In 2019 the 3rd annual Go Digital Oil & Gas summit gathered digitalization professionals from oil & gas, EPCs, oilfield service, and technology companies. The agenda featured such topics as building ecosystems of digital partners, unlocking the full potential of big data analytics, and scaling up proof-of-concept studies in oil & gas companies.
The whole oil & gas value chain
Practical and transferable knowledge
Case studies from the largest oil & gas companies
Leading technology vendors and startups
Discussions on the future of oil & gas digitalization
AMONG ATTENDEES 2019
Patrick von Pattay – Vice President, Digital Portfolio & Transformation at Wintershall Dea on data ownership in oil & gas.
Andras Svebis – CIO at MOL Group speaks about digital leadership in oil & gas.
Asger Klindt – General Manager of Customer Operations at Maana, speaks about the promise of digitalization.
Emanuele Veratti – Partner, Head of the Digital Practice at Bain & Company, discusses how to embrace the enterprise-wide transformation.
Theo Priestley – Chief Marketing Officer at WFS Technologies outlines the key emerging technologies for the oil & gas industry.
Giacomo Silvestri – Group Digital Strategy, Innovation & Portfolio Management at ENI discusses how to succeed in digital transformation in oil & gas.
Agenda of the event evolved together with the industry in the last three years since its launch.
The first event in 2017 focused predominantly on raising awareness of the benefits that digitalization can bring to the oil & gas industry. In 2018, the agenda addressed new digitalization solutions and technologies available for the oil & gas industry.
The agenda of 2019 was much more focused on the next steps of digitalization. How to ensure the adoption of digitalization initiatives? How to scale proof-of-concept studies? How to attract digital natives, and how to lead digital transformation in oil & gas companies?
One of the most requested topics – and one that prompted the most active discussions – was the topic of new partnership models built around new data ecosystems in oil & gas. Speakers relayed their experiences of building ecosystems with digital partners, presented case studies on collaborating with tech, consulting, and EPC companies, and discussed maximizing the potential of available data. The panel discussion focused on how digitalization has disrupted operator-supplier relations in the oil & gas industry, and tackled issues of data ownership and data standardization.
Many speakers focused on the importance of ‘thought leadership’ for digital transformation in oil & gas companies. They discussed the role of leadership in ensuring company-wide adaptation of digitalization initiatives. They also identified the key traits of successful digitalization leaders: the ability to test and learn, rather than punish for failures; a focus on empowering people to undergo transformations; and consistently setting a high bar.
This year the event featured a number of new tech startups entering the oil & gas industry and there was a great deal of attention paid to their offerings. The industry is ready to accept new market entrants and to experiment, and is actively looking for fresh and unconventional solutions to existing problems.
Energy transition is an inevitable reality, and so the oil & gas industry is looking for digitalization solutions that will enable oil and gas operators to transition to a new energy ecosystem. As such, the role of drones, new sensors, and other digitalization technologies in reducing the oil and gas industry’s environmental footprint were discussed.
WHAT OUR ATTENDEES HAVE TO SAY
Corporate Venture Capital
SAUDI ARAMCO ENERGY VENTURES
A conference breaking down the human silos between different companies and different regions
Vice President, Market Development
Good opportunity to network with a variety of people and companies across the oil & gas industry
Head of Strategic IT Development
Very good conference, this is my 3rd time at it – I value it very high.