VALENCIA 8th & 9th January 2015 speakers:

Joe teaches Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation in Business, Energy and Environment in the MBA Program as well as courses in the Executive Education Program. He is Faculty Chair of the University-wide Harvard Innovation Lab. His academic and professional work focuses on high-potential ventures, including both those formed as new companies and those formed within existing organizations. He is active in new ventures serving on the Boards and Senior Management Teams of numerous Venture Capital backed and NYSE-listed companies. Joe received his BS, MS and PhD from MIT and began his career at MIT’s Department of Ocean Engineering.



Máximo Buch Torralva is an industrial engineer specialised in Industrial Organization by the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) and MBA by IESE Business School of the University of Navarra. He was from 1992-2002 the delegate for the Valencian Community to the German Chamber of Commerce. As Minister of Economy, Industry, Tourism and Employment; Máximo Buch Torralva will give a welcome address at Clean Energy Entreprenurship and Investment January 2014 in Valencia.


Ken is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder with MIT friends of six high-tech companies in the US, Europe and China. Five of these ventures had successful IPOs or mergers; one was a disaster. They included 3Com Corporation and Aspen Technology, Inc. which started as an MIT spin off project funded by the US Department of Energy. Ken is a member of President Obama’s National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE), and is an angel investor and/or advisor to a number of clean energy ventures, including Cambrian Innovation, FloDesign Wind Turbines and XL Hybrids, among others.


Agustín is Director of Innovation of the Iberdrola, S.A. Group. Previously he was Director of Technology Innovation Group and prior to his arrival in Iberdrola Agustín was responsible for the R&D department of a small company working in the field of hydrogen generation and usage through fuel cells with relationships with research centers and universities across Europe. Agustin holds an Industrial Engineering Degree from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial (ETSII) of the Universidad of Comillas (ICAI). He holds a Doctorate in Industrial Engineering from ETSII and UNED. Agustín is also responsible for the venture capital program of IBERDROLA, named PERSEO.


Frans Nauta is a specialist in the field of change and innovation, and managing innovation. Why some companies innovate and others do not? What kind of business structure is required? How to manage innovation? Frans is a lecturer Public Sector Innovation at the HAN University and independent consultant. He writes for Management Scope and ScienceGuide. He is regularly featured on Business News Radio in the program ‘Getting Started’. Frans is the Entrepreneurship Lead at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Climate-KIC.

Pedro Moraleda joined Olleros Abogados in 2013 responsible for energy. Moraleda was General Director of OME (Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie) from 2009-12, the industry association based in Paris gathering the major energy companies from 24 Mediterranean countries. Previously, he was Chairman of the International Gas Union’s Strategy Committee and representative of the Spanish industry in other international associations as Director of International Relations at Gas Natural and Enagas, and Marketing Director at Repsol. He has 10-years professional experience in the commercial and marketing areas of the automotive industry. Currently, Pedro Moraleda is an independent energy analyst advising companies and institutions on regulation, geopolitics and economy of the energy.