ABOUT

Walter Kok

Walter is CEO of the Energy Web Foundation. He brings nearly three decades of experience leading customer solutions and operational teams in complex, global organizational environments, including in the fields of fintech, telecommunications and information technology (IT).

Prior to joining EWF originally as COO, Kok was COO of bank-wide operations at ING Bank, where he drove a series of transformation programs and built a new type of operating model better equipped to deal with the challenges of regulatory requirements and technological disruption. In addition to ING, Kok’s prior experience also includes senior board positions at Vodafone Global Enterprise, BT, NEC Corporation and several startups.

He holds a Masters of Science in computer systems networking and telecommunications from Eindhoven University of Technology.

The Energy Web is accelerating a low-carbon, customer-centric electricity system by unleashing the potential of blockchain and other decentralized technologies.

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Some reading for your weekend, courtesy of our CEO @WalterKook

"We ... increasingly find ourselves with the electricity grid equivalent of digital smartphones connected to analog landlines... Policy reform is needed [to] better serve the digitalizing grid."

https://medium.com/energy-web-insights/alongside-der-grid-interconnection-a-need-to-prioritize-iot-connectivity-and-utilities-software-b69f3a0d4a0e

FERC order 2222 is an absolute game changer for DERs in the US. Regional grid ... operators have ~270 days to lay out a plan for unprecedented, widespread DER integration. Our open source tech stack @energywebx is purpose built for this moment https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/ferc-orders-grid-operators-to-open-wholesale-markets-to-distributed-energy-resources

Wow. We're closing out the week with BIG news from two major energy markets on ... both sides of the Atlantic.

TL;DR: The EU is making major investments in green energy and digitalization. The U.S. is opening up wholesale energy markets to participation from DERs. 🤯

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We're honored to be highlighted by @blockchainers in their round of ways ... #blockchain tech can help meet @UN Sustainable Development Goals. #energyweb is noted under SDG 7: Affordable & Clean #Energy. 🌱⚡️ https://www.the-blockchain.com/2020/09/17/how-will-blockchain-technology-be-leveraged-to-solve-uns-17-sustainable-development-goals-can-it-help-solve-the-worlds-most-pressing-social-and-environmental-problems/

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