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FT Digital Energy Summit 2019

Redefining Competition in an Evolving Energy Landscape

London |
Speakers include:
Joaquín  Abril-Martorell

Joaquín Abril-Martorell

CEPSA

Morag Watson

Morag Watson

BP

Mike  Young

Mike Young

Centrica

Overview

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?   

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2018 Testimonials

2018 Testimonials

"Great speakers and a great mix of interesting debate and discussions.” Economic and Energetic Studies Specialist, Galp Energia

“The Summit was really valuable, giving insight to the status of analytics in the energy sector.” Senior VP, AlixPartner

“Excellent technical presentations and a great mix of professional backgrounds. It was fantastic to be able to engage with delegates with such a diverse experience in the digital field." Project Engineer, TUV SUD NEL

“A wonderful day! Provided a better understanding of the intersection between digitalization and the energy transition.” Chairman, Oblath Advisory

“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!” Senior Development Manager, National Grid Ventures

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2017 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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Agenda - 18th Sep

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

    Nathalie Thomas, Energy Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:05am
    Opening keynote dialogue: Macroeconomics and current trends for the energy sector

    Macroeconomic and political uncertainties, including the US-China trade war and rising interest rates weighing on growth, could result in a slowdown in the world economy.  As global oil and gas consumption continues to grow, total world greenhouse gas emissions are predicted to rise again this year.  Renewable electricity and energy storage costs will continue to fall, thereby increasing global investment in power generation and a new range of possibilities.  Total oil demand is projected to continue steadily rising to 2040. Global coal demand is likely to remain stable.  Electric car sales will keep rising as a wave of new models hit the market.

    • What is the prediction for the energy transition? What is the UK looking at?
    • How is the power sector progressing towards decarbonisation in its commitment to deliver a carbon neutral electricity supply by 2050?
    • What is the bigger purpose of digital technology across the energy sector?  Are energy companies facing a new quality of change which requires radical new approaches?
    • What impact will the rise of renewable power, battery storage and electric vehicles have?
    • How much is the government responding to the potential of digital?  For example, why are new nuclear energy plants being developed?
    • How does the industry perceive the evolution of regulations?  Is a form of RegTech required?
    • Where do we see the majority of players shifting within the end to end value chain?
    • Is infrastructure sufficient to match the changing energy landscape, including electrification of transportation, and the next decade of rising power demands?  

    Mary Starks, Executive Director for Consumers and Markets, OFGEM

    Wim Thomas, Chief Energy Advisor, Shell

    Moderated by: Nathalie Thomas, Energy Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:30am
    Interactive delegate voting session

    Mark Lillie, Partner, Deloitte

  • 10:00am
    Executive level dialogue: What does leadership look like in the digital era?

    Companies believe digitalisation will require new and different types of leadership to effectively address changes in organisational structures and operating models.  The nature of transformation has changed and affects the evolution of culture within a business.

    • What are board level expectations in relation to digital and how can they be met?
    • How can CEOs play a leadership role in the execution of the digital transformation strategy?
    • How can CFOs become more agile whilst balancing governance of spend and consistency?
    • As CFOs become the new owners of big data, what will this mean for the role of the CIO? 
    • How can CFOs and CIOs collaborate to ensure data is valued as an asset, not a by-product?
    • How can an overall lack of tech fluency, engagement and culture on Boards and within executive teams be addressed?
    • How can CIOs allocate digital transformation budgets to help demonstrate a direct value to stakeholders?
    • As more responsibility is handed to IT, how can CIOs ensure their teams effectively partner with Operations Technology teams?
    • Are digitalisation and diversity catalysts for propelling the energy industry forward? 
    • How can diversity be improved across the organisation including the Board?
    • AI is set to replace one third of employees in the future, what is the energy sector perspective?

    Carol Borg, Chief Financial Officer, Lightsource BP

    Ziya Erdem, CEO, Enerjisa Enerji

    Gary Weiss, Chief Operating Officer, AspenTech

    Mike Young, Group Chief Information Officer, Centrica

    Moderated by: Malcolm Moore, Technology News Editor, Financial Times 

  • 10:50am
    Networking break
  • 11:20am
    Industry challenge: What are the key considerations in balancing agility against risk?

    This ted-style talk will provide ​insights on how S​hell manages the complexities they are facing  whilst balancing the speed of change against the risk including safety ​and security of their  networks, architecture and data, within a traditionally risk-averse industry.

    Owen O’Connell, General Manager Downstream IT Services and Operations, Shell 

  • 11:30am
    Digital debate: How are energy companies changing their culture of being risk averse to become agile and embrace digital?

    A ​risk-embracing mindset is required to turn innovation into business opportunities as part of a digital  transformation.  Yet in the energy industry, compliance to the high levels of safety and security remain  paramount as people and the environment could be compromised.  As more and more traditional  companies partner with digital ​start-ups, how will the two culture complement each other? 

    This interactive panel will debate the points raised in the previous session and aim to discuss where  energy companies have both succeeded and failed in trying to meet this challenge.  Audience participation  is key to this discussion and we will be actively encouraging all attendees to participate in the discussion!

    Example questions:

    Where are the risk areas?

    How can the governance approach and structure be balanced?

    Is the approval for investment based on Minimum Viable Products (MVP)?  Is deployment based on a handful of pilots?

    Are the businesses asking for the solutions?  Or are technologies being pushed?  Can business (customers) lives with MVP from an industry that is so regulated? 

    What legacy issues exist in the digital world?  How can this be minimised?

    How can CIOs help to support a portfolio of multiple operating models?

    Tim Archer, Partner, Deloitte

    Rosa Kariger, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Iberdrola

    Kaveh Pourteymour, Chief Information Officer, Neptune Energy

    Andrew Quail, Director of IT and Innovation, SGN

    Moderated by: Nathalie Thomas, Energy Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 12:05pm
    Industry Challenge: Lessons from ecosystems in energy

    There is a confluence of factors meaning that the digital reinvention journey in energy companies is moving to a new phase.  Experimentation using exponential technologies needs to be proven at scale, with traditional business outcomes being the measure of their success.  It is not a journey that is reaching a conclusion, the “next” exponential technology is already on its way out of the labs and the next disruptors are creating their plays.  However, there are constants on which energy companies must focus: customers, trust and, by no means least, the importance of people and culture for success.  This talk provides insights on the challenges and obstacles of the transition from energy provider to customer centricity and on to ecosystem orchestration, and the importance of platform thinking, illustrated by lessons learnt from energy companies making this journey.

    Phil Spring, VP for Environment, Energy and Utilities, IBM Europe

  • 12:20pm
    Interactive round tables: How is digital helping to redefine ​competition and create a new competitive landscape?
    1. How can an overall lack of tech fluency, engagement and culture on Boards and within executive teams be tackled?   Facilitator: ​Mark Lillie, ​Partner, ​Deloitte
    2. How can business value be realised through the right digital foundation?  Facilitator: Elinor Doubell, Technology Director, BP
    3. How do we turn the traditional IT team into digital disruptors?   Facilitator: ​Andrew Quail, ​Director of IT and Innovation, ​SGN
    4. How can we plan for future ways of working and capabilities that will be needed for digital enterprises?    Facilitator: ​Åshild Hanne Larsen,​ Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President Corporate IT​, Equinor
    5. Procuring digital ​technology and know-how from outside of the industry can maximise benefits for oil and gas companies but how can the risks of adding further complexity be managed?   Facilitator:   Lindsey Griffiths, Head of Technology Adoption, BP
    6. How can big data empower customers?   Facilitator: Pam Conway,  Brand and Digital Director, Drax
    7. How can AI at scale drive customer and business impact?  Facilitator: Kuldip Singh, Digital Director Retail International and Coordinator Global Digital Board, innogy
    8. How can 0 code solutions be re-used within an enterprise?  What are the barriers?     Facilitator: ​Daljit Rehal,​ Senior Vice President of Digital and Data Systems, ​Centrica
    9. How does blockchain help for digital energy trading?   Facilitator: Jon Ferris, Strategy Director, Electron 
    10. H​ow digital is helping to develop NextGen ​energy storage technologies?    Facilitator: ​Enass Abo-Hamed, ​PhD, Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow and CEO, Co-founder and Director, ​H2GO power
    11. How can the true value of big data be extracted across a whole asset or supply chain?    Facilitator: Bjoern Reinke, Director, Smart Metering and System of Intelligence, Drax
  • 1:20pm
    Lunch
  • 2:20pm
    Industry insight: Overcoming the challenges of enabling AI @ scale to drive customer and business impact

    Energy is transitioning from a commodity into a service and the industry must adopt a customer-centric mindset to stand out from competitors as well as meet growing expectations.  This ted-style talk will provide feedback from innogy on the complexities they are facing in relation to scaling up AI whilst ensuring customer engagement and keeping up with their competitors.

    • Where has AI been used within the organisation?  What is the decision-making process?
    • What were some of the key challenges to overcome?
    • How did AI use cases help to ensure the successful upscale of the technology?
    • How can impact be ensured?

    Kuldip Singh, Digital Director Retail International, Retail Leadership team and Coordinator Global Digital Board, innogy

  • 2:35pm
    Panel: Redefining competition in energy - How is digital enabling new entrants to emerge as collaborators and potential competitors?

    Digital is an innovator, disruptor and equaliser, with more commonality than distinctiveness, and  companies must find new ways to distinguish their offerings.  ​Technology and price are unlikely to be  market differentiators.  ​Energy providers have started venturing into new markets and are transitioning  from traditional business models to end to end energy portfolios.  This d​isintermediation ​will facilitate  direct customer relationships.  For global enterprises, speed and capability are critical for deploying digital  solutions but must be combined with a local mind set regarding customers. 

    This interactive panel will start with an investigation of the challenges and opportunities within the retail energy market and the role of digital evolution in delivering for all customers and the transition to a lower-carbon future from Shell Energy Retail.  Then the panellists will debate the points raised and aim to provide guidance for addressing the key challenges being faced by the energy sector.  Audience participation is key to this discussion and we will be actively encouraging all attendees to participate in the discussion!

    Example questions:

    What are some of the challenges and opportunities within the retail energy market?

    What is the role of digital evolution in delivering for all customers and the transition to a lower-carbon future?

    What will the competitive landscape look like as digitalisation takes hold? 

    How will traditional players compete with new entrants? 

    Is it possible for a legacy business to do what the tech giants have done?

    Could the tech companies become competitors for energy sector companies?

    How will the traditional players compete with new entrants to communicate with existing customers? 

    Are energy companies destined to become mere hardware providers, while the owners of digital  networks, platforms and data houses capture the bulk of the value?

    How can you take the best parts of what is available and move them into traditional parts of the business?

    How can the energy sector evaluate which technologies are going to delight their customers? 

    Steven Day, Co-Founder, Pure Planet

    Richard Gosling,​ Chief Information Officer, ​Shell Energy Retail Limited

    Fiona Howarth, CEO, Octopus EV

    Geoff Mills, Director, Residential Accelerator Programme, EDF Energy

    Moderated by: Dan Thomas, Executive News Editor, Financial Times

  • 3:20pm
    Industry challenge: The People Challenge - Mind the Gap

    This short session will provide critical feedback from CEPSA on the key challenge they are facing in relation to creating a productive and diverse culture, agile structure, redeploying talent and hiring NextGen energy leaders.

    Joaquín Abril-Martorell Hernández, Chief Digital Officer, CEPSA

  • 3:30pm
    Digital debate: Multi generational energy culture: Is digitalisation helping to create a more diverse and inclusive working environment to meet the next challenge?

    Job tenures are becoming shorter.  Generation K has an entirely new perspective to consider.  CIOs must be capable of engaging with multi-generation workforces across global locations to manage talent.  Rapid technological changes mean job titles, roles and functions will continue to change, be eliminated or transformed.  

    This interactive panel will debate the points raised in the previous sessions and aim to provide guidance for addressing the key challenges being faced by the energy sector. Audience participation is key to this discussion and we will be actively encouraging all attendees to participate in the discussion!

    Example questions:

    What is the perspective on sustainability and climate change?

    What are some motivations for entering the energy sector?

    How can productivity be optimised?

    Are new job titles required to attract new talent ie ‘data wrangler’ (responsible for interpreting mounds of data)?

    How can CIOs effectively manage multi generational workforces to cultivate an innovative and collaborative culture?

    What incentivises the NextGen digital experts and how can reward packages be structured accordingly?

    What are some of the reverse mentoring best practices and opportunities?

    How can CIOs take a more holistic and flexible approach to talent acquisition to account for the rapid technological advances and changing business priorities?

    What role will talent analytics, in tandem with business analytics, play in creating the most effective, sustainable approach?

    Jade Carlotta-Jones, Technology Associate, BP

    Åshild Hanne Larsen,​ Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President Corporate IT​, Equinor

    Dan Jeavons, ​General Manager - Data Science, ​Shell

    Morag Watson, ​Vice President and Chief Digital Innovation Officer, ​BP

    Moderated by: Dan Thomas, Executive News Editor, Financial Times

  • 4:05pm
    Chair's closing remarks and networking afternoon tea

    Dan Thomas, Executive News Editor, Financial Times

Speakers (28)

Joaquín  Abril-Martorell

Joaquín Abril-Martorell

Chief Digital Officer
CEPSA

Since November 2017, Joaquín Abril-Martorell has been in charge of the digital transformation at CEPSA and is the Chief Digital Officer. For over 20 years, he has undertaken several senior positions at Cepsa: IT Manufacturing Manager, IT Service Manager, IT Planning & Innovation Manager, Sales Manager of Cepsa’s Service Station Network, and Marketing Manager.

Previously, he worked in engineering companies at the chemical sector, where he was in charge of control, automation and IT systems. He is an enthusiast of the worth of people and technologies for creating value, both in companies and in society.

Joaquin is a Mining Engineer and graduate in the General Management Programme at IESE. 

Morag Watson

Morag Watson

Vice President and Chief Digital Innovation Officer, Digital Innovation Organisation
BP

Morag Watson is the VP and Chief Digital Innovation Officer CDIO for BP's Digital Innovation Organisation team. Together, Morag and team make up BP’s digital innovation hub. They’re responsible for spotting the next wave of digital opportunities before they even take shape.

After nearly 30 years at BP, Morag has helped put digital innovation at the heart of the entire group’s strategy. Before stepping into her role as Chief Digital Innovation Officer, Morag led the America’s IT Operations and Infrastructure. She has held a leadership role in BP’s Alternative Energy business, looking at disruptive technology in renewables - from biofuels to solar power. Morag also acted as the CIO and Vice President of BP Exploration and Production, where she was responsible for digital technology and infrastructure across the whole company’s Upstream activities.

Her numerous BP accolades include: Upstream Technical Achievement Award, IT Helios Award, and Performance Innovation Award. Also, she was externally recognized 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 and Inclusion Council. She is also the Executive Sponsor of BP Women International Americas Business Resource Group.

Morag holds an MSc in Management from Stanford University, a BSc in Mathematics and Computing from Aberdeen University and a LTCL from the Trinity College of Music in London.

Mike  Young

Mike Young

Group Chief Information Officer
Centrica
Enass  Abo-Hamed, PhD

Enass Abo-Hamed, PhD

Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow
CEO, Co-founder and director, H2GO power LTD.

Enass Abo-Hamed, PhD is the co-founder and CEO at H2GO power ltd; an award winning spin-out company from the University of Cambridge developing energy storage technologies. She completed her PhD at Cambridge University, where she also was a postdoctoral fellow and elected Cambridge University Energy Champion. Currently she is also a Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow and a technology expert consultant to European Commission (REA) .
She has 10 years of research and business experience in hydrogen production, nanotechnology, catalysis, renewable energy and energy storage. Enass is passionate about entrepreneurship and clean energy technology policy. She often speaks at international forums and roundtable discussions on clean energy, energy security and women entrepreneurship in tech.
Enass recently won the visionary of the year award by MIT Tech Review Innovators Under 35 Europe and the best energy start-up award at the Global Hello Tomorrow Summit. In 2015, she was selected by the Cartier women's initiative awards as one in 18 best women entrepreneurs globally and one of 3 representing Europe. She travelled to Africa, China and central Asia on government-supported partnership missions to deliver speeches and recommendations about clean energy technologies as a tool to combat climate change. Enass spoke at impactful forums like the World Economic Forum, MIT Tech Review EmTech, Women’s Forum, Crans Montana Forum, One Young World, UN Global compact – LEAD symposium, TEDx Bucharest, Middle East Mediterranean Forum and Google @ Think (A moonshot for clean energy).

Tim  Archer

Tim Archer

Partner
Deloitte

Tim Archer is a Senior Partner within the Deloitte ERS team based in our London office and specialising in providing governance, risk management and internal controls (design and assurance) services to corporate sector clients. He has over 26 years’ experience in this area.

He spent a significant part of his career managing the outsourced and co-sourced internal audit functions of several Fortune 500 clients and as such has significant controls assurance experience both from a financial and operational perspective. He has led Deloitte EMEA Governance, Risk and Regulatory practice and is a regular speaker to NED’s on Governance and Risk. He is a qualified chartered accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW). He also holds an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Carol Borg

Carol Borg

Chief Financial Officer
Lightsource BP

Carol Borg is an internationally experienced Chief Financial Officer with experience spanning across natural resources and renewable energy. Prior to joining Lightsource BP, Carol held various senior financial positions at Vestas Wind Systems (a global leader in wind energy) based in Australia, Denmark and Spain. During this time Carol supported a 10bnEUR turnover as a Regional Chief Finance Officer, leading over 80 finance professionals supporting the Southern Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Latin America region. Carol was responsible for financial management of the entire value chain including sales, manufacturing, construction and after sales service, including the penetration and entry of new markets. Carol holds a degree in Business (Accounting) from Victoria University in Australia, and is a Certified Practicing Accountant.

Jade  Carlotta-Jones

Jade Carlotta-Jones

Technology Associate
BP
Pam Conway

Pam Conway

Brand and Digital Director
Drax Retail

Pam Conway is Brand and Digital Director for Drax Retail, responsible for the development and delivery of the Group Brand and Digital Customer Engagement strategy. She joined Drax in 2016 as the Marketing Director for Haven Power, where she re-focussed the business around a core belief in ‘A Better Use of Energy’, before moving to her existing role in 2017.

From her earliest days in marketing, Ms Conway has designed powerful digital strategies to transform customer experiences and businesses, from the creation of compelling content to the deployment of new marketing technologies, simplifying and accelerating routes to market. At Drax her remit is to grow and strengthen its digital capability, to unpick the complexity in the sector, and digitally transform the B2B customer experience.

Prior to Drax, she was at British Gas for five years, very quickly moving from Marketing to Commercial where she unlocked the potential of Smart Meters and energy efficiency, changing the way British Gas connected with its customers. Throughout her career innovation rooted in customer insight has been at the heart of Pam’s approach, helping businesses to be bolder and to create stronger relationships with customers built on trust.

Steven Day

Steven Day

Co-Founder
Pure Planet
Elinor  Doubell

Elinor Doubell

Technology Director
BP
Ziya  Erdem

Ziya Erdem

CEO
Enerjisa Enerji

Ziya Erdem has been  Enerjisa Enerji CEO since July 2018. Prior to this, he provided consultancy services focusing on Information and Communication Technologies and Digital Transformation. 

Between 2008 -2017, Mr. Erdem worked at Ericsson as Vice President Middle East and Africa Region, President of Global Customer Unit Responsible for Turkcell Group and finally as Country Manager Ericsson Turkey.

Having started his career as the Board Member and Vice President of Pabalk Group, Mr. Erdem has served in senior management positions at Mansan Mantar Food Industry, TicaretNet, Türk Nokta Net, Sabancı Telecommunication, Interkom Telecommunication and CETEL Çalık Energy Telecommunication companies respectively. 

He graduated from U.S. International University at San Diego, Business Administration and then earned his MBA degree from the same university.

Jon Ferris

Jon Ferris

Strategy Director
Electron

Jon Ferris has spent his career in energy focused on making the industry function better for consumers, by helping them take control of the risks resulting from their need for energy. Starting in 2005 at the outset of flexible energy contracts, Jon  developed trading and reporting systems, and automated market information and data services to support the very largest businesses manage their exposure to the energy markets, eventually building up a trading desk managing 12 TWh of wholesale power and gas.

He has supported new entrants to bring competition to markets, and developed innovative retail products that facilitate market access for smaller companies. His understanding of energy policy and developments in technology, and the impacts they have on markets, have helped to bring transparency of costs and their drivers, to enable businesses to understand and optimise their consumption.

Jon has been recognised as an influencer by Siemens, as a keynote speaker, panelist and moderator at energy and blockchain events, and as a frequent commentator in the media, including trade press, national newspapers, radio and tv. 

Richard Gosling

Richard Gosling

Chief Information Officer
Shell Energy Retail Limited

Richard Gosling joined Shell Energy Retail Limited (formerly First Utility) in June 2018 after working in Information Technology within Shell for over 20 years. During this time, he worked across the globe and developed a breadth of experience working in many different IT roles. His last two roles were as CIO for a number of the Global Commercial (B2B) businesses and more recently as the Shell Downstream IT Chief Operating Officer, driving the IT Strategy, Planning and Architecture required to support the Shell Downstream businesses. He is passionate about IT being a key enabler to driving forward business value. For the customers, this should be through providing a digital experience that delights them. For First Utility, this involves providing the right tools and technology to provide the most efficient and effective support possible to their customers.

Lindsey  Griffiths

Lindsey Griffiths

Head of Technology Adoption, Digital Innovation Organisation (DIO)
BP

Lindsey Griffiths is the Head of Technology Adoption in BP’s Digital Innovation Organisation (DIO). The DIO seeks to identify and develop innovative digital technology that may benefit BP or might one day pose a threat, and Ms Griffiths leads the efficient investment and trial of those new technologies, as well as driving value for BP through deployment at scale.

​In her fifteen years at BP, she has held a range of IT leadership positions, primarily in BP’s trading business. In large project and programme management roles, she implemented critical trading systems and infrastructure, from technical delivery through business change.

In other leadership roles she defined IT strategy and architectural vision and managed the IT portfolio for the trading business. She was also appointed Executive Assistant for the CIO, International Trading business. Ms Griffiths’ early career was a decade in Management Consultancy, at Accenture where she specialised in solutions for financial markets clients, including Investment Banks and Stock Exchanges across the world.

Fiona  Howarth

Fiona Howarth

CEO
Octopus Electric Vehicles

Fiona Howarth runs Octopus Electric Vehicles - an electric vehicle leasing business helping individuals and businesses transition to clean transport. With a passion for renewable energy, fantastic cars and using tech to create great customer experiences, this is absolutely Fiona’s dream job!  Since launching Octopus EV, part of Octopus Energy Group - Fiona has led the team in bringing together everything an EV driver needs - from great rates on the cars, smart charging tech and green energy tariffs designed for EV drivers - supported by a team of passionate EV experts that run EV experience events across the UK for communities and businesses.

Fiona holds an MEng from Oxford University and spent her early career at Dyson and BMW - including working on hydrogen powered cars. She has since worked in energy and connected homes tech with Bain & Company, DECC (now BEIS), before joining British Connected Homes start-up: AlertMe. A move to British Gas, saw her take Hive, by British Gas, from a tech pilot to a household name that today has more than one million customers.

Rosa  Kariger

Rosa Kariger

Global Chief Information Security Officer
Iberdrola Group

Rosa Kariger is the global CISO of Iberdrola, the Spanish multinational electricity company. It employs 31,000 people in dozens of countries around the world, and is one of the world’s largest companies by market capitalisation. Ms Kariger is responsible for cyber security governance, intelligence and oversight for the IT and OT environments in all countries where the company operates – mainly Spain, UK, US, Mexico and Brazil.
 Since she joined Iberdrola in 1997, she has held different positions as internal consultant and global risk manager. Before being appointed as the Group’s CISO, in February 2016, she was the Group’s Deputy CRO. She holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and has participated in the Executive Development Program (PDD) from IESE Business School, and the Global Leadership Program from IMD Business School.


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 creating business value from IT and supporting Equinor’s journey towards a broad energy company– using IT as a key enabler in improving operational efficiency and transforming the industry.

Ms Larsen started her career with 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. She holds a specialist MBA from Heriot Watt University in the UK, as well as a Master of Arts degree from Universität Bielefeld in Germany. She serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees at the International School of Stavanger.

Ms. Larsen  was named PetroLady of the year 2017, is a Nordic CIO of the year 2018 nominee and a CIO of the Year Europe 2019 finalist. She won the Leader of the Year award 2019 at Norway’s SHE conference, Europe’s largest gender equality conference and was also named one of Norway’s 50 leading Women in Technology 2019.

Mark  Lillie

Mark Lillie

Partner, Global Technology Strategy & Transformation Leader
Deloitte

With over 25 years of consulting experience, Mark has led numerous business and digital transformation programs, most notably in the energy and utilities sectors.  He is also Deloitte’s UK Power & Utilities sector leader. Mark’s client portfolio spans oil and gas, utilities, mining and shipping organisations.

Mark 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, Deloitte’s Annual CIO Survey, as well as implementing CIO Transition Labs and our Next Gen CIO Programme across Deloitte.

He 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.  

Geoff Mills

Geoff Mills

Director, Residential Accelerator Programme
EDF Energy

Geoff Mills is the Director of EDF Energy’s Residential Accelerator.  In this role, Geoff leads a team tasked with reinventing the experiences, technology, systems and processes utilised within the EDF Energy Residential & SME business units.  Supported by a team of internal and external CX, Digital, Data and Engineering experts; Geoff’s role is to challenge current methods and modes of operation and embed the learnings from the Accelerator within the existing business units.  Prior to this, Geoff led the Customers Digital, Data and Operational Excellence teams, delivering industry leading experiences and capabilities and deploying several industry first technology initiatives. In addition, during this time he led the movement of the EDF Energy Digital and Data capabilities to the AWS cloud and delivered several customers wide business improvement initiatives radically improving the customer and employee experience. 

Owen  O’Connell

Owen O’Connell

General Manager Downstream IT Services and Operations
Shell

Owen O’Connell is responsible for the global IT services and operations of Shell’s Downstream business. This stretches from “well to wheel” across Manufacturing, Global Commercial (Aviation, Bitumen and Specialties, Lubricants etc), Retail, and Trading and Supply Segments.

Owen is an advocate of the value of digitalisation in the industry and recently held the role of chair of the board for Leadership in Energy Automation and Processing, was a board member of the European Energy Trading CIO Forum and is currently a director of Applied Blockchain.

In his 12 years with Shell, he has worked across a range of roles from project or programme management, transformation of teams and strategy and planning. Prior to 2007, he held various IT development and leadership positions in Local Government (Serco Solutions), Telecommunications (Cable & Wireless) and Retail and Distribution (IBM).

Kaveh  Pourteymour

Kaveh Pourteymour

Chief Information Officer
Neptune Energy

Kaveh Pourteymour is the CIO of Neptune Energy, he joined the company in March 2019.  Prior to joining Neptune Energy, Mr Pourteymour has held a number of CIO positions, including CIO of Seadrill, CIO of Global Refining and International Businesses for BP and CIO of BOC Edwards. ​ Preceding the CIO roles, which spanned over 15 years, Mr Pourteymour was a Partner and Member of the Board of KPMG Consulting in UK. Then following the acquisition of KPMG consulting, he became a Managing Director with Atos Origin. Prior to KPMG consulting, Mr Pourteymour held a number of management posts at Oracle Corporation. ​ Throughout these various roles, Mr Pourteymour has led numerous technology enabled, business transformation programmes.​ Furthermore, Mr Pourteymour has held the position of Adjunct Professor at the business school of the Imperial College London since January 2008.​ Mr Pourteymour holds a BSc in Computer Science from Manchester University and an MSc in IT Strategic Planning from Warwick University, where he also served as a Research Fellow for a number of years.​ 

Andrew Quail

Andrew Quail

Director of IT and Innovation
SGN

Andrew has been Director of IT and Innovation for SGN for 8 years and part of the executive leadership team of one of the leading utility companies in the UK. SGN distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses and 15 million customers across Scotland and the South of England and is part of the UK’s critical national infrastructure. SGN provides emergency gas escape response services as well as monitoring, management and safe control of the gas network.  

As part of his remit, Andrew also has executive responsibility for innovation within the company and oversees SGN’s highly successful and multi-award winning Innovation team. He has recently been voted number one in the UK CIO top 100 list due to his team’s work in delivering a major IT Transformation Programme which is fundamentally changing what IT is and does.

Andrew has previously held positions within a number of other organisations including; Centrica, Capgemini, Tata Consulting, and TUI travel. He sits on several CIO and IT advisory boards and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Xoserve plc.

Daljit  Rehal

Daljit Rehal

Senior VP Digital and Data Systems
Centrica

Daljit Rehal is the leader behind Centrica’s Data and Digital transformations. In the case of Data this has led to the introduction of NoSQL, Hadoop, SPARK, HBASE and our Data Lake. At the same time, he has transformed the digital delivery model from waterfall to agile by setting up a digital studio adopting Google Service Design (GSD) methodology. He joined British Gas in December 2012 as Head of Architecture, leading the completion of Data Centre transformation for the server’s side estate modernising the infrastructure and rationalising costs through removal of redundant equipment.

Prior to British Gas, he held senior level position in both commercial and technology teams including TalkTalk plc, Virgin Media, Three, and KPMG. He graduated from university with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Computer Science, he followed this up as a research assistant working on ‘Mathematical modelling of Asymmetric Traffic in Optical Fibre Networks’, which was the topic of his PhD thesis at Manchester leading to several publications in scientific journals. 

Kuldip Singh

Kuldip Singh

Digital Director Retail International and Coordinator Global Digital Board
innogy

Kuldip Singh is a digital executive with a strong grounding in digital technology adoption and digital business scaling. He has been a digital executive in CXO roles in reputed global
media companies and is now leading the digital transformation at innogy in the international retail business and coordinating the innogy wide digital board.

Phil Spring

Phil Spring

VP for Environment, Energy and Utilities
IBM

Phil Spring is VP for Environment, Energy and Utilities in IBM Europe, and has a downstream energy focus.  His teams provide technology and consulting services, helping major European utilities navigate major programmes, exploring and embracing digital opportunities.  He arrived in IBM through the PwCC acquisition, business schooled in SAID, and has worked in all utilities industry segments, fondly remembering a year spent working in a sewage treatment works.  His current preoccupation is on how the creativity and potential for innovation offered by "digital" can move beyond many PoCs and into a Cognitive Enterprise.

Mary Starks

Mary Starks

Executive Director for Consumers and Markets
OFGEM

Mary Starks joined Ofgem in September 2018 and oversees Ofgem's work to protect consumers' interests in the retail and wholesale energy markets, including putting in place a price cap for all those on poor value default deals.

She joined from the Financial Conduct Authority where she was the Director of Competition (as part of a job-share) and Chief Economist. She has over two decades' regulatory and public policy experience. Before joining the FCA, she was Senior Director at the Office of Fair Trading, where she oversaw the watchdog's work in financial services, legal and professional services, health, education and infrastructure. Mary has also worked on energy regulation at NERA Economic Consulting, and at the New Zealand Commerce Commission. She began her career at the Bank of England.

She is a trustee of Working Families, a leading UK charity helping parents, carers and employers find a better balance between the responsibilities of home and work.

Wim Thomas

Wim Thomas

Chief Energy Advisor
Shell International

Wim Thomas is Chief Energy Advisor and leads the Energy Analysis practice in Shell. His team is also responsible for Shell’s long-term global energy scenarios, informing Group Strategy.

Wim is Chief Energy Advisor and leads the Energy Analysis practice in Shell. His team is also responsible for Shell’s long-term global energy scenarios, informing Group Strategy. He has been with the Shell Group for some 33 years, with prior positions in drilling operations, subsurface reservoir management and commercial and regulatory affairs in gas. Wim is chairman of the UK national committee of the World Petroleum Council and is a former chairman of the British Institute of Energy Economics. He holds a postgraduate degree in Maritime Technology from Delft University in The Netherlands.

Wim has been in his current role for the past 14 years, and also heads up the Energy Analysis Team in Shell’s Global Scenario Group. He leads a team responsible for worldwide energy analysis and long-term global energy scenarios, and advises Shell companies on a wide range of energy issues, including global supply and demand, regulations, energy policy, markets, pricing and industry structure.

Gary Weiss

Gary Weiss

Chief Operating Officer
AspenTech

Gary Weiss joined AspenTech in 2018 and serves as Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for customer-facing operations and product leadership across AspenTech’s portfolio of asset optimization solutions in the engineering design and manufacturing and supply chain areas.  Over more than 25 years of experience in the software industry, he has successfully led several organisations to scale their go-to-market operations.

Mr Weiss joined AspenTech from OpenText, where he held several leadership roles in various business units of the organisation. His last role was as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the OpenText Security, Discovery and Analytics business.  His prior responsibilities included being SVP of Cloud Services, as well as SVP and GM of its Information Exchange business unit that led to the transformative acquisition of GXS for the Canadian software leader.  Before OpenText, Mr Weiss spent eight years with Computer Associates (CA) where he was a member of the senior leadership team in security sales, business development and strategic alliances.  He started his career in the early days of RSA Security, where he was one of the sales leaders that helped drive the company to market leadership.

He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Tulane University.

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Nathalie Thomas

Nathalie Thomas

Energy Correspondent
Financial Times

Nathalie Thomas is Energy Correspondent for the Financial Times, based in Scotland. She joined the FT in 2014, first of all on its breaking news fastFT team. She was previously transport editor at the Daily Telegraph in London and worked at The Scotsman in Edinburgh. She started her journalism career as a foreign affairs researcher at the Asahi Shimbun in Tokyo. Nathalie is a graduate in modern languages from Wadham College, Oxford.

Dan Thomas

Dan Thomas

Executive News Editor
Financial Times

Dan Thomas has been the Financial Times’ Executive News Editor since August 2018. Dan was previously the FT’s deputy companies editor and telecoms editor.

Prior to that, he worked as the FT’s property correspondent. He has also reported for FT Money and FT Weekend’s personal finance supplement. Prior to joining the FT in March 2007, he was an assistant editor for Property Week.

Dan holds a postgraduate degree in journalism from City University and a BA in English and Philosophy from Manchester University. He was named Business Journalist of the Year at the LSL Property Awards and awarded IBP News Reporter of the Year – both in 2010.

Moderated by (1)

Malcolm Moore

Malcolm Moore

Technology News Editor
Financial Times

Malcolm Moore took up the role of Technology News Editor in October 2018. Prior to this, he was the United Kingdom News Editor 2016 - 2018. Before being UK News Editor, Malcolm was Leisure Industries Correspondent for the Financial Times. He joined the Financial Times in April 2015 from Telegraph Media Group, where he was Deputy Head of World News and a correspondent in Beijing and Shanghai. He was the winner of the 2012 Foreign Press Association award for ‘News Story of the Year’. Malcolm was also a Rome correspondent, an economics correspondent and a business reporter for the Telegraph. Malcolm holds a BA from University College London in English and is based currently based in London.

Advisory Board (8)

Mark  Lillie

Mark Lillie

Partner, Global Technology Strategy & Transformation Leader
Deloitte

With over 25 years of consulting experience, Mark has led numerous business and digital transformation programs, most notably in the energy and utilities sectors.  He is also Deloitte’s UK Power & Utilities sector leader. Mark’s client portfolio spans oil and gas, utilities, mining and shipping organisations.

Mark 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, Deloitte’s Annual CIO Survey, as well as implementing CIO Transition Labs and our Next Gen CIO Programme across Deloitte.

He 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.  

Daljit  Rehal

Daljit Rehal

Senior VP Digital and Data Systems
Centrica

Daljit Rehal is the leader behind Centrica’s Data and Digital transformations. In the case of Data this has led to the introduction of NoSQL, Hadoop, SPARK, HBASE and our Data Lake. At the same time, he has transformed the digital delivery model from waterfall to agile by setting up a digital studio adopting Google Service Design (GSD) methodology. He joined British Gas in December 2012 as Head of Architecture, leading the completion of Data Centre transformation for the server’s side estate modernising the infrastructure and rationalising costs through removal of redundant equipment.

Prior to British Gas, he held senior level position in both commercial and technology teams including TalkTalk plc, Virgin Media, Three, and KPMG. He graduated from university with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Computer Science, he followed this up as a research assistant working on ‘Mathematical modelling of Asymmetric Traffic in Optical Fibre Networks’, which was the topic of his PhD thesis at Manchester leading to several publications in scientific journals. 

Morag Watson

Morag Watson

Vice President and Chief Digital Innovation Officer, Digital Innovation Organisation
BP

Morag Watson is the VP and Chief Digital Innovation Officer CDIO for BP's Digital Innovation Organisation team. Together, Morag and team make up BP’s digital innovation hub. They’re responsible for spotting the next wave of digital opportunities before they even take shape.

After nearly 30 years at BP, Morag has helped put digital innovation at the heart of the entire group’s strategy. Before stepping into her role as Chief Digital Innovation Officer, Morag led the America’s IT Operations and Infrastructure. She has held a leadership role in BP’s Alternative Energy business, looking at disruptive technology in renewables - from biofuels to solar power. Morag also acted as the CIO and Vice President of BP Exploration and Production, where she was responsible for digital technology and infrastructure across the whole company’s Upstream activities.

Her numerous BP accolades include: Upstream Technical Achievement Award, IT Helios Award, and Performance Innovation Award. Also, she was externally recognized 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 and Inclusion Council. She is also the Executive Sponsor of BP Women International Americas Business Resource Group.

Morag holds an MSc in Management from Stanford University, a BSc in Mathematics and Computing from Aberdeen University and a LTCL from the Trinity College of Music in London.

Richard Gosling

Richard Gosling

Chief Information Officer
Shell Energy Retail Limited

Richard Gosling joined Shell Energy Retail Limited (formerly First Utility) in June 2018 after working in Information Technology within Shell for over 20 years. During this time, he worked across the globe and developed a breadth of experience working in many different IT roles. His last two roles were as CIO for a number of the Global Commercial (B2B) businesses and more recently as the Shell Downstream IT Chief Operating Officer, driving the IT Strategy, Planning and Architecture required to support the Shell Downstream businesses. He is passionate about IT being a key enabler to driving forward business value. For the customers, this should be through providing a digital experience that delights them. For First Utility, this involves providing the right tools and technology to provide the most efficient and effective support possible to their customers.

Alisa  Choong

Alisa Choong

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, IT Services and Operations
Shell

As VP and CIO of IT Services and Operations at Shell, Alisa Choong is responsible for end user IT strategy for Shell’s employees and contractors globally. Critical to this role is ensuring the delivery of robust, secure and reliable IT operations that increases productivity and lays the foundations for Shell’s digital transformation. A key success factor of the role is cultural transformation of Shell’s IT workforce and its’ ecosystem to embed the digital characteristics needed to thrive in the future.In her previous roles as P&T CIO and EVP Technical and Competitive IT (TaCIT), Alisa cultivated Shell’s digital transformation by maturing cutting-edge technologies and building the digital skills and capabilities required to operationalise Shell’s Digital Strategy.

Born in Malaysia, educated in Australia, she has worked internationally throughout her career. Her experience was forged by roles at KPMG, Bank of Australia, PwC, IBM, and the global energy shipping and logistics corporation MISC Bhd, a public listed subsidiary of PETRONAS, where she was Chief Information Officer. Alisa is a firm believer in lifelong learning and the trait she values most in others is personal curiosity. She is also widely recognised by her colleagues for her creativity and ability to deliver ideas into real business value.

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 creating business value from IT and supporting Equinor’s journey towards a broad energy company– using IT as a key enabler in improving operational efficiency and transforming the industry.

Ms Larsen started her career with 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. She holds a specialist MBA from Heriot Watt University in the UK, as well as a Master of Arts degree from Universität Bielefeld in Germany. She serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees at the International School of Stavanger.

Ms. Larsen  was named PetroLady of the year 2017, is a Nordic CIO of the year 2018 nominee and a CIO of the Year Europe 2019 finalist. She won the Leader of the Year award 2019 at Norway’s SHE conference, Europe’s largest gender equality conference and was also named one of Norway’s 50 leading Women in Technology 2019.

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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Who Attends FT Digital Energy Summit?

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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Who's Attending?

Join attendees from companies including:

BP • British Gas • Centrica • CEPSA • Drax • E.ON • EDF Energy • Enel • Engie • Equinor • GALP Energia • Iberdrola • Lightsource BP • National Grid • ScottishPower • Shell • SSE • Total ...

... And many more.

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What's New for 2019?

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK
Due to popular demand, we are extending the interactive delegate voting session to ensure everyone in the audience has the opportunity to contribute to the key topics and discussion points that will be raised and addressed by the speaker panel throughout the day - the results will be included in the post-event report for you to share with colleagues!

INDUSTRY FEEDBACK
The industry challenge session is a short ted-style talk that will provide feedback from an energy enterprise on the complexities and dilemmas they are facing in relation to their digital transformation journey. Then a group of panellists will participate in an interactive debate to discuss the points raised and share their failures and lessons learnt. Audience participation is key to this discussion and we will be actively encouraging all attendees to share their story!

AUDIENCE INTERACTION
We are expanding the number of interactive round table sessions to ensure that there is more choice, availability and expertise on offer for you and your colleagues. The outcomes of these round tables will be featured in our extensive post-event report as a set of industry recommendations which you can share with colleagues!

MULTI-GENERATIONAL THINKERS
We will be bringing back the graduate level discussion to help determine how to create a multi-generational energy culture and debate if digitalisation is helping to create a more diverse and inclusive working environment. A key session designed to help inform you and your team of where the gaps are!

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Be in Good Company

Companies that attended in 2018 included (in alphabetical order):

Accenture
Air Liquide
Arnlea Systems
Atkins
Baringa Partners
BBC Online
Bloomberg
BP
Castle Water
Centrica
DCC plc
Deloitte
Deutsche Bank AG London
DNV GL
DRAX
E.ON UK
EDF Energy
Electric Ireland
Electron
Embassy of Brazil in London
Enel
Engie
Equinor
Focus P R Ltd
Galp Energia
Gemserv Ltd
Global Smart Transformation Ltd
Google Cloud
Green Energy Options
GridBeyond
Hitachi Consulting
Honeywell
Hydro Energy AS
Innovate UK
KAPPA
Labrador Ltd
Linklaters LLP
Maana
Marks and Spencer plc
Marshall-marten ltd
McKinsey & Company
Montel
National Grid
NM Group
Oblath Advisory
Ofgem
Palantir Technologies
Pemex
Platina Energy Partners LLP
Power Assets Holdings Limited
Respol
Rigetti Computing
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Saudi Arabian Oil Company
Schlumberger
Sembcorp Utilities UK Limited
Shell
Shields Energy Services Limited
Spirit Energy
Tata Consultancy Services
Telegraph Media Group
Telenet
The Alan Turing Institute
The Labrador
The Oil & Gas Technology Centre
Trimble Inc
TUV SUD NEL
University of Southampton
Wellcome Trust
Wessex Water

and many more....

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Testimonials from the Digital Energy Summit Series

"Great speakers and a great mix of interesting debate and discussions.” Economic and Energetic Studies Specialist, Galp Energia

“The Summit was really valuable, giving insight to the status of analytics in the energy sector.” Senior VP, AlixPartner

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

​“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” CIO and Senior Vice President Corporate IT, Statoil​

“Excellent overview of the broad subject of digital technology on the energy transition" Owner, Oblath Advisory

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Fees

Ticket                                                              Fees

Standard Summit Ticket                                   £995

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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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Presented By (1)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

With The Support Of (1)

Deloitte LLP is committed to making an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society. We do this by bringing new thinking and fresh insight to help solve the biggest challenges facing our clients.

We offer a range of integrated services, including, Deloitte Digital, our full-service design and development agency. We offer digital strategy and development solutions alongside our Audit and Assurance, Risk Advisory, Tax and Legal, Consulting, and Financial Advisory services. As a leader in online and mobile strategy, we help organisations to understand and profit from the opportunities arising from our digital world. Our aim is to make an outstanding impact on the reputation and success of our clients.

We work 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.

www.deloitte.com/energy-and-resources

Associate Sponsors (3)

AspenTech is a leading software supplier for optimizing asset performance. Our products thrive in complex, industrial environments where it is critical to optimize the asset design, operation and maintenance lifecycle.

AspenTech uniquely combines decades of process modeling expertise with big data machine-learning. Our purpose-built software platform automates knowledge work and builds sustainable competitive advantage by delivering high returns over the entire asset lifecycle. As a result, companies in capital-intensive industries can maximize uptime and push the limits of performance, running their assets safer, greener, longer and faster.

Visit AspenTech.com to find out more.

Enerjisa Enerji is the leading player in Turkey’s electricity sector operating in two core business areas: electricity distribution and retail. The company serves 21 million users with a team of approximately 10.000 people.

It possesses about 11 million network connections, consisting of approximately 26% of all network connections in Turkey and 9.6 million retail customers, capturing about 23% of the retail electricity market. As the incumbent retail company in 14 cities, Enerjisa sells electricity to both regulated and eligible customers.

It also offers innovative products and services to various customer segments from households to small or large size enterprises. Enerjisa has two different contact centers, one for the distribution operations and the other for the retail operations.

IBM is a large globally integrated enterprise with significant activities in almost every aspect of the information technology business around the world. We are in the business of helping clients solve problems using advanced information technologies. 
IBM is a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company. We work with our clients, helping them to become digital through a broad range of capabilities in areas like Data and Analytics, Cloud, Mobile, and Security.  We work with our clients to design solutions specifically for their needs and we aim to become their business and technology partners of choice. 
No one has helped more businesses grow globally. We deliver sustained value with our services for clients that make a difference in the real world. 

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