• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Thomas Leurent

Akselos SA

Chief Executive Officer

Co-Founder and CEO of physics-based digital twin pioneer, Akselos. Akselos is a mission-driven company focused on accelerating the energy transition through a once-in-a-generation upgrade to mechanical computer-aided engineering. We develop technology that performs mechanical simulations of large systems at the speed of thought, enabling unprecedented accuracy and real-time use. Angel investor for over a decade, investing in early-stage deep tech companies that have become leaders in their fields. Led Akselos from inception to becoming a trusted digital transformation partner for some of the world’s largest energy companies, protecting their most complex and critical assets. Advocate for deep tech’s role in the energy transition in multiple stakeholder groups, including CEO network in the World Energy Council, GWEC Board, and the World Economic Forum as a 2020 Technology Pioneer. Former US Department of Energy scientist and investment banker. MIT and EPFL alumnus. Mechanical engineer and part-time mountaineer. At Akselos, we have created the world’s fastest and most advanced engineering simulation tech. This is used to help design and protect the sustainable world we all want to live in. Our MIT-patented tech is overtaking the industry standard FEA that is not powerful enough for operations. The tech monitors structures of limitless scale across vast networks of assets. I’m also passionate about using tech to digitalize renewable energy, particularly offshore wind farms, and make offshore wind economically viable globally. We're committed to using tech and innovation to accelerate a transition to a more sustainable future for all aspects of the industry and in-line with the 2021 IEA report -- Net Zero by 2050.

Sessions With Thomas Leurent

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 11:00am - 11:30am (CST) / 07/mar/2023 05:00 pm - 07/mar/2023 05:30 pm

    Akselos | Simulating Our Way through the Energy Transition

    Significant advances in simulation software are playing a critical role in the energy transition -- alleviating key bottlenecks, improving reliability and supply, reducing costs and emissions. New applications also are enhancing asset security such as augmenting throughput of gas assets in Europe -- at a time of growing risk to energy assets. What is ahead for simulation technology and how will these solutions scale?