October 22nd

Price: $600
Seating is limited, so save your spot today!

October 23rd

Price: FREE

October 24th


engineering data
for digital transformation

The theme for this year's Summit centers around the idea of Engineering Data for Digital Transformation. Through the process of validating, reconciling and conditioning data you are able to engineer a plantwide data set that is accessible and ready for use to make informed decisions.

By attending the Sigmafine Summit, you will discover how to leverage Sigmafine as a virtual data engineering service, enabling the realization of advanced digital strategies and the use of advance digital technologies in your organization.

2019 also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. This makes for a great time to visit and experience Houston the home of mission control at NASA's Johnson's Space Center, and celebrate one of the greatest feats of engineering.


8:00 amBreakfast & Registration
9:00 amWelcome and IntroductionMassimo Galli
Vice President Global Sales and Co-Founder
9:10 amEngineering Data for Digital TransformationBernard Morneau
Business Development Executive
9:30 amLNG Production and Inventory Accounting on an Energy BasisMatthew Carlson
Production Engineer
Cheniere Energy Inc.
10:00 amIntegrating Sigmafine with External Systems: SF Integration Framework and its ApplicationsCarlos G. Pérez
Delivery & Support Services Manager
10:30 amBreak
10:50 amIMM and Transfer Calculation Rules: Better Input Data for a Better ReconciliationCody Drake
Project Engineer
11:20 amUsing Sigmafine to Improve Production Accounting and Data Reconciliation at Chevron RefineriesElizabeth Swinney
Mass Balance Advisor
11:50 amSigmafine Product Development RoadmapMassimo Aprà
Sigmafine Expert
David F. Soll
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pmLost with Losses: The Hidden Impact of Measurement Technology in Closing Mass BalancesJulie Valentine
Director, Global Refining Flow Solutions
Emerson Automation Solutions
2:00 pmThe Use of Sigmafine for Loss Analysis and ControlCarlos Quintana
Sales Executive
2:30 pmReal-Time Data Strategy for Advanced Oil & Gas OperationsAndrew Nathan
Senior Systems Engineer
3:00 pmBreak
3:30 pmDigital Transformation of Excel Spreadsheets to the #1 KPI in Our Plant, Using SigmafineÉmilie Hébert
Analystist statistic
ArcelorMittal Exploitation minière Canada s.e.n.c.
Sophie Morrisette
Principal Analyst – operation systems
ArcelorMittal Exploitation minière Canada s.e.n.c.
4:00 pmLeveraging Sigmafine Advanced Analytics: A Focus on Component Balance and Tracking AnalysesCarlos Sagbini
Project Engineer
4:30 pmClosing Remarks
5:00 pmExtended Happy Hour at The West End: A Public House5320 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

session abstracts

Transforming Data into Digital Assets

Digital Transformation initiatives feed on data. To achieve sustainable gains, it is imperative to implement a system of checks and balances that can run as autonomously as possible and maximizes the value of the information contained in the raw data. The process of turning data in to digital assets involves many steps ranging from data collection, validation, reconciliation, conditioning etc. Collectively, these steps are known as data engineering. The goal is to reliably deliver usable data to users, analysts, data scientist, business processes and other applications. Because of the real-time nature of operations in the process and manufacturing industries, this process is repetitive and continuously subject to the variability of the raw input data, performance of the measurement systems and actual plant operations. During the Summit, we will discuss how the mandate of Sigmafine has evolved over the years to become one of the leading data engineering platforms in the process industries.

Bernard MorneauBernard Morneau
Business Development Executive

LNG Production and Inventory Accounting on an Energy Basis

A LNG facility requires to produce verifiable production and inventory figures for both financial and operational purposes. In order to achieve this objective, the execution of daily balance and its corresponding monthly aggregation including both mass and energy figures, by train and facility, as well as having a system that can provide engineering calculations as specified by the established industry standards is key to producing these financial figures. This presentation discusses how Cheniere was able to add meaning and context to the disparate data in their facilities to increase value of the assets for the organization.

Matthew CarlsonMatthew Carlson
Production Engineer
Cheniere Energy Inc.

Integrating Sigmafine with External Systems: SF Integration Framework and its Applications

In current production conditions, sigmafine might require the use of information that is available in external applications. Information from planning and scheduling applications, transaction execution, or advance material inventory systems are considered to enhance the quality of analysis to gain plan performance. The presentation will discuss the best practices followed in the use of the SF integration framework to improve data redundancy and the critical parameters linked to key performance indicators.

Carlos G. PérezCarlos G. Pérez
Delivery Services Lead, Americas

Using Sigmafine to Improve Production Accounting and Data Reconciliation at Chevron Refineries

Part of Chevron’s digital transformation journey includes improving the quality of refinery process data and automating the data flow around existing Production Accounting and Data Reconciliation processes. Today, Sigmafine is in use at all Chevron equity refineries for data reconciliation and mass balance.

This presentation discusses the replacement of the aging disparate systems currently used to manage inventory, material transfers within the refinery, and external purchases/sales of feedstocks and finished products.

Elizabeth SwinneyElizabeth Swinney
Mass Balance Advisor

IMM and Transfer Calculation Rules: Better Input Data for a Better Reconciliation

Sigmafine Intelligent Movement Management (IMM) offers an integrated way to plan, execute, manage and report all plant movements. In an industrial plant it is important to accurately know and manage all the plant movements and tank information. This information may be difficult to track in conditions where multiple movement operations occur.

Sigmafine IMM transfer calculation provides the best estimation of the movement’s quantity, by combining the tanks and meter information data. In this presentation will provide an overview of the IMM transfer calculation rules as well as the benefits of correcting the movements data.

Cody DrakeCody Drake
Project Engineer

Sigmafine Product Development Roadmap

During this presentation you will hear our engineering leadership talk about the product development roadmap of Sigmafine including the vision and plan for the transition from Sigmafine® 4.x to the SigmafineHub™. We will also demonstrate the new online documentation and discuss the alignment of the Sigmafine Roadmap with the OSIsoft PI System roadmap.

Massimo ApràMassimo Aprà
Sigmafine Expert

David F. SollDavid F. Soll
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Lost with Losses: The Hidden Impact of Measurement Technology in Closing Mass Balances

The importance of accurate and reliable field instrumentation to the production accounting and data reconciliation systems should not be underestimated. The role of field instrument accuracy and its’ impact on data quality KPI’s will be examined. This will be followed by a discussion of the primary measurement devices that are commonly used in mass balance calculations and associated sources of error and uncertainty. We will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various flow measurement technologies in the context of improving mass and energy balances.

Julie ValentineJulie Valentine
Director, Global Refining Flow Solutions
Emerson Automation Solutions

The Use of Sigmafine for Loss Analysis and Control

The use of Sigmafine for loss analysis is an effective tool to identify the areas where real and apparent losses have occurred. Identifying the areas of concern will enable you to focus your attention on remedying the problems, thereby reducing loss and improving profitability. This presentation will discuss how a loss study can be performed utilizing a Sigmafine loss model.

Carlos QuintanaCarlos Quintana
Sales Executive

Real-Time Data Strategy for Advanced Oil & Gas Operations

This presentation will look at how the use of real-time data has changed significantly across the Oil & Gas industry, from relatively straightforward historian technology towards advanced real-time data platforms.

It will explore how these platforms can provide mechanisms for the most advanced Oil & Gas operators to build layers of operational intelligence around all their different types of equipment which then act as the basis for real-time data storage, analysis, modelling, predictions and automated workflows.

It will explain how vast quantities of data can be analysed in near real-time, KPI’s and operational parameters automatically calculated, data quality checked and patterns and events in data easily recognized and acted upon to ensure that operations continue to run as smoothly as possible.

The advent of all this functionality within the modern real-time data platform has changed the way in which interactions with tools such as Sigmafine takes place and new opportunities have arisen as a result.

Andrew NathanAndrew Nathan
Senior Systems Engineer

Digital Transformation of Excel spreadsheets to the #1 KPI in our plant, using Sigmafine

In the mining industries, metallurgical accounting is as important as financial accounting because every ton of production turn into dollars on the financial statement. Uncertainties in the production translate directly into uncertainties in the financial statement and decision making that follows. Therefore, improving the accuracy, consistency, transparency, timeliness and reliability of the transformation of measured data through sensors and analysers in the plant into “bankable” and actionable production data is mission critical. In this presentation you will hear about our digital transformation journey to achieve a high level of trust and confidence in the production data at our Iron ore pelletizing plant located in Port Cartier (QC), Canada.

Émilie HébertÉmilie Hébert
Analyste Stats
ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P.

Sophie MorrisetteSophie Morrisette
IT Analyst
ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P.

Leverage Sigmafine Advanced Analytics: A Focus on Component Balance and Tracking Analyses

Sigmafine empowers users to do more than production accounting. Customers across different industries are using component balance and / or tracking algorithms to get more insights into their business.

A closer look into these analyses along with use cases will be provided in this session to promote the adoption and implementation of such analytics to a wider base of Sigmafine Customers. The integration with business intelligence software makes the consumption of Sigmafine results much more effective enabling the implementation of visually powerful diagnostics.

Carlos Elias SagbiniCarlos Elias Sagbini
Project Engineer

why attend?

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

Leave Sigmafine Summit 2019 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 latest offerings and what the future holds for the Product Development Roadmap
  • 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 2019 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


Take advantage of our Sigmafine Summit training class.

Learn about Sigmafine tracking capabilities in this training session focused on Composition Tracking:

  • How to keep track of material mixing quantities for inventories
  • How the material composition of flows, transfers and inventories are calculated
  • How to obtain reconciled compositions of flows and tanks

You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about Quality Tracking and how Sigmafine tracks the source and properties of materials across tanks and pipelines, applying linear or non-linear mixing models to reconciled mass or volume balances.

Price: $600

Seating is limited, so save your spot today!

SigmafineVisualizer™ techlab

Bring your laptop and discover the new SigmafineVisualizer™ through hands on experience.  The session will begin with a short training and orientation followed by hands on experience and closing with Q&A and presentation addressing installation, configuration, display conversions, licensing, release schedule, trial license, etc. This will also be the opportunity to provide your feedback to our development team for future releases.


  • Thursday, October 24th (8am - 12pm)
  • Orientation on the SigmafineVisualizer™ and introduction to the  SigmafineHub™
  • Walk through on how to install, register, and convert a display
  • Hands on experience with the SigmafineVisualizer™ with instructors available to answer questions
  • Open forum to gather feedback and Q&A
  • Find out how to get the SigmafineVisualizer™
  • Limited to 20 participants (Sign up early to guarantee a seat)

JW Marriott Houston

5150 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (713) 961-1500

We will be hosting this year's summit at the JW Marriott Galleria and to make things easier for you we have reserved a special group rate of $189 a night just mention "Sigmafine Summit" when making your reservations, or click on the link provided. This rate is valid until September 30, 2019, make sure to reserve your room before then.

Property Location

This 4.5-star hotel is minutes from The Galleria and close to Memorial Park, Williams Tower and Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park.


Your air-conditioned room comes with a pillowtop bed, MP3 docking station and flat-screen tv. Premium TV channels provides entertainment, wireless Internet access is complimentary with the Sigmafine rate. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.


Enjoy an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.


Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.


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call for papers!

Join your industry peers at our annual users meeting, the Sigmafine Summit 2019, as we discuss Engineering Data for Digital Transformation. Share your experience in best practices and present how you use Sigmafine to empower digital transformation at the Milan Summit on October 10 or the Houston Summit on October 23.

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 enable the realization of advanced digital strategies and technologies for your organization.
  • If selected, your abstract may be published in the event program and on the Sigmafine website.
  • For more information, contact your Pimsoft Account Manager or email us at [email protected]
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