Overview and Agenda


This is an event which stimulates, energises and drives change within our sector.


IET London: Savoy Place, London, UK


People who have diverse ideas, the courage to challenge and the ability to be role models taking new approaches forward.


We need to respond to the global climate and energy challenge by coming together as a sector; not just in the technological and digital innovations we make, but in the way we drive change and interact with others.

Welcome Drink Reception

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Our Agenda

Sunday 17th July

The Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
18:00-21:00 local time   Evening welcome reception (boats from 17:45)

Monday 18th July

The IET Savoy Place, Central London 09:00-17:00 local time          

Day 1 programme includes:

Welcome from our host, BBC presenter Fran Scott

Top 4 Innovations panel – Hosted by Neil Wilmshurst, Senior Vice President, Energy System Resources, EPRI and featuring:

  • Steve Jones, Chief Technology Officer, Nuclear AMRC     
  • Audrey Zibelman, Vice President, X, the Moonshot Factory          
  • Jennifer Uhle, Vice President, Generation and Suppliers, NEI       
  • Wynter McGruder, Principal Technical Leader, EPRI

Keynote addresses from Sama Bilbao y Leon, Director General, World Nuclear Association, and Ming Tang, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at NHS England

17:00-18:00 local time    Refresh and Recharge Reception – with an address by Paul Howarth, Chief Executive, NNL

Tuesday 19th July

The IET Savoy Place, Central London 09:00-17:00 local time

Day 2 programme includes:

Grand Challenge Workshops

  • How do we play a bigger role in decarbonising the global energy system? Hosted by Paul Nevitt, Science and Technology Director, NNL
  • How do we make sure efficiency and agility are at the heart of the nuclear industry? Hosted by Jennifer Uhle, Vice president of Generation and Suppliers, NEI
  • How do we create a culture where safety and security are viewed through the lens of innovation? Hosted by Jake Surman, Senior Advisor, Advanced Nuclear Technologies & Future RSR Strategy at the Environment Agency and Rebecca Thorington, Nuclear Safety Inspector, ONR
  • How do we attract and retain the best talent in the Nuclear sector? Hosted by Callum Thomas, CEO, Thomas Thor Associates and Co-Founder of The Inclusion and Diversity in Nuclear Initiative

Grand Challenge Expert Reflections