As businesses and governments worldwide adapt to COVID-19 conditions, many innovations in smart city energy management are proving to be resilient. Join a free webinar as energy sector leaders across the planet share their current projects and progress. The webinar is hosted by BluWave-ai and its partner Invest Ottawa, with introductory remarks by special guest, The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.




10:00 am
Eastern Time

For more information please contact:

Marlene Alt Corporate Marketing, BluWave-ai Email: [email protected] Phone: +1 613-608-0116

Opening Remarks

The Honorable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

In 2015, Catherine McKenna, was elected the first female Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre and has earned a reputation of being a skilled negotiator and tenacious community builder. In her role as Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, she is working towards building a more resilient, cleaner, more prosperous country and creating a better future for our kids and grandkids. She is also an ardent promoter of innovation and investments in the clean tech sector. Minister McKenna previously worked as a lawyer in Canada and Indonesia and as a negotiator with the United Nations mission in East Timor.


Devashish Paul
CEO, BluWave-ai

Dev Paul is driving BluWave-ai's mission to be the premiere global renewable energy AI company. In founding BluWave-ai, Dev leveraged his extensive background in the semiconductor industry, primarily in supercomputing, AI and networking chips. He has grown businesses in Europe, Asia, and North American from start-up to up to $110M annual revenue run rates at both public and private companies.

Accurate Demand Forecasting in Indian Utilities: Needs and Challenges

Devanand Pallikuth
Head, Technology, Power System Control Centre, Tata Power

Devanand Pallikuth has over 15 years’ experience in power distribution with a focus on real-time power and network management, automation and forecasting. He was instrumental in commissioning the first Advanced Distribution Management  System in India and was also instrumental in setting up one of a kind Smart Grid Lab and Experience centre at New Delhi.

The Digital Dubai Initiative

Adel Al Tamimi

Director of Artificial Intelligence & Emerging Technology at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)


The Startup Energy Transition (SET) Perspective on Digital Energy Systems Innovation

Andreas Kuhlmann
Chief Executive, Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena)

Andreas Kuhlmann is the Chief Executive of the German Energy Agency (dena) and initiator of the global Start Up Energy Transition platform. Among others, the graduate physicist has held positions at the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW), the German Embassy in Stockholm and the European Parliament, the German Parliament and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

Energy Coupling for Low-Carbon Economies

Jen Hiscock, BEng., MMSc.
Assistant Program Director – Smart Grids & Energy Storage, Natural Resources Canada

Jen Hiscock leads the Smart Grid & Energy Storage portfolio for NRCan’s Office of Energy R&D. Her prior work with the CanmetENERGY research labs on smart grid development and the integration of renewable and distributed energy resources has given her a comprehensive understanding of smart grid technology development in Canada. With engineering and business degrees, Jen studies the dynamics of innovation surrounding the technology and policy development of smart grid and distributed energy resources. She collaborates with her provincial counterparts across the country and utility and industry partners to advance smart grid and distributed energy projects.

The Vision for Smart Grids

Dr. Mostafa Farrokhabadi
Senior Director of Technology, BluWave-ai

Dr. Mostafa Farrokhabadi is the technology and innovation leader at BluWave-ai. He serves as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and the Secretary of the IEEE Ottawa Section. He has (co)authored several high-impact papers, articles, and patents on intelligent control and optimization of renewable-penetrated grids and has an extensive track-record of design and implementation of smart grid solutions for industry, including Hatch and Canadian Solar. Dr. Farrokhabadi is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards and recognition, including Canada National Capital Region’s Forty Under 40.  


Michael Tremblay
President and CEO, Invest Ottawa

Michael Tremblay joined Invest Ottawa as President and Chief Executive Officer in March of 2017. Mike’s mandate was later expanded to include Bayview Yards. Prior to joining Invest Ottawa, he was the Vice President of Public Sector for Microsoft Canada from April 2007. Mike has 34 years of sales, marketing, operations and general management experience, with considerable experience serving public sector clients.

Mr. Adel Al Tamimi brings over 20 years of in-depth experience in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Big Data & Analytics, IoT, Blockchain, 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), Quantum Computing and Smart Cities Initiatives.

He is an active member in committees at the Dubai government, such as the Future Foresight, 10X initiative, Blockchain committee, Emerging Technology committee & Open Data initiative.

Mr. Al Tamimi has been awarded many prestigious prizes, including Big Innovation Award - Business Intelligence Group (2019), Tech Project of the Year Arabian Business Award (2019), Innovative Management Initiative (2018), Global Excellence Award - Outstanding IT Initiative (2018), and Hamdan bin Mohammed Program for Smart Government Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017).

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