Unlock Untapped Value | The Digitalisation Journey of Shell

September 29, 2022

During this vision dinner, Nils Kappeyne, Vice President for Architecture, Platforms & Data at Shell, will share his lessons learned from Shell’s digital transformation and how to put the democratization of digital skills at the center of your digital strategy. After his presentation, there will be an open discussion with Nils and the other participants. You are most welcome to join!

  • Small scaled peer session
  • Open dialogue by means of the Chatham House Rule

Nils Kappeyne, Shell

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Nils Kappeyne

VP Architecture, Platforms & Data

Nils Kappayne is an energy and IT expert with over 25 years of experience in (senior) IT management roles. In July 2020, Nils was named Vice President for DIY Software Development at Shell IT International in The Hague. He launched an initiative across Shell's businesses to democratise digital and empower employees to collaborate on bespoke digital solutions that support Powering Progress, the company's strategy to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions. In August 2021, Nils was appointed Vice President for Architecture, Platforms & Data, reporting to Shell Group CIO Jay Crotts and driving Shell's accelerated digital and energy transformation.



Businesses will find new ways to meet their customers' needs as long as the world is digitised. Strong data foundation, architecture, and democratisation of digital skills across the workforce are required for a successful digital transformation in the energy sector. With this conviction, Shell launched the "Do It Yourself" citizen software development programme last year. Through the programme, Shell hopes to encourage its employees to utilise data and create software applications to improve their day-to-day business problems. Without prior experience with coding, employees can build their own applications using low-code or no-code solutions. How do you create such a “digital-for-all” culture? What are the benefits but also potential pitfalls?


Kasteel Kerckebosch
Arnhemse Bovenweg 31, 3708 AA Zeist

17:30 | Start
20:30 | End

This Vision Dinner is part of a series of four events, initiated by Capgemini, Informatica and Snowflake, in which we will reflect on data-related topics. During each session, a speaker from practice will take you on his or her journey and an extensive and moderated dialogue will follow afterwards. These sessions aim to get inspired and to learn from each other. The walk-in starts at 17.30, the program including the presenta-tion, discussion and dinner lasts from 18.00 to 20.30. Participation is free of charge and you are most wel-come to join!


Chief Data Officers, Directors IT & Enterprise Architects

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  • Participants have to meet the previously described target audience.
  • If applicable, our partners will be presented with every application.
  • During all our sessions, the Chatham House Rule applies. This means that the participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. This means that no report, no photos and no recordings are made of the meeting. The presentation will also not be distributed to the participants afterwards.

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