Yasushi Fukuizumi

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Executive Officer & Senior Executive Fellow

Yasushi Fukuizumi joined Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in 1982. He is currently the Executive Officer & Senior Executive Fellow, and VP of the Energy Systems domain at MHI, which covers Fossil, Renewable Energy, Aircraft Engine, Oil & Gas Compressors and Marine Machinery businesses. Until recently, he also held the role of Senior General Manager of the Power & Energy Solution Business Division, which focuses on developing energy service solutions for the changing energy market, and was also a member of the board for Mitsubishi Power until 2019. He graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Aeronautics at Tokyo University, in 1982.

SESSIONS WITH Yasushi Fukuizumi

Thursday, 4 March

  • 12:40pm - 01:10pm (CST) / 04/mar/2021 06:40 pm - 04/mar/2021 07:10 pm

    Plenary

    Digital Frontiers for Energy Industry Innovation

    Panel Digitalization Innovation & Technology

    Historically energy industry has been good at reinventing itself and at deploying new technologies. Recent examples include advances in unconventional oil/gas production, ultradeepwater development, and rapid decline in solar PV costs. More recently, the energy industry has been quick to embrace a wide spectrum of digital technologies. Some have argued that the pandemic has accelerated the pace of innovation and scale of deployment. However, as the energy sector transitions to new fuels and technologies, problems will get more complex and data more ubiquitous. How has the pandemic affected this trend? Has digital transformation in a post-COVID world moved from a luxury to a necessity? Where is the industry heading and what does this mean for operators and the service sector? How will digital technologies enable industry to meet sustainability and net-zero goals?