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In challenging times, Operational Excellence is a mandate, not an option.

Every year Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals and Resources brings together North America’s most innovative thinkers – and this year we are coming together Online! With over 1000 operations, technology, HSE and executive level attendees, our 2020 speakers will show you how to unlock immediate value in your operations – critical in the current environment. Taking place  December 1- 2, this year’s program is packed with unrivaled insights and industry experts.

All new for 2020:
    • CIOs and Technology Leaders from Suncor, Kinder Morgan, Shell and more speaking on driving disruptive innovation and data-driven transformation
    • A vastly expanded program designed to stimulate new thinking
    • Deep dive case studies from AngloAmerican, Husky, Dow Chemical and many more on how to build a High Reliability Organization
    • A special focus on Intelligent Automation and The Connected Worker including industry case studies on AI, Machine Learning, the Connected Worker, Advanced Analytics and more!

5 reasons to attend:

Hear how corporations are responding to Covid-19

No travel costs or time out of the office necessary

Access the content on demand and watch in your own time

Assess the latest technological innovations 

Free to attend for in house industry practicioners 



10:30 ET 
Building Resilience: Meeting New Challenges – to Emerge Stronger Than Ever
Mike Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Operations & Engineering, Gibson Energy
Stephane Demers, GM Fixed Plants – Fort Hills, Suncor Energy

11:10 ET
Switching to a Remote Workforce
Erick Quiroz, Senior Account Executive, Accruent

11:50 ET 
Accelerating Your Digital Strategy - and the Action Plan to Make it Happen

12:30 ET
Optimizing Your Assets in a Tough Market: Predictive Maintenance to Drive out Cost

1:10 ET
Using CI Approaches Aligned With HRO Principles to Become "Systematic and in Control"
Robin Gardiner, Vice President, Deployed HSE, Husky Energy
Eric Wakley, Vice President, Safety, Risk & Central, Operations and Environment, Husky

1:50 ET
Next Generation EHS – Drive Improvement Through Breaking Safety Paradigms and Listening to Workers
Gordon Herron, Process Safety Director, Koch Industries

3:00 ET

This highly interactive workshop session will be run on Zoom and will feature group discussion, benchmarking and the opportunity for you to connect with your industry peers – all guided by an industry expert.

The workshop is not automatically included in your registration for the overall event. If you would like to take part in the workshop below – please email and we will get you registered! Places are limited as the workshops are capped at 18 participants!

WORKSHOP A: Using Engineering Data Management to Optimize the 5 Phases of Maintenance Turnaround

Arjen Bos, Product Owner, Accruent


9:30 ET 
How do you Measure Continuous Improvement Expertise?
Julie Thyne, Global Continuous Improvement Lead, Dow Inc.

10:10 ET 
Organizational Optimization: The Holistic Transformation
Robert Hutcherson, CEO/Founder, Optimize Consulting, Inc.
Lee Winters, EVP, Optimize Consulting, Inc.

10:50 ET
Managing Safety Through Wearable Technology: Protecting Your Workers - and Your Organization - Post COVID-19

 11:30 ET
Robotic Process Automation: Harnessing the Power of Humans and Machines Working Together
Dana Kawas, Co-Founder & CEO, Thynkli

12:10 ET
PANEL DISCUSSION: Digitalization: Achieving Unprecedented Levels of Operational Excellence
Sarah Shortreed, Chief Technology Officer, ATCO Group 
Mike Krayacich, Vice President, Digital Technology & Analytics Transformation, Suncor 

12:50 ET
Capturing the Value of Digital Twins: How To Jumpstart Your Digital Twin Journey and Drive ROI Fast

1:30 ET
Digitizing Maintenance: Avoiding Downtime by Building Agility and Flexibility Into Your Operations

2:10 ET
What is Suncor 4.0?: Taking an Outside-In Look 
 Mike Krayacich, Vice President, Digital Technology & Analytics Transformation, Suncor

2:50 ET 
The ENMAX Approach to Maintenance and Turnarounds
Jason Doering, Director, Engineering & Maintenance, ENMAX 
 Jason Dallaire, Outage Planning Manager, ENMAX

3:30 ET
Business Transformation: Preparing for the Impact of Digitalization on Your Business and Your People
Deana A. Werkowitch, Vice President, Audit, Technology & Implementation Services, Crestwood Midstream 

Who Should Attend?

Managers, Directors, VPs of:
    • Operations
    • Operational Excellence
    • Project Mgmt / PMO
    • Lean
    • Process/ Business Improvement
    • Transformation
    • Quality
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Digital Transformation
    • Innovation
    • Data & Analytics
    • Manufacturing
    • Process Engineering
    • Automation
    • RPA, AI & ML
    • Enterprise services
    • Information technology
    • Change management

Oil & Gas IQ Network Online Events | How it works 


Step 1: Register 
Click on any of the register buttons on this page. Enter your information and secure your place


Step 2: Confirmation email
This will be dispatched upon registration and will contain login information


Step 3: Schedule time
Mark some time in your calendar when you can be free of distractions or watch with colleagues


Step 4: Watch the event
Click the link in the confirmation email and prepare questions for our industry-leading speakers


How do I join the online conference?

Register by clicking on the button below and you will automatically receive a confirmation email. One week before the event, your login will be emailed to you with calendar invites to all the sessions and the final agenda for the event

How much does it cost to attend?

The event is completely free to attend for In House Industry Practitioners. If you are a vendor, solution provider or consultant, there is a small fee to attend the event.

Where is it located?

This is an online conference, which means that it can be accessed anywhere in the world through a desktop, laptop, mobile device or tablet.  Audio and presentation viewing is accessed through an internet connection.

Can I access the presentations post-event?

All presentations will be available after the conference via the on-demand recording link which will be sent to your inbox.  


While disruption may have put conventional networking on hold, it cannot put business on hold. The operational and transformation challenges our attendees face require the guidance, expertise and solutions from dedicated providers. Now is your time to show how relevant your company is and how you can help these business leaders. Join them for engaged conversations, give your brand and products full industry exposure and build an entire pipeline of valuable leads. All in one place.

And with over 150,000 industry members, and over a decade of experience in the market, we are best positioned to deliver the ROI you are looking for. For more information on how we are uniquely placed to help you shape and deliver your message to your target audience, contact us now!

Leslie Allen

Managing Director