February 24-25, 2020 | Norris Conference Center, Houston, TX

Conference Day Two

7:30 am - 8:00 am Check In and Networking Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:05 am Chair's Opening Address

The challenging economic landscape has forced businesses to scrutinize their operations
in pursuit of greater productivity and asset efficiency. Meanwhile, the market is growing
increasingly diverse as renewables mature and new entrants emerge. Digital is becoming
increasingly pervasive as companies turn to technology to modernise processes and deliver
competitive advantage. From remote monitoring and automation, to data analytics, asset
visualisation and HPC, digital technology is changing the game. This transformation has seen
IT become a core business asset, drawn from a background support role and repositioned as a
centre of value creation, innovation and insight.

Sarma Garimella

Project Lead, Manufacturing Execution Systems
The Dow Chemical Company


Patrick Seals

Director, Information Technology
Callon Petroleum

8:40 am - 9:15 am BP’s Modernization and Transformation of a Major Capital Project

Ken Nguyen - Digital Program Manager, Mad Dog 2, BP
Ken Nguyen is the Digital Program Manager for one of BP’s major oil & Gas facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. Ken will discuss how he and his team are using new technologies including .
• Modernization &Transformation: Digital, Agility, and Mindset
• M&T Initiatives on Mad Dog 2: AR, Digital Twin, ROV’s, underwater Wifi, offshore IT etc.
• Using Dynamic Digital Twin
• Immersive Quality Inspection using Mix Reality
• Creating a Nextgen Collaboration Environment

Ken Nguyen

Digital Program Manager, Mad Dog 2

9:15 am - 9:45 am See More. Perform Better.

Tore Kvam - Chief Technology Officer, VISCO
This session will focus on how deep integration of visualization into everyday asset operations
can effect end-users experience and ROI and how advanced visualization solution change the
way people communicate and work in asset driven industries.

Tore Kvam

Chief Technology Officer

Interactive Discussion Groups


David Crawley

Professor of Practice
University of Houston

10:20 am - 10:45 am Networking Break

Strategy, Execution & Governance

• The Transformation Journey: Shifting from passenger to driver on your journey
• People, Process & Technology: Creating the integration and having the strategic vision to put the business transformation ‘wheels in motion’
• Growing people and changing behaviors: Why operational transformation is not just about redesigned business processes and new technology applications
• Organizational Readiness: Taking into consideration all aspects of the transition, including operational processes, roles and delegations of authority, documentation, data management, IT systems, resources, and governance
• Identification: How do you identify, develop, and design with current digital skills and capabilities required?

Deana Werkowitch

Vice President, Business Process Optimization
Crestwood Midstream Partners

The structures, procedures, and processes an organization implements to direct, manage, and monitor its IA activities must be in line with an organization’s objectives, which is where IA governance comes into play.
Although the level of formality and structure will vary from one organization to another, its nevertheless critical to establish a formalized IA governance program so to then be able to maintain its deliverables effectively.
• Building an Automation Center of Excellence (CoE)
• Embedding IA technologies deeply and effectively within your organization
• How using a CoE can better leverage your automation investments, moving from distributed organizations that individually own technologies to one vertical center that is capable of providing automation solutions across the enterprise
• Enabling a stronger emphasis on innovation
• Assessing the value opportunities for implementing a center of excellence and the risks associated with maintaining the status quo
• Creating a framework for instituting and delivering a successful automation CoE, including a roadmap for
incorporating future automation investments

Biju Misra

Director, Operations - Enterprise Services

Change Management

• Viewing automation through the lens of your company’s strategic vision
• Understanding that intelligent automation is generally as a means to a greater goal: not only speed, efficiency or cost savings but as a means to capture data more comprehensively, improve the customer experience, reduce risk, capitalize on artificial intelligence (AI) and ultimately enable innovation in your organization

Andrew Nobbay

Finance Director - Performance Improvement

The desire to learn, embrace and use digital tools is high within the data analytics community. However, successful implementation across an organization requires a critical component often overlooked. Culture. This session will illustrate how culture impacts the desire to implement changes and what you can do to increase your chances of creating value through successful digital tool implementation.

Debbie Rothe

Technology Lead, Environmental Analytical Team
Dow Chemical

In this session, we will walk through the traditional
phases of implementing innovation projects in a global
company with a focus on project management and change
management for innovation projects.

Debbie Rothe

Technology Lead, Environmental Analytical Team
Dow Chemical

11:45 am - 12:30 pm Networking Lunch & Demo Drive

x and Mingle with oil and gas executives facing the same IA challenges as you – and meet leading Intelligent
Automation solution providers who can help you overcome some of those challenges!

12:30 pm - 1:10 pm Albemarle’s Digital Business Transformation: A Journey to Empower the World

Jim Richard - Director, Enterprise Business Systems, Albemarle
With leading positions in lithium, bromine, and refining catalysts, global specialty chemicals company
Albemarle Corporation powers the potential of companies in many of the world’s largest and most critical
industries, from energy and communications to transportation and electronics.
Albemarle has a 3-tiered approach to reinvent starting at the infrastructure layer, building into the business
processes and completing with digital plant automation. Albemarle CIO Patrick Thompson discusses what
it’s like to support customers creating disruptive innovation, the digital supply chain and data-driven transformation.

Jim Richard

Director, Enterprise Business Systems

1:10 pm - 1:50 pm Environmental Excellence Through The Use Of Innovative Technology

Sheryl Corrigan - Director, Environmental, Health & Safety, Koch Industries

Next generation leak detection approaches seek to reduce emissions of air pollutants, create safer work
environments, optimize resources, and provide more transparency for regulators and communities. Through
a collaborative agreement with EPA’s Office of Research and Development, Flint Hills Resources and Molex,
subsidiaries of Koch Industries, are designing and piloting an innovative system to remotely detect gas plumes
from industrial equipment leaks. The system utilizes a combination of sensors, wireless communication,
user-friendly software, advanced data analytics to provide 24-7 monitoring coverage, and personalized
notifications and reports to key stake holders. We see this approach as facilitating increased stewardship of the
environment, greater safety for our workforce, and more efficient utilization of resources to create value for
our communities.

Sheryl Corrigan

Director, Environmental, Health & Safety
Koch Industries

3:00 pm - 3:00 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks and Conference Concludes for those not attending Masterclasses

Post Conference Deep Dive Masterclasses

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Conquering Digital, Business, and Culture Transformations

Today’s organizations consist of increasingly complex IT and technological architectures
upon which customers, employees and processes – both manual and digital - interact.
That means that the role of operational excellence is arguably becoming both more
important and increasingly complicated. In this session we’ll discuss the new skills
and capabilities necessary for OPEX practitioners to help their organizations thrive in
today’s high-risk and volatile market conditions.
• What does a 21st century operations practitioner look like?
• Understanding the power of human capital for operational excellence
• What skills / what roles are required in the future?
• Optimizing your resources: effective productivity benchmarking
• Working with remote teams
• Internal competency development
• Creating networks of excellence to enable knowledge transfer