As the energy policy debate continues to dominate media headlines, we all continue to pay the price for a lack of direction and bi-partisan commitment to our energy future.
Whilst we can’t curb the frustration, we do want to highlight opportunities and technologies currently available that Victorian businesses can tap into today that will move you down the path of energy affordability, security and sustainability.
In this event we’ll be highlighting a number of programs and technologies available for businesses in Victoria to take advantage of:
- Managing energy spend & providing automation for multi-site companies with Bid Energy
- Solar installation & sustainable retrofits for buildings with the Sustainable Melbourne Fund
- Alternative fuel sources for diesel engines with Biofuel Innovations
- More flexible and decentralised grids, keeping grids stable and efficient whilst absorbing more renewable energy with Greensync
Domenic Chiavone, General Manager - Commercial, Bid Energy
Domenic is an experienced leader having spent over 11 years in consulting service delivery and energy category management. In addition to extensive experience with best practice procurement processes, Domenic has solid track record of experience in analytics, energy and financial markets with proven results in energy category management. Domenic has worked with many private and government organisations to negotiate competitive energy contracts, while identifying and implementing significant savings opportunities through strategic market engagement approaches and contract management initiatives. In doing so, he has delivered outstanding value for a broad range of major organisations.
Domenic completed both a Bachelor of Management (Marketing) and Bachelor or Business (International Business) from the University of South Australia. He also holds a Master of Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management from Monash University.
Scott Bocskay - Chief Executive, Sustainable Melbourne Fund
Scott was appointed as Chief Executive of Sustainable Melbourne Fund in July 2010. He has more than 15 years of professional, management and leadership experience and drives a highly skilled team in delivering positive environmental and commercial outcomes in the built environment with his innovative approaches.
Prior to this, Scott was the inaugural Australian Country Director of the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), where his expertise led the development of CCI’s activities in Australia, working collaboratively with governments of all levels and the finance industry.
Scott made a significant contribution the establishment of Environmental Upgrade Agreements (EUAs) in Australia, the Victorian Greener Government Buildings program; and development of the CCI clean energy team based out of Australia. He has a wealth of previous experience as a senior executive consultant providing strategic and commercial advisory services to a range of clients capturing the commercial opportunities available through energy efficiency, renewable energy and other environmental challenges and is well regarded as a leader in the field.
Dr Rebecca Yee - Business and Research Development, Biofuel Innovations
Rebecca grew up in Melbourne’s outer east, where a strong car culture motivated her life-long interest in logistics and transport fuel. She has always been interested in recycling, even as a kid, saving kitchen scraps to turn into compost.
After completing her PhD in Chemical Engineering developing membranes to generate electricity from wastewater, Rebecca started Biofuel Innovations with a fellow university student. Their goal was to enzymatically convert waste oils into biodiesel, which is a sustainable alternative to fossil fuel diesel. Biofuel Innovations now conducts research into several waste valorisation streams. She believe’s that Australia needs to secure our energy future, and local production of transport fuel is imperative to this end.
During the semester, Rebecca also teaches science communication at the University of Melbourne and Monash University.
Matt Coleman - GM Network Solutions, Greensync
Matt has more than 15 years corporate experience in Australia and internationally and has held a variety of senior roles in both tech companies and electric utilities. He is a strategic mind with the ability to lead the development and implementation of innovative solutions to electricity market challenges.
In his current role, Matt is helping to pioneer a wide range of new business models and Cloud based services at the grid edge, which are helping to transform the way utilities and customers interact. Matt has forged strong working relationships with wholesale market participants and Transmission and Distribution networks and plays a key role in helping these businesses transition towards the grid of the future.
He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Otago and a Masters Degree from the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship.
Ticket price includes drinks, light refreshments and a copy of the event report.