Evolve Partners hosted an Executive Roundtable Event in Calgary, Alberta on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 focused on exploring responses from industry leaders to that question. The event featured a panel discussion with senior leaders in the Alberta Energy and Petrochemicals industry.
The discussion was led by Paul Vander Valk, VP, Cenovus Energy, Kevin Stark, GM, Devon Energy and Bill Greene, Retired Executive, Nova Chemicals, Evolve Advisor, discussing several areas of “Capital Competitiveness” including Recurring Capital, Operational Improvement and Enabling Growth. The participants shared their perspectives and experiences with one another in a lively, informal setting.
Several key themes stood out during the conversations:
- The rigorous use of a stage-gate process
- Cross-functional collaboration
- Breaking down organizational barriers between companies, and
- Engaging the entire organization in the competitiveness challenge
Below are a few observations and reflections on the event: