Maana to Map the Digitization of Oil and Gas at CERAWeek 2019

Pioneer in knowledge technology showcases its latest knowledge layer technology for digital stacks

HOUSTON, March 8, 2019 — Maana, a pioneer of digital knowledge technology, will join the world’s energy industry leaders at CERAWeek 2019 by IHS Markit March 11 – 15 to discuss the digitization opportunities in the oil and gas industry.

“We are excited to stand alongside pre-eminent industry leaders on the world’s biggest energy stage,” said Maana co-founder and CEO, Babur Ozden, “I look forward to our collaboration as we work together to accelerate digitization across the energy value chain.”

During the conference Ozden will join leaders from Shell and Saudi Aramco, among others, in an executive panel session, while the senior leadership team participates in other educational sessions throughout the conference.

Below are highlights from Maana’s presence at CERAWeek 2019:

  • Digital Transformation: Creating Value plenary session discussing the value that has been created thus far through digitization and where it will be created in the future. Executive panel will feature Babur Ozden, Maana CEO; David Hicks, IHS Markets Senior Vice President; Yuri Sebregts, Shell EVP Technology & CTO; Ahmad O. Al-Khowaiter, Saudi Aramco CTO; and Lal Karsanbhai, Emerson Executive President, Automation Solutions. Plenary sessions will be streamed live at CERAWeek Digital Hub. (Monday from 3:20 to 4:05pm)
  • What Does Digitization Really Mean lyceum session featuring Maana CEO, Babur Ozden. (Monday from 2:00 to 2:50pm)
  • A Knowledge Integration Perspective on Major Capital Projects and Operations Agora Pod session in which Maana’s Director of Customer Solution, Javier Canon, will discuss how an oil & gas major leverages a ‘Digital Knowledge Layer’ to unlock high-value opportunities in Major Capital Projects and Operating Assets. (Tuesday from 9:30 – 10:00am)
  • AI-Driven Well Timelines for Well Optimization Agora Pod session in which Maana’s Director of Oil Field Digital Transformation, Jeff Dalgliesh, will discuss AI-driven formation of digital knowledge layer for well optimization. (Tuesday from 3:30 – 4:00pm)
  • Shipping Smarter: Using Digital Knowledge to Create New Opportunities in Transport & Logistics Agora Pod session in which Maana’s Head of Knowledge Architecture, Almir Alemic, will discuss how an O&G major is forming digital knowledge layer to better optimize shipment of global oil supply. (Wednesday from 3:00 to 3:30pm)

Additionally, on the Tuesday morning of CERAWeek, Maana will announce a strategic partnership with one of the world’s largest multinational technology companies. Through this collaboration, the company will be able to further accelerate its customer’s digital journey, allowing them to answer enterprise-wide questions better and faster.

To learn more about Maana and their participation at CERAWeek 2019, visit

About Maana:

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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