Digital technologies are transforming the energy industry, bringing huge changes to productivity, safety, workforce development and the competitive landscape. After a decade of disruption, a new wave of technologies developed outside the industry is emerging, opening up a new range of opportunities and threats. Digitalisation has offered new ways of working and new sources of value to oil, gas and power companies. It has also enabled companies with no background in energy to emerge as collaborators and potential competitors. To succeed in this fast-changing competitive environment, companies need to be able to realise the full potential of digital technologies while maintaining the reliability of legacy systems. The fourth annual FT Digital Energy Summit, bringing together over 175 decision-makers from the digital energy community, including executives, innovators, entrepreneurs and experts, will explore how digital technologies are redefining the world of energy.
How can energy companies make the best use of digital technologies to enhance productivity? What are the implications of digitalisation for safety and security? What will the competitive landscape look like as digitalisation takes hold? How will traditional players compete with new entrants? How should companies manage their data to maximise its value? What are the barriers to adopting digital technologies? What are the right ways to recruit, retain and reward staff with the new skills that a digital energy company will need?