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2020 Webinar Programme

Our webinars are crafted to help provide a practical point of view on how to effectively leverage the growing trends of the Automation process and more.  The webinars are held live and can be viewed on-demand after the live stream.

Date & Time Webinar Topic Speakers & Panellists
07 May, 1 pm (GST) Future of Automation
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Arun Prasath
Senior Consultant, Industrial Practice, Frost & Sullivan

Lt. Colonel. Dr. Hamad Khalifa Al Nueimi
Head of Telecom Division, Infrastructure Dept., ICT Center, Abu Dhabi Police GHQ

Eivind Larsen 
Business Development & Solution Director Middle East, DHL

Ahmed El Sobky
ICT Expert, Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA)

Krishna Ramachandran
Global Head of R2R & Lead RPA, Philips

Joe Moran (Panel Moderator)
Senior Project Manager, Distribution & Logistics, Almarai
04 June, 11 am (GST)

Future of Automation for Oil and Gas & Energy and Utilities
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Lamine Selmane
Solutions Architect – Energy Sector, Dell

Mark Gerrard Douglas
Group Operations Manager, Schlumberger

Farrukh Hasan
Executive VP, Process Automation Middle East, Siemens

Yasser Ahmed
Head of MEA Sales - Enterprise Software, ABB

Hassan Alhajji (Panel Moderator)
Co-founder and Business Director, Automation and Digital Transformation Co.
15 June, 3 pm (GST) Mitigating cyber security risks emerging from COVID-19
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Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy
Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton

Stefan Woronka
Director for Industrial Security, Siemens

Ahmed El Sobky
ICT Expert, Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA)

Dragan Petkovic
Director Security Solutions – EMEA, Oracle

Hassan Alhajji (Panel Moderator)
Co-founder and Business Director, Automation and Digital Transformation Co.
25 June, 1 pm (GST) Developing Automation Talent: Overcoming Skills Shortage
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Krishna Ramachandran
Former Global Head of R2R & Lead RPA, Philips

Dr. Wael Bazzi
Chair of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, American University in Dubai

Ivan Palomino
Founder & Managing Partner, Bessern

Elizabeth Donnelly

Chief Executive Officer, Women's Engineering Society (WES)

Fadeel AlFahoum
SHRM-SCP, SHRM Faculty

Joe Chalouhi
Senior HR Director, McDermott International
09 July, 1 pm (GST)
Uncovering your Return On Investment in Automation
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Khaled Al Blooshi
Vice President, Digital Projects & Innovation, ADNOC

Alain Kaddoum
General Manager, Swisslog Middle East

Stefaan Mestdagh
Vice President, Head of Business Development Middle East & Turkey, DHL

Nedal Sror
Strategic Account Director, Emerson

Hassan Alhajji (Panel Moderator)
Co-founder and Business Director, Automation and Digital Transformation Co.

Upcoming Webinars

Uncovering your Return On Investment in Automation
9 July, 2020 | 1pm GST 

 

Automation can potentially increase productivity and product quality, cut operating costs, reduce human error and shape new business models. However, to get the most out of any automation implementation, tech leaders must conduct a detailed analysis prior to starting the project to determine the ROI and justify the investment in technology.

Join the Webinar to learn from the top industry experts on how to achieve the highest ROI for your automation project. This Webinar will provide an overview of the following points:

  • What return should you expect on your investment?
  • How to capture efficiency gains and generate a positive return on investment in 12 months?
  • How to stay within the budget while making a quantifiable operational impact?
  • Scalability & Standardisation: Roadmap to success

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Past Webinars

Developing Automation Talent: Overcoming Skills Shortage
25 June, 2020 | 1pm GST 

Engineering skills shortage is crippling manufacturing, oil & gas, energy, logistics, and many other industries. Apart from that, the engineers of today are not being imparted the appropriate skills to operate in a highly technological work environment. Businesses need to take control and invest in closing the skills gap to solve the talent crisis.

This Webinar will provide an overview of the following points:

  • Why does engineering skills crisis exist and how to overcome it?
  • What certification programs for engineers exist in the local market?
  • Creating a talent development strategy for training, mentoring and coaching.
  • Role of women in manufacturing.

 

Mitigating cyber security risks emerging from COVID-19
15 June, 2020 | 3pm GST

The outbreak of the novel Coronavirus has caused an increase in targeted cyber-attacks on industrial automation and control systems all around the world. Cyber attackers innovate continuously, and organisations should significantly improve emergency response and contingency plans so that they can effectively tackle new threats and recover from cyber breaches during the crisis.

Major points of discussion in this webinar:

  • How is COVID-19 creating data breaches?
  • How to manage the cyber-risks of COVID-19?
  • What are the most effective strategies to recover from damage caused by cyber breaches?
  • Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems: Innovative solutions and technologies

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Future of Automation
7 May, 2020 | 1pm GST

GCC plans to invest billions of Dollars in Artificial Intelligence and Automation till 2030, as the technologies have an increasingly significant role in the Digital Transformation of the Middle East. In some ways, the COVID-19 epidemic accelerates the transition to automation. This is the time for companies to take on much-needed reforms towards adopting automation solutions in their processes and think critically about how they may be better prepared in the future.

This webinar session will provide a practical point of view on how to effectively leverage the growing trends of Automation by answering questions like:

  • What are the common Automation challenges?
  • What are the main Automation industry trends nowadays?
  • What are the most exciting innovations in Automation nowadays?
  • What is the future for the Automation Industry in the post-COVID-19 paradigm?

Future of Automation in Oil and Gas & Energy and Utilities
04 June, 2020 | 11am GST

Companies in all parts of the oil and gas, energy, and utility sectors have been severely affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, the outbreak is forcing automation acceleration across the industries, and this is the time for companies to take on much-needed reforms towards adopting automation solutions in their processes and think critically about how they may be better prepared in the future.

Join the Webinar to learn how critical industries can withstand this challenging environment and even benefit from greater built-in resiliency during the crisis.

Key points of discussion will include:

  • Automation trends and challenges in the Oil & Gas and Energy & Utilities sector.
  • What is next for the Automation industry post the COVID-19 situation?
  • Innovative ideas and solutions to minimize the impact of the current economic situation. 

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