CEO, Aker Offshore Wind
Astrid Onsum is CEO of Aker Offshore Wind. She has more than 20 years of experience in the energy sector and has previously held several positions at Aker Solutions, including as head of wind energy, managing director for the engineering business in Norway, and chief digital officer. Onsum has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
VP Digital & Transformation, Adani
Ashtad Engineer is the Head of Technology, Energy Business, and VP of Technology & Digitization at Adani Group, a $12 billion infrastructure conglomerate with interests in ports and logistics, power generation and transmission, renewable energy, gas distribution, and agricultural products. Engineer has led strategic sales and partner ecosystems at Wonderware, led the SAP Manufacturing Systems practice for Tata Consultancy Services, and worked in consulting with Rockwell Automation.
Industry Principal, ZPryme
Chris has been working at the nexus of clean energy, digital transformation, public policy, and customer engagement for fifteen years. As a researcher and analyst, he brings industry experience from the UK, EU, and North America to the Zpryme team. He believes that sustainable energy and a vibrant energy industry require a transformation that focuses on using technology to harness customer-centric solutions.
Senior Vice President of O&M, Scatec Solar
Pål Strøm is the Senior Vice President of O&M at Scatec Solar, where he manages more than 1.5 GW of utility-scale photovoltaics across four continents. He has more than 15 years of experience in the energy sector and started his career at the Norwegian utility company Statkraft. Strøm has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Session Moderator - Dr. Francois Laborie, President, Cognite North America
Francois Laborie runs Cognite's operations in North America, including offices in Houston and Austin, Texas. Previously, he managed Cognite’s overall marketing activities as Chief Marketing Officer. He spent the preceding 11 years with software company Vizrt, where he served as COO and CCO, responsible for all commercial and operational activities. Laborie has a Ph.D. from the Toulouse Computer Science Research Institute.