FutureX Innovation

Adam Taylor-Drake, Aico|HomeLINK

Adam Taylor-Drake, Head of IoT, Aico|HomeLINK An experienced engineer and entrepreneur, Adam is a co-founder and Head of IoT at HomeLINK. He has a background in robotics & AI, secure military communications and deploying IoT solutions across multiple sectors. Passionate about bringing positive social change through the application of innovative technology.

Andrew Cameron Smith, Unlock Net Zero

Andrew is Content & Editorial Director for Unlock Net Zero the knowledge portal and events programme for the UK housing and built environment sectors and the supply chain that supports them focusing on the practical reality of the net zero transition. He is a communications professional with 25 years’ experience working across the financial services, …

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Angelos Patsidis, SMPnet

Angelos Patsidis, SMPnet Mr Angelos Patsidis is the Head of Power Systems at SMPnet. His main expertise is focused on optimisation, control and protection of energy systems, both in the transmission and distribution level. A significant part of his professional activities comprises the development of optimisation techniques, including optimal power flow and optimal renewable generation …

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Christian Engelke, Technical Director, Viessmann Limited

Christian joined Viessmann in 2007, tasked with overseeing the manufacturer’s product portfolio for the UK. He is responsible for all technical matters, from product performance to systems design, as well as responsible for the Project division covering Viessmann’s industrial boilers, large biomass and CHP technologies. Originally a graduate of mechanical engineering, Christian began his career …

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Dan Eades, MyGlobalHome

Dan Eades, Chief Technology Officer, MyGlobalHome Founder, multi-award-winning technologist with a proven track record delivering industry leadingproducts and services into the global construction industry.

Dave Jessop, Leviat

Dave Jessop, Product Manager, Masonry | Europe West & APAC, Leviat As Product Manager at Leviat, Dave focuses mainly on Leviat’s masonry product range, which includes the Ancon brand, working alongside a team of R&D Engineers to investigate, innovate, create and initiate new products for the UK Masonry Market. Having been with the company for …

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David Pallash, LEGO Group

David Pallash, Senior Manager – Responsibility, LEGO GroupDriving social impact through strengthening and development of learning through play experiences, David Pallash is the Senior Manager for responsibility at the LEGO Group. Part of the Build the Change team, inspiring students to come up with ideas for real-life solutions to issues affecting our planet, he specialises …

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Dr Diana Casey, MPA Cement

Dr Diana Casey, Director, MPA Cement Diana joined MPA in 2010 and now has a dual role of Director, MPA Cement and Director, Energy and Climate Change. As Director, MPA Cement, Diana has overall responsibility for the cement product group including environmental regulation, products and standards, and ensuring delivery of a range of innovation projects. …

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Dr Oliver Jones, Ryder Architecture

Dr Oliver Jones, Research Director, Ryder Architecture Working with an international network of thought leaders, innovators and disruptors Oliver is an active ambassador for net zero futures to work towards a net-zero future and promote the next generation of standards and guidance. 

Griff Thomas, Thormer

Griff Thomas, Managing Director, Thormer Griff Thomas from Thormer Solutions is part of the team behind Heatly, the new app currently under development which is set to make heat pump installation and specification far easier. Griff has been in the industry for over 15 years and has overseen the creation of most of the national …

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Johan du Plessis, tepeo

Johan du Plessis, CEO and Founder, tepeo Johan du Plessis is the Founder & CEO of tepeo, a CleanTech scale-up. He’s an experienced Business Leader and Chartered Engineer with a wealth of experience across the energy industry and was previously the Head of Smart Heat at OVO Energy. tepeo has developed a Zero Emission Boiler …

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Julien De Visscher, MCB / MODS

Julien De Visscher, CEO, MCB / MODSA graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in theatre, Julien De Visscher is the founder and director of MCB Atelier.Aware of the current dice and challenges, the Brussels native has a unique unique expertise in the circular economy and eco-design, which is no longer and eco-design.Active in the …

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Kate Robertshaw, DESNZ

Kate Robertshaw, NZIP Flexibility Innovation Programme – Programme Lead, Department for Energy Security & Net Zero

Kishan Kansara, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

• Energy Innovation Project Manager at Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (2021 to date)o Project Manager on the Green Home Finance Accelerator programme.o Programme Manager for the Whole House Retrofit Programme• Technical Officer at Energy Institute (2018-2021)o Managed committees in developing good practice technical guidance documents in areas such as Power Utilities and …

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Lorna Devenish, SDS Limited

Lorna Devenish, Market Development Manager – New Technology Services, SDS Limited After 11 years working for a Water Company, Lorna has spent the last five years helping to develop smart rainwater management systems. Passionate about sustainable water management, biodiversity and the environment, she’s currently working to bring the potential of smart rainwater management systems to new …

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Mak Gilchrist, Edible Bus Stop (EBS)

Mak Gilchrist, Founding Director, Edible Bus Stop (EBS) Mak is the creative director and executive producer for EBS, creating transformative inclusive landscape designs, creating active and bio-diverse green spaces in the public realm. 

Miriam Zachau Walker, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Miriam Zachau Walker is the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund Programme Manager and looks after projects awarded funding in Phase 8. At Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, she provides technical advice for policy development and innovation projects across a range of subjects, including renewable energy generation, energy storage technologies, artificial intelligence in the energy system, …

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Nicola Lazenby, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Nicola is an Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, Energy Innovation Programme Manager leading on the £60m Net Zero Innovation Portfolio Heat Pump Ready Programme. In this role Nicola combines her academic background in civil engineering, which focused on pile foundation heat exchangers and her experience leading innovation programmes including Department for Energy Security …

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Robynne Hammer, EDGE

Robynne Hammer is the chief operating officer at EDGE and has been involved in managing the inception of the concept to lead a fully functional showroom. Her focus is to bring the ease of more conscious living and environmental awareness into the lives of all through as many mediums as possible. With a background International …

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Sam Cryer, Thermulon

Sam Cryer, CEO and Founder, Thermulon Sam is a pioneer in the building industry, leveraging his PhD in synthetic chemistry to invent a novel process for the production of silica-based super-insultating aerogels at technology startup Thermulon, with one clear goal: to reduce the carbon footprint of the building stock and enable a net-zero future.

Sarah Butler, DESNZ

Sarah Butler, Energy Innovation Programme Manager, Department for Energy Security & Net Zero Sarah Butler is an Energy Innovation Programme Manager within the UK Government Department for Energy Security & Net Zero. Her current role focuses on innovative programmes and projects seeking to support a smarter, more flexible and decarbonised energy system. This includes leading …

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Sebastian Moreno-Vacca, A2M architects

Sebastian Moreno-Vacca, Architect and Founding partner, A2M architects As founding member of A2M, Sebastian Moreno-Vacca leads the firm’s future-proof vision, aesthetics, and drive to offer regenerative design for a decarbonized future. Since the start of A2M in 2000, Sebastian has led it to international recognition through his knowledge-building in sustainable practices and his long tenure …

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Simon Shaw, Cintoo Cloud

Simon Shaw, Industry 4.0 Strategic Account Manager – EMEA/APAC, Cintoo Cloud Simon Shaw has been working at Cintoo since 2018 and manages Cintoo’s portfolio of Industry 4.0 clients in the Oil and Gas, Automotive and Engineering sectors. Simon has over 20 years’ sales and marketing experience in the B2B space working for customers such as …

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Stephane Lee-Favier, Chameleon Technology

Stephane Lee-Favier, Chief Product Officer, Chameleon TechnologyStephane Lee-Favier is Chief Product Officer at Chameleon Technology, where he leads product and innovation strategy. He joined Chameleon in 2021 as part of their acquisition of GenGame Ltd, which he spun out from 3-year research project investigating domestic flexibility. Prior to GenGame Stephane spent 12 years in the energy …

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Thomas Whiffen, Green Energy Options

Thomas Whiffen, Product Manager, Green Energy Options Thomas has spent more than a decade innovating on the cutting edge of the sustainable built environment. His work, at smart energy industry leader’s geo, intersects human interface, the built environment and the energy system at large to deliver equitable sustainable energy solutions. Having successfully led the industry …

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Tim Cook, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Tim is the co-head of the Built Innovation team in the Science and Innovation for Climate and Energy Directorate (SICE) within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Built Innovation team delivers programmes to accelerate the commercialisation of low-carbon technologies and to support decarbonising our homes and buildings. Tim is responsible for key …

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