The oil and gas industry has experienced extreme volatility in the last few years: from oversupply and low prices to limited financial resources and more recently the challenges of managing operations in person. Nevertheless companies need to continue to turn a profit and act sustainably. And to help, the industry has recognized the importance of digital technologies to transform the way they operate. Many forms of technology in the IIOT space are providing opportunities for end users to optimize their assets and reduce their costs while managing the rapidly changing workforce dynamic. This forum discusses the industry’s needs and the capabilities of its suppliers to deploy digital technologies and deliver advanced automation to achieve better operational efficiencies.