Tuesday, August 19

8 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.


Karen Joslyn, Vice President, SAS Energy

8:35 a.m.

Keynote Presentation: New Strategies to Cross the Generational Divide in Energy
Jason Dorsey, The Gen Y Guy® and Best-Selling Author; Chief Strategy Officer at The Center for Generational Kinetics


Unlock the Power of Generations to Grow Your Business
We work in a time of unprecedented generational change. Four generations in the workforce. Five generations in the marketplace. Strategies that work for one generation can be complete turnoffs for others. This divide is a costly challenge or breakthrough opportunity, depending entirely on how you and your leaders respond.


In this keynote, best-selling author Jason Dorsey exposes new generational truths that directly affect the success or failure of leaders and organizations. He shares surprising data, emerging trends and specific actions that lead to measurable results. You’ll leave with new insight and strategies for making your company’s generational mix a competitive advantage that delivers bottom-line results.

10 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m.

Data Trends in the Era of Big Data


Business is experiencing exponential growth in data volumes, sources and systems. We’re all confident in measuring and managing the business by the numbers; unfortunately, we’ve simply got too many numbers, too much information and too much confusion. Managing exploding information assets has caused many companies to re-evaluate their approach and challenge their traditional paradigms.


In this session, Levy will offer a view of what leading companies are doing to better manage and deliver access to their corporate information assets. The presentation will discuss the paradigm shift in their strategy, the organizational changes to the business/IT relationship, and the tactics they used to deliver success.


Evan Levy, Vice President of Business Consulting, SAS

11 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Bridging the Great Crew Change Gap – People and Analytics


Thought leaders will share lessons learned on bridging gaps – including gaps in analytical talent, generations, and people and technology. Find out what’s being done to develop tomorrow’s data scientists and encourage new graduates to enter the energy industry.


Confirmed panelists include:

  • Paul Barnes, Consultant and Former Technology Manager of Innovation, Aera Energy LLC
  • Moray Laing, Executive Lead, Oil and Gas, SAS
  • Evan Levy, Vice President of Business Consulting, SAS (moderator).
  • Simon Sheather, PhD, Professor and Academic Director, Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University
  • Ian Wilson, Team Lead and Co-Architect of the Evergreen Global Earth Model (EGEM) Project, ConocoPhillips
11:45 a.m.

The Next Generation of Cybersecurity


Current solutions, such as Security Incident Event Management (SIEM), are unable to detect complex threats – such as the recent OpenSSL bug and large-retailer data breaches – due to reliance on static rules and rules-based signatures. In this session we’ll explore how the use of big data and high-performance analytics with network transactions and security events can lead to faster and smarter correlation of security incidents.


You’ll learn how the next generation of cybersecurity technology can help automate cumbersome manual processes. And you’ll find out how real-time event stream processing enables threats to be rapidly prioritized for corrective action in a fraction of the time taken with manual search, exploration and forensic analysis techniques.


Bryan Harris, Director of R&D for Cyber Analytics, SAS

12:30 p.m.Lunch
Networking and Demo Showcase
1:45 p.m.

Special Session for Oil and Gas Attendees
Oilfield Analytics Tutorial: Optimize Exploration and Production With Data-Driven Models


Keith Holdaway, Principal Solutions Architect for Global Oil and Gas, SAS

3:00 p.m.Tutorial Wrap-Up


Aug. 19

Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
Houston, TX


General Sessions
8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Oilfield Analytics Tutorial
1:45 – 3 p.m.


This event is complimentary.

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