Thought leadership at MEE

10:30 - 12:00

Power of digital

Digital technology is transforming the energy sector (and bringing with it wide-ranging changes). The IIoT promises to digitalise much of the world’s industrial processes, including an overhaul of physical infrastructure in the utilities sector (such as power generation, transmission & distribution). This brings with it both enormous opportunities (operational & societal) and major challenges (interoperability & regulatory)

  • Facilitating and accelerating the energy transition through adoption of new technologies
  • Rebuilding energy networks to embrace digitally enabled low-carbon technologies
  • Outlining commercially viable technologies to replace desalination 
  • The challenge of integrating new technologies with legacy enterprise systems

Jon Blackburn

Partner (Utilities), PwC

Brian Williams

Energy Natural Resources Industry Advisor, SAP

Chris Blakeman

Senior Implementation Engineer, Enerlytics (Uniper)

Talal Eskandar

Senior Director (MENAT), GE Digital Grid

Amer Arafat

Technical Manager, Dubai Carbon

Ahmed Fateen

Power Systems VP – Gulf, Schneider Electric