Interviews

Ziya Gurun

Ziya Gurun

Former Technical Services and R&D Director

TUPRAS

"We try to do a lot of energy heat recovery projects in our existing process units; we call it Energy Intensity Index, EII, that we're trying to lower and reducing this EII just by one point means so many million dollars per year".

TUPRAS’s Former Technical Services and R&D Director Ziya Gurun has 30 years of experience in management, operations, design, and construction of refineries and product terminals including STAR Project, terminals of Opet and TUPRAS refineries.

Andrey Belevtsev

Andrey Belevtsev

Chief Digital Officer

Gazprom Neft

"We were applying the machine learning algorithm with our partner to process the geological information and it's still in a working mode".

Gazprom Neft CDO Andrey Belevtsev is a professional with 18 years’ experience in the IT industry. For the last 3 years, he has been responsible for developing and implementing Gazprom Neft digital strategy. In 2019, Gazprom Neft launched over 150 new digital initiatives and produced the first “digital oil” by applying the machine learning algorithm. By 2025, the company expects the digital transformation to reduce the time and cost of geological exploration by 30%.

Gary Godwin

Gary Godwin

Senior Director

KBR Technology Solutions

"Demand for transportation fuels is relatively flat, but we do have an ever-increasing demand for petrochemicals".

Gary Godwin, Senior Director, KBR Technology Solutions, talks about competition in oil and gas licensing business, new oil processing technologies, catalysts, plastic recycling projects and why KBR is a space company now.

Dan Gillis

Dan Gillis

Director

Chevron Lummus Global

"Biofuels are very important for reducing the carbon footprint of transportation fuels supplied to our customers"

Entering China’s downstream market as a licensor, approaching potential clients at oil and gas events and switching to biofuels: Dan Gillis, Director, Technology at Chevron Lummus Global gave an interview on these and other topics in a new episode of BGS Talks show. The episode was filmed in frames of the Petrochemical and Refining Congress Europe, and hosted by Kristina Sabirova, Managing Partner of BGS Group.

Rajneesh Arora

Rajneesh Arora

Vice President Robotics

Addverb Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

"Robotic grippers are gaining popularity in the manufacturing industry as they handle materials with the utmost care, reducing the chances of damage"

Mr. Rajneesh Arora obtained his graduation degree in BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programmes (BITS Pilani WILP). He started his career as a salesperson in Pennzoil India ltd. Then, he moved on to Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), where he worked as an apprentice trainee. Later onwards, from heading automation projects group as AM-Plant Engineering to Vice President of Addverb Technologies, Mr. Arora overall has a stupendous +24 years of experience in Robotics Automation, Factory Automation, Process Automation, and Specialized Machine development, Project and Product sales, Business development, Consultative Sales with a strong techno-commercial background.

Albert Calvo

Mr. Albert Calvo

Fluid Handling Product Manager

CEPEX

We are constantly working on improve our manufacturing process and the effectiveness of material, design etc. of our products.

Mr. Albert Calvo obtained his University degree in Business & Administration and Advertisement & Public Relations. He obtained his Master's degree in Marketing and social media. He has been working in Fluidra Group in several positions for the past 17 years as NEEMEA region marketing manager, Cepex product manager, Cepex brand manager, Fluid handling and irrigation business manager, and Cepex marketing manager. Currently working as a Cepex marketing manager. He takes in charge of all the marketing and communication of the factory, products, sales. He has been dedicatedly working since the starting of marketing activities in Cepex and has achieved to create a well known brand with worldwide reputation into the swimming pool, irrigation and industrial markets for Fluid handling applications.

Dr. K Subramanian

Dr. K Subramanian

Executive Director

Powergear Limited

Make Powergear R&D the premier destination for innovation and research in India and abroad and also the grander vision of showcasing India itself as a global destination for R&D

Dr. K. Subramanian obtained his PhD from Cornell University in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Micro ElectroMechanical Systems or MEMS. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras. He is currently Executive Director, R&D at Powergear Ltd., MEPZ, Chennai where he works on implementing several novel technologies in Energy, Aviation, Materials, Chemicals, Mechanical, Sensors and other sectors. He previously worked at GE’s Global Research Center in New York. Subramanian has filed more than 50 patent applications in his field. He managed a large program on MEMS at GE and received two prestigious awards for his research. One of them, the Hull Award, is presented to early-career researchers at GE Global Research. The other award, the Whitney technical achievement award is for a project that is viewed as a potential market game changer. Subramanian is a Six Sigma Black Belt. He has made significant contributions to multiple unique projects and has authored numerous publications and technical reports. The current contract R&D initiative at Powergear aims to showcase India’s innovative talents to the world.

Mr. Kenny Chua

Mr. Kenny Chua

Marketing Manager

HollySys Automation Technologies

IoT is usually about collecting/safeguarding data, and Artificial Intelligence will be taking out these essential data through self-learning to present intelligent insights for the end-users

Unafraid to challenge the norm. B2B marketer with 12 years of experience in overseeing regional inbound/outbound marketing portfolio. Possesses a strong buyer persona approach towards building successful campaigns.