Keynotes at ISGT Europe 2021

Speaker: Catharina Sikow-Magny

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Catharina Sikow-Magny

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Catharina Sikow-Magny joined the European Commission in 1997 and is currently the Director responsible for Green Transition and Energy System Integration in the Directorate General for Energy. Before that, she was the Head of Unit in charge of Consumers, Local Initiatives and Just Transition. Before that, she was the Head of Unit responsible for Networks and Regional Initiatives. She has also worked on international transport, trans-European network policy and financing, internalisation of external costs, and strategic policy research. Before joining the Commission, Catharina Sikow-Magny was a team leader and chief economist in the private sector in Finland. She has also worked for the United Nations Development Programme in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She holds a Master of Economics degree from the Aalto University, Finland.



Speaker: Liana Ault

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Liana Ault
Liana Ault

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Liana is the Energy Innovation lead at Nokia, responsible for helping power utilities to develop new communications services. She has extensive experience implementing and maintaining networks at communications and energy companies, and has previously sat on the board of directors of the Utilities Technology Council. Liana grew up in the rural Midwest, and is particularly passionate about the potential for broadband to transform rural communities. She loves working with power utilities to explore how they can best deliver new services to their customers and build new revenue opportunities.



Speaker: Sasa Djokic

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Sasa Djokic
Sasa Djokic

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Dr Sasa Djokic (M’05–SM’11) received Dipl. Ing. and M. Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nis, Nis, Serbia, and Ph. D. degree in the same area from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), Manchester, United Kingdom. He is currently a Reader in Electrical Power Systems at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate (master and doctoral level) classes on: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering, Electrical Power Systems Engineering, Energy Systems, Electrical Machines, Power Systems Economics, Network Integration of Renewable Generation and Power Quality. Dr Djokic has published more than 250 papers, of which three received IEEE Best Paper Awards. Over the past 28 years, Dr Djokic has performed research in the areas of: theoretical electromagnetics, illuminating engineering, power quality, load and distributed generation modelling and, most recently, system reliability and security analysis, as well as evaluation of much wider ranges of uncertainties introduced by new technologies on both supply and demand sides. He has contributed to several national and international standards, technical reports and engineering recommendations and is active in a number of CIGRE/CIRED, IEEE, IESNA, IEC/CISPR and other international Working Groups, Task Forces and Committees.



Speaker: Vladimir Terzija

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Vladimir Terzija
Vladimir Terzija

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Vladimir Terzija was born in Donji Baraci (former Yugoslavia). He received a Dipl-Ing., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, in 1988, 1993, and 1997, respectively. He is a Full Professor at Skoltech, Moscow, Russian Federation. He is also a Distinguished Professor at the Shandong University, Jinan, China, where he has been since 2013. From 1997 to 1999, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia. From 2000 to 2006, he was a senior specialist for switchgear and distribution automation with ABB, Ratingen, Germany. From 2006 to 2020 he was the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) Chair Professor in Power System Engineering with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K. His current research interests include smart grid applications; wide-area monitoring, protection, and control; multi-energy systems; switchgear and transient processes; ICT, data analytics and digital signal processing applications in power systems. Prof. Terzija is Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Fellow of IEEE, as well as a DAAD and Taishan Scholar. He is the recipient of the National Friendship Award, China (2019). Since 2018, he is the National Thousand Talents at the Shandong University, China.