sirse, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Red Dot Power

Vijay is the founder, chairman and CEO of Red Dot Power Pte Ltd, a new-age energy solutions provider in Singapore and leading player in the National Electricity Market of Singapore (NEMS) and the Electricity Futures Market. Red Dot Power Pte Ltd has been at the forefront of the electricity retail market since independent retailers began market operations. The only one-stop integrated energy solution provider that offers electricity demand management and retail electricity supply to its retail electricity consumer The energy company successfully implemented a Demand Response project for the Electricity Market Authority (EMA). Hailing from an extensive background of over 37 years of experience in business development, project financing and asset management in the energy sector. 

A top graduate of the prestigious Karnataka University, Vijay went on to take up various key positions within the energy sector. He was the Director of Business Development at Globeleq, where he focused on new business development for investments in power generation sector in Asia. During his decade-long tenure with El Paso Energy USA, he has helped to develop IPP projects in India, Bangladesh and Indonesia. Prior to joining El Paso, Vijay was the Director of Oil and Gas Group Business Development with ABB for 12 years and prior to those two years in a State Power Utility in India.


Aashish Mehta, Co-Founder, CEO, TransferFi

Aashish is a serial innovator and a tinkerer that has 8 years of experience within a cutting edge hi-tech firm, National Instruments, consulting system level solutions and representing ASEAN as the Industrial Internet of Things and Big Analog Data expert. Mr. Aashish Mehta graduated from University of Wisconsin, USA, with a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined NI in 2007 as an Application Engineer in USA, then moved on to the Singapore office as an FPGA Specialist and later took on the Application Engineering Manager role for NI ASEAN. He then managed the Marketing team for NI ASEAN, providing technical consultation to customers across the ASEAN region, evangelize NI, be a thought leader on panels, industry forums, professional groups and advise on new technologies or high-growth areas. His field of interest is in FPGAs. Currently, with his experience from NI, various startups, multiple DIY projects, he is working on TransferFi.


Moderator’s Profile

Katarina Uherova Hasbani, Board Member of Female Founders & Alliance for Rural Electrification, Founder of Enrupt & The August Company

Katarina is Founder of Enrupt, open innovation platform for energy sector. Katarina has 15 years of professional experience in energy from government & consulting in Europe, Middle East & South-East Asia. She founded EnRupt to support the ongoing transformation of the energy sector to be closer to the customer, using cleaner, renewable sources, and leveraging digital technologies. She is driving this transformation by building partnerships between young, innovative startups and corporations. 

Katarina is Vice President on the Board of the Alliance for Rural Electrification (Industry association, HQ in Belgium) and Female Founders (Non-profit, HQ in Singapore). She is always looking out for opportunities to support energy sector transformation and champion gender equality.


About EnRupt:
EnRupt is an energy innovation company with the vision to build energy companies of the future based on clean, decentralised and digital solutions. Enrupt is on the mission to create partnerships between startups and corporations where new ideas thrive and get executed.

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