Tallak Thorleifsson, EVP, Capgemini Norway

Tallak Thorleifsson is an Executive Vice President in Capgemini Norway emphasising his experience and network in bridging and supporting start and scale up companies in the energy industry with larger industrial entities.

To foster this sweet spot of innovation and in the interests of the wider energy value chain Tallak represents Capgemini’s global energy network and is a part of the Techstars entrepreneurs’ network as an all-star mentor. He also holds the position as chairman for Energy Walley which is a is a major technology cluster and Norwegian Centre of Expertise in energy technology.

Tallak has a comprehensive pre consulting experience from ABB in the international energy industry and hold positions in selected start-up companies within the energy and food industry

Preben Strøm, CEO, Energy Valley

Preben Strom is a seasoned professional with extensive experience and deep knowledge of the energy industry.  

Preben has been the CEO of Energy Valley, a Norwegian Center of Expertise for Energy Technology, since 2013.  

He holds several different positions within the industry and academia, and has been a Techstars Energy mentor for the last 5 years.  

He holds an Executive MBA from Imperial College London Business School and a Master of Management module in Financial Strategy from Norwegian Business School BI. 

He took on the role as Secretary General for WEC Norway in 2022. 

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