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Digitalisation and Training - Expert Series Webinar - Episode 3: 'Impacting growth and adoption of GWO Standards'

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Thursday, September 17, 2020
11:00 am
Thursday, September 17, 2020
12:00 pm

Join GWO for our new Expert Series Webinars in which we investigate the topic of digitalisation and training. Each week we look at the topic from a specific angle, sharing the insights from our panel of industry professionals.

In this final episode of the Series, we consider the role digitalisation has to play in the growth and adoption of GWO standards. Our annual report 'Safety Without Borders' published in March 2020 pointed the way towards ambitious growth targets in new and emerging markets, plus the continued use of GWO standards in established wind markets.

With the target of 200,000 people trained to GWO standards by the end of 2022 still in sight, can digitalisation help, or hinder this plan? We speak to leaders from the GWO membership and industry about how they view the future and look at some of the trends that may point the way.


Jill Lees, RWE Renewables
Jill Lees, Vice Chair, GWO Executive Committee and Director of HSE and Sustainability at RWE Renewables

Jill has over 30 years’ energy sector experience, leading transformational engineering projects globally. A chemistry graduate, she also has a PhD in material science and believes passionately in encouraging women to progress in engineering and technology.

Yu Hui, 俞辉, Head CGC Research - China General Certification; International Liaison China Wind Energy Association

Representing GWO’s growing Chinese membership of manufacturers and wind power owner operators, Hui has worked closely with the GWO Secretariat for almost three years, helping to establish the China Committee and oversee the accession of several Chinese member companies.

Jakob Lau Holst - GWO
Jakob Lau Holst is CEO at Global Wind Organisation

Jakob became Chief Executive of GWO in 2016. He is responsible for maintaining the association's governance structure, supporting our membership of windpower companies and driving the industry's adoption of standardised training across the globe.

John Barrie - Vestas Wind Systems A/S
John Barrie is Global Head of Technical & Safety Training Vestas Wind Systems and Chair of the GWO Training Committee

John has worked in senior training roles within the renewable energy and industrial sectors for a number of years. At GWO he helps co-ordinate the development of new standards alongside the secretariat.