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10:10 - 12:05

Workshop: How to approach innovation for a renewable-powered future

Reviewing how future urban energy systems can be fuelled with disruptive innovations that encourage sustainability.

12:10 - 13:55

Networking break 

14:00 - 14:25

Saudi Arabia’s energy transition: The past, present and future 

How is the global leader in the oil market transitioning towards diversifying supply mix?  This session will provide you with a vision of Saudi Arabia’s future energy landscape, opportunities for private sector investment and insight into how the Kingdom is driving sustainability. 

14:30 - 15:15

Smart solutions for a more sustainable world: The tole of technology in combatting climate change

Explore how exponential technologies can be utilised to address planetary issues and support a sustainable future.  

15:20 - 15:45

Gaining trust for AI & ML in energy

 This case study will explore how to increase organisational understanding of smart utilities and clearly communicate the power of AI to external enterprise.

15:50 - 16:15

Networking break

16:20 - 16:55

Investor panel: The new frontiers in energy driving sustainability 

These energy investors will identify innovative solutions that are set to transform the energy landscape with a focus on technologies specialising in digital, low carbon and circular economy solutions.  


End Future Energy Orbital Talks day 1



10:10 - 11:55

Panel: New Energy for the Middle East

This session will explore ways in which the Middle East can move towards cleaner energy sources. Recognise opportunities that will ensure ensuring universal access and energy security, whilst also noting challenges to be overcome for adoptation. 

12:00 - 13:25

Networking break 

13:30 - 13:55

A framework to move from Smart Grid to the Internet-of-Energy

Learn how to practically implement innovations that transition towards digitastion and recognise how companies can harness IoT to integrate to renewables into carbon systems. 

14:00 - 14:25

Hyperloop: Delivering the world’s most energy efficient mass transportation system

The session will showcase how a novel hyperloop system can catalyse digital transformation, position KSA as a low carbon leader, fuel innovation in technology and unlock unprecedented economic and societal benefits.

14:30 - 14:55

The roadmap to becoming the leading digitalised energy company by 2022 

The digital transformation programme at Saudi Aramco is fully integrated across the whole business with the aim that this full digital transformation will revolutionise how energy is supplied to the world. Learn how Saudi Aramco is successfully harnessing AI and other digital technologies to deliver energy more sustainably, efficiently and safely, whist recognising the challenges associated in becoming a digital enterprise.

15:00 - 15:25

Driving on an electric road towards a better future 

Imagine recharging vehicles while they are in motion. This start-up has made the impossible possible with a dynamic charging concept, which utilises the road as an energy supply. This transformative technology is set to spark widespread adoption of electric vehicles. 

15:30 - 15:55

Networking break 

16:00 - 16:35

Creating a cleaner world and building consumer happiness with blockchain 

How can the energy sector incorporate blockchain to reduce costs, encourage environmental sustainability and increasing transparency? 

16:40 - 16:55

Harnessing a culture of innovation in enterprise to deliver value 

Identify strategies to overcome internal hurdles for innovation implementation and recognise how to cultivate a culture of innovation by providing staff with the skills and knowledge to understand the latest technologies. 


End of Future Energy Orbital Talks day 2



10:10 - 11:05

Workshop: Renewable energy integration 

Identify strategies to overcome barriers for implementation of stainable energy innovation. 

11:10 - 12:05

Workshop: Addressing security challenges for better protected grid operations

Understand the threat landscape and incorporate new techniques to mitigate security concerns and better protect grid operations.


12:10 - 13:55

Networking break 

14:00 - 14:45

The start-ups driving 4.0 innovation in energy

This panel brings together carefully selected start-ups to discuss how they will drive digital transformation, what energy stakeholders can do to facilitate integration and best practice for successful collaboration.

14:50 - 15:05

Improving resource management and reducing environment impact of the oil and gas industry with machine learning 

Find out how utilises machine learning to improve efficiency and increases safety while reducing the environmental impact of the oil and gas industries.

15:10 - 15:25

How to reduce expenses and improve resilience with intelligence

Reviewing how intelligent energy storage can reduce operating expenses automatically, enable sustainable operations, and improve resilience.

15:30 - 15:55

Networking break


16:00 - 16:25

High hurdles, huge potential: Is Hydrogen tech the next big thing?

Exploring the potential for hydrogen to be integrated into the grid, its role in storage and debating how it can transform electric mobility. 

16:30 - 16:55

The promise and challenges of energy storage

Discussing the most promising and emerging applications within a transforming energy system and Understanding cost barriers and future cost developments. 


End of Future Energy Orbital Talks.