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NextGen Energy Summit

25th February 2021

Virtual Event

Event Agenda

Please note all times in the Agenda are in British Standard Time (BST)

Join us for the NextGen Energy Summit, a leading forum that will tackle current issues and set the course for the future of the Energy Sector. You will have the chance to hear from these senior energy executives at the Frontier NextGen Energy Summit on how they are embracing change and ensuring success throughout our journey to a #lowcarbonfuture.

25th February 2020

8.30am

Networking

Coffee & Icebreakers

9.00am

Welcome Address

Setting the Scene NextGen Energy Summit

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Daniel Davidson

COO

Frontier
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9.05am

Opening Keynote

Change or Decline; The Acceleration of Net Zero

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Tim Lord

Senior Fellow, Net Zero

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
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9.20am

Session 1

Trends & Drivers: NextGen Energy

Senior Roundtable Discussion & Q&A

This session sets the tone for the Summit on the key trends and drivers that will set the course for professionals who are the future of the energy sector focussing on the factors of people, culture, talent and diversity. What are the global trends and drivers that will affect the human side of the energy sector? What does the energy industry need to look like to attract and retain the best people and talent? We will hear how and why culture is critical to business success and how leadership is changing in a new world.

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Duncan Burt

Director for #COP26

National Grid
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Jozsef Marton

Managing Director

Preng & Associates
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Tim Lord

Senior Fellow, Net Zero

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
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Shereen Nairne

Geoscientist & Co-Founder

ReNew You
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10.35am

Networking Break | One-to-One Business Meetings

Virtual Networking for Members and Executive Pass Holders

11.05am

Session 2

Investing in NextGen Energy

Senior Roundtable Discussion & Q&A

Hear from experts on investing in the current and next generation of energy in the path to net zero and gearing up for the innovation mindset to tackle the challenges of the next two decades. How are energy companies achieving agility and resilience in a period of rapid change and uncertainty? Do entrepreneurial innovations and spin offs in the energy sector offer opportunities to people in the sector? How can these opportunities be accessed? What are the strategies for re-skilling workforces to target both profitability and net zero ambition in 2050? How are energy companies investing in people and re-purposing teams and how are start-ups assembling teams for tomorrow?

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Martyn Link

Chief Strategy Officer

Wood
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Asif Chowdhury

Chief of Staff, Global Sustainability

Ernst & Young
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Robert Hopkin

Managing Director, Utilities UK and Ireland

Accenture
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Jane Jin

Spinouts and Licensing

Oxford University Innovation
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12.20pm

Networking Break | One-to-One Business Meetings

Virtual Networking for Members and Executive Pass Holders

1.00pm

Keynote

COP26 Ambitions and the Workforce of the Future

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Duncan Burt

Director for #COP26

National Grid
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1.40pm

Session 3

A Sharp Tool to Accelerate Growth

Senior Roundtable Discussion & Q&A

This session covers the critical topic of diversity, inclusion and culture and the established view that these factors drive creativity, new ideas and spark innovation. Are diversity, inclusion and culture the key to unlocking a sustainable future and accelerating the energy transition? What factors determine promotion of organisational diversity and how are companies building diverse, multidisciplinary teams to solve the complex challenges? How can leaders invest in diversity and shape culture?

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Anna Edgar

Vice President – People, Leadership and Culture

Wood Mackenzie
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Dr Ollie Folayan CEng FIChemE

Co-Founder, Diversity Champion, Member OGUK Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce

Association for Bme Engineers UK
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Frank Starling

Founder/ CEO and London Enterprise Advisor - Mayor of London

Variety Pack
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Harriet Lamb

CEO

Ashden Climate Solutions in Action
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2.55pm

Networking Break | One-to-One Business Meetings

Virtual Networking for Members and Executive Pass Holders

3.25pm

Session 4

Lessons From Other Industries

Senior Roundtable Discussion & Q&A

This session presents insights from business leaders into effective strategies in people, culture, talent and diversity. What has worked? Where does the energy sector benchmark versus other industries? What has not worked and how can these lessons be applied to the energy sector? Hear from companies across the spectrum who have differing insights into people, culture, talent and diversity and are willing to share them with the industry.

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Vince Pizzoni

Search Consultant

Preng & Associates
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Osita Madu

Senior EDI Manager, Supply Chain

HS2 (High Speed Two)
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Ann Cormack

Executive Head of HR

The De Beers Group of Companies
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Claire Skinner

Regional Managing Partner, Europe & Africa

Heidrick & Struggles
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4.40pm

Session 5

The Energy Company of the Future?

Senior Roundtable Discussion & Q&A

This session discusses the energy company of the future. What does it look like? Will oil and gas majors make a successful transition from oil company to energy company? Hear from companies across the spectrum who are coming together as enablers to a carbon neutral future and how they see people within their plans and strategies. What type of energy company will attract the best of the next generation of energy talent? Can traditional oil companies reposition themselves credibly as energy companies to attract woke millennials?

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The Rt Hon. John Gummer

Lord Deben, Chairman

UK Committee on Climate Change, Sancroft
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Tatiana Slepova

Director, Banking, Global Banking and Markets

HSBC
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Jo Coleman OBE

UK Energy Transition Manager

Shell
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Bertie Stephens

Chief Executive Officer

Clean Planet Energy
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Ivan Marten

Senior Partner Emeritus, Non-Executive Director, Board Member

Boston Consulting Group
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5.55pm

Event Highlights

Concluding Remarks

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Gayle Meikle

CEO

Frontier
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Daniel Davidson

COO

Frontier
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