07 – 08 June   |   Amsterdam, Netherlands


08:45 Welcome and conference introduction by Jivko Gadjourov, CEO, GBC

09:00 Industry 4.0 - the future of Growth and Productivity for Oil & Gas

Industry 4.0 delivers unparallel opportunities for growth and productivity, resets the competitive landscape and redefines the operations and service within upstream (exploration and production), midstream (transportation, refining and processing) and downstream (distribution and sales)
Henrik Von Scheel

09:45 Industry Insider’s Perspective on Adoption of Digitalisation in the Oil & Gas Industry

What is changing in the engineering and construction industry? What is the future of the project delivery process? This talk presents a summary of the findings from a Strategic Radar process to study the impact of automation and artificial intelligence on the future of project delivery and outlines some suggestions for the changes our industry needs to make in a turbulent and everchanging environment.
Brad Andrews

10:05 Digital Transformation of the Oil and Gas Industry: The role of disruptive technologies and paradigm shift needed to maximise asset value

Oil and gas industry has been digitizing for few decades now and has created very limited value from digitalization in last two decades. The underlying challenges in maximizing asset value can be attributed to slow to no adoption of disruptive technologies like Big Data, IIoTs, Blockchain, Immersive Reality, Robotics and others. In this talk I will discuss the paradigm shift needed to leverage the emerging disruptive technologies at an accelerated pace while achieving the true digital transformation well beyond digitalization. The new approach allows us to create maximum economic value, and prepares us for continuous growth with optimal resources.
Dr Satyam Priyadarshy
Technology Fellow and Chief Data Scientist

10:25 Operator Keynote: Digital Transformation at Oil Company TOTAL

• Culture, workplace and Innovation
• Digital for subsurface
• Digital for industry
• Digital for marketing
Gilles Cochevelou
Chief Digital Officer

10:45 Case studies in upstream and downstream sectors

Uwa Airhiavbere
Director, WW Industry – Mining, Oil & Gas


Tibor Bacsó
Director, Industry Solutions, Oil & Gas

11:05 Q&A Session

11:20 Networking Coffee Break & Innovation Playground Tour

11:50 Operator Keynote: Shell – Digital Strategy Roadmap

An insight into the oil giant’s digital strategy through implementing competitive technologies and innovation
Anosh Thakkar
Vice President Digitalisation Chief Digital Officer

12:10 Robust & Intelligent Oil & Gas Prediction Systems

An overview of the main ingredients of big data solutions including the role of descriptive, predictive analytics prescriptive, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the potential role of Explainable (AI); Lessons learned from its application in other sectors e.g. in Health, Mobility, Safety and Security and demonstrating how this can be applied by the oil and gas industry for example in intelligent surveillance in oil & gas production.
Anton Leemhuis
Director New Business Reservoir & Production Optimization

12:30 Panel Discussion: Driving IIoT to the next level – Using Big Data and AI to make decisions

The use of Artificial Intelligence in the Energy Industry is evolving faster than most people realise – this discussion panel will discuss its broader use and application in the industry as well as recent and upcoming developments in the space and their implications moving forward
Moderator: Dr Irene J. Petrick, Director Industrial Innovation, Internet of Things Group (IOTG), Intel Corporation
Anosh Thakkar, Vice President Digitalisation Chief Digital Officer, Shell
Jayanti Kar, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
Casimir Wierzynski, Senior Director, Office of the CTO, AI Products Group, Intel Corporation
Anton Leemhuis, Director New Business Reservoir & Production Optimization, TNO
Trygve Karper, Head of Data Science, Cognite

13:30 Networking Lunch

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14:20 Big Data, Real-time Analytics & the Cloud – Maximising IoT Data for deeper insights

The power of big data analytics in transforming production in the areas of predictive maintenance, forecasting and reaching operational excellence. Presentations will include:
Sunilkumar Ramakrishnan
Blockchain Leader, Chemicals & Petroleum and Industrial Products CoC, Europe

Digital Twin – Disruptive leap for design and operation in the O&G industry
Lars Meløe
Regional Director Energy

Operationeering: putting Big Data in context. Exploring how a connected data environment used across the entire lifecycle of an asset is being used to put information into context making it accessible for decisions and actions to improve operational performance
Alan Kiraly
Senior VP Asset Performance

Agile Architecture and Delivery to Re-Purpose IT Assets for M&A
Noorddin Taj
Strategy and Architecture Leader

Easy Engineering and Digital Twin at work.
Thomas Friedmann
Head of Project Development and Programs


Luc Goossens
PLM activities in the Marine, Offshore & Energy Industry in the Benelux region

Spotlight presentation: Blockchain and its application in the oil & gas industry
Artiom Kozlovski
Partner, Oil & Gas Advisory Leader

16:00 Q&A Session

16:20 Technical Demo – Data visualization platforms by Bentley Systems

16:45 Networking Coffee Break & Innovation Playground

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17:00 A Full Lifecycle Approach to Leverage Digitalization for Totex Savings

How a digital approach applied through the entire life-cycle of the asset can deliver measurable improvements that result in CapEx and OpEx savings
Vincent Jacquemet
Oil & Gas Consulting Director

17:20 Panel Discussion: What are the conditions for successful engagement between oil and gas operators and the IoT ecosystem?

Discussing partnerships between technology providers, EPC companies and O&G operators
• Has the role of EPCs changed and what should they do in order to be prepared to face high expectations from oil and gas operators?
• Are oil and gas companies ready to share their data with technology providers to achieve operational excellence?
• Which digital technologies are oil and gas operators most focused on?
• How to create an integrated business strategy which can be flexible enough to adapt to the fast changes of technologies but rigorous with the high standards of the industry?
Moderator: Miroslaw Ryba, EMEIA IoT Leader, EY
Joachim Boese, Software Portfolio Director, Schneider Electric
Andrey Belevtsev, Chief Digital Officer, Gazprom Neft
Elgonda La Grange, Director, Digital Solutions, Dresser Rand, a Siemens Company
Will Leonard, Digital Lead, ABB
Nikhil Chauhan, Director Strategy, KBR
Julien Brunel, Head of Digitalization, Linde

18:30 End of Day One

19:00 Evening Reception – The Heineken Experience

Sponsored by: Intel-01


09:00 Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks

09:10 Operator Keynote: Data platform – the key to unlock data in a safe and secure way

This presentation will share the experience from two proof of concepts that Statoil did in 2017 to unlock data from silo systems and to facilitate integration of functional services.
Einar Landre
Lead Analyst

09:30 Adopting emerging technologies and enabling the change

This session will address key concerns in protecting sensitive data and infrastructures as well as the challenges of IT/OT convergence with real-life stories from the field, describing actual industrial operational safety, control and security projects and lessons learned
Wouter Faber
Energy, Utilities, Chemicals and Natural Resources Industry Practice Lead

Cybersecurity: overcoming challenges to keep the Internet of Things ecosystem connected and safe
Sam Alderman-Miller
Account Director, EMEA

Moving from reliable assets to reliable profits – unleash insight from asset and process data
Dan O’Brien
Strategy and Marketing Director
HONEYWELL Connected Plant

Combining Intelligence and robotics technology – Discussing the opportunities and possibilities
Mathew Ondler
President and CEO

Predictive data-driven maintenance strategies
Pedro Tavares
Data Solutions Architect


11:00 Technical Demo – Cyber and Physical Security - by Cognite

11:15 Networking Coffee Break & Innovation Playground Tour

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11:30 Parallel Sessions: Igniting the profit engine using IIoT-enabled technologies ­ case studies, lessons learned & practical ideas to implement

This session will be split into 2 parallel streams to allow for more focused, sector specific discussions


Oscar Abbink

Ulocking the potential of Edge Analytics for mature markets
Saša Blažeković
Team Leader – Production Systems


Louis Desroches
Senior IoT Product Manager – Process Industries


Digital Connected Wells for optimizing Life Cycle of Wells
Asger Klindt
Director for Customer Delivery


Secure pathway from production data to actionable intelligence

EMEA O&G Industry Lead


Use case presentation: Digital transformation of downstream operations at MOL – a success story
Ferenc Tandari
Automation Lead Engineer

Hydrocarbon secondary distribution sales and logistics – today’s solutions and perspectives for downstream processes
Thomas Ernst

Use case presentation: Digital roadmap for Petronas – providing a new user experience for our workforce
Sharul A Rashid
Principal Engineer, Instrument and Control


Use case presentation: Training through interactive experience and gamified learning model
Jesús Muelas Parraga
Senior Researcher

13:00 Networking Lunch

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14:00 AGILE brainstorming session: Overcoming the main challenges of implementing IIoT projects in oil & gas operations

Discussion Group A: The multiple facets of digital transformation in oil & gas – What does it mean for your business?
Facilitator: Brad Andrews, President, Advisian Digital
Discussion Group B: Beyond Big Data: Breaking data silos and cultural silos in oil and gas companies
Facilitator: Thomas Friedmann and Luc Goossens, SIEMENS
Discussion Group C: Open standards: what do we need to ensure interoperability?
Discussion Group D: Challenges and opportunities in successfully implementing AI in oil and gas
Facilitator: Louis Desroches, INTEL CORPORATION

15:30 Technical Demo – Next Generation Terminal Management Operations - by Implico

15:45 Networking Coffee Break & Innovation Playground Tour

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16:00 Panel Discussion: What do we need to accelerate the development of Industrial IoT?

Industrial IoT is hot at the moment, but there is great deal of potential yet to be realized. A recent paper from the World Economic Forum identifies the first stage as simply improving asset efficiency. That part is ‘easy’. But what about efficiencies of across fleets or selling outcomes rather than leasing them or making them more efficient? And what happens when we begin to connect sectors? Especially as each sector is so different? This panel will examine some enablers that we need to accelerate these developments. Key takeaways will include things to watch out for, areas that need work, potential mitigation and some paths forward.
Moderator: Stephen Mellor, Chief Technology Officer, INDUSTRIAL INTERNET CONSORTIUM
Mark Carrier, Market Development Director, RTI
Vinicius Girardi, Business Development Manager, ESSS
Marco Franzen, Managing Director – Technology Consulting, ACCENTURE
Soumya Seetharam, Global Leader – IIoT and Automation, SCHLUMBERGER

17:00 Closing Keynote – Preparing for Change

The fundamental technological trends presently are more connectivity across sectors and more capability to analyze large quantities of data cheaply. But no one knows where those technological trends will take us, so we need to prepare for change. We must have strategies in multiple areas, including at least:
• Security for everything.
• Innovation and funding
• Learning, deployment and competitiveness
Stephen Mellor, Chief Technology Officer, INDUSTRIAL INTERNET CONSORTIUM

17:20 Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference