Nicolás Simone

Petrobras

Chief Digital Transformation & Innovation Officer

Mr. Simone holds a degree in Software and Systems Engineering from O.R.T University – Uruguay with extensive international experience and knowledge of information technology, digital transformation, cyber security, AI, omnichannel, CRM, innovation, sales, logistics, process reengineering, large projects, shared services center (SSC) and industry 4.0. Mr. Simone has held leadership positions in large companies such as Itaú-Unibanco, Lojas Renner, ABInBev and Grupo Boticário, with a strong business expertise in industry, consumer goods, retail and financial market segments.

SESSIONS WITH Nicolás Simone

Thursday, 4 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm (CST) / 04/mar/2021 06:00 pm - 04/mar/2021 06:30 pm

    Plenary

    Digital Technologies: Driving sustainable operations

    Panel Digitalization Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    Sustainability and digitalization are driving company strategies across the energy value chain. Perhaps less appreciated, however, are the opportunities available at the intersection of these two concepts. Digital technologies—including AI, cloud computing, and Internet of Things―largely target the optimization and efficiency of processes. Industry sustainability efforts can benefit from such enhanced capabilities by increasing the transparency of energy-related GHG emissions, and then identifying concrete ways to reduce them. This session explores the fit between these two concepts. In what areas are we seeing meaningful impacts today (e.g., energy efficiency, methane containment, transport optimization), and where do future opportunities lie? Is the broader application of digitalization in the sustainability space dependent on further technology advances, and do organizational issues play a role as well? What types of companies and capabilities need to come together to best develop and realize these opportunities?