Maana Joins Microsoft, Accenture in ADNOC’s Artificial Intelligence Forum at ADIPEC 2018

PALO ALTO, Calif., November 19, 2018 — Maana, the pioneer of digital knowledge technology, joined 25 of the world’s leading oil and gas, and digital technology leaders, including Microsoft and Accenture, in a high-level forum discussion focused on the impact and future of artificial intelligence (AI) on the oil and gas industry at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) on November 13 in Abu Dhabi.

Hosted by Mr. Abdulmumin Al Kindy, Upstream Director and Chairman of Digital Transformation at ADNOC, the inaugural Artificial Intelligence Forum was held in the state-of-the-art Panorama Digital Command Center to discuss radical industry shifts, the rise of AI and how the industry can accelerate AI advancement to unlock new value from oil and gas resources. Jeremy McKeon, Head of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, represented Maana at the forum.

ADIPEC 2018 set records for attendance, welcoming 110,000 attendees and more than 2,200 exhibiting companies to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre including key stakeholders in the global oil and gas industry and specialists from multiple disciplines.

“It was an honor for Maana to participate alongside global leaders in the oil and gas industry to discuss the rapid evolution of digital technology in the energy sector,” said Jeremy McKeon, Maana Head of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships. “During this knowledge exchange, we covered the growing importance of digitalization and cloud computing which is improving performance and optimizing business outcomes. We’re happy to be recognized as being at the forefront of these innovations,”

In addition to participating in the forum, as partners, Maana joined the Microsoft booth on the conference floor.  The booth, whose theme this year was ‘Empowering Oil and Gas with AI,’ was dedicated to showcasing solutions around AI and Internet of Things.

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Held under the patronage of the President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and organized by dmg events, ADIPEC is the global meeting point for oil and gas professionals. Standing as one of the world’s top energy events, and the largest in the Middle East and North Africa, ADIPEC is a knowledge-sharing platform that enables industry experts to exchange ideas and information that shape the future of the energy sector. The 21st edition of ADIPEC will take place from 12-15 November, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). ADIPEC 2018 will be hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry, Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Chamber, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi Ports and the Department of Education and Knowledge. dmg events is committed to helping the growing international energy community.

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Maana organizes the world’s industrial data and human expertise into digital knowledge to enable millions of experts to make better decisions affecting the global economy and human civilization.  Using our Knowledge Platform™ and its proprietary Computational Knowledge Graph™, Fortune Global 500 industrial companies drive answers to operational questions that direct the future. Operating internationally, Maana is a privately-held company with offices in Menlo Park, California; Bellevue, Washington; Houston, Texas; London, UK; and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.


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