OUR ENERGY TEAM

OUR ENERGY TEAM

Chris Sass

CO-HOST

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.

Johan Oberg

CO-HOST

Johan heads up marketing for Alpiq, a leading Swiss electricity producer and energy services provider active throughout Europe. His background is in international sales and marketing working with global Telecom, IT Software and Energy organisations on technologies such as IoT, SaaS, UC and Energy Management.

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.

Martin Hiller

CO-HOST

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.

Declan Shortt

PRODUCER

Declan is a Finance, Accounting and Management student in his final year at the Univeristy of Nottingham. He is currently working in the cybersecurity space but has recently become passionate about global sustainability. Declan is a passionate sailor, surfer hiker in his free time.

William Stephenson

PRODUCER

Will is an energy market analyst based in Oxford, UK, where his work currently focuses on the Irish power market. He studied undergraduate General Engineering at Durham University and subsequently studied for an MPhil degree in Energy Technologies at the University of Cambridge. His area of particular interest is in the role for flexible technologies (such as batteries) and flexibility markets in enabling the clean energy transition.

Sidharth Ranjith

PRODUCER

Sid graduated with a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Bath. He is currently working as a graduate within the oil, gas and energy space and is based in London, UK. His areas of interest include technology, within and outside of the energy space, and is keen on developing his understanding on sustainable energy as the world looks to transition into a lower carbon future.

Luca Funk

PRODUCER

Luca is a recent graduate from the Swiss Federal Institute of technology and working as an intern at the Swiss Federal Office for Energy. Following his BSc. in environmental sciences he studied energy science and technology for his Master’s degree. His interest lie in energy storage technologies be it stationary storage or in combination with battery electric vehicles. In his free time, Luca is a semi-talented football and tennis player.

Marcelo Ortega

PRODUCER

Marcelo is a renewable analyst focused on the solar, wind, and energy storage markets of the United States and Latin America. After finishing his BSc in Chemical Engineering, he studied an MPhil in Energy Technologies at the University of Cambridge. He is very passionate about energy policy and the path towards carbon neutrality. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and spending time with his dog Chaofan.