Functional Lead - Digital Transformation Upstream, OMV
Farid Akbari is the Functional Lead of the Digital Transformation Upstream team at OMV New Zealand. With over 15 years of international experience in the oil and gas and power industries, he is supporting OMV’s digital journey by driving innovative digital initiatives in the areas of integrity, maintenance, and engineering. Akbari has a master’s degree in renewable energy systems from the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien.
Senior Engineer, Concept Development, Special Projects, Aker BP
Halvard Benjaminsen is a Senior Engineer within Aker BP Concept Development - Special Projects. With more than 25 years of experience from the oil and gas industry, he has extensive knowledge about operating onshore and offshore assets as well as applied experience with the development and implementation of concepts and technology. Benjaminsen has a master’s degree in business administration from Nord University.
Chief Scientist for Advanced Manufacturing, Florida Institute of Technology
Michael Grieves is an internationally renowned expert in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and widely credited with inventing the concept of the digital twin. He currently works at the Florida Institute of Technology, where he helped form the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design (CAMID). Grieves has more than four decades of executive and technical experience from global and entrepreneurial technology and manufacturing companies.
VP of Research and Development, Cognite
Tatiana Moguchaya leads Cognite’s work in 3D visualization, computer vision, digital twins, and asset integrity management. She has more than 15 years of professional experience in software engineering, project and program management, strategic leadership, and sales and services. Moguchaya has a master’s degree in computer science from UiT - The Arctic University of Norway at Narvik.