Pat Kennedy will moderate a riveting panel discussion comprised of Scott Key, President - IHS, Johan Krebbers, IT Architect - Shell Group, and
Paul McKenzie, Vice President, Manufacturing and Technical Operations (MTO) - Janssen Supply Chain This very experienced panel will explore the importance of data in meeting business challenges including the ever changing landscape of business and technology. Panelists will discuss the role of a complex supply chain and the pressure to reduce manufacturing costs in today’s business environment. They will touch on the subjects of energy, IT architecture and the need for infrastructure in complex enterprises.
Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy
Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy is the CEO and majority owner of OSIsoft. Under Dr. Kennedy's visionary leadership, the company has grown from a small software startup in 1980 to a highly profitable global corporation. Prior to founding the company, Dr. Kennedy worked as a research engineer for Shell Development Company and as an applications consultant for Taylor Instrument Company.
Dr. Kennedy attended the University of Kansas where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. A registered professional engineer in control systems engineering, he holds a patent on a catalytic reformer control system. He co-authored a chapter of the book "Planning, Scheduling and Control Integration in the Process Industries," C. Edward Bodington, ed. (McGraw-Hill Co., 1995), and is the author of numerous papers.