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2017 Presentation - Beyond Budgeting: Management Innovation for New Business and People Realities

  • The Statoil implementation journey
  • The problems with traditional management, including budgeting
  • The Beyond Budgeting principles and companies on the journey
  • Statoil’s “Ambition to Action” model

                - Redefining performance - dynamic and relative targets and a holistic performance evaluation            
                - Dynamic forecasting and resource allocation and no traditional budgets
                - From calendar-driven to event-driven; a more self-regulating management model
                - Implementation experiences and advice

Bjarte Bogsnes, Vice President, Performance Management Development, Statoil

2017 Presentation - "Trumponomics”: What it Means for Energy

In this compelling keynote address, Stephen will provide insight into the mechanics of the current US Government administration’s pro-growth energy policy, what incentives the industry can expect and how energy executives can prepare to take advantage.

Stephen Moore, Contributing Editor for the Wall Street Journal, Senior Economic Analyst at CNN,Senior Economic Advisor to US President Donald Trump

2017 Presentation - Organizational Effectiveness: Developing the Framework Needed to Reduce Operational Risk

In 2010, Captain Hung Nguyen, U.S. Coast Guard (retired) led the Joint Department of Homeland Security and Department of the Interior Investigation into the Deepwater Horizon casualty, which resulted in the largest oil spill in the U.S. History. Many of the report’s recommendations have been implemented to improve offshore oil and gas exploration and production activities.

Following his retirement from the Coast Guard, Captain Nguyen served as a Transportation Security Executive at TSA and Director, Global HSE Programs at Noble Drilling. This insightful keynote address will walk attendees through his experiences and show why organizational effectiveness requires participation and trust from everyone in the organization.

Captain Hung Nguyen, Former U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Co-chair, Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team

2017 Presentation - Industry 4.0: The Next Wave of Operational Excellence in the Age of Disruption

In this practical, engaging, thought provoking and highly actionable session Henrik discussed:

  • The impact of Industry 4.0 on hazardous industries
  • The latest research on the digital forces that are shaping the Energy and Chemicals industries
  • The future of productivity and growth
  • The paradigm shift that’s happening to operational risk, reliability and safety
  • The building blocks of the next wave of Operational Excellence

Best known as the father of the digital agenda and co-founder of Industry 4.0, Henrik von Scheel is listed by the Financial Times as one of the most influential business thinkers on cooperate and national competitiveness. His work has been applied to national economies, influenced GDP growth, reset government policy and set standards that are applied by 26 NATO members. Henrik has worked on transformation projects with Shell, Aramco, Petronas, Statoil, Mærsk and Exxon, to name a few. He is a prolific writer and author of 6 best selling books and over 40 articles, and currently serves on the board of Google, Gazprom, World Economic Forum, LEADing Practice and the Global University Alliance.

Henrik von Scheel, Co-author of Industry 4.0, Advisory Board Member at Google & Gazprom

2017 Presentation - Chevron’s OE Management System: Lessons Learned from Chevron’s Operational Excellence Journey

  • High Reliability Organizations: Common characteristics of companies that systematically manage their operations
  • Examples of good OE Management Systems from different industries
  • Why the Chevron OEMS is often benchmarked and considered to be a
  • Why the Chevron OEMS is often benchmarked and considered to be a ‘gold standard’:
  • Common errors in implementing an OEMS
  • Leadership alignment: Getting everyone on the OE bus and helping leaders focus on the critical few
  • Creating an OE culture rich in feedback and continuous learning

Jeffrey Hedges, Former General Manager, Operational Excellence, Chevron

2017 Presentation - Getting Real Value from OE through ‘Boots on the Ground’ Leader Coaching

This session will describe how to coach leaders to engage with frontline workers in a different and more human way, meeting the worker wherever they are with genuine interest in what they’re doing to help them to solve today’s challenges and uncover untapped improvement opportunity. The approach drives leaders and workers to be better at recognizing risk, reducing risk tolerance whilst building pride and ownership and enabling discipline to and ownership of, process.

Robin Gardiner, Production Operations Global Discipline Lead and Upstream Process Safety & Management of Change Lead, Shell Canada

OpEx Calgary Content Bundle

OpEx Calgary Content Bundle

Enjoy this selection of popular interviews and case studies that we’ve recently published on a topic that is on everyone’s mind these days: Building a Culture of Operational Excellence.

Operational Excellence in Energy: A Canadian Perspective
In this exclusive eBook, Mark Little, VP Health & Safety at Cenovus Energy, Emmanuel Giry, Manager, Enterprise Risk Management at Alberta Energy Regulator, and Shannon Guterson, Senior Business Analyst at TransCanada, share their OpEx journeys and their biggest priorities and challenges when it comes to balancing operational efficiency with operational risk management.

Operational Excellence in Energy: A Canadian Perspective
In this exclusive eBook, Mark Little, VP Health & Safety at Cenovus Energy, Emmanuel Giry, Manager, Enterprise Risk Management at Alberta Energy Regulator, and Shannon Guterson, Senior Business Analyst at TransCanada, share their OpEx journeys and their biggest priorities and challenges when it comes to balancing operational efficiency with operational risk management.

Improving Productivity Safely: Driving OE to the Frontline
In this exclusive interview, Kristen Kulinowski, board member of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, provides her insight into CSB’s recent investigations and efforts to identify common drivers behind several major chemical incidents and the operational risks associated with deferred maintenance, improper MoC, inadequate condition monitoring and more. 

The path to Safety Excellence through Operational Discipline
Mark Little, Vice President of Health and Safety at Cenovus Energy, shares his journey into safety maturity and what it means to achieve excellence in health and safety. Mark reveals how Cenovus is using their management system framework to drive operational excellence and risk management and how this has helped to simultaneously keep their people safe, their operations productive and their products sustainable. 

60 seconds interview with Deepwater Horizon Investigator
Captain Hung Nguyen discusses  his personal perspective on the leadership lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon incident and where safety improvements still need to be made. Captain Nguyen explains how companies can promote HSE Excellence by using risk based process safety and how to use the CARE framework to enhance operational excellence.

Opex Toronto - 2018 Attendee List

Opex Toronto - 2018 Attendee List

The Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit will be joined by over 100 operations leaders from NASA, Veolia, Enbridge, HydroOne, Suncor, SaskPower, Siemens Gamesa, Hydro-Quebec, Bruce Power, Toronto Hydro, Marathon Petroleum, Rio Tinto and many more to discuss how to optimize safety, efficiency, sustainability and reliability to drive world-class business performance.

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How New Microgrid Technologies Enable Optimal Cooperation Among Distributed Energy Resources

How New Microgrid Technologies Enable Optimal Cooperation Among Distributed Energy Resources

This whitepaper by Schneider Electric discusses how new microgrid technologies enable optimal cooperation among distributed energy resources. Microgrids are local, interconnected energy systems and may become the keystone of the new energy transition. In the electrical domain, they are defined within boundaries, incorporating loads, distributed energy resources (including storage), and specific control capabilities.

How Digitizing Power Distribution is Taking Building Safety, Reliability, and Efficiency To New Limits

How Digitizing Power Distribution is Taking Building Safety, Reliability, and Efficiency To New Limits

This whitepaper by Schneider Electric discusses how digitizing power distribution is taking building safety, reliability, and efficiency to new limits. Across the globe, the way electricity is generated, distributed, and consumed is changing rapidly. Whether you design, build, operate or service office buildings, shopping centers, hospitals, data centers, or campuses, you’re facing new challenges and opportunities. Four societal and structural drivers are creating a new energy paradigm, with power distribution as the backbone tying them together.

How Distribution Utilities Succeed in Digital Transformation

How Distribution Utilities Succeed in Digital Transformation

This report by Schneider Electric explores how distribution utilities succeed in digital transformation. The formidable changes brought about by the growth of DER and connected, digital technology affects distribution utilities more than most other players in the industry. A cohesive strategy for employing digitization's constituent movements, such as the Internet of Things, IT/OT convergence, big data and analytics, and connected and smart technologies - and the policy and market frameworks undergoing adjustment to enable the many benefits made possible by digitization - is required for success. 

Mastering the Art of Corporate Incentive Programs

Mastering the Art of Corporate Incentive Programs

HR professionals, are certainly familiar with corporate incentive programs. They likely understand their value in boosting business performance, employee satisfaction and tenure, even if your company doesn’t presently have a program. So it’s the task of this article to provide you with some information you may not know: the results of an interesting research study recently completed by Hawk Incentives on employee incentives, from the point of view of the employees themselves—what works, what doesn’t and why.


Provider of Specialized Contractors Drives Safety With Incentives

Provider of Specialized Contractors Drives Safety With Incentives

Incentives alone aren’t the key to an effective safety program. But incentives that the participants actually want can be. Download this exclusive whitepaper provided by Hawk Incentives that provides you with scientific reasoning and explanation as to how to ensure employee incentives are the most effective in your company. 

Choosing Incentives with Science

Choosing Incentives with Science

Perhaps you have an employee rewards and recognition program in place, and you’re trying to decide which rewards to offer. Or maybe you’re thinking about trying a program for the first time and are a little overwhelmed by the various options. Or you might just feel the need to switch up your current program and are looking for alternatives to the usual employee incentives. No matter what your goal is, your decision about which incentives to use is critical. Read this insightful report by Hawk Incentives detailing how incentives should be guided by the science of human motivation. 

6 Reasons Your Safety Program Isn’t Working

6 Reasons Your Safety Program Isn’t Working

There’s no reason a safety program shouldn’t offer solid ROI. If your program is underperforming, diagnose and fine-tune for better results. Many companies, especially those in manufacturing, energy, and natural resources, have safety programs in place. But these programs are a mixed bag when it comes to seeing significant return on investment. Download this insightful whitepaper by Hawk Incentives to understand the reasons why your safety program might not be working and what you can do to improve it. 

PVA Consulting Group Case Study: Measurable Results, Sustainable Change - Utilities

PVA Consulting Group Case Study: Measurable Results, Sustainable Change - Utilities

In this whitepaper, PVA Consulting Group provides insight into the findings, opportunities and results from a case study conducted on one of their clients, an electricity transmission and distribution utility serving one of the largest provinces in Canada. To ensure the client was able to realize their corporate strategy, PVA has been engaged to help them implement a Continuous Improvement Model in their Station Services Maintenance department. The Continuous Improvement Model will help the client eliminate frustrations and improve operational efficiencies and implement a culture of continuous improvement. Download this whitepaper to read the findings of the case study.