About the Sigmafine Summit


Join the annual Sigmafine users meeting to discuss Conditioning Data for Digital Transformation in the Process Industries

As the process industries approach a new era in manufacturing – one that will heavily rely on data quality – plants around the world are conditioning their data in preparation for the Digital Transformation.

Join Pimsoft and your process industry peers as we discuss how operations and IT teams are collaborating to build smarter factories, and how Sigmafine can be a strategic enabler by conditioning the industrial plant dataset for advanced manufacturing strategies like Industry 4.0.


Milan (MI) - Italy

Four Points by Sheraton Milan Center

Via Gerolamo Cardano, 1, Milano, MI 20124

Details

Day 1 - Conference - Oct. 10
Day 2 - Training - Oct. 11

Book your hotel room by August 24 to receive our discounted group rate. Our group block is limited, so make your reservation today!








Why Attend?

Already using Sigmafine? Here’s what you can expect from the Summit.

Leave Sigmafine Summit 2018 with several learnings you can immediately apply to optimize your use of Sigmafine, including:

- Best practices for using Sigmafine from keynotes, case studies, panel discussions and conversations with peers

- How to position Sigmafine as a strategic business tool and deploy across your organization to create more value

- Discover the recent Sigmafine 4.7 release and extensions, applications and add-ons you can leverage when you upgrade

- Tips, tricks and shortcuts to optimize how you use Sigmafine on a day to day basis

- Why the Application and Software Maintenance and Support programs of Pimsoft makes a difference

Considering implementing Sigmafine? Here’s what you will learn at the Summit.

Walk away from Sigmafine Summit 2018 armed with the information you need to successfully implement Sigmafine, including:

- Best practices for using Sigmafine from keynotes, case studies, panel discussions and conversations with peers

How to make a business case for investing in Sigmafine and data quality

How to staff and run a Sigmafine implementation with minimal risk and shortest time to benefit

Stay an extra day to attend a special training on Energy Balance.

- Learn how to use the Thermodynamics Extension or the Thermodynamics App for the OSIsoft PI System to improve your energy management practice. Share this training with your Energy Managers so you can team up with them to generate additional tangible benefits using Sigmafine.


Call for Papers Open

Submit your abstract to present at the Sigmafine Summit 2018

Join your industry peers at our annual users meeting, the Sigmafine Summit 2018, as we discuss Conditioning Data for Digital Transformation in the Process Industries. Share your experience in best practices and present how you use Sigmafine to empower digital transformation at the Houston Summit on September 18th or the Milan Summit on October 10th.

Submission Instructions

Submit a single-page abstract that outlines your 20-minute presentation and key takeaways. Topics should focus on how you use Sigmafine to create value and condition process and operational data for digital transformation. If selected, your abstract may be published in the event program and on the Sigmafine website. For more information, complete the Contact Us form or contact your Pimsoft Account Manager.

Summit Program

The Summit program is still open. Check out the current status for each location below.  If you wish to make a contribution, the call for papers is still open. Subscribe to Sigmafine News to receive event updates about the agenda and speakers.

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Program - Houston

The Summit program is still in development. If you wish to make a contribution, check out our call for papers. Subscribe to Sigmafine News to receive event updates about the agenda and speakers.

Derek Hotel - Great Room A&B
September 18th, 2018

Time

Topic

Speaker

08:00

Registration & Continental Breakfast - Great Room Foyer


09:00

Keynote – Conditioning data for digital transformation

Abstract - The concept of conditioning materials for use is universal, specifically in the process industry where every day, raw materials are conditioned according to the processing capability of the plant. This concept has yet another relevant application within the plant operations ecosystem: data conditioning, an essential step in the digital transformation which is revolutionizing plant operations and impacts all workers across the entire organization and its value chain.  Find out why Sigmafine is the weapon of choice for this journey. 
M. Galli, Pimsoft
B. Morneau, Pimsoft

09:30

Achieving Operational excellence with automated Hydrocarbon Accounting

Abstract - Due to Jamnagar’s large production volumes, oil movements and production data has to be handled efficiently and it is virtually impossible to manually verify the accuracy and validity of this data. Automating the hydrocarbon accounting process for such a huge complex thus becomes of immense importance in order to maintain and improve margins. A well-designed automation platform facilitates data validation and approval of production and oil movements’ data at the business layer. A timely identification of inaccuracies of process data with the use of a good data reconciliation software plays a significant role in conditioning of data. The importance of accurate data in “Digitalization” era is also discussed. This presentation addresses issues faced by hydrocarbon manufacturing industries, the unconditional management commitment and support in these endeavors, and the standardization of automation processes. It also addresses the importance of management support from the design stage together with an automation vision that will result in consolidation of a good integrated platform to achieve operational excellence. The presentation concludes with key recommendations from experience that reinforce the thesis that – Digital technology is going to be a key enabler for achieving operational excellence in the Hydrocarbon Industry and well-conditioned data will produce the basis of digitalization for this industry.
V. Deshmukh, Vice-President
Reliance Industries - Technology Center of Excellence


10:00

Data Driven Actions should not be a Balancing Act

Abstract - The Digital Transformation of the process industries brings with it new challenges like the need to connect the process with people all the time effortlessly, integrating disperse and different types of information in friendly platforms, and the integration of the whole supply chain. Digital Transformation also opens the door to new business opportunities relying more in value added services and new products to final consumers.
M. Sandin, OSIsoft

10:30

Networking Break


10:50

Conditioning data for automated data reconciliation

Abstract - To improve their facility operations, companies must optimize their business processes and automation facilitates this change and increases the depth and frequency of their business analysis. Commonly, industrial business processes require automatic processing of large amounts of information and contextualizing these to the specific analysis. Specifically, unit operations can be monitored using conservation principles to better understand the performance of assets and to anticipate any operational issues before they become critical. To implement a fully automated analysis, Sigmafine can be configured to run unattended to track asset performance, track properties and material compositions at higher frequencies (e.g., every hour or less). These presentation discusses the main issues faced during the automation of a Sigmafine system, such as unavailability of data, manual data, interfacing with external systems and implementation of business rules. All of these sources of information have their own levels of data uncertainty and availability, which makes the automation of data reconciliation challenging, but not impossible if the right approach is used. The use of best practices produce a more resilient model to face the automation challenge, even when conditions of poor quality of inputs are found.  Some case studies of Sigmafine automation will discussed to demonstrate the concepts as they are applied to production accounting, energy efficiency, material property tracking, and batch tracking.

R. Linares, Pimsoft

11:30

The Multiple Uses and Benefits of a Well-Conditioned Refinery Dataset

Abstract - The assortment of all the data and information generated daily in a refinery must be assembled, checked and validated for use by many departments and in many contexts. At the Sweeny refinery of Philips 66, we conduct this digital transformation in a comprehensive manner and we use Sigmafine as our core system to carry the checks and balances and organize the information for our users, other systems and our company’s business process. Achieving this has been a journey and in our presentation, we will share our experience and the benefits we harvested along the way as well as our plans for the future.
Jeannene Wallace-Kemp, Philips 66

12:00

Applying Sigmafine & Thermodynamics Extension for energy balance & performance monitoring

Abstract - Accurate monitoring of energivorous equipment is critical to optimize the real-time operations and to save energy. Especially in industrial sector, energy indicators are essential to set targets, to execute benchmarking analysis and to monitor energy performances. Sigmafine provides a set of trustable data to perform energy calculations and KPIs. The key process parameters (unmeasured) are calculated on validated quantities that are made consistent each other according to first principle equations, based on a combined mass and energy balance, minimizing at the same time the measurements’ uncertainty. For the process information that cannot be directly seen in measured data (i.e. the energy of a stream cannot be measured by instruments), the Thermodynamics Package provides an accurate estimation using equations of state. Since the thermodynamic extension is natively integrated with Sigmafine, they together represent a unique and complete solution for accounting and engineering purposes.
C. Drake, Pimsoft

12:30

Lunch


13:30

 Keeping a Sigmafine System Healthy

Abstract - Sigmafine as a fundamental element to support operational decisions requires regular maintenance to assure an optimal performance during the complete analysis and data reconciliation cycle. A Sigmafine analysis and data reconciliation cycle involve collecting of data from peripherical systems, sometimes in a raw state but other after multiple calculation processes. Once a minimum set of information has imported, the end-user is ready to initiate their periodical analysis, and the strategical use of the introduced information and the Sigmafine model will facilitate the identification of problems and its solution. The presentation provides valuable Pimsoft recommendations that will help Sigmafine clients to improve their system user experience covering hardware, modeling and business process scenarios.
C. Perez, Pimsoft

14:00

Impact of Data Management on your Enterprise Bottomline

Abstract - The core of any enterprise rests on two pillars, namely data and process. They are universal in nature regardless of the type of industry, manufacturing or services. Data and process both supplement and complement each other, in the sense, that process generates data and data control process. Together they impact the bottom-line of an enterprise, even though their prime focus may be different. For example, process ensure safety, operability, conformance with regulations whereas data focusses on management, collection, control, optimization, reconciliation and predictability. One cannot do without the other.

This paper will present how data management can impact the enterprise bottom line by discussing different life cycle of data management. For illustration purpose we will discuss the data management in representative business sector and enumerate all data islands at all levels of the business, with respect to their definition, collection, data quality assurance, historical preservation, discovery, integration, analysis and last but not the least, predictability of process parameters and monitoring key parameter indices (KPI) to assess the impact of data management on the bottom line.

This paper will discuss a case study to make a business case for Sigmafine as to how Sigmafine can assist in data management with special focus on its collection mythologies for digitization, quality checks and ultimately data reconciliation to create a value for the enterprise. It will present specific examples of the significance of Sigmafine with respect to process industry, be it oil and gas, metal, water or any thing else of the kind or even distribution network.

S. Agrawal, Founder and CEO, Offsite Management Systems LLC

14:30

Sigmafine Product Development Roadmap

Abstract - The challenges of digital transformation require that we revisit how to interact with Sigmafine models which are becoming essential "Digital Transforms" of plant operations used by people, applications and business process to enable smart manufacturing. This presentation will feature the most recent release of Sigmafine, version 4.7, provide insight into the development roadmap of the Sigmafine components and outline Pimsoft’s strategy to facilitate digital transformation in the process industries. It will also feature a preview a new visualization paradigm, the SigmafineVisualizer™, opening the way to a leaner user experience.

M. Apra, Pimsoft

15:15

Networking Break


16:00

Panel and Open Q&A

C. Quintana, Pimsoft
Moderator

16:45

Closing Remarks

R. Spoladore, Pimsoft

17:00

Aperitivo and Networking reception



Program - Milan

The Summit program is still in development. If you wish to make a contribution, check out our call for papers. Subscribe to Sigmafine News to receive event updates about the agenda and speakers.

Sala Michelangelo - Sheraton Four Points - Milan Center
October 10th, 2018

Time

Topic

Speaker

08:00

Registration & Continental Breakfast


09:00

Keynote – Conditioning data for digital transformation

Abstract - The concept of conditioning materials for use is universal, specifically in the process industry where every day, raw materials are conditioned according to the processing capability of the plant. This concept has yet another relevant application within the plant operations ecosystem: data conditioning, an essential step in the digital transformation which is revolutionizing plant operations and impacts all workers across the entire organization and its value chain.  Find out why Sigmafine is the weapon of choice for this journey. 
M. Galli, Pimsoft
B. Morneau, Pimsoft 

9:30

Leveraging Sigmafine and the PI System to ensure data consistency through the ENI Versalis MES infrastructure

Abstract - Versalis, the ENI chemical company, decided to implement a corporate wide initiative to digitalize the MES infrastructure to support management decision making. Sigmafine and the PI System have been the cornerstone technologies building the foundation for production data conditioning and processing. The solution has been deployed on several sites including chemicals facilities in Italy and abroad leading standardization of business processes all across the company. The result is an acceleration of the pace in the decision making from a month end overview to daily updates. This is the first step on a path of continuous improvement: ENI versalis vision is going to leverage existing technological assets based on Sigmafine and PI System to achieve near-real time processing of information with a model and data driven mixed approach, to ensure only properly conditioned data are processed by predictive algorithms.
Domenico Napoli, ENI

10:00

Digital Transformation & Real-Time Data Strategy

Abstract - If you ask 5 people at the plant: “how much are we producing?”, how many answers do you get? – 7! Leveraging a real-time data infrastructure to normalize productivity is a challenge for all the process industries. Understanding and assuring the business reports results are true is time consuming if you do not have the correct mechanisms and tools in place. OSIsoft’s PI System and PIMSOFT’s Sigmafine products are part of a comprehensive solution to fast-forward the process of delivering accurate information of the plants margins. Our partnership is based on our commitment to maximize the value derived from the ingenious application of operational data.  This presentation will cover the OSIsoft’s proposal for Digital Transformation in the process industries, success stories of customers using the PI System and Sigmafine jointly, and our technology alignment.

The Digital Transformation of the process industries brings with it new challenges, like the need to connect the process with people all the time effortlessly, integrating disperse and different types of information in friendly platforms, and the integration of the whole supply chain. Digital Transformation also opens the door to new business opportunities relying more in value added services and new products to final consumers.

Oil and Gas, and Petrochemicals companies are leveraging their data infrastructure to solve issues related to material quality, mass & balance, and integrating their production accounting to ERPs. The PI System is at the heart of the solution with Sigmafine as the analytics engine to make it possible.

Enabling the capturing of new IoT sensors and cloud technologies is paramount to continue supporting the process industries in their transformation journey. 

V. Hristea, OSIsoft 

10:30

Networking Break


11:00

Customer Success Stories from Sigmafine Summit Houston

Abstract - We have prepared a video presentation from two of our customer presentations, Reliance Industries and Phillips 66, recorded from the Sigmafine Summit event held in Houston in September.

Reliance addresses issues faced by hydrocarbon manufacturing industries, the unconditional management commitment and support in these endeavors, and the standardization of automation processes. It also addresses the importance of management support from the design stage together with an automation vision that will result in consolidation of a good integrated platform to achieve operational excellence.

The assortment of all the data and information generated daily in a refinery must be assembled, checked and validated for use by many departments and in many contexts. At the Sweeny refinery of Phillips 66, we conduct this digital transformation in a comprehensive manner and we use Sigmafine as our core system to carry the checks and balances and organize the information for our users, other systems and our company’s business process. Achieving this has been a journey and in our presentation, we will share our experience and the benefits we harvested along the way as well as our plans for the future.

V. Deshmukh, Reliance
Arif Syed, Reliance
J. Kemp, Phillips 66

11:15

Data Reconciliation, a Journey of Continuous Improvements

Abstract - ORPIC is the largest Omani integrated refinery and petrochemical industrial company, supplying fuel and chemicals to domestic and international market. ORPIC journey with Sigmafine started in 2013 promoting a huge change in the accounting methodology, helping the organization to switch from conventional way of accounting (stock material balance in Excel sheets) to a standardized one. Sigmafine introduced in ORPIC a work flow methodology of automated data collection, gross error detection and correction, data reconciliation and data publishing to ERP. The usage of Sigmafine along the years helped improving measurements, reduced losses, promoted fuel optimization and yield accounting. The journey is still going on following the growth of ORPIC, increasing even more the value that Sigmafine can provide
Z. Balushi , ORPIC
S. Maqbali, ORPIC

11:45

Sigmafine Product Development Roadmap and SigmafineVisualizer™, a New Visualization Paradigm

Abstract - The challenges of digital transformation require that we revisit how to interact with Sigmafine models which are becoming essential “Digital Transforms” of plant operations used by people, applications and business process to enable smart manufacturing. This presentation will feature the most recent release of Sigmafine, version 4.7, provide insight into the development road-map of the Sigmafine components and outline Pimsoft’s strategy to facilitate digital transformation in the process industries. It will also feature a preview a new visualization paradigm, the SigmafineVisualizer™, opening the way to a leaner user experience.
David Soll, Omicron
M. Aprà, Pimsoft

12:30

Lunch


13:30

Applying Sigmafine & Thermodynamics extension for Energy balance & Performance Monitoring

Abstract - Accurate monitoring of energivorous equipment is critical to optimize the real-time operations and to save energy. Especially in industrial sector, energy indicators are essential to set targets, to execute benchmarking analysis and to monitor energy performances. Sigmafine provides a set of trustable data to perform energy calculations and KPIs. The key process parameters (unmeasured) are calculated on validated quantities that are made consistent each other according to first principle equations, based on a combined mass and energy balance, minimizing at the same time the measurements’ uncertainty.

For the process information that cannot be directly seen in measured data (i.e. the energy of a stream cannot be measured by instruments), the Thermodynamics Package provides an accurate estimation using equations of state. Since the thermodynamic extension is natively integrated with Sigmafine, they together represent a unique and complete solution for accounting and engineering purposes.

E. Molla, Pimsoft

14:00

Digitalizing the Value Chain Mass Balance for an Integrated Energy Company

Abstract - A corporate digitalization initiative has been put in place by NIS, one of the largest vertically integrated energy companies in Southeast Europe, to unify, aggregate, validate and reconcile data for all company blocks: upstream, sales, refining and energy. The combined use of Sigmafine and of the PI system covers the entire value chain, serving 190 users both business and corporate. Data is contextualized and made accessible through PI Vision, web reports and business intelligence dashboards to support operational efficiency and strategic management. A long-term implementation path is in place for a continuous improvement to achieve best-in-class mass balance solution.

Igor Stanic, NIS

14:30

Keeping Your Data Healthy with Sigmafine

Abstract - Sigmafine as a fundamental element to support operational decisions requires regular maintenance to assure an optimal performance during the complete analysis and data reconciliation cycle. A Sigmafine analysis and data reconciliation cycle involve collecting of data from peripherical systems, sometimes in a raw state but other after multiple calculation processes. Once a minimum set of information has imported, the end-user is ready to initiate their periodical analysis, and the strategical use of the introduced information and the Sigmafine model will facilitate the identification of problems and its solution. The presentation provides valuable Pimsoft recommendations that will help Sigmafine clients to improve their system user experience covering hardware, modeling and business process scenarios.
I. Pérez, Pimsoft;
K. Molino, Pimsoft

15:00

Networking Break


15:30

Conditioning data for automated data reconciliation

Abstract -To improve their facility operations, companies must optimize their business processes and automation facilitates this change and increases the depth and frequency of their business analysis. Commonly, industrial business processes require automatic processing of large amounts of information and contextualizing these to the specific analysis. Specifically, unit operations can be monitored using conservation principles to better understand the performance of assets and to anticipate any operational issues before they become critical. To implement a fully automated analysis, Sigmafine can be configured to run unattended to track asset performance, track properties and material compositions at higher frequencies (e.g., every hour or less). These presentation discusses the main issues faced during the automation of a Sigmafine system, such as unavailability of data, manual data, interfacing with external systems and implementation of business rules. All of these sources of information have their own levels of data uncertainty and availability, which makes the automation of data reconciliation challenging, but not impossible if the right approach is used. The use of best practices produce a more resilient model to face the automation challenge, even when conditions of poor quality of inputs are found.  Some case studies of Sigmafine automation will discussed to demonstrate the concepts as they are applied to production accounting, energy efficiency, material property tracking, and batch tracking.
M. Lanteri, Pimsoft

16:00

Panel and Open Q&A


16:45

Closing Remarks

R. Spoladore, Pimsoft

17:00

Aperitivo and Networking reception


Speakers


Dr. Suresh S. Agrawal

Founder & CEO of Offsite Management Systems LLC

More than 35 years of experience in Information and process control Technology and Project Management in oil and gas industry, with increasingly responsible management positions. Proven ability to develop, launch, and direct successful advanced control systems for both upstream / downstream oil and gas industries. Highly familiar with re-organizing groups to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Adept at selecting new technologies, leading internal / client technology integration, formulating and administering projects on time and within budget. Able to create and lead technical support programs, liaison with clients and partners, and manage domestic / international infrastructures. Extremely effective in fast-paced and stressful situations. Excellent presentation and communication skills.

Specialties: Management, Project Management and technical expertise for multiple, global ground up / upgrade process automation projects for the development of integrated blend control, optimization and planning systems using Linear / non-linear programming algorithms.

Conceptualization, design, develop, commission, user training and documentation of process automation systems for oil and gas industry using c#, VS.net, SQL server/Oracle and MS products.

Master Plans, business data analysis, automation strategy and recommendations for enterprise changes.

Speaking at:  Houston


Massimo Apra

Sigmafine Expert

For almost a decade, Dr. Massimo Aprà has applied Sigmafine technology to optimize customers’ process and production accounting systems. Massimo holds a degree in Computer Science from the Università degli studi di Torino – MFN department (Italy).

Before joining Pimsoft in 2006, Massimo was a senior application architect at CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation), where he managed application integration projects based on Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) solutions (e.g., IBM Web Sphere). He also has relevant experience in automation solutions applied to production control for automotive and oil & gas industries.

Massimo is currently involved in projects where new Sigmafine functionalities are extended and applied according to changing market requirements and conditions. Massimo is a PI System Infrastructure Specialist accredited by OSIsoft.

Speaking at:  Houston, Milan

Zainab Al Balushi

Contracts Engineer -ORPIC

Zainab has worked in Oil and gas industrial in which she has 8 years’ experience in refineries and petrochemical plants. Zainab provide the Reconciliation of field data (raw data) to validate and authenticate in order to balance oil inputs for operating assets to support business decisions and financial reporting. Zainab has worked as well in Technical Support function as Process Engineer, supporting the technical solutions for the refineries process. Zainab graduated as a chemical engineer from Sultan Qaboos University – Oman.

Speaking at:  Milan

Vikas Deshmukh

Vice President at Reliance’s Technology Centre of Excellence

I have 26+ years of experience in Refining, Petrochemicals, Operations, IT/Automation & Consulting. Key areas expertise includes the conceptulization, design, Program Management, Project Management and implementation of various Process Automation systems like Operations Mangement, Performance Management, Asset Management, Alarm Management, Quality Management, Yield Accounting, Historians, Blending, Oil Movement & Terminal Automation, I have worked on Integration programs includng the software development programs.

Other key expertise area is implementation of DCS and DCS based advanced applications. Having led multiple projects in multiple industries over the last 26 years, I have broad technology, systems and industry expertise, which includes 7 years of domain experience in Oil & Gas, Refining & Petrochemicals. I have gained good experience in successful delivery of MES applications from conceptual stage. I have also managed manufacturing business transformation projects like Operations management, Alarm Management, Early Event Detection, Dashboard, etc for Refineries and worked with various consultants like Matrikon, Booz, KBC, Shell Global, SAP, etc in benchmarking of various MES applications and standardizing the applications portfolio. I have gained good experience on various vendors systems like Invensys, Honeywell, Aspen, etc.

Speaking at:  Milan

Cody Drake

Sigmafine Product Specialist

Cody Drake has been a Sigmafine Product Specialist at Pimsoft since joining in 2015. He has been a lead on a diverse collection of Sigmafine projects, product implementations, and customer trainings. Cody is a part of the Delivery Services team located in the Houston office and strives to best support every customer he works with. Cody attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Speaking at:  Houston

Pablo Echeverria

Sigmafine Specialist

I am a highly skilled, results driven chemical engineer with broad based experience in process, reliability and design engineering, statistical process control (SPC), multivariable process control (MVC), SQL Server Database Development and Administration, Data Validation and Reconciliation (DVR) and project management. I possess a proven ability to apply cutting edge technology in fast paced environments to improve quality and performance-tracking, streamline processes, and enhance processes to dramatically reduce costs.

Instructor at:  Houston

Massimo Galli

Vice President Global Sales and Co-Founder – Americas

Massimo Galli is Vice President and a Pimsoft shareholder. He has been working for 25+ years for major companies such as Capgemini, CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation), and Elsag Bailey to provide solutions for the process and manufacturing industries. In 2001, he and other current shareholders founded Pimsoft

In the last decade, Massimo has managed the expansion of the Sigmafine business, sustaining its transformation into a value-added framework improving data quality for process and manufacturing industries.

Speaking at:  Houston, Milan

Vlad Dandu Hristea

Manager – OSIsoft Channel Sales – Europe

Vlad has joined OSIsoft in 2013 acting as OSIsoft Territory Manager for Greece, Romania, Bulgaria & Cyprus. Since 2017 he has been acting as Channel Sales Manager Europe. With more than 15 years experience in the IT & Telco industry, Vlad had senior positions in Oracle Romania, Hewlett Packard and Orange. Prior to OSIsoft, has acted as CIO for Transelectrica, the Romanian TSO.

Speaking at:  Milan

Igor Stanić

Project Manager, Oil Industry of Serbia, NIS

Igor has more than 15 years experience in IT and telco both in Serbia and abroad. He joined NIS Gazpromneft in 2010 as deputy IT director of Industry Automation. Within this role, he has managed the project for the implementation of enterprise historian and material balance and has created the IT strategy for NIS Gazpromneft fror the period 2011 - 2030.

Igor holds a Msc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade and an MBA from the George Washington University.

Speaking at:  Milan

Jeannene Wallace-Kemp

Production Accounting, Philips 66

Jeannene Kemp is the Product Accounting lead clerk at the Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery. In this position, she and her team are responsible for all of the incoming feedstock receipts, outgoing product shipments, in-plant transfers, and inventories for the refinery. Jeannene has been in this position since 2013. She performed other Finance roles at Sweeny including government reporting’s, data prep desk, shipment/receipt desk, comp tracking and balancing.

Speaking at:  Houston

Ayyoub Al Kindi

Oil Accounting Manager - ORPIC

Ayyoub, brings over 14 years of experience in Oil & Gas Industry, with extensive exposure to Refinery Operations, Integration, Change Management & Oil Accounting.

That kind of experience had empowered Ayyoub to achieve several improvement projects in Operations.  Ayyoub was intensely involved in the integration program held among the three companies: Oman Refineries and Petrochemical company, Aromatics Oman Company & Oman Polypropylene company to form the recent integrated successful Orpic. Currently, Ayyoub is leading the Oil Accounting team attaining various process improvements.

Ayyoub graduated as a petroleum and natural gas engineer with Oil & Gas specialization, at Sultan Qaboos University – Oman.

Speaking at:  Milan

Marco Lanteri

Industry Principal, Refining and Petrochemicals

Marco has a background in the simulation of dynamic processes, development of operator training simulators and process engineering with particular expertise in ammonia, methanol, LNG, lime and vacuum technologies.

Marco holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and joined Pimsoft in 2014 as a Senior Sigmafine Consultant.

Speaking at:  Milan

Roberto Linares

Vice President – Sales Executive – Americas

Dr. Roberto Linares is Vice President at Pimsoft Inc. He has more than 15 years of experience in applying information systems to enable customers to optimize their process and production accounting systems.

Roberto holds Bachelor of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León and Texas A&M University, respectively. Prior to joining Pimsoft in 2010, Roberto was the Director of Advanced Applications at OSIsoft LLC where he designed new applications and optimization algorithms related to Sigmafine in the fields of data reconciliation and production accounting.

Roberto currently manages Sigmafine sales in the Americas and supports APAC sales. He also collaborates with a network of resellers and implementation partners to expand the reach of Sigmafine software in different industries such as refining, LNG, and petrochemicals.

Speaking at:  Houston

Salim AL Maqbali

Process Engineer - ORPIC

Salim has worked with up-stream and down-stream of oil and gas businesses, in which he has about 8 years of wide experience. Salim helps the organization in doing reconciliation of field data  to validate and authenticate so that providing accurate material balance for operating assets on regular basis to support business decisions and financial reporting.

You can expect 100% transparency, no horror stories, and nasty surprises when working with Salim.

Speaking at:  Milan

Katia Molino

Delivery Service Lead

Katia Molino is currently a Senior Sigmafine Consultant at Pimsoft. Her experience with Sigmafine includes implementing and leading data reconciliation projects, Sigmafine migrations, technical support, and training. Moreover, she is involved in the planning and design of new Sigmafine development projects.

Prior to Pimsoft, Katia worked as a technical leader in consulting companies in the areas of IT, energy and engineering projects. In particular, she worked with the design and development of optimization tools in the field of hydro-power production and with feasibility studies related to innovative LNG regasification plants. Katia holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physics from Bologna University (Italy).

Speaking at:  Milan


Elena Molla

Sigmafine Product Specialist

Elena is currently part of Sigmafine Delivery Team in Pimsoft. She joined Pimsoft in 2015 and her experience in the company includes working on Sigmafine projects, analyzing the customer’s requirements, implementing technical solutions, documentation writing, consulting and trainings.

She graduated in Energy Engineering with Oil&Gas specialization, at Politecnico di Milano.

Speaking at:  Milan


Bernard Morneau

Business Development and Sales Executive

Since joining Pimsoft in 2014, Bernard has been involved in expanding Pimsoft’s Sigmafine business throughout the world. Prior to joining Pimsoft, Bernard served in an executive capacity at OSIsoft, a Strategic Alliance of Pimsoft, where he held the positions of General Manager of OSIsoft Canada, Vice-President Worldwide Sales, Executive Vice President and President of OSIsoft LLC from 2001 to 2012.

Bernard is a highly experienced executive with engineering and technology experience and a proven track record of successful business development, sales and operations management. In 1991, he co-founded Cogexel, a software development and integration company which later became the OSIsoft Distributorship in Canada and was acquired by OSIsoft LLC in 2001. Before this entrepreneurial phase of his career, Bernard occupied diverse technical, management and executive positions in the metallurgical, chemical and oil & gas industries in eastern Canada. Bernard earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa in 1978.

Speaking at:  Houston, Milan


Pasquale Munno

Sigmafine Product Specialist

Pasquale is currently part of Sigmafine Delivery Team in Pimsoft. He joined Pimsoft in 2013 and his experience in the company includes working on Sigmafine projects, analyzing the customer’s requirements, implementing technical solutions, documentation writing, consulting and trainings.

He graduated in Chemical and Sustainable Process Engineering (Master of Science) at Politecnico di Torino.

Speaking at: Milan


Domenico Napoli

IT Manager

Domenico Napoli is an IT engineer graduated at the University of Catania in 2007. He has been joined the ENI group since 2012 as IT project manager after a previous experience at Accenture Consulting. He participated at Versalis Information System Program as Operations team leader in charge of searching, designing and deploying new IT solutions to better control production data. Currently, Domenico is the project manager of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Laboratory Systems for Petrochemical Industry in ENI.

Speaking at: Milan

Carlos Perez

Delivery Services Lead – Americas

Carlos joined Pimsoft in 2017. He has more than 20 years of experience in the direction and execution of projects and solution implementations in the energy, oil and gas industry worldwide.

Carlos possesses comprehensive knowledge and exposition on the supply chain production processes of Upstream, Midstream and Downstream Industries including Production Information Management System, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Solution Architecture, System Integration, Data Modeling, Business Intelligence, Material Balance, Hydrocarbon Accounting, Oil Movement, Planning, Scheduling, Automation, and Control.

Speaking at:  Houston, Milan 

Isabel Pérez

Sigmafine Product Specialist

Isabel is currently part of Sigmafine Delivery Team. She joined Pimsoft in 2014 and her experience in the company includes working on Sigmafine projects, analyzing the customer’s requirements, implementing technical solutions, documentation writing, consulting and trainings. She was part of the AM group (Application Maintenance) providing assistance to customers for resolution of application and functional issues.

She graduated in Chemical and Sustainable Process Engineering (Master of Science) at Politecnico di Torino

Speaking at: Milan 


Matteo Piani

Web Front End Developer

Matteo has joined Pimsoft as a consultant to facilitate the creation of web-based interfaces and contribute to the front-end development of the Sigmafine Visualizer prototype. Web designer since 2008, he brings his experience in computer science and artistic and design studies to the software development team of Pimsoft. Specialized in JIT languages and everything related to the client side, he designs and develops with a special focus on ergonomics and accessibility and consideration for the migration and evolution of web-based platforms

Speaking at:  Milan

Mariana Sandin

Industry Principal, Pulp & Paper

Mariana Sandin is the Pulp and Paper Industry Principal for OSIsoft. Her background is in Chemical Engineering and has an MBA with a concentration in Economics from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. She has over 10 years of experience in real-time data solutions, and is passionate about helping the process industries transform their world with the power of data.

Speaking at:  Houston 

David Soll

CTO - Omicron Development, LLC

Over 30 years experience in consulting including Information Technology, IT management, software architecture, design, and development, network architecture and design, etc. Specialties: SharePoint, Software Architecture, Design, Development, and Development Management. Real-time data historization (OSIsoft PI), visualization, and utilization.

Speaking at:  Milan 

Roberto Spoladore

CEO and Co-Founder

Roberto Spoladore is the CEO and a shareholder of Pimsoft. Spoladore has more than 30 years of software industry experience and worked for major IT companies such as Capgemini and CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation).

In 1995, he co-founded Synapsis, an Italian IT company, which became a partner of OSIsoft. He and the company’s current shareholders founded Pimsoft in 2001.

Under his management, the company has evolved, with continued focus on the OSIsoft partnership. When the acquisition of Sigmafine from OSIsoft was finalized in 2009, Pimsoft became one of the leading companies specializing in data quality. Control.

Speaking at:  Houston, Milan 

Arif Syed

Process Automation Engineer - Reliance Industries

MES (Oil&Gas) upstream & downstream consultant with 10 years of experience. Currently working on Sigmafine (Data validation & reconciliation) and IP.21 AspenTech process historian. Worked on Wonderware System platform, Historian, Intelatrac, Honeywell OMPro suites of application and KPI dashboard.

Speaking at:  Milan 

Carlos Quintana

Sales Executive – Americas

Carlos has worked with Sigmafine for more than 20 years. He holds degrees in Business Administration and Political Science as well as a Master’s degree in Management, Computing and Systems.

Carlos served as Pimsoft’s Sigmafine Engineering Manager from 2010 to 2015. Prior to Pimsoft, Carlos worked for OSIsoft LLC in the Sigmafine Development Group from 1999 to 2010. During that time, he was involved with special projects at OSIsoft’s San Leandro headquarters for two years. From 1993 to 1999, Carlos worked for KBC Advanced Technologies as Sigmafine Project Manager.

Carlos’ experience includes Sigmafine implementations, Sigmafine 3 to Sigmafine 4 migrations, consulting, technical support, training, development and project management.

Speaking at:  Houston 

Sigmafine Training
Energy Balance


Improve your reconciliation model and better monitor equipment and utilities.

In this class, you will develop the skills required to effectively run energy balances in Sigmafine and use the Sigmafine Thermodynamic Package extension. The target audience will have consolidated Sigmafine experience and some knowledge of thermodynamic calculations and energy balance. 

Energy Balance Applications:

- Leverage your Sigmafine system for uses outside of accounting

- Perform Energy Balance on both process and utility networks

- Produce reliable KPIs for your equipment based on accurate reconciled mass and energy figures

- Improve reconciliation models by including mixture properties and inferring unmeasured flows through thermodynamic relationships and equilibria

Visit our website to learn more about our Energy Balance course. Seating is limited, so save your spot today!



Houston (TX) - United States

Hotel Derek

Spindletop Room

Details

Date: Wednesday, September 19

Time: 8:30
Instructor: Pablo Echeverria

Maximum number of students: 12

Milan (MI) - Italy

Four Points by Sheraton Milan Center

Leonardo Room

Details

Date: Thursday, October 11

Time: 9:00
Instructor:  Pasquale Munno

Maximum number of students: 12


Contact Us

For more information about the Sigmafine Summit, event registration, or call for papers, please complete the form on the right or email us at sigmafine@pimsoftinc.com.


Venue - Houston

Hotel Derek

2525 West Loop S, Houston, TX 77027


Book Your Hotel Room by August 24 to receive our discounted group rate. Our group block is limited, so make your reservation today!

If making your reservation over the phone, call +1.866.292.4100 and let the hotel know you are attending the Sigmafine Summit event, Group Code SIGMAFINE2018.

Should you have any questions, notify us using the Contact Us form above or email sigmafine@pimsoftinc.com.






Venue - Milan

Four Points by Sheraton Milan Center

Via Gerolamo Cardano, 1, Milan, MI 20124


Book Your Hotel Room by August 24 to receive our discounted group rate. Our group block is limited, so make your reservation today!

If making your reservation over the phone, call +39.02.667461 and let the hotel know you are attending the Sigmafine Summit event, Group Code 1A3AB6FC.

Should you have any questions, notify us using the Contact Us form above or email sigmafine@pimsoftinc.com.