21-22 September 2021 | Radisson Blu, London


Ernesto Ciorra

Chief Innovability Officer
Enel Group
Ernesto Ciorra

Born in 1971, graduated in Business Economics at Bocconi University in Milan, magna cum laude, after many years of consultancy, he joined Enel on October 2014 as Chief Innnovability Officer. Founder of Ars et Inventio (2003), a consulting firm focused only on innovation and creativity, he has supported many companies at designing and launching innovative products and services that have become popular worldwide. Nokia, Telecom Italia, Vodafone, Poste Italiane, Eni, GDF, Edison, the P&G Fater and Fameccanica joint-ventures, Unilever, RCS, Sole24Ore, BNP, Unicredit and American Express are some of the firms he cooperated with. Lecturer of Innovation Management in Italian and Spanish universities and business schools (director of the “Programa Avanzado de Gestión de la Innovación” at Istituto de Empresa de Madrid, professor and member of the Scientific Committee of the “Master in Innovazione Strategica” at Cà Foscari), he has also authored three collections of verses and a theatrical play acted in several theatres in Italy (in Milan, Bologna, Taormina and Siracusa). Top tier Business Schools have written cases on His activity as Chief Innovability Officer at Enel and on the Group’s transition towards a sustainable business model: Prof. Kramer – Harvard – The future of Energy; Prof. Chesbrough - Berkeley – Enel: from Monopoly to Open Power; Prof. Monteiro – INSEAD – Enel’s Innovability; Prof. Birkinshaw – LBS - Enel S.p.A.: A traditional utility embraces the digital revolution.

21 Sep
 - 10:00 BST (UTC +01:00)
Keynotes & Plenary Session
  • How has lockdown impacted future planning for networks, grid operators and utilities? How will the transition be further shaped by shifts in the economy?
  • The changing landscape in demand and supply for consumers throughout the pandemic, how networks are tackling this and preparing for a post-lockdown economy
  • Dealing with the move away from cities and the effect on the power industry
  • Private sector leadership on how to make the transition attractive for utilities and legacy energy companies