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Jane McConnell
» Industry Consultant - Oil and Gas
» Teradata

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Kuala Lumpur
ADAX, Bangsar South

The second day of our Kuala Lumpur event focusses in opportunities to individuals from developing better digital technology / architecture skills in the oil and gas industry. (The first day focusses on opportunities for organisations - see the agenda here).

Event strategic partner - Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation

Oil and gas companies, like most large organisations in 2018, are working hard to improve their competence working with data. We use the word 'data architect' to mean the person involved in making sure the right piece of information gets to the right place, in the right format for maximum value.

If organisations can improve their profitability through better digital technology (see separate event on the previous day), there should be improved opportunities - employability and salary - for people who develop the necessary skills. This includes skills in different technologies, such as graph databases, analytics and data management, and also domain skills - what is required to build and maintain an effective IT architecture and digital system.

Topics we anticipate covering include:

- mastering graph databases
- best practises from the field
- competencies to make digitisation work
- competency development structures
- how to work in a data driven organisation
- opportunities for data scientists
- how to maintain data quality
- using common sense in data management
- domain specific skills - subsurface, production, drilling, operations
- experiences improving data quality

You can see a report from our 2017 forum, with articles published in Digital Energy Journal, here

This forum follows on from our Oct 4 2017 forum "Workforce of the Future". View the agenda view the attendees list


8:30 Welcome coffee
9:15 Speaker from - (not confirmed)
Oil company / drilling company / technology user

9:45 Speaker from - (not confirmed)
Oil company / drilling company / technology user

10:45 Coffee
11:15 Speaker from -
ASEAN Data Analytics Exchange
Skills and development pathways

ADAX is an initiative by MDEC (Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation) to enable businesses, governments, academia and professionals to rapidly adopt Data Analytics as a tool to empower decision making and innovation. ADAX seeks to be the definitive Data Analytics Exchange Hub for knowledge, information, resources and collaboration for the ASEAN region. The main goal of ADAX is to develop the ecosystem, build a critical mass of talent pool in the big Data Analytics category and to foster collaboration amongst businesses, start-ups, academia and professionals so that Data Analytics becomes an integral part of business innovation and decision making
11:45 Jane McConnell - Industry Consultant - Oil and Gas

An experienced Information Management consultant with excellent analytical skills, Jane has focused on Information Management in Upstream Oil and Gas since 2000.
With many years of experience inside Landmark and Schlumberger Information Solutions, Jane has had exposure to most O&G software applications and data management strategies, and has detailed knowledge of the current IM offerings in the Oil and Gas space.
A desire to bring the best of modern data management tools and technologies into Upstream Oil and Gas triggered Jane's move to Teradata, the leaders in Enterprise Data Warehousing.

Teradata helps companies get more value from data than any other company. Our big data analytics solutions and team of experts can help your company gain a sustainable competitive advantage with data. Teradata helps organizations leverage all of their data so they can know more about their business and do more of what's really important. With more than 10,000 professionals in 43 countries, Teradata serves top companies across oil and gas, utilities, automotive, financial services, healthcare, communication, sconsumer goods, and more. A future-focused company, Teradata is recognized by industry analysts for technological excellence, sustainability, ethics, and business value. Visit
12:15 Panel discussion with all morning speakers
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Speaker from - (not confirmed)
Industry company

14:00 Speaker from -
Technology company (not confirmed)

14:30 Speaker from -
Technology company (not confirmed)

15:00 Multiple -
Panel Discussion

Used for panel discussions

Panel Discussion
This is part of our agenda where Finding Petroleum has a panel discussion.
15:30 Close
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