Benjamin Beberness – VP and Global Head, Oil and Gas Industry Business Unit, SAP Geoff Scott – CEO, ASUG
ASUG CEO Geoff Scott connects with Benjamin Beberness of SAP to kick off the oil and gas content track by discussing top trends and opportunities in the industry.
10:55 a.m. CT/11:55 a.m. ET
Catarina Ceitil – shERPa Project Director, Galp
Innovative Portuguese oil and gas company Galp recently built and launched a disruption-proof foundation for innovation, despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ERP upgrade project, titled “shERPa,” emerged from a technological need and rapidly defined its direction towards a digital transformation and processes optimization. It soon became a wider end-to-end project with a strategic drive that impacted both IT and business, allowing the company to standardize internal processes. The move to standardize led to lower costs, faster deployment times/scalability, and agile internationalization.
11:20 a.m. CT/12:20 p.m. ET
Bill Padula – EVP Strategic Consulting, Evora IT Solutions Inc. Christian Bartels – CEO, Evora IT Solutions Inc.
Many organizations have made or are making investments in mobile applications for maintenance and service technicians like SAP Asset Manager or SAP Work Manager. These applications have proven to be very valuable in increasing operational efficiency, but there is opportunity to do even more. Evora, the experts in mobility and scheduling implementation services for SAP, has developed our EvoSuite of applications to fill in the gaps of the mobile life cycle beyond the solutions offered by SAP. Applications for supervisors, managers, planners, schedulers, crew leads, administrators, and others deliver additional efficiency benefits by digitizing more work and simplifying repetitive tasks.
11:35 a.m. CT/12:35 p.m. ET – Track 1
Monika Mangla – Program Manager, Central Finance, Chevron
Hear an update on Chevron's digital transformation journey. Learn how Chevron is aligning the business for transforming from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA while incorporating a scaled agile framework approach to ERP projects. Hear about our Central Finance journey, how we are adjusting to the new work environment, and what we learned along the way. Key business benefits include business simplification, agility and innovation, and cost reduction.
11:35 a.m. CT/12:35 p.m. ET – Track 2
Peter Reynolds – Contributing Analyst, ARC Advisory Group
Oil and gas asset owners have long suspected that poor asset performance is hampering their overall business performance. When assets don’t perform up to expectations or have the anticipated reliability, profitability suffers. ARC Advisory Group recently surveyed 365 industry practitioners and conducted in-depth interviews with several subject matter experts to gain a better understanding of how industry leaders are implementing asset performance management (APM) initiatives. Attend this session to see comparisons of the effectiveness of the different approaches and what makes the difference between winning and losing.
12:00 p.m. CT/1:00 p.m. ET – Track 1
Karim Kabiruddin – Manager EAM (Enterprise Asset Management), Energy Transfer Amit Saxena – Specialist Master, Deloitte Yamin Yusoff – Senior Consultant, Deloitte
For oil and gas firms, the ability to determine the reliability and availability of engine-compressor and engine-generator units is a critical aspect of keeping operations running smoothly to avoid shutdowns, identify and repair failed or failing components, conduct preventive maintenance, and more. The engine reliability app is an advanced tracking and analysis system that helps accelerate this process while improving accuracy, using data from tracking unit shutdown and maintenance, as well as run/operating/oil consumption data. In this session, Energy Transfer and Deloitte will provide a detailed overview of the Engine Reliability App as well as a closer look at what this tool has already uncovered about the underlying issues driving reliability and availability issues in rotating equipment.
12:00 p.m. CT/1:00 p.m. ET – Track 2
Christy Hall - IT Functional Analyst, ConocoPhillips Jamie Donohue - IT Functional Consultant, ConocoPhillips Philip Best - Vice President of Sales, Americas, EPI-USE Labs
ConocoPhillips was experiencing challenges with testing data while using the SAP Production and Revenue Accounting (PRA) solution. The integrated nature of their business processes made it impossible to keep several full copies of production in the nonproduction landscape. This created a challenge around enabling functional analysts, testers, trainers, and consultants to access the data they need to support the production system. ConocoPhillips leveraged EPI-USE Labs’ Data Sync Manager™ (DSM) solution to overcome these challenges. DSM has allowed the organization to copy data on demand, reduce data volume, and refresh the test systems more frequently to bring back master data and a time-sliced subset of transactional data from production.
Love's Travel Stops has over 26,000 employees and provides services from truck maintenance to hospitality across the U.S. With a wide range of business operations, the team is tasked with building applications for stakeholders including internal employees, truckers, partners, and customers, and was facing challenges with speed and reuse amongst these tools. Love's had access to highly skilled developers with .NET, SAP, and Salesforce experience, but these groups operated in siloed environments that make it difficult to get user-friendly applications in market quickly.
In this session, Senior Manager of Enterprise Applications Vijay Ponnavolu will discuss how Mendix became the right layer with SAP and other platforms to deliver apps with better user interface and mobile solutions. Simultaneously, Mendix helped cut development timelines from months to weeks with it’s low-code and rapid application development.
12:25 p.m. CT/1:30 p.m. ET – Track 2
Hisham Gouda – Chief Solution Expert, Oil and Gas Industry Business Unit, SAP
By 2025, the global population is expected to exceed 8 billion people—and they all will need safe, reliable, and sustainable energy. Hydrocarbons will continue to play a dominate role in supporting the fourth industrial revolution for some time yet. Rapid growth of hydrocarbon alternatives, improved energy efficiency, and the adoption of more sustainable lifestyle choices will affect the supply and demand sides of the value chain.
The traditional value chain has many weak links, and for many companies it has broken. They need next-generation technologies to deliver the next-generation value chain. We call this new era “Oil and Gas Industry 4.0.”
12:50 p.m. CT/1:50 p.m. ET
12:55 p.m. CT/1:55 p.m. ET
Frank Jardine – Testing Services Integration Lead, Chevron
Gary Baumgartner – Software Quality Assurance Lead, Chevron
With business and innovation moving at increasing speeds, companies must continually look for ways to keep pace with business change. In this presentation, Chevron will highlight its digital strategy for its journey to SAP S/4HANA and how the company is utilizing Agile, DevOps, and continuous automation to accelerate transformation initiatives.
1:20 p.m. CT/2:20 p.m. ET
Tom Wailgum – ASUG
Tune in for a recap of the day.
1:35 p.m. CT/2:35 p.m. ET
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