Tony Edwards, CEO of Stepchange Global, will be speaking at the Digital Energy Leaders’ Summit – Delivering Digitalisation to the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry, a virtual forum to be held online on 19th November 2020.  Tony is also part of the Advisory Board that has convened the meeting.

DELS annual event brings together senior executives from leading oil and gas companies to discuss and share best practices on how to transform upstream operations in digital with the latest technologies.

In light of the recent global developments around the COVID-19 virus, the Digital Energy Leaders’ Summit will be a virtual event this year. DELS 2020 will offer a unique customised, networking platform, designed specifically to facilitate business development opportunities, in addition to private meeting introductions and a packed conference agenda.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought a high level of uncertainty to the oil and gas sector as well as the increasingly global focus on the need to accelerate clean energy to reduce climate change. Faced with a volatile oil price, uncertainties over demand and the emergence of renewable energy as a viable source of energy generation, the oil and gas industry is at a critical point in its lifecycle. Change is evident and needs to be embraced if companies are to survive and thrive in the new energy economy. Under-pinning this change, is the need to integrate disruptive technologies into a new organisational framework, to look at analytics tools and technologies such as IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud, 5G and Edge Computing that are now available to reduce costs, promote safety and enhance operational performance of existing assets and infrastructure.

Oil and Gas companies that are more advanced in digitising their operations have already benefited from greater built in flexibility and resiliency during the pandemic. How has COVID-19 changed work culture, tools and workflows? Did COVID-19 change attitudes towards digital transformation, including remote working?

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