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Data Disruptors Conference, ddc (energy) , Houston, TX
Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 08:00am - 05:00pm
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7:00 - 8:00  Check-in and enjoy breakfast !

7:00 - 8:00 Check-in and enjoy breakfast !

Thought provoking conference for Data Innovators and Disruptors.

Atlas Room ( D&B, Second floor)
7620 Katy Freeway Suite 100, Houston, TX 77024

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8:00am - 9:00am Introduction from HEDS and Feature Speaker

8:00am - 9:00am Introduction from HEDS and Feature Speaker


Francisco Sanchez - President, Houston Energy Data Science

Official Kickoff

George Danner - President, Business Laboratory, LLC

9:00 - 9:30

9:00 - 9:30 "Data Science in the Energy Sector"

Data science and decision support is nothing new to the oil and gas industry. Most companies in the industry have long relied on large quantities of data to make decisions. Oil producers can capture more detailed data in real time at lower costs and from previously inaccessible areas, to improve oilfield and plant performance.

Every part of an O&G organization can be optimized with data science. Upstream producers have many decisions to make, whether it be what well to drill into or when to turn their drills off. Using predictive analytics can help oil producers save significant dollars on the bottom line and increase operational efficiency.

Midstream practitioners can use data analytics in real time to optimize how their product gets from point A to point B. This will allow oil and gas companies to achieve higher levels or customer satisfaction while decreasing inefficiency.

The downstream organization can also benefit greatly from data science. The use cases are quite varied, everything ranging from customer behavior analytics to pricing and revenue optimization. Early adopters of data science in downstream will see a significant competitive advantage.

9:30 - 10:00

9:30 - 10:00 "Alluvium and the Machine Intelligence Braid: Data Streams, AI, and Human Expertise"

The future of business will depend on technologies and services that can seamlessly integrate high velocity streaming data, machine intelligence at the edge, and active learning from human experts.

Come join us to discuss an argument that the commodity stack of technologies, and the methods for enabling business through machine intelligence and AI, are fundamentally flawed for the rising tide of data streaming from connected machines. We will show how Alluvium's approach is different, and provide several examples of how our core technology platform, Floodplain, has provided value to many different industries.

Presented by : Drew Conway

10:00 - 10:30 Break

10:00 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:00

10:30 - 11:00 "Industrial Machine Learning as a Key Tool in Oil and Gas"

Presented by : Kenneth Smith- Hortonworks and Dr. Arvind Battula, Sr. Data Scientist- Schlumberger

11:00 - 11:30

11:00 - 11:30 "To Be or Not To Be a Citizen Data Scientist"

Data science, a rapidly growing field with a gaping skills shortage, is crucial for the success of a data-driven organization. Data scientists bring a unique blend of business acumen, the ability to acquire and prepare data for analysis, and analytical skills to extract business insights.

Join us to see how TIBCO Spotfire® bridges the skills gap and empowers business users with the best domain knowledge to become citizen data scientists and how to effectively use Spotfire and TERR with big data sources to maximize your investments and generate significant value.

1:00 - 1:30

1:00 - 1:30 "Drones in Oil & Gas"

Located in Houston, Texas, in the heart of oil and gas, Trumbull performs UAS integration, UAS operations, and data processing for the energy industry. Trumbull is supporting several of the world's largest oil and gas companies; clients remain undisclosed. To date, Trumbull performed UAS integration, risk management, and safety protocol and is expanding offshore, upstream, midstream and downstream UAS operations internationally.

Trumbull has supported engineering, logistics, and commercial UAS operations and is also supporting emergency response and incident response efforts. Trumbull speaks globally on UAS applications and researches, evaluates, and recommends safe UAS integration strategies for clients. Applying risk management using qualitative and quantitative analysis, UAS can augment existing technology to enable safe UAS integration.

1:30 - 2:00

1:30 - 2:00 "Beyond stream analytics: how to build a ecosystem for real-time applications."

Concepts and case study in one major O&G operator

Intelie delivers real-time analytics and operational intelligence to oil & gas companies.

2:30 - 3:00

2:30 - 3:00 "Molecule in the Energy Industry"

Molecule makes the world's easiest software for energy and commodities trading. We work with high-powered hedge funds, oil & gas companies, and some of the largest financial services institutions in the world.

3:00 - 3:30

3:00 - 3:30 "Accurate Predictive Modeling Made Easy"

  • Make Data Scientists more productive
  • Enable data centric individuals with domain expertise to perform data science activities
  • Build better predictive models faster and at less cost that most organizations are used to

3:30 - 5:00  Closing and Networking

3:30 - 5:00 Closing and Networking


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