Plenary Session 1 : Defining the Opportunity and Seeing the Changes Underway Both in and Outside the Industry (Today)

Plenary Session 1 : Defining the Opportunity and Seeing the Changes Underway Both in and Outside the Industry (Today)

04 Sep 2018, 10:30 - 12:00

Gordon Suite


Decoding Digital Transformation: What is it really? What’s already underway in our industry? And what are the roadblocks?

GE Digital Solutions, BP Fireside chat: Decoding Digital Transformation. The World Economic Forum states that the digital transformation of the oil and gas sector could represent $1.6 to $2.5 trillion in value for the industry, its customers and wider society by 2027. This fireside chat explores how that value will come to fruition, the technologies that will play a key role in making that happen, and what sort of digital transformation is already underway across the industry. Lastly, this beginning plenary session attempts to define the roadblocks standing in the way of capturing this value. 

Ahmed Hashmi, Global Head of Upstream Technology, BP

Matthias Heilmann, CEO of Digital Solutions and Chief Digital Officer, Baker Hughes, a GE company

1050-1120: Keynote: Big Data Lessons for Industrial Businesses.

The digital transformation of the oil and gas industry is far from unique. Rather, the role digital will play in helping oil and gas businesses face market challenges mirrors the transformations across many consumer and nonindustrial shifts. This keynote considers the use cases for digital across industries and explores the impact of digital technology applied at scale across the industrial sector.

Speaker TBC

1120-1200: Emerging Technology: Following Investment to Innovation. As large industrial enterprises adopt digital technologies and look at transforming operations to avoid disruption, venture capitalists are rapidly flooding money into startups that are developing solutions for application across energy and other industrial verticals. From robotics and analytics to better connecting human capital to industrial jobs, the startup community has long realized the value in developing digital for industrial businesses. This panel considers the outside view of outcomes possible with emerging technologies and a look at how investment may indicate future trends.

Dr. Stephen Cook, Chief Commercial Officer, Group Technology at BP


  • Ahmed Hashmi


    President & CEO, Digital Solutions

    Baker Hughes a GE Company

    With 30 years industry experience, Ahmed Hashmi has held technical, commercial and leadership positions in Amoco and BP’s worldwide operations in the...

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