Let your Data Do the Talking – A Three Part Series

Part1. The Generation Y Opportunity
Part2. Data Driven Models for the Real World
Part3. What Mext for Advanced Analytics?

Leveraging your data to take advantage of the big crew change

One of the greatest challenges facing our industry today is managing the ‘Big Crew Change’. Anticipating the impending shortage of technically proficient personnel as they exit stage right, we are faced with not only an experience gap, but also a fundamental difference in the way that the next generation thinks. What cannot be quantified is the extent of the impact of this demographic shift. What type of changes in efficiency and performance might we anticipate if about 20 percent of the business has fewer than 5 years of pertinent experience?
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In The Headlines

Schneider Electric

What You Need to Know About Oil & Gas Hedging

To Hedge or Not to Hedge
While some may see hedging as a complicated and advanced investing strategy, the principles behind hedging are in reality very simple. Hedging commodities allows investors to ensure predictable financial results by protecting against future price movements. By purchasing futures contracts, investors can lock in prices that are favorable to an organization to continue realizing profits over time. While limiting exposure to financial losses also limits the potential for gains, it does help protect investors during periods of market volatility.
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Topic of Discussion

Kaye Bassman

Retention vs. Recruitment vs. Retention

It is perhaps one of the most difficult balances affecting the bottom line that many O&G leadership teams currently face in the industry which many experts will say has the most volatile war for talent. Qualified professionals who exist for positions are 3:5. We are not talking about open positions that are being recruited for and candidates in the interview pipeline as that ratio spread is even greater. Of the three who exist for the two open roles, it would take well over three who would even be passively looking. In some regions we have seen ratios that are 2:17. With 17 positions/companies vying for those two candidates, the likelihood of attracting them has its obvious challenges. We all know the reasoning for the shortage and it will continue to worsen before it gets better with the number of retirements increasing at a higher rate than the past over the next five years. [Continue Reading]


Oil and Gas Mobility Summit Houston
Dates: 28th – 30th April 2014
Venue: Double Tree by Hilton, Houston, TX

Senior oil and gas IT and enterprise mobility professionals will be gathering together in Houston to get the latest information on how to transform organizational operations through mobility!

As the only event of its kind in North America, this summit will offer presentations and case studies will help you:
  • Understand how you can ensure the critical success of your mobility journey: hear how Devon Energy are using governance, flexibility and speed as a mobility differentiator;
  • Analyze the importance of behavioral change management as a crucial success factor in your projects – Chevron tell us how they capture and maintain engagement throughout a rollout;
  • Explore the issue of cyber security, and dealing with it intelligently; Chris Bronk, Rice University, gives his expert insight into security issues in oil and gas;

Industry leaders sharing their knowledge include:
  • Quinton Crenshaw, Sr. Manager, Collaboration, Mobility, Unified Messaging and Content Management, Devon Energy
  • Malcolm Hope, Program Manager, Mobile Field Computing, Chevron
  • Mark Assante, Supervisor, Application and Desktop Delivery, Devon Energy
  • Paula Harris, Supervisor, IT Mobility, ConocoPhillips
  • Grant Wood, IT Architect, Endpoint Computing, Devon Energy
  • Philippe Flichy, Digital Oilfield Technologies Advisor, Baker Hughes
  • Clint Mudrick, Manager of Business Process, Arch Coal, Inc.
  • Robert Sanders, Global Collaboration and U.S. Site IT Operations Leader, General Electric
  • Chris Bronk, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Rice University
Bringing you brand new case studies from IT experts in the oil and gas industry, this event will offer you the opportunity to debate and discuss your issues and challenges when it comes to mobility. The agenda also includes interactive sessions, which have been specially designed to maximize your networking opportunities, whilst giving you the chance to swap experiences and best practices with fellow industry and academic experts.

For more information and to download the agenda, visit here, email or call +44 (0)20 7036 1300.