ISA Saudi Arabia Section Eastern Region Event 2019


All times on the event are local times, each year we organize a wide range of events so that people can come together, collaborate, and learn from each other in different ways

7:00AM - 7:45AM
7:45AM - 8:30AM
Opening Remarks and Awards
Mohammed Loch
President & CEO
DMS Global
Director Market Development Middle East & Asia Pacific
Dr. Soliman Almadi
Engineering Consultant
Saudi Aramco
ISA Saudi Arabia Section
Dr. Jamil J. Al-Bagawi
Chief Engineer
Saudi Aramco
Talal Al Gaidi
Director - Global Technical Support Asset Technology Center
8:30AM - 9:00AM
Exhibition Tour & Ribbon Cutting
9:00AM - 9:30AM
Featured Technical Presentation
Abdullah Khalifah
Sr. Engineering Consultant
Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Saudi Aramco)
The Future of Process Automation: Leveraging Open Standards
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Data Analytics / Emerging Technologies
Track Chair
Shawqi M. Al-Marzouq
Jubail Industrial College (JIC)
Shaping the Future of the Energy Sector Through Emerging Technologies: Smart Operations - The Connected Plant
Tolu Sodeinde /
Senior Digital Acceleration Consultant Aveva
GOSP Optimization using Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Rahul Narayanrao Gajbhiye /
Assistant Professor KFUPM
Real-Time Predictive Analytics in Enhancing Base Layer Control Loops
Saeed Saad Alshahrani /
Control Systems Engineer Saudi Aramco
10:30AM - 11:00AM
Coffee Break & Exhibition Networking / Prayer Time
11:00AM - 12:45PM
Track Chair
Dr. Hassan Zuhair Al-Garni
Chairman Of Electrical And Electronics Engineering Technology Department
Jubail Industrial College (JIC)
Progress of Digital Transformation
Paul Steinitz /
Director Strategic Services ARC Advisory Group
Honeywell FORGE for Industrial - Enterprise Performance Management to Provide Industrial Companies with Real-Time Intelligence for Peak Performance
Oliver Braun /
Manager Honeywell Middle East
Intelligent GOSP (iGOSP)
Abdulaziz Al Ghamdi /
Instrument Engineer Saudi Aramco
Intelligent GOSP (iGOSP)
Yaqoub Alrammah /
Instrument Engineer Saudi Aramco
Future Automation Systems Based on IR 4.0 Middleware Technology
Dr. Ghalib A. Alhashim /
Sr. Engineering Consultant Saudi Aramco
12:45PM - 1:45PM
Lunch Break/ Prayer Time
1:45PM - 3:30PM
Networking and Wireless
Track Chair
Abdullah Safran Al-Nufaii
Networks Specialist
Saudi Aramco
Track Chair
Fouad Alkhabbaz
Eng. Consultant
Saudi Aramco
Digital Transformation/interface between the OT/IT worlds and IIoT/Industrie4.0 aspects of the FDI Architecture
Nick Garrett /
Project Manager FieldComm Group
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 for the processing plants
Mehul Vaidya /
Key Account Manager PEPPERL+FUCHS ME FZE
Privet Broadband Wireless Over Narrowband Spectrum for ITOT Applications
Abdullah Safran Al-Nufaii /
Networks Specialist Saudi Aramco
Standardizing Wireless Infrastructure deployments for Industrial applications
Hassan Salman Hassan Al Yousef /
Network Engineer Saudi Aramco
3:30PM - 4:00PM
Coffee Break & Exhibition Networking
7:00AM - 8:00AM
8:00AM - 8:30AM
Technical Keynote Speech
Kevin Miles Triplett
Engineering Specialist
Saudi Aramco
With Safety in Mind: Why Human Mind Collaboration Processes are Disturbed During Abnormal Situations
8:30AM - 10:15AM
Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity
Track Chair
Dr. Mohammed Al-Saeed
Network & Systems Specialist
Saudi Aramco
Two-way gateway: the future of OT and IT network segregation for Critical Infrastructure Operators.
Gilles Loridon /
CEO Global Security Network
The First Step to Defend Against Cyber Attacks: Effective OT Asset Management
Syed Belal /
Cybersecurity Technical Sales Consultant PAS Global LLC.
Human Reliability Factor for Secure Architecture for Industrial Control Systems
Adetola Idowu Olawale /
Technical Expert – Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems Saudi Aramco
OT Anomally Detection at Saudi Aramco
Mujali Al Khaldi /
Industrial Cyber Security Engineer Saudi Aramco
OT/IIOT security solutions
Mahmoud Salman /
Cyber Security Solutions Consultant Trend Micro
10:15AM - 10:45AM
Coffee Break & Exhibition Networking
10:45AM - 12:15PM
Process Safety / Reliability
Track Chair
Humod M. Al-Humod
Senior Manager
SABIC - Saudi Kayan
A standard relay can't be used in a Safety Instrumented Function (SIF)
Mauro Perego /
Sales Director EMEA G.M. International s.r.l.
Smart Qualitative Method to Assign Safety Integrity Levels during an HAZOP Study
Ahmed Al-Damluji /
Engineering Specialist Saudi Aramco
Bridge Safety & Security Mandates for Industrial Process Facilities (Energy Industry):
Khalid S. Al-Ghamdi /
Consultant Saudi Aramco
Enhancing process safety performance and compliance
Mohamed Hassan Rashed /
Technical Sales Consultant - Process Safety Schneider Electric
12:15PM - 1:15PM
Lunch Break/ Prayer Time
1:15PM - 3:00PM
Advanced Process Control and Optimization
Track Chair
Khalid Al-Zahrani
Decision Support Systems Unit
Saudi Aramco
Value of digitization to optimize chemical plants operations
Ronan O'Sullivan /
VP - IMEA Hub Digital Manager ABB
Flare Flow Measurement & Combustion Control Solutions to Optimize Operation Cost & enable Environmental Regulations Compliance
Ramy Ahmed Diaa Mohamed /
Technical Manager GE Sensing (Baker Hughes, a GE Company )
Surge Testing of New Centrifugal Compressors on Site
Medhat Zaghloul /
Regional Technology Manager CCC (Compressor Controls Corporation)
Energy saving and utility consumption in APC
Hassan Ali Hussain Alabdulmohsin /
Can Facilities Benefit from Autonomous Technology?
Kevin Miles Triplett /
Engineering Specialist Saudi Aramco
3:00PM - 3:30PM
Coffee Break & Exhibition Networking / Prayer Time
3:30PM - 5:15PM
Field Instruments / Obsolescence & Life Cycle Management
Track Chair
Dr. Ghulam Rasul
I & C Chief Engineer
Designing Instrument Engineering Standards to Address Safety, Mech Asset Integrity, Life Cycle and Human Factors
Fawaz Adnan Abdulrahman AlSahan /
Engineering Specialist Saudi Aramco
How clients can increase safety and avoid unintended plant shut-down, by selecting the right flame scanner?
Abbad Cheik /
Regional Manager Middle East DURAG GROUP
How clients can increase safety and avoid unintended plant shut-down, by selecting the right flame scanner?
Salim Anqour /
Senior Sales & Service Engineer (B. Eng.) DURAG GROUP
Impact of Frequency and Antenna Size for Accurate Process Level Measurement
Sivaji Nemalipuri /
Marketing Manager Endress+Hauser
Level Instrumentation Suitable for Maintenance with no Process Shutdown
Alexis Alexander /
Product Manager VEGA Technique
5:15PM - 5:30PM
Closing Remarks & Feedback Session