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Doors open and Registration

09:30 – 12:00

Conference opening

Opening remarks

  • Welcome by Preben Strøm, Managing Director, Energy Valley

Keynote speakers:

  • Terje Aasland, Minister of Oil and Energy: «Safeguarding global energy security on the way to net zero»

  • Ken Medlock, Senior Director, Centre for Energy Studies, Rice University’s Baker Institute: «The re-emergence of energy security in the transition’s paradigm»

  • Arvid Moss, Executive Vice President Hydro Energy: “Transformation is the Norwegian DNA” – Norway’s history a nation of great energy resources and how this can inspire us for the future

  • Norways´ role in Europe´s energy independency: Interview with Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, CEO Statkraft Moderator: Ann-Christin Andersen, CEO 4ADA 

  • Hilde Tonne, CEO Statnett:  «Change of winds – Connecting the offshore grid» 

  • Karl Johnny Hersvik, CEO Aker BP: «Disruptive Digital Innovation in the Oil and Gas Industry: The need for change has never been greater»

  • Cormac Watters, Executive Vice President of applications, Oracle and Kevin Creel, Co-founder, and president of Inspirage: «From Volume to Value»

  • John-Arne Røttingen, Ambassador for Global Health, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Maria Moræus Hanssen, Non-executive chair, board member and investor: «Learnings from the world’s race for the vaccine, and how it can be of use in the race to Net Zero.” Moderator: Ann-Christin Andersen

  • Rasmus Errboe, SVP Head of Region, Continental Europe, Offshore at Ørsted: «Norway: From European fossil fuel giant to clean energy hub»

  • David Victor, Professor of innovation and public policy , UC San Diego, and Nina Jensen, CEO, REV Ocean: «Why “boardroom activism” is common sense» 

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch and networking



Offshore wind sessions

13:15 – 14:15 Panel discussion: Offshore wind Roadmap 2030

  • Sebastian Bringsværd, Senior Vice President Business Development and Head of Norway, Aker Offshore Wind

  • Tor-Eivind Moen, Market Development New Energy, ABB

  • Anders Ystad, Head of Policy and Markets, Equinor

  • Håkon Borgen, Executive Vice President Offshore Development, Statnett

  • Moderator: Bjarne Schieldrop, Chief analyst, SEB

14:30-15:30 Panel discussion: The four pillars of success: investment, technology, supply chain and competency

  • Ivar Slengesol, VP New Energy Solutions – Eastern Hemisphere, TGS

  • Marte Mogstad, EVP Engineering, Aker Solutions

  • Kristian Holm, Technical Director Renewable Solutions, Equinor

  • Moderator: Johan Sandberg, Head of Business Development, Aker Offshore Wind


Hydrogen sessions

13:15-14:00: Ambitions for the hydrogen industry in Norway

  • Ulrik Olbjørn, Project Manager of Clean Hydrogen to Europe, Equinor

  • Øyvind Leistad, Director of Marketing, Enova SF

  • Moderator: Bjørn Ottar Elseth, H2 Cluster

14:00-15:00: Research Ambitions

  • Christopher Banks, New Energy Consultant, Schlumberger

  • Kathrine Ryengen, Chief Commercial Officer, ZEG Power

  • Magnus Thomassen, Chief Product Officer, Hystar

  • Ståle Kristiansen, VP Onshore sales, ABB

13:30 – 15:00

National strategy for batteries

  • Steinar Lea, Chief Operating Officer of Beyonder, Terje Andersen, CEO of Morrow Batteries, and Frode Hvattum, Senior Director, Business Development in Sustainability at Freyr: «How a national strategy can contribute to a successful realization of established projects»

  • Stian Madshus, General Manager Europe, Vianode (Elkem): «Norwegian supply chain for battery materials»  

  • Helge Haakon Refsum, Hydro Batteries: «Recycling of batteries enable sustainable industry growth» 

  • Halvor Stokke, CFO, Eco-Stor: «Vehicle batteries as energy storage»

  • Hans Petter Rebo, Norsk Industri: «Need for competence in the battery industry» 

  • Moderator: Vebjørn Bakken, Director, UiO Energi

13:45 – 14:30

Reaching Net-Zero in the supplier industry. A glimpse at the HTS Dynamics’ playbook

  • Anders Dahlgren, CEO, HTS Dynamics

During the corona pandemic, HTS Dynamics (formerly HTS Maskinteknikk) began its journey towards the green shift. HTS Dynamics today presents a full carbon account, carbon budget, and climate actions to achieve its goal of net-zero emissions in 2040.

Anders Dahlgren, CEO of HTS Dynamics will talk about how they have shaped their climate strategy, and why it will be one of the company’s most important competitive advantages. Hear Anders’ best tips on climate work and emissions cuts, and where to find the low-hanging fruit to get started quickly.

15:00 – 16:00

Masterclass: Innovation the NASA way

  • Rod Pyle, Space Historian and Author

Rod Pyle is an author, journalist, television producer, and Editor-in-Chief of Ad Astra magazine. He has written 18 books on space including Space 2.0, Innovation the NASA Way, and his most recent book, Technology Highlights 2021 for NASA/JPL. He has written for NASA, Caltech, WIRED, Popular Science,, LiveScience, the World Economic Forum, and the Library of Congress. Rod holds an MA from Stanford University.

17:00 – 18:00

Power Of The Network

Meet and hear pitches from the Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator class of 2022. The eight most promising energy tech startups in the world! 

  • Korall Engineering

  • Sol Clarity

  • SurPlusMap

  • Bioledger

  • Powertrust

  • SeaDeep

  • ComputerWell

  • ElectricFish

Sign up for this session here


Energy Valley Anniversary dinner

Mingling and aperitif from 18:00. Dinner will be served from 18:30.

Energy Valley marks 10 years and we want you to come celebrate with us! We invite you to dinner, social mingling, entertainment and maybe a few surprises!



Registration open

10:00 – 11:30

CXO Innovation session: How to Speed Up & Scale Up

Innovation Program – Powered by Energy.invented

The Race to Net Zero depends on speed and scale in innovation. How can we change our innovation mindset and perspectives? How can we move faster in an ever-changing world? How can we scale to real impact? How can we build a collaborative ecosystem?

  • Rod Pyle, Space Historian & Author

  • Kjersti Reinsnos, Managing Director Europe, Equinor Ventures

  • Erik Åsberg, CTO eSmart Systems

  • Birgitte Engebretsen, CMO, Telenor

  • Jim Stian Olsen, CTO, Aker Carbon Capture

  • Thomas Anglero, Nordic CTIO, Cognizant

  • Moderator: Karl Thomas Reinertsen, Capgemini Invent

09:30 – 10:45

Masterclass - From Volume to Value: Asset Portfolio Management

Juan Pablo del Rio from Aker Offshore Wind, Emanuele Cacciatore, and Andy King from Oracle will address the opportunities that lie within a strategic approach to asset management.

  • Andrew King, Director, Product Management EPM, Oracle (On link)

  • Emanuele Cacciatore, Senior Director, EMEA Industry Strategy & Transformation, Oracle

  • Juan Pablo Del Rio, Head of Digitalization, Aker Offshore Wind


Offshore wind sessions

09:45-10:45: Aker offshore wind Masterclass: Turning sustainability into competitiveness

  • 09:45-10:00 Bjarne Schieldrop, Chief Analyst, SEB: Introduces and shares insight into the prospects for offshore wind ahead

  • 10:00-10:10 Ingrid Lomelde, Vice President Sustainability, Aker Offshore Wind: Why is sustainability a competitive advantage for offshore wind in the future?

  • 10:10 – 10:40 Nina Jensen, CEO, Rev Ocean og Ingrid Lomelde, conversation moderated by Hanne Thornam, Partner, EY: «Sustainability as a competitive force in business»

11:00-12:00 Masterclass: Energy Islands

  • Ivar Slengesol, VP New Energy Solutions – Eastern Hemisphere, TGS

  • Mogens Hagelskær, Deputy Director General, Danish Energy Agency (On link)


Speed Meets

We will arrange speed 10 minute speed meets between suppliers and purchaser companies. Confirmed companies:

  • Oracle 

  • Inspirage

  • TechnipFMC

  • Aker Solutions

  • Lundin Energy Norway

  • Equinor

  • Kongsberg Maritime

  • Glitre Energi

  • NOV

  • ABB

  • Aker Offshore wind

Book speed meets with the companies above here.

For questions regarding this session, you may contact


Masterclass: Deep Purple Pilot Consortium

Learn more about how the Deep Purple Pilot Consortium collaborate to develop H2 from offshore wind.

  • Terje A. Løver, Project Manager, Deep Purple

  • Nils Petter Krosse, Project Manager, Slåttland

  • Øyvind Aasarød, Lead R&D, Repsol Norge

  • Petr Kadurek, Principal Engineer – Systems Design, Vattenfall

  • Moderator: Grethe Foldnes, Manager External Affairs, Repsol Norge


Masterclass: Transform your Supply Chain Management for Renewable Energies (session will be streamed)

  • Kevin Creel, President, Inspirage

  • Arup Chatterjee, EVP, Inspirage India

  • Olav Hovde, Master Principal Sales Consultants, Oracle


Energy Pitch Challenge

Gather around the open stage and experience some of the industry’s most promising energy technology startups give their best pitch!

Startups confirmed:

  • Bryte Batteries

  • Tidetec

  • Enernite

  • Celsia

  • Glint Solar

  • Over Easy Solar

  • Tiotec

  • Miko Innovasjon

  • Eida Energi

  • Windyfi

  • Ntention


  • Tallak Thorleifsson, Executive Vice President, Capgemini

  • Johannes Breivik, Sustainable Finance & Venture , SEB

  • Elin Skauge, VP Practice lead Innovation & Strategy, Capgemini Invent

  • Jim Stian Olsen, CTO, Aker Carbon Capture

  • Erik Åsberg, CTO, eSmart Systems

  • Guro Knapstad, Group Responsible for Business Development & Innovation, Glitre Energi

Host: Helen Vad Johansen, Capgemini Invent

12:00 – 13:15



Children's mini conference

What do you want to be when you grow up? Inspiring the future generation.

750 children from 5&6th grade are invited to attend their very own mini-conference. Through presentations from SINTEF, Equinor, and a space historian from NASA, they aim to inspire the children and provoke their interest in science and energy technology for future decisions.

  • Ingrid Snustad, Scientist, Sintef Energi

  • Rod Pyle, Researcher and author, NASA

  • Stine Myhre Selås, Leader Offshore Wind, Equinor

  • Pål Brekke, Head of Space Research, Norwegian Space Agency


Green and Blue Hydrogen

  • Per Sandberg, Senior Advisor Business Development, Equinor

  • David G. Victor, Professor of innovation and public policy, UC San Diego

  • Moderator: Christopher Banks, New Energy Consultant, Schlumberger


The technologies shaping the battery race

The technology race in battery and energy storage is moving faster than ever, as entrepreneurs and researchers are trying to find better, cheaper and more sustainable solutions. Join this session to get up to speed on the technology development across the value chain, and discuss what is needed to accelerate further. 

  • Fredrik Ringnes, COO, Hagal

  • Lars Ole Valøen, CTO, Corvus Energy

  • Håvard Devold, Vice President Country Technology Manager, ABB

  • Alexey Koposov, Associate Professor, UiO

  • Hanne Flåten Andersen, Department Head Battery Technology, IFE

  • Dr. Christopher Greiner, CTO, EnergyNest

  • Moderator: Sigurd Knapstad, Director, Capgemini Invent
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