March 21 – 23

Houston

Speakers

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Joe Eaton
Technical lead for Accelerated Graph and Data Analytics
NVIDIA

Day Two

Thursday March 23 2017

13:00 | GPU Accelerated Analytics for Understanding Upstream Datasets

Ken Dunn
Senior Enterprise Architect – Information and Data
BP

Day One

Wednesday March 22 2017

09:30 | Data Management in the Era of Data Lakes, Hadoop & Self-Serve Analytics

Paloma Urbano
IT Director, E&P Data Management Portfolio & Strategy
ConocoPhillips

Paloma Urbano is ConocoPhillips’s Information Management Strategist with 20 years of experience in Information Management. She has implemented global seismic and wells projects with major Oil and Gas Operators as well as managed technology solutions for service companies. Whilst at Landmark Paloma was responsible for the Information Management portfolio including the Corporate Data Store, Petrobank, TeamWorkSpace and other solutions. In addition to Paloma’s deep knowledge of Information Management she has broadened her skills with working assignments in global talent management and major account management. She demonstrated her skills by leading Halliburton’s Global Technical Teams on the delivery of solutions for pre-salt, unconventionals and arctic development. Evangelizing internally and externally on the value of the integrated solutions and promoting visibility across industry markets.

Day Two

Thursday March 23 2017

11:20 | Overcoming E&P Data Management Challenges to Enable Better Analytics

Sanjay Mehta
Manager, Advanced Analytics
ConocoPhillips

Sanjay Mehta is the Advanced Analytics Manager within the ConocoPhillips Advanced Innovation Center of Excellence. Sanjay has over 25 years of experience in the energy business industry including roles in the downstream, mid-stream and upstream segments of the business.  Sanjay began his career with Conoco in London joining as a graduate IT trainee. In his early career he held various positions supporting and developing IT systems using a variety of technologies. During the late 1990s, Sanjay worked in Asia Pacific leading the implementation of retail IT systems as part of a regional business expansion. After returning back to London in 2002, Sanjay managed the integration of IT after the merger of Conoco & Phillips including establishing a European Commercial Trading headquarter office. In 2005, Sanjay moved to Perth, Western Australia to manage a regional infrastructure service function in Asia Pacific (2005-2010) and then managed the Australia IT organization (2011-2014) supporting the offshore gas and onshore LNG assets. Sanjay has a BSc in Computer Systems from University of Westminster, UK.

Day Two

Thursday March 23 2017

11:20 | Overcoming E&P Data Management Challenges to Enable Better Analytics

Stephen Taylor
Manager - Reporting, Analytics and Data Management
Devon Energy

Day Two

Thursday March 23 2017

16:00 | Using AI & IIoT for End Users to Gain Meaningful Insights for Cost Reduction & Production Optimization

Jim Claunch
VP Operations Excellence
Statoil North America

Jim Claunch  is currently Vice President of Operational Excellence for Development and Production USA/Mexico in Statoil.  He joined Statoil in 2009 as Vice President of Global Business Services in the Houston office and subsequently held VP of HR positions in Norway and in Houston. He has over 25 years of experience in the energy sector including 14 years of international experience serving in various financial and shared services roles. Prior to joining Statoil, Jim’s roles included:

  • Managing Director of Growth Capital Partner’s Energy Group in the Merchant Bank’s Houston office.
  • CFO and CIO of Power Well Services (PWS), a global oilfield services  company controlled by First Reserve.  PWS was put together via six acquisitions and later sold to Expro International Group PLC.
  • Sr. Vice President of Shared Services and IT at Intercontinental Hotels Group.
  • Vice President of Global Shared Services for Halliburton Energy Group, where he had global responsibility for accounting, communications, finance, HR, procurement, quality and IT functions.
Mr. Claunch is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business administration from Hardin-Simmons University.

Day Two

Thursday March 23 2017

13:30 | Making the Best Operational & Financial Business Decisions Based on Analytics of Improved Data

Trond Ellefsen
Special Advisor Strategy and Former CIO
Statoil North America

Day One

Wednesday March 22 2017

08:50 | Keynote Presentation: Incrementalism vs Digital Darwinism in Information Management & Analytics

Mark Reynolds
Senior Solutions Architect Technical E&P Applications
Southwestern Energy

Day One

Wednesday March 22 2017

08:40 | Chair’s Opening Remarks

Day Two

Thursday March 23 2017

08:50 | Moving towards a Single Version of the Truth throughout the Data Value Chain

Chris Josefy
Manager, Business Solutions
EP Energy

Chris leads the team responsible for all of EP Energy’s applications in the drilling, completions, facilities, production operations, production accounting, revenue accounting, SCADA, measurement, automation, SCM, asset management, and HSER areas.  He is also responsible for the business intelligence and analytics team. He was the IT lead on EPE’s Oilfield of the Future project focused on driving step change in the value of assets through process improvement, management systems implementation, development of personnel, and cost efficient use of technology and data systems. Prior to this role, Chris held several positions at El Paso Corporation and EP Energy all focused primarily on the operational side of the upstream E&P business, and previously held positions in ascent/descent flight design for United Space Alliance.

Day One

Wednesday March 22 2017

16:40 | Panel Discussion: Bridging the Gap between the Business Side, Information Management & IT to Communicate Shared Knowledge

Day Two

Thursday March 23 2017

10:40 | Case Study: Integrating External Vendor Chemical Management Data into In-House Data Sets to Enhance Business Value

Travis Osborne
IT Director Information Management
Apache Corporation

Day One

Wednesday March 22 2017

11:10 | Life at a “60-Year Old Start-Up”: Re-Thinking Data Architecture to Simplify & Standardize

Mark Ritch
IT Manager of Analytics
Apache Corporation

Day One

Wednesday March 22 2017

11:10 | Life at a “60-Year Old Start-Up”: Re-Thinking Data Architecture to Simplify & Standardize

Chris Bradley
Inaugural Fellow DAMA-I and Former Data Strategist
BP

Day One

Wednesday March 22 2017

14:30 | Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Data Governance, Managing & Computing With “Big Data” from Other Industries & Government

13:50 | Moving on from Information-As-An-Asset: How Do You Practically Embed Data Ownership across the Business?

Pilar Coral
Reserves Process and Analytics Lead
California Resources Corporation

Day One

Wednesday March 22 2017

16:00 | Embedding culture of data ownership and uptake from end users in a data-centric world

16:40 | Panel Discussion: Bridging the Gap between the Business Side, Information Management & IT to Communicate Shared Knowledge

Peter Aiken
Past President DAMA-I
International Data Management Association

Peter Aiken is acknowledged to be a top data management (DM) authority. As a practicing data consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively performing and studying DM for more than 30 years. His expertise has been sought by some of the world's most important organizations and his achievements have been recognized internationally.  He has held leadership positions and consulted with more than 75 organizations in 27 countries across numerous industries, including defense, banking, healthcare, telecommunications and manufacturing. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and author of 10 books (latest:  "Your Data Strategy"), multiple other publications, and he hosts the longest running and most successful webinar dedicated to data management (hosted by Dataversity.net).  Peter is the Founding Director of Data Blueprint, a consulting firm that helps organizations leverage data for competitive advantage and operational efficiencies.  He is also Associate Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), past President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA-I) and Associate Director of the MIT International Society of Chief Data Officers.

Pre-conference Workshops

Tuesday March 21 2017

11:30 | Workshop B - Monetizing Data Management: Showing the Concrete ROI & Costs of Poor & Good Data Management

Francisco Sanchez
President
Houston Energy Data Science

Day Two

Thursday March 23 2017

14:10 | Making the Most of Your Data: Emerging Use of Advanced Analytics Tools

Chaimie Riley
Executive Director of Marketing
Houston Energy Data Science

Day One

Wednesday March 22 2017

16:40 | Panel Discussion: Bridging the Gap between the Business Side, Information Management & IT to Communicate Shared Knowledge

Slava Akmaev
Chief Analytics Officer
Berg Pharma

Slava Akmaev, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer at Berg. Dr. Akmaev leads innovation in Big Data analytics applied to fundamental patient management problems in healthcare, drug development, and diagnostics. During his tenure at Berg, Dr. Akmaev has developed and launched bAIcis™, Berg Artificial Intelligence Clinical Information System that allows life scientists and clinicians to harvest the power of Big Data and affect real world patient outcomes. He works closely with the drug and biomarker development teams and directs research informatics, healthcare analytics, and personalized medicine programs within Berg and its subsidiary companies. Dr. Akmaev continues to innovate in the application of Bayesian artificial intelligence in healthcare IT. Prior to joining Berg, he was Vice President of Scientific Affairs at a Big Data analytics company, Scientific Associate Director at Genzyme Genetics and a Bioinformatics lead at Genzyme. Dr. Akmaev holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Day Two

Thursday March 23 2017

15:20 | Cross-Sector Case Study: Operational Real-Time Analytics of Big Data in the Pharma Sector to Increase Business Value & Buy-In

Ankit Lodha
Analytics Operations Lead in Clinical Systems and Analytical Reporting
Amgen

Ankit Lodha has high-end expertise in study conduct and interpretation of clinical operations data in the pharmaceutical/ biotechnology industry. In his current position, Ankit is responsible for socialization of business intelligence tools throughout the organization and setting the data strategy supporting clinical trials to generate real-time dashboard, predictive modelling for patient enrolment, site quality, forecasting study start-ups and cycle times. Ankit is Analytics Operations Lead in Clinical Systems and Analytical Reporting (CSAR) at Amgen. Within Amgen he has worked on R&D and Commercial Analytics. Before this positon he has provided strategic consulting services, supporting the analytics, data mining, and business intelligence needs of senior leadership at AstraZeneca and Pfizer. He holds a Bachelors in Biotechnology Engineering from Dr. D.Y. Patil University, Masters in Business of Bioscience from Keck Graduate Institute and MBA from Redlands University – School of Business.

Day One

Wednesday March 22 2017

14:30 | Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Data Governance, Managing & Computing With “Big Data” from Other Industries & Government

Day Two

Thursday March 23 2017

09:30 | Cross-Sector Case Study: Enabling Meaningful Operational & Business-Wide Analytics through Breaking down Functional Silos

Jay Hollingsworth
CTO
Energistics

Jay Hollingsworth is currently the Chief Technology Officer for Energistics. Jay has a BS in Chemical Engineering at Tulane University in New Orleans. In addition, he attended graduate school in Computer Science at University of Texas in Dallas. As his career advanced as an Environmental and Process Engineer, he always focused on technical computing – first as a consultant and then for 20 years at Mobil Oil. At Mobil he was responsible for the data model of their FINDER global master data store and the suite of engineering applications in global use. After leaving ExxonMobil, he spent time in Landmark’s data modeling group before settling at Schlumberger. He spent 10 years at Schlumberger where he was responsible for the data modeling group and was the Portfolio manager for the Seabed database technology. Jay is active in APSG, Energistics, PIDX and PPDM. He is a member of SPE and SEG and previously was a Technical Editor of the SPE Microcomputer Journal. He was a long-time member of the Board of Directors of PPDM and served as past president of APSG.

Pre-conference Workshops

Tuesday March 21 2017

15:00 | Workshop C - Enhancing the Compatibility of Internal & External Data through Standards & Improved Data Consistency

Donald (Rick) McMullen
Associate Director, HPRC
Texas A&M University

Rick McMullen currently serves as Associate Director of the High Performance Research Computing Center at Texas A&M University (TAMU) where he plans and develops research computing technologies and services and works with researchers to develop solutions for computing and data intensive problems. Prior to joining the Center at TAMU Rick was Senior Director for Researcher Engagement and Development at Internet2.  There he worked with researchers and IT organizations across the U.S. to design and implement infrastructure to support large scale scientific collaborations that span many institutions. He has also served as faculty, research lab director and center director for HPC units at several universities, and was a founding faculty member of the Indiana University School of Informatics.  His research interests include high performance computing architectures, high performance research networking, cloud computing and storage architectures for research; provenance and life cycle management of information assets in scientific collaborations; long term data management and stewardship; performance of global scale WAN applications for eScience; systems and services for collaboration in e-Science, and Artificial Intelligence applications that support knowledge management and decision-making in scientific research collaborations. Rick's background is in Chemistry. He received a Ph.D. in 1982 from Indiana University.

Pre-conference Workshops

Tuesday March 21 2017

08:00 | Workshop A - Data Storage & Computing - Handling the Huge Increase in the Volume of Data Going into Cloud Storage & on to Hard Drives, & Enabling Access to It by End Users

Day One

Wednesday March 22 2017

14:30 | Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Data Governance, Managing & Computing With “Big Data” from Other Industries & Government

Ross Philo
President
Energistics

Day One

Wednesday March 22 2017

11:50 | Assessing the actual value of cost savings to the industry of standardized and trusted data