Future Downstream

London | 1-2 October 2019

Future Oil & Gas

Aberdeen | 9-10 June 2020

Technology Innovation Showcase Agenda

Introducing curated, dynamic presentations from technology experts in the Amphitheatre, starting after the 11am refreshment break on day one.

 * Subject to change

Day One: Tuesday 11 June 2019

11:00 Refreshments & facilitated networking
11:30 TechX
Introduced by:
Stuart MacKinven, Technology Accelerator Programme Manager, The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC)
Rotimi Alabi, Founder & Managing Director, RAB-Microfluidics
Ross McLeod, CEO, Intebloc
James Wilkinson, Founder & CEO, Envio
Ivan Starostin, Founder and CEO, Tenzor Geo
13:50 Using AI for Real-Time Threat Detection across OT & IT

  • How to use artificial intelligence to detect emerging threats and latent vulnerabilities
  • Achieving 100% visibility across OT, IT and Industrial IoT
  • Real-world case studies of stealthy cyber-threats identified early by the Industrial Immune System – before a crisis occurred

Rebecca Munro, ICS Cyber Security Manager, Darktrace Industrial

14:00 Moving to a more predictive mindset

  • Successfully combining AI and predictive technologies with ‘human’ domain expertise
  • Using operational data to improve business certainty
  • Case studies that highlight the value delivered with UKCS operating companies

Chris Ayres, COO, OPEX Group

14:10 Dynamic digital twin throughout and assets lifecycle

  • Improving organisation and improving costs through digital twin
  • Collaboration is the key – a look at production efficiency and energy management

Lars Meloe, Regional Director, Kongsberg Digital

14:20 VR is establishing itself as a key training tool for the oil and gas industry, now the focus is on demonstrating ROI through analytics and scalability

  • Learning how Virtual Reality is being utilised in the Oil and Gas sector for training and assessment purposes
  • Understanding the challenges and considerations when rolling out VR programmes across large enterprises
  • Demonstrating RIO from VR Technology

James Watson, Chief Marketing Officer, Immerse


Fuelling communication and collaboration for your mission critical environments

  • Learn how next generation audio visual and technology solutions can help you achieve greater outcomes for your business operations
  • Hear the findings from our latest peer survey - and what it takes to create an exceptional Mission Critical Command Centre

Paul Gallacher, Experiential Technology Consultant, Electrosonic Ltd

14:55 Refreshments & Networking – sponsored by MODEC International, Inc
15:25 Strathclyde University’s Advanced Forming Research Centre
Introduced by:
Paul Cantwell, Oil and Gas Knowledge Exchange Fellow, Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of Strathclyde
Bill Cooper, Luminous Technologies Ltd
Hannah Rudman, Strategic Transformation Director, Wallet.Services
Daniel McMahon, Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of Strathclyde

Unique data, invaluable insight: monitoring fugitive methane leaks at oil and gas facilities from space

  • Using satellites and proprietary analytics to help oil and gas companies address their methane emissions
  • Information products are timely, actionable, affordable

Jean-Francois Gauthier, Director, Business Development, GHGSat

16:40 Microsoft reimagines IoT to create a one-of-a-kind secure, trustworthy end-to-end platform for your IoT experiences with Microsoft Azure and Azure Sphere

  • Connected devices and systems, Internet of Things (IoT), expand business opportunities for Oil & Gas companies at every level
  • Sensor and edge intelligence enable smart operations, boost safety and environmental adherence, reduce risk, downtime and costs

Ruptesh Pattanayak, Director Industry Solutions, Microsoft

16:50 The Internet of things and all that it brings

  • With 46 billion connected devices predicted by 2020, where can the Oil & Gas industry benefit?
  • What does this emerging market mean for your cyber teams and what skills will be needed?

Taj Onigbanjo, Strategic Accounts Manager, BlackBerry UK

17:00 Creating Intelligent Sites

  • A complete IoT platform for hazardous areas
  • ATEX certified wireless monitoring up to +10 km in distance (oil wells, tanks, heat exchangers, valves and generators for example)

Mona Miihkinen, Sales Engineer, Creowave Oy


Rapid Innovation in AI

  • How and why to deliver rapid innovation in AI
  • Ideate / Create / Scale; your journey towards a 'Cognitive Enterprise'

Jonathan Rodgers, BP Global Client Executive, IBM

17:20 Investing in the Digital future

  • How the oil and gas industry is entering a new era of disruption
  • Which Technology is transforming the world’s oilfields into smart and digital environments
  • A look at how we invest in making this future happen

Tomas Hvamb, Investment Director, EV Private Equity, Aberdeen UK

  Drinks Reception sponsored by RigNet
Introduction by Adam Soroka, Managing Director, Cavendish Group
Keynote by Brendan Sullivan, CTO / CIO, RigNet