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Andrew Tsonchev
Director of Technology
Darktrace Industrial

Andrew oversees Darktrace’s OT security offerings, providing cyber defense solutions for industrial environments. Andrew has worked extensively across all aspects of Darktrace’s technical and commercial operations, and advises Darktrace’s strategic Fortune 500 customers on advanced threat detection, machine learning and autonomous response. Andrew has a technical background in threat analysis and research, and holds a first-class degree in physics from Oxford University and a first-class degree in philosophy from King’s College London.

 
 
Hege Kverneland
Corporate VP and CTO
National Oilwell Varco

Hege received an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science in 1990 and graduated from the General Management Program (GMP) in Harvard Business School in 2009.

Hege has more than 25 years of engineering and R&D experience in the oil and gas industry.  She held the position as Corporate R&D manager in National Oilwell Varco from 2001 to 2009. She is and has served on several SPE / IADC committees, and has been serving on the ONS Innovation Award Jury since 2016.

Since 2009 she has held the position as Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in National Oilwell Varco.

 
 
Daniel Garrote
Head of Industry 4.0 Platform
Cepsa

Technology consultant specializing in Digital Transformation, IoT, Blockchain and Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing). Product evolution towards integration with new technologies. Definition and development of new digital business lines and new means of payment.

Specialist on Mobility, New Technologies, Internet of Things to integrate connected devices into business precesses and sensing space, Industrial Internet, M2M, Machine Learning, business process transformation and identification of new ones of digital business, agile methodologies and Lean Startup.

 
 
Kris Kydd
Head of Robotics
Total

Chartered Electrical Engineer with over 12 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. Previously working in Operations. Now Head of Robotics R&D across all applicable business units: Exploration & Production, Refining & Chemicals, Marketing & Servicing plus Renewables.

Extensive knowledge of the design and certification requirements of equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX/IECEx).

Manager of an international robotics competition called the ARGOS (Autonomous Robot for Gas and Oil Sites) Challenge creating a world first autonomous certified robot for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere.

Research of all robotic locomotion systems & associated applications (regardless of TRL) for use in the petrochemical industry both for human-engineered environments and unmanned automated plants.

Study of future platform design to drive autonomous robotics forward to reach full field automation and remote robotic control room ergonomics.

Member of various robotic scientific advisory boards including EuRoC (European Robotic Challenges) and European Robotics League competitions advisory board.

 
 
Gus Carroll
Chief Engineer
Centrica

Gus Carroll graduated as a chemical engineer in 1986 and after an initial career in contracting with Stone & Webster he worked in a variety of operations management and engineering roles within the speciality chemicals industry. Following a short period in management consultancy, he was appointed group head of HSE at Yule Catto, where he drove continuous improvements in HSE and operational risk across 25 manufacturing plants on three continents.

Gus has been at Centrica since 2009, initially as head of operational excellence, and he was
appointed group head of process safety in early 2014. He has an MBA from Henley Management College, is a Fellow of the IChemE, a Professional Process Safety Engineer and chairs the Energy Institute’s Safety Management Group.

 
 
Andrew Nobbay
Finance Director
Occidental Oil and Gas

Andrew currently serves as Finance Director – Performance Improvement with Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) in Houston, Texas. He joined Oxy in Doha, Qatar in 1995 and progressed through a number of financial leadership roles in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Bahrain and Houston. Prior to joining Oxy, Andrew was a senior consultant and auditor with Arthur Andersen in Kuwait and Oman.

Andrew has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Accounting from the University of Bombay (now Mumbai) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Imperial College, London. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant. He serves on the Academic Relations Committee of Financial Executives International (FEI) Houston and the Research Committee of the Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF). He has been an investor in public capital markets for over 20 years, and an angel investor since 2013.

 
 
Ray Hall
VP Sales, EMEA
Arundo

Ray joined Arundo in July 2018 with a view to spearheading significant growth in delivering Analytics software solutions to heavy industrial companies with a major focus on oil, gas, and petrochemicals.

Ray has held a number of leadership roles in technology companies focussing on the oil and gas industry. Previously, he was the Global Director for Energy at Tessella, a leading Analytics services company. Prior to this he has held senior roles in leading companies such as Aspentech, focused on the downstream oil and petrochemicals market; at Openlink the worlds leading commodity trading software company and also at Emerson Roxar, heading up sales for the subsurface modeling software business.

Ray began his career in computer engineering at Digital Equipment Co.

 
 
Rui Serapicos
Managing Partner
CIO Net

Rui Serapicos is an international consultant with vast experience in Management Consulting, IT Strategy, Business Casing with professional experiences in sectors such as Banking, Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals, Retail and Services, he has developed his career in several organizations, such as Gartner, Finagence, Knowledge People, Boyden and GE Capital.

He is currently General Director of Acumen Consulting and CIONET Portugal.

Rui Serapicos has an Executive MBA from IMD, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Business from the University of London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from MIT.

 
 
Philip Black
Product Marketing Director
Wood Group

Philip Black is the Product Marketing Director for Wood Group’s Advanced Applications group. His focus is on providing technology solutions to global industry. He is responsible for ensuring the products and service lines match what the market is demanding. He has over 15 years of diverse experience in environmental consulting, software development, and operational intelligence. In previous roles at Wood Group, helped develop the company’s ENVision environmental analytics software suite as well as implement the software internationally. He has served as an industry voice on the subjects of air quality and climate change. He has been quoted in the media, authored numerous articles, and presented to both petrochemical and power generation audiences. Mr. Black holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas.

 
 
Suyash Shrivastava
Solutions Architect
Maersk Group

Responsible for strategy, business process, and delivery management. An experienced IT consulting professional, experienced with leading corporates and premier consulting organisations such as GSK, SAP AG, Accenture & Maersk Group simplifying Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Transformation journeys. Developed industry use cases for the Blockchain application for Supply Chain industry with London Business School.

 
 
Alexander Allmendinger
Test Lab Manager
OPC Foundation

Alexander Allmendinger is the Test Lab Manager of the OPC Foundation European Certification Lab and is running the lab since it opened in 2016. In this position, he is working with a great variety of OPC products and solutions on a daily basis. Because he is also working with a wide variety of communication protocols, he has been sharing the vision of the OPC Foundation for many years now. In the early ages of OPC UA he started working with the technology when validating the first implementations of the Unified Architecture stacks. He also helped to prepare one of the first certified OPC UA clients and was maintaining it for several years. Since then he joined almost every Interoperability Workshops to ensure interoperability with other OPC UA products. This finally led to his current position in the OPC Foundation European Certification Lab and is a member of the Compliance Steering Committee.

 
 
Andrea Vallavanti
ICT Manager
OLT (Offshore LNG Toscana)

Andrea joined OLT in 2010 and is in charge of Information and Telecommunication Technologies for the first Floating Storage Regassification Unit in Italy. The project is unique in many engineering terms and involved Andrea in the developing of a Radio System from FSRU Toscana to ashore. He is in charge of development in conjunction with the Management Team the ICT strategy growth and strategy implementation process.

Before this  Andrea was Project manager in Eon Italia where developed a new Scada network for data transmission and remote control of power generation unit (hydroelectric, wind, thermoelectric) over 70 sites.

His role at Endesa Italia as IT Project manager, saw him develop and support a dedicated brand new telecommunication system (voice and data) between every power generation site. He was part also of Elettrogen and took care of the OCV systems (power data and voice line telecommunication system) at that time connecting many generation units and offices.

 
 
Imad Aldhfiri
Cyber Security Risk Specialist
Saudi Aracmo

Imad Aldhfiri is the supervisor for the Risk Monitoring function under Saudi Aramco Information Security Risk Management division. Imad has more than 6 years of industry experience in cybersecurity and enterprise risk management. Imad has a master’s degree in computer science with various professional certifications in the field of IT and cyber security including ISACA CRISC and GIAC Certified Systems & Network Auditor.

 
 
Pasquale Di Gennaro
IT and Data Protection Officer
Italian Data Protection Authority

Pasquale Di Gennaro is since 2009 a senior officer at the “Information technologies and cybersecurity department” of the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali). He works on affairs regarding EU data protection regulation enforcement, blockchain technologies for privacy enhancements, cloud computing, biometrics, digital identity and Internet of Things security.

He also writes articles regarding computer security and personal data protection and holds courses on those subjects. He previously was a researcher in the field of computer networks and is the author of various research papers.

He achieved a Master Degree with honors in Computer Networks Engineering and a Specializing Degree in Computer Science.

 
 
Gilles Villautreix
B2B Digital Department Manager
Total Marketing and Services
As a computer engineer, he started his career at Michelin in the industry before moving quickly to an IT management role, in charge of digital development. After 8 years, he joined a few pure players such as Yahoo and Amazon for marketing and e-commerce director positions in Europe and in the US.
He then joined the retail industry as digital strategy director for PPR in China and for Delhaize in Northern Europe. Eventually, he integrated the Total group 4 years ago to take care of all the digital activities for the B2B business lines across our 150 countries.
 
 
Alexandre Bidault
Data and IoT Product Manager
Total Marketing and Services

Bio coming soon…

 
 
Khairil Azwan Khabri
Head of Reliability Management, Maintenance Excellence, OE, COE
Petronas

Khairil Azwan Khabri has over 10 years’ experience working for PETRONAS Carigali. He has experience dealing with reliability and maintenance best practices. He is currently focusing on Integrated Condition Base Management Integrated Operation System (ICBMS), PROTEAN (PETRONAS Rotating Equipment Analytics), and as a technical specialist in managing total Malaysia Unplanned Shutdown under Malaysia Petroleum Management. Khabri has vast experience in major Rotating equipment at offshore and onshore i.e. Gas Turbine, Compressor, Pump and etc. He presently works as Head Reliability Manager.

 
 
Csaba Fehér
Head of Maintenance and Technology
Mol

Csaba Feher with 25 years experience in maintenance, is the head of the maintenance and technology of logistics of MOL Plc. His responsibilities are to ensure maximized plant availability through efficient maintenance management with optimal cost level. Previously, He worked as Group Maintenance senior expert at MOL Group with the responsibility of unifying the maintenance area of group flagships: for example, routine maintenance/turnarounds based on reliability / predictive strategies, CMMS and external systems utilization.

Prior to joining MOL Group, Csaba worked as Maintenance central expert, instrumental engineer, project manager, CMMS consultant at several companies, including MOL Oil refineries, Slovnaft, INA, Eon, Oil service company. Csaba Feher received a degree in Technical Management from Denis Gabor High School from (1999 to 2002) and as Project manager from IPMA in 2015

 
 
David Hartell
Senior Development Manager
Premier Oil

David Hartell has extensive onshore and offshore oil and gas developments experience including facilities engineering, construction, installation, project management, and production operations. His developments experience ranged from onshore remote locations to offshore deepwater locations. He has been responsible for managing subsurface asset, drilling, and completion, and production operations teams. He has developed Integrated Intelligent Operations (IIO) strategies for remote production facilities in Northwest Australia and the South Atlantic.  He has prepared Reliability, Operability, and Maintainability focused strategies for remote monitoring and diagnostics, data analytics, and integrated production management systems across subsurface assets, subsea facilities, and surface facilities.

 
 
Elisabetta Purlalli
Head of Change Management, Digital Business Unit
Eni

Bio coming soon…

 
 
Allan Cockriel
Group CIO
Petrofac

Chief Information Officer for Petrofac, which is a leading global oilfield service company and member of the FTSE 250 Index. Petrofac is comprised of three divisions focused on EPC projects (E&C), global services (EPS) and integrated service delivery of brownfield assets (IES). This leadership remit includes global IT service delivery, productivity programs, operational analytics, and Digital Transformation across 29+ counties, facilitating $7+ billion in revenue, and serving over 15,000+ staff.

Prior to joining Petrofac, he spent 15 years with General Electric where he had a diverse career in international executive IT leadership, global restructuring/business transformation, senior operations management, global audit & controllership, growing businesses/JVs in emerging markets, and IT finance across several multi-billion dollar businesses. His most recent roles at GE included Global Executive CIO remits in Power and Oil and Gas EPC, and helping to drive the digital industrial transformation.

 
 
Vitaly Elichev
Senior Production Technologist, Global Technology and Innovation
Wintershall Holding GmbH

Vitaly works for Global Technology and Innovation Department of German leading Oil & Gas Operator Wintershall Holding GmbH. He leads development and implementation of digital technologies for production optimization, enabled by digital solution and data science. The main focus of his activities is to implement faster and more rational decision making in uncertain conditions and shift typical asset management approach from reactive to proactive style.

He has almost 20 years of experience working as reservoir and production engineer in oil & gas and the last fifteen years he has been involved in different digitalization projects for various Oil & Gas operators. He has experience not only within technology development projects but as well within the projects related to the transformation of business processes induced by a higher level of digitalization.

Vitaly holds an Engineering degree in Applied Mathematics and Informatics from Ufa State Aviation Technical University and additional training as Petroleum Engineer and Project Manager.

 
 
Károly Ott
Data Innovation Leader
MOL Group

Károly Ott got his degrees at ELTE and the Public Gas. Initially, he was planning and developing a corporate governance system. From 2000 onwards, he spent 15 years planning and building data warehouses for public administration organizations, banks, and industrial companies. At present, at MOL GROUP he is responsible for deploying and deploying Big Data Technologies in the Group’s companies and as a member of the Innovation Team to explore other IT technologies and their application areas.

 
 
Tibor Komróczki
Head of Process Information and Automation
MOL Group

Tibor Komróczki has been working at MOL since 1987. He started his career at the FCC unit and has moved through different roles over time. In 2001 he joined the Process Information team as an application developer.

Since 2009 he has lead the Process Information team and in 2013 he was appointed the leader of the Integrated Information and Automation team in MOL’s Technology and Development department. Komroczki has a Bachelors in Electrical Engineer and a Masters in Computer Sciences. Komroczki has led many automation and information projects at MOL refinery and rolled out these systems to other refineries and petrochemical sites. Komroczki team has created many successful projects in the Refinery and operates valuable systems.

 
 
Alexander Klebanov
Data Scientist
Chesapeake Energy

Alexander is a data scientist at Chesapeake Energy with focus on applying AI, machine learning, predictive multi-variate modeling, big data and advanced analytics to solving complex business problems. Prior to his 5 years in Energy industry, he has worked in Logistics and Transportation as a BI professional, and software developer for 13 years. Family, travel, soccer and fine cuisine are his true passions

 
 
Einar Landre
Leading Analyst IT
Equinor

Einar Landre has more than 30 years of software experience. Currently holding the position as Lead analyst, COO CIT Emerging Technologies Group, where he actively support Statoil’s digitalization initiatives. Before moving to CIT Mr. Landre led Statoil IT D&W services for five years and held different leading professional positions in Statoil IT. Before joining Statoil Mr. Landre has worked for various IT organizations as a software developer, architect, and leader.

His has a special interest in computer-controlled systems and artificial intelligence and how these systems can be used to improve operational efficiency and safety. He is an active member of various professional communities, author of papers and renowned conference speaker.

 
 
Martin Ruane
Programme Director, Robotic Process Automation Lead
ENGIE

Martin has worked for ENGIE for 4 years in the role of Programme Director, leading on RPA.  Having pioneered the introduction of RPA within ENGIE, a global Energy and FM company, he has a breadth of experience in the field.  Under Martin’s leadership, ENGIE has won two UK national awards for it’s RPA programme.  A thought leader in the industry, Martin author’s articles and is an international conference speaker.  Martin is passionate about automation and is always keen to share his experience with others

 
 
Mark Carrier
Market Development Director
RTI

Mark brings over 12 years’ of upstream and downstream Oil and Gas experience and a passion for building and designing federated distributed systems to his role as Market Development Director at RTI. Prior to joining RTI, he was the Chief System Architect and Technical Manager for National Oilwell Varco and the System Architect of the Energy Drilling Automation Platform for Ensign. Mark was also a key contributor to ION Geophysical’s 80,000 channel count seismic recorder which, at the time was the largest recorder built. Mark graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Computer Science.

 
 
Akachidike Kanu
Technical Advisor - Facilities, Projects & Production Engineering
Repsol

Bio coming soon…

 
 
Juan Manuel Tome
Digital Optimisation Leader
Cepsa

Bio coming soon…

 
 

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