2019 Edelman Finalist: Vattenfall

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the finalist teams of the 2019 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award. We will be releasing these episodes in the countdown to the INFORMS Business Analytics Conference in Austin, TX, April 14-16. In this episode, we are joined by Martina Fischetti, Lead Engineer in Operational Research and Thomas Hjort, Head of System Design, from Vattenfall BA Wind to learn how Vattenfall leveraged O.R. to expand its offshore wind energy operations in the pursuit of fossil fuel-free living, while realizing more than $170 million in savings.

Interviewed this episode:

Martina Fischetti, Thomas Hjort

Vattenfall BA Wind

Martina Fischetti has M.Sc. degrees from the University of Padova (Automation Engineering) and from the University of Aalborg (Control & Automation Engineering) as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Information Engineering from the University of Padova. She has a PhD from the Technical University of Denmark, in collaboration with Vattenfall, on the application of Operational Research on offshore wind parks.

Thomas Hjort has worked extensively with modularization stategy, project management, product definition, roadmaps and system architecture for the last 12 years, with a heavy business value approach to it. Further he is dedicated in the area of generating creative ideas, and following them through to products if deemed viable. He is currently listed as Inventor of in the range of 25 patents (patent families).