Karl Johnny Hersvik

Aker BP

Chief Executive Officer

Karl Johnny Hersvik, Chief Executive Officer, Aker BP, has held this position since May 2014. Prior to joining Aker BP, he served as Head of Research for Statoil. Mr. Hersvik has held a number of Specialist and Executive positions with Norsk Hydro and StatoilHydro. He currently holds a number of Directorships, all focused on promoting cooperation between industry and academia. Mr. Hersvik speaks very passionately about disrupting and transforming the industry, particularly by embracing digitalization and deploying strategic data sharing. Mr. Hersvik talks about his strategic improvement agenda and how industrial companies can survive the industry’s volatility and thrive in a digitalized future.

Sessions With Karl Johnny Hersvik

Monday, 9 March

  • 03:20pm - 04:05pm (CST) / -

    Executive Conference

    Plenary - Digital Transformation: Driving sustainable operations

    Clean Tech Innovation & Technology

    The energy industry faces more complex challenges than ever, some of them existential. Technological advancements plus business drivers and models, make up the foundation of a massive digital transformation, with industry applying a tremendous amount of resources to it. At a time of increased complexity, profitability pressures, and a constrained carbon future, this digital transformation will be crucial to business growth and profit but must also be sustainable. How is digital transformation measured and where is the industry along this path? Where are the big successes coming from? Do they stand on their own or are they part of a larger, integrated, sustainable ecosystem? How does a successful digital strategy come together for an energy company and are the gains sustainable?