Ahmed Hashmi

bp p.l.c.

Senior vice president digital production & business services

Ahmed Hashmi is Senior Vice President Digital, Production & Business Services, at bp plc. He holds executive accountability for shaping and delivering the vision and digital strategy for bp’s oil and gas production and refining operations, and corporate functions. With more than 30 years industry experience, he has held technical, commercial and leadership positions across Amoco and bp’s worldwide operations – Upstream, Downstream and Renewable Energy – in the US, Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Arabian Gulf. A frequent speaker and opinion former in the energy industry, Ahmed was recently recognized among Smart Industry’s list of 50 individuals making a difference on the front lines of the fourth industrial revolution. He holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Physics, M.Sc. in Computer Sciences (Operations Research) and MBA in Finance and Economics. He lives in Houston, USA, with his wife and son. His personal interests include reading, travelling with family, music, cycling, swimming, and volunteer work.  

Sessions With Ahmed Hashmi

Thursday, 4 March

  • 12:40pm - 01:10pm (CST) / 04/mar/2021 06:40 pm - 04/mar/2021 07:10 pm

    Plenary

    Digital Frontiers for Energy Industry Innovation

    Panel Digitalization Innovation & Technology

    Historically energy industry has been good at reinventing itself and at deploying new technologies. Recent examples include advances in unconventional oil/gas production, ultradeepwater development, and rapid decline in solar PV costs. More recently, the energy industry has been quick to embrace a wide spectrum of digital technologies. Some have argued that the pandemic has accelerated the pace of innovation and scale of deployment. However, as the energy sector transitions to new fuels and technologies, problems will get more complex and data more ubiquitous. How has the pandemic affected this trend? Has digital transformation in a post-COVID world moved from a luxury to a necessity? Where is the industry heading and what does this mean for operators and the service sector? How will digital technologies enable industry to meet sustainability and net-zero goals?