Technology, Innovation & Decarbonisation in the Energy Sectors

 * Subject to change

Tuesday 27 June 2023
All timings in GMT


Welcoming Speech
Adam Soroka, Managing Director, Cavendish Group International
09:00 Opening Keynote
09:15 Panel 1: Is the Upstream Sector Fully Embracing Digital – Managing Disruption, Technology Transition, and the Agile Workforce

  • Managing the Digital Culture Transition – Applying a systemised and Democratised way of working
  • Democratise your Data – Integrating an effective governance policy and Sustaining Data integrity
  • Breaking down the Siloes Figuratively and Metaphorically – How a cross collaborative Environment is the key to success
  • People, Process and Technology implementing Employee Recognition – Reskilling and reshaping the current workforce
  • How to Develop a Digital Transformation Charter – Why people matter?
  • How Digital Transformation improves Productivity and Safety – Establishing data driven foundations and measuring value
10:20 Thought Leadership Presentation
11:05 Panel 2: Cyber Security – Does Greater Technology Deployment make us more Vulnerable?

  • Prioritising Awareness and Education – Processes, Technology and managing legacy systems
  • Formulating an Incident Response Plan – Managing risks effectively across the entire supply Chain
  • The Protection of Legacy Systems and Critical Infrastructure – Assessing cyber vulnerability and understanding ethical hacking
  • Managing IT-OT Convergence – Managing Increased workloads and greater operational risk
  • Implementing next Generation Cybersecurity Strategies – An insight into a shared responsibility model
  • What does the Future of Cyber Security Hold – Anticipating the threats derived from Evolution of Technology
12:05 Thought Leadership Presentation
12:25 Panel 3: The Real Perception of a Digital Twin – Understanding the full potential for the Upstream sector from an Operator Perspective

  • Moving with digitalisation – How does a Digital Twin affect the Culture of a company
  • Decreasing the vulnerability of a company’s operational and technology department - How can a Digital twin protect legacy assets?
  • Managing Expectations - What are the Addressable Challenges a Digital Twin can help to Rectify
  • Offsetting Carbon Emissions – How Modelling real time data from physical assets improve your Carbon footprint
  • Enabling Sustainable Growth and Optimising Production – The process of developing a dynamic Twin
  • The Ownership of Data – How the roles should be governed between technology vendor and operator
13:45 Panel 4: Understanding the True Value of Edge Computing – Redefining management structures through Greater Maturity in Digitisation

  • Predictive Maintenance and Monitoring – An insight into Edge Machine Learning
  • The Challenges of Edge Computing – A focus on Accessibility, Cost and Scalability
  • The Significance of Machine Learning, IoT and Advanced Analytics – Contextualising data, clarifying data ownership and effectively managing data volume
  • Latency and the Edge – what are the challenges and opportunities in a remote world?
  • Creating a Digital Ready from the core to the edge – Overcoming change management challenges
  • Creating a Cyber Resilient Framework – Developing a vulnerability management plan whilst integrating hybrid networks
  • Edge and the Cloud – How to selectively utilise both
14:50 Thought Leadership Presentation
15:05 Panel 5: Assessing Blockchain Deployment in Oil and Gas – Embracing and Developing Compliant Data Models

  • Enabling Data aggregation and classification – An insight into operational models to improve Business efficiency using data management and integration
  • Supply Chain Management – How Blockchain and IoT can modernise the current business model
  • How Blockchain Interacts with ESG – Accelerating energy transition
  • Convergence, Blockchain and Oil and Gas Implementation – How to successfully integrate with legacy systems
  • The Challenges with Data – Measuring the reliability of the cloud and the integration of IoT
  • Automation and Transparency – How Blockchain at scale facilitates the Oil and Gas supply chain
16:15 Thought Leadership Presentation
16:35 Panel 6: Machine Learning and AI – Measuring the Impact on Operational Efficiency

  • How Machine Learning encourages organisational scalability – A focus on Supervised, Unsupervised and Reinforcement Learning
  • How Machine Learning Facilitates Automation – How can data quality be fully guaranteed?
  • Predictive and Prescriptive Maintenance – Improving Machine Connectivity through AI
  • Real Time Data – Establishing an effective Event Driven Architecture
  • AI Integration with Machine Learning – Safeguarding industry knowledge and how to effectively standardise data management
  • Integrating Asset Management with AI based Predictive Maintenance - The challenges and opportunities for Scaling up
17:35 Closing Remarks


Wednesday 28 June 2023


Opening remarks
Adam Soroka, Managing Director, Cavendish Group International
09:20 Panel 7: The Sustainability Roadmap – Understanding the Progress of Carbon Capture and Storage

  • Assessing the Sustainable future for Upstream Oil and Gas – How to plan for environmental sustainability
  • Formulating a Low Carbon Business Model – Comparing carbon removal with emission reduction
  • The Significance of Stability and Investment Framework - Understanding current policies and regulations still under development
  • How does Digitalisation resonate with CCUS – Pairing Innovation with Climate Change
  • Embracing New Energy Models – What are the key challenges that lie ahead?
  • Comparing CCUS, DAC and BECCS – Which Technology will prevail?
10:20 Thought Leadership Presentation
10:55 Panel 8: Offshore Wind Technology and Oil and Gas – Redefining Collaboration and Future Partnerships

  • Achieving Carbon Neutrality whilst dealing with Escalating demand and Renewable Intermittency
  • How Innovation Facilitates Convergence – The emergence of floating Wind as a power source to Oil and Gas
  • The Impact of Regulation and Cross Sector Challenges – How to leverage synergies across the supply chain
  • Scaling Offshore Wind Technology – How future alliances with operators will be set up versus organic growth
  • Understanding Transferrable Skills – Product focus on jackets and substations
  • Investing in Economic Development – Understanding the social impact of wind power deployment
11:55 Thought Leadership Presentation
12:35 Panel 9: Establishing Stability and Functioning for the Hydrogen Ecosystem – Creating a Decarbonised Economy at Scale

  • Understanding the Value and Colour of the Rainbows – Assessing the Scalability of Blue, Green, Pink and Grey
  • Technology Integration and the Customer – Understanding service models to enhance customer experiences
  • Overcoming the Challenges of Volumetric Density – Exploring Innovation for large scale hydrogen
  • Blue Hydrogen and CCUS – Evaluating production pathways and affordability
  • Investigating Best Practices and Commercialisation for Clean Hydrogen – Understanding the role of government policy and regulatory frameworks
  • The Financial Roadmap for Hydrogen – Unlocking Capital for successful economies of scale
13:35 Closing Remarks