CIGRE UK Women’s Network, 25th June 2020, 13:00 – 17:00
“Clean Technologies”, kindly sponsored by BakerHicks, was the second event of the Zero Carbon 2020 series organised by the CIGRE UK Women’s Network (CUKWN). This was the first fully online and interactive event by CUKWN.
Around 60 delegates joined the event which was opened by Biljana Stojkovska, Chair of CUKWN and facilitated by our Master of Ceremonies, Robert Kahn, CEO of LeaderLike You!, who is also delivering the soft skills workshops for all our 2020 events.
The first session was a technical discussion focused on clean technologies and the impact of COVID-19 on the clean energy sector. Our main speaker, Danielle Lane, Vattenfall UK Country Manager, presented challenges and opportunities of offshore wind. Our panelists, Gianluca Peviani, CEO of O2G, Dr. Heinz Sittler, CEO of Kukburg and Sina Beckmann, Head of BMW Group Green Logistics Strategy 2050, discussed a range of clean technologies, including future uses of redundant oil platforms, the future role of hydrogen and low-carbon automotive supply chains. This session included Q&A with lots of interesting and challenging questions.
The second session was another essential communication skills workshop delivered by Robert Kahn. Building up on the LeaderLike model introduced during our March event, this workshop focused on the impact equation: ‘Where high quality work needs to pair with acceptance and vice-versa to generate impact’.
The final session was dedicated to online networking. The attendees were split into breakout rooms with each speaker and panelist for a deep-dive session into the different clean technology topics allowing time for questions.