Future Downstream

Online | 27-28 April 2022

The energy industry is undergoing a radical transformation. Not only are we seeing a shift towards carbon neutrality, but the oil, gas and renewables sectors are also doubling down on data-driven digitalization to make better-informed business decisions. This transformation aligns with Intel’s commitment to a positive global impact—after all, our purpose is to create technology that enriches the lives of every person on earth.

As a long-standing technology partner for the industry, Intel is committed to moving towards a data-driven energy market. We know that modern technology is necessary to power a data-driven world, from data acquisition (data-upstream) to its consumption (data-downstream). And we are playing a key role in developing the technologies that will enable this transition, including:

  • Scaling AI to attain the true goal of Industry 4.0 with intelligent, self-aware automation
  • More secure and intelligent edge computing that allows for both control and analytics
  • Industrial IoT that fuels the acceleration of data-driven decision making from oilfields to wind farms.
  • Energy efficient and carbon neutral computing by converging of high-performance computing-AI workloads on a common infrastructure. 
  • Active participation in the standards groups and consortiums such as OSDUTM and Open FootprintTM

As members of this industry and active participants in its transformation, it is our shared responsibility to collectivity measure the carbon footprint across our supply chain. After all, none of us exist in a vacuum—we must work together to achieve measurable, impactful change.

At Intel, we have started by setting what we believe to be critical goals for a sustainable future. As part of our 2030 corporate responsibility strategy and goals, we will create a collective approach to reduce emissions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry and increase the use of technology in the manufacturing sector to reduce our impact on the global climate.

Over the coming decades, the world will continue to move towards a transformed energy industry that is closer to carbon neutrality and driven by data.  Acting alone, Intel cannot achieve the broad, societal impact to which we aspire.  We are evolving our corporate responsibility strategy to increase the scale of our work with other organizations and further harness the power of technology to solve global challenges.   

Our focus on ethical business practices, respect for human rights and continued performance improvements in our own operations and our supply chain will be foundational to our new strategy and ambitions.  Our significant investments and actions to date have resulted in high levels of efficiency and performance.  Given the complexity and scope of challenges that the world faces, Intel is committed to building upon what we have already accomplished and continuing to raise the bar for ourselves and our suppliers through new 2030 goals.

We will also apply our deep experience as a leader in global manufacturing and leverage our unique position within the technology ecosystem to embark on a number of collaborative initiatives to help our customers achieve their own sustainability goals and accelerate progress in key areas across the entire technology industry. 

We believe that when hardware, software and ideas come together, technology has the power to have an authentic, human impact and enable meaningful connections. We remain committed to developing and investing in innovative technology and solutions to power the next chapter of the global energy industry.

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