About

FlexShape was founded by two leading experts in smart energy and Big Data, who are the main inventors of the flex-offer concept and technologies.

Laurynas Šikšnys
Laurynas Šikšnys

Chief Executive Officer, PhD

Laurynas Šikšnys was a postdoc at the Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University, Denmark. He received a BS degree in Informatics from Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, in 2007; and a MSc degree in Computer Engineering from Aalborg University in 2009. He received a joint PhD degree in Computer Science from Aalborg University and Technische Universität Dresden in 2014. His research interests include energy data management, energy data management architectures, optimization, prescriptive analytics, and cyber-physical systems. Laurynas was involved in several EU and national Danish research projects in the fields of smart-energy, flexibility management, and demand-side management.


Torben Bach Pedersen
Torben Bach Pedersen

Chief Scientific Officer, Professor in Big Data

Torben Bach Pedersen is full professor of computer science at Aalborg University, Denmark. He received his Ph.D. in 2000. His research interests span business intelligence topics such as Big Data warehousing, OLAP, and data mining, with a focus on non-traditional and complex types of data. He has published more than 260 peer-reviewed papers on these topics. His work has received more than 4150 citations on Google Scholar, yielding an h-index of 35. He has served as PC Chair for DaWaK 2009+10, DOLAP 2010, and SSDBM 2014, General Chair for SSTD 2009, and on numerous program committees, including SIGMOD, EDBT, VLDB, and ICDE. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and Member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences. He has worked on energy data management since 2007; was involved in the MIRABEL EU FP7 project on energy data management; and is currently involved in the large follow-up Danish TotalFlex and FP7 ARROWHEAD projects. He is a co-founder (with Prof. Lehner of TUD) of the EDBT workshop series on Energy Data Management, held in 2012-16. He has supervised, or is currently supervising, 26 Ph.D. students as main advisor (9 graduated).