Craig Walker, VP and global CIO, Shell Downstream\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tShell Downstream\u2019s VP and global CIO Craig Walker has helped the organisation along its digital journey, and he sees business models, customer connectivity, innovation and digitisation as the main accelerators for change.\n"Our history for 100 or more years has been oil and gas, predominantly oil in the early days and then far more gas business," Walker said. "But these days, we're very much moving to be an energy business.\nIn an interview with CIO UK earlier this year, Walker explained how the future of Shell will be driven by emerging technologies such as blockchain and autonomous vehicles.\n\u201cWe are transforming from moving molecules to moving electrons,\u201d he added. "And that business is all driven by IT. We are in the process of using digital technology to create business models we have not yet invented."\nRead more: CIO UK podcast episode 17 - Shell Downstream CIO Craig Walker discusses future business models and carbon reduction\n\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tClare Patterson, CIO, Shell Energy\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tInnovation is highly important for Shell Energy\u2019s international trading and supply CIO Clare Patterson. In fact, Patterson has made some big investments taking on emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning and robotics processing over the past year.\n"Having a computer science background and being more of an analytical person, the technology side of the transformation is the bit where I'm probably most comfortable," Patterson said speaking at the 2019 CIO Summit. "It's measurable, and you can plan it."\nWith teams in Australia, Singapore, Japan, China, India, Dubai, London and Houston, Patterson has also been making equal efforts to drive staffing innovation across\u00a0 the organisation.\nAccording to Patterson, one of the biggest successes of 2018 was moving away from project delivery to product-based teams. The result of assigning product owners and aligning IT teams with product delivery teams includes a reduction in release times and ticket backlogs.\n"If you want to make changes, you do need to start from the leaders," she explained. "With Shell Energy's leadership team, we first got the training in the outward mindset and it was by humbly explaining the issues that we had, the mistakes we were making, that we could help other people have the confidence to pick up some of these ways of working.\u201d\nRead next: Shell Energy CIO Clare Patterson on changing company mindsets\n\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tKaveh Pourteymour, CIO, Neptune Energy\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tNewly appointed CIO of Neptune Energy Kaveh Pourteymour made a move to the exploration and production company after four years as VP and CIO of oil and gas services and management firm Seadrill.\nPourteymour\u2019s previous role at Seadrill saw him lead the company through to its third phase of IT transformation. Leading up to his move to Neptune Energy, Pourteymour was able to lay out some visions for the transformation journey.\nSpeaking to CIO UK at theend of 2018, he said: "It is one that is looking at how we are radically changing our business model to become more efficient, more safer. It's changing our business model to become more effective in drilling and being able to create and deliver quality wells with an outcome in predictable manner.\n"Some digitisation capabilities being developed provide monetisation opportunities too, and there is belief that some of the safety technologies we are working on can help the industry as a whole become safer."\n\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tAllan Cockriel, group CIO, Petrofac\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tGroup CIO at Petrofac Allan Cockriel is passionate about helping to unlock the digital ambitions of the company whilst building and maintaining oil and gas facilities.\nJoining in 2018, Cockriel has pivoted the IT function to explore a full digital transformation in order to stand out from competitors.\n\u201cPetrofac is working to create a forward-looking digital culture, which is vital to maintaining a competitive edge in today\u2019s industrial landscape, and I am delighted to be part of the team that will pioneer this,\u201d Cockriel told CIO UK.\nHe is particularly keen on using gamification, in-house innovation and rotational programmes to create a fully digital culture.\n\u201cWe want to unlock the full potential of digital solutions for ourselves and our clients, and are doing this through continued investment in our digital agenda to deliver data insights, identify innovative ways of working, and find new opportunities; with the best forms of digital defence to protect what we are achieving,\u201d he said.