Webinar Recording | GDA Conversations with Access Partnership

Webinar Recording | GDA Conversations with Access Partnership

On 3 August, 2021, Access Partnership’s Logan Finucan, Senior Manager, US, joined the Gulf Downstream Association (GDA) for Episode 18 in its series of GDA Conversations. He joined a panel of experts to discuss how downstream oil and gas companies are increasingly focusing on digital solutions to attain increased productivity and lower costs. These digital solutions’ success rests on data, a resource that used to be scarce and now is abundant. However, inadequate policies, both internal and external, can challenge the success of data-driven solutions, something that warrants further exploration.

The event covered a series of key issues:

  1. Data Classification Frameworks, which categorise data by sensitivity and business impact and are the essential starting point for data governance. The lack of data classification frameworks, or frameworks that are too rigid, can limit data management and lead to optimisation losses.
  2. Cloud-First Policies, which establish that, when procuring new or existing services, potential cloud solutions should be evaluated first and before considering alternative options, something that can lead to efficiency and security gains across the board.
  3. Digital Upskilling Initiatives, which aim at equipping the workforce with the knowledge to maintain a digital transformation process and fully capitalise data-driven insights. In the absence of this, digital transformation efforts will not succeed in transforming organisational culture.
  4. Data Flow Governance, which enables the growth of data-enabled businesses by facilitating data sharing and cloud migration. On the contrary, draconian data localisation requirements risk severely impairing digital transformation.

Watch the recording of the webinar here:

Related Articles

Upcoming Webinar | Facilitating Cloud Adoption in ASEAN

Upcoming Webinar | Facilitating Cloud Adoption in ASEAN

Governments across ASEAN are increasingly recognizing the benefits of cloud computing technologies in driving innovation and productivity, and enhancing the...

29 Sep 2021 Events
Upcoming Webinar | How Different is 5G Really: The Importance of Aligned Standards to Accelerating Inclusivity

Upcoming Webinar | How Different is 5G Really: The Importance of Aligned Standards to Accelerating Inclusivity

The turmoil brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has catalysed a dramatic shift towards digital solutions across the world. This...

21 Sep 2021 Events
Upcoming Webinar | Data Beyond Borders: Laying the Foundation for a Digital Global Economy

Upcoming Webinar | Data Beyond Borders: Laying the Foundation for a Digital Global Economy

Enabling data flows can have a significant positive impact on the economy. Econometric modeling by McKinsey estimated that data flows...

15 Sep 2021 Events
Upcoming Online Conference | Conext Africa 2021

Upcoming Online Conference | Conext Africa 2021

The annual Digital Council Africa Conference aims to keep attendees updated on topics such as Fibre, 5G, Cloud and Data...

9 Sep 2021 Events