Trained to Win speakers

April 11, 2017

Energy Skills Queensland is holding the first Trained to Win Event for 2017: ‘Digital Disruption and Emerging Technologies on May 10 at Figs on Sylvan, Toowong.’

The sit down breakfast event will include presentations from renowned technologists, futurists and scientific experts who will answer burning questions like:

  • What is the future of the energy and resources sector?
  • Is the current pace of change sustainable?
  • What are the broader challenges facing the national and global transition of the energy sector to lower carbon?
  • Can we achieve global carbon neutrality by 2050?
  • What strategies can be used to better align ourselves and organisations with disruptive forces and industry transformation?
  • What does the rate of change mean for education and training sectors?

Trained to Win is a fantastic opportunity to build and strengthen your business relationships and network with professionals from the energy, resources, telecommunications and training sectors.

Chris1. Professor Chris Greig

Director, University of Queensland Energy Initiative
Director, Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation

Chris Greig leads both the University of Queensland Energy Initiative and the Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation.

His twenty five year industry career commenced as the founder of a successful process technology and contracting company which was later sold to a major international engineering company. Since then and prior to joining University of Queensland, he held senior project and executive roles in the mining and energy industries internationally. His main interests lie in Energy Transitions, Economics and Policy,
Energy for Development, Mega-Project Implementation and CCS.


Peta_Ashworth-600x5552. Professor Peta Ashworth

Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures

As Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures at University of Queensland, Professor Peta Ashworth has responsibility for the Master of Energy Studies. She is also tasked with the role of building energy literacy more broadly and continuing her research around public perceptions of climate and energy technologies.

Peta Ashworth brings over thirty years’ experience working in a range of senior management and research roles. Peta is well known for her expertise in the energy field, communication and stakeholder engagement and technology assessment. Peta has been researching public attitudes to climate and energy technologies (wind, CCS, solar PV, geothermal) for the past ten years with a particular focus on CCS.


JPhillpotts Profile3. John Phillpotts

Program Manager – Network Transformation Roadmap

John has over twelve years of experience developing strategies, programs and business plans to address disruptive forces and transformation based on rigorous commercial analysis and insight. With significant electricity sector experience, John is currently working with CSIRO in partnership with the Energy Networks Australia to develop the Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap to guide electricity industry transformation over the coming decade.



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