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FT Digital Energy Summit

Tracking the Impact of Digital Innovation in Energy

London |
Speakers include:
Mike  Young

Mike Young

Centrica

Jonathan Kini

Jonathan Kini

Drax

Neil  Clitheroe

Neil Clitheroe

Iberdrola

Overview

Digital transformation is shaping business models across the energy sector. Digital transformation strategies must be driven from the top and delivering an optimum digital experience is critical. People, processes and technologies should be aligned to build capability and enable transformation across the business. Energy companies need to know how digital tools and platforms can help them engage with customers and employees - particularly millennials, provide value-added interactive services, drive efficiency, and lower costs.

The FT Digital Energy Summit 2017 will continue to bring together over 150 decision-makers from the digital energy community, including market dominators, brand challengers, innovators and cross-industry thought leaders, to share and discuss the impact of digital on transforming business models and the future direction of digitalisation.

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Testimonials

“Let’s harness the passion and will of all to realise the value from digitalisation”.

Alisa Choong, Executive Vice President – Technical & Competitive IT, Shell

“Data is the new currency”.

Susana Quintana-Plaza, SVP Innovation, E.ON SE

“Data is the new oil”.

Rolf Riemenschneider, Head of Sector IoT, DG CONNECT/E1, European Commission

“I thought the event was excellent with a really high quality of speakers. All content was very relevant to me and my role as IT Director and digital leader at SGN”. ​

Andrew Quail, Director of IT, Scotia Gas Networks (SGN)​

"Succeeded in targeting and discussing many of the key issues to date. It also provided a great opportunity for interaction with digital leaders and experts across the industry"

Åshild Hanne Larsen, CIO and Senior Vice President Corporate IT​, ​Statoil​

​​“Great initiative! Bridging with all relevant stakeholders and decision-makers and initiating a digital energy community“.

Dr. Bernard Gindroz, Chairman of Sector Forum Energy Management, CEN/CENELEC

​“High quality speakers and content"

James Neophytou, IBM

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Agenda - 19th Sep

  • 8:00am
    Registration and networking
  • 9:00am
    Chair's opening remarks

    Andrew Ward, Energy Editor, Financial Times 

  • 9:05am
    Opening keynote: Future outlook: How will digital continue to impact the future worker and workplace and what will they look like?
  • 9:30am
    Live interview: Scoping the future of the energy sector

    This live interview with a leading economist from the energy sector will investigate how rising energy demand and digital will interact. What shift in the energy mix is expected? In addition, it will review the cross-over between utilities and oil and gas and whether the energy industry is likely to become more agnostic and, therefore collaborative, going forward? And how is this likely to affect environmental initiatives and goals? What are likely to be the most cost effective methods of reducing CO2 emissions?

  • 9:55am
    CEO panel discussion: Scoping the impact of digitalisation on current and future business models within the energy sector
    • What will be the role of digital in achieving the transition to different forms of generation and grid management?
    • Which digital disruptions are likely to have the most impact on traditional business models within the utilities industry and how can the industry prepare for this opportunity?
    • Newco versus traditional business models: Which is best placed to foster innovation and grow new business value from digital disruptions?
    • Regulation and standards as an enabler or a barrier: How can regulators and policy makers support the energy market in the future?
    • Competitive advantage versus collaboration:How can partnerships across the industry be fostered to deliver new services to the customer base?
  • 10:45am
    Networking break
  • 11:15am
    3-way Keynote Dialogue/Head to Head: Cross-sector thought leadership: How to create digital experiences that transform the relationship between brand, consumer and employees
    • Execution of digital strategies and lessons learnt on digital transformation programmes
    • What lessons can be learnt from other industries, including telecomms and retail?
    • How can portfolios be diversified through new offerings and propositions? And how can these be leveraged via the energy brand?
    • How can leadership from the business to drive digitisation across every team be achieved?
    • In addition to continuing to appeal to the active switching market, how can you attract and sell to disengaged consumers?
    • How can you remain agile and innovative whilst operating in a less risk-averse approach?
    • Achieving a culture change: Which digital tools and processes can be introduced to shape the company? 

    Jonathan Kini, Retail CEO, Drax 

    Mike Young, Group CIO, Centrica

  • 11:45am
    Live interview: Managing disruption internally: How can people, processes and technology be aligned?
    • Digital investment across the organisation entails adapting business processes, retraining, and cultural change - How do you calculate this and establish best practices?
    • How can companies re-focus their business models and talent away from asset and operations, towards customers and information?
    • What are the tools for achieving collaboration between operations, IT, marketing and sales?
  • 12:05pm
    Interactive round table sessions
    • What will the interaction between consumers and providers look like in a digital future?

            Facilitator: Paul Stapleton, General Manager, Electric Ireland

    • How can new digital propositions be developed to engage and support the customer experience?
    • Can B2B models be applied to domestic customers?

            Facilitator: John Hartley, Head of Propositions, Centrica

    • How can energy companies support customers in using digital devices for connected/smart home technologies?

            Facilitator: James Robbins​, CI​O, Drax Group plc​

    • How can renewable propositions for domestic and business customers be productised?
    • What is the future market potential for peace of mind and security solutions and who will be selling these services?
    • How will digital continue to support the growth in self sufficient solutions ie solar and storage?
    • In terms of capital projects, how different are the digital procedures and processes from manufacturing a car or a plane?
    • How does cognitive computing and machine learning contribute to health and safety?
    • How different is the customer experience on a petrol forecourt from a standard retail experience?
    • What are the challenges of being first to market and achieving innovation in retail?
    • How can wearable computing achieve safer working environments and increase communication?
    • What is the future of drones and robotics for surveillance, inspections and analysis of assets?
    • How can energy businesses ramp up to become agile?
    • How can digitalisation be used to continue reducing costs and increase efficiency?

            Facilitator: Åshild Hanne Larsen, CIO and SVP Corporate IT, Statoil

    • How can we continue to address cyber, data privacy and protection issues through collaboration and standardisation?
    • What impact will blockchain have on the digital energy community?

            Facilitator: Joanna Hubbard, COO and Co Founder, Electron

  • 1:05pm
    Lunch
  • 2:05pm
    Live interview: Putting the customer first: Enabling customer-driven design thinking
    • How do you think customer-centric? And how can a customer be defined in terms of overall characteristics?
    • As an industry, do we understand what the customer needs are?
    • How have they changed and what are they likely to be going forward?
    • How can technology be planned from what the customer needs are?
    • How can companies use this information to deliver an optimum digital experience?
  • 2:25pm
    360 degree panel discussion: What are the next steps for big data?
    • How can digital tools and platforms be employed to engage with customers and employees?
    • What type of interactive services and value-added services could be developed and provided?
    • How can wearable technology be integrated for consumers and employees to increase real time data efficiency, improve collaboration, and increase health and safety?
    • How can we make smart metering data compelling for consumers? And how can we combine products and data and then leverage this proposition?
    • In the future, will suppliers become the competitors in terms of data?

    Andy Baynes, Global Head of Energy, Nest Labs

    Martin Crouch, Senior Partner, OFGEM

  • 3:25pm
    Graduate panel discussion: How can we attract millennials to the energy sector and how do we position and communicate digitally to make that happen?
    • How can digital provide employees with a better value proposition?
    • How can digital help to combat the image of a ‘dirty industry’?
    • How do you attract millennials into your business? Why do they want to work within the sector and what changes would they like to see?

    Confirmed participation from BP, Shell and Statoil graduates

  • 4:10pm
    Closing keynote: Utilising machine learning, or artificial intelligence, to enable new business models and services
  • 4:35pm
    Chair's closing remarks

    Andrew Ward, Energy Editor, Financial Times 

  • 4:45pm
    Conclusion

Confirmed speakers (13)

Mike  Young

Mike Young

Group CIO
Centrica
Jonathan Kini

Jonathan Kini

CEO - Retail
Drax

As CEO of Drax Retail, Jonathan oversees business operations and champions Drax’s retail strategy across Haven Power and Opus Energy. He is responsible for pursuing increased business growth through small-to-medium enterprise (SME) sectors, and for sustaining and growing Drax Retail’s industrial and commercial (I&C) customer base. The Retail strategic focus is a more customer-centric approach to energy sustainability, to inspire change in energy use and help customers to use less. Under Jonathan’s leadership, both Haven Power and Opus Energy will have the unique ability to offer reliable, renewable energy generated using biomass technology. The long term ambition is that 100% of Drax’s Retail customers are on 100% renewable.

Neil  Clitheroe

Neil Clitheroe

Global Retail Director
Iberdrola
Bill Wilkins

Bill Wilkins

CIO
First Utility

As First Utility's technology leader, Bill is passionate about delivering innovative ways to optimise our business and provide our customers with a better way to manage their energy use. As CIO he is responsible for delivering an end-to-end smart energy platform for our retail supply business and as CTO he is responsible for delivering new products that engage and retain our customers. In 2015, Bill took the number 10 spot on the CIO 100, which recognises the leading CIOs in the UK who are modernising and driving business change in their organisations. He’s so passionate about these subjects that you can still find him doing some coding when he’s not inspiring our team of technology wizards to come up with the latest way to engage and empower our customers. Bill brings 25 years of experience in the enterprise software marketplace to First Utility. Prior to joining First Utility, he worked for a number of technology firms including Sun Microsystems where he was the Senior Engineering Director for Enterprise Service Bus and SOA products.

Åshild  Hanne Larsen

Åshild Hanne Larsen

CIO and Senior Vice President Corporate IT
Statoil

Åshild Hanne Larsen is Statoil’s CIO and SVP of its Corporate IT function. Her current focus is on digital transformation and creating business value from IT – using IT as a key enabler in improving operational efficiency and transforming the oil and gas industry. Åshild started her career with Statoil in 1993 and  has broad experience both from professional and executive roles primarily within HR and IT, including leadership of corporate projects and large-scale organisational change efforts. Prior to taking on the CIO role, she was the Vice President for People and Organisation in Statoil’s technology, projects and drilling business area.  Åshild holds a specialist MBA from Heriot Watt University in the UK, as well as an MA degree from Universität Bielefeld in Germany. She also serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees at the International School of Stavanger.

Giuseppe  Serrecchia

Giuseppe Serrecchia

Chief Digital Officer
Enel

Giuseppe Serrecchia recently joined Enel as Chief Digital Officer to run the newly established Digital Enabler unit within the Global ICT function, where he is in charge of digitising the organization and driving the company through change and transformation. He coordinates the technology innovation and transformation at Enel ICT to enable corporate divisions and global business towards the industry digital shift.
Before joining Enel, he spent several years in the media industry where in 2011, he entered Condé Nast Italy as Chief Technology Officer leading the company’s digital teams and running the international technology transformation programs.
In 2000, he was Chief Technology Officer of the digital unit of Gruppo L’Espresso, Italy’s largest media Group, where he promoted the adoption of new technologies, developing and operating new online services and working across the convergence of online and print processes.
 At the beginning of his professional path, he also founded his own start-up operating in the telecommunications, aerospace and Internet industries.
Giuseppe holds an Electronic Engineering Master Degree from Rome University and started his career as researcher in the European Computer Industry Research Center in Munich, in the field of AI.

James  Robbins​

James Robbins​

CI​O
Drax Group plc​

As CIO of Drax Group plc James is passionate about innovation, information and improving the way energy is generated, supplied and used for a better future. He is comfortable with digital complexity having also previously led, as CIO, the development and implementation of Innovative Information Transformation strategies across several multi sector organisations including: Northumbrian Water Group, Abellio Transport Holdings and Your Housing.
James is a frequent face on the CIO100 and Computing Magazine's Top10 UK CIO’s. He has an MBA from Manchester Business School, is a Masters graduate from Liverpool John Moores University.

Paul  Stapleton

Paul Stapleton

General Manager
Electric Ireland

Paul Stapleton is General Manager of Electric Ireland, the retail division of ESB Group.  He was appointed to that position in November 2013, having previously filled a number of senior roles within ESB Group including Group Treasurer, and Financial Controller of ESB Networks Ltd.  Electric Ireland is Ireland’s leading energy supplier, supplying electricity and gas to c. 1.3m customers across the island of Ireland. Electric Ireland is part of ESB Group and ESB is Ireland’s leading energy utility with gross assets of c. €12 billion.  

Martin  Crouch

Martin Crouch

Senior Partner, Improving Regulation
Ofgem

Martin Crouch is Senior Partner, Improving Regulation. His current responsibilities include supporting Ofgem’s regulatory policy development through central teams covering horizon scanning, sustainability, analysis and knowledge management.

Martin joined Ofgem in 2003 and has led teams responsible for electricity distribution, European markets, renewable and energy efficiency support schemes and electricity transmission, including interconnector development and offshore tenders. From 2012 until early 2015, he chaired the Electricity Working Groups of the European regulatory bodies CEER and ACER.

Graham  Oakes

Graham Oakes

Founder & CEO
Upside Energy

Dr Graham Oakes is a systems engineer with over 30 years experience working for firms such as Cisco, Sony, Skype and Vodafone. He founded Upside Energy in 2014 to address problems of cost, reliability and CO2 emissions associated with the energy system. Upside has since won many awards, most recently winning the Shell Springboard prize for low carbon innovation in the UK in April 2017. It has also raised significant sums of grant and equity funding to build its cloud service for coordinating distributed energy resources. This service went into commercial operation in April 2017. Graham holds a PhD from Imperial College, London, and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the British Computer Society.

Joanna Hubbard

Joanna Hubbard

COO and co-founder
Electron

Joanna Hubbard is the COO and co-founder of Electron: a London-based start-up in the energy blockchain space. At Electron she is taking a “collaboratively disruptive” approach to designing more efficient, resilient systems for the energy market with a number of key industry stakeholders.

Her energy roots were planted in the early years of the rapid renewable build-out. Then, as solar and wind assets graduated from private equity balance sheets to those of insurance and pension funds, she moved into cleantech and software VC. Most recently, she was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co.

She is also an advocate for energy innovation and women in tech more generally and an energy community curator for Singularity University's new London chapter.

 John  Hartley

John Hartley

Head of Propositions
Centrica

John is Head of Propositions for Centrica’s new Distributed Energy and Power (DE&P) business, established to help businesses and other large energy users to take control of their energy. A strategist by background, he joined Centrica in 2013 where he worked in the Power Business Development area. John then led the strategy team behind DE&P, into which Centrica plans to invest £700m as they pursue a new energy world of lower bills and lower carbon through the use of small scale generation, demand side response, energy efficiency and storage.
John studied Geography at the University of Cambridge, after which we worked at McKinsey & Co. where he focussed on energy strategy – a topic that has seen him work across Australia, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the US and Europe.

Andy  Baynes

Andy Baynes

Global Head of Energy
Nest Labs

Andy Baynes is responsible for the global energy division at Nest Labs. Since joining Nest in 2012 he has built partnerships with over one hundred energy companies across seven countries in North America and Europe, as well as championed the ‘go-to-market' strategy for efficiency and demand response services used by these partners.

Prior to Nest, Andy was senior member of Apple's Product Design division for 12 years where he spearheaded an initiative on green product design. In this role he achieved a number of industry firsts including the elimination of toxic chemicals, the set up of free take-back and recycling programs worldwide, the integration of Life Cycle Assessment in product development, and obtaining Energy Star certification across all products.

He has received industry recognition including the 2010 GEELA Award for Environmental Design excellence as well as Clean Production Action's Green Chemistry Award and published several articles on technology in the energy sector, corporate sustainability and environmental product design.

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Bill Wilkins

Bill Wilkins

CIO
First Utility

As First Utility's technology leader, Bill is passionate about delivering innovative ways to optimise our business and provide our customers with a better way to manage their energy use. As CIO he is responsible for delivering an end-to-end smart energy platform for our retail supply business and as CTO he is responsible for delivering new products that engage and retain our customers. In 2015, Bill took the number 10 spot on the CIO 100, which recognises the leading CIOs in the UK who are modernising and driving business change in their organisations. He’s so passionate about these subjects that you can still find him doing some coding when he’s not inspiring our team of technology wizards to come up with the latest way to engage and empower our customers. Bill brings 25 years of experience in the enterprise software marketplace to First Utility. Prior to joining First Utility, he worked for a number of technology firms including Sun Microsystems where he was the Senior Engineering Director for Enterprise Service Bus and SOA products.

Morag Watson

Morag Watson

Vice President of Digital Innovation
BP

Morag Watson is the Vice President of Digital Innovation at BP. In this role, Morag leads a team focused on identifying the application of emerging digital technology innovation to meet business requirements. She works closely with the BP business segments and functions to accelerate the efficient adoption of new technologies and deployment at scale. Her current position has evolved from the role of Chief Technology Officer and helps improve alignment and integration across BP. Morag’s expertise has been instrumental in the Technology Innovation system at BP from ideation to development, application and standardisation

Most recently, Morag served as the Director of Global IT Operations and Infrastructure for the America’s region. She also held a senior business unit leadership role in BP's Alternative Energy business responsible for exploring and developing a new part of the renewable energy portfolio, focusing on low carbon power opportunities. Prior to this, Morag was the CIO and Vice President of the Exploration and Production business of BP where her responsibilities included being accountable for all aspects of digital technology and infrastructure supporting the Upstream activities worldwide.

Over Morag’s 25-year tenure at BP, she has held other leadership positions including a wide range of roles in strategy, planning, and architecture in addition to the development of leading edge technologies. Outside of the technical arena, she was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer and later Vice President, for the North America Commercial Fuels Marketing business. Morag's diverse skills and experiences have taken her to roles based in many different countries, including the US and UK, as well as Venezuela and Colombia

Morag’s career has seen numerous accolades, including the BP Upstream Technical Achievement Award in 1999 and 2000, BP IT Helios Award in 2001, and the BP Performance Innovation Award in 2003. In addition, she was externally recognised by winning the Association for Women in Computing (AWC) award for Top Women in Technology.

Morag currently is BP’s Executive Sponsor for MIT, serves on the board of Intel Capital, Price Waterhouse Coopers Exchange and BPs Diversity & Inclusion Council. She is also the Executive Sponsor of BP Women International Americas Business Resource Group which is focussed on creating a greater pipeline of talent and opportunities for women in technical industries through the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program.

Morag holds an MSc in Management from Stanford University where she was sponsored by BP under the Sloan Program, a BSc in Mathematics and Computing from Aberdeen University and an LTCL from the Trinity College of Music in London.

James  Robbins​

James Robbins​

CI​O
Drax Group plc​

As CIO of Drax Group plc James is passionate about innovation, information and improving the way energy is generated, supplied and used for a better future. He is comfortable with digital complexity having also previously led, as CIO, the development and implementation of Innovative Information Transformation strategies across several multi sector organisations including: Northumbrian Water Group, Abellio Transport Holdings and Your Housing.
James is a frequent face on the CIO100 and Computing Magazine's Top10 UK CIO’s. He has an MBA from Manchester Business School, is a Masters graduate from Liverpool John Moores University.

Alisa  Choong

Alisa Choong

Executive Vice President – Technical & Competitive IT
Shell

Alisa Choong has been the Executive Vice President Technical and Competitive IT (TaCIT) since 1 August 2015. Joining Shell in 2007, Alisa’s international career has spanned both downstream and upstream businesses. Most recently, as a member of Shell's IT leadership team, Alisa was the Information Management and Technology General Manager for Integrated Gas and Joint Ventures. Alisa was also Shell Malaysia IT Country Manager since 2011. Prior to Shell, Alisa held roles at KPMG, Bank of Australia, PwC, IBM and the CIO of global energy shipping of logistics corporation MISC Bhd, a public listed subsidiary of PETRONAS.

​Craig  Paterson​

​Craig Paterson​

Head of Digital
ScottishPower-Iberdrola
Åshild  Hanne Larsen

Åshild Hanne Larsen

CIO and Senior Vice President Corporate IT
Statoil

Åshild Hanne Larsen is Statoil’s CIO and SVP of its Corporate IT function. Her current focus is on digital transformation and creating business value from IT – using IT as a key enabler in improving operational efficiency and transforming the oil and gas industry. Åshild started her career with Statoil in 1993 and  has broad experience both from professional and executive roles primarily within HR and IT, including leadership of corporate projects and large-scale organisational change efforts. Prior to taking on the CIO role, she was the Vice President for People and Organisation in Statoil’s technology, projects and drilling business area.  Åshild holds a specialist MBA from Heriot Watt University in the UK, as well as an MA degree from Universität Bielefeld in Germany. She also serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees at the International School of Stavanger.

 John  Hartley

John Hartley

Head of Propositions
Centrica

John is Head of Propositions for Centrica’s new Distributed Energy and Power (DE&P) business, established to help businesses and other large energy users to take control of their energy. A strategist by background, he joined Centrica in 2013 where he worked in the Power Business Development area. John then led the strategy team behind DE&P, into which Centrica plans to invest £700m as they pursue a new energy world of lower bills and lower carbon through the use of small scale generation, demand side response, energy efficiency and storage.
John studied Geography at the University of Cambridge, after which we worked at McKinsey & Co. where he focussed on energy strategy – a topic that has seen him work across Australia, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the US and Europe.

James  Neophytou

James Neophytou

Practice Leader, Chemicals & Petroleum, UK & Ireland
IBM

James Neophytou leads the IBM Oil & Gas practice in the UK.  He is a qualified accountant and a member of the Energy Institute.  He has 20 years experience in the energy sector, 15 years with IBM and 5 years at PwC. He has worked with major energy clients across 20 countries, and specialises in Engineering Asset Management, Reliability, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Predictive maintenance and digitisation. 

Andrew Ward

Andrew Ward

Energy Editor
Financial Times

Andrew Ward is the FT’s Energy Editor, leading global coverage of the oil and gas industry, power generation and related policy and geopolitical issues. Before taking up his current role in June 2016, Ward was Pharmaceuticals Correspondent, reporting on life sciences, medical technology and healthcare.

Prior to this, Ward was UK News Editor, leading the news desk responsible for the FT’s coverage of UK politics, policy and economics. Previously, Ward served the FT in a number of foreign reporting roles. He was the Nordic bureau chief responsible for coverage of eight countries – Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Denmark and the three Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.

Ward has also been the White House correspondent, during which role he covered the George W. Bush administration and the 2008 presidential election campaign. Before moving to Washington, Ward covered business and politics in the US south-east as Atlanta Correspondent. Between 2001 and 2004, he served as Seoul Correspondent, reporting on North and South Korea.

Ward joined the FT in 1999 as a graduate trainee in London and was appointed Media Correspondent in 2000. Ward received his B.A. in Politics and Modern History from the University of Manchester, UK.

Follow Andrew Ward on twitter: @andrew_ward1

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Andrew Ward

Andrew Ward

Energy Editor
Financial Times

Andrew Ward is the FT’s Energy Editor, leading global coverage of the oil and gas industry, power generation and related policy and geopolitical issues. Before taking up his current role in June 2016, Ward was Pharmaceuticals Correspondent, reporting on life sciences, medical technology and healthcare.

Prior to this, Ward was UK News Editor, leading the news desk responsible for the FT’s coverage of UK politics, policy and economics. Previously, Ward served the FT in a number of foreign reporting roles. He was the Nordic bureau chief responsible for coverage of eight countries – Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Denmark and the three Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.

Ward has also been the White House correspondent, during which role he covered the George W. Bush administration and the 2008 presidential election campaign. Before moving to Washington, Ward covered business and politics in the US south-east as Atlanta Correspondent. Between 2001 and 2004, he served as Seoul Correspondent, reporting on North and South Korea.

Ward joined the FT in 1999 as a graduate trainee in London and was appointed Media Correspondent in 2000. Ward received his B.A. in Politics and Modern History from the University of Manchester, UK.

Follow Andrew Ward on twitter: @andrew_ward1

Benefits of Attending

  • Hear how digital leaders and experts across the industry spectrum – oil, gas, power and clean energy, are enabling their strategies to benchmark your progress
  • Gain insights from over 25 thought leaders on what we can expect from the next phase of digital and technology disruption to prepare your organisation
  • Understand how to drive business value and monetise innovation in order to secure further investment
  • Network with over 150 C-level executives and department heads from energy operators,regulators, consultants, start-ups and technology providers to grow your position within the industry
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Who Attends

FT Live has a reputation for delivering very senior board level audiences to attend a wide range of world class thought-leadership events across the globe for nearly 40 years.

The FT Digital Energy Summit will be attended by CEOs, CIOs, CDOs, CISOs and Heads of IT and Technology from:

  • National and International Oil and Gas Companies
  • Oil and Gas Services and Suppliers
  • Power Companies/Utilities
  • Power Grid Operators/Transmission and Distribution
  • Power Equipment Manufacturers
  • Energy Services Companies 
  • Energy and Resources Fund Managers
  • Private Equity & Investment Banks
  • Energy Lawyers and Consultants
  • Big Data and Analytics Providers
  • Fixed and Mobile Operators
  • Web Service Providers
  • Data Security Firms
  • Water Companies
  • Renewable Energy Suppliers
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Fees

Ticket Type

Fee

Super Early Bird Rate Before 20/01/17

£649+VAT

Early Bird Ticket Rate Before 23/06/17

£749+VAT

Standard Summit Ticket

£849+VAT

Discounts: 

A 10% discount is available when registering 3 - 5 places save 10% per ticket. Discounts will automatically apply when booking.

VIP tickets

We have a limited number of complimentary tickets available for C-suite and senior individuals from National and International Oil and Gas Companies and Suppliers. 

To submit an application for one of these places please apply here

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Organiser (1)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

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Innovation Partner (1)

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. Innovate UK works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy - delivering productivity, new jobs and exports. Our aim at Innovate UK is to keep the UK globally competitive in the race for future prosperity. For further information and to stay updated on our latest news visit www.gov.uk/innovateuk, follow us on Twitter at @innovateuk or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/InnovateUK.

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