On November 29, the Chairman of the Board of KMG Automation, a joint venture between KazMunayGas and Schneider Electric, performed the lecture on “Digitalization and Automation in the Oil and Gas Industry” at KBTU.

Vadim Avkhadeev has 25 years of experience in various international companies, including Schneider Electric, Pacific Jet Aerospace, General Electric, Alstom Power and Yokogawa. Vadim is a graduate of the Ufa State Petroleum Technical University, PhD holder from the Ufa State Aviation Technical University and MBA of Hong Kong University. The author of the book "The Magic of the Winged Machine", Vadim is a man sincerely in love with aviation, an instructor pilot and an expert in the field of intelligent control systems.


Our students, future engineers, leaders in the digitalization and automation industries learned about the peculiarities of the oil and gas sector, the importance of developing local content, the uniqueness of the concept of joint ventures and their value proposition, as well as how to grow from an ordinary engineer to a top manager of an international company.


The listeners asked questions about the speaker's professional and personal development, as well as the specifics of work in various industries in the CIS, Japan and Hong Kong.


For the most interesting questions, the listeners received branded gifts from KMG Automation.