DAY 1 - 26 APRIL 2023

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Tim Leshchyshyn
9:05 AM - 9:50 AM

-    Reviewing their company’s digital road map and highlighting the barriers to digitalization 
-    Engaging fellow leaders across the organization and communicating the ROI
-    Understanding how initiatives are prioritized 
-    Highlighting the limitations and challenges associated with managing cyber security risk and operational resilience of IoT and OT devices

Jeff LaFrenz Prabhu Srinivasan James Maguire Mike Utsal
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

-    Implementing technologies on a low-cost, government-approved budget
-    Moving projects from pilot to full scale at minimal cost 
-    Building adaptable data teams to help collect, maintain, and report data in the correct format
-    Overcoming hurdles of the changing skill paradigm from traditional to digitalization

Kamran Yusuf Shami
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
10:50 AM - 11:35 AM

-    Understanding technology options and where to begin
-    Integrating new technologies into existing processes 
-    Accessing solutions- ‘off the shelf’ and customized in terms of cost, relevance, and pace of delivery

Jeff LaFrenz Pachari Detpunyawat Maya Pazouki Derek Loo

IoT in Oil & Gas

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
11:35 AM - 11:55 AM

-    Becoming IoT literate by navigating the IoT Space and its adoption
-    Understanding the technical, legal, social, and regulatory challenges associated with the implementation and deployment of IoT technologies
-    Discussing solutions to specific adoption barriers, including network access, outside engagement, and collaboration

Jeffrey de Leeuw
11:55 AM - 12:40 PM

-    Leveraging digital twin technology to develop energy-efficient assets and operations
-    Building systems to achieve end-to-end operation visibility 
-    Technical use cases of how Digital Twins can drive operational improvement

Jeff LaFrenz Alastair Muir, PhD, BSc, MBB Ali Samih Neala Mark
12:40 PM - 12:45 PM
Ian Shiff
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM


Wednesday, April 26, 2023
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

-    Designing physical processes, automation, and networks to eliminate cyber risks to public safety
-    Recognizing that NIST CSF and ISO 27001 are blind to engineering approaches to cyber risk
-    Distinguishing engineering-grade from IT-grade designs
-    Defining a new body of knowledge - industrial cybersecurity engineering

Andrew Ginter
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

- Understanding the techniques Energy Companies have adopted for operating by exception
- Exploring how to deploy exception-based operating procedures in well sites successfully 
- Highlighting best approaches to automation and exception-based operating procedures

Denis Drolet
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

-    Understanding the next generation of the twin 
-    Reviewing readiness roadmap for business transformation
-    Examples of Digital Twin are being used to drive operations

James Maguire
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Digital Twin in Oil & Gas

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

-    Foundational elements to enable digital transformation
-    Building a “Case for Change”
-    AIM Strategy roadmap, lessons learned & next steps

Adrien Belage, P.Eng. Amy Funke
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Roundtable 1: Best Practices for Securing SCADA and ICS

Where is the best ROI for cybersecurity?

Join Waterfall Security in sharing ideas, experience, and advice on what approaches to industrial security yield the cheapest and strongest defensive postures.

What's working for you in your path to digitalization?

  • API 1164 and IEC 62443 and other guides to SCADA and ICS
  • Patching
  • Encryption
  • Outsourcing and cloud connectivity

Facilitator: Andrew Ginter, VP Industrial Security, Waterfall Security Solutions


Roundtable discussion 2: Approaches to digital transformation

How are companies approaching digital transformation?

This interactive session will gain insight into

  • The most promising emerging technologies
  • Implementation challenges
  • How to overcome these problems

Facilitator: Dave Gajadhar, Managing Partner, ResultantGroup

Andrew Ginter Dave Gajadhar
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

DAY 2 - 27 APRIL 2023

Thursday, April 27, 2023
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Dave Gajadhar
9:05 AM - 9:35 AM

-    Increasing efficiency and staff safety of operations using the use of drones, wearable technology, robots, big data, and more
-    Building operations with purpose - using ML/AI to map out schedules
-    Using advanced data analytics to make educated field decisions 

Juan Carlos Cabanillas Leon
9:35 AM - 9:50 AM

-    Invoice data is the most undermined source of business intelligence
-    Current e-invoicing solutions are resource intensive and provide limited data advantages.
-    Invoices created on paper or using e-invoice processes are greenhouse gas (GHG) intensive 
-    True digital invoicing provides extensive data opportunities, connects buyers and sellers, and all but eliminates the GHG emissions associated with invoicing.

Tom Donnelly

Machine Learning for Oil & Gas Operations

Thursday, April 27, 2023
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

-    Building a model to predict elevated extraction recovery deviations for the Kearl oil sands mine
-    Leveraging process surveillance data to isolate our data set to causes of interest only
-    Visualizing Shap explanations over time to shed light on what is driving the model predictions leading up to and during events
-    Evaluating the model has uncovered other potential uses of the approach, not only to predict but also to highlight process control adjustments or post-event root cause analysis

Bart Maciszewski
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
10:50 AM - 11:05 AM

-    Reducing project management risks and controlling estimated expenditure when implementing technologies 
-    Reviewing the common mistakes companies make when adopting new software 
-    Providing guidance to the latest technology and deployment practices 

Sean Huang
11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

-    Successes and learnings in building a Machine Learning product to enable predictive analytics
-    Product Management approach to turn machine learning successes into strategic program opportunity

Hemanth Satish Jimmy Zheng
11:35 AM - 12:05 PM

•    Proving methodologies executed correctly deliver big gains
•    Developing functional baselines crucial for AI/ML acceleration
•    Mastering data governance using digital twin

David Armstrong
12:05 PM - 1:05 PM
1:05 PM - 1:20 PM

-    Understanding your upstream operations and how they impact profitability
-    Exploring the main reasons for lost productivity and possible ways to capture missing opportunities
-    Evaluating new developments in downhole analytics and machine learning to autonomously identify underperforming wells
-    Operating by exception as a stepping stone to autonomous operations

Krzysztof (Kris) Palka
1:20 PM - 2:05 PM

-    Highlighting the talent hurdles within companies and the industry
-    Using information and communications technology and person-to-person knowledge management techniques to facilitate the transfer of tacit
-    Understanding how diversity can help fill the industries talent gap

Dave Gajadhar Catherine Berg Bryce Watters
2:05 PM - 2:50 PM

-    Providing better quality data and analysis to give an overview of your stock levels and supply chain 
-    Detecting emerging issues and threats and putting preventive measures in place to reduce the negative impact on business
-    Optimizing procurement tasks, including invoice digitization, reconciliation of purchase orders, and invoice prediction

Dave Gajadhar Ian Gonzalez Stephanie Forbes Brent Willett
2:50 PM - 3:35 PM

-    Making the best use of the metaverse and its ability to bring together expertise in extended reality systems 
-    Promoting safety, efficiency, and an interconnected energy industry
-    Moving beyond concept to pilot and implementation: repairing devices without disrupting real-world operations

Konrad Konarski Andrew Milne Doug Spahic
3:35 PM - 3:45 PM
Dave Gajadhar