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Hussain Ajwah

Saudi Aramco

Digital Transformation Engineer

Hussain Ajwah

Hussain is one of Aramco’s pioneering young engineers with various experience in Aramco refineries. Hussain and his team of engineers are spearheading the digital transformation program at Downstream Global Manufacturing. Serving as trusted consultants to more than six Aramco Refineries and 13 international Affiliates and Joint Ventures,

Hussain started his career as an electrical engineer in Yanbu Refinery and embarked on a quest to design and implement electrical and power systems projects. He then took the role of a project engineer, leading multiple digital transformation initiatives at Yanbu Refinery. His visionary approach and relentless drive resulted in Yanbu Refinery securing prestigious accolades, including the coveted Aramco Downstream Excellence Award.

Hussain was assigned the monumental responsibility of crafting the Downstream Global Manufacturing Roadmap for six Aramco refineries.. His contributions propelled Downstream Global Manufacturing to achieve a remarkable 4.8/5 rating in digital transformation maturity assessment.

Hussain was selected to harness his passion for venture capital to guide Aramco's investments in technology startups. His expertise proved invaluable in leading startup scouting activities and conducting meticulous technical and financial due diligence. Aramco soared to new heights through his discerning eye, forging strategic partnerships that fueled innovation and growth.


Digital Transformation in the World's Largest Energy Company: strategy and execution

In this presentation you will be introduced to an end-to-end overview of the digital transformation journey of Saudi Aramco. the world’s largest energy company and it's vision of becoming the world’s leading digitalized energy corporation.

Oil & gas is one of the world’s most critical industries and heading the global energy source with more than 50% share. Yet, the industry has not evolved much throughout the past 100 years and it is still dependent on many outdated techniques. However, with the emerging of Industry 4.0, we have seen some improvement in the processes, equipment and plant operations. However, these improvements have not been as revolutionary as we have seen in other industries.

Keynote Panel: Embracing the Digital Revolution: Transforming Industrial Control Systems

Moderator: Kevin Kumpf, OT/IT Cybersecurity Strategist, Cyolo


Roy Klann, Digital Transformation & Data Science Manager, Faurecia
Hussain Ajwah, Digital Transformation Engineer, Saudi Aramco
Susanne Lauda, Director, Global Advanced Manufacturing Technology, AGCO Corp.

The panel session on "Digital Transformation in Industrial Control Systems" brings together industry experts and thought leaders to explore the challenges, opportunities, and best practices associated with the integration of digital & AI technologies into industrial control systems. The session aimed to shed light on the evolving landscape of industrial control systems, the impact of digital transformation, AI, and strategies for organizations to successfully navigate this paradigm shift.

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