Executive Director Telstra Energy
Ben has been at the helm of epic and humiliating failures across six industries and three continents, in the midst of which he picked fights with bullies, lost (and then rediscovered) his faith in democracy, and occasionally got lucky in the all-consuming religion that is start up.
Prior to joining Telstra to explore opportunities arising from energy transformation, Ben was the Chief Executive of Meridian Energy Australia, establishing the innovative retailer Powershop. He was also the CEO of boutique investment bank JT Campbell & Co, the founding CEO of ASX listed media company emitch, and a Partner in IBM's Mathematics Division
Executive Chairman of Ventia Services Group
David has over 30 years' experience in executive leadership, CEO and board positions for companies in the Telecommunications, Finance, Industrial Services and Media Industries. He has lived and worked in Australia, US, Europe and Asia. David is Executive Chairman of Ventia Services Group, a $2.2 Billion revenues Telecommunications, Infrastructure (Roads, Water, Power), Environmental Remediation and Social Services (Hospitals, Schools) business with over 5500 employees and over 7000 contractors, operating primarily in Australia and New Zealand. He is also Chairman of Asurion Australia, a mobile handset and data protection company. David's previous roles include CEO of Lebara Group, a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) with businesses in UK, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, Poland and Australia, Chief Financial Officer and Group MD Finance for Telstra Corporation Limited & Group MD Telstra Consumer. He was CEO GE & GE Capital Australia New Zealand and a Director and Finance Committee Chair of Foxtel Limited for almost 10 years.
David's community and charitable activities include being a founding director of Giant Steps, a Sydney school for autistic children and Chairman of the Finance Committee and Director of Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute and St Michael's Grammar School. David was involved with the discovery of the Lost Battlefield of Kokoda (PNG) and as a financial supporter of education and health programs via The Kokoda Track Foundation. A keen adventurer, where possible with a charitable purpose, David has participated in each Mark Webber Challenge since 2003, paddled a sea kayak across Bass Strait and across Torres Strait, ridden a bicycle from Calgary to Vancouver, Cooktown to Cape York, Melbourne to Brisbane and Shanghai to Beijing; on that occasion for Project Hope, a project which built a school for 700 kids in rural China. David graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 1985 with a Bachelor of Business. He is an FCPA and MAICD. David and his wife Lindy Shelmerdine currently live in Melbourne, Australia
Peter Greaves is a chartered electrical engineer and accredited Uptime Institute tier designer. He has over 20 years’ international engineering experience as a design engineer and design team manager, working on a variety of large scale and unique data center projects. Peter is passionate about the use of digital engineering, not only in design and construction, but also procurement and the entire life of assets. He supports the growth of teams and individuals to do more than the average and is excited about what the next 20 years will mean for engineers and how we can help shape the future.
Peter is going to canvass the drivers behind how future data centers will look and the imposts on ICT energy infrastructure, reliability and security.
- Key Dates
- Close of earlybird 18 August 2017
- Final Paper Submission18 August 2017
- Accommodation booking deadline18 September 2017
- 9am - Tutorials and Welcome reception 22 October 2017
- Main stream conference 23 - 26 October 2017
- Conference closes at 4:30pm26 October 2017
- INTELEC© 201722-26 October 2017