ISA Digital Transformation Virtual Conference

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 -- 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET

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August 31, 2021

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About the Event

A lot of hype and a lot of misunderstandings surround Digital Transformation. Some companies have shied away from embracing this evolution because they aren’t sure where to begin or can’t see a clear value proposition.

ISA’s Second Annual Digital Transformation Virtual Conference takes a two-pronged approach to this problem. We are developing parallel tracks, one highlighting technological applications and the other focusing on adoption case studies. This live on-line event offers participants a deep dive into the financial and organizational benefits of embracing automation technology.

End-user experts will explain how digital twin, predictive analytics, and machine learning improved efficiency, reduced costs, and enhanced safety at their companies. Case studies will map out real-world applications of these transformative technologies and offer no-nonsense solutions for operational and manufacturing challenges you face every day.

Advances in automation technology are transforming the industrial landscape. Adoption doesn’t have to be intimidating. Let our presenters show you how to identify the entry points that will best serve your business model. Don’t fall behind the competition. Participate in ISA’s live, interactive sessions. Meet the experts. Hear how they overcame technological and cultural obstacles to reap short-term benefits while setting the stage for a real digital transformation.

Program Schedule at a Glance


*Times subject to change

  8:00 AM ET

Exhibit Hall Opens


Track 1

De-Hyping Digital Transformation?


  10:00 AM ET

Using Digital Technology to Get Ahead

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Paul Tomlin
Global Process Technology Automation Leader, The DOW Chemical Company
  10:30 AM ET

Break

  10:45 AM ET

Brave New Industry 4.0

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Ralph Langner
CEO and Founder, The Langner Company

Step by Step in De-Hyping Digital Transformation

Maurice Wilkins
Engineering Director, Trustee & Chair of DT and Standards SIG, InstMC
  11:15 AM ET

Break

  11:30 PM ET

Getting Value Out of Digital Transformation

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Dr. Paulina Chan
Principal, Global Mutual Innovation Consortium
  12:00 PM ET

Break

  12:15 PM ET

Canvass AI - No-Code AI Platform for Industrial Engineers

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Canvass AI provides a patent-pending no-code, machine learning-based software solution that simplifies the process of building, training, and scaling applied industrial AI in industrial day-to-day operations. Unlike other solutions, Canvass AI puts the benefits of AI in the hands of operators by automating the data ingestion and visualization process, enabling process engineers to quickly apply AI data applications – without requiring coding skills. By operationalizing machine learning, Canvass AI continuously trains the AI models, empowering operators to improve OEE by addressing industrial manufacturing’s most important AI use cases, such as anomaly detection, asset, and process optimization, defect part detection, asset failure prediction, forecasting, and to model what-if scenarios.



Forogh Askari
AI Industry Lead, Canvass AI
  12:45 PM ET

Break

  01:30 PM ET

Realizing Value in Digital Transformation

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Dave Lafferty
President, Scientific Technical Services
  02:00 PM ET

Break

  02:15 PM ET

Unlocking Brownfield Legacy Information to Deliver 5 Engineering Digital Twins, a Practical Approach

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In this session we will discuss Andy’s approach to successfully building 5 offshore North Sea Digital Twins from legacy engineering information, some originating back to the 1990’s. The step-by-step approach discussed will cover how through a series of agile (continuous improvement) sprints, value can be iteratively delivered. This pragmatic approach included engineering data and documentation & registers, photogrammetry, laser scanning & meshes, 3D models and finally the Engineering Digital Twin. The presentation focus is not on the theory, but the actual practical delivery of a technology enabled platform.



Andy Till
Formerly Information Management & Document Control (IMDC) Manager, UK BP
  02:45 PM ET

Break

  03:00 PM ET

Technology Demos: Honeywell

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Christian Salazar
Global IFS Lead, Honeywell Process Solutions
  03:30 PM ET

Break

  03:45 PM ET

What was OLD is NEW again: A dispatch of a $400 million dollar (1984 money) Proof of Concept ‘Industrie 4.0” successful “QuietWriter” Automation Project

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Glenn Merrell
CAP Owner & Certified Automation Professional at Industrial Control System Security
  04:15 PM ET

Break

  4:30 AM ET

Industry 5.0

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Human Performance Experience (HPX) represents the next positive disruptive dimension for humans at work, combining the human centric design principles of Industry 5.0 with the cyber physical technologies of Industry 4.0.
Work has long been associated with toil, drudgery and a history of egregious working conditions, catastrophic disasters, physical injury and mental anguish. The last milestone in terms of universal experience advancement for working people was the introduction of the 8-hour workday, 40-hour workweek and the limitations placed on child labor. In the 80 years since, generations of workers have experienced organizations making advancements across the physical, technical and cultural aspects of their working environments. However, most advancements targeted improving employee productivity and not specifically improving the worker experience.
Join ISA and Brent as we talk about what's next in Digital Transformation with this revelation.



Brent Kedzierski
formerly Head of Learning Strategy and Innovation, Shell

Track 2

Transforming Your Organization to Support Digital Transformation?


  09:00 AM ET

Improving Productivity and Sustainability of Operations Using Internet of Things

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Sujit Kumar
CEO, Agora
  09:30 AM ET

Break

  09:45 AM ET

Transforming Your Organization to Support Digital Transformation

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Ken Nguyen
Program Manager, Major Capital Projects, BP
  10:15 AM ET

Break

  10:30 AM ET

Strategies Accelerating Progress of Digital Oil Field Technologies

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Saeed Mubarak
Intelligent Fields and Petroleum Engineering Consultant and Knowledge Officer, Saudi Aramco
  11:00 AM ET

Break

  11:15 AM ET

Cultural Changes Needed for Successful Digital Transformation – Technip Energies Process In-Sites

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Marco Van Goethem
Manager of Digital Solutions, Technip Energies
  11:45 AM ET

Break

  12:00 PM ET

TrendMiner: Accelerating Production Insights with Advanced Analytics

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There is a lot of hype around Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0, but for many people these concepts are still vague, and the benefits are unclear. Getting quick, actionable information out of your data doesn’t have to be complicated, nor does it have to require a background in data science. Discover the opportunities that disruptive technology offers the process industry, and how to get started. Learn how TrendMiner’s self-service approach makes this change easy and achievable so you can analyze plant data to make data-driven decisions on a day-to-day basis.


Usman Iftikhar
Customer Success Manager, TrendMiner
  12:30 PM ET

Lunch Break

  01:00 PM ET

Discussing Telecommunication Standards

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ETSI believes that well-written and unambiguous European standards are setting the scene for standards uptake in other regions of the world too. ETSI now counts more than 900 member organizations worldwide, drawn from over 60 countries and five continents. They recognize a specification may originate from national standards needs and we embrace that approach, but they do now spend most of our time working with Regional and multi-National partners, on what are increasingly ‘Global’ solutions.
In addition to the direct participation of our members, to meet their standards needs, ERTICO is a key partner organization for ETSI. As a public private partnership, ERTICO unites the views of various stakeholders and offers us guidance on their requirements.
The EU-funded projects that ERTICO are implementing are of great interest, as they offer us a test bed for future standards based deployments. In my view, our standards do need the technical output from these research projects, as a central part of the innovation life cycle.
As technology evolves, large corporations will increasingly see ICT standardization as being the level playing field, where they can commit to the maintenance of an interoperable, multi-vendor market place.
The involvement of new sectors in ICT standards is increasing and we have many new players, some with potentially conflicting requirements from the network.
Adrian feels that through their partnership with ERTICO, they can act together to raise the level of dialogue on finding the best way to meet the growing demands on standards groups.

Adrian Scarse
CTO, ETSI
  01:30 PM ET

Break

  01:45 PM ET

How to Make Better Standards Faster


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Russell Waddell
Managing Director, The Association for Manufacturing Technology


  02:00 PM ET

Break

  02:30 PM ET

Digital Twins for Complex Engineering Systems: From Physics Based Models to Scientific Machine Learning

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Dr. Karen E. Willcox
Director, Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Getting Value From Digital Twins

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For an organization to develop or implement any program there should be a well-defined plan in place, that identifies the value and benefits of that program. A good example of such a program is the Digital Twin. Depending on the organization, and whom within the organization you speak with, the Digital Twin can mean different things. The expectations of what a Digital Twin can offer can be different as well, which can be challenging when identifying the value proposition for an organization. This presentation will provide a few considerations on how to determine the value proposition of the Digital Twin. The presentation will also address some of the challenges that organizations face when developing and implementing a digital twin strategy, and finally offer some considerations when trying to determine if a Digital Twin will add value to an organization.



Matthew Craig
Senior Consultant, Diversified Industrials, CTG
  03:00 PM ET

Break

  03:15 PM ET

BP Case Study on Robotics: Spot Technology

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Andrew Brenders
Intelligent Operations, Operations Lead, BP
  03:45 PM ET

Break

  04:00 PM ET

Faster Supply Chain Insights with Tableau

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We know Supply Chain Analytics is a significant challenge for most manufacturing and automation companies. According to Bain & Company, "More than 85% of executives believe their current supply chain capabilities will not deliver the traceability needed to remain resilient and sustainable in a post-COVID world." Join us to learn how you can use Tableau solutions to overcome common supply chain data challenges, gain full visibility into your supply chain, and remain resilient and agile.



Colin Thornburg
Solutions Engineer, Tableau

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  05:00 PM ET

Happy Hour Chat

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  06:00 PM ET

Adjourn

Speakers


Dave Lafferty


Gary Rathwell


Glenn Merrell


Jim Claunch


Ken Nguyen


Paul Tomlin


Paulina Chan


Ralph Langner


Sujit Kumar

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Watch a full-day of online presentations from top industry experts/speakers
  • Participate in live Q&A dialogue with the presenters following each session
  • Download presentation materials to use as a resource/reference long after the live event
  • Visit virtual exhibits and engage with sponsors to find information on products and solutions to your most pressing industry concerns
  • Chat live with Presenters, Sponsors and Attendees at networking breaks, lunch and happy hour
The cost is complimentary for a limited time only. Following the special offer, cost will be $80/ISA members and $100 non-members/list.
You do not have to be an ISA member to attend, and it is open to the general public. However, for more information on ISA membership, visit: www.isa.org/membership.
Through your participation in both the live conference sessions in the Auditorium, and the interactive virtual kiosks in the Exhibit Hall, you have the opportunity to engage with a wealth of ISA subject matter experts, ISA staff, Event Speakers, Event Sponsors and Exhibitors to create a network, gain valuable information, answer questions or find solutions.
Yes. Please contact Data Analytics in Upstream Oil and Gas Conference Contact & Events Manager, Morgan Foor at mfoor@isa.org for more information or details.
Yes. Like any in-person event, we will have a swag bag for you to collect valuable information and giveaways! By visiting the online Resource Center and each sponsored virtual exhibit booth, you can choose from an array of available documents. You just add the selection to your online swag bag and email them to yourself, or you can forward resources with friends and colleagues by simply entering their email address.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in the virtual event. You only need to have good quality internet access.
Yes, you will be provided login credentials ahead of the live event to test the system, ensure the appropriate requirements, and get familiar with the interface, so that you are ready for maximum participation.
Your login instructions will be emailed to you ahead of the event with all the details you need for access on the day of the live event.
No, it is not required in order to participate as an attendee. Some speakers may use webcams for their presentations, in addition to their audio and visual presentations.
Google Chrome and/or Firefox are the recommended browsers.
Good quality internet connectivity will ensure high quality video streaming. An unstable internet connection may hinder viewing of certain portions of presentations, where applicable.
For technical assistance or trouble accessing on the day of the event, please email: virtualdt@getvfairs.io .
Yes, the conference recordings will be available to all registered attendees following the live event, so you can still listen to content on-demand, have access to the platform and not miss a beat. However, you must register ahead of time.
The on-demand content will be hosted for 30 days following the live event to all registered attendees. You just login with your same credentials from the live event until the deadline.