Katia Valerie Banoun is the Managing Director of Lyskultur in Norway from 2013-. and Executive Board member of Lighting Europe from 2019.
Katia Valerie Banoun has extensive knowledge in marketing and communication strategies. Currently working as Managing Director at the Norwegian Light association, Lyskultur. Previously worked as Head of Marketing at Selmer Law Firm. Before that as Head of Sponsorships and Public Relations at the National Museum and has also managed the project “Award for Design Excellence” at the Norwegian Design Council. Katia Valerie Banoun worked and studied abroad for many years – in Spain, France and England. BA degree in marketing, Spanish literary history and art history, and further education in graphic design, communication and leadership. She is a certified PMP project manager and authorized board member. Katia Valerie Banoun just finished a one-year course in Design Management from Grow institute January 2019.
Lyskultur – Norways leading Lighting and Illumination professional Network
Lyskultur is a membership organisation with the mission to encourage and promote knowledge and expertise within the field of lighting and lighting design in Norway. The organisation was established in 1936. Lyskultur operates nationwide with regional representatives around Norway. Its members are leading players within the lighting industry, such as lighting designers, engineers, electricians, lighting companies, municipalities and educational institutions. Lyskultur’s members are active contributors to the development of international lighting regulations and standards and guidelines on lighting. Lyskultur is by its technical committee NLK (Norwegian lighting committee) an accredited member of the international lighting Organization CIE and CEN.
Kerney R. Marine is Assistant Director with the Bureau of Street Lighting, City of Los Angeles and has 30 years of street lighting and illumination engineering experience. As Assistant Director, he oversees all street lighting design and construction activities including Smart City Technologies, Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers, Co-Location, Solar to Grid and Remote Monitoring. He is a registered Professional Electrical Engineer with the State of California, member of IESNA and has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach.
Since completing his studies at Swinburne University, Ian Dryden has successfully worked with an assignment as Industrial Designer in the City Design Unit at the City of Melbourne.
His task since 1987 has been to program, design, implement and market street furniture and temporary facilities for the City. Ian's major task has been the design and coordination of the street furniture, temporary fixtures, kiosks, toilets, decorations, lighting systems and pedestrian information signage for the City's master plan. Ian's work has received both popular and professional recognition including an Artists and Industry Award in 1990. He is a contributing member of the City’s Design team, who has won AIA, AILA ,IES and Australian International Industrial Design awards for the cities projects.
Paul has worked in fields involving sustainability and asset management for his whole working life. Paul is Managing Director of Ironbark Sustainability and Forthcoming Director for YMCA Victoria.
Since the mid 1990's Paul has been involved in helping to establish many sustainability action organisations including:
In 2004 Paul formed Ironbark Sustainability and has since worked extensively with all levels of government, power authorities and private businesses to drive action on climate change. Ironbark Sustainability specialises in street lighting and building management programs and strategies and works closely with clients to ensure their action leads to real outcomes for both the organisation and the climate.
Ironbark supports around 200 local governments each year. In 2013 Ironbark assisted Councils access over $50m worth of funding and deliver projects that are saving in excess of $430m and 1.5m tonnes of greenhouse emissions.
Internationally, Paul has assisted local governments in the UAE, as a key presenter at the annual Middle East Smart Lighting Conference and in Kazakhstan, to plan for large scale energy efficient street lighting programs.
Among many projects, Paul has authored the National Street Lighting Strategy (produced for the federal government) and is a member of the Australian Road Lighting Standards Committee.
David Ripper is a Principal Metrology Engineer in the Metering team at AEMO.
In this role, David is involved in the management and development of the National Electricity Market (NEM) Metrology framework. These activities include managing the development of and changes to the NEM Metrology Procedures, managing the application of the Unmetered Load framework and providing technical and quality review of metrology and metering service provision procedures and guidelines.
Prior to joining AEMO, he has had extensive experience in the electricity and gas distribution sector in areas including:
Alexi has been at Ironbark Sustainability since 2009. He works with councils on range of energy efficiency and renewable projects. He brings decades of experience in project management, stakeholder engagement, facilitation and program development in the sustainability field since co-founding the Environmental Jobs Network (EJN) in 2001. Alexi managed ICLEI Oceania's flagship Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) campaign in Australia until mid-2008, building the capacity of Local Government and communities to tackle climate change.
Alexi has managed hundreds of energy efficient asset management programs local governments throughout Australia and worked on the development and creation of the Australian One Planet Councils to assist councils in assessing their sustainability performance against a range of indicators. Since 2013, Alexi has managed a project team that has obtained over $100m of government funding and third-party finance for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout Australia.
Therésa Jones is a behavioural ecologist interested in understanding the ecological impact of artificial light at night on the fitness of individual animals and their communities. She addresses this using a variety of species including crickets, spiders, swans, willie wagtails and the eastern grey kangaroo. Research in her lab has demonstrated across many of these species that individuals inhabiting areas with artificial light at night may suffer reductions in immune function, reproductive success and survival. These studies also suggest that reductions in the photo-sensitive chemical melatonin may be a key underlying reason for these negative impacts. Theresa is a senior lecturer in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne.
I have been involve in construction projects since early 2000, delivered projects for multinational companies in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Middle East and Asia, in Oil & Gas industry, Transmission and distribution, commercial and residential building projects. I was responsible for construction of second largest IKANO retail shopping Centre in South East Asia (received highest safety award from Malaysian Government, issued Gold certificate by LEED green building) Design and construction of multiple complex high rise manufacturing projects in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Austria, and Macedonia (semiconductors backend and frontend manufacturing).
Design and delivered upgrade works for multiple commercial aquatic facilities for Town of Port Hedland, and currently Managing Switching on Darwin and Smart Darwin Projects with goal of moving Darwin by installing more than 900 LED lights, smart parking system, public Wi-Fi and reducing anti-social behaviour and improving public safety by installing more than 130 CCTVs throughout Darwin CBD.
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