30 September - 02 October, 2018
Kuwait

Conference Day One: Monday, 1 October 2018

8:00 am - 8:45 am REGISTRATION, COFFEE AND NETWORKING

8:45 am - 8:50 am IQPC WELCOME REMARKS

Aman Sethi - Conference Producer IQPC

Aman Sethi

Conference Producer
IQPC

8:50 am - 9:00 am OPENING REMARKS FROM CHAIRMAN

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Kuwait National Petroleum Company

MAKING DIGITAL ACCEPTABLE

9:00 am - 9:20 am REGIONAL TRAILBLAZER: CRACKING THE DIGITAL CODE: DRIVING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TO MEET KEY BUSINESS OBJECTIVES

Abdulaziz Al Duaij - Information Technology Manager Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Kuwait
  • Embracing and driving digitalisation in Kuwait and its oil and gas industry
  • Sharing and learning from each other about the opportunity that lies in successful implementation
  • Moving with technology in order to maximise efficiency and opportunities
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Abdulaziz Al Duaij

Information Technology Manager
Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Kuwait

9:20 am - 9:40 am INTERNATIONAL TRAILBLAZER: 3 CRITICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR ENSURING MANAGEMENT BUY-IN

Amitabh Mishra - Chief Digital Officer Vedanta Limited, India
  • Ensuring top management is convinced and are backing up the digital shift
  • Understanding the scope of digital transformation in improving productivity and efficiency
  • Analysing the maturity of existing technologies and why a shift is required to develop an integrated value chain
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Amitabh Mishra

Chief Digital Officer
Vedanta Limited, India

  • Bringing a change in attitude and acceptance
  • Empowering personnel for accepting the digital shift and utilising disruptive technologies
  • Understanding the generation challenge for adopting new technology and lack of willingness of older generation than newer generation

Panellists:
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Abdulaziz Al Duaij

Information Technology Manager
Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Kuwait

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Amitabh Mishra

Chief Digital Officer
Vedanta Limited, India

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Dr. Reem Al Shammari

Team Leader, Information Security
Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait

10:10 am - 10:40 am DEVELOPING A HIGHLY EFFECTIVE DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE TO ACHIEVE PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT AND ROI

Naif H Al-Zubidi - Manager, Global Strategy SABIC, Saudi Arabia
  • Impacting the productivity and efficiency in operations in the long run
  • Understanding how digital solutions is driving value and contributing for organisational efficiency and cost reductions
  • Creating a well planned IT strategy to achieve business objectives
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Naif H Al-Zubidi

Manager, Global Strategy
SABIC, Saudi Arabia

10:40 am - 10:50 am SPEED NETWORKING SESSION

10:50 am - 11:10 am NETWORKING BREAK

LEVERAGING DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES: CREATING VALUE ACROSS THE ORGANISATION

11:10 am - 11:40 am EXAMINING EMERGING ADVANCEMENTS AND TECHNOLOGIES IN DEVELOPING AN ADVANCED DIGITAL ORGANISATION

  • Driving disruptive technologies into current infrastructure to maximise returns
  • What operations can embrace advanced technologies of IoT, analytics, cloud and others?
  • Understanding how these technologies can enhance efficiency, safety and returns

11:40 am - 12:10 pm THE EMERGENCE OF IoT (INTERNET OF THINGS) IN THE REGION’S OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS

Faris Al Kharusi - Head of Business Excellence Petroleum Development Oman
  • Creating awareness of the significance of IoT across operations and the value it possesses
  • Driving IoT implementation to IT infrastructure for enhanced decision making and processes
  • Managing the transformation across the organisation for smooth transition and implementation, from the IT to work floors
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Faris Al Kharusi

Head of Business Excellence
Petroleum Development Oman

12:10 pm - 12:20 pm NETWORKING BREAK

THE RISE OF ANALYTICS AND DATA GATHERING

12:20 pm - 12:50 pm HYPE TO REALITY: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, MACHINE LEARNING AND ALGORITHMS

Sanjay Bakshi - Chief Digital Officer Shell
  • Is it a hype or can AI and machine learning be of use to oil and gas operations?
  • Driving the change using advanced analytics, systems and algorithms
  • Framing competencies and implementing robust strategies for maximising returns on investments
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Sanjay Bakshi

Chief Digital Officer
Shell

12:50 pm - 1:20 pm HOW LEGACY AND REAL-TIME DATA CAN ENHANCE ASSET LIFECYCLE, DRIVE DECISION MAKING AND INCREASE WORKER AND ASSET SAFETY

  • Big data, bigger value: Infrastructure readiness to implement and use analytics
  • Understanding the power of big data analytics in transforming operations and achieving efficiency
  • Where can you maximise and use analytics?

1:20 pm - 1:30 pm CLOSING REMARKS BY EVENT CHAIRMAN

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

2:00 pm - 2:00 pm END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.