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The standard Blockchain for Business

The blockchain infrastructure for the smart energy age

Lition is developing the only scalable public-private blockchain with deletable data features, made for commercial products. Designed with Lition's live P2P trading use case, and co-developed with a leading partner soon to be announced.

  lition's Approach

Merging disruptive 
technologies with
industry expertise

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The standard blockchain for business

Lition is creating the only public-private blockchain protocol, allowing blockchain applications to reach mass market adoption.

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P2P Energy Use Case live

Lition has established the world’s first P2P energy trading platform that is fully licensed and commercially live in a mass market (Germany)

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Energy Ecosystem Use Case coming

Lition is creating an open energy network spanning consumers, producers, EV charging stations, smart meter providers and electric grids with a bottom-up approach

  Lition roadmap

Major
Milestones

Q4 2017

  • Company incorporated
  • Initial Fundraising
  • Licensing process for electricity supplier initiated
  • Alpha version of app
  • First partnerships initiated
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Q1 2018

  • License as electricity supplier in Germany obtained
  • Energy trading platform beta-test
  • First green power plants connected to Lition Energy Exchange
  • First employees on board (4 internal and 6 external)
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Q2 2018

  • Lition tariffs are available to mass-market (>41 million households)
  • First customers connected (households and SMEs)
  • Scaling up connected green power plants to 18 GWh in Germany
  • Integration of Smart reader use case
  • Business requirements for blockchain infrastructure specified
  • Design of technical blockchain architecture initiated
  • Technical advisory with SAP starts
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Q3 2018

  • Use case for electric vehicles piloted (with Chinese partner)
  • Use case for P2P applied for energy retailing piloted (with Asian partner)
  • Leading energy partners onboarded
  • Lition staff grows to 25 (internal and external)
  • Lition representative office opened in China
  • Technical whitepaper released
  • Blockchain prototype
  • Development with leading tech partner starts
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Q4 2018

  • Commercial readiness for electric vehicle charging use case (with Chinese partner)
  • Launch of time-sensitive tariffs for customers with smart reader
  • Expansion to Asian partners with P2P use case
  • Testnet MVP ready
  • Testnet Blockchain API
  • Testnet Dev. Toolkit, Dev & Admin release
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Q1/2 2019

  • Expansion of P2P trading use case also for large industrial clients
  • Launch of smart grid use case
  • Launch of energy-data driven recommendation use case
  • Testnet 1.0 Public release
  • First use cases migrated
  • DApp Partners onboarded
  • Team Scale-Up
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Q3/4 2019

  • Growth of partner network within Energy sector
  • First pilots of regulated industries outside Energy sector that deal with private data
  • Mainnet 1.0 Public release
  • Testnet Update
  • Large-scale use case migration
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2020

  • Large-scale marketing for ecosystem
  • Worldwide commercial, large-scale use cases of industries outside of Energy (mainly Healthcare, Finance)
  • Mainnet 2.0 Public release with full set of features
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  Lition team

Leadership
Team

Active
Advisors

Lition Business &
Retail Team

Lition Technology
Team

Lition Operations Team
(GASAG Group)

  lition in the media

Latest News
Coverage

GUIA DO BITCOIN
19 Sep 2018
Cidades Inteligentes e a Revolução Energética Verde
O mundo está rapidamente se tornando mais urbanizado, com 60% da população global projetada para residir em cidades até 2050. A expansão urbana coloca pressões extras sobre as cidades e suas infra-estruturas, e uma das maiores dificuldades enfrentadas pelas cidades hoje é sua dependência de rede elétrica desatualizada sistemas
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THE KOREA DAILY
19 Sep 2018
스타트 창업기업 리션, ‘스마트 시티와 친환경 에너지 혁명’ 솔루션 개발
전 세계의 도시들이 파나소닉(Panasonic), 구글(Google)과 같은 기업들과 리션(Lition)과 같은 창업 기업들과 함께 스마트 시티 솔루션을 공동 개발에 나서 화제다.
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51CTO
19 Sep 2018
智能城市与绿色能源革命 (Lition)
市及其基础设施带来了额外的压力 如今城市面临的最大负担之一是其对过时电网系统的依赖。许多管辖区已经在规划“智能电网”技术形式的未来绿色能源输送解决方案。2016年,数字城市技术支出估计约为800亿美  
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EW MAGAZIN
11 Sep 2018
Blockchain: Gasag kooperiert mit Berliner Startup Lition
Das Startup-Unternehmen Lition GmbH hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, Konsumenten und Erzeuger auf direktem Weg über eine eigens entwickelte Energiebörse zu verbinden. Die digitale Plattform basiert auf der Blockchain-Technologie und ist seit Mai 2018 auf dem Markt. Gestartet ist die Plattform unter anderem mit Erneuerbare-Energien-Anlagen der Gasag. Die Kooperation der beiden Unternehmen beschränkt sich jedoch nicht auf die Energieerzeugung. Vielmehr greift Lition auch auf Dienstleistungen im Bereich Abrechnung und Service der Gasag-Tochter BAS zurück.
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50,2
11 Sep 2018
GASAG kooperiert mit LITION
Der Netzbetreiber, Energiedienstleister und -erzeuger GASAG und das Berliner Start-up LITION haben ein gemeinsames Blockchain-Projekt realisiert. LITIONs 2018 gestartete Energiebörse kooperiert nun mit nachhaltigen Erzeugungseinheiten der GASAG und zusätzlich auch bei Abrechnung und Service mit der GASAG-Gruppe. Die digitale Plattform basiert auf einer hybriden Blockchain. Kunden sparen, Erzeuger gewinnen „Durch unsere Technologie können sich Kunden einen Erzeuger ihrer Wahl aussuchen“, berichtet Dr. Richard Lohwasser, Geschäftsführer und Gründer von LITION. Kunden und Erzeuger werden durch die Blockchain-Technik ausgesprochen direkt miteinander vernetzt, sodass sie nicht nur die Quelle ihres Stroms selbst bestimmen können, sondern sogar täglich ein neues Angebot von einem anderen Erzeuger auswählen oder aber LITION beauftragen können, jeden Tag ihren Strom von der günstigsten Anlage zu beziehen. Der Einsatz der hybriden Blockchain stellt dabei bei jeder Transaktion sicher, dass diese privat ist und dennoch durch einen unveränderlichen Datensatz im öffentlichen Zustand der Blockchain verifizierbar – heißt durch das Netzwerk zu genehmigen – ist. Der Strombeitrag fließt über die monatliche Rechnung ohne Umwege an das ausgewählte Kraftwerk. Am Ende sparen Kunden und Erzeuger wie Solar,- Wasser und Windkraftwerke erhalten mehr Geld. „Wir freuen uns, dass wir eine sehr fruchtbare Kooperation mit LITION haben und neben Unterstützungsfunktionen im Service und nachhaltigen Erzeugungsbereich auch sehr viel von dem Berliner Start-up lernen“, kommentiert GASAG-Vorstandsmitglied Matthias Trunk.
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Cryptovest
11 Sep 2018
Lition Blockchain Envisions Smart Cities and the Green Energy Revolution
Cities across the globe team up with corporations such as Panasonic, Google, and start-ups like Lition to co-develop Smart City solutions. A smart city offers two-way communications via IoT sensors and AI technology to link buildings, streets, sidewalks, and other components of an urban center, and uses the collected data to address the needs of citizens and visitors. A smart ecosystem connects all layers of a city, from the air on the street to underground sewage and water services.
Environmental sustainability and energy efficiency is one of the critical aspects of smart city innovation. In Europe, for example, the European Technology Platform (ETP) Smart Grids initiative directs vision and strategy for European green energy delivery via smart electricity networks. They aim to create an electrical infrastructure that can sustain economic growth, integrate renewable energy sources and reduce urban environmental impact. A smart grid’s two-way communication capability between a utility and its customers will allow the former to adjust precisely for consumer demand.
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canardcoincoin
6 Sep 2018
Lition veux révolutionner le secteur de l’énergie grâce à un système Blockchain pour l’échange d’énergie

Le concept de Lition : connecter l’énergie verte et les consommateurs

Le Lition Energy Exchange apporte transparence et durabilité dans le système énergétique actuellement fermé en connectant directement les producteurs d’énergie verte aux consommateurs intelligents. Grâce à la nouvelle technologie Blockchain de Lition, les producteurs d’énergie bénéficieront d’un rendement supérieur de 30 %, tandis que les consommateurs paieront 20 % moins cher. Lition rend cela possible en supprimant des intermédiaires et en mettant en place des structures d’entreprise allégées et des processus efficaces. En mars, le fournisseur d’énergie basé à Berlin a reçu des licences d’énergie difficiles à obtenir et a déjà construit une importante base de clients couvrant 11 villes allemandes.
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kejixun
23 Aug 2018
Lition将成为绿色能源的区块链革命的佼佼者
全球司法机构正努力对可再生能源采取更加灵活的政策。7月,美国无党派政策智库外交关系委员会(CFR)发表了一份报告,阐述了区块链技术在未来十年中可能发挥的重要作用。
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zdnet.co.kr
21 Aug 2018
리션 “그린 에너지 부문 블록체인 혁신 주도”
독일 그린 에너지 블록체인 거래 플랫폼인 '리션(Lition)'이 주목받고 있다. 소비자는 리션 플랫폼에서 전력 공급자와 가격을 선택해 그린 에너지 생산자와 직접 거래할 수 있다. 블록체인 기술 특성인 '스마트 컨트랙트' 기술을 활용, 제3자 중개인이 필요 없다. 21일 리션 CEO 리하르트 로바서(Richard Lohwasser) 박사는 “현재는 에너지 공급 시스템이 효율성과 가격 경쟁력이 낮고, 또 소비자들은 공식 전력 시스템에서 공급하는 에너지에 대해 잘 모르고 구매한다”며 “뿐만아니라 전력 공급 시스템이 너무 복잡하고 불투명해 소비자들이 에너지원을 정확히 파악할 수 없다. 석탄 에너지조차 ‘그린’이라는 명칭을 달고 비싼 가격에 팔리는 실정이다"며 '리션' 플랫폼의 필요성을 설명했다.
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NewsBTC
20 Aug 2018
When It Comes to Green Energy’s Blockchain Revolution, Lition Is Ahead of the Pack
Among the vanguard companies leading the change towards a decentralized green energy blockchain system is Germany’s Lition which is working with global technology giant SAP on its blockchain solution. Their platform was developed to connect consumers directly with green energy producers and give them more choice over where their energy comes from and how much they pay for it. Because Lition is built on blockchain technology it makes the process of buying energy directly from producers much easier, since transparent smart contracts eliminate the need for third-party brokers.
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ikedahayato
19 Sep 2018
スマートシティとグリーンエネルギー革命
世界は急速に都市化が進んでいます。そして2050年までに、世界の人口の60%が都市に居住すると予測されています。 都市化の進行が都市とそのインフラにますますプレッシャーを与える中、現在都市が直面する最も大きな負担の1つは、時代遅れの電力系統システムへの依存だと言えるでしょう。
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Ikedahayato
9 Aug 2018
Lition – 世界初のピアツーピアエネルギー取引プラットフォーム
ベルリンを拠点とするLitionのモットーは、「人にパワーを届ける」であり、このグリーンエネルギーブロックチェーンの取引プラットフォームは、世界にその姿勢を示しています。
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Energate Messenger
8 Aug 2018
Gasag kooperiert mit Blockchain-Plattform
Berlin (energate) - Der Berliner Energieversorger Gasag bringt Grünstrom-Anlagen in eine Blockchain-Plattform ein. Dazu kooperiert das Unternehmen mit der Lition Energie GmbH.
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Gruender
7 Aug 2018
Lumenaza: 2,5 Millionen für Energiewende-Software
Der Energiemarkt wird vielfältiger: Dezentrale Wind- und Solaranlagen produzieren ebenso Strom wie große Kraftwerke, Batterien und andere Speichersysteme können die Energie konservieren.
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Finanzen.net
7 Aug 2018
Blockchain-Technologie vernetzt Konsumenten und Erzeuger direkt
Berlin (ots) - LITION verbindet Konsumenten und Erzeuger auf direktem Wege über eine eigens entwickelte Energiebörse. Die digitale Plattform basiert auf der neuen Blockchain-Technologie.
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mpaypass
7 Aug 2018
Lition携手ICOBox利用区块链能源交换变革能源部门
Lition能源交换创建的封闭式能源系统,直接将绿色能源生厂商和明智消费者连接在一起,提高能源部门的透明度和可持续发展性。利用Lition新颖的区块链技术,消费者能节省20%的成本的同时,能源生产商的回报也能增长30%。Lition的模式刨去
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Wallstreet online
7 Aug 2018
Blockchain-Technologie vernetzt Konsumenten und Erzeuger direkt
Berlin (ots) - LITION verbindet Konsumenten und Erzeuger auf direktem Wege über eine eigens entwickelte Energiebörse. Die digitale Plattform basiert auf der neuen Blockchain-Technologie. Dafür startet LITION mit Erneuerbaren Energien-Anlagen der GASAG. Die Energiebörse für Jedermann ist seit Mai 2018 auf dem Markt und kooperiert nicht nur mit nachhaltigen Erzeugungseinheiten, sondern auch bei Abrechnung und Service mit der GASAG-Gruppe.
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CryptoCool News
5 Aug 2018
Berlin-based energy start-up Lition brings power to the people
The company is already licensed as an energy supplier in Germany and has built up a growing client base in 11 German cities. Lition’s fully functional platform is already available to 41 million households in Germany. B
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Medium
19 Jul 2018
Lition is The World’s First Operational Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading Platform
“Bringing power to the people,” is the motto of Berlin-based Lition, and the green energy blockchain trading platform is poised to do that globally..
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  Lition partners

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Partnerships

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Dr. Richard Lohwasser

CEO

Richard holds a Ph.D. in Energy Economics and is an international awarded IT specialist. At 15, he was fluid in 7 different programming languages. At 17, he developed and founded the startup Clanintern.de, a Top-10 website at that time in Germany with 1 million views per day. Later he completed a 5-year university program in 3 years and graduated as No. 1 student. After founding another tech startup in California and working six years as a strategy consultant for McKinsey, he was appointed the youngest director in the history of Vattenfall, a US$ 10bn European utility corporation. Directly before Lition, Richard was managing director of German operations at ExtraEnergie, a leading independent international energy supplier with US$ >1bn in sales and responsible for >350 employees.

Dr. Kyung-Hun Ha

COO

Kyung has a strong management and IT background. He holds an MBA and Ph.D. in IT (Summa cum Laude). He has been a director for Online at Vattenfall, one of four leading multinational energy conglomerates in Germany with more than US$ 10 bn in sales. Currently he is a senior director responsible for operations at GASAG, a US$ 1,4 bn leading energy supplier in Germany. Additional to his operational functions with Lition, as a cooperation with GASAG, he is an expert in the field of online marketing & data analytics. Prior and in parallel to his corporate career he has successfully founded five start-ups in tech and ecommerce sector.

Dr. Manfred Gabriel

Board Member

Manfred has invested more than US$ 1.2bn, with 850mn from instutional investors. He holds a Ph.D. in Business. He has been one of the founding partners of ADVISUM in 2001 and since then has developed, raised, invested and jointly managed funds. He founded various start-ups and invested in more than 100 companies with a combined revenue of more than US$ 7 bn and approx. 35.000 employees. Before he was Managing Partner at the investment firm GCI Management in Switzerland and an Account Manager at Cap Gemini responsible for growing and restructuring companies in the technology, automotive and financial business like Deutsche Bank, BMW AG and Citigroup.

Jan Wiedenhaupt

Board Member Legal/Finance

Jan graduated in Business and Engineering. He has been founding partner and managing director of ADVISUM since 2001. He developed, invested and jointly managed funds for institutional investors with more than US$ 700m. He was responsible for a volume of more than US$ 1 bn until today. Additionally, he has been a founder of four start-ups. Before that he was a member of the management board of GCI Management Germany a now stock listed investment firm. Earlier he served as engagement manager at Cap Gemini responsible for clients like Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, and other clients in the financial and technology sector.

Reinhard Lohwasser

Board Member Technology

Reinhard completed his Master’s degree in Physics and holds an MBA. He has been a partner of ADVISUM since 2006. Until now he was responsible for an investment volume of more than US$ 400m. Additionally he has been a founder of three start-ups, one together with his brother Richard Lohwasser. Before that Reinhard worked for Lucent Technologies in various top management positions, such as leading the global product management team holding the profit and loss responsibility for the worldwide leader in optical multiplexer. Prior he worked as consultant with Cap Gemini, GCI Management and with Lockheed Martin, USA, in the field of atomic physics.

Stephan Vogel

Business Development Manager

Stephan has a degree in Economics and a Master in International Business. He has worked for more than a decade as an international project and business development manager for T.A. Cook, a leading implementation consulting boutique focusing on the asset-intensive industries, such as oil, gas, utilities etc. During his tenure he advised companies like BP, Bayer, and many more top-tier companies with billions in sales. Moreover, Stephan founded the Brazilian office and lead sales in Latin America.

Stephan Bialek

Head of Finance & Operations Manager

Stephan studied information systems and is a certified accountant. He is an expert in the utility business. At ExtraEnergie, one of Germany’s top 3 independent utilities, he ensured correct billing and revenue assurance of ExtraEnergie’s 700.000 electricity and gas customers in B2C & B2B, US$ 850 m revenue and US$ 100 m operating profit. As a department manager he was responsible for more than 30 employees in billing and revenue assurance. Prior to this, he successfully founded an e-commerce platform for World of Warcraft.

Benni Wörpel

Blockchain Marketing Manager

Benni has a B.A. in Science and Technology and has a Master in Integrated Natural Resource Management. His main focus areas are “Renewable Energy and Climate Change” and “Methodology and Modelling of Sustainability”. He is a blockchain pioneer, being certified by the first blockchain university courses in Germany. He has researched for his master thesis about the implementation of blockchain technology in a carbon cap and trade scheme. Benni has marketed and partnered with various start-ups. He is also an early investor in bitcoin and altcoins.

Chris Kilchling

Brand & Design Manager

Chris holds a diploma in Graphic Design. He is a brand consultant and creative director, specializing in the development of corporate identities for forward-thinking companies across a variety of industries. He has been instrumental in elevating numerous successful companies through the implementation of compelling and fully-integrated design and branding strategies. He has worked on creative projects around the globe, gaining 15 years of multi-disciplinary design experience in digital design, web design, corporate branding and more. His most valuable strength is passion and good taste.

Susanne Hößler

Senior Data Analyst

Susanne’s function as a Data Analyst in the energy sector started almost 10 years ago at eg Factory, service provider of the ExtraEnergy. As one of the 3 biggest energy supplier in Germany for private sector acquiring more than 1 Mio customers, the ExtraEnergy holds a tremendous data pool to analyze and work with. Working closely with both business and operative management, Susanne provided evaluations and statistics fundamentally influencing business procedures and company decisions. Both Susanne’s excellent analytic skills and her being an Excel power user will continuously help to improve our business performance.

Amy Xiao

Marketing & Community Manager

Amy has been working at multinational companies for more than 9 years. During her previous working experiences, she gained enormous acknowledges in terms of sales and marketing worldwide. Her working environment has always been very international so that she has excellent and customer-driven communication skills. As her professional activity has been in China for years she is perfectly suited for marketing measures in the Chinese market. Currently Amy is in charge of all our social media communication channels and community building in China.

Dr. Marco Borghesi

Lead Backend Developer

Marco holds a Ph.D. in Energy Engineering and an EMBA from Kellogg-WHU, a top-notch program. He is a senior venture developer and founder of various start-ups, such as Aldabra and OEEX. Marco has more than twenty years of experience in product and business development, with profound expertise in energy markets, cleantech, blockchain and IT. He consults leading energy suppliers in blockchain technology. Marco commits part of his free time to support young entrepreneurs and is a mentor in accelerator programs such as the Rockstart Energy accelerator.

Artur Basak

Lead Frontend Developer

Artur holds a B.A. in Computer Science. He is an outstanding specialist with strong skills in front end development and deep knowledge of a vast range of technologies. Artur started to program from the 5th grade. Currently Artur is a fullstack Developer with an impressive number of successfully implemented projects. Furthermore, Artur is a great programmer and lead software developer at *Instinctools. Artur doesn’t stop at the reached level and keeps mastering his skills day by day. As a lecturer and trainer he enjoys to share his profound knowledge.

Nastassia Metselitsa

IT Project Manager

Nastassia has an extensive academic background. After her studies she started to work on various IT related topics in the sales department. After successful delivery, she moved quickly into the project management position for *Instinctools clients. As a Project Manager her strength lie in facilitation skills, agile approaches, time and resource management, as well as providing technical expertise. Nastassia is very fond of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency projects in the renewable energy sector.

Aliaksandr Zimakou

Blockchain & Frontend Developer

Aliaksandr started his career path with getting practical experience in Backend development. Thanks to an impressive number of implemented projects on various domains, Aliaksandr developed a strong skill set in Frontend, Fullstack and Blockchain development. Aliaksandr is very enthusiastic about studying new technologies, such as Ethereum ERC20 and learning new programming languages. He quickly improves hard and soft skills, being able program and lead sophisticated projects He is also an early investor in bitcoin.

Vladislav Nickulcha

Blockchain & Frontend Developer

Vladislav has many years’ experience in software development. He started his career as a Frontend developer still being a student in Information Management and is now mastering his professional level in the blockchain development. The number of technologies he knows on a professional level is constantly increasing. Working for *instinctools Vladislav participated in more than 10 major implementation projects and got the priceless experience of communication with people all over the world.

Jan-Patrick Schulz

UX/UI Expert

Jan has a degree in communication psychology. He started his career as a consultant in communication planning for multinational clients in DACH and Eastern Europe at initiative media GmbH. Lately, he solely focuses on user insights driven digital product development. He researches, designs and evaluates high end digital user experiences. He is a professional user researcher, product designer and innovation facilitator with 6 years’ experience in UX consulting in the energy sector and across various other markets at eparo GmbH and additional freelance engagements.

Sina Garohn

Energy Billing Lead

Sina did her dual studies in the telecommunication sector with Deutsche Telekom AG. Soon after she moved to the energy sector in which she has been working for the GASAG Group in various positions for almost a decade. She is an expert in the energy market and operational processes. Her main field of expertise are billing, controlling and team leadership. Sina is a well-recognized change, being responsible for continuous improvement, stakeholder management, process optimization and quality assurance. Sina is highly motivated applying blockchain smart contract billing solutions.

Paul Otto

Manager Controlling

Paul has a Master’s degree in Business, with a special focus on controlling and sales. After his studies he worked for Vattenfall, a leading multinational energy conglomerate. He is now working for the GASAG Group since many years. In total he has more than ten years of work experience in the energy sector, covering a wide range of expertise in B2B sales and financial controlling. As a department manager for controlling, billing and energy suppliers change management Paul has great leadership skills, but also extensive knowledge regarding financial data analytics.

Sven Lewerenz

Manager Digital Services

Sven holds a degree in Telecommunications and started his career as a technology consultant for Detecon, with international projects in Kuwait and Slovakia. He worked many years as a project manager, CIO and Operation Director for large utility companies such as the GASAG Group in Berlin. Sven has a strong entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for technology. Throughout his working life, Sven is an enthusiastic driver of the energy revolution in Germany and has designed projects for energy management solutions, smart metering rollouts and electric mobility.

Marco Radtke

Energy Billing Specialist

Marco has a B.A. in Economics and a Master in Business Informatics, with a special focus on ERP Systems, innovation and entrepreneurship. He has worked in various start-ups for the rocket internet group and has therefore a strong entrepreneurial mindset. In recent years working for the GASAG Group he gained substantial knowledge of the energy market, applied information technology and billing. During project work Marco applies best practice process modelling and agile project management tools.

Dr. Jürgen Müller

Technology Advisor

Jürgen holds a Ph.D. in IT Systems Engineering from the Hasso Plattner Institute where he was co-representative of Professor Plattner’s research chair at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) for Software Systems Engineering, University of Potsdam, Germany. Besides numerous teaching activities, he mainly contributed to research projects in the area of In-Memory Data Management.

Jürgen is Chief Innovation Officer of SAP, the world’s leading enterprise software company with over 335,000 customers in over 180 countries and €22 bn in revenues. Jürgen has global responsibility for innovation across SAP and advises the executive board on all innovation-related topics in the tech field. As SAP's main driver for innovation, he has a deep understanding of the most recent tech trends, especially blockchain technology.

As Lition's chief advisor for innovation and blockchain technology, Jürgens assures Lition develops the most technically sound, innovative and tangible solutions to conquer the market. Therefore, Jürgen is working very closely with Richard and Kyung to plan and execute all tech and innovation decisions.

Kelly Ford

Sales & Marketing Advisor

Kelly is a serial international entrepreneur with 28 years of international marketing and strategy experience including 2 venture-funded tech startups (SiteAdvisor and Hunch) with successful exits (to McAfee and eBay). Most recently, Kelly served as Chief Marketing Officer at leading European mobile bank N26. During his marketing leadership, N26 became one of Europe’s most successful FinTechs, expanding from 2 countries to 17, growing its customer base 12x to more than 1 million, and raising in excess of $200M in venture capital.

Before N26, Kelly was CMO for PayPal in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Prior to that he served as Head of Marketing, for EBAY in New York, as Sr. Director of Marketing for MCAFEE and as Director of Media Strategy for AOL. His early career included 8 years in international brand management at the iconic Campbell Soup Company as well as several years in boutique strategy consulting to Fortune 500 clients. Kelly has an Electrical Engineering/Computer Science degree from Stanford University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Kelly’s deep experience in brand building, performance marketing and international growth strategy will be an invaluable asset as Lition builds a trusted consumer brand with global presence.

Sang-Seop Lee 이상섭

Advisor Blockchain & Energy Use Cases

Sang - Seop is working as Head of Specialists and leading energy expert for the Korea Block Chain Association (KBCA) primarily conducting research and providing blockchain consulting services for the smart energy age. With his strong ties to the international energy community and profound technical know-how, Sang-Seop constantly explores and discusses with leading energy experts and executives around the globe the implementation of the blockchain technology in the energy sector.

Sang-Seop has worked in the tech and IT sector at various senior executive positions for over 16 years. For seven years he has been the Head of SI Division of Gabia, one of the leading South Korean-based company dedicated on the provision of internet infrastructure services. Prior to that, he worked as a Managing Director at Godosoft Co. Ltd., the leading e-commerce solution provider in South Korea. Sang- Seop has a Sociology degree from the prestigious Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.

As Lition’s advisor for Blockchain & Energy Use Cases Sang-Seop strongly supports Lition’s ambitions to internationally scale its energy blockchain solution. He facilitates and builds relationships with top blockchain experts, business executives and politicians especially in the Korean market.

Prof. Dr. Markus Bick

Advisor for Research

Prof Dr. Markus Bick is Head of the Chair of Business Information Systems at the ESCP Europe, one of the top tier Business Schools in Europe, since 2005. His chair of talented researchers and developers mainly focuses on the effective and efficient development and utilization of information systems like Blockchain technology as well as on the challenges and opportunities related to digital transformation. Main objective is to gather theoretical knowledge, methods and tools regarding modern digital information systems and technologies. During his tenure at ESCP Europe Prof. Dr. Markus Bick has published countless journals, conference papers and book contributions at highly renowed outlets worldwide. He holds a Ph.D. in Business and Information Systems from the University of Duisburg-Essen, where he worked as a researcher at the Department of Information Systems for Production and Operations Management (Prof. Dr. H. Adelsberger).

As Lition’s advisor for research Prof. Dr. Markus Bick strongly supports Lition with the latest research insights in blockchain and key drivers for market adoption.

Eddy Travia

Advisor Digital Token Economy

Eddy Travia is a pioneer investor in blockchain technology startups and the CEO of Coinsilium, a London-based venture builder, accelerator and investor in early-stage blockchain technology companies (NEX:COIN). In July 2013, after several years in private equity in Greater China, Eddy co-founded Seedcoin, the world’s first global incubator of digital currency startups and, in May 2014, was named among the ‘Top three Most Influential Investors’ at the Blockchain Awards. Eddy has led early-stage investments in 17 blockchain companies around the world. He also regulary delivers keynote speeches on blockchain and advises corporates and financial regulators.