26 - 29 November, 2017
Radisson Blu Hotel, Kuwait

Conference Day One: Monday, 27 November 2017

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration, coffee and networking

8:45 am - 8:50 am IQPC welcome remarks

Aman Sethi, Conference Producer,IQPC Middle East

Aman Sethi

Conference Producer
IQPC Middle East

8:50 am - 9:00 am Opening remarks from chairman

Shifting mindsets and making digital acceptable

9:00 am - 9:30 am Keynote address: Driving digital infrastructure performance to meet key business objectives

Mr. Abdulaziz Ahmed Abdulrahman Al-Duaij, Information Technology Manager,Kuwait National Petroleum Company
  • Understanding the drivers for growing interests in digitalisation in Kuwait and the Middle East sharing proven strategies for implementing digital solutions in oil dependent economies and opportunities that lie in successful implementation
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Mr. Abdulaziz Ahmed Abdulrahman Al-Duaij

Information Technology Manager
Kuwait National Petroleum Company

  • Understanding the scope of big data in improving productivity and efficiency across the organization
  • Addressing the 4 V’s of big data and what machine generated data is and daily life examples and solutions
  • Managing the big data ecosystem to exploit and maximise the use of data in operations

Dr. Khaled Al-Zamil

Assistant Professor
Kuwait University

Dr, Abdullah Mohamed Almutawa

Associate Professor
Kuwait University

10:00 am - 10:30 am Panel discussion: Changing attitudes towards digital strategies throughout the organisation

  • Bringing a shift in the “people-centric” perspective of the industry and a change in decision maker mindset on new and innovative technology and empowering staff to bring the shift
  • Understanding the generation challenge for adopting new technology and lack of willingness of older generations than newer generations

10:30 am - 11:00 am Networking refreshments break

The vendor exhibition offers attendees an opportunity to learn about the latest products and services available to the oil and gas industry for digital transformation.

11:00 am - 11:30 am Impacting the productivity and efficiency in operations in the long run

Sameer Desai, TPL Specialist,Kuwait Oil Company
  • Developing a highly effective digital infrastructure to achieve specified returns and targets
  • Understanding how digital solutions like IoT is driving value and contributing for organisational efficiency and cost reductions
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Sameer Desai

TPL Specialist
Kuwait Oil Company


Internet of Things (IoT): Creating value across the organisation

11:30 am - 12:00 pm The emergence of Digital Transformation in the region’s oil and gas industry

Mr. Asim Hussain, Senior TPL Specialist,Kuwait Oil Company
±Understanding digital transformation and its implications in bringing a shift in operations
±Analyzing the requirements and steps for implementing successful transformation strategies in place for promised value addition

Mr. Asim Hussain

Senior TPL Specialist
Kuwait Oil Company

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Prayer and refreshment break


12:20 pm - 12:50 pm Outlining a strategy for ensuring successful execution of IoT in new and existing projects

Dr. Ali Anjawi, Senior System Analyst,Kuwait Oil Company
  • Managing the transformation across the organisation for smooth transition and implementation, from the IT to work floors
  • Developing competencies and implementing robust plans whilst planning and implementing IoT for maximising returns and achieving set targets
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Dr. Ali Anjawi

Senior System Analyst
Kuwait Oil Company

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Using big data in measuring KPIs and improve decision making

Marwan Razooq, Quality and Performance Manager, KAPSARC,Saudi Aramco Project
  • Leveraging real-time data into valuable analytics for decision making and comparisons against KPIs for optimum reservoir management and forecasting
  • Analysing and monitoring data from wells and reservoirs and how to optimise the data collection process
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Marwan Razooq

Quality and Performance Manager, KAPSARC
Saudi Aramco Project

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Networking lunch break

2:30 pm - 2:30 pm End of conference day one

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.