Confirmed speakers and panellists for the Science Day on Friday, 19 June 2015 include:

Prof. Eric van Heck, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Eric van Heck is Professor of Information Management and Markets at the Department of Technology & Operations Management, RSM. His research concentrates on the role and impact of advanced information systems and technologies helping to solve complex social and business challenges. His research projects currently focus on sustainable ways of working, multi-agent systems for smart energy grids, mobile banking platform ecosystems for financial inclusion, and sustainable maritime logistical systems. Research is carried out with innovative companies and universities in Brazil, China, Europe, Indonesia, and USA. 

Prof. Richard Watson, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia

Keynote Speaker - Energy Efficiency and Digitisation of Capital

Richard Watson is Regents professor and the J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Chair for Internet Strategy in the department of MIS at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business. He has published over 160 articles in leading academic and practitioner journals, written or edited more than 10 books (including a data management text book and the first book on Energy Informatics). His current research interests are ecological sustainability, energy informatics, and information systems leadership in collaboration with researchers in several countries.

Prof. John Collins, University of Minnesota

John Collins is Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at the University of Minnesota. His research interests are centred on economic behaviour and decision-making in autonomous agents. His current focus is Power TAC, a rich competitive simulation of retail electric power markets. John Collins is chief architect and project manager for the software infrastructure of Power TAC.

Prof. Gilbert Fridgen, University of Beyreuth

Panel Discussion - The Value of Flexibility and Decentralized Energy Markets

Prof. Dr. Fridgen deals specifically with issues of IT outsourcing, the sustainable management of non-renewable resources and the systemic risk through the use of IT. His research is the application of financial methods and models to economic and computer science questions.

Our other Science Day speakers will be announced at the end of May 2015.