8th SEPTEMBER 2020
6 PM KSA Time / 7 PM UAE Time 


The coronavirus pandemic has hit the world economy harder than any event since World War II, and will have a lasting impact on energy demand. However, once the global economy stabilizes there’s no indication that growth won’t return as the world still needs oil and gas to sustain development and drive prosperity in the developing world.

Oil, Gas and Petrochemical companies are seizing the opportunity presented by the Covid-19 pandemic to grasp the nettle and embrace digital technology to seek cost cuts, improve efficiency through innovation. Operating companies say working with the technology companies is accelerating faster innovation with better results, hence using advanced digital solutions will only grow in the future.

Since digital tools are imperative today, and there is an urgent need to shift the focus on investing in emerging tech to build long-term resilience. Digital Transformation Virtual Summit will bring together executives and experts to discuss how technology will help to do things in a new, improved way, and fully embracing that digital transformation will be fundamental in realigning business in the post-COVID-19 era.


8th SEPTEMBER 2020

18:00 KSA time

Rakesh R – Director, OGP Live

18:05 KSA time

Game Changing AI for Radically Better Decisions – A Maintenance Planning Use Case
Norbert Dolle – Managing Partner, White Space Energy

18:30 KSA time

Panel Discussion : Artificial Intelligence – How to deliver on the promises?
Moderator : Norbert Dolle – Managing Partner, White Space Energy

Dr. Fatmah Baothman – Board President, AI Society – Saudi Arabia
Awad El Sidiq – Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Team Leader, ADNOC
Maher Alshammari – Delivery Manager -Digital Transformation, SABIC Distribution

19:00 KSA time

Refining Use Case – The Future of Cyber Security
Michael Firstenberg – Director of Industrial Security, Waterfall Security

19:20 KSA TIME

tête-à-tête on Cyber Security implications for 5G solutions in Operational Technology
Michael Jacobs – ICS Security Architect, Saudi Aramco
Michel Anderson – Global Consulting Partner – Energy & Natural Resources, WIPRO

19:30 KSA TIME

Panel Discussion – Cyber Resilience in Energy

Moderator : Dr. Mohammad Khaled VP – Critical Infrastructure Protections and Resilience, Group 42


Bader Al Khaldi – IT Infrastructure Unit Head, Saudi Aramco

Zeyad Tariq Al-Husainan – Head of Cyber Security, MARAFIQ

Michael Firstenberg – Director of Industrial Security, Waterfall Security

Hassan Hafez – Head of IT, Total Egypt

Hani Bani Amer – Head – Cyber Security Operations, ENOC


Dr. Fatmah Baothman

Board President

AI Society – Saudi Arabia

Bader Al Khaldi

IT Infrastructure Unit Head - RT Area

Saudi Aramco

Awad El-Sidiq

Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Team Leader

ADNOC Distribution

Maher Alshammari

Delivery Manager, Digital Transformation


Zeyad Al-Husainan

Head of Cyber Security


Hassan Hafez

Head of IT

Total – Egypt

Dr. Mohammad Khaled

VP - Critical Infrastructure Protections and Resilience

Group 42

Norbert Dolle

Managing Partner

White Space Energy

Michael Firstenberg

Director of Industrial Security

Waterfall Security Solutions

Michael Jacobs

ICS Security Architect

Saudi Aramco

Michel Anderson

Global Consulting Partner - Energy & Natural Resources


Hani Bani Amer

Head - Cyber Security Operations



Chiefs, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Heads, Senior Managers, Managers, Leads, Specialists, Superintendents, Senior Engineers, Engineers, Analysts responsible for the following:

Artificial Intelligence
Digital Transformation
Information Technology
Operations Technology
Data Science
Innovation and Automation
Refineries and Plants
Inspection and Maintenance
Oilfields and Pipeline
Cyber Security


Beyond Limits is a pioneering artificial intelligence company creating advanced AI solutions for the energy industry. Our AI solutions propel enterprises to go further by using domain expert knowledge, not just data, to produce actionable intelligence. Beyond Limits proven approach combines numeric AI techniques like machine learning with knowledge-based reasoning to mitigate risk, optimize operations, and increase efficiency. Learn how AI can help increase profitability across the value chain:

Digital transformation is not about data. Data is beautiful … but it’s decisions that generate business value or leave value on the table. Current reality is that decision making in our industry is often slow, biased and incomplete. This is no longer acceptable in a world where every dollar and every second counts. White Space Energy was founded to challenge this situation. To enable businesses to make radically better decisions White Space Energy use Artificial Intelligence that is become famous for achieving super human performance in complex games. Their AI assistants provide deep insight at lightning speed, enabling much faster and better decisions while human experts remain fully in control. White Space’ custom-built solutions are supporting international energy companies to make radically better decisions in well planning, field development planning, portfolio management, maintenance and logistics. The result? Efficiency improvements up to 30%, tens of millions of dollars savings, ten times faster workflows.

Waterfall Security Solutions is the OT security company, producing a family of Unidirectional Gateway technologies and products that enable enterprise-wide visibility for operations, with disciplined control. Waterfall products represent an evolutionary alternative to firewalls. The company’s growing list of customers includes national infrastructures, power plants, nuclear plants, off and on shore oil and gas facilities, refineries, manufacturing plants, utility companies, and many more. Deployed throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Waterfall products support the widest range of leading industrial remote monitoring platforms, applications, databases and protocols in the market. For more information, visit


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