2009 - User Conference - San Francisco
Improving Decision Making through Advanced Analytics (Panel)
The OSIsoft data infrastructure provides the data foundation and presentation layers to support critical plant operations decision making. This session will cover how the integration of SmartSignal with the OSIsoft infrastructure provides the advanced analytics required to detect - diagnose - prioritize developing equipment and process problems. This track will explore the types of maintenance and operations decisions that are supported by the interplay of OSIsoft and SmartSignal. It will provide examples of workflow and processes. Through case studies, the track will describe value created through the superior decision making enabled by OSIsoft and SmartSignal. At the end of the panel, customers will describe how SmartConnector enhances the value they receive from OSIsoft and SmartSignal. SmartSignal will offer a brief demo.
Gary Barnes is Superintendent of Entergy Fossil’s world class Performance Monitoring & Diagnostic Center. He has 37 years diversified power generation experience including remote equipment performance monitoring & diagnostics, independent power project development, project management, technology evaluation, maintenance management, availability engineering, thermal performance, and hands-on power plant management, operations, maintenance, and performance. He has worked for Entergy 28 years and been responsible for the PM&D Center for 7 years. He has a B.S.M.E. with Distinction from the University of Oklahoma and is a registered Professional Engineer.
Kenneth Luebbert has six years of experience as a consulting engineer with Sega, Inc. and nine years of experience with KCP&L. He is a lead simulation engineer for KCP&L, and implemented fleetwide SmartSignal installations. Originally Iatan2 I&C Lead he transitioned to Iatan 2 Mechanical Lead. Currently he is lead CO2 engineer with a focus on heat rate improvement. Ken has a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from University of Missouri, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Kansas and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Kansas.
Reliant Energy, Inc.
David Thomason has 27 years experience in applying information technology to the requirements of the electrical utility & power generation industry. David is an active advocate in advancing the use of advanced analytics and technologies to enhance the business value of the maintenance and operation processes. As Sr. Manager of Wholesale IT – Plant Applications, his responsibilities include managing the company’s multi market Energy Management System, SAP Work & Materials Management, Purchasing & Supply Chain applications, Plant Analytic Systems, and Custom Software Development & Support teams. David currently chairs the OSIsoft Power Generation SIG.
Steve Tonissen is Vice President, Marketing at SmartSignal. Steve is responsible for all marketing activities at SmartSignal, including alliances and partner programs, product marketing, marketing communications, and lead generation. Prior to joining SmartSignal, Steve held senior marketing and sales positions with Manugistics Group, RedPrairie, State of the Art, Pansophic Systems, and Control Data. Steve holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago.