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Ewald Hesse
CEO
STRATEGY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Ewald Hesse

CEO
Ewald Hesse leads the Grid Singularity venture, rooted in his extensive experience in the energy sector and acute interest in distributed business models.
Ewald Hesse leads the Grid Singularity venture, rooted in his extensive experience in the energy sector and acute interest in distributed business models. Hesse has served as Regional director for business development and strategy in Southeast Europe at Andritz Hydro, a global supplier in renewable (hydro) energy technology. Earlier in his career, he explored technology transfer and joint ventures in China and European automobile sector at Metzler and ABB power and automation technologies group. Ewald holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Project Management from the University in Konstanz, Germany.
Dr. Ana S. Trbovich

BizDev
Dr. Ana S. Trbovich is a member of the Grid Singularity founding team in charge of strategy and business development.
Dr. Ana S. Trbovich is a member of the Grid Singularity founding team in charge of strategy and business development. She teaches Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at FEFA, a leading business school in Belgrade, Serbia, and consults on competitiveness and innovation policy for international organisations, including the EU and the World Bank. She has been actively engaged in Serbia’s economic reforms and the EU accession process both as a high government official and senior advisor. She holds a PhD and MALD from the Fletcher School, and MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Trbovich serves on boards of several business and civil society organisations, and the Belgrade Philharmonic.
Dr. Alexander Vasylchenko
CTO
After obtaining a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, Alexander Vasylchenko worked for leading R&D centres in Europe with involvement in top-notch industrial projects for global technology companies.
After obtaining a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, Alexander Vasylchenko worked for leading R&D centres in Europe with involvement in top-notch industrial projects for global technology companies. For the last 4 years Alexander was CTO at Mycelium, a leading startup in blockchain industry. After a successful presentation of the Mycelium Card at CARTES in late 2015 and the commercial release of the Mycelium bitcoin wallet and Entropy products, Alexander has accepted the challenge of empowering the Grid Singularity technical team to deliver blockchain tech solutions for the energy marke
BLOCKCHAIN FORMATION
Dr. Gavin Wood
Before founding Ethcore and co-founding Grid Singularity, Dr. Gavin Wood was the Chief Technology Officer and co­founder of the Ethereum Project.
Before founding Ethcore and co-founding Grid Singularity, Dr. Gavin Wood was the Chief Technology Officer and co­founder of the Ethereum Project. During his time with the project, he co-designed, formalised and implemented the Ethereum Protocol, created the Whisper protocol and devised the DEVp2p network protocol, the Solidity programming language and Mix IDE. Prior to Ethereum, he pushed the state-of-­the-art in video synthesis tools, audio analysis software and programming paradigms, and co-founded several technology start­ups. Dr. Wood has given seminars and presented to numerous audiences around the world from keynotes at regional technology conferences to musings about the future of legal systems. He coined the terms 'web three' and 'allegality'.
Dr. Aeron Buchanan
Dr. Aeron Buchanan has helped Grid Singularity as a founding member form its blockchain vision. He received his doctorate from the Robotics Department of Oxford University in the field of Computer Vision.
Dr. Aeron Buchanan has helped Grid Singularity as a founding member form its blockchain vision. He received his doctorate from the Robotics Department of Oxford University in the field of Computer Vision, after working as algorithm designer for the special effects industry and reading Engineering and Computer Science for his undergraduate degree. He has since designed algorithms for UAVs, started tech companies building light-show controllers and blockchain technology, and acted as a consultant to economics and ecological research laboratories. He is head of research and development at EthCore, a company partnering with Grid Singularity and aiming to continue the advancements in consensus platform technology and more readily bring the benefits to society and the economy, not least in the energy industry.
Dr. Jutta Steiner
Before co-founding Grid Singularity and the blockchain technology company Ethcore Ltd, Dr. Jutta Steiner oversaw the security audit and integration for the Ethereum foundation prior to the launch of the public blockchain in 2015.
Before co-founding Grid Singularity and the blockchain technology company Ethcore Ltd, Dr. Jutta Steiner oversaw the security audit and integration for the Ethereum foundation prior to the launch of the public blockchain in 2015. She was a co-founder of Project Provenance Ltd., a London based start-up that employs blockchain technology to render supply chains more transparent. She worked for management consultancy McKinsey where she advised clients in banking and telecommunications on IT strategy. She holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics
GRID IMPRESSIONS
Florian Schmitt
Florian Schmitt serves as advisor on branding and design for Grid Singularity. He is the Creative Director of Hi-ReS!, a creative agency he founded in 1999.
Florian Schmitt serves as advisor on branding and design for Grid Singularity. He is the Creative Director of Hi-ReS!, a creative agency he founded in 1999 and in January 2015 he was named Chief Creative Director of the SYZYGY Group, which acquired Hi-ReS! in 2008. After studying industrial design at Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, he worked as a visual effects supervisor and was soon promoted to promo and commercials director. A record deal with the seminal independent label NinjaTune lured Florian to London where he set up Hi-ReS! He has over the years achieved the highest accolades for digital media including D&AD Silver, Cannes Cyberlions, Clios, One Shows, BAFTA and Webby awards. He is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and BAFTA. Florian also runs Nanika with Andreas Muller, focusing on emerging technologies and interactive installation work beyond the traditional inputs and outputs.
Henrique Matias
Henrique Matias is a curious mind who has been trying to figure out how the Internet works since the begone dial-up days.
Henrique Matias is a curious mind who has been trying to figure out how the Internet works since the begone dial-up days. After programming software for a long time, Henrique became attracted to playing around with Linux and architecting network infrastructure. Diving deeper into flow based programming, he brings real time features to life in his day-by-day play with code and engineering.
Adrian Gierakowski
Adrian is a software engineer experienced with a wide range of programming languages and both back-end and front-end technologies.
Adrian is a software engineer experienced with a wide range of programming languages and both back-end and front-end technologies. Over the last few years he has worked as a consultant, lead developer and software architect with a number of tech start-ups, helping them create solid technological foundation on which to grow their business. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering from the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). As a classically trained pianist he has strong interest in music computing and digital signal processing.
GRID EDGE
VISION PARTNERS
Dejan Dramicanin
Head of Grid Edge Development
Dejan Dramicanin and his team are responsible for the development of hardware devices residing at the edge of network.
Dejan Dramicanin and his team are responsible for the development of hardware devices residing at the edge of network. Dejan is a founder and CEO of Bitgear, one of the fastest growing technology companies in Central and Eastern Europe. During the course of his engineering and manaerial career in electronics, digital signal processing and digital telecommunications, he has worked on a myriad of innovative and often ground-breaking projects and products. E&Y has awarded him as the Innovative Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 in Serbia, demonstrating that an innovative twist can really create new business value. Dejan holds a Masters degree in electronics and digital communications from the University of Belgrade.
Lorien Gamaroff

Lorien Gamaroff is the founder and CEO of Bankymoon and the Director of Training at the Bitcoin Academy.
Lorien Gamaroff is the founder and CEO of Bankymoon and the Director of Training at the Bitcoin Academy. He developed the world's first blockchain-aware smart metering system and is now focused on delivering innovative solutions to financial services and energy industries. He has addressed the IMF, World Bank and FBI and has been invited around the world to speak on the impact blockchain technology will have on emerging economies. He advises the South African government and trains banks and other corporates on the technical aspects of Blockchain technologies.
Past Events
May 11, 2016
Grid Singularity has been awarded as "Smart Grid Pioneer 2016" at the Smart Grids Week, organized by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology - BMVIT, the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund and Linz AG.
April 13, 2016
Grid Singularity at Cleantech Forum Europe 2016 in Lyon, France
Panel on "Cutting Edge: Early Signals of Innovation Trends to Watch Out For"
March 8, 2016
International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) 8th International Smart Grid Workshop: “The Integration of Smart Grids and Renewables”, Yokohama, Japan
February 22, 2016 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, “The Blockchain: Enabling a Distributed & Connected Energy Future”, MIT Media Lab, Boston, USA
Grid Singularity presented as flagship innovation in the 2014 ESMT Innovation Index issued in January 2015
Upcoming Events
May 23, 2016
Blockchain Day for the Energy World 2016, Berlin, Germany
May 24-25, 2016
Pioneers Festival, Vienna, Austria
June 1-2, 2016
Grid Singularity has been selected to present at the Clean Energy Ministerial Conference - cem7.org in San Francisco
October 5-6, 2016
World Green Economy Summit, Dubai, UAE
December 1-2, 2016
European School of Management and Technology, “Blockchain - a Transaction Technology for Smart Contracts” Executive programme, Berlin, Germany