Bridging the Gap: Unlocking Potential in Oil and Gas through IT and OT Collaboration

May 15, 2024
Join us for an insightful webinar as experts delve into the dynamics of IT and OT collaboration, exploring open automation platforms, deployment challenges, solution ownership strategies, and the benefits of uniting IT and OT expertise to drive Industry 4.0 advancements. Gain valuable insights on splitting and justifying IT/OT investment costs while optimizing collaboration for transformative outcomes.

This webinar was originally held on May 15th, 2024, and will be made available for on demand viewing soon. Once registered, you will receive an email when the replay is available.

Duration: 1 hour
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Join our enlightening panel webinar where leading experts in the oil and gas industry will delve into the critical role of IT and OT collaboration. This partnership is key to optimizing operations and leading the charge towards Industry 4.0 innovations.

  • The session will focus on the strategic use of open edge computing and automation platforms, overcoming implementation challenges, crafting effective ownership strategies for solutions, and realizing the combined advantages of IT and OT expertise.

  • Attendees will receive actionable insights on overcoming the initial challenges of deployment (Day 0, Day 1, Day 2), leveraging top technologies from both IT and OT to attain operational superiority.

  • Discover how selecting the foremost applications and utilizing open platforms can drive efficiencies.

  • Our experts will also explore methods for allocating and justifying the costs associated with IT/OT investments, ensuring seamless collaboration for groundbreaking achievements.

  • Learn about the transformative impact of merging IT and OT knowledge with Integrator Partners, pushing the boundaries of Industry 4.0 to redefine efficiency and innovation in oil and gas.




Bry-Ann Salahi, Technology Architect, Low Carbon Solutions, Exxonmobil

Bry-Ann Salahi is a Technology Architect with 17 years professional experience in control systems, scada, and digital solutions, mostly for the oil and gas sector. With a degree in electrical engineering, she’s spent 12 of the last 17 years supporting Upstream operations within Exxonmobil’s Unconventional business and recently joined the Low Carbon Solutions IT Team. For the last five years, she’s held various architect roles, solving complex business challenges with technical solutions. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her four children.

Rudy De Anda, Stratus, Senior Manager Strategic Alliances

Rudy De Anda is the Head of Strategic Alliances for Stratus where he is responsible for alliance relationships in the industrial automation and edge markets. Rudy joined Stratus in November 2019 in this capacity and is responsible for creating the strategy and go-to-market plans for developing new technical and automation alliances with ecosystem partners. 

Rudy possesses deep industry expertise in industrial automation, technical sales, and business development, drawing on his wide expertise across many verticals in both discrete and process automation control and Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) solutions.

Charles Smith, Senior Analyst, Williams

Charles Smith is a seasoned IT & OT professional with 27 years of experience in designing and implementing cutting-edge solutions for various industries such as agriculture, food manufacturing, and midstream energy sectors. Over the past 15 years, Charles has concentrated his expertise on edge data acquisition solutions and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) technologies, helping businesses harness the power of data for informed decision-making. 

Currently, Charles is driving the OT (Operational Technology) Digital Strategy at Williams Companies, a leading organization in the energy sector. His responsibilities include leveraging edge technology to bolster cybersecurity, enhance data resolution, and integrate AI, machine learning, and predictive maintenance tools. As part of his role, Charles is also committed to reducing deployment and management costs, ensuring a streamlined and cost-effective approach to technology implementation.

Charles' extensive experience and dedication to embracing innovative solutions have positioned him as a thought leader in the IT & OT sectors, and his work continues to impact the digital transformation journey of the industries he serves.

Andrew Hinz, Sales Account Manager, Autosol

With over two decades of experience in various technology sectors, His expertise spans remote IT infrastructures, industrial control systems, remote data acquisition and analysis, wireless communication systems, and remote video/audio applications. Andrew's contributions to the Upstream and Midstream sectors have been marked by the introduction of innovative, edge-based solutions. Notably, he holds three patents in the domain of electrical safety and monitoring technologies.

In addition, Andrew has co-published peer-reviewed electrical safety articles in esteemed publications such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). His unwavering passion lies in advancing technology in areas such as remote IT infrastructures, industrial control systems, wireless communication, and electrical safety. 

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