How can we accelerate the adoption of renewable energy sources? What role does green energy and storage play in mitigating climate change? We know that our energy systems must change, but what will our energy future look like? In short, “Watts next?” Join Swissnex and the Swiss Business Hub USA during Climate Week NYC to discuss these pressing issues and meet energy leaders from various geographies, sectors, and disciplines.
- 4:00pm – Doors Open
- 4:30pm – Opening Remarks
- 4:40pm – Panel Discussion
- 5:30pm – Q&A
- 6:00pm – Networking
- 8:00pm – Event Ends
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Diane ArtalScale Microgrid Solutions, Legal Director
Diane is an executive advisor with extensive experience negotiating and executing complex distributed energy transactions, private equity funding, commercial contracts, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters and compliance. She advises leadership team and corporate functions on all legal matters including finance structuring, risk management and mitigation strategies, key contract negotiations and operational efficiencies. Her extensive international commercial law experience involves businesses in Asia, Europe, LATAM, Middle East, North America.
Giovanni PorcellanaDeputy Director of Switzerland Innovation Park West
Giovanni is passionate about building bridges between the worlds of research and industry to maximise the impact that science and technology can have in society. Trained as a Nuclear Engineer, with many years of experience working across companies, startups and research organisations, he now helps companies maximise their innovation potential by connecting them with leading academic institutions in Western Switzerland (like EPFL and CERN) and opening the doors of their laboratories to develop breakthrough projects together, including through a tailor-made innovation and technology scouting program.
Frederic PascheDec Group, Business Developer North America
Frederic Pasche is a seasoned Manager and Sales professional with an engineering background. He has a proven track record in developing markets for capital investment goods across industries like Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Food, and more. With international experience across EMEA, Asia Pacific, and America, Frederic excels in diverse markets. Since 2016, he has been managing all business operations for Dec Group in North America, demonstrating his strong drive for results and excellent interpersonal skills.
Richard SwartwoutActive Surfaces, Founder
Richard Swartwout is a Cleantech R&D expert with 9 years of experience. He also spent 2 years in Venture Capital, focusing on Energy, Electronics, and AI. As a START.Nano Innovation Fellow and MIT Ph.D. graduate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, he specialized in scalable perovskite thin-film photovoltaics. Richard is now the CTO and Founder of Active Surfaces, unlocking terawatts of solar applications with ultra-thin-film flexible solar technology.