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Browse our schedule of upcoming webinars and events that leverage the latest thinking from Baringa's industry experts across a variety of sectors to help you shape your business. 

We are looking forward to meeting you.

Upcoming webinars and events

Extracting maximum value from rapid-charging EV infrastructure

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

With its Decarbonising Transport Plan, the UK Government has committed to achieve carbon budgets and net zero emissions across every single mode of transport by 2050.

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020

With its Decarbonising Transport Plan, the UK Government has committed to achieve carbon budgets and net zero emissions across every single mode of transport by 2050. We know that decarbonisation of vehicles needs supporting EV infrastructure to be built out at scale. So far, investors have struggled to monetise the opportunity, grappling with key hurdles such as managing demand and merchant risk, understanding the value of consumer/usage data and how to minimise the risks associated with EVs.  

In this roundtable discussion we will be exploring challenges such as:    

  • Making EV charging infrastructure (EVCI) investible: structuring business models and revenue stacks, including building-in data and technology revenue lines.
  • The role of flexibility: co-location, grid balancing and dealing with capacity constraints. 
  • De-risking EVCI projects: building EVCI projects into the wider portfolio.

This is an invitation-only virtual roundtable in collaboration with Osborne Clarke, the law firm specialising in energy sector investments. Please contact Natasha.Patel@baringa.com if you would like more information about this event.

Webinar: Engaging domestic customers in flexibility markets – what’s in it for them?

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Running low or zero carbon systems in electricity markets without a significant increase in flexibility on the demand-side will be challenging and expensive.

As domestic customers start to adopt electric vehicles and install in-home generation and storage technology, their potential to provide some of this flexibility is encouraging. But will they buy into demand-side flexibility and really engage?

Join this webinar and hear from international speakers about some of the recent emerging global evidence on customer behaviour, and participate in the discussion on what this might mean for the future.

There have been many decarbonisation system studies that assume domestic customers will be fully flexible, but with little empirical evidence of actual customer behaviour or what motivates them. As real-world evidence starts to emerge on customers’ response to smart tariffs, and adoption of smart in-home energy systems, we can now revisit previous theoretical assumptions, and start to draw on evidence to hypothesize how domestic consumers will actually engage in the future.

Join Ben Hall, Director and Duncan Sinclair, Partner in Baringa’s Energy Networks practice, for a webinar on Wednesday 30th September 2020, 08:00-09:00 GMT, 09:00-10:00 CET and 17:00-18:00 AEST with guest speakers:

  • David Sykes, Head of Data Science at Octopus Energy, U.K. 
  • Clare Stark, Assistant Director at the Australian Energy Regulator (AER), Australia
  • Julian Wiley, Chairman at Social Energy, U.K.

We will discuss questions such as: 

  • What is the value proposition for the domestic customer in consuming electricity more flexibly? Are the incentives sufficient?
  • Is the response we are seeing by customers on smart tariffs typical for future behaviour?
  • Are there barriers to greater participation and how might these be overcome?
  • What is the role of network tariff reform in promoting customer flexibility?
  • Is domestic demand-side response a niche activity or an integral part of the future low/zero carbon electricity system?

To register for this webinar, click here.

Past webinars and events

Webinar: What are the latest advances that retailers are making in digital engagement?

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Social distancing, new economic realities and reshaped priorities have changed how customers behave and how they expect to be served.

Consequently, organisations have had to rapidly respond and reimagine how they engage with customers and interact with them in the short term, and in the emerging ‘new normal’.

Join Baringa’s webinar, guest facilitated by TokyWoky CEO Quentin Lebeau, on 22 September, 13:00 – 14:00 BST. This webinar would be a great opportunity for customer, marketing and digital leaders within your business to hear from experts on driving digital customer engagement.

To register your place on the webinar click here.

Guest speakers include:

  • Helen Baynes, former Director of Customer Experience, Cult Beauty
  • Rob Ward, Partner - Customer & Digital, Baringa Partners
  • Lucy Larkin, Partner - Consumer Products & Retail, Baringa Partners
  • Andrew Regan - Managing Partner and in-store digital experience expert, BlueSeed Retail

We are really looking forward to hearing their perspectives on how retailers are transforming to meet customer needs in the ‘new normal’, and what lessons brands in other sectors can learn. We will discuss topics including:

  • How are changing consumer behaviours and needs impacting the Retail industry?
  • How have businesses successfully pivoted and adapted to remain relevant to their customers?
  • How has customer engagement been impacted over recent months?
  • What new best practices are being uncovered as wse do business in the ‘new normal’?

Webinar: Cyber security in pharmaceuticals and life sciences

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Embarking on your journey to cyber resilience: Actionable steps for the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector.

Join our webinar for security and technology leaders across the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector, where we will be discussing how to take your organisation from cyber secure to cyber resilient.

  • When: 23 July 2020, 15:00-16:00 BST
  • Where: Online webinar
  • Register: Reserve your place by filling in this form
  • Speaker: David Prince, Director of Cyber, Baringa

In recent years, cyber security conversations across the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector have moved from ‘are we secure’ to ‘are we resilient’? The driver of this change is the considerable increase in the volume, complexity and criticality of information that is exchanged across value chains and between different organisations, increasing exposure to a multitude of cyber security risks. As companies continue to leverage, process and collaborate over ever larger data sets, the harm that could be caused by cyber loss events is significant. It is critical for pharmaceutical and life sciences organisations to understand not just how to prevent incidents, but to ensure correct structures and processes are in place to respond to incidents.

Changes to privacy legislation have started this journey. Regulatory scrutiny is expected to become more cyber resilience-focused, going beyond infrastructure to include dependent processes, systems, people, and suppliers.

To further explore how cyber resilience is understood, approached and addressed across the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector, Baringa will be hosting a webinar to discuss:

  • Common challenges
  • Common steps to becoming cyber resilient
  • A possible future industry roadmap to improve security and resilience

If you can’t make the webinar, you can reach out directly to David Prince, Baringa, to arrange a personal call.

Webinar: AI Market Abuse and FinCrime

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Join us for an online event showcasing our new Pharos solution, in collaboration with Access Fintech.

Join Baringa and Access Fintech on 14th July (15:00-16:30 BST) for an online event showcasing 'Pharos', a unique platform that combines Baringa's artificial intelligence and financial crime solutions expertise with the Access Fintech global network, reducing risks and improving controls by detecting financial crime, and improving productivity by reducing operational costs.

To register for the event, click here.

For further information, please e-mail: marketing@accessfintech.com

 

 

Webinar: Where does climate change feature on the CFO’s post-Covid agenda?

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Is climate risk slipping down the CFO’s agenda, or is now the time to embed carbon neutrality at the heart of your business—as a condition of government funding, and at the core of a purpose-led strategy?

Join us for a webinar for Finance Leaders on 1 July, 13:00 – 14:00 BST with guests Jeff Davies, Group Chief Financial Officer, Legal & General and Martin Brookes, Investment Director at Legal & General. We are looking forward to hearing their perspectives from a financial services, analysts’ and stakeholder point of view having released a leading set of TCFD results earlier this year. We will discuss topics such as:

  • Where does TCFD rank on the priority list of CFOs across industries considering the different Covid-19 scenarios for the mid and long-term?
  • How can CFOs keep the momentum and connect the climate risk agenda (back) into the business?
  • What are the drivers for success to implement TCFD, and have they changed?

Webinar: Cyber security in the UK Oil & Gas industry

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Baringa, in collaboration with the OGTC, will be hosting a webinar for security and technology leaders and operators of operational technology.

We will present key findings of a recent shared study and provide suggestions how the challenges could be addressed.

Date:          30th June 2020, 13:00-14:00 BST

Speakers:  Stephen Ashley, Digital Solution Centre Manager, OGTC 

                   Silas O'Dea, Partner, Oil & Gas, Metals and Mining, Baringa

                   David Prince, Director, Technology Transformation, Baringa

Webinar: Top 10 Financial Crime Risks

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Top 10 Financial Crime Risks: The money laundering typologies that the financial services industry is exposed to.

Baringa is committed to reducing financial crime and the negative consequences it has on society. We help our clients to better understand how financial crime is really carried out and to put in place targeted controls, enabling them to become Compliant by Design. To this end, we have carried out a comprehensive study into the most prevalent typologies being used to launder money across the financial services industry in 2020.

Join Chris Nott (Partner - Baringa’s Finance, Risk & Compliance practice), Richard Elliot-Cooke (Director – Baringa’s Financial Crime practice) and Olivia Goldberg (Manager - Baringa’s Financial Crime practice) on Wednesday 24 June from 13:00-14:00 BST, for a webinar to discuss the Top 10 Financial Crime Risks. This webinar is intended for financial crime professionals or those with an interest in financial crime. We will be discussing both the prevalence of financial crime risks as well as how effectively financial institutions perceive themselves to be at mitigating them. There will also be an opportunity for participants to share their observations and challenges.

Webinar: Enabling power market access for small scale flexibility providers

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Join us for a webinar on enabling power market access for small scale flexibility providers.

Electricity systems are getting more complex in light of the rapid expansion of renewables. New sources of flexibility are needed to ensure supply and demand can be balanced in real-time, and the systems can be operated safely and reliably. The potential is enormous with the increasing uptake of distributed generation and storage, and the roll-out of electric vehicles and electrical heat devices.

Traditional sources of flexibility, such as large scale dispatchable fossil fuel plants, are decommissioned, and the market is increasingly looking for flexibility at a smaller scale to solve the problem. The potential is enormous with the increasing uptake of distribution connection generation and storage, and the roll-out of electric vehicles and electrical heat devices. At the same time, customers are engaging as they never have before, motivated by reducing their carbon footprint and an increasing interest in localism. 

Watch the webinar:

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During the webinar we will hear from Baringa's Annemie Viaene (Partner, Energy, Utilities and Resources) and Duncan Sinclair (Partner, Energy Networks) as they are joined by:

  • Bruno Gouverneur, Deputy Secretary General at Synergrid, Belgium
  • Richard Sarti, Director of Marketing and Sales at NODES, Norway
  • Genna Boyle, Head of Business Development at Limejump (a Shell subsidiary), UK

In addition to the webinar itself, we will also hear a summary from Duncan Sinclair on his thoughts on the conversation.

Webinar: Covid-19 - How should CFOs respond as we move from immediate crisis to a transition stage?

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Covid-19 has made the CFO’s role a balancing act like never before.

Join Nick Stewart, Partner in Baringa’s CFO practice, and Andrew Chittenden, Senior Partner at Baringa, on Wednesday 6 May 13:00-14:00 for a webinar for CFOs and Leaders of Finance functions. We will explore how CFOs can balance costs, new operational realities and regulatory challenges to stabilise businesses, hear from our CFO-guest speaker, and invite you to share your observations and challenges.

Webinar: Safeguarding B2B revenues and customer relationships

Thursday, 16 April 2020

The economic effects of Covid-19 are being felt hard and they are likely to get worse before they get better. Organisations are looking inward, investments are being paused and people are scared.

This in turn puts severe pressure on any company’s top line and - by extension - its sales force. Carefully planned sales strategies, operating models, ways of working and revenue plans have become obsolete in a matter of weeks. Customers are no longer available, channels are decimated through social distancing, digital channels are crowded, and sellers are facing uncertain futures.

How can B2B sales leaders respond to navigate through the crisis, maintain customer intimacy in a virtual world and safeguard revenues?

Baringa’s Customer & Digital team is running a webinar to share their observations and suggestions. Join Ric Dudley and Ben Angood to discuss:

* Now: Keeping the sales engine running to safeguard revenue and relationships

* The foreseeable future: Re-aligning strategy, resources and propositions to the ‘new normal’

* Time beyond Covid-19: Planning a different future, for you and your customers I thought you might be interested to join us.

Webinar: Managing remote operations

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Businesses have taken a spectrum of approaches to ‘turn on’ remote working; there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach and actions to stay productive vary from organisation to organisation.

The webinar will discuss three key themes:

1. How to React if your remote working options are very limited

2. How to Adapt if you’re starting to rely on working from home for the first time

3. How to Anticipate what’s coming next once your productivity has been maintained I thought you might be interested to join us.

The webinar will be hosted by Matt Jones and Harry Workman, both are senior leaders in Baringa’s Operational Excellence team.

Webinar: Managing customer contact operations during spikes in customer demand and with a reduced workforce

Monday, 23 March 2020

Given the unfolding COVID-19 situation, we will be offering the opportunity to exchange ideas on what is working right now to manage customer contact operations.

The spirit and intention of the session is for everyone to come prepared to share how they are adapting, in the hope that together we can find new ways to serve our customers whilst protecting our own employees and businesses. We are inviting clients from a range of sectors so we can learn from each other.

The webinar will be hosted by Vanessa Clark and is supported by members of the wider Baringa team. We’ll share our Baringa framework and view, and then invite an open discussion in which we would ask participants to share what’s helped them so far.

Ahead of the session we would ask you to prepare to share:

* Which actions and measures have you already taken? What changes have you seen so far?

* How have you modified or adapted your analogue and/or digital approach?

* What themes and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) you have identified that customers are raising when engaging with you?

DISTRIBUTECH Breakfast - DSO Transition | San Antonio, Texas

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Explore insights and case studies on emerging business and commercial models in the global DSO transition.

Join us for our breakfast discussion, as we explore real world insights and case studies on emerging business and commercial models that facilitate the worldwide DSO transition.

This will include case studies from the UK, Australia and the US, demonstrating emerging revenue streams, drivers for change and how businesses are adapting to take advantage of these opportunities.

During the event, we will be joined by our guest speaker Jojo Hubbard from Electron.

Where and How to Invest in Energy in 2020 | London

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Where to Invest in 2020 is a global series of events in collaboration with Energy Estate and Norton Rose Fulbright.

The transformation of the energy sector is dynamic, all-encompassing and presents investors with many opportunities…and challenges. Our Where to Invest in Energy series is designed to give you a unique perspective on local and global energy markets.

We will be discussing:

  • Top markets for 2020
  • Offshore wind going global
  • Carbon Capture
  • Decarbonisation of heavy industry
  • Hydrogen
  • 3D - Digitisation, disruption, decentralisation
  • Road to COP26

Future Energy Leaders Forum | London

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Our next Future Energy Leaders Forum will take place on Thursday 28 November

Baringa’s Future Energy Leaders Forum is a networking and thought-leadership event for rising stars and future leaders from the UK’s Energy, Water and Resources sectors. Hear from those who have shaped the industry, explore the latest innovations and discuss potential use cases, meet peers, and make new connections.

We are looking forward to welcoming our guest speakers:

Neil Clitheroe, Global Retail Director at Iberdrola, Europe’s fifth largest energy company, with a presence in Spain, Portugal and the UK. Neil has held numerous leadership positions in the energy sector, and was previously with ScottishPower, where he was CEO Retail and responsible for all customer facing activities in competitive markets. He has worked in Europe and the US, and will be speaking with David Hatcher, Senior Partner, Baringa Energy & Resources about his career, developments, observations and challenges in the sector, and share one or the other recommendation for future leaders in the sector.

Ian Cameron, Head of Innovation at UK Power Networks, where he and his team are working on innovative solutions such as readiness of the distribution network for renewable energy, future energy operating models, and reliable delivery for today’s customers. We are looking forward to Ian’s thoughts on how to effectively deliver innovation programmes, and UKPN’s strategic direction in a decarbonised energy future. 

Insiders' view on recent developments in the renewables sector | Melbourne

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Is merchant the new black?

An event in collaboration with Ashurst

We invite you to join us for an insider's perspective on current issues impacting the renewables sector. We will share tips for thriving in this ever changing sector drawing on learnings from advising on the country's most significant and ground-breaking projects.

Insiders' view on recent developments in the renewables sector | Brisbane

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Is merchant the new black?

An event in collaboration with Ashurst

We invite you to join us for an insider's perspective on current issues impacting the renewables sector. We will share tips for thriving in this ever changing sector drawing on learnings from advising on the country's most significant and ground-breaking projects.

PPA - Time to Market: Common Hurdles & Best Practice | Düsseldorf (Germany)

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Join us for Baringa's fireside chat on Power Purchase Agreements

The topic this time is 'PPA - Time to Market: Common Hurdles & Best Practice'. Join this networking and thought leadership event to discuss market insights, strategies and best practice. Hear the thoughts of experienced peers, explore the latest innovations and discuss potential use cases, all while making new connections and developing existing ones.

Customer and digital roundtable breakfast | London

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Roundtable breakfast event for executives shaping their digital customer service and operations.

You have started investing in a number of changes to digitise your customer operations, but what’s next, where is your journey going? What is critical, what is nice to have, and how do you engage and maintain executive support for your long-term vision and the necessary investment? Are you making the right investments to reduce cost and deliver a competitive advantage, and do you have the right support?

Many organisations, particularly those not born in the digital era, have started their digital transformation at the outer ring of the organisation, the customer interface. The inner workings of the businesses have often taken second priority, leading to experiences that are not ‘joined up’ and do not meet the needs of customers. How do you help embed digital transformation throughout the organisation, to ‘be digital’ not just ‘do digital’? 

Baringa's Energy Community Event | London

Thursday, 26 September 2019

We are inviting you to join a Baringa-hosted networking event for professionals in the early stages of their career in the energy sector.

We have seen oil majors investing in charging technology, car manufacturers announcing large ranges of new electric vehicles and hybrids (BMW plans to release 25 new models by 2023), and grid operators rushing to prepare for the imminent increase in demand that comes with this. The Electric Vehicle-movement has gained real traction and will have a huge impact on the whole energy sector. Join us for a peer-to-peer networking event where we will discuss the impact of electric vehicles on the energy industry and on different companies within the sector.

We will kick the evening off with a presentation by Oliver Rix, Partner in Baringa’s Energy practice. He will challenge our thinking and present his views on the impact of EVs across the energy sector, and how an ‘electric future’ could look. We will also showcase some of our recent work, e.g. the smart charging trials with consumers, and our modelling work in the field of grid constraints with European TSOs. A moderated discussion will follow, and we are looking forward to hearing from our guests as to how they foresee EVs will impact their businesses.

Future Energy Leaders Forum | London

Thursday, 28 March 2019

At our next Future Energy Leaders event, on Thursday 28 March, we will welcome Sara Bell, Founder and CEO of Tempus Energy, who will speak about energy system innovation.

We also welcome Ian Peters, who held numerous leadership positions in energy and financial services throughout his career. Ian will be speaking with David Hatcher about his career, and the developments he has seen in the sector.

Please let us know if you would like to join us: FutureEnergyleaders@baringa.com.

Where and How to Invest in Energy in 2019 | Melbourne (Australia)

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Where to Invest in 2019 is a global series of events in collaboration with Energy Estate and Norton Rose Fulbright.

The transformation of the energy sector is dynamic, all-encompassing and presents investors with many opportunities…and challenges. Our Where to Invest in Energy series is designed to give you a unique perspective on local and global energy markets.

We will be discussing:

  • The 10 investment predictions and why
  • The next big markets globally for solar, onshore wind and offshore wind
  • The options for “green firming”
  • Moving from single investments to diversified portfolios
  • Merchant risk – lessons learned from global markets
  • Behind-the-meter opportunities and ESCOs
  • Hydrogen eco-system – is 2019 too soon to invest?

Where and How to Invest in Energy in 2019 | Sydney (Australia)

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Where to Invest in 2019 is a global series of events in collaboration with Energy Estate and Norton Rose Fulbright.

The transformation of the energy sector is dynamic, all-encompassing and presents investors with many opportunities…and challenges. Our Where to Invest in Energy series is designed to give you a unique perspective on local and global energy markets.

We will be discussing:

  • The 10 investment predictions and why
  • The next big markets globally for solar, onshore wind and offshore wind
  • The options for “green firming”
  • Moving from single investments to diversified portfolios
  • Merchant risk – lessons learned from global markets
  • Behind-the-meter opportunities and ESCOs
  • Hydrogen eco-system – is 2019 too soon to invest?

Please let us know if you would like to join by emailing enquiries@baringa.com

Where and How to Invest in Energy in 2019 | London (UK)

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Together with Norton Rose Fulbright and Energy Estate we explore investment opportunities in Energy for the coming year.

We are expecting debates and contributions on topics such as moving from single tech investments to diversified portfolios, offshore wind in APAC, and investment opportunities in Taiwan, Korea, and Vietnam; the decline of firming power; the importance of quality of power; merchant Risk – how and where to offset against a portfolio; connecting capital projects and customers; hydrogen fuel cells; the role of large energy users, and behind-the-meter.  

Future Energy Leaders Forum | London

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

This second event in the series was dedicated to digital innovation.

We welcomed Jo Cox, Commercial Director, Centrica Connected Home (Hive) who spoke with David Hatcher, Senior Partner at Baringa, and took us on Hive’s start-up journey: the company’s aspiration is to bring technology and excitement into energy. Five years after launch, Hive now has over 1.5m customers who use the family of smart products and services. This success is down to the fact that Centrica spotted early on that technology would allow consumers to control their home energy management, an aspect they had very little influence over in the past. This, and the fact that smart technology has completely changed consumer behaviour presented a huge opportunity. Jo also emphasised the importance of gaining consumers’ trust and how established organisations have a huge advantage over start-ups in this field. As speed of innovation increases and resource limitations create boundaries for what can be done within an organisation, strong partnerships and ecosystems are key. Jo’s conclusion “The key is not what you sell but how it all links together.”

David Ferguson, Head of Digital Innovation, EDF shared his thoughts on the impact the ‘next wave’ of digital technologies will have on the energy sector, and illustrated this with AI-augmented engineers, digital twins that help prepare for engineering tasks, and neural networks and deep learning technologies that allow EDF to create an inventory of a power station with the push of a button. He explained how ‘unapologetically technology-driven organisations’ embed innovation in their organisations: they learn how to master the technology and then seek possible applications and use cases. David’s outlook into the future was that humans need to work out how to work alongside automation and technology, and leverage it for those tasks where technology has an advantage. We must however concentrate on, and perfect those tasks where we have an advantage over technology, such as collaboration and creativity.