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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.
Erwin Smole

CSO & Co-Founde
Erwin Smole is the Grid Singularity co-founder responsible for sales. Boasting over two decades of experience in the energy sector, Erwin held senior management positions in utilities, regulatory authority E-Control, and PwC.
Erwin Smole is the Grid Singularity co-founder responsible for sales. Boasting over two decades of experience in the energy sector, Erwin held senior management positions in utilities, regulatory authority E-Control, and PwC. He has further been engaged in strategic business advisory for government and international organizations (UNDP, EU), as well as a range of energy market entrepreneurs. Erwin is a recognized expert in development of new business cases in the both regulated and non-regulated energy market segments. He holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Graz, Austria and an MBA from the California Lutheran University, USA. He is Associate Professor at the University of Applied Science in Carinthia, Austria
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
Tobias Federico
Market Design Leader
Tobias Federico is Market Design Leader at Grid Singularity, coordinating applications development.
Tobias Federico is Market Design Leader at Grid Singularity, coordinating applications development. Federico graduated in Energy and process engineering at the Technical University in Berlin, Germany, and has a wealth of experience as a researcher and consultant on energy market design, integration of renewable energies, and utilities’ portfolio and risk management. He founded Energy Brainpool in 2003, where he developed the highly regarded energy market modelling and forecast application, Power2Sim.
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.
Tina Hesse
Operations Manage
Tina Hesse is Operations Manager at Grid Singularity. Simultaneously persistent and open-minded, she stirs the GSy administrative mechanism with commitment, diligence and enthusiasm.
Tina Hesse is Operations Manager at Grid Singularity. Simultaneously persistent and open-minded, she stirs the GSy administrative mechanism with commitment, diligence and enthusiasm. Passionate about numbers and learning, Tina holds a degree in Management and Economics from Paderborn University in Germany, where she specialized in Taxation, Accounting and Finance.
GRID IMPRESSIONS
Stefanie Gründl
MA, EventHorizon Project Leader
Stefanie Gründl is an experienced project manager, networking enthusiast, passionate connector and marketing content editor.
Stefanie Gründl is an experienced project manager, networking enthusiast, passionate connector and marketing content editor. She has successfully proven her ability to keep many balls in the air, keep track of different tasks and lead a diverse team to a successful outcome. Stefanie is an expert in building win-­win partnerships and cooperations, with outstanding results in fundraising for events and projects. She holds a Master’s degree in Management and International Business from the University of Styria, and has specialised in Sustainable Business and CSR Management during her studies at the University of Göteborg, Sweden.
Past Events
November 24, 2016
10th Munich Cleantech Conference, Munich, Germany Panel on “Blockchain - Mythos, Hype - oder die Disruption der Energiewirtschaft?”
November 15-17, 2016
European Utility Week 2016, Barcelona, Spain Panel on "Investing in Technology or Innovation?“
November 7, 2016
Annual Smart Grid Austria Meeting, Vienna Grid Singularity is invited to talk about Blockchain in the Energy Sector
November 3-4, 2016
Blockchain technology and what it could mean for energy trading, panel discussion at EMART Amsterdam
October 5-6, 2016
Cleantech Venture Day, Lahti, Finland Panel on “Blockchain Revolution”
September 29, 2016
Energietag 2016, Berlin, Germany Panel on “Trends and Innovations in the Digital Energy World”
September 28-29, 2016
Oesterreichs Energie Kongress in Salzburg, Austria Panel on “Digitalisierte Erzeugung - Evolution oder Revolution?”
September 21, 2016
Start-Up Night - Digitale Energiewelten in Berlin, Germany organized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy - BMWi
September 19, 2016
Grid Singularity has been awarded for the “Most Innovative Idea” at “Energy Start-up Networking”, Berlin, Germany organized by Solarpraxis Neue Energiewelt AG
Upcoming Events
February 13-15, 2017
EventHorizon 2017, Vienna, Austria proudly organised by Grid Singularity
February 2, 2017
Energy Academy, Linz, Austria organized by OÖ Energiesparverband Workshop on “Solar-Stromspeicher in privaten Haushalten”
March 13-14, 2017
Best of blockchain: Energy, Euroforum, Düsseldorf
March 20, 2017
Techfestival organized by DENA, Berlin, Germany
March 27-28, 2017
5th M2M/IOT Wien, Vienna, Austria
March 30-31, 2017
Innovationsforum Energie, Zurich, Switzerland
March 31, 2017
Schweizer Stadtwerkekongress, Biel, Switzerland Panel on „Is Blockchain „the next Big Thing“ in the Energy Business? “
May 3-4, 2017
Digital Enterprise, Vienna, Austria