A Strategic Pathway for Energy Companies in the Platform Economy

07 Jun , 12:00–13:15
The Global Economy in Search of a Balance
Pavilion G, conference hall G5
In partnership with Rosseti

The transactional sector of developed countries’ economies is estimated at 70% and has demonstrated steady growth in recent decades. The focus is shifting from the basic sector of the economy to the development of digital platforms. Over the next five years, 5% of all S&P 500 companies are expected to be digital platforms, with these 25–30 platforms accounting for about 50% of the total net profit of the companies on the list. Energy companies are the infrastructural pillars of economies, which has historically been an advantage. But with the growing importance of the platform economy, the significance of the energy pillar could be limited. What is the new direction of development for the energy sector in the era of ‘uberization’, and how can energy giants adapt to and capitalize from this new market framework?

Christoph Frei, Secretary General, Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council

Pavel Gontarev, Director, М Digital Technology
Marianne Laigneau, Group Executive Director in Charge of International Direction, EDF; Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board, Enedis
Pavel Livinsky, Director General, Rosseti
Yuriy Manevich, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Alexander Povalko, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, RVC
Aleksey Sokolov, Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Francesco Starace, Chief Executive Officer, General Manager, Enel S.p.А.

Front row participants
Aharon Aharon, Chief Executive Officer, Israel Innovation Authority
Yuriy Bondar, Deputy General Director, Head of Platform&Technologies Division, SAP CIS
Grabchak Evgeniy, Head of Department of Operational Control and Management in Electric Power Industry, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Oleg Dubnov, Vice President, Executive Director, Cluster of Energy Efficient Technologies, Skolkovo Foundation
Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit
Valery Seleznev, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Energy
Artashes Sivkov, Executive Vice President, PJSC VimpelCom
Vladimir Sitnov, Senior Vice President, Sberbank
Folker Trepte, Partner, PwC