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Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Conference

Calgary, AB, Canada

Note: This event was originally planned for June 1-3 and has now been rescheduled

New Date: 31 May - 2 June 2021

In challenging times, Operational Excellence is a mandate, not an option.

Bringing together over 300 of the industry's most innovative thinkers for 7 consecutive years, the 2020 program will show you how to unlock immediate value in your operations. Returning to Calgary May 31 - June 2, 2021, next year’s program is packed with unrivaled insights and industry experts.

All new for 2021:

  • International speakers from Equinor, Saudi Aramco, Koch Industries, Air Liquide, Williams and more!
  • CIOs and Technology Leaders from Suncor, Kinder Morgan, Shell and more speaking on driving disruptive innovation and data-driven transformation
  • A vastly expanded workshop, roundtable and masterclass program designed to facilitate meaningful dialogue and stimulate new thinking
  • Deep dive case studies from AngloAmerican, Husky, Dow Chemical and many more on how to build a High Reliability Organization
  • A special focus on Intelligent Automation including industry case studies on AI, Machine Learning, the Connected Worker, Advanced Analytics and more!

Key Themes for 2021 Include:

  • Human Factors
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Personal and Process Safety
  • Maintenance, Repair & Operations
  • Internet of Things
  • Cost Performance
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Operations Management Systems
  • High Reliability Organizations
  • Business Transformation
  • Asset Integrity Management
  • Digital Operations
  • Connected Workers
  • AI & Machine learning
  • Process Optimization
  • Intelligent Automation
  • RPA
  • Advanced Analytics

2021 Speakers

  • Sarah Shortreed, Chief Technology Officer, ATCO Group
  • Jason Doering, Director, Engineering & Maintenance, ENMAX Energy Corporation
  • Robin Gardiner, Vice President, HSE Deployment, Husky Energy
  • Nathan Stubina, Vice President, Technologies, Sherritt International
  • Kalev Ruberg, Vice President, Future & Chief Information Officer, Teck Resources
  • Deana Werkowitch, Vice President, Business Process Automation, Crestwood Midstream Partners
  • Kenneth Woolridge, Director, Continuous Improvement, Air Liquide
  • Mike Krayacich, Vice President, Digital Technology & Analytics Transformation, Suncor
  • Biju Misra, Director, Operations - Enterprise Services, Enbridge
  • Earl Crochet, Director, Engineering and Operational Optimization, Kinder Morgan
  • Mike Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Operations & Engineering, Gibson Energy
  • Stephanie Benay, Director, Safety Systems & Assurance, BC Hydro
  • Stephane Demers, General Manager, Enerkem Alberta Biofuels, Suncor
  • Brendan Curley, Director, Heartland Chemical Project Operational Readiness, Inter Pipeline
  • Paul Leonard, Corporate Vice President, Health, Safety & Environment, Orbia
  • Kim Code, Vice President, Unconventionals, Shell
  • Eric Wakley, Vice President, Safety, Risk & Central Operations Integrity and Environment., Husky Energy
  • Cristian Matei, Head of Business Transformation, Veolia Group
  • Hugo Ashkar, Global Risk Manager, BP
  • Jennifer Rogers, Head of Learning, AngloAmerican
  • Mike Baker, Safety & Environment Manager, Shell
  • Ashe Menon, Former Senior Vice President, Global Operations, National Oilwell Varco
  • Julie Thyne, Global Continuous Improvement Leader, Dow Chemical
  • Steve McIntosh, Director, Continuous Improvement, Williams
  • Jeff LaFrenz, Digital Theme Lead, Clean Resources Innovation Network (CRIN)
  • Robert Hutcherson, CEO & Founder, Optimize Consulting, Inc.
  • Frederic Brosseau, President & Founder, Akuting
  • Lee Winters, Senior Director, Strategy Optimization, Optimize Consulting, Inc.
  • Joel Hurt Jr, Vice President, Industrial Plant Solutions, U.S./Canada, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon
  • Cecilia Jofre, Business Director & Chief Sales Officer, IsoMetrix
  • Christian McDermott, Country Manager, Voovio
  • Arjen Bos, Product Owner, Accruent
  • Vicki Knott, CEO & Co-Founder, Crux OCM
  • Erick Quiroz, Senior Account Executive, Accruent
  • Robert Ratchinsky, CEO, Engage Mobilize

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BMO Centre
20 Roundup Way SE, T2G 2W1
Calgary, AB, Canada

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Calgary, AB T2R 0G8
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