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About rEVolution

Network
Meet industry professionals and engage in deep conversations around the past, present and future of the industry.
Get inspired
Be inspired by the many keynote speakers traveling from around the world to share their expertise, vision and insights on the future of eMobility.
Be surprised
Join this conference and be amazed by the product announcements, partnerships and other industry news that will be in the spotlight throughout the day.
Have fun
This is not just another mobility event. Brainstorm sessions will take place, networking and fun activities. Be proud of being part of this rEVolutionary movement.

Our 2018 Speakers

MEET THE 2018 SPEAKERS

Tony Seba
Serial Entrepreneur - [Keynote speaker rEVolution]

Tony Seba is a world-renowned author, thought leader, educator, speaker and entrepreneur. He is the author of the #1 Amazon best-selling book “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation – How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030”, which has changed the global conversation about the future of energy, transportation and climate change.

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Colin McKerracher
Head of Advanced Transport Bloomberg - [#EVproud speaker rEVolution]
Colin McKerracher manages coverage of the transport sector at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the clean energy and carbon markets division of Bloomberg LP. Colin’s team covers the technology, policy and economic factors influencing the evolution of the transport sector. This includes electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, biofuels, fuel cell vehicles, connected cars and other new vehicle technologies.
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Christina Bu
Secretary General Norwegian EV Association - [#EVproud speaker rEVolution]
Christina is head of “Norsk elbilforening” (the Norwegian EV Association), a role she has had the last four years. Earlier she worked as a political adviser within mobility and environmental issues. With an EV market share of over 40% Norway is leading the way. The Norwegian EV Association is an NGO and consumer organization that has been fast growing and now has 18 employees and over 50.000 members – EV owners from all over the country. This makes it the worlds’ largest EV owner organization. The organization plays an important role both nationally and internationally when it comes to promoting the shift to electric mobility, and work in collaboration with governmental bodies, industry and other organizations.
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Jack Cheng
Founder and Executive Vice President NIO - [Closing Keynote speaker rEVolution]
Jack Cheng is Co-founder and Executive Vice President of NIO, and the Chief Executive Officer of XPT. As a pioneer in the automotive industry, his focus is to empower a joyful future and mobilize the world through affordable autonomous electric cars.

Jack’s success can be attributed to his ability to create and foster international business and government relationships, while his instincts allow him to see what’s next and blaze the trail to get there. He believes that the next phase of the mobility and electric vehicle industry —will be the greatest opportunity yet. The future is in smart, electric and autonomous vehicle and NIO and XPT are placing their bets in this market. Jack graduated from Taiwan National Cheng Kung University where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He enjoys music and playing the electric guitar. When home, he spends time with his wife, two sons and their family pets.

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Umberto Uccelli
Managing Director Europe Zero Motorcycles - [#EVproud speaker rEVolution]
Umberto Uccelli has been Managing Director of Europe at Zero Motorcycles since September 10, 2014. Mr. Uccelli’s career spans over 20 years with some of motorcycling’s most iconic brands: MV Augusta, Ducati, and BMW. With a career spanning over 20 years with some of motorcycling’s most iconic brands, he brings valuable expertise in sales, marketing and international expansion. His motorcycle industry knowledge, passion for the sport and pioneering vision fuel Zero’s continued growth in the vital European market. “I’m inspired by the opportunity to apply my experience with traditional motorcycles to help build the future of motorcycling,” Umberto said. “Zero’s technology is exciting, the bikes are thrilling to ride and the team is very strong.”
Monica Araya
EV Advocate and TED Speaker - [Host rEVolution]
Monica has worked on sustainability issues for over 20 years with a focus on Latin America. She co-founded Costa Rica Limpia, a citizen-strategy group devoted to promote renewables and electric mobility (costaricalimpia.org) and launched www.movilidadelectrica.org one of the first electric mobility platforms in Latin America devoted to educate consumers about electric vehicles. She is a founding member of the Electric Mobility Association in Costa Rica and is the Vice President of the Board.  Her TED talk about fossil-free Costa Rica has been viewed over 1 million times and translated into 30 languages. In 2016, she was part of the world’s largest all-female expedition to Antarctica.
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Zachary Shahan
Founder CleanTechnica - [Host rEVolution]
Zach is trying to help society help itself (and other species) with the power of the word. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnicaas its director and chief editor, but he’s also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as a solar energy, electric car, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada.
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Kristof Vereenooghe
CEO EVBox - [Host rEVolution]
Kristof Vereenooghe is the CEO of EVBox, the global market leader in charging solutions for electric vehicles and related cloud services. Mr. Vereenooghe is a proven technology executive with deep SaaS-Cloud software expertise and a track record in transforming startups into key players in their industry. Before joining EVBox, mr. Vereenooghe had a leading role within different startups that have become key players in their industry such as Bynder, LUMA Marketing Technologies and Xeikon.
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Roger Atkins
Managing Director Electric Vehicles Outlook - [Topic Expert rEVolution]
From electric guitars to electric cars Roger has been on a colourful journey! After a couple of decades singing the praises of combustion engines he changed his tune a decade ago to become an EV advocate. Musician turned business consultant, his ‘Electric Vehicles Outlook’ enterprise has been busy sharing an EV narrative on the LinkedIn platform  where he recently tipped over 200,000 followers for his regular blog spot there. Following a couple of decades in the traditional auto industry, he then embarked on a trio of start-ups :- Online car retailing at Virgincars in 2000, amphibious vehicles with Gibbs after that, and then electric trucks at Modec back in 2007. Now he’s now fully embracing the convergence of electric-connected-autonomous & shared vehicles…all increasingly powered up by renewable energy of course! Roger works as both a blogger and consultant – a hybrid so to speak! – for clients all over the world.
Angelika Sodian
Managing Director NIO UK - [Topic Expert rEVolution]
Dr Angelika Sodian is the Managing Director of NIO UK. Austrian by birth, she lives and works in London as part of NIO’s global senior management team. She has a PhD in International Management and began her career with Magna Steyr, initially in Graz, Austria, and later in Shanghai. She has worked in the automotive industry all her life and spent seven years in China, where she ran her own boutique consulting firm, advising European automotive companies on how to do business there. She joined NIO in Shanghai in May 2015 and relocated to Munich in August the same year to build up the global design HQ with Kris Tomasson. She took on her current role in the UK in October 2016.
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Mathias Lelievre
President & CEO of ENGIE Insight - [Topic Expert rEVolution]

As ENGIE Insight’s (formerly Ecova) president and CEO, Mathias is a strategic leader with more than a decade of global experience in both the private and public sectors. His experience and understanding of the dynamic energy industry supports ENGIE Insight’s vision to leverage data and technology to architect the future of energy management on a global scale.

Prior to ENGIE Insight, Mathias worked for our parent company, ENGIE, as the head of its Green Mobility Program, where he harnessed ENGIE’s broad capabilities to expand the business unit’s reach around the world for the $400+ million enterprise. He also served as chief of staff for Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE’s CEO, where he was heavily involved in strategy, communication and overall transformation of the company.

Before joining ENGIE, Mathias served as advisor and then Deputy Chief of Staff of French Minister for Industry and then Economy from 2012-2014; there he was in charge of the industry, energy and mining sectors.

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Dirk Jan van Swaay
Managing Director Energy Transition, ING Bank - [Topic Expert rEVolution]
Dirk Jan (1956) has been in banking for 30 years and joined ING Bank in 1989, working in general management positions with global corporates and financial institutions. After heading ING’s Structured Finance team for Media & Telecom Dirk Jan moved on to assigments abroad. Energy Transition is where finance and management skills come together. As founding member and CFO of the Foundation Zero Emission Bustransport, transition to emission free public transport is a prime example of how Dirk Jan is engaged in changing the energy value chain.
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Tony Seba
Serial Entrepreneur - [Keynote speaker rEVolution]
Colin McKerracher
Head of Advanced Transport Bloomberg - [#EVproud speaker rEVolution]
Christina Bu
Secretary General Norwegian EV Association - [#EVproud speaker rEVolution]
Jack Cheng
Founder and Executive Vice President NIO - [Closing Keynote speaker rEVolution]
Umberto Uccelli
Managing Director Europe Zero Motorcycles - [#EVproud speaker rEVolution]
Monica Araya
EV Advocate and TED Speaker - [Host rEVolution]
Zachary Shahan
Founder CleanTechnica - [Host rEVolution]
Kristof Vereenooghe
CEO EVBox - [Host rEVolution]
Roger Atkins
Managing Director Electric Vehicles Outlook - [Topic Expert rEVolution]
Angelika Sodian
Managing Director NIO UK - [Topic Expert rEVolution]
Mathias Lelievre
President & CEO of ENGIE Insight - [Topic Expert rEVolution]
Dirk Jan van Swaay
Managing Director Energy Transition, ING Bank - [Topic Expert rEVolution]
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