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Improving IT / IM infrastructure decisions

Making the best decisions about how to run your IT and IM infrastructure
Arild Kristensen
» Nordic Sales Manager, Big Data Analytics solution
» IBM Norway
Steffen Myklebust
» Business Unit Manager
» Bouvet

Friday, April 19, 2013
Norwegian Petroleum Museum

We invite you to register for our Stavanger forum on April 19th about how to make better decisions about your IT infrastructure - including managing software applications, networks, data architecture and data communications, maximising usability and security.

We have run events before on the same subject in London and Aberdeen, and run events in Stavanger about doing more with drilling data.

The oil and gas industry has a great deal of IT expertise - but also many complaints that systems are not as fast, or as easy to use as they should be. Does this mean that the systems should be better - or are users expecting corporate systems to be as fast and easy to use as the ones they have at home, where video applications need less data, security requirements are lower, and software development budgets per user are much higher?

Should IT managers be doing much more to monitor and improve performance quality and minimise downtime? Should it be easier to access heavy duty software applications, such as reservoir models, on a laptop when travelling?

We look forward to seeing you in Stavanger on April 19th.


9:10 Karl Jeffery - Editor
Digital Energy Journal
Chairman's introduction

Karl Jeffery is editor of Digital Energy Journal and managing director of Future Energy Publishing, which also publishes Tanker Operator magazine and Carbon Capture Journal. He was previously co-founder and editor of Digital Ship Ltd, a publishing company focussing on IT in the shipping sector. He has a BEng in chemical engineering from Nottingham University

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9:15 Arild Kristensen - Nordic Sales Manager, Big Data Analytics solution
IBM Norway
How the oil and gas industry can gain value from big data

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Talk Description.
This presentation will highlight the usage areas where we see BigData solutions implemented and generating business value.
He has 25 years experience from the IT industry, including experience from sales, management and consulting. Before taking on this role he spent 5 years as a Business Solution Manager in the IBM Stavanger Centre of Excellence for oil and gas and 2 years as a Business Value Analyst in the IBMs Information Agenda team working with Big Data solutions.

IBM Norway

9:45 Steffen Myklebust - Business Unit Manager
How the oil and gas industry can benefit from application performance management

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Talk Description.
Application performance management is a way to provide a quick return on investment in a very critical and visible part of IT.

Application performance is a business issue.

Challenges businesses are faced with today:

Applications have become:
• mobile and distributed
• reliant on third parties
• cloud-based
• increasingly complex and fragile

Issues businesses are faced with today:
• Business demands are increasing
• Applications are changing rapidly
• Too many development/test iterations
• Too long to deliver and repair

To address these challenges you need state of the art Application Performance Management tools.

10:15 Speaker from -
ISN Solutions
Silver screen meets black gold - what can the oil & gas industry learn from the film industry

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Talk Description.
This presentation will share methodologies and experiences learned at the bleeding edge of the film industry and explain how mistakes can be avoided and R&D investment harnessed to benefit geoscience efforts and ultimately increased productivity though IT in upstream oil & gas .
ISN Solutions provides IT solutions and services exclusively to the upstream oil and gas industry. Owned and operated by three former oil company IT consultants our business is built on unrivalled international field experience, critical to making IT work in the most hostile environments. Whether a start-up or industry leader we help centralise IT, enabling the digital oil field through the delivery of familiar, responsive and consistent IT services regardless of geographic location.
10:45 Break
11:15 Knut Molaug - CEO
Green Mountain Data Centre
The greenest data centre in the world - in Stavanger!

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Talk Description.
The Green Mountain Data Centre, Stavanger, claims to be the 'greenest data centre in the world' - as well as one of the most secure - with with very little power required for server cooling - it is based in a former military site.

11:30 Edgar Stokka - Manager, of Application Development & Maintenance, Stavanger branch
Improving your approach to application maintenance

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Talk Description.
Capgemini is developing models internally to ensure that innovation and proactivity becomes an integral part of how we do application maintenance.
Edgar Stokka is a Managing Consultant and Head of Application Development & Maintenance at Capgemini's Stavanger branch. He has been with Capgemini for 7,5 years and he has more than 11 years of experience from development and managerial roles. As part of an Central European initiative in the Capgemini Group, Edgar is actively involved in shaping the future with regards to how Capgemini does AM – and how the market will perceive Capgemini with regards to AM.

With more than 125,000 people in 44 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2012 global revenues of EUR 10.3 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model.
12:00 Javier González Cendrero - Senior Advisor - Data Management
Halliburton Consulting and Project Management
Are your developments user friendly?

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Talk Description.
As IT managers we have our own point of view about what’s the best infrastructure, or software, or security for a certain project or work, but, at the end, the user is the one who has to use of it.

We need to be sure that the system is usable and easy to understand for those who are going to use it, the end users. And this is not always an easy task…

This presentation will show the challenges that IT has to face when a new project is going to be delivered and how Halliburton solve them successfully.
With more than 12 years of experience in the oil World, I’ve been working the last 8 for Halliburton.
In Halliburton – Consulting & Project Management, as Data Management Advisor, I provide the best tools and workflows for all the different challenges that Halliburton faces day by day to improve the operations within our Customers

Halliburton Consulting and Project Management
Founded in 1919, Halliburton celebrates its 100 years of service as one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With 60,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries, the company helps its customers maximize value throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir - from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the asset.

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12:30 Multiple -
Panel Discussion
Panel discussion with all morning speakers

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Panel Discussion
This is part of our agenda where Finding Petroleum has a panel discussion.
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Close
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