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A Catalyst for Change
This year’s AVEVA World Summit will be held in New Orleans, USA from the 17-19 October. The Summit is AVEVA’s premier international customer event designed specifically for senior management and decision makers from the process plant, power, marine and AEC industries.
The program for the Summit will focus on how different businesses deal with change, from all-out transformation projects through to gradual continuous improvements. In other words, there are many flavors of managing change. The common denominator is that something has to happen; business cannot stand still and AVEVA offers solutions to support you on this exciting but often challenging journey.
AVEVA works as your business partner worldwide to deliver change successfully. At the Summit, you will hear from ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Jacobs, Vista, McDermott and IHI – to name just a few companies – about how they successfully managed their challenges using AVEVA solutions as the catalyst.
We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans on 17-19 October.
The Summit is a unique opportunity to learn, network and share experience through interactive sessions delivered by AVEVA customers, business consultants and key AVEVA speakers to encourage collaboration and stimulate innovative thinking. Over the coming weeks we will be adding more detailed information to our agenda content.
Download the Agenda for the Plant, Marine and Building and Infrastructure sector.
Welcome Reception – located on the Mark Twain Terrace
Welcome Reception – located on the Mark Twain Terrace
Summit Welcome Address
Introduction and setting the event objectives.AVEVA CEO
State of the Market
Changing market dynamics and the impact they have on successful project execution.
Panel: AVEVA – A Catalyst for Change
Why AVEVA is a Catalyst for ChangeAVEVA Executives
Southern Company’s Digital Fleet Initiative
Learn how Southern Company’s Engineering and Construction Services (E&CS) Digital Fleet initiative envisions that for every physical asset Southern Company operates, there will be a digital one.Carl Toner, E&CS Performance Improvement Manager, Southern Company
Eastman’s Seamless Engineering Information Global Access Initiative
Learn how Eastman is creating a data centric engineering platform to improve their plant engineering processes and to maintain an evergreen digital asset for plant operations.Jan Shumate, Director Plant Engineering, Eastman Chemical Company
Panel: Digital Disruption Across the Entire Asset Life Cycle
A Digital Asset Strategy provides a competitive advantage, but what people, processes and technologies adjustments are required to implement?Jan Schumate (Eastman), Jim Crompton (formerly Chevron), Carl Toner (Southern Company), John McQuary (Jacobs), Trond Straume (AVEVA), Amish Sabharwal (AVEVA - moderator)
Competitive Advantages through Data-Centric Delivery Platforms
Jacobs is investing in data centric delivery platforms to leverage our global workforce and bring excellent value to our clients.Michael Van Swol, VP Project Delivery, Jacobs
Thinking Differently When Executing Capital Projects
EOM is challenging traditional practices, technologies to make giant leaps. ExxonMobil is on the transformation path to reduce design by 30-50%, the construction by 30% and the commissioning work by 30-60%.Sandy Vasser, I&E Manager, formerly ExxonMobil
Panel: Transforming Engineering Project Delivery
Companies are continuing to invest in technologies but why aren’t they achieving 30-50% engineering efficiency?Michael Van Swol (Jacobs), Sandy Vasser (formerly ExxonMobil), Harit Naik (McDermott), Patrick Reilly (Vista Projects), Maged Salim (AVEVA), Michael Halloran (AVEVA - moderator)
Adapting Project Productivity to a Different World of Competition
The Oil and Gas industry face long-term price pressures from new competitors and future project portfolios need to be scalable and flexible, avoiding the high risks, costs and poor productivity of the past. Lessons of efficient manufacturing will need to be learned. How do we put energy projects back on track?Harry Benham, Director Carbury Consulting, formerly BP and Shell Major Projects; Clare Colhoun, AVEVA
Delivering Project Excellence using an Integrated Engineering Information and Contract Management Strategy
Lessons learnt from mining mega-projects using a Digital Asset ownership approach. This experience has led to the development of the Yancoal project execution strategy which will optimize the potential of the Digital Asset approach for the Southey Project.Adam Cooke, Industry Consultant, Yancoal Southey Project
Panel: Project Excellence is More Than Just Engineering Efficiency
What other ways can we improve engineering, procurement, construction and management efficiency?Harry Benham (industry consultant), Clare Colhoun (AVEVA), Adam Cooke (industry consultant), Jack Leahy (AVEVA - moderator)
Learn how Technip has integrated laser scanning and 3D design to improve Plant Modification Projects.Stephane Gandiglio, Department Manager, Technip
RasGas Improves Plant Operations Safety, Reliability and Efficiency
Learn how the RasGas Digital Asset Strategy provides their plant operations a single point of trusted asset information to enhance safety, reliability and reduce maintenance costs.Khaled Abouzeid, Operations, RasGas
Panel: Engineering Information Management Strategies to Support Plant Operations
How do we overcome the challenges in implementing an effective technical information management strategy to support operating assets?Bob Watson (Chevron), (Technip), Nick Revelas (Industry Expert), Steve Parvin (AVEVA), Gary Farrow (AVEVA), Simon Bennett (AVEVA - moderator)
Key Ingredients of a Successful Handover
Handover Best Practices
Panel: Engineering Information Management from Projects to Operations (Handover)
NIST reports the unbudgeted cost of poor handover is 4.2% of a capital project. What strategies do we need to implement to avoid these potential hidden costs?Kathy Lust (WG Mustang), Ted Smithers (Suncor), Flávio Guimarães (Radix), Roland Schneefuss (AVEVA-moderator)
Summit Lessons Learned
A high-level summary of key stream actions and conclusions.Emon Zaman, VP Global Accounts, AVEVA
AVEVA: Innovations and Roadmap
Practical examples of how new AVEVA innovations are adapting to changing customer needs and solving complex business problems.David Wheeldon, CTO, AVEVA
Cloud Platform Launch
Closing Note Customer
ITER is recognized as one of the most ambitious energy projects in the world. 35 nations are collaborating to prove the feasibility of fusion as a scalable and carbon free energy source, as powered by AVEVA technology.Fabien Berruyer, Section Leader, and Guillaume Lentini, Plant Officer, ITER
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
AVEVA welcomes you to the vibrant and fascinating city of New Orleans. Nicknamed the ‘Big Easy’, it’s one of America’s most culturally and historically-rich destinations, with its own distinctly unique blend of culture, architecture, music and food.
The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is located in the heart of New Orleans, just minutes from the French Quarter and Jackson Square.
All delegates are responsible for their own accommodation bookings. AVEVA has negotiated discount accommodation rates at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Please click here to make your booking.
Who Should Attend?
The AVEVA World Summit is the highest profile international event on the AVEVA calendar. As part of the AVEVA World Community programme, the Summit is AVEVA’s flagship customer event for business executives.
Unlike our more technically focussed User Group meetings, the AVEVA World Summit has been created specifically for senior managers and decision makers who have responsibility for strategic business operations. The Summit brings together senior professionals from many disciplines, industries and geographies to share their business and technology experience.
Who attends the Summit?
Engineering and Project Managers
Senior Engineers & Designers
Which industries are represented at the Summit?
Oil & Gas
Chemical & Pharmaceutical
Mining & Mineral Processing
Pulp & Paper
Building & Infrastructure
Michael Van Swol
VP Project Delivery, Jacobs
Michael Van Swol serves as Vice President, Project Delivery for the Petroleum and Chemicals Business within Jacobs Engineering Group. Mr. Van Swol has 27 years of experience in leading and delivering projects in several market segments including the oil & gas, refining and chemical industries. His experience both domestically and internationally has led to his current role in transforming Jacobs Project Delivery capabilities through technology adoption, Advance Work Packaging, Risk Management and other critical elements of project execution.
Executive Director, Project Delivery, Jacobs
John McQuary is Executive Director of Project Delivery at Jacobs. He is an accomplished operations, technology and process optimization executive with strong record of developing clear business-focused visions for operational success, acquiring enterprise-wide support for optimization initiatives and implementing practical strategies to achieve cultural change and business targets. He has a comprehensive understanding of how optimizing global networks, cross-functional collaborative operations, technology and process efficiencies interact to create improved business performance.
Director, Carbury Consulting
Harry Benham has over 32 years’ experience in the oil and gas business with Shell and BP, primarily in upstream commercial and contracting roles. He was Head of Discipline for Contracting and Procurement in both firms, and CP Lead in several megaprojects: BP’s ACG and BTC Pipeline projects in Azerbaijan, and both of Shell’s Floating LNG Projects, Prelude and Browse. He is Director of Carbury Consulting, an energy consultancy.
Reflections Data Consulting LLC
After 37 years with Chevron and honored as a Chevron Fellow since 2002, Jim retired in 2013 to found Reflections Data Consulting and continue his work in data management and analytics for the Exploration and Production industry. He is a frequent speaker at SPE conferences on Digital/Intelligent Energy and in 2013 he co-authored a book entitled The Future Belongs to the Digital Engineer, focusing on the impact of emerging digital technology on oil and gas operations.
Flávio Niemeyer Guimarães
Flavio Guimarães is a founder of Radix Engineering and CEO of Radix U.S. In his 25+ years’ career, Flavio gained an extensive technical, project and business experience in a range of engineering fields including modeling, simulation, risk analysis, industrial automation, and software development for the Oil & Gas, Chemicals and Power industries in Americas and Europe. Flavio graduated Cum Laude, has a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and MBA in Business Management.
Managing Partner, Vista Projects
Patrick has 15+ years’ experience leading technology implementations in several different industries as well as managing engineering projects in the oil and gas industry. Most recently Patrick has lead an implementation of the fully integrated suite of AVEVA products on a major capital oil and gas project combined with a fully digital execution approach. The implementation also utilizes a fully electronic (paperless) engineering process from initial design through to stamped engineering deliverables and cloud-based project collaboration to drive efficiency.
Senior Vice President and Global Engagement Leader, Sinclair Group
Nick brings cross-disciplinary experience in the energy sector, along with his passion for the intersection of people, process and technology. A keen eye for the organizational impacts of any change effort, coupled with ability to build sustainable businesses aligns very well with Sinclair Group’s strategic directions.
Nick’s main areas of interest are process safety information management, operations, maintenance, and reliability among others. He joins Sinclair Group from Chevron’s Facilities Engineering organization.
M.Sc., P.Eng., West-Cascadia Consultants
Peter is President of West-Cascadia Consultants; a specialized engineering and management business that promotes advanced construction methods. He directs a challenging position that fuses early project involvement with application of innovative technological approaches to projects instilling better value for stakeholders. With many years in private structural consulting and steel fabrication practice, he is known for taking theory into practice and shares several prestigious awards. He authored the first edition of the CISC’s Code of Standard Practice Appendix on Digital Modeling.
Deputy Chief Executive, AVEVA
A Chartered Accountant, James joined AVEVA in 2004 and held senior financial positions prior to his being appointed to the board in 2011. He played a significant part in completing the Tribon acquisition and its subsequent integration. His responsibilities have included investor relations, the development of the Group’s overseas subsidiaries, standardisation of financial processes and procedures and involvement in recent acquisitions. Prior to joining AVEVA James worked for both Arthur Andersen and Deloitte.
Chief Executive, AVEVA
Trained as an engineer in the defense industry, Richard gained experience in the project management of high value engineering projects then held a series of international sales and marketing positions before joining AVEVA in 1984. In January 1992, he relocated to Frankfurt, to set up and run the Group’s German office. In 1994 he returned to the UK as part of the management buyout team, taking responsibility for the Group’s worldwide sales and marketing activities, before being appointed Managing Director in May 1999 and as Group Chief Executive in December 1999.
Chief Technology Officer, AVEVA
As AVEVA CTO, Dave’s responsibilities encompass the technical direction of product strategy, product development and delivery of new products and product upgrades that underpin the development of AVEVA’s integrated engineering IT solutions that use computers to solve design and data management problems. Prior to joining in 1981, Dave spent three years researching advanced wastewater treatment technologies after achieving a first-class degree in Environmental Chemical Engineering.
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The registration fee is $275 per delegate and $150 for non-delegate guests.
Registration as a non-delegate guest allows access to the Gala Dinner only; access to the conference is not permitted.
The deadline for cancellations is Monday 19th September at 17:00 (GMT).
Cancellations prior to this deadline will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations after this deadline and no-shows at the event will not receive a refund.
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AVEVA has established a proud tradition of hosting highly regarded technical and business events for our customers. Today, these events form a key element in the AVEVA World Community programme all around the globe. AVEVA’s events continue to evolve and adapt to serve the changing needs and interests of our customers, as well as to reflect the changing technology and industry landscape.
The AVEVA World Summit is a single global event that provides a unique opportunity for management professionals with different responsibilities, and from different industries and cultures to meet with a common purpose; to enable safer, more efficient capital projects and asset operations.
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