Energy Digitalisation Sessions

The Digital Theatre at Middle East Energy will showcase cutting-edge content from those at the very forefront of the industry’s digital revolution. The seminar series is split into three distinct themed days. Smart Building and Office Workspace; Digital Grids and Digital Future Cities.

Attendance will provide show visitors with insights and access to key players from across the full industry value chain (including relevant Government Related Entities, Utility Providers, Developers, Investors, Manufacturers, Automation Providers, Academics, R&D specialists and Engineers).

Smart Buildings and Office Workspace

Outlining the role that smart buildings can play in the regional transition to a decarbonised energy system 

13:30 - 14:30 

Panel session: Smart Buildings in action: outlining the business case for developing and building
more digitally advanced buildings 

Philipa Grant, Head of Sustainability, AESG

Stuart Harrison, CEO, Emrill

Senior Representative, Mott Macdonald

14:45 - 15:15

Digital technology case-study: Digital twin

15:15 - 15:45

Digital technology case-study: Smart building in action

Marc Helfter, Disruptive Innovation Director, Corporate Strategy – Innovation & Business Development, Hager Group

15:45 - 16:15

Digital technology case-study: Workplace wellness

16:30 - 17:30

Panel session: Adopting digital technologies that can drive energy efficiency, optimization, and occupant health and productivity 

Ahmad El-Mani, BIM Manager, KEO




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 Assessing the technologies required to develop next-generation power networks   

12:00 - 13:00

Panel session: What next for smart grid development? Managing the challenge of multiple disruptive forces impacting the regional power networks 

Marielle Akoury, Senior Consultant, DNV GL

13:30 - 14:00

Digital technology case-study: Predictive maintenance

14:15 - 14:45

Digital technology case-study: Future-proofing power networks
LVDC MicroGrid Opportunities and Challenges - Value Engineering Perspective

Mohamed Ahmed AlEmam, Business Development Manager, AlMashariq Co 

15:50 - 16:30

Digital technology case-study: Renewable energy integration

15:00 - 16:00

Panel session: Protecting the network asset in a digital world: robust management of cyber security threats to the grid 

Rami AlDamati, Lead Solution Architect, Kaspersky

Dr. Fadi Aloul, Professor & Department Head, Computer Science & Engineering and Director, HP Institute, American University of Sharjah (AUS)

16:30 - 17:30

Panel session: Integral role of digital automation in delivering enhanced grid performance, reliability & resilience

Talal Eskandar, Senior Director (MENAT), GE Digital Grid

Chen Jun, Vice President, Sheng Ye Electric Co

Dr. Zhao Dongyuan, Energy Internet Research Institute, Tsinghua University




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DIGITAL Future Cities

Technologies supporting the digitally enabled transformation of the full lifecycle of the built environment

12:00 - 13:00

Panel session: Infrastructure Outlook 2050… trend analysis on how urban and built environment infrastructure is evolving

Dr. Sabih G Khisaf, Head of Engineering, Hyperloop TT 

Martin Tillman, Director - Strategic Planning and Advisory, AECOM

Paolo Testolini, Principal, Woods Bagot

Anvita Arora, Program Director (Transport & Infrastructure), KAPSARC

Dr. Saeed Aldhaheri, Chairman, Smartworld & Advisor, Digital Trust, PwC Middle East

13:15 - 13:45

Digital technology case-study: Machine learning / AI

13:45 - 14:15

Digital technology case-study: UAV's

14:15 - 14:45

Digital technology case-study: Data analytics

15:00 - 16:00

Panel session: Using big data and IoT analytics to make cities across the region smarter and citizens lives better 




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