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.