From technology to eco-system: Digital twin as a transformative tool
At the Future Digital Twin virtual conference on May 26-27, industry leaders from the entire length of the energy industry value chain met to discuss how to incorporate a digital twin and ensure best practice throughout the product lifecycle. Over 1,000 professionals from companies such as Shell, Petrobras, Aramco Overseas, Chevron and many more had open and frank discussions, debates and presentations seeking to bring clarity on the impact of digital twin today and how to leverage the digital twin technology to navigate a very fast-changing present and future.
“At the core of this, I think it is important to recognize you need to leverage partners and standard platforms that are available under industry standards. You need to integrate them and you need to scale them quickly. I think all of that requires a hybrid build-buy approach," said Dan Jeavons, Data Science General Manager at Shell.
Moderated by Seth Taylor from Chevron, Kongsberg Digital joined the session “The production of a Digital Twin: Buy versus Build” together with other industry experts such as Dan Jeavons from Shell, Benjamin Sokolowski, Internal Transformation Specialist at Wintershall Dea; and Jeff Stroh, Senior Director Digital and Analytics at McDermott.
"I believe digital twin will be the game-changer that it has a promise to be. But that can't happen in a technological bubble. It has to be linked to how it will change the way people work and how we improve the capability within organisations like Shell. It really is a case of culture beating strategy," said Lee Hodder, Vice President of Upstream Digital Transformation at Shell.
Shane McArdle is the SVP Digital Energy at Kongsberg Digital. Combining deep domain knowledge and broad business background, he has extensive experience in driving Digital Transformation for organizations within the oil and gas, new energy and maritime sectors. Shane is a trusted advisor to help organizations to adopt new technologies and services moving the industry forward with their digital roadmaps.