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Date/Time
Date(s) - 27/09/2018
7:45 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Calgary Petroleum Club

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  • Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) invites you to join us for its inaugural Oil and Gas in the Digital Era Forum, being hosted September 27, 2018 at the Calgary Petroleum Club.

    The Canadian oil and gas industry is entering an era of considerable transformation – An industry once driven solely by resources is now driven predominantly by technology and innovation. Specifically, the digitization of the energy sector will have a profound effect on operational efficiencies, cost reductions, and environmental responsibility within our industry, and will inevitably alter the industrial landscape as it presently exits.

    This forum will provide attendees with insight into how Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Machine Learning and Analytics are currently influencing industry operations, and the unprecedented impact that these activities will have on future operations. Experts representing a vast array of stakeholders from across the digital spectrum will be presenting their ideas surrounding the current state of technology within our industry, implementation challenges, and the overarching outlook for a future in which the oil and gas industry and digital technologies are inextricably intertwined.

    Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the Digital Revolution!

     

    A Special Thanks for our Forum Partner

     

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  • Time Presentation
    7:45 Registration
    8:00 Opening Remarks - Oil and Gas in the Digital Era
    Soheil Asgarpour - President, Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada
    8:15 Session 1 Panel: Leveraging Digital Innovation in the Oil and Gas Sector – Impact on Current and Future Operations
    This panel will take a closer look at the necessary steps required to advance digitization in the oil and gas sector, as well as the current state of technology, and the overarching challenges presently facing our industry in adopting digital technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.
    Panel Chair: Geoffrey Cann
    Panelists:
    Terry Chmelyk - Vice President - Operations Excellence and Automation Solutions, Spartan Controls
    Dan Giurescu - Founder, Terrahub
    Mark Sombach - Digital Innovation Specialist, Cenovus Energy
    David Van Den Assem - Leader, Acceleration Services, Calgary Technologies Inc.
    John Westerheide - Director - Innovation, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
    10:00 Coffee Break
    10:15 Session 2: Blockchain
    This session will focus on the fundamentals of Blockchain and the disruptive impact of its application within the oil and gas industry. Speakers will also explore how our industry can adapt Blockchain applications within everyday operations, and will expand upon anticipated future changes as a result of Blockchain activities.   
    10:15 Block Chain 101: What is Blockchain and what does the Expansion of Blockchain mean for the Oil and Gas Industry?
    Terry Ross - Founder, YYChain
    10:30 Business Management: How Will the Oil and Gas Industry Adapt to Blockchain and What Changes Should We Anticipate in the Future?
    Dan Giurescu - Founder, Terrahub
    10:45 Session 3: Artificial Intelligence
    11:00 Speakers in this session will introduce the audience to the evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the oil and gas industry and will explore just how “ready” our industry is for AI uptake. Presenters will also investigate the future of AI within the hydrocarbon energy sector, taking a closer look at the predicted transformations that will take place within the next decade.  
    The Science of AI and its Evolution within the Oil and Gas Industry
    Cam Linke, Executive Director, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute
    11:00 How will AI Disrupt the Future of Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry?
    Nav Dhunay - President and CEO, Imaginea Ai
    11:15 How “Ready” is the Oil and Gas Industry for AI?
    Matt Klukas - Consultant, Criterium Group
    11:30 The Future of Canadian AI – What will the Next Decade Bring?
    Pavel Rahman, Data Scientist & Executive, AI & Advanced Analytics Solutions, IBM
    11:45Federal Government Support for Artificial Intelligence in the Oil and Gas Sector
    Cecile Siewe, Director General, Canmet ENERGY Devon - Natural Resources Canada
    12:00 Lunch Break
    1:00 Session 4 Panel: The Digital Era in Oil and Gas – Innovating Quickly and Frequently
    This panel session will take a closer look at transforming digital innovation into valuable outcomes. Panel experts will explore the necessity for the oil and gas industry to adopt new business strategies in order to survive within the digital space, and focus on the importance for stakeholders to innovate quickly and frequently.
    Panel Chair: Soheil Asgarpour - President, Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada
    Panelists:
    Bryan Helfenbaum, Executive Director, Alberta Innovates
    Megan Zimmerman - Business Development Manager, Calgary Economic Development
    Bemal Mehta , Senior Vice President - Energy Intelligence, JWN
    Stelianos Kyriacou, Principal Data Scientist, Tachyus Corporation
    Cecile Siewe, Director General, Canmet ENERGY Devon - Natural Resources Canada
    2:00 Coffee Break
    2:15 Session 5: Internet of Things, Machine Learning & Analytics
    Audience members will be introduced to the overarching challenges and opportunities which exist within the Canadian oil and gas industry with respect to the Internet of Things (IoT), and will learn more about how IoT is transforming the Digital Oilfield. Speakers will also present value added opportunities available through Machine Learning and Analytics, within everyday oil and gas operations.
    2:15 IoT in the Canadian Oil and Gas Market – Challenges and Opportunities
    Marty Reed, CEO, Evok Innovations
    2:30 The Digital Oilfield – How IoT is Transforming the Traditional Landscape
    Ian MacGregor, Chairman and CEO, NW Refining Inc.
    2:45 The Value of Machine Learning and Analytics in Oil and Gas
    John Westerheide - Baker Hughes, a GE Company
    3:00 Session 6: Real World Applications of Digitization in Oil and Gas
    Companies are making changes today in order to effectively leverage digitization within the oil and gas industry. This final session will take a closer look at real world digital applications taking place in our sector today. These case studies will exemplify how business models, corporate strategies, and annual budgets are evolving to incorporate digital technologies into everyday operations, highlighting the critical need to innovate rapidly in this ever-changing digital environment.
    3:00 Oil and Gas Royalty Ledger - Smart Contract Execution
    Kevin Stashin - President and CEO, NAL Resources Management Limited
    3:15 Digital Twin Technology - Reducing Costs and Improving Efficiencies
    Robin Daultani - Head of Channel Partnerships, VEERUM
    3:30 Operational Efficiency: How to design and operate facilities more efficiently using AR, VR and AI
    Jeff Lafrenz - President, VizworX Inc. & Miyrah Scott
    3:45 Contextualizing the Digital Era - Data Source to Visualization: Getting the Right Data to the Users that Need It
    Steve Barker - Solutions Development Leader - Operations Management, Spartan Controls
    4:00 Closing Remarks Followed by Networking Reception
    5:00 Conference Closed

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  • A Special Thanks for our Forum Partner

     

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  • PresentationPresenter Session Title
    Session 2: Blockchain
    Block Chain 101: What is Blockchain and what does the Expansion of Blockchain mean for the Oil and Gas Industry?
    Terry Ross - Founder, YYChain
    Business Management: How Will the Oil and Gas Industry Adapt to Blockchain and What Changes Should We Anticipate in the Future?
    Dan Giurescu - Founder, Terrahub
    Session 3: Artificial Intelligence
    Cam LinkeThe Science of AI and its Evolution within the Oil and Gas Industry
    Cam Linke - Executive Director, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute
    How will AI Disrupt the Future of Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry?
    Nav Dhunay - President and CEO, Imaginea Ai
    Matthew KlukasHow “Ready” is the Oil and Gas Industry for AI?
    Matt Klukas - Consultant, Criterium Group
    Cecile SieweFederal Government Support for Artificial Intelligence in the Oil and Gas Sector
    Cecile Siewe, Director General, Canmet ENERGY Devon - Natural Resources Canada
    Examples of Industry AI Platform Models for Asset Heavy Industries
    Pavel Rahman, Data Scientist & Executive, AI & Advanced Analytics Solutions, IBM
    Session 5: Internet of Things, Machine Learning & Analytics
    Marty ReedIoT in the Canadian Oil and Gas Market – Challenges and Opportunities
    Marty Reed - CEO, Evok Innovations
    The Digital Oilfield – How IoT is Transforming the Traditional Landscape
    Ian MacGregor - Chairman and CEO, NW Refining Inc.
    The Value of Machine Learning and Analytics in Oil and Gas
    Myalee Muller - Senior Product Manager - Emissions, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
    Session 6: Real World Applications of Digitization in Oil and Gas
    Kevin StashinOil and Gas Royalty Ledger - Smart Contract Execution
    Kevin Stashin - President and CEO, NAL Resources Management Limited
    Robin DaultaniDigital Twin Technology - Reducing Costs and Improving Efficiencies
    Robin Daultani - Head of Channel Partnerships, VEERUM
    Jeff LafrenzOperational Efficiency: How to Design and Operate Facilities more Efficiently using AR, VR and AI
    Jeff Lafrenz - President & Miryah Scott, VizworX Inc.
    Steve BarkerContextualizing the Digital Era - Data Source to Visualization: Getting the Right Data to the Users that Need It
    Steve Barker - Solutions Development Leader - Operations Management, Spartan Controls