The Crisis Management Dinner

An executive dinner discussion for leaders of the energy sector

Hosted by Dataminr, The Crisis Management Dinner offers a relaxed and intimate forum for leading industry peers from large UK Energy and Utility firms. Over dinner, we will be discussing the advantages of real-time technology on crisis faced specifically by UK energy and utility firms. As well as hearing from our knowledge experts, we will be conducting a roundtable on the subject and hearing from the wealth of experience in the room.

You can find some pictures and videos of past events on our Instagram page: All discussions abide by the Chatham House Rule.

This dinner discussion is for energy and utility executives who are responsible for managing corporate risk within their respective firms.

Job titles include: CEO, CRO, Head of Business Continuity, Head of Digital Transformation, CISO and other relevant titles.

Attendance is by invitation only and is of course, complimentary for those invited.

The Crisis Advantage: Business Resilience with Real-time Technology

The energy industry is a critical part of a nation’s infrastructure. With its customers hugely dependent on the delivery of their services, resilience should be an essential value of any energy company. A delayed response can result in significant revenue loss, reduced production, and reputational damage. In today’s digital era, finding new ways to take advantage of technology should play a big role in managing a crisis.

The Ortus Club, in partnership with Dataminr, is bringing together a select group of senior energy and utility executives for a dinner discussion on the ways in which real-time information can provide a critical advantage during a crisis. We will be discussing:

  • What are the biggest factors that affect the energy sector in times of a crisis?
  • What are the critical activities, processes, or functions that need to be prioritized for effective crisis management?
  • How are companies preparing for crisis management to safeguard their brand, managing reputational risk and productivity?
  • In what ways have advancements in technology impacted the energy sector’s response plans and how they would handle a crisis?

6:30 pm: Arrival of guests and drinks reception
7:00 pm: Welcome by The Ortus Club and address by Dataminr
7:10 pm: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group over dinner
8:00 pm: Discussion comes to a close and guests are encouraged to continue networking
8:30 pm: End of proceedings

The Canadian Room at The East India Club
16 St James’s Square, St. James’s, London SW1Y 4LH, United Kingdom

  • Chief Commercial Officer of BP
  • Chief Commercial Officer of Gulf Keystone Petroleum
  • Head of Global Brand and Marketing Communications of E.ON
  • Head of Corporate Innovation UK of National Grid
  • Head of Development and Planning of EDF Energy
  • Head of Distribution Capital Delivery of UK Power Networks
  • Director of Technology of Centrica
  • Director of Industrial and Commercial Operations of EDF Energy
  • General Manager of Group Mergers and Acquisitions of Arcelor Mittal
  • Manager of Floating Offshore Wind Department of Iberdrola
  • Manager of Innovation of SESW
  • Manager of Estimating, Project Control and Risk Management of TechnipFMC
  • Program Coordinator for Crisis Management, Health and Safety EMEA of ASSA ABLOY Group

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020

East India Club, London

Apply to attend The Crisis Management Dinner.
Alternatively, you can register by emailing Jannica Esquivel (

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