Digital Transformation: Leveraging Automation as a Tool to Drive Business Results

Intelligent Automation in Oil and Gas
  • Tim Westhoven, Technology Scouting and Ventures Advisor, ExxonMobil
  • Caryn Ogier, Project Manager, Operations Technology, Noble Energy
  • Hani Elshahawi, Deepwater Digitalization Lead & Formation Testing & Sampling Principal Technical Expert, Shell
  • Ravi Srivastava, Vice President, Data and Ops Technology, CNX
  • Bob Baughman, CEO, HUVRdata


  • Determining what your automation goals are: fewer workers? scaled capabilities? greater speed? Higher quality? New capabilities?
  • How does the application of intelligent automation integrate into the overall business strategy of operational excellence and cost reduction?
  • How to develop a business case for change in applying AI/ML
  • Where in your business do the opportunities lie? How to prioritize the areas of your business to automate
  • Understanding how the digital revolution will impact your approach to operational excellence

Accelerating your Digital Strategy and the Action Plan to Make it Happen

Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas
  • Shankar Nadarajah, Global Drone Visual Inspection Project Manager, Equipment Technology Division, ExxonMobil
  • Bob Baughman, CEO, HUVR


  • Getting buy-in from the top and using KPIs and dashboards to track progress and ROI
  • Field adoption is critical – you need simple tools and a great training process
  • Data management is the key to scale

Drones Are Only the Tip of the Iceberg: How to Overcome the Titanic Challenge of Making Inspection Imagery Actionable

Energy Drone and Robotics Virtual Summer Summit
  • Chris Haines, VP, Business Development, HUVR

We will be discussing how drone and robotic imagery can be integrated into inspection workflows with a focus on generating both near and long-term business value.

Key questions we will be answering are:

  • What’s holding back the scaling of drones and robotics in Energy
  • How can you integrate robotic inspection imagery with existing inspection workflows to deliver value today

COVID19...What is Your Data Strategy in 2020+

ASME’s Robotics for Inspection & Maintenance Summit
  • Bob Baughman, CEO, HUVR


The worldwide COVID pandemic has brought about a new normal. The resulting business and supply chain disruption and the need for social distancing and remote work are forcing companies to be much more efficient and rigorous in the way they use data. Legacy data systems with silo’d and fragmented data structures make it challenging for businesses to react and be agile to the new economic realities driving their operational priorities. Removing these efficiency barriers is essential in this new era where operational efficiency is synonymous with survivability. Data aggregation serves to combine data from disparate sources. This is a critical efficiency enabler.

Open platforms are software systems based on open standards, such as documented external Application Programming Interfaces (API). Open platforms prevent vendor lock-in and reduce the tax associated with silo’d data.

Wide-scale implementation of data aggregation and insistence on open platforms are strategic keys to success in these times.

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