Connected workers boost oil and gas operational efficiency

Oct. 3, 2023
Oil & Gas Journal-hosted webinar sponsored by Ericsson
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This webinar was originally broadcast on October 3, 2023. Now Available On Demand! 


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Today, oil and gas businesses are using faster and more agile technology deployments to drive operational efficiencies and minimize risks. As such, many are seeking more effective ways to connect workers with information while ensuring their safety and maintaining cyber security precautions.

One of the most important use cases in oil and gas operations is the connection of workers via wearables and other devices. These tools provide real-time alerts that notify of changes with oil and gas machinery, significantly increasing frontline employee safety and enhancing overall productivity.

In this online seminar, Ericsson—and its partners, RealWear and Pepperl+Fuchs—will explore their experiences when coupling private 5G connectivity with connected worker technologies. Experts will cover the how-to of integrating wearables, IoT devices, and data analytics to create a best-in-class connected worker ecosystem, including lessons learned, key benefits, and real-life examples of successful implementations.


Ammar Sabbagh
Vice President of Industry and Partnership – Energy

Ammar Sabbagh is an expert in IoT, 4/5G with a focus on the Oil & Gas and Ports industries. Sabbagh loves to explore the possibilities of new technologies. Thus, he has spent most of his career advancing innovation within large corporations- Ericsson, Time Warner Telecom and Marconi, where he launched new products, solutions and secured revenue. He has wide experience in enterprise solutions for digitalization and automation for Oil & Gas and Ports. 

Sabbagh lived and studied in Portland, Oregon, USA. He has an MBA from Marylhurst University and B.S. in electrical engineering from Portland State University.

Staffan Hellsvik
Global Head of Partnering for Offshore & Processing – Private Networks

Staffan Hellsvik is part of Dedicated Networks at Ericsson business area Enterprise Wireless Solutions. As the Global Head of Partnerships for Offshore & Processing industries he is responsible for the global partner ecosystem that Ericsson utilizes when deploying private cellular networks across the Oil & Gas value chain.

Prior to Ericsson, Staffan has worked in various roles, with 10 years’ experience of architecting solutions and communications infrastructure, focusing on Oil & Gas and offshore. At Ericsson, Staffan is committed to building out seamless, ubiquitous wireless 4G and 5G connectivity using small private networks that site operators can manage themselves. Staffan is based in Gothenburg, Sweden.

George Sims
Senior Director of Product Management Strategy

An innovative technology leader with a proven track record of driving technology adoption across diverse domains, George Sims serves as the Senior Director of Product Management Strategy at RealWear, Inc. George excels in comprehending market dynamics, forging technology partnerships, and understanding customer needs to architect impactful solutions.

With a history encompassing roles such as Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at SimplyVideo, as well as leadership positions at ISDM Solutions Ltd. and, George's trajectory underscores his unwavering commitment to advancing businesses through technology. Fueled by an academic foundation in Audio Technology and Innovation, coupled with hands-on experience, he stands as a catalyst for innovation and thought leadership at the nexus of technology and business.

Carl Henderson
Director MCC Global Account Management & Projects

For over 15 years Carl has worked with many of the leading Energy, Chemicals and Manufacturing companies to deliver industrial mobile projects worldwide. Experiencing the evolution of industrial mobile from early solutions using disconnected Windows CE handhelds through to today’s smart, fully connected worker, Carl has developed a deep understanding of a wide range of use cases.

Carl was formerly the Managing Director of ECOM Instruments UK and now as part of the Pepperl+Fuchs Group serves as Director of Global Account Management and Projects.

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