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, Gibson Energy, ENMAX 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 Crestwood, 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 



9:00 ET
Walk the Walk on the Path to Greater Efficiency 
Peter Adam, Executive Vice President, Add Energy

9:45 ET
Building Field Operator Competency Remotely, 24/7/365
Francis Montemurro, Director of Operations, Voovio Technologies 
Christian McDermott, Country Manager, Voovio Technologies

10:30 ET 
Mike Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Operations & Engineering, Gibson Energy
Julie Thyne, Global Continuous Improvement Lead, Dow Inc.
Sarah Shortreed, Chief Technology Officer, ATCO Ltd.
Moderator: Lee Winters, EVP, Optimize Consulting, Inc.

11:10 ET
Switching to a Remote Workforce
Erick Quiroz, Senior Account Executive, Accruent
Stan DeVries, Senior Director Digital Acceleration Consulting, AVEVA

12:40 ET
Gordon Herron, Process Safety Director, Koch Industries
Gregg Kiihne, Director, Process Safety North America, BASF
Moderator: Kyle Schiber, Product Manager, Environmental and Process Safety Solutions, 

Robin Gardiner, Vice President, Deployed HSE, Husky Energy
Eric Wakley, Vice President, Safety, Risk & Central, Operations and Environment, Husky Energy

2:10 ET


10:10 ET 
Julie Thyne, Global Continuous Improvement Lead, Dow Inc.

10:50 ET 
Organizational Optimization: The Holistic Transformation
Robert Hutcherson, CEO/Founder, Optimize Consulting, Inc.
Lee Winters, EVP, Optimize Consulting, Inc.

 11:30 ET
Giorgio Rossi, Business Development Leader, Resco

12:10 ET
Optimizing the Turnaround Process with Data Management
Arjen Bos, Product Owner, Accruent

1:30 ET
Jason Doering, Director, Engineering & Maintenance, ENMAX  
Jason Dallaire, Outage Planning Manager, ENMAX

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

Proudly Sponsored By:

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!

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