As head of the Energy Information Management program at KAPSARC, Amar is responsible for running all facets of the energy data portal design, development and research insight web apps. He has over 20 years of experience building data management platforms for research and technology industry. Prior to joining KAPSARC, Amar was chief information officer for Swiftpage, responsible for all technology and customer care delivery. At Swiftpage he led the tech transformation into enterprise-ready platforms from a startup mode. Before that, he was information technology vice president at IHS, where he led the design and implementation of global data operations, tech platforms and strategies. He also served as senior director of i2 Technologies’ data consulting services division for a decade, holding several international positions.
Digital transformation has gained greater momentum during COVID-19 and is perceived by leading oil and gas enterprises as a pivotal vehicle to improve efficiency and accelerate the decarbonization of the oil and gas value chain. Historically, many large-scale digital applications have experienced setbacks and challenges and have under-delivered on what they had envisaged to fulfil. […]