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The Role of Rolls-Royce: Technological Leaps to Net Zero

Tuesday 20 Oct 17.00 - 18.00

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Written by 24tech 24tech

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We live in a world that is constantly changing, for better and for worse. For the better, we have the rapid development of emerging technologies – Artificial Intelligence and 5G to name a couple; and for the worse, we now face the daunting reality of climate change. The question is whether humanity can harness this digital revolution to find new ways of solving these environmental challenges.

One organisation that is committed to this challenge is Rolls-Royce. While governments, businesses and individuals heed the warnings of climate scientists by leveraging frontier technologies to engineer new solutions to address climate change, it is no secret that one of the biggest culprits is carbon-based emissions that contribute to the greenhouse effect. As part of the UN Race to Zero campaign, Rolls-Royce has pledged to achieve net zero carbon in their operations by 2050, and will play a leading role in enabling the sectors in which they operate to reach this goal by developing new products and technologies. On Tuesday, October 20 we welcome Paul Stein, Chief Technology Officer of Rolls-Royce PLC. to take us along their net zero carbon journey.

In a discussion led by BCCJ President David Bickle, Paul will share insights into new technologies that Rolls-Royce is working on, their plans to rewrite the rulebook on nuclear power generation, opportunities for UK-Japan collaboration around Tempest and the future of combat air, and the role that new technologies and sustainable aviation fuels will play in the future of aerospace. Joining him for the Q&A are Haru Tsuyukubo, President of Rolls-Royce Japan, and Jessica Poole Mather, Engineering Graduate Trainee of Rolls-Royce PLC.

 

Speakers

Paul Stein | Chief Technology Officer, Rolls-Royce

Paul Stein was appointed to the Rolls-Royce Executive Leadership Team as Chief Technology Officer in April 2017 to be accountable for the company’s technology investment and for ensuring close alignment with business strategy to maintain a competitive edge. Prior to that, Paul was Research & Technology Director accountable for the company’s global investment in R&T, as well as fostering innovation and promoting and sustaining specialist engineering talent. He joined Rolls-Royce in 2010 as the Chief Scientific Officer and for two years concurrently acted as the Engineering and Technology Director for the Company’s Nuclear business.

Paul was Director General, Science and Technology, at the UK Ministry of Defence immediately prior to joining Rolls-Royce. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Roke Manor Research which was then owned by Siemens, and in 2003 was appointed to the Siemens UK Executive Management Board, leading technology and contributing to business strategy. Paul holds an Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree from King’s College, London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Paul Stein was appointed to the Rolls-Royce Executive Leadership Team as Chief Technology Officer in April 2017 to be accountable for the company’s technology investment and for ensuring close alignment with business strategy to maintain a competitive edge. Prior to that, Paul was Research & Technology Director accountable for the company’s global investment in R&T, as well as fostering innovation and promoting and sustaining specialist engineering talent. He joined Rolls-Royce in 2010 as the Chief Scientific Officer and for two years concurrently acted as the Engineering and Technology Director for the Company’s Nuclear business.

Paul was Director General, Science and Technology, at the UK Ministry of Defence immediately prior to joining Rolls-Royce. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Roke Manor Research which was then owned by Siemens, and in 2003 was appointed to the Siemens UK Executive Management Board, leading technology and contributing to business strategy. Paul holds an Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree from King’s College, London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Jessica Poole | Technical Assistant to the Chief Technology Officer at Rolls-Royce

Jessica currently works as the Technical Assistant to the Chief Technology Officer at Rolls-Royce. Prior to this role, she worked as a system design engineer in Rolls-Royce Defence Future Programmes. She has a 1st in Chemistry from the University of Oxford, taking her Masters’ in physical theoretical chemistry, where she co-published two papers. In November 2019 she won the WISE One to Watch award, and remains involved in the WISE Campaign.

Jessica currently works as the Technical Assistant to the Chief Technology Officer at Rolls-Royce. Prior to this role, she worked as a system design engineer in Rolls-Royce Defence Future Programmes. She has a 1st in Chemistry from the University of Oxford, taking her Masters’ in physical theoretical chemistry, where she co-published two papers. In November 2019 she won the WISE One to Watch award, and remains involved in the WISE Campaign.

Haruhiko Tsuyukubo | President, Rolls-Royce Japan Co., Ltd.

Haru joined Rolls-Royce Japan Co., Ltd. in February 2014 as President after spending 30 years in the automotive supply industry in South East Asia, Europe, US and Japan.

Haru has held a number of senior management and leadership roles in the field of manufacturing & business operations, business development & sales management.  Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, he was President of Faurecia Japan and Vice President of Faurecia JAIK (Japan, ASEAN, India and Korea) Operations, and before that, President of Magna International Japan.

Haru represents the Rolls-Royce’s businesses in Japan across all sectors, Civil Aerospace, Defence, and Power Systems.

Haru holds MA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and Executive MBA from Michigan State University.

Haru joined Rolls-Royce Japan Co., Ltd. in February 2014 as President after spending 30 years in the automotive supply industry in South East Asia, Europe, US and Japan.

Haru has held a number of senior management and leadership roles in the field of manufacturing & business operations, business development & sales management.  Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, he was President of Faurecia Japan and Vice President of Faurecia JAIK (Japan, ASEAN, India and Korea) Operations, and before that, President of Magna International Japan.

Haru represents the Rolls-Royce’s businesses in Japan across all sectors, Civil Aerospace, Defence, and Power Systems.

Haru holds MA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and Executive MBA from Michigan State University.

David Bickle | Partner, Deloitte Tohmatsu Tax Co. / BCCJ President (moderator)

David is a Business Tax Services Partner with 15 years of experience as a tax professional. After 5 years based in London, he joined Deloitte’s Japan member firm in 2004 and advises inbound clients on Japanese domestic and cross-border tax issues. Prior to training as a chartered accountant, David spent 6 years working in Japan for a Japanese multinational. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and is President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

David is a Business Tax Services Partner with 15 years of experience as a tax professional. After 5 years based in London, he joined Deloitte’s Japan member firm in 2004 and advises inbound clients on Japanese domestic and cross-border tax issues. Prior to training as a chartered accountant, David spent 6 years working in Japan for a Japanese multinational. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and is President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan.