About

DAGMARA AVANINDRA

Founder & CEO

Curious about technology, Dagmara dove into her Stanford experience, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering, focusing in particular on circuit and analog design. She was excited to apply her technical knowledge in Silicon Valley, leading Signal Integrity and Power Integrity efforts in the networking and cutting edge graphics space. It was gratifying to do conceptual design across backplanes, midplanes, motherboards, daughter cards, PICS, electrical packages etc. for a few reasons: she first did conceptual design and design simulations, and then she could touch, feel and measure the actual end-product once manufactured, correlating theory with reality. Her Signal Integrity and Power Integrity pursuits also lead her to cross-functional leadership, as it fell to her to coordinate cohesive efforts between various groups: manufacturing, testing, board design, asic design, timing, marketing, and layout to name a few. Additionally, she got to experience a variety of product lines and their associated challenges all the way from high end, high speed to budget conscious consumer products.

With time, Dagmara wanted to see more impact of her work onto the world and environment. What is more impactful than energy sector? Without it, there is no WhatsApp, Facebook or websites. She was inspired by Aruba’s goals to become carbon neutral by 2020, as Aruba was one of the first islands to make a concerted effort to do so. Besides the turquoise blue waters and white sands, it was exciting to contribute to renewable energy growth. Caribbean geographies allow for high levels of renewables’ penetration and can serve as case studies and models for larger countries and territories.

Dagmara learned about the Green Aruba conference, which was held for eight consecutive years on Aruba to attract and engage more renewable solutions both to Aruba and to the Caribbean region; she became an integral part of the Green Aruba core team. In addition to Green Aruba – an initiative started by the cabined of the Prime Minister Mike Eman – Dagmara became a part of the Bureau of Innovation and Sustainability in the Prime Minister’s Ministry. She was able to design, run, contribute to and advise on a number of initiatives, programs and policies that brought and encouraged ground-up sustainability practices and awareness to the Aruban people, as well as affect national level policies to support renewable energy practices propagation.

An engineer at heart, Dagmara returned to the private sector, where she could be hands-on with implementing energy solutions. That involved looking for renewable energy solutions for hospitality sector on Aruba, facilitating access to renewable and other carbon-reducing technologies in the Caribbean, developing utility scale energy projects in the Caribbean from ground zero.

Today Dagmara’s approach is wholistic, and her mission encompasses all efforts and initiatives that support making renewable energy on islands more accessible, reliable and affordable: starting from business development, to getting all stakeholders on board for policies cohesion, to project management, to sharing and encouraging change and innovation, to energy and power event management. As Dagmara diversified and spread her wings in the beautiful Caribbean, she was able to do so thanks to the amazing professional relationships she was able to build. She now also happily shares her knowledge and expertise on creating meaningful professional networks and team building upon request.

DAGMARA AVANINDRA

Founder & CEO

Curious about technology, Dagmara dove into her Stanford experience, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering, focusing in particular on circuit and analog design. She was excited to apply her technical knowledge in Silicon Valley, leading Signal Integrity and Power Integrity efforts in the networking and cutting edge graphics space. It was gratifying to do conceptual design across backplanes, midplanes, motherboards, daughter cards, PICS, electrical packages etc. for a few reasons: she first did conceptual design and design simulations, and then she could touch, feel and measure the actual end-product once manufactured, correlating theory with reality. Her Signal Integrity and Power Integrity pursuits also lead her to cross-functional leadership, as it fell to her to coordinate cohesive efforts between various groups: manufacturing, testing, board design, asic design, timing, marketing, and layout to name a few. Additionally, she got to experience a variety of product lines and their associated challenges all the way from high end, high speed to budget conscious consumer products.

With time, Dagmara wanted to see more impact of her work onto the world and environment. What is more impactful than energy sector? Without it, there is no WhatsApp, Facebook or websites. She was inspired by Aruba’s goals to become carbon neutral by 2020, as Aruba was one of the first islands to make a concerted effort to do so. Besides the turquoise blue waters and white sands, it was exciting to contribute to renewable energy growth. Caribbean geographies allow for high levels of renewables’ penetration and can serve as case studies and models for larger countries and territories.

Dagmara learned about the Green Aruba conference, which was held for eight consecutive years on Aruba to attract and engage more renewable solutions both to Aruba and to the Caribbean region; she became an integral part of the Green Aruba core team. In addition to Green Aruba – an initiative started by the cabined of the Prime Minister Mike Eman – Dagmara became a part of the Bureau of Innovation and Sustainability in the Prime Minister’s Ministry. She was able to design, run, contribute to and advise on a number of initiatives, programs and policies that brought and encouraged ground-up sustainability practices and awareness to the Aruban people, as well as affect national level policies to support renewable energy practices propagation.

An engineer at heart, Dagmara returned to the private sector, where she could be hands-on with implementing energy solutions. That involved looking for renewable energy solutions for hospitality sector on Aruba, facilitating access to renewable and other carbon-reducing technologies in the Caribbean, developing utility scale energy projects in the Caribbean from ground zero.

Today Dagmara’s approach is wholistic, and her mission encompasses all efforts and initiatives that support making renewable energy on islands more accessible, reliable and affordable: starting from business development, to getting all stakeholders on board for policies cohesion, to project management, to sharing and encouraging change and innovation, to energy and power event management. As Dagmara diversified and spread her wings in the beautiful Caribbean, she was able to do so thanks to the amazing professional relationships she was able to build. She now also happily shares her knowledge and expertise on creating meaningful professional networks and team building upon request.