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?

BHGE, 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

Binu Mathew, SVP, Global Head of Digital Products, BHGE Digital1050-1120: 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.

Malcolm Frank, Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, Cognizant

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.

Moderator: Dan Brennan, Chief Marketing Officer and head of Strategy and Operations, BHGE


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

Hans Middelthon, Managing Director, SAEV VC Europe

David Millar, Technology Accelerator Director, The OGTC


  • Ahmed Hashmi


    Global Head of Upstream Technology


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

  • Dr. Stephen Cook


    Chief Commercial Officer, Group Technology


    Dr. Stephen Cook is accountable for strategy and execution of commercial deals in technology-related business development & exploitation alongside...

  • Malcolm Frank


    Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Marketing Officer


  • Hans Middelthon


    Managing Director

    SAEV VC Europe

  • David Millar


    Technology Accelerator Director

    The OGTC

  • Dan Brennan


    Chief Marketing Officer and head of Strategy and Operations


  • Binu Mathew


    SVP, Global Head of Digital Products

    BHGE Digital

    Binu Mathew is Global Head of Product Management and Product Development for Baker Hughes Digital. He is responsible for building next generation...

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