9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Bits, Bytes, and Barrels: The Digital Transformation of Oil and Gas
Featured Speaker: Geoffrey Cann, Author and Consultant for Digital Transformation in Oil & Gas
Volatile commodity prices, rapidly growing alternative fuels like renewables, the permanent swing from peak oil to super abundance, shifting consumer preferences, and global pressures to decarbonize suggest a challenged industry for the foreseeable future. Digital advances offer ways to lower costs of production, improve productivity, reduce carbon emissions, and regain public confidence. A wait-and-see attitude to digital innovation has failed many industries already, and the leaders of oil and gas urgently need guidance on how digital both disrupts and enhances their industry.
In this presentation, Geoffrey describes the size and scale of both the opportunity and the threat from digital, identifies the key digital technologies and the role that they play in a digital future, and recommends a set of actions for leaders to take to accelerate the adoption of digital in the business. He provides an independent and expert perspective of the impacts of digital across the breadth of the industry and outlines a roadmap to help the decision-makers at all levels of the industry take meaningful action toward promising and rewarding digital adoption.
Geoffrey Cann is an author, trainer, podcaster, publisher and consultant to the Oil and Gas industry. Following an early career with Imperial Oil, he became a partner at Deloitte, where he carried out hundreds of consulting assignments in Canada, the US, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Australia and the Caribbean over a 30 year career. Today, he specializes in digital innovation in Oil and Gas, teaches a 1-day seminar on digital oil and gas, produces a weekly article and podcast on digital issues in energy, and has published his first book, Bits, Bytes and Barrels: The Digital Transformation of Oil and Gas.
10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
CBRS Pre-Certification Test Preparation Bootcamp by E2E
Ronee DeGuzman, Senior Systems Engineer
End 2 End Technologies (E2E) specializes in total solutions for wireless networks. End 2 End Technologies is bringing an online live instructor to the 2020 Virtual ENTELEC Conference. Our instructor will offer tips and tricks on studying for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) Certified Professional Installer (CPI) exam. This will be a test preparation bootcamp. The intention of this training is to prepare attendees that have completed a CBRS online course for the certification exam. The instructor will discuss areas of concentration and importance for the exam and then open it up for Q&A
Category: Networks/Communication Infrastructures
Intended Audience: Field/Automation installation technicians
Ronee De Guzman: Planning Engineer, Lead Project Manager to Director of Systems Engineering. Gained experience from various companies including Alcatel and GE MDS. Graduated with B.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Saint Louis University Philippines, M.S. in Telecommunications Engineering and Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology New York and M.B.A at Colorado State University Fort Collins.
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Intrusive Data Collection/Tech Based Hybrid Warfare: Threats Posed by Intrusive App/Platform Developers from Adversarial Countries
Attendees will learn about cybersecurity and privacy threats posed by intrusive data collection and predatory apps/platforms developed by tech giants, including companies from adversarial countries such as China and Russia.
- Attendees will learn about threats posed by hybrid warfare, conducted by adversarial countries, pertaining to the theft of intellectual property and business competition.
- Attendees will learn how to prepare for hybrid warfare via best practices associated with the Board/C-suite and at the tactical level, IT
- The session is based on one of my most recent articles that I wrote for The Vision Times, April 2020, “Everything You Need to Know about Hybrid Warfare and How to Prepare”: https://www.visiontimes.com/2020/04/08/everything-you-need-to-know-about-hybrid-warfare-and-how-to-be-prepared.html
Rex M. Lee has over 35 years of tech and telecom industry experience that includes enterprise platform and software development. He is currently a cybersecurity and privacy advisor centered on telecommunications and connected technology for BLACKOPS Partners, Washington, DC. Mr. Lee is an accomplished freelance technology journalist. His articles have been published by MissionCritical Communications Magazine, Money Masters and The Epoch Times (NYC, NY).
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
ENTELEC Regulatory & Technology Industry Update
ENTELEC Regulatory & Technology Leadership
Grab your lunch and listen in while the ENTELEC Regulatory and Technology Leadership provides an update on their committees. This is an opportunity to learn about one of the most important ENTELEC membership benefits. The ENTELEC Regulatory and Technology Committee was formed to address pressing regulatory developments of interest to ENTELEC’s membership. Listen in on the latest updates from the different subcommittees: IIoT, Cyber Security, Spectrum and FCC/Towers. All Members of ENTELEC are eligible to join the Regulatory & Technology Committee.
Wes Wright, Partner at Keller and Heckman, LLP. Chair of ENTELEC Regulatory and Technology Committee. Wes regularly counsels corporate clients on compliance matters before the FCC and state public utilities
Greg Kunkle Telecommunications Attorney at Keller and Heckman LLP. Co-Chair ENTELEC RT Spectrum Committee. Greg regularly counsels critical infrastructure companies, such as electric utilities, oil and gas companies, and railroads, public safety agencies, and commercial providers regarding FCC wireless licensing and compliance issues.
Al Sinopoli, Functional Technical Expert in RF at Chevron USA. Co-Chair ENTELEC RT Spectrum Committee. Al is a professional electrical engineer with a MSEE degree and 31 years experience with RF systems, including antennas, cellular, wimax (802.16), microwave, and mobile radio technologies.
Cory Moffat, President, FCC-FAA Regulatory Consultant at Crenshaw, Co-Chair ENTELEC Regulatory & Technology Committee and Chair of the RT FCC/Towers Committee. Cory strives to obtain compliance for clients in the oil & gas, energy, and utility sectors with regards to their radio licensing and tower construction.
Dan Nagala, President/CEO at UTSI International Corporation. Chair ENTELEC RT Cyber Security Committee. Dan is a well-known expert in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) design, development, implementation and security, with specific application in the oil & gas pipeline and facilities disciplines.
Mike Tillman, Williams Telecommunications, Co-Chair ENTELEC RT Cyber Security Committee. Mike works Williams west Texas, central Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Louisiana gathering fields delivering wireless and wired communications systems.
Daniel Quant, Vice President of Strategic Development for MultiTech, Chair ENTELEC RT IIoT Committee. He develops corporate strategies that grow market share and brand relevance within high-growth markets – identifying and incubating innovation internally and within industry associations and technology alliances, while creating partner ecosystems that accelerate enterprise digital transformation and revenue growth
Billy Hayes, Williams International, Co-Chair ENTELEC RT IIoT Committee. Billy has a career portfolio of communications and automation projects for a breadth of energy industry applications.
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Identifying and Locating Interference Training by Keysight
Speaker: Raymond Shen, Keysight Technologies
With the ever increasing density of wireless signals, and skyrocketing bandwidth of signals, collisions in the spectrum are bound to happen. Such collisions, called interference, may be intentional or unintentional. In either case, communications may be disrupted, and power and therefore money may be wasted. We will summarize various tools to help detect interference, and then locate the interference so as to be able to resolve it.
1) Learn what interference is and what causes it
2) Learn how to find interference
3) Learn how to solve interference when you find it
Category: Networks/Communication Infrastructures
Intended Audience: Anyone interested in hunting down RF interference, whether they are engineers or technicians. The skills will be broadly applicable.
Level: All Levels
Raymond Shen, PhD leads Keysight’s spectrum monitoring group, with over 20 years of experience in spectrum monitoring and signal demodulation. Shen has a BS EE from Caltech and a MS EE and PhD EE from Stanford University. His PhD was in the area of machine learning.
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Vendor Shoot Out – IIoT – Simplifying Edge to End
Moderated by: JL Betts & Billy Hayes, ENTELEC Board Members
The IIoT is creating new methodologies to collect, process and push data from the network edge to backend servers using cloud-based systems.
As oil and gas upstream and midstream production personnel navigate the challenges of integrating their backend legacy IT systems, like SCADA, with new edge capable devices via industrial IIoT cloud infrastructure, many factors must be considered.
- real-time alarming without the need for high rate polling
- better use of bandwidth
- multi-application solutions
- edge analytics
- higher process efficiency
- lower cost of operation
This discussion will help us better understand what companies are starting to do now and hopefully give us better insight and possible solution paths moving forward.
ENTELEC Board Moderators:
JL Betts is ELPRO, VP Sales & Marketing – Americas. He has more than 30 years of experience in the wireless industry working in various roles that serve the military, government, public safety, utilities, and oil & gas sectors. In 2017, he started Automation Associates, Inc. (AAI) to provide forward-thinking solutions such as IIoT and next generation wireless communications that include consulting, design, implementation and training. He also served an 8-year tenure in the U.S. Navy working for Naval Security Group as well as serving during Desert Storm. Educationally, He graduated from Chapman University in California with a B.S. in Electronics Engineering. JL serves on the ENTELEC board.
Billy Hayes, Williams, Inc.: Telecom Manager. Billy has worked in a variety of communication roles in the oil & gas industry, including fields and plants, refineries, offshore platforms communications, automation, control systems design, installation, and support workforce creation. His career portfolio includes communications and automation projects for a breadth of energy industry applications. Billy serves on the ENTELEC Board because I am passionate about giving back, sharing knowledge, and building successful professionals in our respective industries.
Expert Vendor Shoot Out Panel:
John Yaldwyn is CTO and founder of 4RF. John has a Bachelor of Science degree from Victoria University of Wellington and has done postgraduate study in France at École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications. His experience is in RF system level design and cybersecurity and he is a member of the Victoria University of Wellington Engineering Faculty Advisory Board
Matt Mangriotis, Director of Product Management, currently leads Cambium Networks’ Point-To-Multipoint (PMP) portfolio of products. After graduating from University of Illinois with a BS then MS Degree in Materials Sciences and Engineering, he has spent over 20 years in telecommunications, leading New Product Introduction for Motorola on a variety of products from mobile phones to mission critical two-way radio infrastructure. After earning a MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Matt was asked to join the Motorola Canopy group as a product manager, launching the first-ever OFDM-based technology. Maintaining continuity through the inception of Cambium Networks, Matt launched the PMP 450 portfolio, which he has grown to almost half of Cambium Networks’ total revenue. Most recently, Matt has launched the cnMedusa™ Massive Multi-User MIMO technology, a leading edge innovation to propel the platform forward.
David Blanco, Director of Technical Operations and Business Development leads strategic initiatives between partners, integrators, customers and engineers/developers at AUTOSOL. Blanco received his MIR from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, and his Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin. AUTOSOL is a leading provider of industrial data communications software to monitor and control mission-critical equipment, facilities, and automation systems.
Duane Zimmer, Solution Architect for Redline Communications, started his career in the WISP industry. He has been involved with all aspects of the wireless industry for over 10 years, including systems planning & build-out, RF & network design, and project management.
Sam Elsner leads and manages PTC’s Kepware Applications Engineers, a global team of industrial connectivity experts who help users create connectivity solutions for industrial automation and enterprise digital transformation. Sam has spent twenty years working in IT, OT and business development, and has deep domain expertise in Kepware products, industrial networking and systems integration.
John Geiger is VP of Business Development for Machfu. He has an extensive background in IoT as a founder of Machfu, 15 year of experience as VP of Engineering at MDS, and 7 years experience at GE Digital Energy as Wireless COE Leader for the division.
Justin Smith is a Principal Engineer/Architect with GE Industrial Communications (GE MDS). Justin has over 22 years of experience in wireless product design and development. Through his career, he has held various roles including principal engineer, program leader, engineering manager, and product architect. He has led teams creating both hardware and software through product requirements, technical specification, development, test, and transition to manufacturing. Justin holds a BSEE and MSEE with a concentration in communications and signal processing. His current focus areas include Internet of Things (IOT) and industrial applications running on edge devices.
Scott Allen, VP IIoT Sales, End 2 End Technologies. For more than 30 years Allen has been deeply involved in the IT industry. He has held key leadership and executive positions for both emerging and well established organizations including VP of Product Management for Network Associates (McAfee), VP of Marketing and BU Director for Fluke Networks(a Danaher Company) and Director of Network Operations at Primary Children’s Medical Center. His tenure As Chief Marketing Officer at FreeWave Technologies and current position as VP of Sales at End 2 End Technologies have allowed Allen to establish a firm reputation as a thought leader and product innovator in the Industrial Internet of Things market. Allen has a proven track record of bringing products to market and building revenue based market leadership.