UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN BIN ABDULAZIZ AL-SAUD, CROWN PRINCE, DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF DEFENSE OF THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

Aramco

Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

Beyond Diversity: Focusing on Inclusion

Date: Sunday, 20 February 2022
Venue: Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences

Registration is closed for the workshop.

Gold Sponsor

Aramco

Committee

Chairperson

Najwa Al Azaimi
Saudi Aramco

Co-Chairperson

Mohamed Al Marzouqi
ADNOC

Umar Nahdi
Saudi Aramco

Yara Al Zahid
Saudi Aramco

Zahraa Alkalby
Total

Sajeda Barni
Tatweer Petroleum

Khulood Al Ruwaii
Baker Hughes

Workshop Schedule 

Time Title Type AbstractSpeakers
0830–0845 Registration and Networking  
0845–0900

The “I” in D&”I”—Are We Ready 

Opening Remarks

What does D&I mean in 2022? Do We Know & Are We Ready?

Najwa Azaimi
IPTC D&I Chairperson
Saudi Aramco

0900–1000

Tolerance to Understanding: 
Holding Courageous and Difficult Conversations that Matter

Facilitated session 

D&I means accepting and welcoming people from different walks of life. Tolerance, on the other hand, does not denote acceptance, but rather an attitude of being faced with something you must go along with but in your heart don’t accept. In this facilitated session, we will address the concept of true tolerance and accepting people who are different than you, and more importantly how to conduct and handle difficult conversations at work.

Faisal Hajji
Executive Director of Human Resources, Saudi Aramco

Aseel Humoodi
Senior Vice President, Human Capital, and Administration
Borouge

Moderator:
Christian Hobson
Saudi Aramco

1000–1100

D&I: A Catalyst for Corporate Sustainability—How D&I Initiatives Can Drive Sustainable Results

Panel Discussion

The concept of sustainability consists of three pillars: economic, environmental and social. Sustainable development happens only when we have a perfect balance between all three pillars of sustainability. In this talk, we will discuss how diversity & inclusion within organisations are linked to social sustainability and how D&I initiatives can drive sustainable results within companies.

Hind Alzahid
Riyadh Human Capital Leader

Ziad Jeha
VP and General Manager
Saudi Arabia and Bahrain
Schlumberger

Moderator:
Rowa Tawfiq

1100–1110

Coffee Break

 
1110–1200

The Future of Artificial Intelligence—Through the Lenses of Inclusion

Facilitated Session 

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies hold tremendous promise for much of the world. For example, in the field of education, AI-based educational technologies may enhance educational outcomes, and provide engaging interactive learning experiences for young people. At the same time, these AI-based technologies often lead to pressing questions around discrimination, transparency and accountability, as well as privacy and safety of users. The debate can address the complex interplay that AI can pose when it comes to applying it in the workplace and its effects on inclusion.

Nabil Al Nuaim
VP of Digital Transformation
Saudi Aramco

Moudhi Aljamea
VP
STC

Moderator:
Aseel Al Omair
Saudi Aramco

1200–1300

Equity vs Equality—Equity is About Fairness, Whereas Equality is About Sameness

Interview

Though often used interchangeably, equality and equity are quite different. If fairness is the goal, equality and equity are two processes through which we can achieve it. Equality simply means everyone is treated the same exact way, regardless of need or any other individual difference. Equity, on the other hand, means everyone is provided with what they need to succeed.

Nicole Durham
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
Baker Hughes

Moderator:
Mohammed AlAbbad
Saudi Aramco

1300–1400 Lunch  

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • For cancellations received after the registration deadline, a 25% refund will be made to the registrant.
  • No refund on cancellations received within seven days prior to the workshop dates, i.e. on or after 13 February
  • No refund will be issued if a registrant fails to attend the workshop.

IPTC's Official Travel Partner
MCI Saudi Arabia is IPTC's Official Travel Partner and has secured preferential rates at various hotels in Riyadh for IPTC attendees. MCI Saudi Arabia can also arrange bespoke transportation, city tours and provide visa assistance.

Contact:
Name: Zia ur Rahman
Email: ziaur.rehman@mci-group.com
Number: +966 (0) 508001275

Workshop Guidelines

One day of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements, and lessons learnt. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend.

Documentation

  • Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
  • Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
  • Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten view graphs are entirely acceptable.
  • Note-taking by participants is encouraged.

Attendance

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin, companies, and disciplines will be encouraged.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The Steering Committee will appoint a “scribe” to record the discussions and to produce the full workshop report for IPTC.
  • This report will be circulated to all attendees as the workshop deliverable within 4–6 weeks following the workshop. The copyright of the report is with IPTC.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific IPTC URL address after the workshop. Provision of the materials by the speakers will signify their permission for IPTC to do so.

Commercialism

In keeping with workshop objectives and the IPTC mission, commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation in the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.

 

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