Microsoft has presented a range of its technological advances in energy consumption to delegates at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2021, with a view to empowering the regional sector to pursue a net-zero future
“The need to rapidly digitise is felt acutely across all industries today,” said Naim Yazbeck, regional director, Enterprise and Partner Group (EPG), Microsoft UAE.
“In the oil and gas sector, the use of the latest technologies, some of which are conceptualised in Microsoft’s Energy Core, will enable the industry to optimise efficiencies and reduce carbon emissions. ADIPEC is a vital forum for the airing of these important issues, and we look forward to a continued dialogue with our customers on their implications and solutions.”
At ADIPEC, Microsoft concentrated on showcasing technologies that can be leveraged to deliver sustainable solutions and achieve net-zero goals. The company recently announced bold global carbon-emissions goals of its own, where it will be carbon-negative by 2030 and remove historic emissions by 2050. It reaffirmed its regional commitment to enhance energy conservation and efficiency while continuing to empower organisations and individuals to innovate and drive economic growth. The company’s solutions rely on the power of data and AI to fulfill demand through renewable energy sources and other intelligent consumption approaches.
The Microsoft booth in the Digitalisation Zone provided visitors with insights from industry experts, who took a deep dive into the latest energy solutions. Sharing global and regional customer cases, success stories, and transformative industry initiatives, Microsoft’s aim is to enhance the entire value chain.
The company also highlighted the importance of talent acquisition and retention, as well as reskilling and upskilling the workforce, to drive digital transformation and sustainable energy strategies.