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Event Name:Challenges to Regional Travel and the Energy Digital Transformation
Description:This event is open to members and non-members.
Event Date:11/2/2020
Event Time:7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Central
Location:PESA Webinar

Join PESA's Middle East Chapter for a conversation on upcoming challenges in regional travel by Olivier Barles, Regional Medical Director, International SOS and the digital transformation of the energy industry by Osama Hanna, Industry Digital Strategist, and Faisal Iqbal, Digital Advisor, Microsoft. Together, these speakers will address pressing issues facing the OFS sector as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and works to stabilize post oil price crash. 

This is a free online event

7 a.m.        Welcome and antitrust
7:05 a.m.   Regional Travel/ Service Challenges by ISOS
7:25 a.m.   Q&A
7:30 a.m.   Digitizing Transformation: Energy 
7:50 a.m.   Q&A

Olivier Barles
Regional Medical Director (Eastern Europe and Central Asia)
International SOS 

During his medical studies ended by his graduation in 1988, he was involved in a few nonmedical Humanitarian missions held in India where he spent a total of 6 months. Then, he worked in France as an Emergency Doctor and for the SAMU in Marseille and Arles. He joined International SOS in 1990 for an assignment in South China and also started medical operations for International SOS by opening on-site clinics in Nigeria (Port Harcourt and Warri) and in Congo (Pointe Noire). In France, he worked as coordinating Doctor at the International SOS Paris Assistance Centre and was appointed Medical Director Assistance for International SOS Paris in 2006, and from 2008 Regional Medical Director of the medical operations of the Geneva and Dubai Assistance Centres. Since March 2019, along with his regional responsibilities for Medical Services in EECA, he is also in charge of the Dubai Assistance Centre that covers the MENA region.

Osama Hanna
Industry Digital Strategist

As Microsoft's Energy Core Industry Strategist, Hanna supports O&G companies in their digitalization journey. With 32 years of International hands on experience in the Upstream E&P both with Operators and Major Service providers such as Schlumberger, Halliburton, Maritime and GE (SONDEX) in Egypt, India, Syria, Oman, UAE, Norway and USA. Hanna also works on building Sustainability solutions that are much needed now to manage Green House Gases especially methane releases using satellites. Specialties: Contracting, Well Logging, Operations planning, Performance and procedures, Market assessment and evaluation for start ups and market entry.

Faisal Iqbal
Digital Advisor

Faisal Iqbal is a Digital Advisor at Microsoft, and he plays the role of digital strategist and executive advisor for the leaders of some of their most strategic customers in the region. Faisal has led transformation programs for a number of the largest and most successful enterprises across the world, and continues to help shape the digital transformation strategy for their strategic partners building holistic transformation programs centred about innovation, digital capabilities and growth mindset.

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