8:00
Welcome coffee
9:00
Opening remarks and live vote
9:10
Keynote. What's next on the digital transformation horizon in the Middle East?
9:30
NAVIGATING THE DIGITALISATION JUNGLE
For many larger oil & gas companies, there are layers of decentralised processes, technologies and systems. Multiply it by all the media hype, marketing claims and general confusion about what to do, and progress becomes very difficult. How to define the right priority amidst a rapidly evolving technology ecosystem?
10:30
PANEL DISCUSSION. THE SCALABILITY CHALLENGE: HOW TO MAKE THE LEAP FROM EXPERIMENTATION TO TRANSFORMATION?
Digital has been the big buzz word in the industry for a while now. And yet digital transformation failure rates range anywhere from 60 to 90 percent. How can this be, at a moment when virtually every company in the world is worried about its digital future? How can oil & gas majors overcome the hurdles that stand between pilot success and company-wide rollout?
11:30
Coffee break
12:00
THE OIL COMPANY OF THE FUTURE
In the face of the roiling change, oil majors can no longer proceed with business as usual. They will need to be smarter, more innovative, and more agile. In this age of energy transition, what will the oil company of the future look like?
12:40
PANEL DISCUSSION. HOW TO BUILD AN OIL AND GAS COMPANY OF TOMORROW USING THE SOLUTIONS OF TODAY?
What overarching strategies and technological initiatives should oil and gas companies adopt to respond to a large spectrum of megatrends ranging from the energy transition, stiff competition, changes in the market landscape and the pressure to embrace new technologies?
13:30
Working lunch
14:30
CONQUERING THE DATA MONSTER
Oil and gas companies generate huge volumes of data through sensors and logging tools. Yet only a tiny fraction of this data is ever analysed and used for decision-making. What are the biggest data challenges facing the oil and gas industry? How to create the new structures and processes necessary to get the right data to the right people at the right time? What are the best strategies to extract and act on the value of the collected data? How can the industry become more open with its data while also maintaining its competitiveness?
16:15
Coffee break
16:45
TROUBLE-SHOOTING ROUND TABLES. SOLVING THE INDUSTRY’S GRAND CHALLENGES
Round table 1. How to reinvent your business model and develop the right digital transformation strategy?
Arguably the true impact of digital will be the transformation of business models for entities throughout the oil and gas value chain. But what does this transformation even mean? Where to start, and in what order? How to unlock value and which initiatives can help drive that value?
Round table 2. How to bring the transformation from the boardroom to the field?
Even if digital strategy is endorsed by the board, the translation of that to the people doing the work and impacted by the work needs to be black and white. What are the critical moves companies must make to build an enduring digital culture at the leadership and operational levels?
Round table 3. Is collaboration the new competition?
The path to success no longer lies in clawing your way to the top of the heap, but in nudging your way to the centre of the network. How is digital transformation redefining the relationship between oil & gas companies and their suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders? What exactly will the ecosystem look like in practice when this competitive shift really takes place?
17:45
Prize draw
18:00
Evening shisha reception
8:30
Morning Coffee
9:00
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: VAST POTENTIAL, TOUGH QUESTIONS
After decades of inflated promises, AI is finally starting to deliver real benefits to early-adopting companies. There is no fixed recipe for implementing new technology, and for the oil and gas industry to make the most of AI, it will require the sector to solve multiple challenges. What is the real potential and value of AI? Why oil and gas needs it — and how to make the most of it?
10:15
Coffee break
10:45
LESSONS LEARNED FROM A DECADE OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATIONS
With no playbook to draw on, most of the industry players have embarked on the journey of digital transformation over the past several years including operators, oilfield service companies, EPC contractors and other vendors. What experience have these early movers gained that can help others as they undergo their own digital transformation?
Track 1. Upstream oil & gas
The session will present real use cases of how some of the most progressive oil and gas companies are leveraging digital technologies to capture huge prizes on offer at every stage of the upstream lifecycle.
Track 2. Downstream oil & gas
The session will explore how the leading refining and chemical companies are digitally transforming their plant and work processes, capital projects and operations in search of new efficiencies and value.
12:15
Coffee break
12:45
DRAGONS' DEN STYLE TECHNOLOGY CONTEST
Innovators from across the world are changing the field by applying new ideas and technologies to traditional industry puzzles. The shark-tank style contest will showcase some of the latest advances in digitalisation that could transform the oil & gas industry presented by the industry’s most innovative start-ups.
13:45
Closing keynote. Tomorrow’s energy industry in the post-digital era
14:00
Closing speech and prize draw
14:15
Closing lunch
DAY 2 | 19 MAR