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FT Digital Energy Summit

Tracking the Impact of Digital Innovation in Energy

London |
Speakers include:
Wilfrid  Petrie

Wilfrid Petrie

ENGIE UK & Ireland

Spencer Dale

Spencer Dale

BP plc

Stephen Fitzpatrick

Stephen Fitzpatrick

Ovo Energy

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: Scoping the future of the energy sector

    This pre-recorded exclusive interview with Spencer Dale - BP's group chief economist, who is responsible for advising the Board and executive team on economic drivers and trends in global energy, 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?

    Spencer Dale, Group Chief Economist, BP

  • 9:20am
    Driving performance in business: Where the physical world meets the digital world

    Dr Caroline Hargrove, Technical Director, McLaren Applied Technologies

    Mark Lillie, Partner, Energy & Resources UK & EMEA Consulting Leader, Deloitte

  • 9:35am
    Cross-industry lessons learnt innovation panel
    • How will digital continue to impact the future worker and workplace and what will they look like?
    • How can the energy industry maximise the opportunities and avoid some of associated risks of digitalisation?
    • How can portfolios be diversified through new offerings and propositions?
    • How can companies ensure that they keep the customer at the heart of everything that they do and put the business first?
    • How can energy companies balance disruption and innovation, both internally and externally?

    Carsten Stöcker, Senior Manager, innogy Innovation Hub and Member, Blockchain Global Future Council, World Economic Forum (WEF)

    Leo Simonovich, Vice President, Global Cyber Strategy, Siemens

    Andrew McCreath, Director, Enterprise Field Development, EQUINIX

    Moderated by: Madhumita Murgia, European Technology Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:20am
    Thought leadership: Achieving digital collaboration on an industrial scale

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

    Babur Ozden, Founder and CEO, Maana

  • 10:45am
    Thought leadership interview: How can TechnipFMC be a partner in your digital journey?

    Siddi Wouters, Chief Digital Officer, TechnipFMC

     Interviewed by: Andrew Ward, Energy Editor, Financial Times

  • 11:00am
    Networking break
  • 11:30am
    Thought leadership interview: 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 

    Interviewed by: Andrew Ward, Energy Editor, Financial Times

  • 11:55am
    Digital dialogue: 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?

    Yves Le Gélard, CDO, Engie

    Frederic Gimenez, CIO, Total

    Moderated by: Andrew Ward, Energy Editor, Financial Times

  • 12:25pm
    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?

            Facilitator: Giuseppe Serrecchia, Chief Digital Officer, Enel

    • 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 will digital continue to support the growth in self sufficient solutions ie solar and storage?

            Facilitator: Mike O’Hare, Senior Development Manager, National Grid Ventures

    • How can wearable computing achieve safer working environments and increase communication?

            Facilitator: Bob Flint, Technology Director, Digital Innovation Organisation (DIO), BP 

    • "Culture eats strategy for breakfast": How can energy businesses ramp up to become agile through digital methodologies?

            Facilitator: Roland Hess, SVP Applied Excellence, innogy SE

    • 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 cloud technology be utilised for smoother energy flow?

            Facilitator: Graham Oakes, Founder & CEO, Upside Energy

    • What impact will blockchain have on the digital energy community?

            Facilitator: Joanna Hubbard, COO and Co Founder, Electron

    • What is the future of Distributed Energy Networks?

            Facilitator: Ralf Korntner, Head of Distributed Energy Systems, UK, Siemens

  • 1:30pm
    Lunch
  • 2:30pm
    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?

    Julian Gray, Technology Director, BP

    Dr. Frank Meyer, Senior Vice President B2C Solution Management and Innovation, E.ON

    Andy Baynes, Global Head of Energy, Nest Labs

    Martin Crouch, Senior Partner, OFGEM

    Moderated by: Paul Mason, Director for Emerging and Enabling Technologies, Innovate UK

  • 3:15pm
    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?

    Neil Clitheroe, Global Retail Director, Iberdrola

    Interviewed by: Andrew Ward, Energy Editor, Financial Times

  • 3:35pm
    Short refreshment break
  • 3:45pm
    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?

    Pål Grønås Drange, Statoil

    Samuel Scott,innogy Innovation Hub

    Chris Needham, Shell

    Eleanor Hughes,BP

    Peter Halliwell, plause.com

    Moderated by: Roland Hess, SVP Applied Excellence, innogy SE

  • 4:25pm
    Closing keynote: CEO dialogue: Defining 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?

    Wilfrid Petrie, CEO, Engie UK & Ireland

    Stephen Fitzpatrick, CEO and Founder, Ovo Energy 

    Paul Massara, CEO, Northstar Solar

    Moderated by: Mark Lillie, Partner, Energy & Resources UK & EMEA Consulting Leader, Deloitte

  • 5:15pm
    Chair's closing remarks

    Andrew Ward, Energy Editor, Financial Times 

  • 5:25pm
    Networking drinks reception and Conclusion

     

Confirmed speakers (32)

Wilfrid  Petrie

Wilfrid Petrie

CEO
ENGIE UK & Ireland

Wilfrid Petrie is CEO of ENGIE in the UK and Ireland, a leading global energy and services group employing 20,000 people in the UK across three main activities: services, energy solutions and energy infrastructure. In 2016, ENGIE, then known as GDF SUEZ, merged its legacy energy and services businesses, and in April 2017 ENGIE acquired Keepmoat's Regeneration business. In 2013 and 2014, Mr Petrie led the acquisition and integration of Balfour Beatty Workplace and Lend Lease FM respectively. Mr Petrie has over 25 years of senior level experience in the energy and services industry including management of district energy and service businesses in the United States, South East Asia and across Europe prior to his current role. Mr Petrie joined the ENGIE Group in 1999, following ten years at Air Liquide. He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.

Spencer Dale

Spencer Dale

Group Chief Economist
BP plc

Spencer Dale joined BP as group chief economist in October 2014.  Prior to that, he was executive director for financial stability at the Bank of England and a member of the Financial Policy Committee.  Between 2008 and 2014, Mr Dale was chief economist of the Bank of England and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee.  Mr Dale joined the Bank of England in 1989 and served in numerous roles, including private secretary to Mervyn King and head of Economic Forecasting.  Mr Dale served as a Senior Advisor at the US Federal Reserve Board of Governors between 2006 and 2008.

Stephen Fitzpatrick

Stephen Fitzpatrick

CEO and Founder
Ovo Energy

Stephen Fitzpatrick founded OVO Energy in 2009 with a simple idea – that he could do a better job of supplying energy than existing UK companies. With nearly 700,000 domestic customers, he has led the company to become an established consumer champion and innovator in the energy sector, topping Which's customer satisfaction survey for the last two years.

Before OVO Energy, Mr Fitzpatrick enjoyed a successful career in the City with Societe Generale and JP Morgan. At JP Morgan, he was responsible for the day-to-day trading in a number of sectors, including Industrials and Utilities. Prior to that, Mr Fitzpatrick launched The Rental Guide Ltd, a successful property newspaper, for which he was a national finalist in the Livewire Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

Mr Fitzpatrick graduated in Business from Edinburgh University. 

Jonathan Kini

Jonathan Kini

CEO - Retail
Drax

As CEO of Drax Retail, Jonathan Kini 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 Mr Kini’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.

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 2015. Joining Shell in 2007, Ms Choong's international career has spanned both downstream and upstream businesses. Most recently, as a member of Shell's IT leadership team, she was the Information Management and Technology General Manager for Integrated Gas and Joint Ventures. Ms Choong was also Shell Malaysia IT Country Manager since 2011. Prior to Shell, she 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.

Neil  Clitheroe

Neil Clitheroe

Global Retail Director
Iberdrola

Neil Clitheroe is the Iberdrola Global Retail Director responsible for all customer facing activities in competitive markets globally. He was appointed to this role at the beginning of 2016.
 
Mr Clitheroe joined ScottishPower in 1996 and later he moved to the United States as VP Customer Service operating across Iberdrola USA’s 3 companies: Central Maine Power, NYSEG and RG&E.
 
He returned to Scotland in 2011 to take up the role of CEO, Retail and Generation at ScottishPower, responsible for all UK retail delivery and generation.

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. Ms Larsen 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. Ms Larsen 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.

Yves  Le Gélard

Yves Le Gélard

Chief Digital Officer and Group CIO
ENGIE

Yves Le Gélard is Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer and Group CIO at ENGIE SA. He joined ENGIE in 2015, bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership and executive management experience.

Prior to his current role, Mr Le Gélard served as Senior Vice President, Services EMEA at SAP and as Executive Vice President at Fujitsu America Inc. Prior to that, he held various General Management roles at Capgémini in particular in the fields of IT outsourcing. He started his career at IBM where he occupied several technical and sales roles for 11 years.

He is also a board member of Cigref which gathers the Group CIOs of the largest French companies.

Yves holds a MBA degree from HEC Paris.

Frédéric  Gimenez

Frédéric Gimenez

Chief Information Officer
Total
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 organisation 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 programmes.
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.
Mr Serrecchia 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.

Siddi  Wouters

Siddi Wouters

Chief Digital Officer
TechnipFMC

As Chief Digital Officer, Siddi Wouters is responsible for the digital transformation within TechnipFMC. To support this journey, he established the company´s Digital Services and Innovation Center.

Imagine that we can utilise data in a better way, by applying new data processing technologies for better insights, and deliver these insights in the form of digital services. This would allow us to deliver new value for our customers and partners, and make it possible to deliver our services Better, Cheaper, and Faster.

Mr Wouters has twenty years of experience with Innovation Management and Strategy from various industries. He studied innovation strategy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and holds multiple executive certifications from MIT, including the Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation and Technology. He holds a MSc. in Applied Physics from the University of Twente. In addition, Mr Wouters is co-teacher in Innovation Strategy and Digitalisation in Norway.

James  Robbins​

James Robbins​

Chief Information Officer
Drax Group plc​

As CIO of Drax Group, James Robbins 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.
Mr Robbins 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  Massara

Paul Massara

CEO
Northstar Solar

Paul Massara is CEO of Northstar Solar a solar and battery business and is a member of the Committee on Fuel Poverty advising the Secretary of State for Energy on energy strategy. He is also on the Board of Electron, an energy blockchain company.
Prior to his current role, he was CEO of RWE npower and served on the Executive Committee of RWE AG as well as being the Country Chair for RWE in the UK responsible for all Government and policy issues. As member of the RWE Retail Board, he was responsible for coordinating 23 million B2C customers and led the digitalisation of RWE in the UK and Europe.
Before joining RWE npower, he held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility with Centrica plc, Direct Energy North America, in Toronto. His tenure there culminated in his role as President of Canadian Operations and serving as a Member of the North American Board and the North America Executive Committee. His leadership enhanced the Company’s growth from $700,000MM to $2.7Bn, and from 600 to 3,000 employees.
He is Chair of Medicinema, a charity focused on enhancing patient well-being by building cinemas in hospitals. He was voted Top 40 Under 40 in Canada in 2004 and was Chair of the Toronto Board of Trade.

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.  

Bob Flint

Bob Flint

Technology Director, Digital Innovation Organisation (DIO)
BP

Bob Flint works in BP’s Digital Innovation Organisation (DIO) which identifies new digital technology trends relevant to the business, advises the group on their likely impact, and runs projects to assess their potential. DIO also works closely with the business to deploy selected new technologies at scale. Mr Flint's focus currently includes mobile, IoT, wearables and track & trace technology. Before joining BP, he spent over 20 years working in a range of industries including defence, manufacturing and electronics. He has a Masters in Engineering from Cambridge University and an MBA from Imperial College London.

Dr. Carsten  Stöcker

Dr. Carsten Stöcker

Senior Manager in the Machine Economy Innovation Lighthouse Lead
innogy SE

Dr. Carsten Stöcker is Senior Manager in the Machine Economy Innovation Lighthouse Lead at innogy SE. He is a physicist by training with a Ph.D. from the University of Aachen. He also serves as a Council Member of Global Future Network for the World Economic Forum. Prior to joining innogy SE, Dr. Stöcker worked for the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR) and Accenture GmbH in the cross-industry strategy and business transformation group.

Dr Caroline Hargrove

Dr Caroline Hargrove

Technical Director
McLaren Applied Technologies

Caroline Hargrove is a founding member of McLaren Applied Technologies (part of the McLaren Technologies Group) set up to exploit technology and expertise to new markets. She has worked in a range of sectors from motorsports to health, elite sports, manufacturing and energy. She has played a pivotal role in developing McLaren Applied Technologies from a start up to a highly profitable company and is actively engaged in forging partnerships to enhance Applied Technologies’ position as an innovative and forward looking technology company.
Dr Hargrove obtained a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge. After lecturing for four years at Cambridge, she joined the McLaren F1 team. For over 10 years, she worked in vehicle dynamic simulations and the development of the McLaren F1 simulator. In 2008, she joined McLaren Applied Technologies, where she is now the Technical Director. She is also a regular visitor at Oxford, where she is a Visiting Professor in Surgical Simulations.
She was recently awarded the CBI’s ‘First Women Award’ for Engineering and Manufacturing and was selected by the Daily Telegraph as one of the 50 most influential Women Engineers in the UK in 2016.

Dr Frank Meyer

Dr Frank Meyer

Senior Vice President B2C Solution Management and Innovation
E.ON

Dr Frank Meyer is acting as Senior Vice President B2C Solution Management and Innovation at E.ON SE since November 2016. In this role, he is globally responsible for setting up and accelerating E.ONs new growth areas such as the PV and storage business, eMobility, energy management solutions as well as heat solutions. In addition he is responsible for driving new innovative solutions and business models for E.ON. He recently was selected as one of the Handelsblatt top 100 Innovators of Germany.

In 2012, Dr Meyer joined Vodafone Germany as Director Strategy and New Business Development. In this role, he was responsible for Corporate Strategy, Innovation, New Business Development and Strategic Programme Management. During this time, Dr Meyer among other things acted as the strategic lead for the Kabel Deutschland acquisition (the largest acquisition in the telecommunications industry since Mannesmann with €10,7bn acquisition volume). In 2014, Dr Meyer moved into a commercial responsibility within Vodafone and was appointed Director Commercial Management, Enterprise Business Unit. In this role, he was responsible for the end to end commercial steering of a multi-billion B2B business.

The early part of his career he spent from 2006 to 2012 at The Boston Consulting Group, his last role being Principal in the Munich office.

Dr Meyer holds a PhD in Physics from the Max Planck Institute in Munich and studied Physics and Mathematics at the RWTH Aachen, Université Paris Sud, the Imperial College London and the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich.

Roland Hess

Roland Hess

SVP Applied Excellence
innogy SE

Roland Hess is the SVP Applied Excellence and Global Transformation Lead for NWoW (New way of working) at innogy SE, one of the largest power and gas providers in Europe. He joined RWE/innogy in 2010 and has been leading the company’s largest group wide transformation program NWoW (New way of working) since March 2014.

NWoW focusses on improving everyday processes for all 60,000 employees, by addressing organisational health, effectiveness and performance with a clear customer focus. In the last 3 years NWoW has reached 25,000 employees and will create 350Mio+ Euros on committed annual cash flow improvements by 2019. Furthermore, innogy also moved - compared to peers in an industry benchmark on “organisation health” – from the lowest quartile in five areas into the top-ranking quartile in three areas and second quartile in the other two. As of today, about 300 NWoW experts have been trained internally to fully implement the innogy transformation in-house.

Before joining innogy, Mr Hess was a partner and member of the Global Technology Leadership Team for the Resources Industry at Accenture. Before that. he, was a partner at The Advisory House where he built up operations in Austria and Germany from scratch. Prior to that, he served as Chief Information Officer at ÖBf AG leading both the IT and change efforts.

Currently Mr Hess is based in Silicon Valley creating the 'fitness tracker' for organisational health designed to speed up and scale up organisational transformation ranging from small teams to large scale corporations.

Julian Gray

Julian Gray

Technology Director
BP

Julian Gray is a Technology Director in BP’s Digital Innovation Organisation (DIO) which identifies new digital technology trends, advises the group and proves digital’s business impact short and long term.  Before joining the DIO Mr Gray was the Global CIO for BP’s Alternative Energy division which develops and operates assets in Wind, Solar and Biofuels, and emerging energy businesses in clean-tech and the energy transition.   Previously he worked in BP’s trading division developing digital based trading strategies in oil and gas and his early career was spent designing, writing and building applications which led him to take on the role of Product Manager at Oracle Corp in the US.  Mr Gray is the co-creator of successful French music publishing start-up, ModZik, he studied Architecture at UCL and Structured Design Modelling at City University in London.  

Mark  Lillie

Mark Lillie

Partner, Energy & Resources UK & EMEA Consulting Leader
Deloitte

Mark Lillie leads Deloitte’s EMEA and UK Energy & Resources Consulting Practices. This client portfolio includes oil and gas, utilities, mining and shipping organisations. Mark leads the Deloitte Consulting relationship at Centrica, Thames Water, SSE, EON UK and Maersk.

Mr Lillie is on Deloitte’s Global Technology Leadership team, with responsibility for Technology Strategy, Eminence and The CIO Programme. He has responsibility for increasing Deloitte’s market impact and awareness with Technology Leaders at our clients. This includes strategic eminence activities such as Deloitte’s Annual Tech Trends Report and Deloitte’s Annual CIO Survey, as well as implementing CIO Transition Labs and our Next Gen CIO Programme across Deloitte.

Mr Lillie has spent his career working with the Boards, CIOs, CFOs and Business leaders on organisation redesign, business change, IT strategy and Transformation programmes including business strategy alignment, target operating model definition, cost reduction and IT-enabled business process transformation and alliances.

He has deep experience across the energy value chain including power generation, energy trading, risk management, commercial optimisation and retail operations.

Martin  Crouch

Martin Crouch

Senior Partner, Improving Regulation
Ofgem

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

Mr Crouch 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.

Leo  Simonovich

Leo Simonovich

Vice President, Global Cyber Strategy
Siemens

Leo Simonovich is Vice President, Global Cyber Strategy, with Siemens. He provides the strategic direction for the Siemens industrial cyber security business worldwide. In that capacity, he identifies emerging market trends; works with customers and Siemens businesses to provide best in class cyber offers; and contributes to the company's thought leadership on the topic. He is particularly focussed on solving the cyber security challenge in the O&G and power sector by bringing unique solutions to customers looking to address a growing and costly operational security risk. He frequently speaks on topics of cyber governance, risk management, and organisational transformation in operational environments.
Prior to joining Siemens, Mr Simonovich led the cyber risk analytics practice area at the management consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton, working with large government and commercial customers to improve their cyber risk posture. While at Booz Allen, he created an industry recognised methodology to evaluate the financial benefits of investment in cyber security. Mr Simonovich holds an MBA and Masters in Global Finance, both from the University of Denver.

Paul Mason

Paul Mason

Director, Emerging and Enabling Technologies
Innovate UK

Paul Mason is Director, Emerging and Enabling Technologies at Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency. He has overarching responsibility for programmes in Emerging Technologies and Industries; in cross-cutting areas such as electronics, photonics, electrical systems, robotics, digital, space, design and creative economy; as well as for Innovate UK’s Open Programme (UK and international).

This role follows periods as Deputy Director Research and Chief Scientific Advisor, and as Head of Development. Mr Mason oversaw the creation of the very first Innovate UK sector strategies (in areas such as manufacturing, advanced materials, medicines & healthcare and energy); and established new programmes in agriculture and food, stratified medicine, disease diagnosis, creative industries, and emerging technologies.

Before joining Innovate UK, Mr Mason worked for 25 years in the chemical industry. There he held roles in R&D, market analysis, technical management, process improvement, change management, sales, and manufacturing management; gaining experience in Europe, USA and Japan. He read Chemistry at Balliol College, Oxford and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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. Mr Oakes 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.

 Andrew  McCreath

Andrew McCreath

Director, Enterprise Field Development
EQUINIX

Andrew McCreath has over 20 years’ experience of Infrastructure and Management Information Systems, and has managed extremely large integration programmes for CSC, Accenture, Credit Suisse First Boston, Kimberly-Clark, Société Générale and EMC.
Currently Mr McCreath works within the Field Development group of EQUINIX focussed on Enterprise Industry trends, insights and analytics impacting both the Digital Edge and the consumers.

Babur Ozden

Babur Ozden

Founder and CEO
Maana

Babur Ozden is the Founder and CEO of Maana, a platform for organising the world’s industrial data and domain expertise into new digital knowledge for millions of experts to make better decisions while managing assets that the global economy depends on. Maana was named a technology pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and is invested by GE Ventures, Intel Capital, Chevron Technology Ventures, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures and Shell Technology Ventures. Mr Ozden served as the President of DataCert, the world’s largest SaaS legal billing and payments provider and the Founder & CEO of Superonline, the largest Internet services provider in Turkey. He holds an MBA from Rice University and BA in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin.

 John  Hartley

John Hartley

Head of Propositions
Centrica

John Hartley 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. Mr Hartley 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.
Mr Hartley 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.

Ralf  Korntner

Ralf Korntner

Head of Distributed Energy Systems, UK
Siemens

Ralf Korntner is the Director of Distributed Energy Systems (DES) for Siemens in the UK and Ireland. In this role, he delivers intelligent, local, onsite energy generation solutions for industrial, commercial and residential customer projects, to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions. Mr Korntner is passionate about innovation in energy generation and distribution, previously working at Siemens’ global headquarters driving the global roll-out of DES technology and solutions.

Mr Korntner has held positions in business consulting, business development and strategy, and has worked as an advisor to the Siemens Managing Board, working for the global CEO of Siemens Energy. He holds a M.Sc. in Physics from the Technical University of Munich.

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, Mr Baynes 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.

Mike  O'Hare

Mike O'Hare

Senior Development Manager
National Grid Ventures

Mike O’Hare is building a new UK distributed energy business for National Grid, including providing energy storage solutions to customers help them capture the benefits storage brings.

He previously helped develop new distributed energy businesses for E.ON in the UK and Sweden. His 17 years’ experience in the energy industry includes being General Manager of London Array – the World’s largest operational offshore wind farm at 630 MW with a £2.2bn asset value. And as Head of SSE Network’s Thames Valley Region he served 900,000 customers and managed 6,500km of 240V to 132kV distribution network.

Mr O’Hare is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. He has a MSci degree in Physics from the University of Bristol and an Executive MBA with Distinction from Warwick Business School. His MBA thesis on London Array’s supply chain won the award for Best Dissertation.

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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 Watson 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, focussing on low carbon power opportunities. Prior to this, Ms Watson 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 her 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. Ms Watson'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.

Her 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.

She 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) programme.

Ms Watson 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​

Chief Information Officer
Drax Group plc​

As CIO of Drax Group, James Robbins 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.
Mr Robbins 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 2015. Joining Shell in 2007, Ms Choong's international career has spanned both downstream and upstream businesses. Most recently, as a member of Shell's IT leadership team, she was the Information Management and Technology General Manager for Integrated Gas and Joint Ventures. Ms Choong was also Shell Malaysia IT Country Manager since 2011. Prior to Shell, she 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
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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. Ms Larsen 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. Ms Larsen 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 Hartley 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. Mr Hartley 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.
Mr Hartley 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 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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Madhumita  Murgia

Madhumita Murgia

European Technology Correspondent
Financial Times

Madhumita Murgia is the FT's European technology correspondent. Before she joined the FT in 2016 she was head of technology at the Daily Telegraph, and prior to that she was an associate editor at Wired UK. She is an experienced journalist and speaker with expertise in the fields of technology, science and health. Madhu holds two Master's degrees - one in journalism from New York University and one in clinical immunology from Oxford.

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 26/05/17

£649+VAT

Early Bird Ticket Rate Before 21/07/17

£749+VAT

Standard Summit Ticket

£849+VAT

Discounts: 

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

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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.

Platinum Sponsor (1)

At Deloitte, our aim is to make an outstanding impact on the reputation and success of our clients. We are committed to bringing new thinking and fresh insight to help solve the biggest challenges facing our clients, in the UK and globally. It is this commitment that fuels our partnership with the FT Digital Energy Summit.
We offer a range of integrated services, which includes, Deloitte Digital, our full-service design and development agency.  We offer digital strategy and development solutions alongside our Audit and Risk Advisory, Tax, Consulting, and Financial Advisory services. We are a leader in online and mobile strategy, helping organisations to understand and profit from the opportunities arising from our digital world. 
We are working at the forefront of the energy industry to understand the opportunities arising from our digital world and to enable connected customers, networks, assets, and employees. It is our pleasure to sponsor FT Digital Energy Summit, demonstrating our commitment to this industry.

Gold Sponsor (2)

Generating Powerful Insight, beyond what's in sight

Digitalisation is changing the way we do business. To ensure an efficient and reliable power supply, both now and in the future, Siemens offers a wide range of physical and digital products, technologies, and solutions – from state-of-the-art compressors, turbines and generators to virtual power plants, intelligent grid management and innovative storage solutions. With its innovative technologies, products, and solutions, Siemens is helping to close the gaps in energy supply and make production, transmission, and distribution smarter.
Together with its customers, Siemens analyses their requirements for energy systems and develops tailored solutions that address their challenges along the entire energy conversion chain. Siemens’ portfolio includes technology and expertise for an economically efficient and reliable power supply, which accounts for resource scarcity and helps to protect the climate.

Digitalisation will be key to running a stable and sustainable energy system and Siemens is harnessing that potential, helping its customers turn Big Data into valuable business data.

Find out how we can help guide you through the digital transformation and boost your performance.

https://www.siemens.com/global/en/home/company/topic-areas/digitalization.html

TechnipFMC is a global leader in subsea, onshore/offshore, and surface projects. With our proprietary technologies and production systems, integrated expertise, and comprehensive solutions, we are transforming our clients' project economics.

We are uniquely positioned to deliver greater efficiency across project lifecycles from concept to project delivery and beyond. Through innovative technologies and improved efficiencies, our offering unlocks new possibilities for our clients in developing their oil and gas resources.

Each of our employees is driven by a steady commitment to clients and a culture of purposeful innovation, challenging industry conventions, and rethinking how the best results are achieved.

Digital opportunities

Digital strategies offer new opportunities in the oil field service market to address the needs in the energy industry, to reduce cost and create new revenues.

Our systems hold large quantities of data which can be used to generate additional value to our customers through utilizing digital methodologies and technologies. By making data more easily accessible for different users through data virtualization techniques, followed by processing this data using machine learning and AI technologies, and finally making the generated insights available through digital services, we can reduce cost, collaborate better, and deliver new services to our customers. Today we have developed various digital and data services that are available to our customers and are accessible on PC, laptop, tablet and smartphone. In this way, our digital transformation supports our existing business and allows us to deliver our services; Better, Faster and Cheaper.

To learn more about us and how we are enhancing the performance of the world's energy industry, go to www.TechnipFMC.com and follow us on Twitter @TechnipFMC.

Associate Sponsor (1)

Equinix enables the interconnected enterprise to directly connect its employees, partners and customers to what they need, in the right context and using the devices, channels and services they prefer wherever they may be. The result: extraordinary experiences for your customers, high engagement for your employees, top value for your shareholders and exponential growth for your business.

Equinix is the interconnection leader, strategically positioned with the world's most connected data centres, bringing together market leaders and innovators on a single, global interconnection platform, accelerating business performance and fostering endless opportunities. 

Unmatched global data centres - With 145+ data centres in 40 markets on five continents

World’s Leading Interconnection Platform - 180,000+ connections between our customers

Vibrant business ecosystems - 8,000+ other companies with which to partner

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 40 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. In a digital economy where enterprise business models are increasingly interdependent, interconnection is essential to success. Equinix operates the only global interconnection platform, sparking new opportunities that are only possible when companies come together.

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.

Supporting Partners (2)

EnergyBoardroom is the premier website for C-Level executives, consultants and regulators active in the energy sector around the world. With hundreds of exclusive interviews featuring the main movers and shakers of the industry, free country reports, supplemented by the latest news from global markets, sector insights, and a comprehensive database of the most significant companies and business leaders in each key market, EnergyBoardroom offers an invaluable resource for those seeking to look beyond the figures.

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Established in 1819, ESCP Europe has educated generations of leaders and entrepreneurs. With its six urban campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, ESCP Europe's true European identity enables the provision of a unique style of cross-cultural business education and a global perspective on international management issues. The School welcomes 4,600 students and 5,000 executives from 102 different nations every year, offering them a wide range of general management and specialised programmes (Bachelor, Masters, MBA, Executive MBA, PhD and Executive Education).

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