Angela McKane

bp p.l.c.

Vice president, technology insight

Angela McKane has been with bp since 2008, first joining in Digital Security and then progressing to lead a global digital transformation of bp group’s information and knowledge service. Under her leadership, Angela has grown a team of information analysts, data scientists, engineers and geoscientists to form what is now a next-generation competitive insights organisation powering Launchpad, bp’s billion dollar business builder. Angela’s team also holds accountability for emerging and disruptive technology scanning for bp group, including technology forecasting, startup scouting, trend monitoring and focussed deep dives too, In 2020, Angela’s team contributed directly to bp’s pandemic response by crowdsourcing ideas from bp’s technology community and by building an insights portal tracking research activity relating to COVID-19. Angela was born with a congenital health condition and as such has been ‘working while shielding’ during the pandemic. She is a passionate disability rights and inclusion advocate and sees this as part of the opportunity for societies to ‘build back better’. Angela was recently featured covering these issues in GCV and in Forbes


Tuesday, 2 March

  • 11:30am - 12:00pm (CST) / 02/mar/2021 05:30 pm - 02/mar/2021 06:00 pm

    Agora Studio

    Agora Studio: Conversations in Cleantech: Powering the energy transition

    Panel Clean Tech Innovation & Technology

    With renewables investment outperforming oil and gas investment for the first time ever in the middle of a pandemic, 2020 was a tipping point in the Energy Transition. Low oil prices intensified energy majors’ attention on diversification and expansion into mature and emerging clean technologies such as battery storage, low-carbon hydrogen, and carbon removal technologies. Yet, the magnitude of the Energy Transition challenge requires an acceleration of strategic decisions on the technologies needed to make it happen, policy frameworks to promote public-private partnerships, and innovative investment schemes. Three Cleantech leaders share their challenges, successes, and lessons learned at the forefront of the Energy Transition. What is their vision and strategy to accelerate lowering emissions and confronting climate change? Can companies develop clear strategies for cleantech investments that balance sustainability goals and corporate returns? What is the value of increasing leadership diversity for energy corporations? Can the Energy Transition be truly transformational without an inclusive workforce and a diverse leadership?