ADNOC CTO calls for digital transformation in energy sector

SourceGulf Business
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

Organisations that didn’t take going digital seriously before are doing so now, according to Alan Nelson, chief technology officer at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). Speaking at a recent virtual press panel organised by engineering and industrial software company AVEVA, Nelson advised organisations to focus their technology strategy and investments across a few impactful platforms including new energy technologies, manufacturing processes and materials of the future. “Technology strategies cannot be considered in isolation and should be developed in collaboration with key global strategic partners. Such strategies also need to support and encourage R&D capabilities to innovate at scale, which is crucial to reducing the risks related to commercialisation of new technologies and giving organisations an edge in this new COVID-19 landscape,” Nelson said. The panel brought more...