We recently hosted our inaugural Tomorrow Show in Houston, an event that brought together maritime and O&G industry leaders. It promised two days packed with learning, inspiration, and networking – and it sure delivered. In case you missed the event, here are my thoughts and key takeaways to bring you up to speed.
Within heavy asset industries, the use cases for AI and more specifically Generative AI continue to increase. Across Tomorrow Show sessions, use cases in focus included operational improvements across the value chain, energy storage, cybersecurity, worker health and safety, maintenance, and supply chain optimization.
Here’s a soundbite from guest speaker Paul Siwek (Accenture) that stood out to me: “Generative AI is transforming how we can pull everything together to drive transformative change. What’s really changing the game today is the accelerating pace of innovation.”
Greater insights, scaled emissions management, improved customer service (around the clock), and worker efficiency are immediate wins for companies that are ready to lean into an AI-centric future.
This discussion has been around for a while, but joining guests from our customers Chevron, Shell, and LNG Canada on stage for the panel Digital Innovation Across the Value Chain reminded me once again why this is so important. Digital is an enabler to meeting business objectives but needs to be tied to broader organizational and business goals. Data is an asset, change management is essential and to unlock the true value of digital initiatives, people need to be central to the design and champions of transformation.
We want to put data, analytics, and decision-making into a human context so that people can more easily take decisions, in real-time, in relation to the job they need to do. Creating digital blueprints for industry operating models will help us get there faster, and at scale.
From a technical perspective, we have seen industry operators invest in digital, systems and data storage – and that’s fantastic. Yet activating data at the business level remains a challenge, and there are missing connections in the data value chain. As an industrial software company, we understand that deeper capabilities in DataOps can help connect these parts, giving customers an ecosystem of solutions and self-service tools that help ensure good quality data and make this data accessible and valuable across the organisation.
During the session ‘The near-term and long-term case for digital twins’, Jim Schneider shared Chevron’s experience in leveraging the expertise of partners and vendors to drive use case development for scalability and faster speed to market. I am reminded of the value of co-innovation and how it continues to strengthen the value proposition of digital twins for our thousands of customers worldwide.
The mention of workflows echoed across many sessions at the Tomorrow Show, affirming our mission to deliver software that is truly digitalising workflows end-to-end. Why is this so important?
As I listened to sessions delivered by speakers from our customers, partners and Kongsberg Digital, the people story stuck with me. How can we get people involved, mobilise them, change their hearts and minds? Our focus first and foremost needs to stay on creating value for the largest number of users. Throughout our co-innovation, development, pilots, deliverables, and services – we need to engage in a way that is transparent so that people agree with the common belief that together, we can drive the energy transition. As I emphasised in my own session, it really takes a village.
The optimism is infectious, the technology is exciting, and the challenges are momentous. As an ecosystem of collaborators shaping the future of work, we can succeed.
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