Powering Progress Together (PPT) is a global series of engagements convened by Shell to encourage dialogue about future energy challenges.

In the UK we will be inviting 150 business leaders, academics, entrepreneurs, NGOs, policy-influencers and community leaders to come together on 25 May 2017 to stimulate innovative thinking and share practical, on-the-ground solutions. PPT will again take place alongside Shell’s Make the Future Live Festival of ideas and innovation.

Our 2017 discussion topic will be: How will new technologies accelerate the pace of the energy transition? In the not too distant future it’s probable that billions of people will be connected by mobile devices and our lives will be transformed by emerging technologies in robotics, energy storage, autonomous vehicles and AI. If the world is to achieve the lower carbon future it needs, many believe these new technologies will be instrumental.

Panelists confirmed so far:

  • Prof. Nigel Brandon, Vice-Dean Research in the Faculty of Engineering – Imperial College
  • Tessa Cook, Co-founder and CEO – OLIO
  • Julia Thomas, Managing Director – Green Tomato Cars

Many more speakers will be confirmed shortly.

To get a flavour of the event, please read our report of the 2016 London PPT event.

Breakout sessions will explore specific questions in relation to:

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