Covid triggers the acceptance of people towards technology

'Covid is having a massive impact on people’s acceptance towards remote working, more flexible work arrangements, robotics and automation technologies …... some of this acceptance is going to pave the way for fascinating technologies to come into the workplace.'

- Gavin Gillett


Webinar Overview

In this webinar our panel of industry experts talk through the impact COVID-19 has had on Industry 4.0 across the mining & resources and oil & gas sectors. The panel explores how innovation strategies are adapting and gives you an insight into the latest priorities. Plus, we dive into how these industries can become more robust to be able to weather future global economic crises.

Topic Covered:

  • How a digital practice leader is dealing with covid, the ramifications and the impact on oil prices and predicted perspectives for the future.
  • Operational impacts on mining operations and how they affect the strategic view of innovation growth in the industry.
  • Differences between the application and integration of technology and digitalization into the mining, oil and gas sectors.
  • How covid has accelerated oil and gas companies in Middle East to adopt more technologies.
  • A member of Rio Tinto’s Inaugural 4.0 Pioneer Lab looks at the shift and gives thoughts to integration beyond the bubble of the pioneer lab to the broader business.

Who should Watch:

  • Oil and Gas Managers and Directors
  • Mining Managers and Directors
  • Asset Managers
  • Plant Managers
  • Operations Managers

Meet The Panellists

Innovation Strategist, Rio Tinto

Gavin Gillett

Gavin is a member of Rio Tinto’s Inaugural 4.0 Pioneer Lab – A multi-national and multi-disciplinary team of nominated employees tasked to assess what the world could look like beyond 2030, and how new technologies and partnership opportunities can enhance Rio Tinto's long-term growth and sustainability. The lab analyse disruption across a broad range of themes, including emerging technologies, evolving customer needs and changing socio-economic, political and environmental policies

Asset Management & Maintenance Leader

Dr Carla Boehl

Dr Boehl is a passionate leader in Resources Asset Management and Maintenance. Her career spans over 20 years within mining and utilities, management consultancy, initially as a civil engineer, then research analyst and Manager Asset Management. Carla worked as Innovation Manager at Monadelphous Maintenance and as Digital Operations Manager at Westrac CAT Technology. She worked as Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the WA School of Mines (Curtin University) where she lectured Asset Management and Mine Maintenance and supervised several PhD students. She received engineering awards in Australia and overseas. Her interests include training and developing mining professionals in Automation and Data Decision Science. She is Fellow Member of Engineers Australia and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. McKinsey Alumni.

Practice Partner Digital & Domain, WIPRO - Middle East

Syed Jamal Shaharyar

Syed has 23 years of experience in the IT consulting and business development across US, Europe and Middle East. He is responsible as a Domain & Digital Lead for Energy Vertical for Middle East based in Dubai. Syed has worked in worlds largest grass roots refinery in Jamnagar – India as Engineer. For Aramco, Syed has provided consultancy to improve aircraft refueling process by automating end to end process at King Khalid airport. For Kochi Refinery, Syed acted as lead consultant for refinery business process mapping and re-engineering for automating the production planning processes

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