Passionate about decarbonisation, technology innovation and challenging our ecosystem to think differently about sustainability and the future of our industries, Maki has spent a large part of her career in the Energy sector across operational, technology, innovation and strategy roles, and has expanded her reach in the broader Industrial space.
She is currently Head of Innovation – Product Development within BHP Innovation Think & Act Differently. Her team has adopted an open innovation model, accelerating technology deployment and creating pathways for the integration of technologies required to build modern mines. Maki has extensive international experience, having worked in Latin America, North America, the North Sea and South East Asia, which has shaped her firm belief in the need for diversity in business. She holds a Diplome d’Ingenieur from Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France and a Master of Science in Reservoir Engineering from Stanford University, CA, USA.
Each participant has only three (3) minutes to make their pitch, in front a panel of judges.
After each initial pitch, an onstage Q&A will begin between participant and judges.f