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Energy

FT Digital Energy Summit

Tracking the Impact of Digital Innovation in Energy

London |
Speakers include:
Neil  Clitheroe

Neil Clitheroe

Iberdrola

James  Robbins​

James Robbins​

Drax Group plc​

Bill Wilkins

Bill Wilkins

First Utility

Overview

Digital transformation continues to shape business models across the energy sector. The ability to deliver an optimum digital experience is critical. Digital transformation strategies must be driven from the top. 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

"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, ITStatoil

“I thought the event was excellent with a really high quality of speakers and all content was very relevant to me"

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

“Perfect opportunity to network and meet experts from the industry"

Michael John, European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS)

“High quality speakers and content"

James Neophytou, IBM

“Good case studies - some really good talks”

Menelaos Ioannidis, Lightsource Renewable Energy

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Confirmed speakers (5)

Neil  Clitheroe

Neil Clitheroe

Global Retail Director
Iberdrola
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.

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.

 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.

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Advisory Board (10)

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.

Andrew  Hird

Andrew Hird

Vice President and General Manager, Digital Transformation
Honeywell Process Solutions

 

Andrew Hird is the vice president and general manager of Honeywell's newly created business - Digital Transformation. This new  business unit was established to help manufacturers harness the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and more rapidly deploy technologies that will allow them to better manage and analyse data, making their operations safer, more reliable and more efficient.

Mr. Hird has held various sales and marketing positions in Honeywell globally including Director of marketing and strategy, director sales and more recently global vice president of sales where he gained exposure to customers in industries ranging from oil and gas and mining to power generation, and pulp and paper. Hird has more than 20 years of industry experience, including 12 years with Honeywell. Mr. Hird has bachelor degrees in Science and Chemical Engineering as well as an advanced degree in Chemical Engineering. 

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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Venue

etc.venues St Paul's
200 Aldersgate
London EC1A 4HD

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3011 0830

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