Ignacio Juarez

Ignacio had an engineering background and started his career in R&D in different companies, mainly designing prototypes. He then worked for the Engineering department of Johnson Controls in the industrial refrigeration sector, designing unique cooling systems. He was part of Car Racing Teams in Argentina, developing cars, and later worked in the administrative management team at the Belgrano Cargas (cargo train line). He then formed his projects regarding export, logistics, and engineering.

He was the founder and CEO at Semtive for more than 15 years. Semtive has developed a breakthrough technology in the energy industry that is simple, affordable, and accessible. The technology democratizes, decentralizes, and digitalizes the energy industry. MIT has recognized Ignacio as an innovator under 35. Semtive has been named twice as the Most Innovative Company and as a World-Changing Idea by Fast Company and mentioned as one of the Best Inventions in 2018 by Time Magazine.

Speaking Topics

Future of Energy

The energy industry is undergoing a rapid transformation, driven by the need to address climate change and meet the growing demand for energy from an increasing population. New technologies, such as renewable energy, energy storage, smart grid, and electric vehicles, are emerging that have the potential to revolutionize the way we produce, store, consume, and trade energy. The world is moving away from fossil fuels and towards cleaner energy sources, such as renewable energy. Electricity is becoming the dominant form of energy as more and more sectors of the economy electrify. The energy industry is increasingly digitized, with new technologies improving efficiency, reliability, affordability, and security. The transition to a sustainable energy future will require collaboration between different industries. This session will discuss the present and future trends in the energy space and the impact of different technologies. We will Ignite cross-industry interaction and discuss how these collaborations can accelerate the transition to a sustainable energy future.

Digitalizing the Energy Industry

The session on the digitalization of the energy industry serves as a gateway into a reality where the convergence of technology and sustainability reshapes the bases of power generation and distribution. In this immersive journey, we'll navigate the landscape of energy, highlighting the impact of digitalization on every facet of the industry. From harnessing big data analytics to optimize energy production and consumption to leveraging IoT devices for real-time monitoring and control, we'll unravel the arsenal of digital tools revolutionizing this sector. The session will unravel case studies highlighting the metamorphosis of traditional power grids into smart, adaptive networks, showcasing how AI and machine learning algorithms bolster predictive maintenance, enhancing operational efficiency while minimizing downtime. We'll delve into the symbiotic relationship between renewable energy sources and digital innovation, elucidating how technological advancements foster the integration of solar, wind, and other sustainable alternatives into the energy mix. We’ll also explore the dynamic shifts in consumer behavior fueled by digitalization, paving the way for energy democratization and personalized energy solutions. This session isn't only an exploration of digital trends; it's a journey through innovation corridors where data-driven strategies redefine the future energy landscape. Join us to unravel the intricacies of a digitally empowered energy sphere, where sustainability, efficiency, and innovation converge to shape a greener, brighter tomorrow.

Focus on the Problem - The Journey on How to Build an Impact Company from Scratch

Starting a new, groundbreaking idea in the world's biggest industry without experience and from a country with few resources is challenging but also a big chance to learn and grow. In this session, I'll share the exciting story of our journey, from early ideas to making them real. We met many people who taught us way more than just business stuff. They helped us deal with all the ups and downs of starting something new. We won't just stick to what's usual; we'll explore new ways of thinking about creating things. With stories and simple plans learned from tough times, I want to help you think of new solutions to problems, no matter where you are. This session isn't just about the good and bad of starting a business; it's an adventure to get you thinking in new and different ways. It's about going into new areas, making new paths, and dealing with the messiness of making new things. As we uncover the secrets of creating new stuff, challenging what people usually think and making limits turn into ways to make extraordinary things happen by focusing on solving problems.