Speaker Bio

Robbert van Rutten
Executive Insights Speaker

Robbert van Rutten

SVP and Downstream CIO
Robbert van Rutten became the Shell Downstream CIO & Senior Vice President on April 1st 2020. In his previous role, Robbert was the CIO for Global Functions & Information Risk Management and in that capacity Chief Information Security Officer for Shell. He has been a member of the Shell IT Executive leadership team since 2016.
He has nearly 30 years experience with Shell in both Upstream and Downstream worked in many of the different functions including Finance, Commercial, Technology and IT.
In his current role, Robbert leads the Downstream Information and Digital Technology organisation, ensuring maximum business value delivery through the execution of a broad digital agenda for Shell Downstream.
Robbert has a background in Business Economics and holds an MBA from Tilburg University.
Robbert is based in London. He and his wife Sandra are the proud parents of Tess and Mick. Some of his interests are traveling, skiing, spending time with friends and family, and you can find him at the local football club on Saturdays coaching his son.
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Wednesday, 09 November, 2022 / 03:15 PM - 03:45 PM CET
Executive Insights: Can Digitalisation and AI Accelerate the Energy Transition?

The energy industry is going through a double transformation. One is decarbonization, the other is digital transformation. We now know that the energy system will need to change substantially in the coming decades. But what role will digital technology and AI play?  And how do we get there faster?Modern energy companies are large, diverse, and complex organizations. Digital and AI are providing important new pathways for energy companies to improve their environmental performance. Making substantial progress requires an aligned digital strategy, relentless focus on data, effective and empowered governance and the right digital solutions, which benefits a specific plant or process. Robbert van Rutten will share Shell’s journey to date in using digital technologies and AI to improve environmental performance.

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