A must-attend online event for the Oil & Gas IT community, with keynote talks, breakouts and an exhibition hall - all hosted live on a virtual platform. Free to attend for end users working in the industry - join us from anywhere in the world.
Wednesday 29th April 2020
08.30am - 15:00pm UK GMT time
The Digital Energy 2020 Summit on 29th April will be going ahead as a virtual event, delivered fully online.
The Virtual Summit will retain all of the main features of our standard conference programme - with keynote talks, breakouts and an exhibition hall - all hosted live on a virtual platform. We will also be running Q&A sessions to enable audience participation, and facilitating networking and business engagement opportunities over the course of the day. Not only will you be able to enjoy our full line-up of speakers - but you’ll be able to log-in remotely and join us from anywhere in the world.
The Energy sector is changing: the challenging economic landscape has forced businesses to scrutinise their operations in pursuit of greater productivity and asset efficiency. Meanwhile, the market is growing increasingly diverse as renewables mature and new entrants emerge.
Now in its 7th year, the Digital Energy Summit has established itself as the largest annual Information Technology event for the energy community. The Summit brings together senior technologists and innovators, providing a unique forum for knowledge exchange, discussion and high-level networking.
The programme will explore the role of digital technology in driving innovation, optimisation and improvement across the industry. Sessions will provide informative peer-led presentations on key themes impacting the sector, from data analytics, AI and machine learning, to cyber security, culture, strategy and leadership.
Digitalisation: efficiency, modernisation, simplification, organisational transformation
Data: analytics, insight, business intelligence, automation, RPA, data sharing
Asset visibility: performance optimisation, conditioning, visualisation, digital twins
Emerging technologies: AI, ML, IoT, robotics, drones, blockchain, HPC, edge
Infrastructure: SCADA, cloud, hybrid architecture
Cyber security: information governance, supply chain security, GDPR
The conference is free* to attend for Energy Company personnel in the end-user community
DIGIT has rapidly grown into the largest independent business technology community in Scotland. Working alongside partners from industry, academia and government, we host an extensive conference series focused on core areas of emerging technology, Digital and IT. DIGIT also run Scotland's leading IT & Digital News Platform www.digit.fyi which receives over 100,000 page views per month.
Our events provide a unique platform for knowledge exchange and discussion, drawing senior stakeholders together to explore best practice, technological innovation and business outcomes. Our conferences attract a strong delegate following and have become renowned as a pivotal forum for high-level networking and engagement.
We are delighted to announce that DIGIT will be running our entire Q2 conference programme in a virtual environment. Not only will you be able to enjoy our full events line-up for April, May and June - but you’ll be able to log-in remotely and join us from anywhere in the world.
The morning session will contextualise the industry landscape; discussing some of the key overarching technology trends, examining the ongoing digitalisation of the sector, and looking at specific examples of practical technological transformation.
08.00 Digital Transformation Breakfast Briefing - Limited Spaces
David Rennie, Head of Oil & Gas, Scottish Enterprise
Bruce Catto, IT Manager, North Star Shipping
Tariq Khan, Partner, Synpulse
Maggie McGinlay, Deputy Chief Executive, ONE
09:20 Welcome from the Conference Chair
Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC Scotland
09:30 Introduction: Technology Trends and Industry Impact
Contextualising the key technology trends
What are the inherent business implications and industry impact
Shifting the legacy mindset to embrace new ways of working
Digital and IT as an enabler of business improvement and genuine change
Theo Priestley, Technology Analyst & CMO, WFS Technologies
09:45 Delivering Digitalisation at Scale
Strategic objectives and goals
Key challenges of delivering a large scale digital programme
Opportunities and ROI
Improving data insight
Disrupting the business model and opening up the market
Aimee Betts-Charalambous, Technology Innovation Lead, BEIS
10:05 Exploring the Potential of Augmented Reality in the Oil & Gas Industry
How Maersk Drilling use Design Thinking methodologies to explore AR and the potential use of AR within Oil and Gas and especially the Drilling Industry
How AR and digitalization will benefit our offshore crew performing routine and regular inspections and create value to the business
Starting small: creating and testing the MVP – Thinking big: Where could it go and what could be next
Barriers and obstacles for full scale in the offshore sector
Peter E. Sørensen, Advocacy and Innovation Lead, Maersk Drilling
10:25 Creating a Strategic Edge in Oil & Gas
Automation’s role in the Digital Transformation Journey
Amplification of Human Intelligence
Optimisation of core business performance
From Pilot to Large Scale Implementation
John McLaren, Enterprise Manager, UiPath
This session will explore key areas of emerging technology in a smaller group environment. Four breakout sessions will be run in parallel and then repeated, providing delegates the opportunity to attend two of the options on offer.
11:40 First Breakout
12:15 Second Breakout
A: Commercialising Analytics, ML & AI
Understanding the many applications of AI & ML
Debunking the myths about AI & ML surrounding expense, accessibility and redundancy
How to extract value in commercial AI.
How to leverage AI fast, accurately and actionably
Marta Portugal, Senior Data Scientist, Merkle Aquila
B: Using AI for Real-Time Threat Detection across OT & IT
How to use artificial intelligence to detect emerging threats and latent vulnerabilities
Achieving 100% visibility across OT, IT and Industrial IoT
Real-world case studies of stealthy cyber-threats identified early by Cyber AI – before a crisis occurred
Stuart King, ICS Cyber Security Manager, Darktrace
C: How the Energy Sector is Modernising File Infrastructure to Increase Cash Flow
Why operators’ and service providers’ needs for capacity and large file movement overwhelms traditional file infrastructure
Why a modern file infrastructure can eliminate up to 70% of your current infrastructure costs
How a global file system makes sharing and collaborating on large seismic files up to 90% faster
How you can speed time to productivity for acquisitions by reducing the time to integrate
Andy Hardy, EMEA Region Vice President, Nasuni
D: A New Era for Data Protection: Converged DR and Backup
Protect your business and lower operational costs by converging Disaster Recovery and Backup into one solution
Simplify and reduce the cost of consolidations and migrations using no-impact testing
Recover quickly from Ransomware, or any other unplanned disruptions
Accelerate cloud adoption by leveraging any cloud as a Disaster Recovery or test and development target
Chris Sammons, Systems Engineer, Zerto
12:45 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking
This session will explore key areas of emerging technology in a smaller group environment. Three technology stream sessions will be run simultaneously providing delegates the opportunity to attend an extended presentation on a topic of interest.
Delegates will select one stream to attend
13:35 E-Worker: Mobile Device Case Study
• Implementing mobile devices and tablets to support workers offshore
• Remote access to information and tools
• The changes in structure and culture required for delivery
• How the programme has impacted roles and responsibilities
• ROI and organisational outcomes
James McLean, IT Manager, ConocoPhillips
13:35 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Action
• Machine Learning for Upstream Oil & Gas Logistics
• Fundamental Challenges in Upstream O&G Logistics - how classical ML can fail
• How we apply Machine Learning at Streamba
• Our vision for the future of Upstream O&G Logistics
• Using AI to Solve Real Business Problems
• Lingo24's business challenges and why we've turned to AI
• Impact of using AI to automate key business processes
• Where do we see AI/ML heading - and how can you get started
Dr Matthew Higgs, Head of Product, Streamba
David Meikle, CTO, Lingo24
13:35 Cyber Security: Securing the Supply Chain
• Exploring ongoing efforts to collaborate and coordinate to improve cyber security standards
• Common vulnerabilities and problem areas across the supply chain
• Collective goals and collaborative opportunities
• Promoting best practice
• A common approach to standards and compliance
Tom Dinnis, Director of Information Systems, Chrysaor
Stephen Kelly, CISO & DPO, Chrysaor
14:15 Transition to Main Hall
The final session will look at ongoing efforts to improve industry collaboration and data sharing, exploring initiatives by key stakeholders and how these can help facilitate innovation and improvement.
14:20 Promoting Collaboration and Co-ordination across the Industry
• Progress in creating ties between O&G Heads of IT Forum and key stakeholder groups
• The value of sharing best-practice and successful innovation, implementation
• Considering common challenges and pain points and how they can be overcome
• Trying to improve access and collaboration for the supply chain
• Common resources and collaborative opportunity
Angus Murray, Head of IT, TAQA Global
14:40 Data Trusts & Data Sharing Initiatives
• Data Trusts: why are they important, what is the purpose and value?
• Exploring the key challenges and barriers: IP, culture, competition, legal, governance
• Successful examples outwith the energy sector
• Opportunities to innovate
Stephen Ashley, Digital Transformation Solution Centre Manager, OGTC
14:55 Panel Discussion
• Stephen Ashley, Digital Transformation Solution Centre Manager, OGTC
• Tanya Knowles, Digital Optimisation Manager, OGA
• James McLean, IT Manager, ConocoPhillips
• Angus Murray, Head of IT, TAQA Global
• Kate McKay, Director, 4_ttude
15:30 Closing remarks
15:40 Networking Drinks Reception
17:00 Close of Conference
(2020 Agenda Coming Soon)
Virtual Summit - this event will now be delivered online.
This virtual event is an free for employees of the energy sector. If you work within the energy sector (Production, exploration, processing, transportation, engineering, renewables, utilities etc.) then no charge will be levied for your attendance.
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Delegate Terms and Conditions
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