Alan Nelson

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

Chief Technology Officer

Alan E. Nelson is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) where as a member of The Executive Office he is responsible for leading the Company’s innovation strategy, Digital and Artificial Intelligence development and deployment, and corporate sustainability across the ADNOC group of companies. Prior to joining ADNOC, Alan was the CTO and Chief Executive of New Markets for Johnson Matthey plc. As CTO he was responsible for establishing the Company’s innovation portfolio, leading corporate sustainability and directing global research efforts to develop market-facing solutions. Prior to joining Johnson Matthey, Alan served as Global Engineering Director for semiconductor technologies for The Dow Chemical Company. Alan is credited with driving new product and process innovation in a number of key market segments including electronic materials, lithium ion batteries, oil and gas, water solutions, transportation, chemicals and petrochemicals, and agriculture chemicals. Prior to Dow, Alan was an Associate Professor and Associate Department Chair in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at University of Alberta.

Sessions With Alan Nelson

Wednesday, 3 March

  • 02:00pm - 02:30pm (CST) / 03/mar/2021 08:00 pm - 03/mar/2021 08:30 pm

    Voices of Innovation

    Voices of Innovation: Alan Nelson, Chief Technology Officer, ADNOC: Innovating at scale

    Interview Innovation & Technology
    How do you transform a large NOC to become truly innovative? Can digital transformation deliver sustainable and measurable value? What technologies will be necessary at scale to reduce emissions? In this conversation with Atul Arya, Chief Energy Strategist, IHS Markit, Alan Nelson, ADNOC’s first CTO will share his journey and the future vision for innovating and transforming ADNOC.