April 16 | 12:50-1:20PM
As an internationally recognized speaker we are delighted to welcome Andy who has delivered keynote speeches at the UN ITU Telecom World and AI for Good Global Summit, the World Computer Congress, the World CIO Forum, and the Digital Africa Conference.
Andy’s Keynote: Building A Collaborative Energy Community
Even though all of the cities in the world combine to occupy only 2% of the world’s surface, these cities house over 50% of the world’s population, consume 75% of the world’s energy and produce 80% of the world’s CO2 emissions. As a result, modern societies are now having to face unprecedented challenges with respect to energy generation and delivery infrastructure.
Different strategies to address these challenges do exist, however they not only require advances in technology and renewable energy management, but also collaboration amongst academic researchers, major corporations and investors, as well as unwavering support from all levels of government.
In his presentation, Andy Chen will share his insights and unique perspectives derived from his experience as former Chief Technology Officer for Ontario Power Generation. He will also highlight some of the work his fellow IEEE members have done around the globe in advancing research in the fields of renewable energy, smart grids, smart homes and smart cities.
About Andy Chen
As an internationally recognized speaker, Andy has delivered keynote speeches at the UN ITU Telecom
World and AI for Good Global Summit, the World Computer Congress, the World CIO Forum, and the
Digital Africa Conference.
Previously, Andy held the position of Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Enterprise Strategy
and Architecture for the largest Canadian-based electricity generator. He is now the President and CEO
of a global consulting firm whose principle business is to provide consulting services worldwide for the
utility industry, alongside this, he is a senior business advisor for several other leading global consulting
firms and enterprise software vendors.
Currently, as a managing founding partner of REDDS Capital, Andy leverages his experience and
networks to empower disruptive start-ups through team building, global business development,
financing, mentoring, and strategy, to enable them to scale worldwide and reach billion dollar plus
Other prominent roles held include director for the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional
Organizations’ board, member of the Technical Advisory Council for the FinTech Ideas Festival and Chair
of the Technical Advisory Council for YinTech Investment Holding Ltd. Furthermore, Andy participates in
the United Nations Global Pulse’s Data Privacy Advisory Group.
Andy is a member of the 2019/2020 Board of Governors for the IEEE Computer Society (CS) and in
2020/2021 will take on the role of President of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management