IOT Paris: Harnessing Progress

A one-hour editorial panel discussion at Paris Innovation Summit with the overarching theme of “IOT: Powering the digital economy.” How will IOT technologies reinvigorate outdated systems and provide the efficiencies required for survival? Can combining multiple technologies provide processes that turbo charge companies for success in this new connected world?


Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Jean-Pascal Tricoire joined Schneider Electric in 1986. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2006 and named Chairman and CEO in April 2013. His career at Schneider Electric has developed largely outside France in operational functions in Italy, China, South Africa and the USA. Within the General Management, he served as Vice Executive President of the International Operating Division from 2002 before being appointed in 2004 Chief Operating Officer (COO).Moreover, Jean-Pascal has been President of the France-China Committee since 2009. Jean-Pascal holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and an MB.

Karen Morgan

Ms Morgan is the President and CEO of Dynamic Energy Networks ("DEN"), an industrial platform established to own and operate microgridand distributed energy networks. Ms Morgan has more than 25 years of experience in the energy and industrial financing industry and leadership. Prior to founding DEN, Ms Morgan was the CEO of RET Capital, a private financial sponsor-backed aggregator of utility-scale solar and wind power generation assets in the U.S. and Canada. During her tenure at RET Capital, Ms Morgan and her team built the platform to over 420MW of operating and developments assets with an enterprise value of over $750M. Prior to RET,Ms Morgan founded AC Solutions which advised and financed the development of over 500MW of distributed solar generation assets in the US. Earlier in her career, Ms Morgan also served as a managing member of GlobalNet Partners, an international finance andadvisory firm and as CEO of PetroChemNet where she operated one of the first commodity chemical trading platforms. Ms Morgan holds a BS in Biology from Boston University.

Brian Motherway

Dr Brian Motherwayjoined the IEA in 2015 as the Head of the new Energy Efficiency Division. Prior to joining the IEA, Brian was the Chief Executive for the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, where he held positions as Chief Operations Officer and Head of Strategy. During his leadership, the Sustainable Energy Authority not only promoted greater use of sustainable forms of energy but also witnessed significant investments in energy efficiency in the industrial and residential sectors. Brian received his doctorate insociology from Trinity College in Dublin and holds a master's from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's from University College Dublin, both in engineering.

Emanuele Angelidis

Born in 1964, Emanuele Angelidis holds a BSc. in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan and subsequently achieved a diploma in Business Management from SDA Bocconiand an Advanced Management Program from Kellogg School of Management of Chicago. After having started his career in Italtel Telecomunicazioni, in 1994 he took part in the start-up and development of Omnitel, latterly Vodafone Italy. In 1999 he co-founded and participated in the development of Fastweb as CEO. In 2004 he started focussing on international projects, initially in London as CEO of Bulldog Communications and later as an investor, CEO and Board Member of several initiatives including Erenis in Paris, On Telecoms in Athens, SyQic in Singapore, and Viacloud in London. In June 2014 he became the CEO at Breed Reply Ltd, an advanced incubator focused on accelerating the growth of start-up businesses that develop products and innovative services in the Internet of Things market.

Maurice Lévy

Maurice Lévy is Chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s leading communications organisations, and has served in that role since 1987. He is today one of the most influential men in France and in the advertising worldwide. Under his stewardship, Publicis Groupe has been transformed into a global powerhouse of top creative advertising and marketing agencies, and is today a pioneer in digital and online communications. It includes three of the world’s top advertising networks (Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett and Publicis), two leading global media buying and consulting groups (Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia) and a host of world-class marketing services companies. A major strategic link with Japan’s Dentsu was announced in 2002, and in early 2007 the friendly acquisition of Digitas,a leading force in on-line communications. Today the Publicis Groupe works in 107 countries with a full range of services, and is quoted on the Paris Euronext. In 2013, Lévy announced the merger of Publicis and Omnicom to create the world's biggest advertising firm, and Levy will become joint-CEO. He has been a member of the Advisory Committee of the Banque de France, has served on the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank since 2006, and since 2002 he has been co-chair of the French-American Business Council.

Caglayan Arkan

Çağlayan Arkanis general manager of manufacturing industry, a Microsoft team that covers the automotive, high-tech, electronics, industrial equipment, aerospace, chemicals, and agrochemicals verticals on a global level. Arkan leads the development and execution of Microsoft’s global manufacturing strategy, including the prioritization of industry solutions and their alignment to Microsoft’s worldwide partner ecosystem and its digital platform. The team is chartered with transforming customer engagements globally, from technology to business value, as well as with delivering digital transformation. Previously, Arkan was the country manager for Microsoft Turkey, and –prior to Microsoft –worked at Siemens Business Services in several capacities, including country manager and international business development executive. Earlier in his career, Arkan served in various sales, sales leadership, and general management roles, including 10 years as an entrepreneur.

Stephen Sedgwick

Steve Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program "Squawk Box Europe" having spent nearly three decades in and around financial markets, first as a trader and then as a journalist.Steve has attended high levels international events for CNBC for over a decade including key G7, G8 and G20 meetings, as well as the St Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia and the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he also routinely moderates key panels on a host of subjects. Steve also led our coverage of the COP21 climate change talks in 2015.In 2014 Steve was on the ground for CNBC in Kiev, Ukraine during the Russian annexation of Crimea and interviewed key players, including the President and Prime Minister of Ukraine throughout the conflict.Steve is also CNBC's OPEC reporter, covering major meetings and interviewing top OPEC oil ministers, non-OPEC ministers and heads of bodies such as the IEA and EIA.Prior to joining CNBC, Steve worked for the UK Press Association on the City desk and at Dow Jones on the European Markets desk. At Dow Jones, Steve regularly broke market-moving stories and was a contributor to The Wall Street Journal Europe.Before his career in journalism, Steve spent 11 years trading in the financial markets, specialising in equity and bond market derivative products. In 1988, Steve joined Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (formerly Kleinwort Benson Securities) and worked as an equity option marketmaker before moving on to Credit Lyonnais where he became Head of the London option market-making team on Liffe.Steve studied politics at the University of London, with a focuson world economic development, IMF, World Bank and WTO; and journalism at the National Council for Training Journalists.



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