2020 intensified the global demand for the accessibility of high-speed networks at an unprecedented rate. For the oil and gas industry, the ability to access information in real time to unlock data insights and achieve predictive maintenance has never been so critical. With the huge growth of IoT devices in the energy industry, operators and service companies need a flexible and distributed infrastructure to manage their data. 


Why Edge Computing?

Operators recognize that edge is vital in diagnosing and improving maintenance at the source, increasing safety, reducing downtime and lowering end-to-end costs. The value of the global edge computing market in 2019 was $3.5 billion, growing to $43.4 billion by 2027- a compound annual growth rate of 37.4% – according to Grand View Research. 

Gartner predicts that by 2025, 75% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed at the edge – outside a traditional centralized data center or cloud. That’s up from just 10% in 2018.



Energy Conference Network brings you the annual Edge Computing in Oil and Gas conference (January 27th 2021, online). The virtual event will gather operators, service companies, telecommunications, analysts and edge and IoT solution providers to discuss the latest advances and innovations at the Edge.

This conference, in its third year, is one of five digitalization events run annually by the Energy Conference Network – in which digital trends are discussed and debated by some of the largest oil and gas operators in the world.

In 2020 over 100 technology leaders gathered in Houston – this year the virtual event will open up the conference to the world.

Whether you are considering edge implementation, already managing edge computing across your network or providing edge solutions for the oil and gas industry, this event is an ideal platform for you to get your strategies or projects on track for 2021.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The role of edge technologies in accelerating post-Covid-19 recovery through diagnostics and maintenance at source
  • Opportunities for oil and gas operators to capitalize on edge capabilities to drive performance and competitiveness
  • Leveraging data capture effectively to yield more in-depth information across products and portfolios
  • The nuts and bolts of applying edge for asset-intensive remote operations
  • How to integrate and enhance the connectivity of legacy equipment through Edge
  • Intelligent edge processing to save time, boost response time, reduce data storage and lower transmission costs




Upstream E&P Operators, Midstream Companies, Petrochemical, Refinery and Processing Plants in addition to EPC and Oilfield Service Companies with the following job titles: 

  • Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer 
  • Digitalization Lead
  • Head of IT, Digital Strategy
  • Head of Emerging Technology 
  • Chief Architect, Head of Data Analytics 
  • Automation Lead

In addition to:

  • Consultancy and training firms 
  • Drilling companies 
  • IT software, hardware and solution providers 
  • Cloud and network services


"I loved the diversity of the topics and speakers. The perspective from the audience and real talk about the challenges that confront the industry as a whole is what the different companies bring to the table. This platform, Edge (formerly Emerging) Computing Technologies in Oil & Gas conference, enables the key players, the operators and solutions providers to come together and address challenges." Director, Digital Transformation – NALCO Champion

"I have been invited to several Energy Conference Network conferences now and they are the only conferences that have taken me out of our home country. The quality and attention to their choice in speakers is obvious - not just taking who pays the most, but giving space to key technologies and the new leaders in the industry." - Steve Aitken, Intelligent Plant

"Great conference, well-coordinated with excellent speakers and participation." - Hani Elshahawi, Shell

"Thanks for addressing the journey of Edge Computing and the future hybrid of IIOT." Maxine Aitkenhead, Data Gumbo