ICT is crucial to the ongoing transformation of the Oil and Gas industry; having long transcended the role of backroom support, IT leaders now have wide-ranging responsibilities and are increasingly central to the performance of their organisation. With oil prices reaching record lows and margins becoming squeezed, the need to utilise ICT resources as a driver of innovation and improvement has never been clearer.
The ICT Leaders conference will bring together IT Managers from across the industry to discuss how ICT can be used to help deliver cost reduction, efficiency savings and competitive advantage. The event will consider some of the transformative technologies which are revolutionising operational processes, from big data analytics to unified communications. The programme will also explore the role of IT within the wider organisational context, looking at business transformation, investment models and technology strategies.
The conference will offer a unique platform for knowledge exchange and discussion, providing an opportunity for delegates to share their views and discuss common challenges with their peers in an open forum. While each organisation has their own goals and priorities, many of the IT challenges will be the same. This event aims to harness the vast collective expertise from across the country and explore how we can create a more prosperous, secure and competitive UK oil region.
- Anders From – Subsea 7
- Dr Cedric Levy-Bencheton – ENISA
- Steve Harrison – Scottish Enterprise
- Prof. John McCall – Smart Data Technologies Centre
- Dr Vidar Hepsoe – Statoil
- Eilidh Clarkson – Baker Hughes
- Martin Ogden – Expro
- Tim Harwood – HS & T Consultants
- Mark Stephen – BBC Scotland
- Angus Murray – TAQA
- John Mullin – Subsea 7
- Matt Grist – Swire Oilfield Services
- Richard Higgs – brightsolid
- Chris Davis – Open Group IT4IT Forum
This conference is free to attend Oil & Gas Sector employees, to register visit: http://www.oilgasict.com. Please note that spaces are now limited so do sign up ASAP.