Tech, geeks, Lisbon and the Web Summit

Simon Tran
Jan 24 · 3 min read

The buzz for tech is turning into a deafening roar, but how much is it affecting the energy infrastructure and oil & gas industry?

My gut reaction to the whole thing was (and still is) torn. In one sense I was enthused by the hope and zeal to a sector which is clearly booming and seeping its way into all other industries and ways of working.

Every hour was packed with talks from global tech gurus preaching their corner of the market.

In comparison, the SPE conference in Aberdeen was a bleak bowl of watery porridge.

Even if you look across industrial peer sectors (automotive, agriculture, renewable energy) you can see they are at a different level in terms of having an open mind-set taking on new ways of tech enabled working.

These changes are not going to come from within the industry, but from outside.

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