Keynote Speakers


Porto City Hall (Portugal)
“Porto – a sustainable city going to carbon neutral”

Filipe Araujo is Vice-President and City Councillor for the Departments of Environment and Climate Change, and Innovation and Digital Transition, in the Porto Town Hall.

He formerly was Vice-President and City Councillor for the Department of Innovation and Environment, in the Porto Town Hall (2017-2021 mandate). From 2013 to 2017, he was City Councillor for the Department of Innovation and Environment, in the Porto Town Hall.

He also assumed the following positions throughout his carreer:

  • President of the Board of Directors of the Water and Energy Company of Porto, Municipal Company.
  • President of the Board of Directors of the Environment Company of Porto, Municipal Company, PLC.
  • President of the Board of Directors of the Energy Agency of Porto.
  • President of the Board of Directors of the Digital Porto Association.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of LIPOR.
  • President of the Environment Forum of the Eurocities network.
  • Member of the Consultive Council of the Portuguese Association for the Development of Telecommunications.
  • Member of the Consultive Council of the MIL (Media Innovation Labs), from Porto University.
  • Member of the Innovation Advisory Board of the Porto University.
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Engineering Faculty, Porto University.
  • M.Sc. in Telecommunications from UMIST – University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • Invited Professor in the Science Faculty, Porto University, between 2007 and 2011.
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Ionity (Norway)
“Challenges of rolling out a High Power Charging network across Europe”

Jan is Head of North and Western Europe in IONITY and is responsible for the development and establishment of IONITY’s high power charging network in the Nordic, Baltics, UK, Ireland, France, Portugal and Spain.

In his former position as Country Manager Norway in Fortum Charge & Drive Jan Haugen Ihle developed and established the largest and most successful charging network in Norway. He has made this possible by developing customer friendly solutions and cooperating with future oriented partners. Norway has the highest density of electric vehicles in the world. During this establishment and development, he has gained a unique experience in the EV market.

Based on his experience through his work, Mr. Ihle is a frequently used speaker at international environmental conventions, e-mobility conferences and exhibits all over Europe. The Norwegian success in establishing a fast-growing foothold for electrical vehicles and the necessary infrastructure has put Norway on the map in this respect.

Jan Haugen Ihle has over 25 years’ experience from large international companies within the fields of finance, marketing, sales and communication. Mr. Ihle holds a master’s degree in Strategic Marketing & Project Management from BI, Norwegian Business School and a
bachelor’s degree in Economy & Management from NHH, Norwegian School of Economics.

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Lili LI

Tsinghua University (China)
“The progress and potential of vehicle and grid integration (VGI) in China”

Lili Li, male, received his B.Sc and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University in 2004 and 2009, respectively. He joined SEGRI (State Grid Energy Research Institute) between 2009-2017, which is the think-tank of SGCC (State Grid Corporation of China).

He is currently the deputy director of department of new energy vehicle and energy storage, Sichuan Energy Internet Research Institute, Tsinghua university. He has mainly engaged in research of strategies and policies in the fields of charging infrastructure of EVs and vehicle and grid integration (VGI).

He joined the drafting work of the “The guidance to speed up the construction of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles” issued by the State Council of China, and “The guidelines for the development of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (2015-2020)” issued by the NDRC, NEA, MIIT and MOHURD in China.

He also served as the convenor of IEC SEG 11 WG3 between 2019 to 2021, and the recommendation to enhance the system level standardization work in the sustainable electrified transportation (SET) filed has been approved by IEC SMB members.

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ARERA (Italy)
“EV smart charging: what regulators can do”

Luca Lo Schiavo is currently Deputy Director of the Infrastructure Regulation Department at the Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy (ARERA), where he works since 1997.

He is an expert of quality of service and innovation in the power system. He is member of the ACER Infrastructures TF and of CEER Distribution Systems WG.

He is co-author of a book on service quality regulation (2007) and co-author of many regulatory papers, including “Changing the regulation for regulating the change”, winner of the ICER Award (2012), and “Smart metering: an evolutionary perspective”, recognized as Highly Acknowledged Paper at the ERRA Award (2017).

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