Technology, Innovation & Decarbonisation in the Energy Sectors

 * Subject to change

Tuesday 17 October 2023
All timings in CET

08:15 Introduction
Adam Soroka, Managing Director, Cavendish Group International
08:20 ETCA Opening Remarks
08:35 Opening Remarks Keynote

Panel 1: Open Innovation as an Enabler for Energy Transition – Sustainably Scaling the Ecosystem across the Value Chain

  • Carbon Tracking, Transparency and Verification – A focus on Value Chain Optimisation and ESG Reporting
  • Implementing a systemised and democratised way of working – How to start small, think fast and scale quickly
  • Understanding role of an Open Twin Platform – Capturing emission sources and unlocking opportunities
  • Integrating an effective governance policy - Should platforms be agnostic to the application layer.
  • Achieving Interoperability at Pace - Developing Robust, Reliable and Secure Pilots focussing on digital guidelines and procedures

Taoufik Ait-Ettajer, Subsurface Manager, Technology, E&P, Repsol
Ingrid Sternhoff, DataOps Manager, Governance & Transformation, Aker BP
Shanjoy Malkani, Global Product Owner, Digital Twin, Shell
Abdullah Al Halafi, Network and Systems Lead, Digital Twin, Saudi Aramco
Moderator: Adriana Begeer, Managing Director, Energy & Sustainability, Accenture

09:45 “Fireside Chat”- with Shane McArdle, CEO, Kongsberg Digital

Panel 2: The Industrial Metaverse – How Does the Digital Twin and Metaverse Interconnect whilst promoting Value creation and Innovation?

  • Managing the integration of VR, AR and IIoT– How do we transform digital from a technology to an ecosystem
  • Open Asset Digital Twins and the Industrial Metaverse – Creating an open data platform with industrial IoT
  • Creating a Responsible Metaverse – Opening up Digital Twin datasets and restricting the open platform
  • Upskilling through the Metaverse – How mixed reality enhances safety amongst the workforce

Deeparani Rengarajan Banumathi, XR & Metaverse Manager, Shell
Rob Kennedy, Global Head of Digital Twin, Full Asset Lifecycle, Wood
Mark Enzer, Vice Chair, Digital Twin Hub
Dan Isaacs, CTO, Digital Twin Consortium
Sara Amar, VP, Digital & Technology, Aker Solutions

11:20 PRESENTATION: “Digital Twins on AWS: Unlocking Business Value – A connected Worker Case Study”
Ashish Naik, Senior Specialist, Autonomous Compute, Predictive Modelling & Simulation, AWS

Panel 3: Understanding the Pathways to Decarbonisation through a Digital Twin – The Significance of a data driven eco system to facilitate a Net Zero Future

  • The Impact of Digitalisation on Planning and Energy Delivery – Managing the integration of data Interoperability, Digital Settlement and Blockchain
  • Establishing a Common Platform for Transformation – Utilising Legacy data to Drive Energy Transition
  • Improving Asset Efficiency and Reducing Energy Consumption – How to Implement Data Insights through the Design and Engineering Phase
  • Understanding the Future of Carbon Capture and Carbon Tax – Measuring the impact of policy and regulation whilst acknowledging the emerging role of technology
  • How can digitalisation and innovation improve energy efficiency through CCUS - Enabling Appropriate Action Through Real Time Data Modelling

Zeeshan Rasheed, Procurement Director, Global Engineering, Brownfields Projects & New Energy Start-Up, bp
Kjell Eriksson, VP, Digital Partnering, DNV
Subrata Bhowmik, PhD, Principal Engineer, Global Innovation, McDermott International
Sadik Noman, IT Program Manager, Mid Africa IT Leadership Team, Chevron
Moderator: Dr.Mike Roshchin, CTO, Data Practice for Energy, EPAM

Mike Aylott, Chief Technology Officer, KBC

Peik Lean Yap, Global Head of Digital Strategy, Petronas


“ETCA Round Table” – Open Collaboration, Enabling Technologies and Renewable Energies

  • The Role of Technology and ESG – An Insight into Real Time Data, AI and the Connected worker
  • Monitoring Scope 1,2 and 3 Emissions – Understanding the Impact through the entire value chain
  • The Impact of Digitalisation on Planning and Energy Delivery – Managing the integration of data Interoperability, Digital Settlement and Blockchain
  • Developing New and Innovative Green Value Chains – Combining Renewable Energy with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
14:40 Panel 4: Assessing the Relationship Between Operators and Vendors – An Insight into Roles, Data Ownership and Understanding the Pathways to Collaboration

  • Collaboration and data sharing – How has the digital twin facilitated internal and external communications
  • Assessing Predictive, Dynamic, Product Twins and Performance Twins – Comparing static visualisation with dynamic modelling for asset performance management
  • The Roadmap to Digital Maturity – Understanding data dimensionality and contextualisation. • How to successfully leverage the ecosystem – Overcoming Data Siloes and misaligned processes.
  • Achieving realistic expansion and scope – Examining the long-term adoption and the sustainability of a Digital Twin

Alan Bibb, Global IT Business Partner Manager, Assets, IT, Neptune Energy
Menno Van Vechgel, IDTM Information, Data & Analytics, Shell
Mike Aylott, Chief Technology Officer, KBC
Youssef El-Sherif, Data Management Lead, Wintershall Dea
Moderator: Ragnar Alstad, Senior Enterprise Architect, Aker BP

15:30 PRESENTATION: Increased ROI – 10 Lessons Learned from Assurance of Digital Twins
Kjell Eriksson, VP, Digital Partnering, DNV
16:15 PRESENTATION: Seeq Thought Leadership Presentation
Brian Parsonnet, Founder, Seeq

Panel 5: Digital Twin and Generative AI – Measuring the Impact on Operational Efficiency and Productivity

  • AI Integration and Maintaining Digital Twin Integrity – The Case for AI and Improved Efficiency and optimisation
  • Integrating Asset Management with AI based Predictive Maintenance - The challenges and opportunities for Scaling up
  • Explainable AI – How to build trust in Predictive Maintenance through machine connectivity
  • Adopting Hybrid Modelling Capabilities – Assessing the benefits of natural language processing
  • Augmentation of Humans – Understanding the current limits of AI integration and aligning people and processes

Imre Szucs, Head of Group Enterprise & Analytics, MOL
Yi Shin Ng, Head, Data Planning & Performance, Data Strategy, Petronas
Steve Higgon, CEO & Co-Founder, TAAP
Ryan Herman, Managing Director, Europe, Gecko Robotics
Moderator: Hannah Frederiks, Government Affairs Analyst, bp

17:15 -PRESENTATION: Fast Track to Value Without the Data Overwhelm
Murray Callander, CEO, Eigen

Panel 6: How to Encourage User Adoption and Acceptance – Lessons Learned and Managing Cultural Shifts

  • Maintaining the appropriate processes for Digital Twin Deployment - Encouraging collaboration and exchange of ideas
  • How to Align strategies for Data Infrastructure – Championing Change management whilst building scalable platform
  • Enhancing human decision making – understanding the predictive role of the intelligent digital twin whilst facilitating user collaboration
  • Managing Individual and Organisational Change simultaneously – Ensuring interoperability of varied solutions • Successfully securing buy in from end users – Navigating the steps from strategy to execution and moving away from a “command and control” organisation

Hilde Fagerli Pihl, SVP, Functional Centre of Excellence, Equinor
Nina Brattetaule, Director, IT & Digitalisation, Archer
Dominique Pageault, Head of Quantum Digital Twin Program, TotalEnergies
Shane McArdle, CEO, Kongsberg Digital
Arnout Roos, Digital Surveillance & Intelligence Manager, SBM Ofshore

18:20 Closing remarks and Drinks Reception