Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Conference

  • February 25-27, 2019
  • Houston, TX, United States

Learn how to embed the culture, systems and processes of the world's Highest Reliability Organizations.

If you're in a hazardous industry, you're facing more volatility, complexity and risk than ever before. With markets shifting, regulations changing and pressure to increase efficiency in your operations - how can you deliver consistent operational excellence?

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Join over 150 business leaders and learn world class strategies for keeping your people safe, your operations productive and your products sustainable at North America's leading forum on Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals and Resources. This year's event has tracks on Operational Risk Management, AI & Machine Learning, Lean Transformation,Human Factors, Leadership & Culture, Asset Optimization, Process Safety, Environmental Excellence, Digital Transformation and more.

Over 30 industry-leading speakers will share how to:

  • Leverage the latest strategies to optimize Maintenance and Reliability
  • Drive Operational Excellence to the frontline
  • Manage Change - without Compromising Business Performance
  • Increase Risk Visibility by Optimizing Data and Information Management
  • Identify the Cultural Gaps that are Impacting your Company's Safety, Quality, Reliability and Profitability
  • Strengthen your Core Operating Processes - including Process and Human Safety, Environmental Performance and Compliance - to Drive Enterprise Transformation
  • Improve Culture, Competence and Compliance to Build a High Reliability Organization
  • Harness big data, analytics and AI to fundamentally transform operational efficiency
  • Lead your Millennial Workforce toward Operational Excellence
  • Understand the Impact of Human Factors on Safety Performance
  • Improve your Management System to better Identify - and Eliminate - Sources of Risk and Value Loss in your Operations
  • Enhance Project Performance and Create Standardization across Projects
  • Meet production targets and simultaneously improve environmental stewardship and safety
  • Develop comprehensive asset analytics to maximize return on your assets
  • Apply Lean Principles to Manage your Operating Expenses
  • Reduce Complexity and Variability with Clearly Defined Standards and Accountabilities


Key Themes for 2019 include:

  • Internet of Things
  • Leadership, Skills & Capabilities
  • Change Management
  • Asset Optimization
  • Business Transformation
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Maintenance & Reliability
  • Human Factors
  • Organizational Culture
  • Lean Enterprise
  • Process Optimization
  • Digital Transformation
  • Operations Management Systems
  • RPA, AI & Machine Learning
  • Environmental Excellence
  • Personal & Process Safety

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2019 Speakers

  • Jerome Fady, Vice President, Operational Excellence, Arkema
  • Jennifer Rogers, Head of Learning, AngloAmerican
  • Michael Britt, Vice President, Energy Innovation Center, Southern Company
  • Daniel Lebsack, Global Process Safety Management Lead, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
  • Grigor Bambekov, Director, Operational Services, Operational Excellence Management System, and Risk Management, Marathon Petroleum
  • David McKay, Head of Maintenance, Reliability & Integrity, Hess Corporation
  • Greg Bussing, Director, Enterprise Business Improvement, Andeavor
  • Hugo Ashkar, Global Risk Manager, BP
  • Julie Thyne, North America Continuous Improvement Leader, Dow Chemical
  • Remi Raphael, Director, Business Transformation, Duke Energy
  • Cristian Matei, Head of Business Transformation, Veolia Group
  • Gregg Kiihne, Director, Process Safety, BASF
  • Arun Narayanan, Chief Data Officer, AngloAmerican
  • Linda Hui, Global Customer Operations Continuous Improvement Manager, Shell Oil Company
  • Alexander Breskvar, Corporate Vice President, Quality, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  • Cole Colville, Continuous Improvement Project Manager, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Jose Pires, Former Vice President, Excellence & Innovation, Andeavor
  • Hani Noshi, Manager, Projects Center of Excellence, BHP Billiton
  • Ranjana Mehta, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • Camille Peres, Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, Texas A&M University
  • John Bell, Senior Vice President, AKselos
  • Philippe Guillard, Vice President, Chemical & Life Sciences, Sphera
  • Mike Bearrow, Global Process Safety Leader, Rolls-Royce
  • David Musgrave, Vice President, Consulting Leader, Dekra
  • Rajni Walia, Principal Consulatnt, Dekra
  • Bob Koonce, Founder and Managing Partner, High Reliability Group LLC
  • Chris Kourliouros, Director, Product Marketing, NovaTech

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Jan 22, 2019