• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Thomas Forner

Focused Energy

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Thomas is a passionate entrepreneur and company builder with 20+ years of experience in the tech start-up business. He is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of Focused Energy Inc., leading a team to develop a safe, clean, and independent energy source for humankind based on modern laser technology. He also is a strategic advisor to Wonderz GmbH and an associate partner at Conmeta Venture GmbH. Previously, Thomas founded Neurofelix Handels GmbH, a company focused on developing solutions for neurodegenerative diseases. In addition, Thomas has been an advisor and CFO at various companies, including volders GmbH, DECA Games, Marvel Fusion, and dentolo. Thomas was also Co-CEO and CFO of LaVita GmbH, a manufacturer of natural health supplements, and Co-Founder of ValueMiner, a social business software company. Between 1993 and 1998, Thomas Forner obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management with a focus on General Management from the University of Passau. In 2001, he participated in the Bertelsmann Program at INSEAD, where he studied Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Studies. Additionally, he attended the University of St. Gallen to study Change Management and Digital Transformation in 2008. 

Sessions With Thomas Forner

Tuesday, 19 March

  • 07:30am - 08:10am (CST) / 19/mar/2024 12:30 pm - 19/mar/2024 01:10 pm

    What's the Real Timeline for Commercial Fusion Technology?

    Power/Clean Power

    The launch date for commercial fusion is approaching…when? The U.S. federal government is hoping for operations in the early 2030s while some other analysts and clean energy prognosticators are less aggressive and think the technology is still 20 years away. Hear from preeminent leaders in this exciting industry as they debate the challenges still to be overcome in realizing fusion technology as a viable clean energy source of power.

Wednesday, 20 March

  • 09:00am - 09:30am (CST) / 20/mar/2024 02:00 pm - 20/mar/2024 02:30 pm

    Focused Energy | How to Execute the Vision of Fusion Energy

    Fusion offers the greatest potential to achieve the energy transition to net zero. Thomas Forner, CEO of Focused Energy, explains how to shift the focus from research to industrialization on the road to the first fusion power plant.