Speakers

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Prashant Soni

Technology strategist – Concept development and Technology

Aker BP

Prashant Soni has over 15 years of experience in Oil and Gas sector covering both technical and commercial aspect among other business strategy development and key customer management. He has a Master of Technology degree in ‘Offshore Technology’ along with a PhD in ‘Hydrodynamics of Slender structures’. He has held several management positions in the past and at present contributing to the technology agenda of the company. Thereby assisting in accelerating innovation efforts at Aker BP.

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Julian Speck

Digital Solutions Director

KBR

Julian Speck is an industrial digital solutions enablement director with over 30 years of experience leading multi-disciplinary teams to support operational excellence initiatives across oil and gas, chemicals, maritime, and energy. In his current role at KBR, he leads these initiatives for owner operators including novel artificial intelligence approaches to solve operational business challenges. Previously, Julian held leadership positions at KBC Yokogawa, DNV Digital, and Lloyd’s Register amongst others, while he started his career as an engineer for Chevron in Cape Town. He has concentrated on leveraging data and analytics to optimize plant operations and processes while aligning with energy transition goals, gaining experience in change management, organizational leadership, digital ecosystem development, stakeholder engagement, supply chain optimization, and more.

Nick Anstee

Snr. Director Digital Solutions, Global Sustainable Technology Solutions

KBR

Nick Anstee is a specialist in predictive maintenance and optimizing asset performance with over 25 years of experience. He currently serves as Head of Digital Solutions at KBR, focusing on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and digital solutions for the oil and gas industry. Previously, he held senior roles in field enablement and strategic positioning at Baker Hughes and GE. Anstee helped drive the adoption of reliability-centered maintenance and risk-based techniques in oil and gas starting in the 1990s. He now works on applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve data management, reduce unplanned downtime, conserve energy, and decrease emissions across the asset life cycle.

Jamie Laguna

Global Business Solution and Incubation Manager for Oil & Gas and Mining

Nokia

Jaime Laguna is the Global Business Solution and Incubation Manager for Oil & Gas and Mining. He has been working for Nokia for almost 20 years, most of them as a subject matter expert in the Energy Segment.

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When he’s not at work, Jaime loves to be in the outdoors with his family, because nature is a wonderful place to have fun and to learn about simple but very important things.

Sibel Işık

Senior Digital Transformation Specialist

Socar

Sibel has a degree in Industrial Engineering, MSc. and since 2022 has been working in Socar Türkiye as a senior digital transformation specialist. She has held positions before such as SAP Master Data Expert, Supply Chain MRP Controller, RPA Development Team Lead. Sibel is responsible for supervising digital project team as a product owner, developing the overall digital transformation strategy and roadmaps for the full lifecycle of technical implementation and new technology initiatives using the company’s exclusive methodology and tools, including technical implementations, digitization, and emerging technologies. Also, some of her responsibilities are understanding solutions that will take these criteria into account by converting business needs into the corresponding technical requirements and recognizing the full scope of the client’s technical environment and use of analytics and models to a business problem in Socar Türkiye.

Johan Krebbers

Chief Technology Officer

Acuvate

With over three decades of experience, Johan Krebbers is a veteran in leading technological innovation within the energy sector. His expertise in strategic development and deployment of digital technologies focuses on sustainable and efficient data solutions. Johan is recognized for his visionary approach to comprehensive data strategies and his impactful contributions to digital innovation and partnerships. At Acuvate, he pioneers technology strategies that align with business objectives, ensuring the delivery of cost-effective solutions that bolster customer value.

Mehran Isgandarli

Digital Transformation Senior Specialist

Socar

Mehran is involved in digital transformation initiatives at SOCAR, particularly in the oil, gas, and petrochemical sectors. With a background in chemical engineering and roles in operations, scheduling, and Planning. He brings practical insight to the implementation of digital solutions. Focused on digital ideation and implementation, Mehran’s work is centered on enhancing operational efficiency and leveraging technology to meet industry challenges. His efforts contribute to SOCAR’s commitment to innovation and advancement in the dynamic energy sector.

Kemal Burçak Kaplan

Data Science & Analytics Group Manager

Socar

Kemal Burçak, as the Data Science Group Manager at Socar Türkiye, leads the development of machine learning and optimization projects in the company’s digital transformation journey. With a professional backroung exceeding 10 years, he has experience in applying analytics across diverse sectors, ranging from financial markets and e-commerce to his recent focus on refinery and petrochemical operations. He holds master’s degree from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Diederick Badon Ghijben

Industry Principal, Oil & Gas, Chemicals

Celonis

Diederick holds the role of Industry Principal for Oil & Gas at Celonis, in this role he leads the development of industry specific solutions for the Oil, Gas and Chemicals sector.
Before joining Celonis, Diederick gained over two decades of experience in the Oil, Gas, and Chemicals industry, working across diverse functions including Finance, Distribution, Procurement, and Change Management at Shell and Vopak.

Niccolo Le Brun

Head of Digital

Hexxcell

Bio coming soon…

Morgan Bowling

Head of Industry

Seeq

Morgan Bowling, Director of Industry at Seeq, brings a decade of experience working in the energy industry to solving complex challenges with time series data. Armed with a BS in Chemical Engineering, Morgan’s journey has been defined by an innate ability to translate industry trends into tangible value for Seeq’s customers. As leader of Seeq’s industry team, Morgan helps set the strategic direction for Seeq’s GTM across industry verticals and helps feedback market needs into the product roadmap.


As a STEM supporter and DEI advocate, Morgan champions a future where inclusivity propels innovation in both tech and manufacturing. Her investment in driving positive change, coupled with her deep understanding of the intersection between manufacturing, technology, and human connection, have made Morgan a leading voice in the manufacturing digital transformation space.

Alejandro Huerta

Well construction Operational Excellence & Digitalization

Wintershall

With over 12 years of experience in the exploration and production sector, Alejandro is a Drilling Engineer who leverages Artificial Intelligence and data analytics to optimize Well Construction operations. Alejandro works for Wintershall Dea, developing and implementing innovative digital solutions that harness the knowledge captured during operations and empower data-driven decision-making.

 

Alejandro holds a strong technical background in drilling and completions, with experience in wellsite supervision, project execution, and cost-effective drilling and completion design. He has a proven record of supporting global business units and is passionate about advancing drilling technologies and solving complex challenges collaboratively.

Luciano Felipe de Carvalho Rodrigues

Innovation General Manager

Petrobras

Bio coming soon…

Stephen Boccioli

VP Oil & Gas Industry Solutions

Cognite

Stephen Boccioli is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the oil and gas industry. Currently serving as VP of Oil and Gas Solutions at Cognite since September 2021, Stephen previously held the role of Technical Director at SCDM ENERGY Ltd and Exploration Manager at Bayerngas Norge AS. With a career spanning roles at renowned companies such as DONG Energy, Shell Oil Company, BG Group, and Schlumberger, Stephen has excelled in technical and management positions. He brings expertise in exploration, development, reservoir management, and G&G coordination. Stephen holds an MBA from IE Business School, earned in 2011.

Diogo Lino Passos Machado

Head Of IoT

Petrobras

Diogo has a degree in Telecommunications Engineering and a master’s degree in communication networks, both from Fluminense Federal University, at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He works at Petrobras for 17 years, having led the development and implementation of several IT and Telecommunications projects for Upstream and Downstream areas, in Brazil and abroad. Also, he led the operation and maintenance team that supports IT systems for Industrial Automation.

Diogo is currently the IT Manager of Business Partner and software development areas for Midstream and the head of the Center of Excellence of Industrial IoT at Petrobras.

Graham Foubister

IDT Manager Operational Technology

Shell

Bio coming soon…

Brian Lynch

Head Of IoT

TechnipFMC

Brian Lynch moved to his current role of Vice President Strategic Business Relationship Management IDS in 2022 from TechnipFMCs Subsea EPC Projects division where he had gained an extensive background over a period of 18 years in major projects and asset management.

Brian is responsible to translate business needs and to drive alignment of technology and IT strategy in all areas of the global business.

Mikhail Naugolnov

Head of Digital Projects Sector

NIS

Mikhail Naugolnov has over 15 years of experience in Oil and Gas sector covering both technical and economical aspect among R&D and digitalization in Petroleum industry. He has a degree in ‘Petroleum engineering’ along with a PhD in ‘Economics of digitalization of oil company’. He has held several technical positions in the R&D area in the past and at present contributing to the digitalization of Serbian national oil company as a Head of Digital Projects Department.

Derrick Sawyer

Regional Director EMEA

Bio coming soon…

Valenti Roca

Chief Commercial Officer

Bio coming soon…

Dang Sri Annim

Head of NervCentre (Digital Twin & Analytics)

Bio coming soon…

Mahad Nadeem Janjua

Data Scientist

Mahad Janjua is a Data Scientist working at Wintershall Dea. With an academic background in Applied Geophysics, Mahad has experience working in subsurface domains such as Seismic Imaging Geophysics at CGG as well as Exploration Geophysics at Wintershall Dea. Mahad currently is working in Wintershall Dea Norge AS on innovative Data Science and Artificial Intelligence projects set up for optimization and automation of value generative subsurface workflows. His key interests lie in the subfields of Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision, and his most recent projects focus on Generative AI implementations for multiple subsurface use cases.

Eddie Baron

Vice President of GTM Operations

Bio coming soon…

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