Speaker Interviews


Vishal Mehta– Head of Digital Strategy, Architecture and Technology, Reliance Industries Ltd

Asset reliability is central to the downstream business and there are a lot of platforms where companies are leveraging IoT and advanced analytics to run assets with greater predictability of reliability. Download the interview to read more 

Brett Schroeder – Managing Director of Asset Performance Networks, LLC    

Measurement is becoming more prevalent, and is playing a critical role in optimizing asset reliability and performance. Download the interview to read more 

Senthil Ramani – Managing Director, Digital Business Lead and Director, IOT Center of Excellence - Resource Industries, Accenture Consulting

To win in the coming years, operators will need to consider new approaches to customers, business models, innovation, operations and the workforce. Download the interview to read more

Yan Bastian Panggabean – Investment Planning Analyst of PT Pertamina, Indonesia

Data is very expensive and whoever have data can survive in energy business. Based on my experience, the challenges is a lot in change management. Download the interview to read more

Charles Nie – E-business and Supply Chain Optimization Manager, Covestro

Certainly asset utilization on a global scale is the key fundamentals to strive for improvement on production efficiency. Download the interview to read more

Dr. Ulku Oktem, President and CEO, Near-Miss Management, USA

Most downstream operators are looking into different ways to utilize process data to improve their productivity and efficiency.  However, to be successful in data based process management, teams must select the right tools. Download the interview to read more

Dr. Michael B. Simpson, Industry Manager – Refining & Petrochemicals, ABB Measurement Products

It’s doubtful there are any silver bullets in the refining industry – productivity and efficiency improvements are incremental and step-wise. Download the interview to read more

Steve Sullivan – VP Oil & Gas of Aconex

The benefits that are available will not be delivered unless the industry fully embraces the change in collaborating adopting new business processes. Download the interview to read more


Erik Walenza-Slabe, CEO, IoT ONE    

Oil and gas companies currently utilize little of the data they produce. The vast majority is pooled in weakly structured data lakes where it is effectively meaningless. Download the interview to read more 

Felicia Tristanto, Asset Performance Management Solution Consultant, Meridium

What has changed in the digital age is ‘big data’ where analysis paralysis is becoming a common theme – reliability engineers are spending most of their time to understand data and are left with no time to do something about the analysis. Download the interview to read more 


Rob Howard, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Business Consulting & Sales Operations, AspenTech

Technology should be seen as a competitive differentiator, not simply a cost of business. Advances in such areas as process optimisation software help refineries increase profitability and strengthen competitiveness. Download the interview to read more 

Join over 800 refiners and petrochemical operators on 25 - 26 October 2017 to celebrate the 10th Asian Downstream Summit at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre. 

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