Michael Ruggier CEO & Founder

Michael has a tenure in leading positions over the last 24 years with Shell International in The Netherlands, Aberdeen, Brunei, Malaysia, Houston, China, New Zealand & Oman after joining Shell as a Chartered Engineer with experience in the construction, nuclear, industrial process, subsea equipment and pharmaceutical industries. 

He has been predominately involved in novel technology development and deployment; implementing step-change improvements, introducing industry first technologies, creating new commercial applications and opening new markets for Shell.

Michael is a welcomed guest speaker at innovation forums and conferences globally, generally receiving the ‘best speaker’ prize. He is a recognized world leader with honours in innovation with numerous interviews, publications and press releases on his vision & approach.

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profile JohnPrewerJohn Prewer, CTO and Lookout*

John Prewer is a pioneering architect and designer. He is passionate about sustainable innovation, systems design and low environmental impact technologies. As the godfather of modular building, he has transformed the outlook for the future of architecture.

John was described as a Mastermind of architecture in the Building Design magazine ('Meet the Masterminds: the ten leading minds whose breakthroughs have transformed British architecture'). For more than 35 years John has specialised in the design, development and application of offsite building methods in the UK and abroad. John pioneered modular (volumetric) construction in the UK in the mid 1970s and spent most of his professional life working on the design, development, manufacture and application of modular building methods and related technologies. He trained as an architect in the 1960s and met Buckminster Fuller who has profoundly influenced his work and who he remained in contact with until Buckminster died.

*Lookout definition - Traditionally an experienced and trusted crew member positioned at the head of the highest mast of a ship with an unobstructed view to the distant horizon. The lookout’s task is to spot potential dangers or opportunities well before anyone else on board, and then quickly pass that high value information down to the captain and helmsman, so that they and the crew have as much time as possible to respond with appropriate action.

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