SPEAKERS

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Ben Waters

Founder & Director, Presync

Renewable Cities Forum

A story of success

14.40 – 15.15 | Friday 14 June 2019

Ben is a recognised thought leader in sustainability and cleantech; he is an engineer who can link practical hands-on technical expertise with commercial opportunity via a deep understanding of the innovation and commercialisation processes.  From his training in the RAAF to his leadership of GE’s Ecomagination business and chairing of Sustainable Business Australia, Ben has the experience and relationships to ensure broad and deep analysis of likely future scenarios. Ben was instrumental in establishing and overseeing the joint CSIRO/GE Future Grid Forum, which followed his participation the successful Sustainable Aviation Fuel Road Map, another joint CSIRO/industry initiative.  Ben is a coalition builder and innovator working on broad solutions to big societal problems; he was chair of the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Forum from its inception in early 2015 and is a member of the inaugural Business Renewables Centre Technical Advisory Panel. Ben’s business Presync recently facilitated retail renewable PPAs for Sydney Opera House and Ascham School and is working with a number of other businesses and government organisations on similar.