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Digital Transformation in Oil & Gas

How to leverage innovative technologies in the Oil & Gas Industry?

- will be rescheduled to a later date -


The future of oil and gas is at a turning point. Everybody can see that business is changing but where will it be in the next 15-20 years? Oil and gas companies need to revisit their strategy and facilitate digital transformation. New digital technology capabilities offer the opportunity to leapfrog ahead of the competition. By now, most oil and gas companies have realised the importance of leveraging technology advancements, however, finding the right technology partner for this journey to the future is not easy…Digital transformation is rapidly becoming the very basis for competition, but employee culture, security concerns, legacy solutions and the need to focus on core operational priorities are all in the way of evolving in this new digital age.

›› Agenda

The agenda for both Upstream and Downstream will consist of two parts: in the 1st half day we ask you to present and co-create some thinking together. It also allows you to get acquainted for the rest of the program. This discussion and co-thinking will be moderated by the Microsoft Oil & Gas team and supported with a visual artist to translate the key stories in a drawing of a type of journey. The 2nd part of the agenda consists of a full day and will be more traditional however we have made a clear choice for the topics as a combination of presentations from the Eco-system of Partners/ISV's and customers with enough time left for discussion & debate.

March 20, 2019

Downstream Experience Sharing participants

12:45 - 13:45 Hot Lunch
13:45 - 14:00 Introduction by Microsoft
14:00 - 14:30 AI technology for excellent operating refinery and petrochemical units (Chemtech)
14:30 - 15:15 3 Customer presentations
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00 Mitigating the Risks of Highly Corrosive Crude Oil with MAANA and CrudeFlex
16:00 - 16:45 3 Customer presentations
16:45 - 17:00 Wrap with Visual artist

March 21, 2019

Downstream overall program

09:00 - 09:45 Microsoft POV
09:45 - 10:30 Accenture's view of an industry in digital transition (Accenture)
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 11:30 Microsoft and Emerson partner to help Chevron go from concept to improved operational performance of heat exchangers, in days (Emerson)
11:30 - 12:15 Combining IT, OT and ET to create a Digital Twin (Bentley)
12:15 - 13:00 Hot Lunch
13:00 - 13:45 Integrated predictive-prescriptive optimization of refining processes, facility maintenance and costs with Azure AI (Netgas)
13:45 - 14:30 Digitally Transforming Operator Training & Asset Management in O&G (Aveva/Schneider Electric)
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break (30mins)
15:00 - 15:45 FT Innovation Suite, Accelerating the Digital Transformation (Rockwell)
15:45 - 16:30 Wrap up of Day - feedback - actions

›› Who should attend

These workshops are intended for senior executives from Oil and Gas organizations globally seeking to turn their value chain into a competitive advantage and CIOs looking to transition their IT organizations into an innovation hub.

›› Featured speakers

Horia Orenstein
Chief Strategy Officer, NetGas R&D

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Recognized expert, through direct engagement around the world, in planning, building and deploying strategic corporate initiatives in the O&G industry, related to value chain efficiency, Integrated Operation, Predictive Asset Utilization Management, digital transformation, Fields of the Future, Refining of the Future, IIoT, etc. Former Director of a global oil and gas business unit in a multinational software company. Currently CSO and owner in NetGas R&D, trusted executive advisor for several major O&G companies

Mahdi Eydgahi
Customer Solutions Analyst, Maana

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Mahdi started his professional career working on major capital projects for ExxonMobil as Cost Engineer, Project Controls Engineer, and finally Project Engineer before starting Idham Capital, a quantitative hedge fund, where he built predictive models for the financial markets. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and along the way spent time at NASA, Constellation Energy, and Areva Nuclear Power. Mahdi currently holds the position of Customer Solutions Analyst at Maana and is based in Houston, Texas.

Jeremy McKeon
Director of Strategic Alliances, Maana

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Jeremy McKeon is the Director of Strategic Alliances & Partnerships at Maana. Prior to joining Maana Jeremy has worked for 20 years in the technology industry addressing challenging business problems for a diverse set of industries including energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, legal, and financial services organizations. Prior roles include leadership positions in Sales Management, Business Development, and Technology Strategy & Innovation at companies such as Juniper Networks, RSA Security, EMC Corporation, and CGI.

Georgii Stremousov
CMO at ChemTech

Mário João
WW Director, Strategic Partners & Alliances, AVEVA

Simon McEntee
Regional Sales Director - EMEA, Rockwell Automation

Olly Long
Bentley Snr. Business Development Manager

Uwa Airhiavbere
Director, Worldwide Oil & Gas - Microsoft

Shahin Meah
Sr. Director Plantweb Solutions & Lifecycle Services, Europe

Marius Meger
Director Industry X.0, Accenture

Tibor Bacso
Director Industry Solutions - Microsoft

›› Confirm your attendance

- will be rescheduled to a later date -

The purpose of the EBC Series is to reach of broad set of Enterprises. We accept two attendees per registered company.

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