Vinod Raghothamarao

S&P Global

Director Consulting EWP

Vinod Raghothamarao is a consulting director at S&P Global. Based in Dubai, Vinod Raghothamarao advises public and private oil and gas clients across the world and manages consulting projects, with project scope spanning supply chain market intelligence, technology and digitalization, strategy, due diligence, operations & procurement, market assessment and sizing, investment evaluation, opportunity identification and screening. He has more than 18 years of global consulting experience across energy, mining, industrial and technology sectors. Vinod Raghothamarao holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from NIT Surathkal, India and an MBA in Finance and Strategy from ESADE Business School in Barcelona Spain.

Sessions With Vinod Raghothamarao

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 03:30pm - 04:10pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 09:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 10:10 pm

    Cybersecurity in the Energy Ecosystem: Lessons learned

    Panel Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity

    The energy industry is the lifeline of every country. Energy infrastructure threats are growing. During 2021, the global energy sector endured a multitude of cybersecurity attacks. A complex web of nation-state threat actors, hacktivists, and cyber criminals, combined with the energy sector’s expansive attack surface, decentralized cybersecurity leadership, and interdependencies between OT and Internet of Things (IoT) systems make the energy sector particularly susceptible to cyber threats. How are cybersecurity risks growing as the energy industry pivots around digitalization? Is the industry able to learn from experience? How are integrity and compliance assured through the energy digital supply chain? What lessons are learned from past attacks and how can current best practices in cybersecurity solutions improve to stay ahead of the game? How will cybersecurity evolve proactively to defend against threats?

Thursday, 10 March

  • 08:00am - 08:40am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 02:00 pm - 10/mar/2022 02:40 pm

    Quantum Computing: Solving big problems in energy transition

    Panel Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity

    Quantum computers process data faster than traditional computers and use significantly less energy. Is the adaptation of this technology practical or is this science still years away from implementation? Are we on the cusp of a quantum computing disruption as we transition to cleaner energy consumption? Will this exciting technology soon be as familiar to us as the smartphones we hold in our hands?