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DGMK-Event Geo-Energy Systems and Subsurface Technologies

DGMK WebSeminar: Digital Transformation - The people Component

16:00 - 17:00
online event

About the WebSeminar

Digital transformation covers a wide range of changes in technology, society, consumer markets, working culture, just to name a few. The oil and gas industry are no stranger to these developments and are catching up quickly in digital evolution. Increasing IoT technology adaptation and enhanced data accessibility is transforming working culture while additionally demanding new skills. How do people and culture adapt to using the new tools available? Digital tools enable and request a different kind of company culture. New, efficient workflows both demand and enable radical transparency, democratise information and foster cross-company collaboration.

This development is driven top-down by the need to increase efficiency and save costs as well as bottom-up by the workforce increasingly asking for purpose in their work and empowerment to prove their value. Although the daily steps seem small the impact is the deepest and widest long term change in the way everyone will work since computers came on our desk.

Since Wintershall Dea is aiming to leverage digital transformation at scale, to develop and scale up digital solutions that have a measurable impact in its core E&P business and hence it is developing its workforce. Wintershall Dea is deeply committed to skilling up its people and to fostering the corresponding mind-set to make a difference in an increasingly digital world.

About the Lecturer

Dr. Gesa Netzeband is currently Lead Business Value and Supplier Landscape in Digital Transformation at Wintershall DEA.
Following the completion of the merger between Wintershall and DEA in May 2019, Wintershall DEA is now the leading independent gas and oil company in Europe.

Gesa had joined DEA 11 years ago as exploration geoscientist and has been working in various positions since. She has led multi-disciplinary teams in exploration and business development projects in different countries, inside and outside Europe. In the last years she has been increasingly involved in large international projects in Global Exploration as well as on strategic corporate level.

In May 2019 Gesa took the position of portfolio lead in the newly formed Digital Transformation team. In this role she has been coordinating all digital projects globally across the company and driving the post-merger integration process. Since November she is additionally coordinating the digital ecosystem and driving business value of digital product developments.

She is an advocate of new ways of working and deeply engaged in changing the way we work at Wintershall Dea.

Gesa holds a PhD in Geophysics from the University of Hamburg.

Event Coordinator

Dr. Susanne Kuchling

Head of the Geo-Energy-Systems and Subsurface Technologies Department

Ines Musekamp

Coordination of the Department Geo-Energy-Systems and Subsurface Technologies