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DAY ONE | MONDAY, 29 OCTOBER, 2018

  Main Hall - 'Rovina'
Fuel Choices Summit
'Habima 4' Hall
Side Event
'Bertonov' Hall
Side Event
'Rovina' Gallery
B2B Area
'Habima' Square
07:30 Side events' registration        
09:00
09:00 - 11:30

The 3rd International Israeli Fuel Cells Consortium Workshop - 
Side Event


08:45 - 12:15
 

Roundtable Discussion on Technical Standards and Safety Guidelines for Autonomous Vehicles 

(Closed Event)


Organized by:
The Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative together with the Ministry of Transportation

     
09:30

 

09:30 - 12:00

 

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) at the Academia-Industry-Government junction


09:30 - 12:30

B2B Meetings
(Pre arranged)
 
10:00  
 
10:00 - 17:00
Startups Exhibition
11:00
12:00 Summit's Registration
12:30 OPENING REMARKS AND GREETINGS:

MC: Ishai Golan
     
12:40 OPENING LECTURE

Anat Lea Bonshtien, Chairman & Director of the Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative, Prime Minister's Office
     
13:00 KEYNOTE: Mobility Revolution in India – Inclusive, Sustainable and Transformational

Guenter Butschek, CEO & Managing Director, TATA Motors Ltd.
     
13:20 KEYNOTE: Smart Mobility Revolution - Beyond Visionary Talks - Between Hype and Reality 

Dinesh Paliwal
, President & Chief Executive Officer, HARMAN
     
13:40 KEYNOTE:​ Deep Dive - All About Autonomous Driving

Amnon Shashua, Co-founder, Chairman & CTO, MobilEye
   


13:30 - 17:00


B2B Meetings
(Pre arranged)

14:00

PANEL: Smart Mobility Revolution - The Impact of Mixing the Right Ingredients

 

Moderator:  Carlos CardilloDirector, Nevada Center for Applied Research, University of Nevada - Reno

Jacob Bangsgaard, CEO, ERTICO
Assaf Biderman, Founder, Superpedestrian
Johann Jungwirth, EVP Mobility Services, Volkswagen Group of America
Nishant Arya, Co-Chair, CII (JBM Group)

   
14:45 INTERVIEW: Noam Bardin, Chief Wazer, Google

Interviewed By:
Ori Yogev
, Founder & Chairman, Future Mobility

 

14:30 - 16:00

 

METHANOL – Revolutionary Alternative Fuel for a Better Environment

 
15:00 Networking Break  
15:30

PANEL: Autonomous Driving  - "The Road" to Implementation

 

Moderator: Sudhir Mehta, Chairman & Managing Director, Pinnacle Industries Ltd.

 

Chris Leck, Deputy Group Director, the Land Transport Authority of Singapore
Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive, NVIDIA
Richard Porter, Director Technology & Innovation, Meridian Mobility
Brandon Eldredge, CFO, APTIV Mobility

 
16:15 LECTURE: Deep Dive - Electric Mobility

Padmasree Warrior, Chief Executive Officer, NIO U.S., Chief Development Officer, NIO Board Member
 
16:30

PANEL: Electric Mobility - "Going Electric" - Road Map to Electrification

 

Moderator: Bracha HalafChief Scientist, Ministry of Energy 
 

Abe Chen, VP Digital Technologies, BYTON
Francesco Venturini, CEO, ENEL X   
Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director General, DG MOVE, European Coordinator for Road Safety
Andreas Pfeiffer, Head of eMobility activities, E.ON Group

   
17:15 End of day one    


17:20 - Transportation to Hilton Tel Aviv Hotel for the Gala Dinner (*Participation in the Gala is by invitation only)

18:00 - Gala Reception (by invitation only)

19:00 - 21:30  Gala Dinner and Prize Ceremony

SECOND DAY | TUESDAY, 30 OCTOBER, 2018 

  Main Hall - 'Rovina'
Fuel Choices Summit
'Habima 4' Hall
Side Event
'Rovina' Galllery B2B Area 'Habima' Square
08:15 Registration and Refreshments      
08:45 OPENING:

Yisrael Dancziger, Director General, Ministry of Environmental Protection

 

09:00 - 11:45

The 3rd International Israeli Fuel Cells Consortium Workshop - 
Side Event

 

   
09:00 KEYNOTE: Presentation

Michel Taride
, President, Hertz

09:00 - 11:00

B2B Meetings
(Pre arranged)
09:00 - 17:15
Startups Exhibition
09:15

PANEL: Cyber for Mobility

 

Moderator: Roni Zehavi, CyberSpark

Grant Courville, VP, Product Management and Strategy, BlackBerry (QNX Software Systems)
Yoni Heilbronn, Chief Marketing Officer, Argus
Gennaro Faella, Head of Strategic Business Development, Marlink Group 

10:00 LECTURE: Deep Dive on Shared Mobility - What it Takes to be Shared

Ole Harms, CEO, MOIA
10:15 FIRE SIDE CHAT: The Diablo is in the Details: How Digitization Affects Supercars - and everything else about the automotive industry

Discussion Leader: Olaf Sakkers, Partner, Maniv Mobility

Massimo Fumarola, Chief Project Management Officer, Automobili Lamborghini
Philipp von Hagen, Member of the Executive Board of Porsche SE
10:35 Networking Break
11:00 FIRE SIDE CHAT: Shared Mobility 

Daniel Ramot, Co-founder, CEO, Via
 
11:15 PANEL: Shared Mobility - What are We Facing? Current and Future Trends

Moderator: Alejandro Zamorano
, Energy Finance's Intelligent Mobility Specialist, Bloomberg

Tianguang (Tiger) Tang, Co-founder, Truck Alliance
Tina Quigley, General Manager, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
YJ Fischer, Senior Director for Government Partnerships, Bird 
 
12:00 LECTURE: Energy Sector Targets for 2030 In The Field of Transportation

Udi Adiri, Director General, Ministry of Energy
 
12:10 PRESENTATION: Electro-mobility is not a dream anymore. We reach the highways with promising technologies 

Samson Prize Winner

Prof. Doron Aurbach
 
12:20 PRESENTATION: ''Growth through Innovation: Case Neste''

Samson Prize WInner

Dr. Lars-Peter Lindfors
 
12:30 Lunch    
13:20

PANEL: Smart Mobility in Maritime and Logistics

Moderator: Hannan Carmeli, 
Founder & CEO, theDOCK Innovation Hub

Luca Pronzati, Chief Business Innovation Officer, MSC Cruises
Ran Merkazy, VP Product & Service Innovation, Lloyd's Register
Johanna Fraki, Innovation Director, Wartsila
Elton Fong, Vice President, PSA unboXed
Costantino Baldissara, Commercial, Logistics & Operations Director, Grimaldi
 

 

 

13:30 - 14:30

 

EcoMotion Session - Startups Looking to Raise


13:30 - 16:30


B2B Meetings
(Pre arranged)

14:00 PANEL: Changing the Cities - Future Planning Around Mobility

Moderator: Daniel Zucker,
Head of Local Market Implementation, Fuel Choices & Smart Mobility Initiative

Michael Lee Sherwood, Director, Technology & Information, City of Las Vegas
Paola Pisano, Head of the Innovation Department of Turin
Rikesh Shah, Head of Commercial Innovation, TFL
Jim Ray, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, United States Department of Transportation
14:45 Break

15:00 - 17:15

 

Smart Mobility Startups Festival

15:00

LECTURE: Where do we drive from here?

Ami Appelbaum, 
Chief Scientist, Ministry of Economy and Industry, Chairman of Israel Innovation Authority

15:15

PANEL: "Show Me the Money" - Enhancing Growth in a Growing Sector

Moderator: Eyal Rosner, 
Founder, Beyond Mobility

Jim Adler, Managing Director & Board Member, Toyota Al Ventures
John Suh, Vice President & CRADLE Director, Hyundai Motor Company
Juergen Bilo, Managing Director, co-pace GmbH The Startup Organization of Continental

16:00

PANEL: Let the Future Begin!


Moderator: Eran Sandhaus, Managing Director, Copia Growth Partners
 

Chew Men Leong, Chief Marketing Officer, ST-Engineering
Amit B. Kalyani, Executive Director, Bharat Forge Ltd.
Mark Jospeh, Global Chief Development Officer, Transdev North America

 
16:45 CLOSING REMARKS   

 

2018 Speakers
Benjamin Netanyahu
Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
MK Ofir Akunis
MK Ofir Akunis
Israel's Minister of Science and Technology
Ofir Akunis serves as a Member of Knesset for the Likud Party, and Minister of Science and Technology. His prior positions include Minister in the Communications Ministry, Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection, and Chair of the Knesset Economic Affairs Committee.

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Anat Lea Bonshtien
Anat Lea Bonshtien
Chairman and Director, Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative Prime Minister's Office
Dr. Anat Lea Bonshtien serves as the Chairman and Director of the Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative, at the Prime Minister's Office. Dr. Bonshtien holds a MSc and a PhD in Biochemistry from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. In addition, Dr. Bonshtien is a former Mimshak Fellow, a science and policy fellowship program which integrates scientific knowledge with decision making.

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Ole Harms
Ole Harms
CEO, MOIA, Transportation on Demand Services
Ole Harms is the CEO of MOIA, Transportation on Demand Services. Prior to MOIA, Harms served as an Executive Director, Head New Business Models & Mobility Services at Volkswagen Group.

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Guenter Butschek
Guenter Butschek
CEO & Managing Director, TATA Motors Ltd.
Dinesh Paliwal
Dinesh Paliwal
President & Chief Executive Officer, HARMAN
Dinesh Paliwal is president and chief executive officer of HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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John Suh
John Suh
Vice President & CRADLE Director, Hyundai Motor Company
John combines his experiences in tech startups and automotive engineering and manufacturing in his role as the head of CRADLE. Prior to joining Hyundai Motor Company, he worked at General Motors, Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), and several Silicon Valley startups where he has had roles in corporate investing, product management, and R&D.

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Michel Taride
Michel Taride
President, Hertz
Michel Taride is the Group President of Hertz International covering all corporate and franchise operations across EMEA, APAC, South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

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Padmasree Warrior
Padmasree Warrior
Chief Executive Officer, NIO U.S., Chief Development Officer, NIO Board Member
Chief executive officer of NIO in the U.S. She also serves as the chief development officer of NIO as well as a member of its board of directors. In these capacities, she is responsible for the brains of NIO's autonomous, electric vehicles and the overall user experience.

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Eugene Kandel
Eugene Kandel
CEO, Start-Up Nation Central
Professor Kandel is the CEO of Start-Up Nation Central, a non-profit dedicated to strengthening Israel’s innovation ecosystem. Formerly Kandel served as the Head of the National Economic Council. Kandel is the Emil Spyer Professor of Economics and Finance at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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Bracha Halaf
Bracha Halaf
Chief Scientist Ministry of Energy
Chief Scientist, at the Ministry of Energy. Serves as a member of the Natural Gas Authority Council, a board member of the Israel-U.S BSF and BIRD-ENERGY, and a member of the National Council for Advancement of Women in Science and Technology.

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Jurgen Bilo
Jurgen Bilo
Managing Director, co-pace GmbH the Startup Organization of Continental
Yisrael Dancziger
Yisrael Dancziger
Director General, Ministry of Environmental Protection
Director General of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and a former entrepreneur and hi-tech CEO, Yisrael Dancziger has also been an active board member of several organizations that work on behalf of children, youth, and families at-risk, as well as those that work to promote education and employment for those with special needs.

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Philipp von Hagen
Philipp von Hagen
Member of the Executive Board of Porsche SE, Mitglied des Vorstands
Philipp is executive board member of Porsche SE, the majority voting shareholder in Volkswagen Group (Audi, Porsche, VW and 9 other brands). He holds degrees in economics from LSE and Oxford and worked in investment banking at Rothschild.

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Carlos Cardillo
Carlos Cardillo
Director, Nevada Center for Applied Research, University of Nevada - Reno
Carlos Cardillo is the Director of NCAR at UNR. NCAR is an applied research and development technology center that serves to enhance global competitiveness of Nevada industry by leveraging UNR’s physical and intellectual assets. Among several programs lead by NCAR, Carlos is leading the Intelligent Mobility Initiative, a user-centered, open-innovation, living-lab ecosystem for autonomous and connected vehicles in Northern Nevada.

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Eran Sandhaus
Eran Sandhaus
Managing Director, Copia Growth Partners
Eran Sandhaus is a Managing Director at Copia Growth Partners. Eran advises corporates and startups and serves on the boards of leading companies and in the field of smart mobility, autonomous driving, and connected services. He is passionate about social change and using technology as means of promoting economic development.

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Ami Appelbaum
Ami Appelbaum
Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Board of Israel Innovation Authority
Matthew Baldwin
Matthew Baldwin
Deputy Director General, DG MOVE, European Coordinator for Road Safety
Tina Quigley
Tina Quigley
General Manager, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
Tina Quigley is the general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. Tina leads the only agency in the U.S. that is solely responsible for a region’s public transit system, traffic management, roadway design, construction funding and transportation planning

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Chris Leck
Chris Leck
Deputy Group Director, Land Transport Authority of Singapore
Chris Leck is Deputy Group Director at the Land Transport Authority of Singapore, where he oversees autonomous vehicle deployment efforts. Prior to this, he served in various capacities within the Singapore Public Service, including at the Transport and Defence Ministries.

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Danny Shapiro
Danny Shapiro
Senior Director, Automotive, NVIDIA
Danny Shapiro is senior director of Automotive at NVIDIA, focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the development and deployment of safe self-driving cars, trucks and shuttles. The NVIDIA automotive team is engaged with over 370 car and truck makers, tier 1 suppliers, HD mapping companies, sensor companies and startup companies that are all using the company's DRIVE hardware and software platform for autonomous vehicle development and deployment.

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Johann Jungwirth
Johann Jungwirth
EVP of Mobility Services, Volkswagen Group of America
Assaf Biderman
Assaf Biderman
Founder, Superpedestrian
Assaf Biderman is an inventor, author, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Superpedestrian, an award-winning robotics company revolutionizing personal urban mobility. Biderman’s work explores how distributed and embedded technologies can improve urban livability and create a more sustainable future.

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Amnon Shashua
Amnon Shashua
Mobileye Co-founder, Chairman & CTO; Sachs Professor of Computer Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Amnon Shashua holds the Sachs chair in computer science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His field of expertise is computer vision and machine learning.

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Abe Chen
Abe Chen
VP, Digital Technologies, BYTON
Alejandro Zamorano
Alejandro Zamorano
Energy Finance's Intelligent Mobility Specialist, Bloomberg
As Bloomberg New Energy Finance's Intelligent Mobility Specialist in San Francisco, Alejandro conducts research relating to autonomous vehicles and mobility services globally.

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Jim Adler
Jim Adler
Managing Director & Board Member, Toyota Al Ventures
Mr. Adler is managing director and board member at Toyota Al Ventures, where he is making early stage investments in talented, tenacious entrepreneurs from around the world in artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous mobility, data, and cloud. Mr. Adler also serves as VP at Toyota Research Institute.

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Nishant Arya
Nishant Arya
Co-Chair, CII (JBM Group)
Dr. Lars Peter Lindfors
Dr. Lars Peter Lindfors
Senior Vice President, Technology, Neste
2018 Samson Prize Winner
Jacob Bangsgaard
Jacob Bangsgaard
Chief Executive Officer, ERTICO; President, MaaS Alliance
​Jacob Bangsgaard has been leading ERTICO - ITS Europe since January 2017. ERTICO is a multi-sector platform with 120 partners from more than 25 countries promoting research and defining Intelligent Transport Systems industry standards.

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Sudhir Mehta
Sudhir Mehta
Chairman & Managing Director, Pinnacle Industries Ltd
Chairman & Managing Director at Pinnacle Industries Ltd, Pinnacle is India’s largest commercial vehicle seating and Interiors Company. Mehta has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science & Economics - Depauw University, USA and MBA in Finance & International Business - University of Chicago, USA. Co Chair CII National Startup Council & Immediate Past Chairman , CII Western Region . Serial entrepreneur who has started and successfully led several ventures in India, Spain & Israel.

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Prof. Doron Aurbach
Prof. Doron Aurbach
Chemistry Department, Bar Ilan University, Israel
2018 Samson Prize Winner
Udi Adiri
Udi Adiri
Director General, Ministry of Energy
Francesco Venturini
Francesco Venturini
CEO, ENEL X
CEO at ENEL X. Mr. Venturini graduated cum laude in Economics from the University “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy. He is a London Business School alumnus and in 2015 he has been awarded an MBA at the MIT Sloan Business School.

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Daniel Zucker
Daniel Zucker
Head of Local Market Implementation, Fuel Choices & Smart Mobility Initiative
Andreas Pfeiffer
Andreas Pfeiffer
Head of eMobility Activities, E.ON group.
Gennaro Faella
Gennaro Faella
Head of Strategic Business Development, Marlink Group
Mr. Faella is Head of Strategic Business Development for the Marlink Group. He is responsible for establishing business development strategies for the Marlink Group and to support the initiatives of Maritime, Enterprise and Bridge Electronics divisions by identifying new ideas and ventures in line with group strategic objectives.

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Costantino Baldissara
Costantino Baldissara
Commercial, Logistics & Operations Director, Grimaldi Group
Paola Pisano
Paola Pisano
Deputy Mayor for Innovation, Smart City, Demographic and Statistical Services and Information Systems, City of Torino.
Mark Joseph
Mark Joseph
Global Chief Development Officer, Transdev North America
Tianguang Tang
Tianguang Tang
Co-founder,Truck Alliance
Yoni Heilbronn
Yoni Heilbronn
Chief Marketing Officer, Argus Cyber Security Ltd.
Ori Yogev
Ori Yogev
Founder & Chairman, Future Mobility IL
Luca Pronzati
Luca Pronzati
Chief Business Innovation Officer, MSC Cruises
Daniel Ramot
Daniel Ramot
Co-founder & CEO, Via
Rikesh Shah
Rikesh Shah
Head of Commercial Innovation, Transport for London
Amit Kalyani
Amit Kalyani
Executive Director, Bharat Forge Limited
Ran Merkazy
Ran Merkazy
VP of Product & Service Innovation, Lloyd’s Register
YJ Fischer
YJ Fischer
Senior Director for Global Partnerships, Bird
Hannan Carmeli
Hannan Carmeli
Founder & CEO, theDOCK Innovation Hub
Olaf Sakkers
Olaf Sakkers
Partner, Maniv Mobility
Jim Ray
Jim Ray
Senior Advisor to the Secretary, United States Department of Transportation
Elton Fong,
Elton Fong,
Vice President, PSA unboXed
Noam Bardin
Noam Bardin
CEO, Chief Wazer, Google
Roni Zehavi
Roni Zehavi
CyberSpark
Johanna Fraki
Johanna Fraki
Innovation Director, Wartsila
Chew Men Leong
Chew Men Leong
Chief Marketing Officer, ST Engineering
Massimo Fumarola
Massimo Fumarola
Chief Project Management Officer, Automobili Lamborghini SpA
Michael Lee Sherwood
Michael Lee Sherwood
Director, Technology & Innovation, City of Las Vegas
Brandon Eldredge
Brandon Eldredge
CFO, APTIV Mobility
Grant Courville
Grant Courville
VP, Product Management & Strategy, BlackBerry (QNX Software Systems)
Richard Porter
Richard Porter
Director, Technology & Innovation, Meridian Mobility
Eyal Rosner
Eyal Rosner
Co-founder & Managing Director, Beyond Mobility
Founder of Beyond Mobility. Prior to this, Chairman of the Fuel Choices & Smart mobility Initiative, under PM Netanyahu. In the past, CEO of the BMG and Vice President at Bankers Trust.

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2018 Award

The 2019 SAMSON - PRIME MINISTER’S PRIZE FOR INNOVATION IN ALTERNATIVE FUELS FOR TRANSPORTATION
The $1 million prize is the largest monetary prize awarded in the field of alternative energy.

THE WINNERS OF THE ERIC and SHEILA SAMSON PRIME MINISTER’S PRIZE FOR INNOVATION IN ALTERNATIVE FUELS FOR TRANSPORTATION

The Eric and Sheila Samson Prize, totaling one million US dollars, is the world’s largest monetary prize awarded in the field of alternative fuels and is awarded yearly to scientists who have made critical advancements towards achieving this goal. The winners are selected from a long list of worthy candidates recommended for the prize by university presidents and CEOs in industry, from Israel and from around the world. The winners are selected by a committee of international experts who submit their recommendation to a board of trustees, headed by former Technion President, Professor Yitzhak Apeloig.

 

2018 Winners
Doron Aurbach
Doron Aurbach
Chemistry Department, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Doron aurbach, full professor, chemistry, BIU, Israel, leads the electrochemistry group since 1985, develops high energy density batteries for electro-mobility, large energy storage and water desalination technologies, published > 600 papers, dozens of patents. 55 PhD and 80 MSc students received degrees under his supervision. Leads INREP-Israel National Research center for Electrochemical Propulsion (23 research groups, 6 institutions), senior editor, journal of the Electrochemical Society ,ECS, ISE, MRS fellow, recipient of Israel Chemical Society prize of excellence (2012),  IBA E. B. Yeager Award (2014),  the Electrochemical Society Alan Bard Award (2017), the International Society of Electrochemistry Alexander Frumkin medal (2018). 
Dr. Lars Peter Lindfors
Dr. Lars Peter Lindfors
Senior Vice President, Technology, Neste

Lars Peter Lindfors received his M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers University of technology, Sweden in 1989. He received his doctoral degree with honors in the field of chemical reaction engineering, from Åbo Academy, Finland, in 1994, while working as a researcher in catalysis at Neste.
He held several researcher and managerial research positions at Neste (1989–2001), both within the Oil & Gas and the Chemicals division. He then moved to the Perstorp Group, where he was Executive Vice President, Renewal, Technology and Development (2001–2007). He then joined Neste for the second time in 2007, taking on the responsibility as Vice President for the company's Research and Development unit (2007–2009). Now he is the Senior Vice President, Technology, being responsible for, among other units, the Research & Development, on the Corporate level. Previously he served as Senior Vice President, Technology and Strategy (2009–2012).
He has had a key role in leading the Technology development related to the Renewable Business since 2007, regarding the broadening of the feedstock base and developing process technology.
In 2013 Lars Peter Lindfors received the Finnish ‘Energy Initiative of the Year Award’ and in 2014 he was recognized with the ‘2014 CTO of the Year Award’, by the Technology Academy Finland. In 2015 he received the Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland, mark of honor by the President of Finland. 

Dr. Lindfors is a board member of e.g. the Fortum Foundation and Neste Engineering Solutions 

Doron Aurbach
Doron Aurbach
Chemistry Department, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Doron aurbach, full professor, chemistry, BIU, Israel, leads the electrochemistry group since 1985, develops high energy density batteries for electro-mobility, large energy storage and water desalination technologies, published > 600 papers, dozens of patents. 55 PhD and 80 MSc students received degrees under his supervision. Leads INREP-Israel National Research center for Electrochemical Propulsion (23 research groups, 6 institutions), senior editor, journal of the Electrochemical Society ,ECS, ISE, MRS fellow, recipient of Israel Chemical Society prize of excellence (2012),  IBA E. B. Yeager Award (2014),  the Electrochemical Society Alan Bard Award (2017), the International Society of Electrochemistry Alexander Frumkin medal (2018). 
Dr. Lars Peter Lindfors
Dr. Lars Peter Lindfors
Senior Vice President, Technology, Neste

Lars Peter Lindfors received his M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers University of technology, Sweden in 1989. He received his doctoral degree with honors in the field of chemical reaction engineering, from Åbo Academy, Finland, in 1994, while working as a researcher in catalysis at Neste.
He held several researcher and managerial research positions at Neste (1989–2001), both within the Oil & Gas and the Chemicals division. He then moved to the Perstorp Group, where he was Executive Vice President, Renewal, Technology and Development (2001–2007). He then joined Neste for the second time in 2007, taking on the responsibility as Vice President for the company's Research and Development unit (2007–2009). Now he is the Senior Vice President, Technology, being responsible for, among other units, the Research & Development, on the Corporate level. Previously he served as Senior Vice President, Technology and Strategy (2009–2012).
He has had a key role in leading the Technology development related to the Renewable Business since 2007, regarding the broadening of the feedstock base and developing process technology.
In 2013 Lars Peter Lindfors received the Finnish ‘Energy Initiative of the Year Award’ and in 2014 he was recognized with the ‘2014 CTO of the Year Award’, by the Technology Academy Finland. In 2015 he received the Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland, mark of honor by the President of Finland. 

Dr. Lindfors is a board member of e.g. the Fortum Foundation and Neste Engineering Solutions 

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