Conference Agenda

Bringing together global experts and pioneers in the field, OPITO Global is a thought leadership experience for everyone involved in energy safety: from operators and academics to supply chain companies and training providers.

Delegates will gain invaluable and unique insights into how embracing disruptive digital technologies can benefit the energy industry’s workforce in terms of skills development, safety, competence and wellbeing.

The agenda for the day (November 6th 2019) is subject to change and further details will be shared shortly:

0800 Registration, exhibition and refreshments

0900 Official opening of OPITO Global 2019, Welcomes and OPITO opening address

Morning session:

Tim Peake, Astronaut - Tim will share how he prepared for a six-month mission on the International Space Station (ISS) and how his training was the best preparation for launching into space. Delegates will discover how immersive simulation is revolutionising workforce training in realistic high-risk environments – minimising risk, optimising performance, boosting confidence and most importantly, improving competence and safety

Dr Ayesha Khanna, founder and CEO of Singapore headquartered ADDO AI - Dr Khanna will describe how AI and machine learning are delivering huge benefits in other sectors.

John McDonald, CEO at OPITO – ‘The global energy skills landscape in the digital age’. We know that the energy industry workforce is changing; a new era of multi-skilled workers that are flexible, dynamic and technology-enabled is emerging. Technology is creating new roles that have never existed before in data science, data analytics and cloud computing, and we must understand the future skills landscape if we are to develop the workforce needed for the future.

Stephen Marcos Jones, Director-General at UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) - Stephen will look at creating agile organisations that embrace digitalisation.

Further morning speakers will be announced shortly.

Lunch will be served at approximately 12.30pm

Afternoon session:

Azran Osman-Rani, Founder Naluri Hidup, former CEO of AirAsia X – Azran will highlight the benefits to the energy industry of bringing a tech-enabled focus to the health and wellbeing of its people. Discover how digital therapeutic platforms are poised to improve safety and productivity by helping people through personalised behavioural and psychological programmes designed to meet their emotional, mental, and physical needs.

Further afternoon speakers will be announced shortly.

1630 Drinks reception, exhibition and networking

1800 End of conference


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