Dr Richard Jefferys FREng 
Senior Research Director, University of Edinburgh; Formerly Director of Strategy and Technology, ConocoPhillips, Alternative Energy

Rick Jefferys has guided ConocoPhillips strategy for emerging technologies using his substantial analytic and modelling skills. Early in his career, he had a major impact on the design of tension leg platforms, substantially reducing cost and weight by novel modelling of hydrodynamics and structures.