Diego Díaz Pilas

Iberdrola

Global Head of Ventures & Technology

Diego is responsible for the management of Iberdrola´s 100 M€ venture capital program – Iberdrola Ventures - PERSEO, aimed at investing in smart energy start-ups. He joined Iberdrola in 2008 and since then he has contributed to the launch and management of the company´s venture program, engaging its activity with the corporate innovation strategy. Leading a team of investment professionals, he is responsible for the management of the program and the full life cycle of the investments, serving as a director in the board of key portfolio companies. Additionally Diego also leads the Technology Prospective Analysis unit in charge of assessing the potential of key technologies for the future of the energy sector. After graduating, he developed his career in several roles related to engineering, technology development, innovation and entrepreneurship both in the Telco (Telefonica R&D and Eircom) and Energy sectors. He holds an M.Sc in Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and an executive degree in Venture Capital from the Walter A. Haas School of Business in the University of California at Berkeley.

Sessions With Diego Díaz Pilas

Wednesday, 3 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 03/mar/2021 06:30 pm - 03/mar/2021 07:00 pm

    Agora Studio

    Agora Studio: Powering Decarbonization Through Artificial Intelligence

    Panel Digitalization Innovation & Technology Decarbonization Pathways

    Decarbonizing the power industry is well underway. For example, the United States is already seeing a decrease of about 30% in electric sector CO2 emissions over the last decade. This session explores how advancements in digitalization technologies, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) are accelerating decarbonization efforts. How can AI help to integrate renewables into the power system? Can AI help the demand side be more flexible? What are the challenges and risks facing AI?