Featured Ugwem Eneyo Keynote Speaker SHYFT Power Solutions
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Ugwem Eneyo is the co-founder and CEO of SHYFT Power Solutions (formerly known as Solstice Energy Solutions), an award-winning, venture-backed energy technology company that is pioneering the use of IoT, software and big data to improve access to clean, reliable and affordable energy solutions in markets that struggle with grid resiliency. As a former Stanford MS/PhD student in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Ms. Eneyo’s studies explored how we use tech to create ‘grids of the future’ but particularly in emerging markets. She’s given talks on the nexus of energy and sustainable development to global thought leaders, including the World Bank.

Forbes marked SHYFT (Solstice) as one of the “Top 60 Women-Led Tech Companies Around the World Shaking Up Tech.” In addition to energy technology, Ms. Eneyo addresses topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion in tech, hardware start-ups.

Ms. Eneyo has traveled the world addressing energy and environmental challenges, which includes her previous work as a Risk Advisor for ExxonMobil supporting projects across Africa, South Asia, and the Americas. Her previous research also includes work in Tanzania alongside the Nelson Mandela Institute of Science and Technology, developing rural water systems.


Women in Technology

As a former Engineering Ph.D. student, an engineer in the oil and gas industry, and now tech entrepreneur, Ugwem has seen the challenges and opportunities for women in technology and the role women are playing in shaping the future.

Sustainable Development of Megacities

At Solstice, Ugwem leads a team that is addressing the environmental and social implications of development in urban areas, particularly in emerging markets. She’s spent much of her career answering questions on how to reimagine infrastructure in growing cities while also considering sustainability.

Africa’s Emerging Tech Ecosystem

Just take a look at how Africa leap-frogged traditional landlines to cell phones, or the current adoption of mobile money and you can see that the continent is a true innovators canvas. Ugwem’s company is another company using technology to transform the energy sector, but through this lens, she sees the forefront of Africa’s emerging tech ecosystem.

Other topics include:

  • African Entrepreneurs & the Start-Up Ecosystem
  • People of Color in Technology
  • The Future of Energy
  • Renewable Energy & Emerging Markets



“Government never seemed like a path to me, because I hadn’t seen it work,” @ugwem_e says. “For some reason—I don’t know what it is—things fall apart” in Africa when politicians take on complex problems.

Eneyo is trying another tack: entrepreneurship.

Look forward to seeing you there!

What excellence looks like. #Forbes30under30 @ Forbes on Fifth

You can’t get to 💯% #CleanEnergy without including everyone.

Looking forward to discussing #financing options to make that possible with @emilykirsch @ramsayhuntley and @ugwem_e at 1:15p today here at #VERGE19

Wondering if circling over an airport for 2 hours then being diverted (after a 12hr flight from Lagos) at least increases my miles accrued🤔 @Delta #tired #safetyfirst

Honored to be amongst this awesome group!

Forbes just published a new article profiling my work and the energy challenges SHYFT Power (formerly Solstice) is solving! 👊🏾 #forbesTech

Had a fantastic time at @LACIncubator judging #CAClimateCup and connecting with awesome cleantech entrepreneurs! Congrats to all!

As a Diamond Medallion, I expect the best from @Delta but just saw their Lagos supervisors and staff HORIBBLY treat a young mom with an infant in-hand for having BABY WATER. The whole scene was unreal. @Delta I'm sure youll do right by this mom. #deltaairlines

Thanks @BNPParibas! #VivaTech #VivaTech2019