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Simplifying eCommerce to Strengthen Oil and Gas Service Company's Bottom Lines
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Chris Welsh, CEO, OFS Portal LLC

The flow of cash in the oil and gas industry seems quite simple. Take customer sales orders, fulfill orders, deliver orders, generate invoices, and collect payments. But times have changed. As the industry has grown so too has technology....

Downstream Out of the Cloud: The Future of Oil and Gas Logistics
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Michael Martens, Managing Partner & CEO, Implico

Transporting petroleum products is not the only important task in the oil and gas industry. Billions of datasets also have to reach their intended recipients every day. If critical data is missing, then a tank truck won’t be able to pick up...

The Transforming Role of the CIO
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Jana Branham, CIO, ACH Food Companies

I have been playing the role of CIO for ACH Food Companies over the last 2 years. Prior to this, the company had implemented an ERP system, which had a lot of packaged code with heavy customization on systems with the limited interface. After...

Cloud Considerations in Asset Management Intensive Organizations
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Hart Levy, Director, Management Consulting - EAM & MRO Spares Inventory, Hitachi Consulting

Four Areas to Evaluate Prior to Pursuing that Path Newer workforces expect greater access to a wide variety of data availability via the internet and through mobile devices. The Asset Management Cloud continues to expand that transformation to...

Asset Management in Utility Organizations
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Milind Nazare, Vice President Operations & Delivery, Avertra Corp

Assets are the lifeblood of the utilities industry. Power and Gas stations, Distribution and Transmission Lines, Storage Wells, Generation Plants, Exploration, and the list goes on. Apart from gas, water, electric and waste carrying assets, there...

Rise of the Machine: AI Will Change CRM and How You Engage Your Customers Forever
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Dr. Volker G. Hildebrand, Global VP, SAP Hybris

For many years, computers could play mathematical games like chess and the sheer computing horsepower was the key to their success. Last year, for the first time ever, a computer was able to play the complex board game of Go and win!...

Technology Made Simpler Through ERP Software
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Anthony Bosco, SVP & CIO, Day & Zimmermann

Every spring and fall, when power usage across the country is lowest, power plants routinely have temporary outages for maintenance and modifications. When that happens, the facilities’ produce no power for that duration, and their revenue...

AI and the Future of Field Service: Moving from Efficiency to Innovation
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Michael Alcock, Director-CIO Executive Programs & Content, Microsoft [NASDAQ: MSFT]

From the 10,000-foot view for field service, the priority is typically to enable faster fixes, for less cost, at less risk, and ideally with a seamless automation of administrative processes. For the CIO managing a portfolio of field enablement...

CIO and CTO Today
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John W. Gibson, Chairman, Energy Technology, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

With technology exploding on the scene, which role in a company has accountability for what? In a classic large organization, the CIO supports and manages the operational digital infrastructure, typically with a goal of improved efficiency:...

The Power of Technology for Non-Profit Organizations
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Gail Hyde, VP-IT & CIO, Habitat for Humanity International

At Habitat for Humanity International, technology plays a large role in our efforts to help people build strength, stability and independence through shelter and transform communities around the world. Any nonprofit international nonprofits in...

Speed Approvals, Improve Compliance, Save Money: Harness the Power of Workflow Automation
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Rob Wilson, CTO, NeoSystems Corp.

Many compa­nies struggle with inconsist­ent cash flow, timely billing and prompt pay­ments. Inefficiencies in such processes can hinder business growth. As an on­shore business process outsourcing firm, NeoSystems’ clients...

Modernize Your Business with Cloud ERP
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Mark Davison, VP & CIO, Delek US Holdings

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and software have routinely been in mainstream use by many organizations seeking to simplify business processes and technical complexity. Since the turn of the century, many IT staffs have been focused on...

Leveraging Data to Aid the Finance Community
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Leah Ramirez, Director of EG Analytics and Decision Support, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

“30 percent of actual data needed for forecasts is not available in time”, “lack of integrated systems drives lots of manual effort”, and “40 percent plus reporting time spent on data gathering to build...

Building a Future Proof ERP Platform
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Jorge Frausto, CIO-Global ERP, GE Power

Cloud Computing For the ERP Cloud computing is the future of ERP. Not only can it cut the cost of running the infrastructure significantly, it can also help drive the standardization agenda, which is so critical in making an ERP roll out...

Detroit Water and Sewerage Department: Innovation at a 180 year old Startup
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Dan Rainey, CIO, City of Detroit

What was Will Never Be The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) has provided drinking water and wastewater collection services to the city of Detroit for the past 180 years. For the last 100 years, DWSD was also a regional provider of...

Information Security: New Essential in Power Industry
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Phil Lambert, Director of Information Security, Granite Services

Information Security for the Power Industry  If you think of Information Technology as a mature field, then Information Security could be considered as a middle-aged discipline. While the need for Information Security has always...

Cyber Security and Integration of Information Technology
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Benjamin Beberness, CIO, Snohomish PUD

The Current Pain Points in the Industry Cyber security and integration of information technology and operational technology (IT/OT) are two challenges for the utility industry. • I don’t think there will ever be a silver bullet...

EMaaS - The Convergence of the Cloud and Critical Infrastructure
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Marc DeNarie, CIO, NaturEner USA

Today, Saas, IaaS, PaaS, DaaS, DRaaS has become commonplace for an IT executive to outsource a wide range of services to the cloud to reduce costs and complexity. Software, Infrastructure, Platform, Desktop, and even Disaster recovery are the...

Riding High on Technology-Driven Solutions
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Karen Austin, CIO, PG&E

Balancing interoperability and integration Interoperability of technology solutions is paramount. As infrastructure and applications become easier to stand up through cloud services, the risk of systems being less integrated and data being...

The Challenge to Utility CIO's of Extending the Data Network to the Electrical Grid
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Jeff Buxton, Executive Consultant, Black & Veatch

The Challenge of Smart Grid Data Utilities undertaking efforts to improve efficiency, customer service and deliver always-on reliability face a broad range of challenges. Today, the dramatic evolution of utility distribution grids includes a...