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Lecture: Uberizing Energy - How Digital Technologies will Change the Competitive Landscape of the Energy Sector
by Dr. Robert Perrons
Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

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 Thursday 2 May 2019
13.30-14.30 hours
Salle XII, Palais des Nations

Abstract

From how we move around cities to how we buy household items, digital technologies have brought about significant changes over the past 20 years in many aspects of our lives and in almost every part of the marketplace.  While these changes may have happened first and most conspicuously with the meteoric rise of companies like Uber and Amazon, however, similar architectural shifts are starting to unfold in the energy sector as well.  By examining “fast clockspeed” industries and unpacking the market forces and competitive dynamics that have contributed to these shake-ups and significantly new business models, this talk will explain how the energy market of the future will probably look significantly different from how it looks today.

Lecture

Uberizing Energy - How Digital Technologies will Change the Competitive Landscape of the Energy Sector by Dr. Robert Perrons, Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

About the Lecturer

Prior to joining the Queensland University of Technology in Australia as an Associate Professor in 2011, Dr. Robert Perrons worked in a wide variety of roles and locations for Shell International’s Exploration & Production Division. He then left Shell for three years to work as an Industrial Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, but re-joined Shell again in 2004 to become the company’s Executive Coordinator of R&D.  He has a B.Eng. in mechanical engineering from McMaster University in Canada, a Master's degree in Technology & Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a PhD in engineering from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Rob is a technical adviser to MIT's Mining, Oil & Gas Club and several energy and resource sector technology startups around the world.

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