Thomas Leurent


Chief Executive Officer

Co-Founder and CEO of real-time digital twin pioneer, Akselos. A mission-driven company focused on accelerating the energy transition, Akselos’ technology performs mechanical simulations of large systems 1000 times faster than competitors, 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. Former US Department of Energy scientist and investment banker. MIT and EPFL alumnus and recipient of multiple awards from the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation. Mechanical engineer and part-time mountaineer.

Sessions With Thomas Leurent

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 11:30am - 12:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 05:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 06:00 pm

    Akselos | How Digital Twins can Help us reach the Net Zero 2050 Goal

    Presentation Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity Start-ups

    The International Energy Agency released an ambitious roadmap for the energy industry to reach the Net Zero 2050 goal. Between life extension of existing O&G assets (as opposed to building new ones) and deploying gigantic offshore wind farms, the energy industry must rewrite its technology playbook. Akselos has built a technology stack that helps the industry protect its most critical assets and design and operate the lean renewable assets of the future. Hear why green and digital together can help crack the energy transition.

  • 04:30pm - 05:10pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 10:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 11:10 pm

    Digital Twins: From hype to gamechanger technology?

    Panel Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity

    The energy industry has long aspired to capture its tangible assets, processes, and workflows via virtual, digital representations. The current wave of digitalization has brought forward a new set of enabling technologies, including increased computing power, internet of things (IoT) devices, low-cost sensors, and enhanced data science capabilities. These innovations allow companies to use digital twins to address a range of applications, including maintenance support and prioritization, GHG monitoring and mitigation, and energy production optimization. How are digital twins transforming organizational and operating models? Will IP, data ownership, and workforce acceptance issues hamper wide-scale adoption? And how will the operators and suppliers assure effective digital twin maintenance and upkeep?