Nordic Green Dialogue: Digitalisation in the Energy Sector | SGInnovate
October 30 2018


Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach
30 Beach Road
Singapore 189763

Nordic Green Dialogue: Digitalisation in the Energy Sector

Presented by SGInnovate, Innovation Norway and Nordic Innovation House

Opportunities and Challenges for Startups and Growth Companies in the Clean Energy Sector

A sharp rise in demand for renewable energy combined with the introduction of new digital tools and falling costs for green technologies have made the clean energy sector an interesting field for startups and growth companies. 

Faced with new technologies and a shifting market, the ability to adapt and innovate has become increasingly important. These abilities characterise startups and growth companies and will enable them to make better use of the internet of things (IoT) and big data. This will play a key role in the future of the green energy market.

The Nordic Green Dialogue will explore the main drivers for digital transformation in the clean energy sector and what this will mean for companies in terms of changing roles and business models, increased connection with other business functions, future opportunities, and an overall changing landscape.

Join us for a dialogue with key stakeholders from Singapore and the Nordics on how startups, growth companies and digitalisation can contribute to improving the safety, productivity, efficiency and sustainability of energy systems worldwide through an exchange of ideas, technologies and policies.

Date     :    30 October 2018, Tuesday
Time     :   1:30PM – 5:40PM
Venue   :   Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, 30 Beach Road, Singapore 189763

1:30pm – 2:00pm: Registration
2:00pm – 2:05pm: Welcome Remarks by Norwegian Ambassador
2:10pm – 2:15pm: Opening Remarks by SGInnovate
2:20pm – 2:35pm: Keynote by Hanne Wigum, Manager for Renewable Technology, Equinor
2:40pm – 2:55pm: Keynote by Ole Puggaard, Head of Sales & Marketing, ReMoni
3:00pm – 3:15pm: Keynote by Ted Jankowski, Head of APAC, PlugIT 
3:20pm – 3:35pm: Pitching by Nordic Companies
3:35pm – 4:05pm: Break
4:05pm – 4:20pm: Keynote by Edmund Chua, Vice President Power Grids, ABB
4:25pm – 4:40pm: Keynote by Samuel Tan, Chief Digital Officer, SP Group
4:45pm – 5:30pm: Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Katarina Hasbani, Founder, EnRupt
  • Panellists:
    1. Ted Jankowski, Head of APAC, PlugIT
    2. Ole Puggaard, Head of Sales & Marketing, ReMoni
    3. Martin Lim, COO & Co-founder, Electrify
    4. Mathias Steck, Executive Vice President and Regional Manager - Digital Consulting and Smart Cities, Asia, DNV GL
    5. Maurice Adema, CEO, Sundaya Group

5:35pm – 5:40pm: Closing remarks by Innovation Norway



  • Hanne Wigum, Manager for Renewable Technology, Equinor
  • Ted Jankowski, Head of APAC, PlugIT
  • Edmund Chua, Vice President Power Grids, ABB
  • Ole Puggaard, Head of Sales & Marketing at ReMoni
  • Samuel Tan, Chief Digital Officer, SP Group
  • Martin Lim, COO & Co-founder, Electrify.Asia
  • Mathias Steck, Executive Vice President and Regional Manager - Digital Consulting and Smart Cities, Asia, DNV GL
  • Maurice Adema, CEO, Sundaya Group
  • Katarina Hasbani, Founder, EnRupt


Speakers’ Profiles:

Hanne Wigum, Manager for Renewable Technology, Equinor

Hanne Wigum is head of Renewables Research and Technology development in Equinor. She has a PhD and post doc in catalysis from Chemical Engineering at NTNU, Norway.  In her 16 years in Equinor she has held different leadership roles with focus on development of new commercial solutions for a large number of technical areas- from gas to liquids, refining, oil sands, and for the last six years renewable energy. Together with her team she is currently focused on developing new profitable technology solutions with focus on offshore wind and solar to support Equinor’s growth strategy in renewable energy


Ted Jankowski, Head of APAC, PlugIT 

Ted’s work experience consists of 10+ years in the corporate world in technology solutions in the supplychain sector for Nokia, mainly in Asia. Then in 2012 he started his tech entrepreneur career, founding and working in several start up companies ranging from sports prediction and betting arbitrage (, online marketplace for home services (, nutrition simplification ( and electric vehicle charging as a service ( Ted holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth, MSc in Management of Technology from National University of Singapore and BSc (Hons) in Computing Systems from Nottingham Trent University


Edmund Chua, Vice President Power Grids, ABB

Edmund Chua is the Vice President of the Power Grids division of ABB in Singapore, a pioneering technology leader serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with an installed base of more than 70,000 control systems connecting 70 million devices. ABB has two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products.

Edmund has been in the power industry for over 20 years, and was previously based in the US,
Switzerland, and several countries in Asia.

He has held management and leadership positions with regional and global responsibilities in major MNCs across different roles, from engineering, sales, projects, turnkey solutions, and services.


Ole Puggaard, Head of Sales & Marketing, ReMoni

Experienced Sales Director with a demonstrated history of working in highly competitive markets. Skilled in Negotiation, Sales, International Business, Operations Management and Business Planning. Strong sales professional with a NLP Business Practioner from Rovsing Management Academy.


Samuel Tan, Chief Digital Officer, SP Group

Samuel Tan is the Chief Digital Officer of SP Group, where he is responsible for driving innovative digital business models and digitising business processes. He leads the Digital and IT team, which consists of many revered tech leaders in Singapore – coined by the media as the “Avengers of Engineering”. The team strongly believes in developing digital solutions to help customers achieve their sustainability goals. Samuel is also passionate about grooming digital and IT talent and developing a strong digital eco-system in Singapore.

Prior to his current role, Samuel spent 18 years in GE (General Electric) and GE Capital businesses where he last served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of GE Oil & Gas Asia Pacific and concurrently CIO for GE Corporate ASEAN, Global Growth & Operations. He joined the GE’s IT Management Programme after graduating with Honours in Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, and contributed to diverse GE business operations, including Consumer and Commercial Lending, Insurance, Advanced Materials and Oil and Gas. He had assumed various leadership roles driving technology, productivity, quality and strategic sourcing. To fulfill these appointments, Samuel and his family lived in the United States, Japan and the United Arab Emirates.


Martin Lim, COO & Co-founder, Electrify.Asia

A perpetual problem solver, ideas-generator and new business connector, he has transformed idealistic startups into newsworthy, profitable businesses as the lead in corporate planning, business development and consolidation, for more than a decade. 

His interest in energy and water led him to co-found Arteton Sdn Bhd to develop water treatment systems for disaster relief in the region. 

With his latest venture, ELECTRIFY.SG, his partner, Julius Tan and himself intend to ignite the electricity retail industry by creating a retail marketplace and simplifying the entire electricity purchasing process. 

ELECTRIFY.SG is Singapore's first marketplace for retail electricity plans. With the upcoming liberalisation of the power market, ELECTRIFY.SG allows business and household consumers to search for an electricity plan and sign-up directly with electricity retailers. Their marketplace is powered by Fibonacci, our proprietary electricity pricing engine that enables retailers to offer dynamic prices to end-users.


Mathias Steck, Executive Vice President and Regional Manager - Digital Consulting and Smart Cities, Asia, DNV GL

Mathias and his team are driving DNV GL's services towards Cyber Security, Smart Cities & Ports, Digital Development and DNV GL's Digital Platform Business Veracity in Asia - from DNV GL's Digital Hub in Singapore. Mathias has worked for DNV GL since 2003 and holds a German Diploma in 'Civil Engineering and Environmental Technology' (2001) from the ‘Technical University Hamburg-Harburg.


Maurice Adema, CEO, Sundaya Group

A Dutch national, who founded Sundaya in 1993. Maturice operates as CEO of the Sundaya Group and is supparted by the Senior Management Team, and two General Managers who are in charge cf the day-to-day management of the company A trie "New Energy Pioreer" who first moved out to Asia in 1990 managirg Solar projects for Shel Solar Asia A strong "Ambassador" of decentralized energy His commiment to delivering clean energy solutions is enabled by his passion and talent for product design. Maurice leads a team of skilled design engineers from initial product ideas to final product He is also personally involved with all Sundaya initiatives related to energy education.


Katarina Uherova Hasbani, Founder of Enrupt , Vice-President, Alliance for Rural Electrification

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). She is always looking out for opportunities to support energy sector transformation and champion gender equality.

Topics: CleanTech / Green Tech