Join the launch of the Enel Innovation Hub in Silicon Valley, in a networking event together with Enel executives and Chris Anderson
Enel invites you to join them in celebrating the launch of its Silicon Valley Innovation Hub, marking the expansion of its global open innovation model to one of the most dynamic and successful innovation communities in the world. Through our Innovation Hub we are looking to attract and collaborate with the world’s best startups to activate commercial and technological partnerships. Startups that will enter the Hub will have the opportunity to get in touch with one of the world's leading power companies, leveraging on the Enel Group's network and global innovation presence through its existing Innovation Hubs in Israel and South America.
Enel is a multinational energy company and one of the world’s leading integrated electricity and gas operators. It work in more than 30 countries across 4 continents, generating energy with a net installed capacity of around 84 GW and distributing electricity and gas across a network spanning about 1.9 million km. With more than 61 million end users around the world, Enel has the biggest customer base among its European competitors, and it's one of Europe’s leading energy companies by installed capacity and reported EBITDA.
6:00PM – 6:30PM Welcome
6:30PM – 6:45PM Ernesto Ciorra, Head of Innovation and Sustainability Enel S.p.A.
6:45PM – 7:00PM Keynote speech by Chris Anderson
7:00PM – 7:15PM Startup case history
7:15PM – 9:00PM Networking Reception
Ernesto Ciorra: Chief Innovation Officer of Enel Group since 2014, he previously founded a consulting company with a strong focus on innovation, supporting the planning of the Chief Innovation Officer Function at leading firms around the world, coming up with innovative ideas that have since become popular worldwide. He also taught Innovation Management at a number of Italian and Spanish universities and was the scientific coordinator of the Masters in Innovation Management ran by Italian newspaper Sole24Ore's Business School.
Chris Anderson: is a British-American author and entrepreneur. He was with The Economist for seven years before joining Wired magazine in 2001, where he was the editor-in-chief until 2012. He is known for his 2004 article entitled The Long Tail; which he later expanded into the 2006 book, The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More. He is the cofounder and current CEO of 3D Robotics, a drone manufacturing company.