First-of-its kind awards program celebrates new innovations and achievements in EnergyTech
NOVEMBER 10, 2021, Abu Dhabi, London, Singapore & Houston–
AirCarbon Exchange, the world’s first fully digital exchange for voluntary carbon offsets with real-time trading and settlement, was named “Best Solution in Energy Trading” in Publicis Sapient’s inaugural global EnergyTech awards. This first-of-its kind awards program, hosted by the digital business transformation company Publicis Sapient, was focused on technology within the energy sector. Winners received prizes and trophies during a virtual ceremony on November 9.
“We are delighted to have received the “Best Solution in Energy Trading” award as it is another great recognition of the value that we are creating at AirCarbon,” said William Pazos, Managing Director and Co-Founder of AirCarbon Exchange. “Throughout the past year, we have seem companies in the energy sector moving towards more sustainable technologies and looking for solutions to decarbonize their activities. We are excited to be part of the solution to accelerate the world towards net-zero while at the same time providing finance to those that are doing good for the environment.”
“We’re thrilled to celebrate the best talent and ideas that are leading the shift to a cleaner, greener world,” said Publicis Sapient CEO Nigel Vaz. “As the energy transition drives new customer behaviors and expectations, there’s a significant opportunity for digital to be at the core of how the industry transforms how it produces, stores, trades and delivers energy. Beyond internal changes, it also means companies need to create new tools that will help customers and partners manage and optimize their own consumption as well.”
The six award winners, from categories incorporating the whole lifecycle of the energy sector, were startups and innovators from around the world that are making the most significant impact for people, business and our planet. AirCarbon Exchange was awarded:
Categories included Best Smart Network Solution, Best Electronic Vehicle Customer Solution, Mobile Customer Experience, Best Solution in Energy Trading, Best Use of Data & insights, Best Clean Tech and Standout Performer.
“These are exciting times in EnergyTech as technology will be key to achieving carbon neutrality,” said Joe Tabita, Publicis Sapient’s Energy Leader, EMEA & APAC. “It’s increasingly clear that energy companies will have to partner with innovators to scale up the skills and technology required to reach both their own and global net-zero goals.”
Judges: Winners were carefully selected by a panel of industry experts, including senior leaders at major global energy organizations. Judges were Damian Bunyan, CIO, Uniper; Devrim Celal, CEO, KrakenFlex (part of Octupus Energy); Elvira Fabrizio, SVP Digital & IT, Eni; Paul Massara, Associate, Creative Destruction Labs; Dan Reinbold, VP, Information Services, Plains; Masud Haq, SVP, Publicis Sapient; Shailesh Joshi, SVP, Publicis Sapient; and Joe Tabita, Energy Leader, EMEA & APAC, Publicis Sapient.
The Prizes: The winners for each category will receive:
About AirCarbon Pte. Ltd.
AirCarbon Exchange (“ACX”) is a global exchange revolutionising the voluntary carbon market. The Exchange’s client base comprises corporate entities, financial traders, carbon project developers and other industry stakeholders. ACX provides its clients with an efficient and transparent trading platform which is easy to use, frictionless and with the lowest commission fees available on the market. Its underlying technology will allow the carbon market to scale efficiently to meet global ambitions of Net Zero.
Launched in 2019, the Exchange is a hybrid platform with a traditional central order book architecture that will be familiar to all experienced traders. The Exchange also utilises the speed and efficiency of the blockchain to achieve atomic T-0 trade execution, clearing and settlement. The Exchange’s core matching engine can currently match trades in the order ~10k per second.
As of May 2021, ACX is the world’s first carbon negative exchange, having offset its carbon emissions 12 months into the future (to May 2022) through the Onil Stoves Guatemala Uspantan project. ACX is committed to continuing to offset all of its emissions 12 months forward.
About Publicis Sapient
Publicis Sapient is a digital transformation company. We partner global organizations to help them create and sustain competitive advantage in a world that is increasingly digital. We operate through our expert SPEED capabilities: Strategy and Consulting, Product, Experience, Engineering and Data, which combined with our culture of curiosity and deep industry knowledge, enables us to deliver meaningful impact to our clients’ businesses through reimagining the products and experiences their customers truly value. Our agile, data-driven approach equips our clients’ businesses for change, making digital the core of how they think and what they do. Publicis Sapient is the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe with 20,000 people and over 50 offices worldwide. For more information, visit publicissapient.com.
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