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Energy, Telecoms, Media and Technology

FT Digital Energy Summit

Tracking the Impact of Digital Technology in an Evolving Energy Market

London |
Speakers include:
Morag Watson

Morag Watson

BP

Darryl Willis

Darryl Willis

Google Cloud

Elisabeth  Tørstad

Elisabeth Tørstad

DNV GL

Overview

Despite continued uncertainty for the future shape of energy, it is clear digital technology will be critical to success. As the contours of this new energy world slowly come into focus, companies are anxious for lessons from early digital pioneers on: digital transformation impact on workplace culture and workforce, implementing innovative technologies at scale, enhancing efficiency and productivity across value chains, and role of AI and obstacles to adoption.

The FT Digital Energy Summit 2018 will continue to bring together over 150 decision-makers (CEOs, CIOs, CDOs,CTOs) from the digital energy community, including market dominators, brand challengers, innovators and cross-industry thought leaders, to track the impact of digital technologies - as part of wider transformation strategy - on an evolving market.

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Testimonials

2017 Testimonials.

“The FT Digital summit was a fantastic event to discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead of us.” Dr Frank Meyer, Senior Vice President B2C Solution Management and Innovation, E.ON

“The FT Digital Energy Summit provided an excellent opportunity to discuss with my energy sector colleagues how addressing the growing cyber threat will empower their digitalisation journey. Cyber security is the new risk frontier and I am confident we will meet that challenge together.” Leo Simonovich, Vice President, Global Cyber Strategy, Siemens

“The energy sector is being disrupted by digital technologies, and the FT Digital Energy Summit is the best place to get the latest insights from industry leaders. Thank you for an outstanding event!” Mike O’Hare, Senior Development Manager, National Grid Ventures

“A high quality peer group, variable team to engage with.” James Neophytou, Executive Partner, IBM

​“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​

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Full Overview

In oil and gas, companies are relying on technology to help preserve cost savings and keep headcount down as the sector returns to growth after a long downturn. Among utilities, digital innovation is both a source of disruption and a potential path to survival for power companies navigating the rapidly changing electricity market. The rise of renewable power, battery storage and electric vehicles poses challenges and opportunities for utilities and oil and gas companies alike – with increasing overlap between the two sectors. Digital technology is at the heart of this revolution, from the roll-out of smart grids and meters to manage a more complex power market, to the opening of new online retail channels to consumers.

This upheaval is putting a premium on agility and the ability to drive rapid change in an industry often considered slow and conservative. Partnerships and greater collaboration are also needed to merge new and old capabilities. The contours of this new energy world are only slowly coming into focus, with companies anxious for lessons from the early digital pioneers. What is the impact of digital transformation on workplace culture and workforce requirements as companies integrate new skills and technology? How can innovative technologies be implemented at scale? How is technology being leveraged to enhance efficiency across value chains and workforces? Can digital tools keep headcount down while making existing employees more productive? How great is the role of artificial intelligence and what are the obstacles to its adoption?

The window of opportunity for players to secure a leading position in this new ecosystem is closing and decisions must be made rapidly. To compete, new digital-based business models and associated capabilities are becoming an essential part of overall corporate strategies.

The series is researched and designed specifically for UK and European oil, gas and electricity sector CIOs, CDOs, CTOs and Heads of Innovation or Strategy and their teams - to track the impact of digital innovation and disruption on infrastructure and architecture. The agenda will review the latest technological developments, benchmark against leading strategies, receive regulatory updates, discuss best practices, find solutions to key challenges and enable collaboration across the sector.

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Agenda - 18th Sep

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

    Ed Crooks, US Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:05am
    Opening keynote: Scoping the future of the energy sector

    ● China is challenging the US as a hub for global technological innovation, particularly big data and renewable energy. Will China be the next Silicon Valley and what impact might this have?

    ● What will make AI transformative for many businesses over the next 10 years?

    ● How will the future of cities impact the energy sector?

    ● What is the underlying smart grid technology, what was the reason behind smart metering and who will lead on the data?

    ● How will the evolution of transport impact utilities and oil and gas markets?

    ● Where is the electric vehicles industry going? What is the best approach for developing smart charging services? What are the latest developments in batteries?

    ● What is the role of digital technologies going forward? How can these be combined with renewables to help customers engage and make smarter decisions?

  • 9:30am
    Live delegate voting session

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

  • 10:00am
    Digital transformation spotlight interview: Cross-industry lessons learnt in media

    The media industry has been transformed by several phases of digitalisation. Digitalised access to content has disrupted traditional business models and continues to drive organisations to identify new methods of content delivery. The boundary between the media and technology industries has been blurred.

    There are key learnings and parallels on the opportunities, best practices and challenges for the energy industry including how to use technology as an enabler within a business context to deliver both value and revenue. This session will investigate the lessons learnt in becoming a truly digital and agile enterprise.

    Interviewee: Neil McIntosh, Managing Editor, BBC Online

  • 10:25am
    Board level dialogue: Utilising digitalisation to support existing business models, enable new services and drive innovation and collaboration

    ● How can digitalisation support the transition to lower-carbon electricity?

    ● What are the most important steps for developing a new regulatory model?

    ● How can the industry collaborate to avoid extensive, complex and costly validation and certification processes which can hinder progress?

    ● What is the future of the workforce in energy?

    ● How are digital transformation models being prioritised across the business?

    ● Are energy companies more likely to invest in in-house R&D or make acquisitions?

    ● Is further industry consolidation likely and what impact might this have on digital transformation?

    ● How well is the energy industry adopting and approaching innovation? Are there opportunities being missed?

    ● How can we focus on ‘game changers’ rather than incremental improvements?

    Jonathan Kini, CEO - Retail, Drax

    Ian Meikle, Director - Clean for Clean Growth and Infrastructure, Innovate UK

  • 11:10am
    Networking break
  • 11:40am
    Thought leadership interview: Creating a 'brain': Enabling future-proof digital platforms at scale

    Market pressure in the Telco and Media sector over recent years has been driven by new competitors and OTT providers with new disruptive digital business models; this has led to a need for greater innovation, digitisation and speed of change. To address this in 2016 we kicked off a major Business and IT transformation across our company, designing a more customer-centric layer of systems enabling us to redesign our customer journeys and customer experience, enabling better use of data, deeper digital capabilities and easier exploitation of future technologies such as AI. This thought leadership interview will discuss the following:

    • What are the challenges to acquiring the necessary budget and investment from a Board to undertake such a major digital transformation plan? How did you address this?
    • How has the role of a CIO changed today compared to when you started your career over twenty years ago? What role do you play in the Leadership of the company and the Board? How is this likely to evolve over the coming few years with increased digitisation, AI and robotics?
    • As customers become a differentiator and margins get tighter, how can we develop technologies and deliver programmes in such a way that they are truly customer-centric versus a traditional IT project?
    • The continued acceleration in digitalisation and robotics will lead to shortage in skills and role requirements, how can the industry prepare for this?

    Sam Lloyd, Chief Information Officer, Telenet

  • 12:05pm
    Interactive round table sessions: How can technology be embedded within an existing business process to contribute to productivity, value and, or profit? (Part 1)

    These interactive round table sessions will partner the latest technologies with a specific business process ie operations, customer service and experience, supply chain, procurement, health and safety, renewables and recruitment with a technology or combination of technologies ie robotics, machine learning, AI, blockchain, big data analytics, IoT, drones etc.

    1. How can data-centric methods coupled with mobile and wearable technology reduce capex expenditure?
    2. How can hydrogen increase the energy capacity of digital tools?
    3. How can digital capabilities be built effectively across the organisation?
    4. How can energy automation technologies help to change the consumer relationship from transactional to relational and deliver value to both parties?
    5. How can scaling up blockchain-enabled “transactive grids” for sustainable energy solutions improve clean energy tracking accuracy?
    6. How has cognitive computing and machine learning contributed to improving health and safety standards?
    7. How have drones and robotics been utilised to optimise surveillance, inspections and analysis of assets?
    8. How has machine learning enabled a business to uncover their most valuable data or how it was collected, in order to maximise the value extracted?
    9. Next best activity: How have digital platforms been used to learn how a customer interacts to improve customer service and drive new revenue streams?
    10. How has using integrating renewable resources increased the number of renewable consumers?
    11. How has investing in digital channels, that empowers consumers to manage their electricity consumption, lower peak demand?

    Facilitators:

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

    Pierre-Etienne Franc, Vice President - Hydrogen Initiative, Air Liquide

    Jonathan Tudor, Director of Technology and Innovation Strategy, Centrica

    Jane Lucy, CEO and Founder, The Labrador

    Paul Massara, Board Member, Electron

    Matthew Saunders, Director, Deloitte Digital

  • 1:10pm
    Lunch
  • 2:10pm
    Cross-sector digital dialogue: Ensuring data integrity and trust

    ● What is the journey of operational data from augmented intelligence to AI?

    ● How can the extraction of value and insight be optimised?

    ● How can change management and company-wide acceptance be ensured?

    ● As companies shift part of their decision-making to machines, how can the integrity of the results remain unbiased and the data be trusted?

    ● How can data privacy compliance be utilised as a competitive advantage by monetising data and building trust with the customer base?

    ● How can we continue to address cyber, data privacy and protection issues through collaboration and standardisation?

    Morag Watson, Vice President of Digital Innovation, BP

    Peter Jackson, Chief Data Officer, Southern Water

    Paul Bonner, Vice President – Consulting and Data Analytics, Honeywell Connected Plant

  • 2:50pm
    Interactive round table sessions: How can technology be embedded within an existing business process to contribute to productivity, value and, or profit? (Part 2)

    These interactive round table sessions will partner the latest technologies with a specific business process ie operations, customer service and experience, supply chain, procurement, health and safety, renewables and recruitment with a technology or combination or technologies ie robotics, machine learning, AI, blockchain, big data analytics, IoT, drones etc.

    1. How can data-centric methods coupled with mobile and wearable technology reduce capex expenditure?
    2. How can hydrogen increase the energy capacity of digital tools?
    3. How can digital capabilities be built effectively across the organisation?
    4. How can energy automation technologies help to change the consumer relationship from transactional to relational and deliver value to both parties?
    5. How can scaling up blockchain-enabled “transactive grids” for sustainable energy solutions improve clean energy tracking accuracy?
    6. How has cognitive computing and machine learning contributed to improving health and safety standards?
    7. How have drones and robotics been utilised to optimise surveillance, inspections and analysis of assets?
    8. How has machine learning enabled a business to uncover their most valuable data or how it was collected, in order to maximise the value extracted?
    9. Next best activity: How have digital platforms been used to learn how a customer interacts to improve customer service and drive new revenue streams?
    10. How has using integrating renewable resources increased the number of renewable consumers?
    11. How has investing in digital channels that empower the consumer to manage their electricity consumption and lower peak demand?

    Facilitators:

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

    Pierre-Etienne Franc, Vice President - Hydrogen Initiative, Air Liquide

    Jonathan Tudor, Director of Technology and Innovation Strategy, Centrica

    Jane Lucy, CEO and Founder, The Labrador

    Paul Massara, Board Member, Electron

    Matthew Saunders, Director, Deloitte Digital

  • 3:50pm
    Short networking break
  • 4:05pm
    360 degree panel discussion: Building digital capabilities across the organisation

    Digital transformation starts with leadership and people. This panel will explore the overlap and evolution of roles as digital transformation progresses; and how to break down the silos, engage stakeholders and drive collaboration.

    ● What is the difference between a Chief Digital Office, Chief Information Officer, Chief Customer Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Technology Officer? How are they using this to their advantage?  Is there a risk that these roles could become siloed?

    ● How can knowing what stage of the digital maturity journey your organisation is at influence the type of digital leader that is required?

    ● Leading from the top: How can the mindset of the Executive team be inspired to galvanise the organisation as a whole?

    ● How do you bring about cultural change, integrate and drive adoption of new technology and ways of working and collaborating?

    ● The people focus: How can staff be engaged to relate to customers and become the building blocks for digital?

    ● How should digital talent be developed to enable a flexible and dynamic, high-performing team?

    ● Digital DNA: What is it, how do you change it, how do you measure it and how does it translate to organisational thinking?

    Åshild Hanne Larsen, CIO and Senior Vice President Corporate IT, Equinor

    Fernando Alonso de la Vega, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Repsol

    Rodrigo Becerra Mizuno, Corporate Director and Chief Information Officer, Pemex

    Duncan Barnes, Partner, Deloitte Digital

    Pam Conway, Head of Digital, Drax

    Moderated by: Ed Crooks, US Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times

  • 4:50pm
    Closing keynote: Emerging technology: Quantum computing and opportunities for the energy sector

    ● What is quantum computing and what can it do?

    ● What will be the challenges for scaling up quantum computers?

     ● What does it mean for supply and demand?

     ● How can potential use cases be identified and tested in order to capitalise on opportunities from performance developments?

    Madhav Thattai, Chief Operating Officer, Rigetti Computing

  • 5:15pm
    Chair's closing remarks

    Ed Crooks, US Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times

Speakers (22)

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.

Darryl Willis

Darryl Willis

Vice President Oil, Gas and Energy
Google Cloud

Darryl Willis is Vice President Oil, Gas and Energy at Google Cloud. In this role, he is responsible for driving Google Cloud’s business across the entire Energy sector. He is focussed on developing products and solutions, providing deep line of business expertise to the sales teams in their to go market efforts, and building trusted relationships with key leaders and companies across the Energy sector.

Mr Willis is an accomplished global senior executive with expertise leading businesses across the oil and gas industry. He has a proven track record of delivering growth and improving profitability for enterprises in the United States, Russia, Asia and Africa. He has earned the reputation as an inspiring leader who develops people, builds high-performing teams and gets business results.  

Prior to joining Google, Mr Willis was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer for BP Angola based in Luanda. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Deputy Head of Subsurface for BP.  During his 25-year career in oil and gas, his technical and global management experience includes subsurface, drilling, operations, commercial, strategy, safety, ethics and compliance, public affairs, crisis management and technology.

Mr Willis earned a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University with concentrations in Managing Global Businesses and Social Responsibility, a Master of Science in Geology and Geophysics from the University of New Orleans,  and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Literature from Northwestern State University. 

Elisabeth  Tørstad

Elisabeth Tørstad

CEO - Digital Solutions
DNV GL

Elisabeth Tørstad leads the newest of DNV GL’s business areas, Digital Solutions, which combines and co-ordinates the company’s work in the realm of digitalisation. DNV GL is a world-leading provider of digital solutions for managing risk and improving safety and asset performance for ships, pipelines, processing plants, offshore structures, electric grids, smart cities and more. Its open industry platform, Veracity, cyber security and software solutions support business-critical activities across many industries, including maritime, energy and healthcare. Digitalisation and the energy transition have been central themes in Ms Tørstad’s career as a leader. She has two decades in management positions at DNV GL, most recently as CEO in business area Oil and Gas. Prior to that role, she served as Chief Technology Officer, as well as Chief Operating Officer for Maritime and Oil and Gas the Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa division. Ms Tørstad joined DNV GL in 1995. She has a cross-disciplinary background and has held management positions with global responsibilities within the Maritime, Oil and Gas and Renewable Energy business areas. Her academic background includes a degree in Physics from the University of Oslo and a degree of Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Management. 

Fernando  Alonso de la Vega

Fernando Alonso de la Vega

Chief Digital and Information Officer
Repsol

Fernando Alonso de la Vega is Corporate Director of Digitalisation and Information Technologies with responsibility for Repsol Information Systems and Digitalisation worldwide. Prior to this, Mr Alonso was Global Solutions Director, in charge of corporate services in IT, Procurement, Asset Management and Security. He joined Repsol in 1994 as a project engineer for the refining business in which he spent 17 years in technical and management positions within the Engineering and Maintenance Area. After which he moved back to Madrid as an Innovation Director where he promoted some key transformation projects for Refining and Petrochemical businesses. Mr Alonso holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 

Sam Lloyd

Sam Lloyd

Chief Information Officer
Telenet

Sam Lloyd joined Telenet in February 2016 to run the IT function for the combined Telenet and Base group. This division is responsible for running all of the IT systems across Telenet and the newly acquired Base company covering all software and hardware - including Digital, AI, websites / Portals, Sales, CRM, Billing, OSS, middleware, BI, Big data and Enterprise / ERP. Responsibilities include all operational support of the systems estate, systems security, all software development, and testing of all new releases and technology. Ms Lloyd is also driving a number of major systems transformation programmes across Telenet to consolidate the estate post recent M&A activity and implement new technologies in Digital and AI supporting the companies digital first agenda.

Prior to joining Telenet, Ms Lloyd held the position of Director Development and Delivery at Virgin Media in the UK where she ran a team of circa 700 FTE and was accountable for all IT applications support, development and project delivery. She has more than 20 years experience in the IT sector running and developing IT environments across the Utilities and Telecoms industries.

Rodrigo  Becerra Mizuno

Rodrigo Becerra Mizuno

Corporate Director and Chief Information Officer
Pemex

Rodrigo Becerra Mizuno is the leader of the largest digital and business transformation in Latin America. He leads over 3000 engineers, developers, and business decision makers developing, implementing, and executing a digital transformation strategy directly linked to the new business plan aiming to turn Pemex into a more profitable and competitive company. This highly visible initiative allowed him to be awarded with the 2018 HITEC 50 and to be recognised as one of the Top 100 CIO’s in Mexico by CIO Magazine for his outstanding performance in Pemex. He is responsible for the first edition of Pemex Drive Oil & Gas Technology Convention.

Mr Becerra Mizuno has held various senior leadership roles at Microsoft Corporation including Global Public Sector Manager, Managing Director Global Government Industry, and Public Sector Director Asia based out of Singapore. In 2001, he served as Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Mexico. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and International Relations from Boston University, USA and an MBA with a concentration in General Management and Strategy from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, UK.

 Peter  Jackson

Peter Jackson

Chief Data Officer
Southern Water

Peter Jackson is Chief Data Officer at Southern Water and is tasked with developing and delivering a data strategy for the organisation. Southern Water supplies 524 million litres of drinking water from 89 water treatment works along 13,793 kilometres of water mains to customers’ taps. It also treats and recycles 718 million litres of wastewater at 365 treatment works, after it is pumped through a network of 2,375 pumping stations and 39,600 kilometres of sewers each day.

Previously Mr Jackson was Head of Data at The Pensions Regulator (TPR), which regulates the pensions and automatic enrolment in the UK. Before joining TPR, he spent 17 years providing data strategy consultancy across the not for profit sector, financial services and FMCG, working with large multi-national organisations and blue chip brands. He is a specialist in Data Strategy, Data Technologies, Master Data Management Strategies, Data Governance Frameworks, GDPR and Data Science Strategies. Mr Jackson is the co-author of ‘The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook’ published by Facet November 2017.

Åshild  Hanne Larsen

Åshild Hanne Larsen

CIO and Senior Vice President Corporate IT
Equinor

Åshild Hanne Larsen is Equinor’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 (now Equinor) 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.

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.

 Neil  McIntosh

Neil McIntosh

Managing Editor
BBC Online

Neil McIntosh is Managing Editor of BBC Online, the network of BBC digital websites and apps that includes BBC News, Sport, Weather, and BBC iPlayer. He is responsible for a range of services used by millions of people daily, from the BBC Homepage to the unit that manages the BBC’s biggest public votes and fundraisers. He has particular interest in the the strategic changes being caused by the explosion of social media, and the shifting expectations of young audiences.

A journalist by trade, he covered the dot.com boom (and bust) for the Guardian newspaper, before moving online to lead the title’s move into audio and video between 2004 and 2008. He later worked for The Wall Street Journal, heading its pan-European digital expansion between 2009 and 2013.

Mr McIntosh is a trustee of the Palace for Life Foundation, a charity devoted to using the power of sport to improve the lives of young South Londoners.

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.

Madhav  Thattai

Madhav Thattai

Chief Operating Officer
Rigetti Computing

Madhav Thattai is the COO of Rigetti Computing, a full-stack quantum computing company based in Berkeley, California. Prior to joining Rigetti in 2015, Mr Thattai worked at Dell Computing for eight years in a variety of roles, most recently as Director of Product Operations. He holds a Master’s degree in management from Stanford University, a Master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.

Ian  Meikle

Ian Meikle

Director of Clean Growth and Infrastructure
Innovate UK

Ian Meikle is Director of Clean Growth and Infrastructure at Innovate UK. This includes leading Innovate UK's energy, transport systems and future cities
programmes of work. He sits on the board of four Catapults; Energy Systems, Offshore Renewable Energy, Transport Systems and Future Cities. He has been at Innovate UK since 2009 – initially he ran the Low Impact Buildings programme and more recently he was Head of Agriculture and Food - this included setting up the four innovation centres funded by the AgriTech Industrial Strategy.

His working background includes a broad range of sectors; financial services, insurance, manufacturing, consultancy, third-sector, construction, IT and retail. Previous roles include: Principal Consultant at Inbuilt, Commercial Manager at Building Research Establishment (BRE), Operations Director at Freeform Arts Trust, and Vice President at Morgan Stanley.

Mr Meikle has an MSc in Renewable Energy and the Environment from the University of Reading, and his first degree was in the use of structured methods
to deliver effective IT systems.

Jane Lucy

Jane Lucy

Founder CEO
The Labrador

Founder and CEO Jane Lucy is an entrepreneur and activist, driven by empowering consumers and influencing disruptive sectoral shifts using pioneering technologies. Previously an experienced lawyer and campaigner, she co-created the first online collaborative communities – Landshare and Crowdfunder. Most recently, Ms Lucy worked alongside writer and broadcaster Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to take on supermarkets and change the eating habits of a nation with the hugely successful ‘Chicken Out’ and ‘Fish Fight’ campaigns. Before setting up The Labrador, she did online energy specific projects with British Gas and uSwitch.

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.

Pierre-Etienne  Franc

Pierre-Etienne Franc

Vice President - Hydrogen Initiative
Air Liquide

Since June 2017, Pierre-Etienne Franc has been the Vice President, Air Liquide, Hydrogen Initiative, in charge of developing the full potential of H2 activities for the Group worldwide. He continues to supervise the Venture Capital arm (ALIAD). From 2010 to  2017, Mr Franc has supervised a portfolio of advanced businesses and technologies initiatives, in the fields of energy and environment, space, aeronautics, cryogenics and the venture capital arm for the group (created in 2013). This portfolio has been turned into a World Business Unit, called Advanced Business and Technologies WBU. It gathers 1500 people in several companies.

Mr Franc joined the Air Liquide Group in 1995 as a strategic analyst for the Group general management. Since then he has held the roles of Business Manager for energy markets, Vice-President Strategy of the Venture Services Division and Vice-President in charge of the Metals Market, CEO and Business Director of Air Liquide Large Industry operations in Benelux and Growth Programme Director of the corporate strategy plan “ALMA”.

Between 2011 and June 2016, he was Chairman of Hydrogen Europe and of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), the European Platform financing Hydrogen and Fuel Cell sector, with a budget of 1,4 BN€ within the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union. Mr Franc is a graduate from HEC Paris. He is author of two books (“Le Management du Client”, Eyrolles, 1994 ; “Hydrogen, the energy transition in the making”, Manifesto/Gallimard, 2015).

Pam Conway

Pam Conway

Head of Digital
Drax
Paul Bonner

Paul Bonner

Vice President – Consulting and Data Analytics
Honeywell Connected Plant

Paul Bonner is Vice President of Consulting and Analytics at Honeywell Connected Plant Division. Mr. Bonner has responsibility for the development of performance solutions utilising first principles, empirical and machine learning or analytics, and has over 34 years of petroleum and petrochemicals experience.Prior to this role within Honeywell, he worked for Conoco Ltd. in the United Kingdom then as Asia Pacific business leader for Aspen Technologies Inc. based in Singapore.He has a BS Honours Degree from the University of Salford, UK and is former Chairman of the American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) process automation and decision support group.

Paul  Massara

Paul Massara

Board Member
Electron

Paul Massara is on the Board of Electron, an energy blockchain company. He is also a member of the Committee on Fuel Poverty advising the Secretary of State for Energy on energy strategy.
Prior to this, he was CEO of Northstar Solar - a solar and battery business, CEO of RWE npower where he 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, 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 was voted Top 40 Under 40 in Canada in 2004 and was Chair of the Toronto Board of Trade.

Duncan  Barnes

Duncan Barnes

Partner
Deloitte Digital

Duncan Barnes is a Partner in Deloitte Digital, where he leads their work in the Energy and Resources sector, with a particular focus on utilities. He brings eighteen years’ experience specialising in Digital Customer Engagement of major customer-focussed businesses and technology transformation programmes. He is passionate about designing and delivering better customer engagement strategies for his clients, helping them to deliver an enhanced customer experience, increased revenue and reduced cost to serve.

Jonathan Tudor

Jonathan Tudor

Technology and Strategy Director
Centrica Innovations
Matthew Saunders

Matthew Saunders

Director
Deloitte Digital

Matthew Saunders is a Director in Deloitte Digital with over 14 years consulting experience of delivering transformation programmes within customer facing operations. He focusses on the utility sector, having worked with leading power and water utilities to deliver a wide range of assignments which include customer and digital strategy definition, system implementation and business transformation.

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Ed Crooks

Ed Crooks

US Industry and Energy Editor
Financial Times

Ed Crooks was appointed US industry and Energy Editor in August 2010. Prior to that, he was Energy editor at the FT, based in London. Mr Crooks joined the FT in 1999 as Economics Editor, and then went on to become UK News Editor. Previously, Mr Crooks was an Economics Correspondent for the BBC, reporting on both television and radio. He started at the BBC as a researcher and producer and worked across several news programmes. He has also been a reporter and Editor for the Investors Chronicle as well as an Economic Analyst for the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Mr Crooks graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He regularly appears on national and international TV and radio.

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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.

Frédéric  Gimenez

Frédéric Gimenez

Group Chief Information Officer
Total

Frédéric Gimenez has been the Group Chief Information Officer of Total since March 2015. Prior to this he was appointed CIO of the newly created Refining and Chemicals division based in 2012, merging two IT organisations, based in France, Belgium and US where he dealt with the challenges of two different application and infrastructure solutions, associated to the convergence of business organisations and processes under strong costs pressure. Mr Gimenez joined the Total Downstream division in 1994 in IT application development and support, his subsequent roles included: IT Manager for Total UK Refining and Marketing, Head of Infrastructure and Operations Group for Refining and Marketing - managing the transformation towards an offshore outsourced service, Deputy CIO for the Refining and Marketing division. He also spent 10 years working on SAP and set up the first SAP Competence Centre for Downstream. He holds a Master Degree in Computer Science.

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.

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.

Åshild  Hanne Larsen

Åshild Hanne Larsen

CIO and Senior Vice President Corporate IT
Equinor

Åshild Hanne Larsen is Equinor’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 (now Equinor) 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.

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.

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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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 30 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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Be in Good Company

Senior delegates from companies in attendance in 2017 included:

  • BP
  • Shell
  • Deloitte
  • McLaren
  • TechnipFMC
  • Siemens
  • Statoil
  • Schlumberger
  • ING Bank
  • OVO Energy
  • Iberdola
  • Drax Retail
  • Total
  • Centrica
  • IBM
  • RWE Npower
  • Enel
  • Engie
  • Microsoft
  • Scottish Power
  • Eon Energy
  • Honeywell
  • Uniper
  • EY
  • PAS Global
  • Ofgem
  • Sembcorp
  • Nest Labs
  • Equinox
  • US Army
  • UK Power Networks
  • BlueVine Capital
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Foundation for Science and Technology
  • BMI Research
  • Civil Aviation Authority
  • World Coal
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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

Fees

Early Bird Ticket (ends 16 June)

£895

Standard Summit Ticket

£995

Discounts are available on group tickets. For more information, please click on the Register Now button.

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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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The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. In 2016 the FT passed a significant milestone in its digital transformation as digital and services revenues overtook print revenues for the first time. The FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 910,000 and makes 60% of revenues from its journalism.

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Deloitte is one of the world’s leading professional services organisations with approximately 245,000 professionals in more than 150 countries and territories. Deloitte’s deep understanding of the issues and trends affecting retail businesses enable us to provide fully integrated and sector-focused teams working across audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services. Deloitte is at the forefront of providing solutions that maximise value for our clients to ensure competitive advantage enabling them to make informed and effective decisions.

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DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company, and is the leading provider of classification, technical assurance and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, and power industries.  Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

With an equal footing in the fossil and renewable worlds, understanding the energy transition is a critical exercise for ourselves and our customers. That is why DNV GL publishes its annual Energy Transition Outlook – a forecast of the world’s energy system to 2050.

Digitalization is a key focus both of our energy outlook, and for our wider engagement with our customers. In addition to offering extensive software, analytical and cyber security services, DNV GL also operates an open industry platform, Veracity, designed to help companies unlock, qualify, combine and prepare data for analytics and benchmarking.

With origins stretching back to 1864, DNV GL's reach today is global. Operating in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

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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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The Business Year (TBY) is a global media group specializing in economic news, research on national economies, and business intelligence across emerging markets. With operations in over 35 countries, we bring first-hand insights to investors, businesses, and governments worldwide.

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