Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of The United Arab Emirates

ABU DHABI NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE (ADNEC)

Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

9-12 NOVEMBER 2020
Supported by

STRATEGIC ROUNDTABLES

ADIPEC 2020 closed door, invitation only Strategic Roundtables attended by CEOs, C-level executives and policymakers will deep dive on the unprecedented global challenges to industries, economies and workforces brought to a standstill by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With simultaneous global developments impacting the market, ADIPEC's Strategic Roundtables will address what the energy industry will look like post coronavirus and how governments and leaders are building both economic and business continuity models and new partnerships to fast-track industry recovery.

The 2020 Roundtables will cover:

  1. How to build business resilience to navigate and operate in the oil and gas industry, post global pandemic
  2. How to respond to the challenge of oil price volatility, slow or negative economic growth and the ensuing supply and demand dynamics
  3. How to drive the new climate discussion and zero-in on the carbon challenge, positioning the industry as a key component of the energy transition
  4. How to ensure the current workforce and new generation of talent and leadership are capable of navigating our industry through volatile and uncertain futures created by an invigorated environmental agenda and geopolitical movements, harnessing the benefits of a newly digitalised value chain, plus resilience and contingency planning over future widespread pandemics
  5. How to ensure the continued backing of an agenda of innovation, providing flexible partnerships, adaptable business models, investment funded low-carbon clean technologies, operational resilience and efficiency

To understand the complexity of energy issues, it’s important to bring people together and really hear different perspectives and you need an intimate roundtable setting to do that.

Jason Bordoff

Professor of Professional Practice in International & Public Affairs and
Founding Director Center on Global Energy Policy Columbia University

Innovation, transformation and agility are the backbone of today’s forward thinking oil and gas company in the evolving energy landscape. They enable organisations to move their strategic business choices at pace, and create new company structures, business models and diverse partnerships, as they respond to new and emerging global megatrends.

ADIPEC Oil & Gas 4.0 embraces these values, leveraging the benefits of the 4th Industrial Age. ADIPEC 2019 introduced six exclusive, closed door roundtables, solely attended by CEOs and C-level executives, not only from leading international oil and gas companies, but also from the leading technology companies, which are spearheading disruptive innovation in the industry globally.

Stimulating intellectual, open and meaningful dialogue, the Oil & Gas 4.0 Strategic Roundtables generated actionable outcomes and recommendations in support of transformative strategies that will help businesses to successfully navigate the evolving energy landscape.

The global oil and gas industry will benefit from the post-roundtables’ published White Papers, which will detail the actionable outcomes and insights from each of the six conversations.

STRATEGIC ROUNDTABLE HIGHLIGHTS

Strategic Roundtable Hosts at ADIPEC 2019

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His Excellency
Mohammed Barkindo

Secretary General

OPEC

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DR DANIEL YERGIN

VICE CHAIRMAN

IHS MARKIT

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Rachael Bartels

Senior Managing Director, Chemicals & Natural Resources

Accenture

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Jason Bordoff

Professor of Professional Practice in International & Public Affairs and

Founding Director Center on Global Energy Policy
Columbia University

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Sebastian Thrun

CEO, KittyHawk; Co-Founder, Udacity; Adjunct Professor, Stanford
Former Vice President, Google; Founder, Google X Lab
Founder, GoogleGlass and Google Self Driving Car, Stanley

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Greg Cross

Artificial Intelligence Pioneer, Serial Entrepreneur
Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer

Soul Machines

STRATEGIC ROUNDTABLE 2020 TOPICS

Stimulating and fast-tracking industry recovery post COVID-19 global crisis

Attendee Insights

A must attend discussion for oil and gas executives looking for critical insights on what the energy industry will look like after the coronavirus, to recalibrate strategies to better position their businesses

Audience C-level Job Title Profile

Chairman, Owner, CEO, Chief Operations Officer (COO), Chief Strategic Officer, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Innovation Officer, Business Transition Analyst, Chief Economist, Economic Consultant, Policy Director, Planning and Strategy Advisor, HSE, HSSE, HSEQ Directors, CSR Director

Responsible hydrocarbons – the new climate discussion post pandemic

Attendee Insights

A must attend discussion for energy executives looking to re-ignite the oil and gas environmental agenda of policy, regulation, decarbonisation, investor financing and sustainable, climate conscious technologies

Audience C-level Job Title Profile

CEO, Chief Operations Officer (COO), Chief Strategic Officer, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Innovation Officer, Business Transition Analyst, Chief Economist, Economic Consultant, Policy Director, Environmental and Regulatory Advisor, Sustainability, Waste and Circular Economy Director, Governmental Affairs Recycling Director, External Sustainable Plastics Relationship Director, Principal Carbon Relations Advisor, Downstream Director, Refinery Director, Petrochemical Director, Energy Management and Sustainability Solutions Director, Climate Initiative Director, Carbon Relations Advisor, Carbon Reduction Director, Communications and Sustainability Director, CSR Director, Managing Partner (Consultants)

OPEC+ stemming oil price volatility and balancing between supply and demand

Attendee Insights

With 2020 Q1 seeing Brent crude drop to 21 year lows and WTI collapsing to negative territory, and a collapse in demand for both oil and gas, a must attend discussion for oil executives looking for clarity on the future direction of global oil market supply and demand, pricing assumptions and regulator dynamics

Audience C-level Job Title Profile

Chairman, Owner, CEO, Chief Operations Officer (COO), Chief Strategic Officer, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Innovation Officer, Business Transition Analyst, Chief Economist, Economic Consultant, Policy Director, Planning and Strategy Advisor, Trader

Technical, operational resilience and efficiency – the reshaped global energy system

Attendee Insights

A must attend discussion for energy executives looking at accelerating their resilience through new tech ecosystems, venture funding and deployment across the global energy value chain to ensure automation and workflow continuity through AI and robotics 

Audience C-level Job Title Profile

CEO, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Operations Officer (COO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Chief AI Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Corporate Governance Officer, Cyber Security Policy and Strategy Director, Chief Security Architect, Data Evangelist, Director Robotics, Director Analytics and Operations, Machine Learning Officer, Head of IT Governance and Telecommunications Networks, Managing Partner (Consultants), Chief Economist

COVID-19 a catalyst for business transformation? The modernised global workforce and smart workplaces of the future

Attendee Insights

As 2020 for many in the business world will be remembered as the year millions were forced to work remotely, a must attend discussion for industry executives looking to build the smart workforce and workplace of the future into their forward looking day-to-day business operations and contingency planning 

Audience C-level Job Title Profile

CEO, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Operations Officer (COO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Chief AI Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Corporate Governance Officer, Data Evangelist, Director Robotics, Director Blockchain, Director Analytics and Operations, Machine Learning Officer, Head of IT Governance and Telecommunications Networks, Cyber Security Policy and Strategy Director, HR Generalist Director, HR Recruitment Director, Organisation Change Management Director, Business Transition Analyst, Chief Economist, Inclusion and Diversity Director, Corporate Communications Director, CSR Director, HSE, HSSE, HSEQ Directors, Managing Partner (Consultants)

With recent global surges in person-to-person business activities migrating online to video communications, how are operators ensuring seamless connectivity (5G and beyond) for energy consumers?

Attendee Insights

A must attend discussion for oil and gas executives driving agile digital agendas across their business, workforce and client communities 

Audience C-level Job Title Profile

CEO, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Operations Officer (COO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Chief AI Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Corporate Governance Officer, Data Evangelist, Director Robotics, Director Blockchain, Director Analytics and Operations, Machine Learning Officer, Head of IT Governance and Telecommunications Networks, Cyber Security Policy and Strategy Director, Business Transition Analyst, Chief Economist, Corporate Communications Director, Managing Partner (Consultants)

The finance and investment landscape for carbon capture initiatives and technologies to meet global climate change ambitions

Attendee Insights

A must attend discussion for industry executives driving the low-carbon environmental and sustainable investment agendas within their businesses 

Audience C-level Job Title Profile

Chairman, Owner, CEO, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Economist, Business Transition Analyst, Commercial Director, Mergers and Acquisitions Director, Private Equity Managing Director and Partner, Head of Global Venture Capital and Asset Management, Energy and Infrastructure Director, Investor and Relationship Management Director, Senior Counsel, CSR Director, Managing Partner (Consultants)

Big Data: A Pillar of Tomorrow's Petroleum Industry

With the emergence of the 4th industrial age, big data is revolutionising industries around the globe and the petroleum industry is no exception.

This OPEC hosted roundtable highlighted the progressive influence of big data from innovation to adoption on the petroleum industry.

Attendee Insights

Understand OPEC's views on the industry’s ongoing engagement and adoption of big data technology in its operations. From upstream efficiency gains to financial and productivity advantages across the entire value chain

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His Excellency
Mohammed Barkindo

Secretary General

OPEC

Re-energising transition: building a pathway towards the transformation of the world’s energy mix

Oil and gas remains essential to the broader energy mix and a key enabler of tomorrow’s global economy. However the world is changing, populations are increasing, people are becoming more prosperous and consumer demand continues to rise. Meanwhile, government policy and regulation continue to demand the transformation of the global energy landscape.

Attendee Insights

  • As we enter the 4th Industrial Age, the world’s demand for energy and energy-based products is increasing. How can the oil and gas industry commit to a sustainable hydrocarbons future that delivers solutions for low emissions across the value chain?
  • Energy transition offers many pathways to follow. Which ones will turn out to be cul-de-sacs?
  • How are investor funds being allocated, accelerated and deployed to fast track environmentally disruptive and innovative technologies that have the ability to move at pace to deliver increased value across the oil and gas industry?
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Dr Daniel Yergin

Vice Chairman

IHS Markit

Exploring how corporates need to adopt new cultures and mind sets to embrace digitalisation and prepare themselves for continued technological disruption into the future

A deep dive on how c-suite leaders must lead from the front as new technologies continue to disrupt the existing industry landscape and the expectations that the workforce follow suit, adapt and adopt the same mindsets that need to be led from the top down.

Attendee Insights

Digitalisation is impacting the nature of work within the oil and gas industry. Digital transformation is a much-touted phrase, but when it comes to creating new ways of working, little is known on how the nature of work will be transformed.

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Sebastian Thrun

CEO, KittyHawk; Co-Founder, Udacity; Adjunct Professor, Stanford
Former Vice President, Google; Founder, Google X Lab
Founder, GoogleGlass and Google Self Driving Car, Stanley

Energy trends, policy formation and geopolitical factors affecting the global oil and gas industry

As global mega-trends continue to impact the oil and gas industry, c-suite insights help businesses embrace and navigate new industry trends and dynamics to successfully deliver future strategies for growth and diversification across industries and value chains

Attendee Insights

How are energy transition, the evolution of energy policy and 21st century geopolitics impacting the shape and form of the industry in the years ahead?

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Jason Bordoff

Professor of Professional Practice, International and Public Affairs

Columbia University

The circular plastics economy contribution to the growth of the oil and gas industry

As oil and gas corporations commit to a more sustainable and environmentally conscious industry, how can the industry make plastics a more sustainable and reused, or recycled resource?

Attendee Insights

How are organisations in the industry planning to manage the paradox of growing global demand for petrochemicals and the need to be a driving force in the circular economy?

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Rachael Bartels

Managing Director, Chemicals & Natural Resources

Accenture

Human and machine collaboration and the impact this has on current business transformation

As the pace of digitalisation and technological development accelerates, employees and employers alike will need to understand the next wave of technological advancements. From developments in AI, IoT, augmented reality and machine learning through to the changes in sensory technology and big data, these changes will have extensive economic and societal impacts.

Attendee Insights

How is technology affecting the workplace of the future across 3 core areas of business efficiency, social and economic sustainability and ethical adoption and governance.

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Greg Cross

Artificial Intelligence Pioneer, Serial Entrepreneur
Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer

Soul Machines