Kansas City Regional Seminar Agenda 2015

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    Kansas City Marriott
    Downtown, 200 W 12th St, Kansas City, MO  64105

    Day 1 – Regional Seminar Presentation (9 AM – 5 PM)

    Day 2 – Training (9 AM – 12:30 PM)


    2015 OSIsoft Regional Seminar: Kansas City, September 9-10, 2015

    08:00 - 09:00 AM

    Registration, Breakfast and Product Pods

    09:00 - 09:10 AM

    Welcome & Introduction


    SPEAKER: Kelli Case, Account Manager

    09:10 – 9:30  AM

    Transform Your World with Data - OSIsoft


    ABSTRACT: People with data will transform their world. With assets, machines and systems becoming smarter and delivering more data than ever, there are new opportunities to advance your understanding of operations. Understanding that empowers you to drive process, asset health, energy and quality improvements across the organization. This session focuses on the business impact of data, and how an infrastructure approach, with the right capabilities, can help everyone from engineers to executives across the organization make impactful decisions in real-time.


    SPEAKER: Marc Gallant, Regional Sales Manager

    09:30 – 10:10 AM

    Transform Data into Information - OSIsoft

    ABSTRACT: Today, the PI System manages just under 1 billion data feeds across the 17,000 sites worldwide. With such volumes of data spread across the organization, the ultimate question is, how can an individual or group of individuals tap into and use everything that is available to them. Data on its own can be difficult to understand, combine, and share unless it has context that enables anyone in the organization to quickly comprehend, interpret and act on information. This session focuses on the best practices and required capabilities for sharing, standardizing and consistently enriching data from business and operations systems so that data is self-service and turned into actionable information at every level in the organization.


    SPEAKER: Tom Tunnell, Senior Systems Engineer

    10:10 - 10:50 AM

    Transform Information into Intelligence - OSIsoft


    ABSTRACT: More and more companies are turning to big data engines to gain new insights into sensor based data, assets, processes and business systems for novel operational insights. The reality is that there is a hybrid world of local data and enterprise big data analytics and visualization required to support operations: local data for immediate and localized systems and operations, and big data for longer term and cross enterprise analysis to uncover correlations, trends, and patterns that may not be obvious at the time. This session explores best practices for data analytics and visualization, the latest visualization and analytics tools in the PI System, and new opportunities to leverage your PI Data for Big Data initiatives within the organization.


    SPEAKER: Mana Afshari, Field Service Engineer

    10:50 - 11:30 AM

    Networking Break / Demonstrations & Product Pods

    11:30 - 12:00 AM

    Using Data Analytics and OSIsoft’s Connected Services to Remotely Monitor and Optimize Energy Usage – Black & Veatch


    ABSTRACT: Data is abundant and growing exponentially. More and more water quality data are being collected as new multi-parameter analyzers are developed and the number of required laboratory analyses increases. Combine that with customer use data and a more informed public and you get data overload. The question facing the industry is how to use this data. Using data integration and data analytics to calculate or estimate energy use down to the asset level could improve the understanding of how much energy is being used and how it relates to the energy bill. Using real-time status and other sensor data on assets, data analytics can be used to estimate the energy use without installing many expensive energy meters. With this data, Key Performance Indicator (KPI) such as energy and cost calculations that show asset use and efficiency (kWh/1000 gallons or $/1000 gallons) can be calculated. These analytics could provide decision support about how to balance energy consumption and production with real-time energy market prices. For instance, a wastewater plant with a CHP could balance when to buy electricity from the grid, when to produce energy for the plant or to the grid, when to store gas, and when to buy gas from the grid. This presentation will discuss the implementation of a pilot project around energy management, their successes and failures, show the graphical interface, and discuss the benefits to plant operations. This presentation will benefit utilities that have lots of “data” but have not developed a program or approach to use that data to address issues management.



    SPEAKER: Jeff Neeman

    12:00 - 12:30 PM

    Advanced Monitoring & Diagnostics Experience at Luminant - Luminant


    ABSTRACT: The Luminant Power Optimization Center (POC) is a 24x7 fleet-level diagnostic and performance support facility serving the Luminant generating fleet including nuclear, coal and gas-fired facilities. The POC is fueled by plant data received over a corporate wide OSIsoft PI System platform. Incoming PI System data is processed through various applications, advanced statistical models and performance calculations to identify anomalies. The POC compliments normal control room monitoring by analyzing minor changes in machine dynamics and efficiencies in real-time as they are experienced. When an abnormal condition is identified and warranted attention, the POC collaborates with plant staff. This approach enables plant operators to take preemptive measures to engage in troubleshooting, remove equipment from service when necessary or prepare other contingency actions sometimes well in advance of potential challenges. This presentation provides an overview of the Power Optimization Center, examples of improvements to fleet operations and offers a perspective on how the internet of things will bring about radical transformation of the electric utility industry in this age of "Big Data."


    SPEAKER: Charles Pike, Manager of Monitoring & Diagnostics Systems Support


    Charles Pike is the Manager of Monitoring & Diagnostics Systems Support for Luminant. In this capacity Mr. Pike is responsible for the 29 fleet PI Servers, corporate strategy for M&D field devices and oversees the maintenance and support of the Power Optimization Center’s technology, a remote monitoring and diagnostic support facility serving both the nuclear and fossil generating fleet. He has 22 years of electric utility experience combined with 15 years of OSIsoft platform experience, including expertise gained through a variety of positions in Fossil Generation Support group.
    Mr. Pike proudly served his country in the Air Force during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and is presently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from Northwood University.

    12:30 - 2:00 PM

    Networking  Lunch / Demonstrations & Product Pods

    2:00 - 2:30  PM

    Using the Latest PI Integrators for BI for Advanced Analytics - OSIsoft


    ABSTRACT: There is high demand for PI System data in automated reporting and business analytics. Organizations are seeking innovative ways to analyze and report on operational data in commonly-available Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Big Data, and Statistical Analytics platforms.  Learn more on OSIsoft’s product direction to enable enterprise platform integration….without code.  Hear how companies in the upstream oil & gas, life sciences, and metals & mining industries are leveraging this technology to make PI System data broadly available throughout their organizations, to tools and platforms that teams already use.  Learn how you can merge systems of record from OT and IT for novel and actionable insights. 


    SPEAKER: Brian McMorrow, Product Marketing Manager


    Brian McMorrow has been a part of OSIsoft since 2007. He began in front line Tech Support in 2007, managed the operations of OSIsoft's EA NOC, and later worked as a technical alliance manager to SAP. As a Product Marketing Manager today, he is passionate about empowering people with data and supporting customer efforts to deliver decision ready data to the tools they want to use.

    2:30 - 3:00  PM

    PI Server 2015: Using Future Data for Operational Insights - OSIsoft


    ABSTRACT: TThis session will explain how the latest PI Server helps you be more proactive by increasing visibility for your plant personnel, better anticipating risks, driving production closer to target, and further optimizing maintenance activities. This can all be done by creating and mixing predictive data alongside your existing PI System data in order to enable people at every level to make better real-time decisions that are based on the most desirable scenario for your business. This talk will show you how PI Server 2015 and the latest client releases put you in control of your future.


    SPEAKER: Clark Ennis, Systems Engineer

    3:00 – 3:30  PM

    Wrap Up & Closing


    SPEAKER: Kelli Case, Account Manager

    3:30 - 5:00  PM

    Networking Reception & Product Pods