Innovation Speaker & Renewable Energy Speaker
Laurence Kemball-Cook is the award-winning founder and CEO of Pavegen Systems, an innovative clean technology company, and keynote speaker on renewable energies and disruptive technologies.
Pavegen is a flooring technology that instantly converts kinetic energy from footsteps into renewable off-grid energy.
This technology has been used across the world and installed in over 150 projects in more than 30 countries. Laurence has partnered with figures such as solar entrepreneur and artist Akon, football legend Pele and will.i.am to promote his clean-tech vision. He has also worked with some of the world’s largest companies including Shell, Adidas, Heathrow, and Europe’s largest shopping centre, Westfield.
Through Pavegen, Laurence Kemball-Cook has become a regular speaker at many high profile technology and entrepreneurship events, and he makes regular media appearances with BBC Television News, CNN, The Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Wired, and National Geographic.
The Daily Telegraph has described him as a ‘boy genius’ while The Guardian say Pavegen is ‘shifting our perceptions of renewable energy.’
Laurence and Pavegen have been recognised with numerous awards and accolades, including an Observer Ethical award, a 2012 World Technology award and a UKTI British Export of the Year award.
Laurence is a thought leader and speaker at various technology and entrepreneurship events worldwide; his TEDxBerlin talk was featured amongst TED’s top talks on envisioning the cities of the future and changing attitudes to fossil fuels. Additionally, Laurence was the youngest CEO of a delegation of leading British companies, joining the Prime Minister, David Cameron, on a state visit to China.
• Impact of Disruptive Technologies
• Powering the Future
• Renewable Energy
”Friendly, enthusiastic and bringing the ‘green’ agenda to the forefront, Laurence’s presentation was dynamic and energy fuelled. The final session after a day-and-a-half (and a late night) of conference is not the easiest slot to fill, but the interest and engagement in the room was palpable. Our guests certainly left the event inspired and on a high, with a fresh insight how they might drive effective engagement through innovation and analytics.”
— Lisa Dolan, EMEA Event Manager, CBRE
“Laurence was amazing. The audience loved him and were captivated throughout. He was lively, active and full of energy. Everyone was so enthused about both him and the incredible technology he is bringing about. He brought the conference to life.”
— UN Sustainable Development Goals ‘Give Back’ conference, Bahrain,