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ScotlandIS – North Sea Innovative Solutions Showcase

There is a renewed focus in the North Sea on internal and industry collaboration, streamlined processes, reduction of system  “silos”, automating data capture and easier, more flexible reporting.

Mobile Technologies, reducing reliance on spreadsheets, easier integration with ERP and core systems, agility to cope with changing business, Cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS), are the future.

Many CIO’s and businesses would like to work with local providers; they focus on leading edge technologies, are innovative, lower cost, flexible and willing to collaborate with the customer and other providers.

  • DATE: Thu 09 Jun 2016 12:00
  • TIME: 12:00 – 14:00
  • VENUE: Aberdeenshire Cricket Club

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Who should attend?

CIO’s, and specialists in Finance, Maintenance, Personnel and material Logistics, Asset Tracking and rental, Planning, HSEQ, and Hydrocarbon Accounting. Anyone looking for case studies of Collaboration, Cloud, mobile working, spreadsheet reduction.

Format of for the day

There will be a welcome followed by solution presentations, panel session and closing with a networking session and buffet lunch.

The panel session will be led by Bob Keller, Chairman of Scottish Enterprise. Bob will review the  presentations,how they addressed the themes and industry issues and offer his suggestion on how the industry solution providers can collaborate more effectively.

Presentation Abstracts
Each speaker has 8 minutes to introduce their company and solution, how it addresses the issues facing the oil industry and harnesses the key technologies and methods, with customer examples.

Onboard Tracker –  “After spending millions as an industry on large information systems, why does the North Sea still seem to run on spreadsheets?” Kevin Coll, Founder of OnboardTracker and Managing Director of Solab will present the industry benefits of implementing innovative, nimble, Software as a Service applications that streamline the number of expensive legacy systems and the multitude of unmanageable spreadsheets used by oil & gas industry to track and manage their people and assets.

Other Presenters:

Codify – Graeme Humphrey from Codify will use case studies to illustrate the benefits of building bespoke applications using Microsoft technologies to replace legacy spreadsheet applications.

Collabro – Legare  Some of the world’s largest companies use Legare for  rapid transfer of clean data from multiple sources into Primavera  P6, guaranteeing data integrity and planning efficiency, and reducing the costs of manual spreadsheet entry and management.

ECS – David Calder, Director at ECS, will introduce us to the power of ‘Splunk’ and explain how this Big Data tool can enhance the operational efficiency and security of the oil industry. Splunk enables organisations to collect, search, analyse and report on any volume of machine data in real-time allowing operational insights to be surfaced, shared and acted on. ECS is the UK&I Splunk partner of the year for 2016.

EnergySys – Peter Black, managing director of EnergySys Limited, will explain why traditional solutions for hydrocarbon accounting have inhibited change and increased costs, and what can be done about it.

Inoapps – Ed Jeavons, VP of EPM/ BI Applications will show how Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) enables users of SAP, Oracle and Hyperion to drive planning beyond finance to other business areas, improve forecast accuracy with virtually no learning curve, reduce TCO, and realise quick ROI with the subscription-based pricing model.

Motion Software Stephen Burt, Managing Director 10 years. The Motion Kinetic comprehensive inspection and compliance solution enhances and automates inspection procedures, improves processes and allows report data to flow seamlessly between user groups. Self-service, it the latest touch technologies, available on ATEX tablets. SAP/Maximo integration is possible through the application API. RFID technologies are also available.

Pisys Bruce Catto, Group IT Manager, Craig Group, Aberdeen. Pisys Action Tracker software is used by 4000 people in 140 companies worldwide. Bruce will describe how North Star Shipping has implemented ATMS to track QHSE actions, audits and investigations and how it has had a significant impact on the transparency of information from the Vessel, Office, Workshop all the way through to completion.

TBS Enterprise Mobility Jon Poynton Commercial Director TBS – Connecting the Enterprise, Tightly controlled, slow and expensive to change, ERP systems are not good at providing mobile solutions. Jon will explain how TBS are providing innovative mobile solutions that get around these constraints to provide service and inspection tasks in line with process and compliance needs and in a way that’s easy to use by a mobile workforce working in harsh environments.

TRACS Assets Ltd Dr Derek Austin, Managing Director, will explore the unique energy industry challenges of tracking ownership, physical location, associated costs, billing, ERP integration (SAP, Oracle and others) and status of oilfield rental equipment. Currently managing annual revenues and costs of over $750 million  TRACS utilises the latest mobile technologies to extend full asset tracking  to the field.

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