Laurence Carpanini

Director, Smart Energy Solutions
IBM Europe
Laurence Carpanini
Laurence Carpanini leads the strategic development of Smart Energy Solutions for IBM across Europe. He has over 25 years’ experience in the sector, providing leadership, subject matter expertise and an infectious enthusiasm for solutions driving the transformation of the energy industry. In this role Laurence acts as an ambassador for IBM in the utilities Industry, representing IBM's Energy propositions and points of view and providing a point of focus for all activities relating to the transformation of business operations, the development of future energy systems and the impact of regulatory and policy change. In recent years Laurence has engaged with Government and Regulatory Authorities in developing the Smart Metering and Smart Grid Market model in Great Britain; has advised energy companies in developing their smart metering and smart grid programmes; and has represented IBM on the boards of various government and industry organisations, such as the E&U management group at TechUK, the Advisory Board of Durham University Energy Institute and the Smart Living Technical Group set up by Welsh Government.
June 17, 2020
 - 14:00 BST (UTC+01:00)
Innovation at the Transmission & Distribution Level
Panel Discussion

DSOs and TSOs across Europe may feel overwhelmed by the huge scale of change that the transition requires, so how do they plan to manage this in practical terms?

  • The challenges of coordinating different assets from large-scale generation to wind, solar, hydro, EVs, domestic storage and importance of distributed energy
  • How networks are tackling the challenge of data and digitalisation
  • How the RIIO-ED2 process is offering greater opportunity to pause and re-think our approach
  • Harnessing the ability of all DNO/DSO businesses to best support our customers and communities
  • Learnings from the UK market for the rest of Europe