Focused on transformation across society, the energy industry and how this is impacting safety and skills development, OPITO was joined by a line-up of keynote speakers for OPITO Global 2022 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
OPITO Global 2022 was centred around the theme of transformation and featured exciting keynotes from leaders in their fields.
OPITO was joined by Nick Fry, Non-Executive Chairman of McLaren Applied and former CEO of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Fomula One Team. Nick provided a rare insight into change management, risk, innovation and strategic leadership.
Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, founder of the award-winning social enterprise, Stemettes, also joined OPITO Global 2022. Dr Imafidon, is a recognised and respected thought-leader in the tech space, and brought a unique awareness of the future of work, leaders of the future and diversity in tech.
Our final speaker was Mark Beaumont, record-breaking cyclist, TV presenter and ultra-endurance adventurer. Along with a list of world firsts and records in sport, Mark is an investor and entrepreneur, scaling early-stage science, engineering and technology companies. With experience ranging from breaking records to helping businesses perform, Mark brought many relatable lessons to his keynote.
The second day of OPITO Global consisted of workshop sessions for our network of Centres, encouraging industry collaboration across a wide range of safety topics.
These sessions followed an inspiring keynote speech from Chris Lemons, a commercial diver specialising in deep sea saturation diving, who discussed his miraculous survival story. Chris highlighted the importance of emergency response training and resilience, which he experienced after a freak failure of the dynamic positioning system of the vessel he was working on. This left him with only five minutes of breathing gas in emergency tanks on his back.
My Energy Future LIVE
Running alongside this two-day industry event was My Energy Future LIVE, the OPITO led STEM project designed to engage and inspire the energy leaders of the future.
OPITO Global 2023 will be hosted in Kuala Lumpur. More details to be released.