The O&G downstream sector in the MENA region has been experiencing a rapid rise in digital transformation in a bid to optimize productivity, performance and cost. The industry is adopting new technologies such as advanced computing and analytics, drones, IIoT, AI, ML, digital twin and robotics amongst others. According to a report released by ABI Research, investing in IoT devices and applications is expected to cross USD 5 bn, data analytics is expected to reach USD 2 bn, and cyber security is expected to increase by 8.1% between 2021 and 2030 to reach $5640 million per annum.
The downstream sector, however, still faces some key challenges in terms of achieving holistic digital transformation including OT and IT convergence, data integration and analytics, addressing the issues from legacy systems, process optimization, cyber security and lack of skilled workforce amongst others.
The MENA Downstream Digital Transformation Conference taking place on the 5-6 September 2022 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates aims to enable and achieve a comprehensive digital strategy for MENA’s downstream sector to drive performance and efficiency while ensuring plant and data security.
EVENT IN NUMBERS
|08:00||Registration, refreshments, and networking|
|09:00||Opening remarks by Great Minds Group|
|09:05||Welcome address and opening remarks by conference chairman|
Driving the fourth industrial revolution in MENA’s downstream sector
|09:15||Opening keynote address: IR 4.0 – Transforming downstream sector of oil and gas industry in the region|
Panel discussion: Implementing a successful and risk-free IT and OT convergence
Case Study: Modernizing legacy facilities through digital transformation
Optimizing performance and productivity through technology
Case study: Advanced process control – A proven way to process optimization
|11:20||Networking coffee break|
Case study: Robotics and intelligent automation for remote management
Panel discussion: Fostering the adoption of cloud computing and data storage in the region
Case Study: Digitalizing downstream maintenance to reduce operational cost and downtime
|13:50||Closing remarks by conference chairman|
|14:00||Networking lunch and end of day one|
|08:30||Registration, refreshments, and networking|
|09:30||Welcome address and opening remarks by conference chairman|
Opening panel discussion: Impact of Industrial IoT (IIOT) in digitalization of operational technology (OT) and operations
This session will highlight the latest technologies in the downstream sector digital transformation. The session consists of 15-minute presentation from an expert in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of innovative solutions.
|10:35||Networking coffee break|
Case study: Enhancing cyber security in an IR 4.0 era cyberattacks
Panel Discussion: The digital skill – Developing downstream workforce
Panel Discussion: Connection and integration – bridging data silos
Case study: Capitalizing on data governance in downstream
Panel discussion: Utilizing advanced analytics to optimize downstream process and performance
|14:15||Closing remarks by conference chairman, networking lunch and end of conference|
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
C-suite Executives, Vice Presidents, General Managers, Directors, Managers, and Heads of Departments from:
Petrochemicals and Chemicals
Who Should Sponsor?
Service/solution providers of:
WHY GET INVOLVED?
We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available. A member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your business objectives.For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +971 (0) 4 568 7800
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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