Digital solutions on display at Shell’s Tectonic 2017

Blockchain and NFC tags to prevent counterfeiting of lubricants and Datapalooza, a Microsoft Power BI Visualisation was on display cutting across the integrated energy footprint of Shell at Tectonic 2017.

The IT Hub Bangalore recently organised Techtonic 2017 – its first community event focused on inspiring learning about the entire hydrocarbon value chain of Shell, sparking new ideas through hackathons and ideation events, and engaging the rich supplier and partner ecosystem.

Techtonic encouraged all of Shell IT Bangalore Hub’s 2,000+ employees, other Shell entities and Shell’s event technology partners to showcase their projects, achievements, and innovative energy-industry-IT solutions. For example, one technology that was showcased allowed wearers of a Hololens device to walk inside and around a digital 3D model of a subsurface rock sample to examine rock properties like porosity and permeability.

Techtonic also comprised of skill development programs on new-age game-changing concepts for Shell’s employees such as masterclasses on Blockchain, energy transition program, new energy systems, waste to energy technology and Internet of things (IoT).

Initiatives such as Techtonic and Shell’s increasing focus towards expanding its in-house IT expertise over the last decade is a testimony of the importance of digital ecosystems for driving the next leap of progress in the energy world.

Commenting on the occasion, Jay Crotts, Group CIO, Shell said, “We brought together our largest IT group in Shell for a daylong event that left me feeling confident about accelerating the digital journey in Shell. The delivery we are seeing from our colleagues here in Bangalore is truly world class.”

Speaking on the occasion, Nitin Prasad, Chairman, Shell India said, “Our intention now is to play a similarly pivotal role in the digital transformation and technological advancement of India’s energy industry, because we believe, digital and technological innovation are as essential as collaboration in helping India meet its future energy demands. The Techtonic 2017, our largest initiative in the Indian digital space, owing to its spirit of innovation and learning, provides for a platform to collaborate and deliver on this commitment of ours.”

Arun Padmanabhan, VP – IT Bangalore said, “TechTonic 2017 was the first Community initiative in IT Hub Bangalore that focused on collaboration, learning and innovation. The intent has been to increase awareness about what is happening across Shell IT Hubs and the industry as a whole.”

The Bangalore IT hub, the largest IT hub for Shell globally, is focused on bringing next generation IT solutions to the Indian and global market. Post this debut launch, Techtonic will become an integral part of the annual calendar of Shell India, thus joining an illustrious list of events/initiatives that anchor Shell’s efforts to be at the forefront of innovation and help drive sustained value and growth for Shell globally and for India.


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