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Designing for the Future: A Practical Look at ESG and Digital Transformation

April 28, 2021 | 11:30 – 12:30 pm


As organizations in the Oil and Gas industry strive to gain social and regulatory support for their projects, their understanding and application of Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) practices is becoming as important as their core base business.  In addition to this new reality, companies are exploring the new and evolving technology possibilities to digitally transform their operations and businesses. Digital innovations and technologies provide some of the few tools available to industry today that can lower costs, optimize operations, and meet the moving targets of ESG objectives. This talk will explore how ESG and Digital transformation are converging to define a new design basis for the future of our energy industry and will include tangible examples of how some companies are achieving both their digital and ESG goals today.


Mark Guirguis – Director, Digital Business Development at Spartan Controls


Mark Guirguis has a track record of bringing technology and opportunity together in developing and delivering successful Environmental and Sustainability focused projects.  With an Oil and Gas industry foundational education in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta, he has worked in industry for over 22 years.  Some of the projects he has helped develop continue to drive millions of dollars annually in CO2 offset credits while taking the equivalent of thousands of cars of the road.  Today, in addition to digitally-focused mentorship and solution development in the spaces where IT and OT converge, he works closely with organizations in developing meaningful projects to support their Digital Transformations and efforts to improve in the ESG space.


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