Exchanging ideas and finding solutions

The GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE is for those who enact change. For those who stop talking the talk and start walking the walk. Thought leaders, pioneers and decision-makers from government and businesses demonstrated that if we act now, together we will make an impact. Join our pioneering representatives and acclaimed speakers for keynotes, panel talks, deepdives and workshops via the streams below.

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FORWARD THINKERS 2020

Gavin Patterson

Prior to Salesforce, Patterson served as Chief Executive of BT Group from 2013 to...

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Gavin Patterson


Prior to Salesforce, Patterson served as Chief Executive of BT Group from 2013 to 2019. During his tenure at BT, he led the £15billion acquisition of EE, launched BT Sport, expanded BT’s cyber security practice and championed BT’s social purpose agenda. He joined BT in 2004 as Managing Director of Consumer and joined the board as CEO BT Retail in 2008.

Prior to BT, Patterson spent four years at Virgin Media and nine years at Procter & Gamble. He graduated from Cambridge University with a Master of Engineering.

Irene Feige

Irene Feige heads the Circular Economy Strategy Initiative and is Co-Head of Climate Strategy...

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Irene Feige


Irene Feige heads the Circular Economy Strategy Initiative and is Co-Head of Climate Strategy of BMW Group since January 2020. Irene is convinced that achieving sustainability leadership means systematic transformation of the company across the whole value chain.

Heading the Institute for Mobility Research in Munich, a research establishment of BMW Group, Irene also takes a systematic approach in analyzing future challenges in a cross-sectoral setting in the realm of mobility of the future. Future scenarios for the transport sector in the next 20 years represent the main research area of the Institute. Since this year the institute has a new research focus on sustainability.

Before joining BMW Group in 2006 Irene Feige was an assistant professor at the Institute for Public Finance at University of Innsbruck. Irene Feige holds a Ph.D. in economics.

Annette Maier

Since September 2018 Annette Maier has been Managing Director, Germany, Austria and Switzerland at...

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Annette Maier


Since September 2018 Annette Maier has been Managing Director, Germany, Austria and Switzerland at Google Cloud. She oversees Google’s Cloud business growth in the DACH region. She supports customers in driving innovation and growth by using Google’s unique network and leading Cloud solutions. She is known for disruption to make a change.

Annette looks back at more than 15 years of management and sales successes in the IT sector. Prior to joining Google, she spent six years at VMware, where she most recently held the position of a Vice President & General Manager Germany. Annette drove VMware‘s business growth in the enterprise, commercial and partner ecosystems. She also held the position as Director of Global Accounts in CMEA and led the Enterprise Account Team.

Before that, Annette spent more than six years at Hewlett Packard, where she held senior manager positions like Vertical Lead for HP-Software Germany or Interim Country Manager HP-Software in Switzerland.

Annette holds a degree in business administration from the University of Cologne.

As a mother of three she enjoys running, sailing in summer and skiing in winter with her family.

THIS YEAR’S TOPICS

THIS YEAR’S TOPICS

CHANGE ENERGY

What do we need to do to speed up the changeover to climate-neutral energy supply? While we have plenty of solutions at hand that enable us to fully harvest the full potential of renewable energies, they only contribute about 20% to the total energy supply in the EU.

How we can get the most out of each energy source? When it will be possible to distribute energy across the board? Where will the required storing capacities come from and how can IT combine these concepts to achieve the highest possible supply?

CHANGE FOOD

What actions do we need to take to guarantee fair nutrition for everybody whilst significantly reducing the industry’s emissions? Feeding the world is one of the most complex and challenging issues of our time, let alone doing so in a climate-neutral way.

How can we reduce emissions by optimizing our protein consumption? How can we prevent food waste by extending the shelf life of food? How is technology improving agriculture?

CHANGE MOBILITY

How can we act now to create mobility that not only serves economic and personal needs, but also those of the climate? Although alternative propulsion systems have already been around for decades, we haven’t yet made a meaningful shift towards climate-neutral transportation.

Which green technologies, products and services will disrupt transportation? How we build an infrastructure for alternative propulsion systems? How we can connect individual and shared mobility to power the transportation of the future?

CHANGE FINANCE

How are we going to finance the change to our greener future, predicting that costs will reach a total of 65 trillion euros? If we want to leave a livable world for future generations, our way of being needs to change. The good news is: the industries with the greatest need to change CAN change. The solutions are there and will come. But if we want change to happen and want to walk the walk, we will need adequate funding.

Which role can pension funds play in the green change? How much importance can be attached to the issue of crowdfunding? Is microfinance the key to success and how can the demand for sustainable investment be met?

CONFERENCE 2020 SCHEDULE

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Warm up – Making Techno with Robots

Thursday 17.09

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09:30-10:00

Moritz Simon Geist is a performer, musicologist, and robotics engineer. He started because he wants to invent the future of electronic music – with robots! Each sound in his mind-blowing performances is played by robots. Small motors beat on metal, 3D-printed robo-kalimbas vibrate with deep bass sounds, salvaged parts from old hard drives click and cut. Over several years Moritz Simon Geist committed to build, tweak, test and play all of his DIY robotic instruments.

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Thought Leader – The green blockchain

Thursday 17.09

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Panel Innovation – Stable, reliable and robust power supply

Thursday 17.09

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11:00-11:20

Energy sources like solar, wind and geothermal systems have been around for years. But in order to accelerate broad adoption and thus maximizing its impact, we need innovative (digital) solutions. How we can get the most out of each energy source?

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Panel Impact – How about hydrogen?

Thursday 17.09

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11:20-11:40

Hydrogen and digitalization have the potential to disrupt the energy sector. What actions do energy players and regulators have to take to guarantee safe and efficient applications of hydrogen for the industry and households? When will it be possible to distribute energy across the board?

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Interview – Reversing climate change

Thursday 17.09

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11:40-11:50

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Thought Leader – Feeding the world in a climate-neutral way

Thursday 17.09

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Panel Innovation – Food for the day after tomorrow

Thursday 17.09

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12:00-12:20

Our diet contributes significantly to climate change. This has been known for a long time, and for just as long we have alternatives available that both contribute to our health and protect the climate. What do we need to do to maximize the impact of these innovations and at the same time develop new innovative ideas. How can we reduce emissions by optimizing our protein consumption?

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Panel Impact – Using market share for responsibility

Thursday 17.09

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12:20-12:40

Feeding the world is one of the most complex and challenging issues of our time, let alone doing so in an as climate-neutral as possible way. How can we source new ideas, disrupting hunger and changing the world diet? How can we prevent food waste by extending the shelf life of food?

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Interview – 5G as enabler for sustainability: from logistic chains to smart farming

Thursday 17.09

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12:40-12:50

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Thought Leader – Expedition green mobility

Thursday 17.09

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Panel Innovation – The CO2 neutral car

Thursday 17.09

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01:00-01:20

The automotive industry can play a leading role in the switch to more sustainability in the manufacturing industry. Both in terms of its own products and in terms of production processes and circular economy. Which green technologies, products and services will disrupt transportation?

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Panel Impact – Sustainable mobility from door to door

Thursday 17.09

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01:20-01:40

There are many concepts for the mobility of the future, but to have an impact, comprehensive, easily accessible and holistic solutions are needed. How can industry leaders work together to accelerate existing innovation? How we can connect individual and shared mobility to power the transportation of the future?

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Interview – The sustainable business case of flying

Thursday 17.09

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Panel Innovation – How can money save the world?

Thursday 17.09

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02:00-02:20

Innovations need funding. But what is the best mix to fund sustainable ideas? How can start-ups and innovators turn their vision of a better world into reality with a mix of venture capital, microcredit and crowdfunding? Is microfinance the way to success and how can the demand for sustainable investment be met?

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Panel Impact – What is sustainable investment?

Thursday 17.09

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02:20-02:40

The financial sector must rethink its business practices. While turnover and profit have been decisive factors for investments in the past, corporate responsibility and sustainability will play an increasingly important role in the future. But how do market participants find the right metrics?

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Interview – Partnerships for Sustainable Solutions

Thursday 17.09

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02:40-02:50

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Goal #17 is the motto for an interview with Dr. Christian Deuringer. The world’s most urgent challenges are too big to be solved alone. Partnerships are a crucial approach in order to achieve the best possible outcome for sustainable solutions and to leverage impact and innovation.

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Interview – Platforms for good for sustainability

Thursday 17.09

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02:50-03:00

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Closing

Thursday 17.09

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03:00-03:05

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CONFERENCE 2019 RECAP VIDEO