November 19 / 2021


Transformation in educational technologies.

Energy, IT and Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Kazakh-British Technical University
About conference

As part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Kazakh-British Technical University, an international conference “Transformation in educational technologies. Energy, IT and Business: Challenges and Opportunities ” will be held in the building of Kazakh-British Technical University.

Leading education specialists, scientists, leaders and managers of the largest domestic and international companies will participate in the conference. This is a unique dialogue platform dedicated to trends in science, education and industry; a platform where experts from various fields, researchers and practitioners will share their experience to achieve better results in business, energy and information technology development.

Industry professionals will talk about the most important things
Exchange of international experience and a huge amount of content

The conference aims to bring together participants from all over the world

Description of the session:

Modern technologies in energy, environmental aspects, renewable energy sources, geology and mineral resources, oil and gas industry at the present stage, marine logistics, materials science and technology of new materials, nanotechnology and nanomaterials, chemical technologies of organic substances.

Section directions:

  • Energy
  • Geology
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Ecology
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Materials Science
  • Chemical technology
  • Marine logistics

Key questions:

  • The future of the oil and gas industry
  • Challenge for education during the period of energy transition
  • Prospects for the transformation of the oil and gas sector into "Green Energy"
  • Assessment of the prospects for the oil and gas content of the Paleozoic sediments of the Caspian sedimentary basin at the present stage
  • Modern resource-saving technologies for enhanced oil recovery
  • Transition to "Green Energy"
  • Reduced emissions of solid waste and carbon dioxide
  • Contribution of the International Maritime Organization in reducing air emissions. MarPol Convention
  • Development of renewable energy sources and restructuring of the energy sector.
  • Energy problems in new realities
  • Creation of energy-intensive functional materials
  • Application of functional materials in alternative energy
  • Actual problems and challenges, opportunities for their solution, as well as trends in the chemical industry market

Section description:

New digital technologies are creating tools that have reshaped the economy of industry value chains and are affecting the creation of new business models and all of its components. The session will look at the combination of the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, which are at the forefront of IT innovation research, and are the foundation of the digital business model and affect the transformation of industries.

As a result of the discussion in the section "Modernization 5.0", practical recommendations will be offered to increase efforts for digital transformation in achieving success and wider use of the potential of science and business.

Section directions:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • It Management
  • Electronics And Automation Control
  • Smart City And Smart Solutions
  • Industrial And System Engineering
  • Computational Neuroscience And Robotics
  • Biomedical Engineering - Bioinformatics

Key questions:

1. Soft Computing (AI, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems, etc.);

2. Database, Data Mining and Big Data;

3. Software Engineering;

4. Cybersecurity:

  • Privacy and Security in the Cloud.
  • Establishing a Culture of Protect, Detect and Respond.
  • Lethal Threat Hunting and Incident Response Techniques.

5. IT Policy and Business Management;

6. Automation and Control Systems;

7. Smart City And Smart Solutions

  • Smart city theory, modeling, and simulation
  • Intelligent infrastructure
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Open data and big data analytics
  • AI-powered smart cities services
  • Safety and security systems
  • Smart healthcare
  • Smart emergency management
  • IoT and Smart X services

8. Industrial And System Engineering

  • Engineering Economics / Cost Estimation.
  • Engineering Management / Organizational Behavior.

9. Robotics and Neuroscience;

10. Medical Imaging Technology and Application;



The digitalization of the global economy continues to accelerate at a rapid pace. This has far reaching implications for the business community and those who educate and prepare future business leaders. Technical universities like KBTU are a critical connection point for education, technology and business. Indeed, business competitiveness relies upon graduates with the latest technical knowledge and expertise and therefore technical education must continually challenge the norm and evolve. This is achieved through the development of new, exciting and innovative curricula - transformed into dynamic academic courses for the classroom and laboratory. Many of today's jobs will soon become obsolete and disappear, to be replaced by the jobs of the future which are unknown today. To prepare for this is to see into the future and to transform how we teach and learn today so that we are ready to solve tomorrow's problems and rise to tomorrow's challenges when they come.

Section directions:

  • Project Management
  • Business and Economics of Competitiveness
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance

 Key questions:

  • What does it mean Digital Transformation for companies and business?
  • View on Digital Transformation from professional associations ACCA, CIMA
  • In which way should Business Education be transformed to meet business needs for Digital Transformation?
  • Which categories of business applications should be taught in Business School? (ERP, Business Intelligence, Business Processes, Project Management, Asset Management, Maintenance and Services)
  • Changing role of professors
  • Producing the knowledge together with students
  • Using methods and IT tools to enhance learning (Virtual reality, gamification, online discussion boards, video lessons).
  • How to teach finding useful and relevant information which is widely available online?
  • Online learning platforms and campus learning
Speakers of the plenary session
Rae Kwon Chung
2007 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (South Korea)

New horizons for science to tackle climate change by 2050
Dilly Fung
Pro-Director for Education, Professor, London School of Economics (UK)
Connecting education, research and public engagement
John Coyle
MBA, Olympic silver medalist, founder of Design Thinking Academy (USA)
Design Thinking
Siddharth S Saxena
Principal Research Associate Academic, Quantum Matter Group, Cavendish Laboratory /Department of Physics, Director, Cambridge Central Asia Forum Jesus College, University of Cambridge
Functionalising Scientific and Educational Capacity For Sustainable Development
Speakers of the Education in the era of energy transition session
Kang Wanli
PhD, Professor, China University of Petroleum

Recent resource-saving technologies for EOR - the Experience of the China Petroleum University
Ali Cem Kuzu
Vice-Dean of Marine Faculty at Piri Reis University (Turkey)
Ship Energy Efficiency and Emission Control Based on Human Factor Analysis:
A Case Study for Oil Tankers
Mrutyunjay Panigrahi
PhD, School of Mechanical Engineering,
Vellore Institute of Technology, India
Nanomaterials in Energy Applications and its Impact to Education Processes
Speakers of the Modernization 5.0 session
Toktar Yeskendirov
Project Manager of JSC "Halyk Bank" (Kazakhstan)

Halyk Academy: experience of cooperation of Halyk Bank with leading IT universities
Malika Almukhanbetova
Data science product manager, "DAR" (Kazakhstan)
Database, data mining and big data
Nuraly Uzakaliev
Senior Data Miner, Fraud Detection Team,
JSC "Kaspi Bank" (Kazakhstan)
Implementation of classification algorithms in unbalanced datasets
Speakers of Business education and digital transformation session
Vikas Aggarwal 
Regional Head of Policy – Eurasia and New Market Development, ACCA (UK)
Digital Transformation in Business: a view from ACCA 
Yelena Kalyuzhnova
PhD, Professor, Vice Dean (International),
Henley Business School, University of Reading
Break out rooms blessing or curse?
Dr. Sergey Serebranski
Managing Director of JANSER CONSULT GMBH

On the front row: Effective continuing education for those who don't work at a desk
Sections moderators

Chokan Laumulin

KBTU professor, researcher, University of Cambridge

Moderator of the Plenary session

Medet Dyussembayev

President of the KBTU ALUMNI Alumni Association, Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of “QazTechVentures” JSC

Moderator of the Education in the era of energy transition session

Fuad Hajiyev

PhD, Assistant Professor at ADA University

Moderator of the Modernization 5.0 session

Azamat Imanbayev

Senior lecturer, PhD student, deputy dean of the FIT KBTU

Moderator of the Modernization 5.0 session

Asel Jumaseitova

Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs,

Professor of KBTU Business School

Moderator of the Business education and digital transformation session

Diana Amirbekova

Managing Director for Internationalization and Strategic Development, Associate Professor of KBTU Business School

Moderator of the Business education and digital transformation session

13:00 – 14:00
Registration of participants
14:00 – 15:00
Opening of the conference
Plenary session

Description of the session.

  • exchange of information in the field of education transformation;
  • analysis of the best online learning practices;
  • issues of implementation of a continuous training system;
  • the role of companies in the development of universities and the integration of science;
  • development of recommendations for the implementation and development of industry best practices for a wide range of scientific and academic communities.

Key questions.

  • New horizons of science for solving the problem of climate change and ecology.
  • Problems of inequality in education.
  • New markets, design ecosystems, digital transformation, modern data processing methods.
  • The stories of extraordinary people who changed entire industries, invented new products and achieved tremendous success, violating generally accepted norms.
  • Education in Central Asia.
  • Development of green energy projects.
  • Development programme of JSC NC "KazMunayGas"within the framework of low-carbon development
  • University rankings.
General partners
November 19 / 2021
Kazakh-British Technical University, 59 Tole bi st. , Almaty city
+7 727 357 42 06 (ext. 111)
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