The 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
08.00am - 17:00pm 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.
08:00 Welcome Video and Conference Tour
08:00 Exhibition Zone Opens
08:45 Introduction from the Conference Chair
Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC Scotland
08:50 Breakfast Briefing
09:45 Future Ready Now
Darren Martin, Group CTO, Wood
10:15 How Digital will Help BP Achieve its Net Zero Ambitions
Blaine Tookey, Technology Principal, BP
10:45 Lead Sponsor
11:25 Industry Breakouts
This session will explore key areas of emerging technology from leading solution providers. Four breakout sessions will be run in parallel and delegates will select one breakout to attend live. The other three sessions will be available to watch post-event on-demand.
11:55 Panel: Driving Cyber Security Collaboration in the Oil & Gas Industry
Martin Ogden, Head of IT and Digital, Repsol Sinopec
Stephen Kelly, CISO & DPO, Chrysaor
Andrew Thom, Business Information Security Officer, Wood
Stephen Ashley, Digital Transformation Solution Centre Manager, OGTC
12:30 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking
Three breakout sessions will be run in parallel and delegates will select one breakout to attend live. The other two sessions will be available to watch post-event on-demand.
13:00 The Power of User Stories in Business Change
Mike Gill, IS Project Manager, Premier Oil
13:00 Delivering a Modern Workplace Around the Needs of the User
Alan Norrie, IT User Enablement Lead, TAQA
13:00 Intelligent Systems: Applying Reasoning and Learning systems in Decommissioning
Nirmalie Wiratunga, Professor of Intelligent Systems, Robert Gordon University
Liam Manderson, Managing Director, Targe Environmental
13:30 Driving Drilling and Rig Site Crew Efficiency through Technology
Adebayo Aremu, Drilling Operations Superintendent, KCA Deutag
14:00 Time for Reinvention: Embracing Data and Technology in a new Operating Model
Preston Cody, VP and Head of Analytics Lab, Wood Mackenzie
14:30 Closing panel
Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC Scotland
James McLean, Senior Manager IT UK, CNOOC International
Jude McCorry, CEO, SBRC
Louise Smith, CDO, Lloyds
15:05 Closing remarks
15:10 Exhibition and Networking
17:00 Close of Conference
*The conference agenda is provisional and subject to revision.
Virtual Summit - this event will now be delivered online. Instructions about how to join will be emailed to those registered closer to the date and will be available on the event website.
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.
If you are outwith this criteria (Vendors/ Suppliers of Energy, IT Products & Services, Consulting, BD or Recruitment) then a £99 + VAT delegate fee will be charged for your attendance, this in accordance with the Terms & Conditions of booking. We will be in contact to arrange payment.
Delegate Terms and Conditions
The online booking form constitutes a legally binding agreement. We cannot be held responsible for the non-arrival of registration information. Cancellations must confirmed in writing by 5pm 27th April 2020. Substitutions will be accepted if notified in writing before the event. It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organisers to alter the content and the timing of the programme or the identity of the speakers. Where conferences are free to attend, a £99 + VAT charge will be levied should the delegate fail to attend on the day and not notify the organisers before the specified time & date. For booking enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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