2013 - Users Conference - San Francisco
Realize the Power of Data
During every Users Conference we have two or three talks that always surprise us. We see incredible creativity, innovation, and entertaining talks. Jon will start the afternoon session with a selection of 2 or 3 of the best talks from the break-out sessions.
Jon Peterson is OSIsoft's Chief Market Strategist. Jon has been with OSIsoft since 1992. He was most recently VP of Engineering, and before that led the PI Server group, demonstrating strong leadership in both the PI System flagship technology and product rollouts. Jon had nine years of experience working in Process Engineering before coming to OSIsoft.
Jon earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University.
Tony Fenn has 25 years of experience in manufacturing automation and is an expert in Data Historians. He has worked as an Automation Manager in Industry for 10 years and with OSIsoft and the PI System real-time data infrastructure for a further 10 years. He has worked on PI System projects for OSIsoft's major customers such as Biogen, Baxter, Merck, Wyeth, IBM, Chinet Paper, Immunex and Pfizer. Fenn has designed and implemented specialized software projects in the areas of reporting and manufacturing optimization using the PI System. His technical skills include installation of servers, interfaces, client tools, web parts, reporting products, and developing custom data applications using API and SDK programming. For four years prior to joining Veedims, Fenn was a Principal Engineer for Bristol Myers Squibb and was responsible for architecting the reporting and data analysis portion of BMS's $19M process automation and manufacturing execution system project for their $800M green-field biologics facility. Fenn was tasked specifically to meet Paperless Manufacturing with Exception Reporting goals using an integrated combination of business systems (OSIsoft PI System, SAP, Lab Information Systems, MAXIMO Maintenance). Fenn holds a graduate MS degree in Industrial Robotics and a undergraduate degree in Manufacturing Technology from the Cranfield Institute of Technology Robotics and Automation Group, England.
Ravi Malla is the Mobility Program Manager for Chevron’s Upstream Workflow Transformation (UWT) in San Joaquin Valley Business Unit. His responsibilities include eliminating paper-based data capture in various base business operations and enabling real-time dashboard capabilities to monitor field data like oil and chemical spills, emissions and other asset maintenance and performance tuning activities. Mobility is also playing a key role in maintaining Health, Environment and Safety in SJV. Establishing SharePoint based field data capture and a related data historian for mobility data for Field operations, Assets, Reliability, Health, Environment and Safety are his primary goals. Ravi has a Civil and Computer Engineering background with 17 years of experience in implementing Microsoft technology based solutions and over 8 years of knowledge in the Upstream, Midstream and Downstream worlds of Oil and Gas domain.
Kevin Crean has worked in the pharmaceutical Industry for 20 years and spent a large portion of this career in instrument and automation design engineering consultancy before joining Johnson & Johnson in 2005. Since then he has worked in the Manufacturing Systems Department at Janssen Chem, Cork. His roles include technical ownership, administration, support and project implementation of manufacturing systems such as their ABB 800xa, ABB Sattline, Automation Networks and OSIsoft PI System.