Automation and
Digital Transformation Conference

Leveraging Technology for a Sustainable Future

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Khalid Al-Qahtani

Senior Vice President - Engineering Services

Saudi Aramco

Walid A. Al-Naeem

Vice President Engineering Services

Saudi Aramco

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Norinao
Sato
President & CEO
Yokogawa
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Omar Qaise
Founder & CEO
OQ
Technologies
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Wassim Ghadban
VP, Global Innovation & Digital Engineering
Kent
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Dr. Ebtehal AlHoshan
IB Cloud Application Country Manager
Oracle
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Siavash Alamouti
Executive Chairman of Board
MIMIK
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Dr. Soloman Almadi
Principal Scientist

Saudi Aramco

PANELISTS

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Fahad A. Al Amer
Manager - Process Automation Systems

Saudi Aramco

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Majid Al Majid
KSA Operations Manager

ACET Solutions

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Elina Idrisova
IBM Account Cross Technology Leader

 IBM Technology, Saudi Arabia

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Samir Mokthar
Solutions Architect Manager - OT Cybersecurity EMEA

Fortinet

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Abdullah M. Al Hashim
Transaction Lead for Smart Sustainability Business

 Saudi Aramco

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Juan Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla
Partner, Energy
MENA
EY
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Nicholas Jones
Director – Operational Technology (OT) Cyber Leader – MENA
EY
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Salem S. AL-Elwi
Manager- Industrial Control Systems Security

Saudi Aramco

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Nassar AlAwami
Manager - Enterprise Software Solutions - KSA
Hitachi Energy

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Baishakhi Bhattacharyya
Vertical Growth Leader - Renewable Fuels - EMEA

Honeywell

Hosni
Hosni Mahjoub
Expert in ICT & Digital Technology
Naizak

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Abdulaziz Al Dossary
Green Energy & Environmental Policy
Saudi Aramco
About Conference

Automation and Digital Transformation Conference


The ISA Saudi Section is proud to present the Automation and Digital Transformation Conference, to be held on 23-25 April 2024. This three-day event will provide a platform for professionals to explore how technology can enable a sustainable future and help overcome environmental, economic, and social challenges.

Join us to discover the latest trends and best practices in automation and digital transformation that can drive sustainability across various industries.

The conference will feature a diverse group of speakers who are experts in automation, digital transformation, and sustainability, including:

  • Industry leaders and executives from various sectors
  • Technology experts and thought leaders
  • Academic researchers and practitioners

WELCOME NOTE

Muhammad AlGahtani

ISA Saudi Arabia Section Delegate
Digital Transformation Lead,
Saudi Aramco
Conference Chairman

Dear Guests and Delegates,

On behalf of ISA Saudi Arabian section, we welcome you to the Automation and Digital Transformation Conference that will be hosted by the ISA Saudi Section on April 23-25, 2024 in Sofitel Al Khobar The Corniche, Saudi Arabia .

The conference will address several important topics with focus on automation industry and digital transformation which is  reshaping  numerous industries with disrupting and innovating 4th IR technologies. The conference theme; “Leveraging Technology for a Sustainable Future,” underscores the importance of employing technology to solve pressing industrial  challenges and create a better world  for generations to come.

We would like to thank the sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, moderators, and panelists for allocating time and taking effort to enrich the conference with valuable contributions that will positively steer the future of automation and digital industry in Saudi Arabia and beyond.

 We look forward to seeing you all in this automation conference and wish you a very fruitful experience.

Mr. Abdullah Al-Nufaii

ISA Saudi Arabia Section President
Engineering Consultant
Saudi Aramco

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES

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WHO WILL YOU MEET?

  • Plant Managers
  • Refinery Managers
  • Chief Engineers
  • Technology Heads
  • Instrumentation & Control Managers /Engineers
  • Automation Managers / Engineers
  • Electrical Managers / Engineers
  • Process Control & Safety Managers / Engineers
  • Cyber Security Managers / Engineers
  • HSE Managers / Engineers
  • Maintenance Managers / Engineers
  • Engineering Standards 
  • Managers / Engineers
  • QA/QC Managers / Engineers
  • Equipments Manufacturers
  • Maintenance & Repair Service Providers
  • Consulting Firms
  • Scientists
  • Associations / Academicians

Technical Domains

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• Advanced Process Control and
Optimization
• Automation Standards and Regulations
• Environmental Data Management
• Energy Data Management
• Field Instruments
• Obsolescence & Life Cycle Management
• Power System Automation
• Process Safety
• Industrial Control Systems Digital
Transformation Road maps

02

• Artificial Intelligence
• Application Integration
• Data Analytics
• Digital Twin
• IIOT “Industrial Internet Of Things”
• Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity
• Networking and Wireless
• Smart Grid Applications and
Optimization
• UAV & Robotics in Industry

03

• Network, Database, and IoT
Security
• Trusted Systems, Risk
management and Digital Forensics
• Supply chain cybersecurity
research
• Intrusion and malware detection
• Cyber-operations, Response and
recovery
• Cybersecurity curriculum design