Speakers List - BusinessGreen Technology Festival 2019


Dan Cooney


J A Kemp

Dan is a patent attorney and partner at J A Kemp. He handles a range of electrical, electronic and mechanical patent work as well as interdisciplinary cases that fall at the interface of engineering with biotechnology or chemistry, such as in the medical device sector. Dan is particularly interested in process and manufacturing technology. In this field, and as a member of J A Kemp's Cleantech team, he has experience of using the UK Green Channel to help secure fast patent protection for his clients. Dan has litigation experience with both patents and designs, assisting clients with multi-national litigation strategies in fields such as medical devices and safety helmets.

Madeleine Cuff

Deputy Editor


Madeleine Cuff is the Deputy Editor at BusinessGreen, responsible for contributing daily news and features and analysis pieces to the site. She has a particular interest in sustainability in the food and fashion industries, alongside an enduring curiosity for new clean tech innovations.

Prior to joining BusinessGreen in June 2015, Madeleine spent three years as an assistant editor at innovation consultancy Stylus, where she covered future-facing shifts in the science, technology and health sectors. She has a Masters in journalism from City University London and a first class honours degree in English Literature from Durham University.

Simon Daniel

CEO & Founder


Simon has 25 years' experience in technology and business innovation. He leads Moixa's overall strategy and growth plans and market relations across government, industry and investors. He is a serial inventor, with numerous patents in energy and mobile devices. Prior to founding Moixa, he spent eight years in Accenture's Technology practice, and worked in research at IBM. He holds an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and is a member of the BEIS/Ofgem Smart Systems Forum

Tom Kennard


Granted Consultancy

Tom is one of the Granted Consultancy Directors. Specialising in disruptive technology solutions, Tom brings clarity to the alignment between strategic goals and funding requirements to ensure successful outcomes and achieved goals. In the past 5 years he has helped companies raise over £50m in non-dilutive grant funding and crowdfunding.

Jim Totty

Managing Partner

Earth Capital

Jim has 25 years' experience in sustainable investment and technology, gained through 18 years in private equity, and earlier advisory and academic work. He was previously at Citi Alternative Investments, and before moving into private equity he was a management consultant in the Energy and Utilities group at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jim has a PhD and an MSc in Physics from Imperial College London, holds an MA in Physics from the University of Cambridge, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.


CHAIR: James Murray



James Murray is Editor-in-Chief of BusinessGreen, having launched the site in October 2007. He is responsible for BusinessGreen's leading news, opinion and analysis, and also contributes to the brand's expanding events' programme.

James is one of the UK's leading commentators on the low carbon economy. He writes occasionally for The Guardian newspaper and has also reported for BBC Radio on a number of green technology stories. James reports daily on a wide range of green business issues, with a particular focus on low carbon policy, economics and technology.

In March 2011, James was voted number eight in the Press Gazette's list of the top 50 environmental journalists in the UK. Prior to launching BusinessGreen, James spent five years as a technology journalist working on a variety of IT titles.