Digital Transformation: Creating value
Yuri Sebregts, Executive Vice President Technology & Chief Technology Officer Royal Dutch Shell plc; Babur Ozden, Founder & Chief Executive Officer Maana, Inc.; Lal Karsanbhai, Executive President, Automation Solutions Emerson; Dr. Ahmad O. Al-Khowaiter, Chief Technology Officer Saudi Aramco in a discussion moderated by David Hicks, Senior Vice President, Upstream Energy IHS Markit. The oil and gas industry has embraced digitalization over the past few years as a means to effectively manage costs and raise efficiencies in a challenging oil price environment. As industry players seek the next wave of value they’re often finding that the best opportunities lie at the interfaces – leveraging digital capabilities to integrate across the oil & gas value chain and lifecycle, as well as across functional and organizational boundaries. Successfully navigating such pursuits will not only transform how companies develop and operate their oil and gas resources, but also how they engage their customers and business partners. This session will explore where value has been achieved thus far, where it will be created in the future, and what it will take to truly maximize returns.