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Chris Sass


Chris is the CRO and co-founder of Fidectus AG, a leader in next-generation post-trade processing for energy traders. Chris is a technologist who specialises in bringing new and emerging technology to market. Transforming the back office of energy traders empowers the energy trader by increasing cash flow and reducing credit risk.

Energy is more than a job for Chris. He is passionate about energy transformation and always looking to understand business models to meet future energy needs. He brings a pragmatic approach to the Podcast, whether discussing legacy processes or cutting-edge enhancements. His experience as a technologist and entrepreneur, coupled with his passion help drive the podcast. His goal for the podcast is to provide a unique corpus of industry-specific knowledge which industry insiders can leverage to improve their skills and knowledge.

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Johan Oberg


Global Marketing Director at Johnson Controls, Inc. Energy Leader and Podcast Host. 
Johan is a senior marketing professional with a passion for business and industry transformation. He has a background in IoT, SaaS and energy and is also a co-author of a number of business leading papers such as “IoT Connected Things”, “The Decarbonised Energy Opportunity” and “Smart Public Transport”.

He studied Marketing and Communication at the University of Bridgeport (USA) and is a co-author of several business and thought leading papers such as “IoT Connected Things”, “The Decarbonised Energy Opportunity” and “Smart Public Transport”. He is a frequent keynote speaker and panel participants on business, digital and marketing forums as well as a podcast host on the Insider’s Guide to Energy.

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Martin Hiller


Martin is a management consultant at FORRS, a specialist consultancy in the energy and commodity trading industry. FORRS designs and builds fit-for-purpose solutions along the entire trading value change, from Front-Office to Back-Office. Martin has seen various challenges at different clients for more than 10 years in energy and commodity trading.

One of his core topics is finding solutions for managing trading activities from Front-to-End through system support and automation. ETRM / CTRM systems play a major role in there. Further, he is engaging strongly with clients to design tailored solutions around the topics trading automation, algorithmic trading, data management, process optimization and stochastic modelling and pricing of tradable products. martin is a Co-Host for the Educational ETRM Mini-Series.

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Selina Reinicke

Co-Host for the DATA SCIENCE Mini-Series

Selina is a management consultant at FORRS, a specialist consultancy that is active in the energy and commodity trading industry. FORRS designs and builds fit-for-purpose solutions along the entire trading value chain from Front-Office to Back-Office. Managing and leveraging data is a driving force in all project work FORRS does for its clients.

Selina has been working in different roles in the energy industry in the last ten years, moving from finance to a broader range of data topics. With an academic background in statistics and hands on experience in various projects her goal is to reconcile the fast-paced developments in data science with the requirements and the potential of organisations.

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Ekaterina Steuble


Ekaterina is currently working as an Intern at the Electromobility department. After finishing her BSc in Petroleum Engineering, she studied MSc in Environmental Engineering at the University of Bologna, Italy. She is passionate about innovations and sustainable solutions toward reaching net-zero emissions. In her leisure, Ekaterina is a basketball player and an avid hiker.

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Jakob Kold Taylor


Jakob is a Digital Marketing Intern at IGTE and he has previous experience working in Paid Media Advertising for several E-Commerce businesses. He will be studying at the University of Southern Denmark. His interest for SoMe Marketing and Paid Media Marketing is what got him an opportunity in the energy industry. Outside the office, he is a talented chef and soccer player, he also loves to workout.

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Nathan Rohrlich


Nathan is currently studying energy at ETH Zürich. His background in mechanical engineering and multiple experiences in the field supported his interest for the matter. He is particularly passionate about power markets and electric vehicules.

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Charikleia Moraitaki


Hara is an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science student at MIT interested in green technologies and sustainable ventures. She is originally from Athens, Greece. On campus, she is involved in several activities on campus including energy and entrepreneurship initiatives. She is also really involved in artificial intelligence and energy research as an undergraduate. In her free time, she likes baking and travelling.

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Damien Briens


Damien is a master’s student at the ETH Zürich’s Energy Science and Technology program and is currently doing an internship as a data analyst at Fidectus and specializes in machine learning. He is passionate about energy, and has done projects concerning several of its aspects including energy carriers, photovoltaic simulations and high voltage engineering. On the podcast he works as a producer for the Data Science miniseries. Outside of work he enjoys going to the gym.