Na Jiao

Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

Na Jiao is a Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, an international research and consulting firm providing independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technologies. Na works within the Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage team and has a specific focus on second-life electric vehicle batteries. Na obtained her PhD in Engineering at the University of Cambridge, working on the innovative business models for second-life battery systems. Prior to this, Na obtained her BEng degree in Material Science and Engineering at Central South University (China) and did her final year project on ionic liquid electrolytes for thermo-electrochemical cells at Monash University.

Francisco Carranza

Managing Director, Nissan Energy

Francisco is in charge of Nissan Energy's products and services related to the electric vehicle grid integration (vehicle to grid, smart charging) and also the portfolio of products in the renewable energy generation and stationary storage, leveraging Nissan knowhow and expertise in lithium batteries and customer focus. He has been in Nissan since 2008, where he originally had responsibilities in External Affairs, Corporate Planning and Program Management. Francisco has two engineering degrees (Sevilla Engineering School and IFP School) and two MBA degrees (EM Lyon and Cranfield School of Management).

Krystyna Dawson

Business Manager, BSRIA WMI

From January 2017, Krystyna assumed the role of  General Manager at BSRIA Worldwide Marketing Intelligence, consequently becoming Director of BSRIA Inc operation in the US and of BSRIA Consultancy in China.

Her previous work, at BSRIA WMI, was leading the Heating and Renewable department of WMI studies beginning in 2011.

Prior to her position at BSRIA, Krystyna worked for 17 years in international publishing media companies, holding the position of Publishing Director at Gruner & Jahr Verlag (part of Bertelsmann) and Regional Managing Director for Eastern Europe at Harlequin Enterprises (part of Torstar Corporation).

Krystyna holds an MA in Roman Philology from Jagiellonen University (UJ) in Krakow and speaks fluent French, German, English and Polish. After graduating, she completed a post graduate course on International Trade and Business at the  Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Krisztina Kalman-Schueler

Managing Partner of DMM Advisory Group, in cooperation with MetalsPlus

Krisztina is the Managing Partner of DMM Advisory Group, an international management consulting company providing strategy, commercial and technical consulting services for the metals, mining and diamond sectors. Krisztina has gathered over 20 years expertise in strategy and management consulting. Her list of clients includes several mining majors, metal producers, many junior mining and exploration companies, investors and metal trade associations. She has a Bachelor degree from the University of Cologne, Germany, and an MBA from NYU Stern Business School, New York, USA.

Colin Bennett

Global Manager Market Analysis and Outreach, International Copper Association

A global spokesperson for ICA, Colin is responsible for leading its Market Analysis and Outreach initiative, establishing market intelligence and strategic direction, and managing day-to-day outreach to market commentators in all world regions.

Colin has been in the field of market analysis for most of his career, a specialism he turned to after working at Public Relations firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies. Before joining ICA, Colin worked at the super-brand company Mintel as Senior Financial Markets Analyst, providing world-leading market intelligence reports. Through the Market Research Society of Great Britain, Colin maintains and improves his specialist skillset.