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SPS Automation Middle East
18 - 19 November 2020 Virtual Edition VISITOR REGISTRATION

SPSME Virtual Conference Agenda 2020

Day 1 – 18 November 

11:00 Registration   
Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation in the Middle East
11:10 Keynote: The future of the industrial sector in the UAE TBC
11:20 Presentation: The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Dr. Hamed Al Hashmi, Strategy Director, Department of Health, Abu Dhabi
11:30 Presentation:  Leading the Digital Transformation in the Oil and Gas industry Saud AlFahdi, Control & Automation Discipline Head, Petroleum Development Oman
11:40 Leadership Panel Discussion: Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation in the Middle East Dr. Hamed Al Hashmi, Strategy Director, Department of Health, Abu Dhabi
Saud AlFahdi, Control & Automation Discipline Head, Petroleum Development Oman
Achieving Operational Excellence Through Automation and Digitisation
12:00 Presentation: Achieving operational excellence through Automation TBC
12:10 Tech-Presentation: Real-time analytics to achieve operational excellence TBC
12:25 Panel Discussion: Identifying keys to accelerating your automation efforts Hassan Alhajji, Co-founder and Business Director, Automation and Digital Transformation Co.
Tim Shelton, Digital Transformation & Innovation Lead – Middle East, Arcadis
Amro Suleiman, Digital Expert
Adrian Castillero, Associate Director, Digital Transformation, Boston Consulting Group
12:50 Virtual Exhibition & Networking
Risk Management in Automation
13:10 Presentation: The most effective practices to secure your Automation Cristian Paun, Cyber Security Program Lead & Business CIO, DuPont
13:20 Tech-Presentation: Mitigating cyber risks in the Digital Era  TBC
13:35 Panel Discussion: Risk Management in Automation: Dealing with Unknown Threats Dr. Hadj Batatia, Associate Professor, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University Dubai 
Richard Agyeman-Yeboah, P&PM Specialist & Upstream Division Group Lead, Saudi Aramco
Digital Roundtables
14:05 Table 1: Automation and Digital Transformation in Healthcare  Dr. Yousif Al Zaabi, Unit Head, Foresight, Department of Health, Abu Dhabi
14:05 Table 2: Leadership Round Table TBC
14:05 Table 3: Scalability & Standardisation in Automation  Dr. Jassim Haji, President, Artificial Intelligence Society Bahrain
14:50 Closing Remarks, Summary & end of Day 1    

Day 2 – 19 November

11:00                Registration 
Uncovering your Return On Investment in Automation
11:10 Keynote: Digital Transformation Journey of ADNOC Khaled Al Blooshi, Vice President, Digital Projects & Innovation, ADNOC
11:20 Tech-Presentation: Digital Transformation & Enterprise Software Solutions TBC
11:30 Panel Discussion: Automate or die: How to win the Automation battle Lt. Colonel. Dr. Hamad Khalifa Al Nueimi, Head of Telecom Division, Infrastructure Dept., ICT Center, Abu Dhabi Police 
Khaled Al Blooshi, Vice President, Digital Projects & Innovation, ADNOC
Hassan Alhajji, Co-founder and Business Director, Automation and Digital Transformation Co.
Technologies to enable Industry 4.0
12:00 Presentation: Predictive maintenance in Industry 4.0 Kevin White, Process Control Manager, Engineering, Tata Steel  
12:10 Presentation: Discovering the future‎ with AI, IoT and Cloud Computing  Shankar Narayanan, Head of Engineering & Commissioning, Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority  
12:20 Presentation:  3D-Printing in Manufacturing Ruba Al Nashash, Founder and General Manager, 3dinova
12:30 Presentation:  Bringing Blockchain into Industry 4.0 TBC
12:45 Virtual Exhibition & Networking
13:10 Tech-Presentation: Improving flexibility & efficiency in production with the Digital Enterprise & the Digital Twin TBC
13:25 Presentation: Industry 4.0: Focus on people and culture to drive transformation Pasquale Di Sarno, Plant Director, Barilla 
 13:35 Panel Discussion: Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 Pasquale Di Sarno, Plant Director, Barilla 
Ruba Al Nashash, Founder and General Manager, 3dinova
Shankar Narayanan S, Head of Engineering & Commissioning, Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority  
14:00 Presentation: IoT in Manufacturing Jesper Toubøl, Vice President, Elements and Moulds – Engineering, LEGO Group
Digital Roundtables
14:10 Table 1: Automation in Construction Tim Shelton, Digital Transformation & Innovation Lead – Middle East, Arcadis
14:10 Table 2:  Human Side of Automation Elizabeth Donnelly, CEO, Women's Engineering Society (WES)
14:10 Table 3: Automation in Energy, Oil & Gas and Utilities Amro Suleiman, Digital Expert
14:50 Closing Remarks, Summary & end of Day 2

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