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June Luncheon and Election Meeting

Date Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location      Calgary Petroleum Club
319 - 5 Avenue SW
Devonian Room
Topic       BLOCKCHAIN for Energy and IBM Watson - Learnings from Oil and Gas Industry applications

The energy industry is not only one of the largest industries in the world; it is also one of the most complex. The processes of exploration, drilling and completions, transportation and energy trade involve thousands of companies from international supermajors to one-person operations tied together in complicated supply chains. It demands elaborate networks to take the hydrocarbon molecules from reservoir to consumer. It is one of the world’s most regulated industries entailing detailed production and transportation monitoring, environmental and safety directives, and royalty and tax settlements. Blockchain, the distributed digital ledger, offers a means to simplify and increase the efficiency of virtually all those processes. A significant aspect of Blockchain is Automated Smart Contracts that promote touchless interactions across process chains which are of particular interest to Joint Venture, Land , Legal and Accounting professionals alike. Join us for a panel of Industry representatives discussing BLOCKCHAIN For Energy using IBM Watson.

Speaker      Panel Leader-Dr Tim Workman, CD, MDE, EdD, from IBM’s Natural Resources Solution Centre

Dr. Workman currently leads IBM’s Natural Resources Solution Centre, headquartered Calgary which is a specialist industry team within IBM focused on enabling operational improvements to performance, productivity, and safety for oil, gas, and mining companies. He initially served as the Program Director for the Watson for Natural Resources Innovation Program before moving into the leadership role for the NRSC. The NRSC is currently focused on expanding its collaborative, applied research consortium of regional and global oil and gas clients, which is using advanced IBM Watson capabilities to improve operational performance. Tim holds a Masters’ Degree in Distance Education and a Doctorate in Education, and is a recognized thought-leader in transformational learning for both people and organizations.

Cost Members: $45.00 (+GST)
Non-Members: $55.00 (+GST)
PJVA Students: $20.00 (+GST)
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