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Digital transformation study group (SPE-GCS)

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Digital transformation

The SPE-GCS Digital Transformation Study Group (DTSG) was formally launched on 29 March 2018 after approval by the SPE Gulf Coast Section (SPE-GCS) and adoption of its mission (below). It held its first lunch-and-lean session on 3 May 2018, the last day of OTC.

The SPE-GCS DTSG acknowledges the support of two platinum sponsors: Intel and SAP Americas.

DTSG Charter

The SPE-GCS Digital Transformation Study Group adopted the following charter:

  • Drive the adoption of IoT, big data, machine learning, and cybersecurity technologies (and others) to enable data driven decision making, increasing industry efficiency through the fusion of operations and information technologies (OT/IT).
  • Share carefully researched and qualified use cases that will help all industry players adopt best practices to connect, manage and extract value from data –achieving improvements in terms of cost reductions, increased safety, added value generation, greater operational efficiency, and reduced environmental impact.
  • Guide the industry toward understanding, leveraging, and protecting data as a critical enterprise asset.


How to Join

  • Go to SPE-GCS section via the SPE website
  • Click on your name at the top right of the page (grey on black, just to the left of Logout)
  • On your profile page, click on the gearbox icon (settings) next to the “Groups” heading
  • Add “SPE-GCS Digital Transformation” to your list of groups and remember to save!


The Study Group organizes lunch-and-learn sessions on various digital transformation-related topics. These sessions occur approximately ten times a year, and are usually around lunch time on Tuesdays, hosted by a sponsor in the Houston area.

To sponsor a session, suggest a topic, etc., please contact the event coordinator listed in the Steering Committee table below.

Upcoming Events (2019)

Tue, Mar. 12 (tentative)
Cybersecurity panel Mario Chiock, moderator
Gary Scheibe (Shell Security Mgr)
Lisa Angelo (Legal)
Paul Brager (BHGE Product Security Lead)
Tue, Apr. 9 (tentative) Communications for IoT (SpaceX, 5G, LoRa…)
Louis Desroches (Intel)
Jameson Buffmire (Orange)
Masoud Sajadieh (Intel)
and to be confirmed:
Albert Behr (Behr Technologies
Andre De La Torre (Vodafone)
Fri., May 10 (adjacent to OTC)
Digital Transformation Congress

7:00-8:30 AM Breakfast & Networking + Tech Pavilion

8:30-9:15 AM Keynote: Equinor CIO Åshild Hanne Larsen

9:15-9:45 AM Break

9:45-11:00 AM Keynote: IOT VP Intel Christine Boyles

11:00 AM-1:00 PM Lunch + Tech Pavilion

1:00-2:15 PM Panel

2:15-2:45 PM Break

2:45-4:00 PM Panel

4:00-4:45 PM Panel

4:45-6:00 PM Networking Cocktail + Tech Pavilion

Westin Houston at Memorial City
Tue., Jun. 11
Intellectual Property (tentative)

Tue., July 9
IT/OT Convergence (tentative)

Current Steering Committee Members

Steering Commitee Position
Philippe Flichy
Energy Embassy
Vice Chair
Jim Claunch
Hari Iyer
Industry Avenue
Vice Secretary
Juan Felipe Arjona
Andrew Nobbay
Marketing & Publicity
Mario Chiock
Executive Advisor
Zafar Kamal
Cari Dumais
Program Coordination
Claude Baudoin
cébé IT & Knowledge Management
Anh Dang
Executive Advisor Technology Louis Desroches Intel

Alex Hendren
Membership & Media Presence