IT organizations are seeking innovative ways to analyze operating data using newly-available Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, and Predictive Modelling technologies, to name a few. At the same time, OT organizations have recognized the value in including these new tools to their process analysis toolkit. The PI System has distinctive analytical capabilities of its own, but it can also provide the highly-performant access to operating data required by these tools, while maintaining the asset context required to establish common ground between IT and OT use cases. In this session, we will introduce the PI Integrator for Business Analytics, a new product which provides self-service access to prepare PI System data for analysis. Whether you’re a process engineer, business analyst, or data scientist, this session will get you started in leveraging your skillset with PI System data to gain awareness and a deeper understanding of the operation.
Curt Hertler is a Global Solutions Architect at OSIsoft based in Cleveland. In this role, he helps OSIsoft customers gain value from their PI System. Curt has 19 years’ experience in petroleum refining working for Marathon and BP. In addition to process engineering, he was involved in many optimization projects using linear programming and developed several online modelling applications. He was also involved in many refinery PI projects. Curt Hertler holds a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Craig Harclerode is a 35 year O&G industry veteran with knowledge in automation and In his current role as the O&G Industry Principal at OSIsoft, he consults with O&G companies globally on how the PI System can add value to their organizations as a strategic real-time integration and applications infrastructure. He has published articles on sustainability in O&G, evolutionary MES, and value chain integration and real-time situational awareness. Mr. Harclerode holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University. He is a member of SPE.