Vinod Philip

Siemens Energy

Chief Technology & Strategy Officer

Vinod Philip is the Chief Technology and Strategy Officer at Siemens Energy and is located in Berlin, Germany. Since the spin-off of Siemens Energy in 2020, Mr. Philip has been pivotal in shaping the strategic direction of the company as it transforms to meet the growing global demands of sustainable, affordable and reliable energy. He has also been responsible for the development and implementation of the technology and innovation strategy to uncover the future technologies that address the energy industry’s global trends and help Siemens Energy and its customers transition towards net zero. Mr. Philip has a strong background in energy. He started working for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1997, later Siemens, and quickly assumed management positions with increasing responsibility, among them Head of Gas Turbine Engineering from 2010 – 2013, CEO of the Generator Business Segment from 2013 – 2015 and Chief Technology Officer for Power and Gas from 2015-2017 and CEO of the Service Power Generation business unit (2017-2019). Mr. Philip holds a Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Central Florida and also received a Master’s degree in Business Administration in International Business from Rollins College, Florida.

Sessions With Vinod Philip

Monday, 7 March

  • 07:30pm - 09:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 01:30 am - 08/mar/2022 03:00 am

    Company Strategies, Climate Disclosures & ESG Performance

    Lunch/Dinner Discussion Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG

    The Glasgow COP26 meeting reaffirmed the global goal of net- zero emissions by 2050. Previously, investors, shareholders, and companies focused on environmental performance. Now, energy companies face increasing pressure to allocate more capital to energy transition investments. Simultaneously, institutional investors are focusing more on climate-related financial risks to investments, along with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). The new balanced scorecard not only includes financial performance but also a clear understanding of transition risks and companies’ contributions to positive societal outcomes. Should ESG be at the center of every energy company’s business strategy? How are ESG factors influencing financial institutions’ behavior and how well are energy companies responding? How will the recent run-up in energy prices influence the move from hydrocarbons to low or zero carbon? What are the pros and cons of regulators defining and mandating climate-related disclosure requirements? Should there be unified and transparent ESG metrics and disclosures similar to financial disclosures?

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 11:30am - 12:10pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 05:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 06:10 pm

    Digital & Emerging Technologies & the Low-carbon Future

    Panel Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability Carbon Management/Decarbonization

    Achieving our goals to lower carbon emissions will require advancements in technologies across the energy ecosystem. Increased access and usage of digital assets is essential to assist this goal. What are the existing digital tools readily available? How are companies applying these digital assets in their carbon management forecasts? Digital has successfully enabled adoption and deployment of technologies in many industries—where do we see digital’s greatest roles as an enabler in a low-carbon future and to which technology groups would we expect the biggest impact? Which low-carbon technologies do we anticipate having the largest impact on the path toward a net-zero future? Are there particular signposts we should look-out for? What are the key challenges in wide-spread adoption of emerging technologies and how can we accelerate deployment?