2021 South Africa Regional Seminar

Join us on the 12th of October, 2021 from 10h00 – 12h00 (UTC +2) to find out what real VALUE can be derived from turning raw data into reconciled data for remarkably improved data quality and business benefit!

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Agenda

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome and Introduction

Veletia Moodie
Industry Principal: Mines & Metals, Fertilizers, and Power Generation
Pimsoft S.p.A.

10:10 - 10:35

Transforming Data into Digital Assets - We have new concepts in the process industry such as Industry 4.0, digital transformation, AI, smart solutions, etc, all of these concepts depend upon the fundamental requirement of trustable process data, and as such, it has been Gartner estimates that 50% of all digital initiatives in the process industry were data-driven. This transformation of process data into more sustainable, reliable, and automated digital assets for data consumers such as analysts, systems, and business processes is what Sigmafine has been doing for more than 30 years. Find out why Sigmafine continues to excel in the transformation, enhancement, and preservation of your digital assets.

Massimo Galli
Vice President Global Sales and Co-Founder
Pimsoft S.p.A.

10:35 - 11:00

Monitoring stocks and fiscal movements to supply timely integration to Astron Energy ERP using Sigmafine IMM - In 2018, Astron Energy entered the South African market through a majority acquisition of one of the major oil companies. Astron Energy owns and operates the country’s third-largest crude oil refinery, with a capacity of 100,000 barrels a day. The refinery, located in Milnerton, Cape Town, produces petrol, diesel, jet fuel, LPG, bitumen gas, and other specialty products. Astron Energy uses Sigmafine to monitor the data quality of the raw measurements used to perform the daily refinery plant mass balance and monthly production accounting, as well as the validation of the refinery's daily and monthly stock balance.

The Sigmafine infrastructure was expanded in 2018 to include Sigmafine Intelligent Movement Management System (IMM) to monitor the validity of declared oil movement quantities as well as tank operating status. The solution included direct integration into SAP for monthly inventory stock declarations. The inclusion of IMM has led to fast detection of misalignment of declared materials and quantities to the extent that SAP receives input data on the first day of the new month and ultimately closes the monthly stock balance within an agreed-upon and stipulated time frame.

Sive Magadla
Refinery Mass Balance Engineer
Astron Energy (Pty) Ltd.

Astron Energy

11:00 - 11:25

From IMPRISONMENT  to DATA FREEDOM… through Meaningful Operational & Business  INSIGHT!!! - Laying the foundation for healthy data – Do you have the appropriate instrumentation, data infrastructure, as well as a reliable data conditioning tool like Sigmafine needed for digital transformation? Relying on vast amounts of data requires trustable data to support accurate and timely decisions that can affect financial performance.  RSPH has joined forces with AVEVA and Pimsoft to provide local support and services covering the full digital transformation of your physical plants. RSHP offers expertise in business and digital transformation, project office and management, implementation and integration services, and ongoing SLA support, to bring unprecedented business value to our existing and new clients., This presentation provides insights into how current Sigmafine and AVEVA users, as well as new users, can benefit from our Pimsoft-RSPH partnership.

Dilley Naidoo
Chief Vision Officer
Rifle Shot Performance Holdings

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11:25 - 11:45

Mining Business Benefits from your Process Data – Being around for more than 30 years, our customer stories reveal in-depth business benefits derived from using Sigmafine. Success stories cover, the reducing of process losses, minimization of process blending human errors, performance monitoring, consistently achieving and exceeding design limits, and last must not least – getting correct data to decision-makers, timely and reliably to make smarter decisions.

Veletia Moodie
Industry Principal: Mines & Metals, Fertilizers, and Power Generation
Pimsoft S.p.A.

11:45 - 12:00

Closing Remarks

Veletia Moodie
Industry Principal: Mines & Metals, Fertilizers, and Power Generation
Pimsoft S.p.A.

Speakers

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Veletia Moodie
Industry Principal - Mines & Metals, Fertilizers
Pimsoft, Inc.
veletia.moodie@pimsoftinc.com
+39 (011) 5625213

Speaker Bio

Veletia has a background in Aspen steady process mass and energy balance simulation, Syscad dynamic and steady state mass and energy balance. She also has more than 10 years of process engineering experience with expertise in alumina, nickel, gold and organic peroxide production and associated batch, semi-continuous and continuous technologies.

Veletia holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. She joined Pimsoft in 2014 as a Senior Sigmafine Consultant and became a member of the sales team in 2015.

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Massimo Galli
Vice President Global Sales and Co-Founder
Pimsoft S.p.A.
Massimo.galli@pimsoftinc.com
+39 (335) 5270680

Speaker Bio

Massimo Galli co-founded Pimsoft in 2001 and is currently Vice President of Global Sales. He has more than 25 years of experience providing solutions for the process and manufacturing industries through his work at major companies such as Capgemini, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), and Elsag Bailey.

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.

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About Pimsoft

Pimsoft is owner & maker of Sigmafine, an enterprise-wide solution for improving the reliability of business processes through better data fit for use at all times.

The mission of the Sigmafine team is to generate value for our customers by ensuring the continual accuracy and usability of their process and manufacturing data so that their data can be fully trusted for decision and action. Pimsoft brings innovative software solutions and engineering skills to industries where data quality and usability is mission critical in shaping information for action and decision. With its offices in Turin, Milan and Rome, Italy and Houston, Texas, Pimsoft maintains the largest contingent of highly skilled and experienced IT and Engineering professionals in this application domain.

At the core of Pimsoft is an expertise in process and manufacturing know-how applied to data curation and governance. We ensure the successful implementation and application of Sigmafine to support operational, business and compliance mandates of the enterprise.

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Sive Magadla
Refinery Mass Balance Engineer
Astron Energy (Pty) Ltd.
Sive.magadla@astronenergy.co.za
+27 272 1508 4277

Speaker Bio

Sive Magadla is an Astron Energy Refinery Mass Balance Engineer with over seven years of experience in the petroleum industry, from refinery operations to oils planning.

He holds a BTECH in Chemical Engineering from Cape Peninsula University of Technology. His involvement with Sigmafine includes model administration, configuration, user interfaces, and its extensions.

About Astron Energy

Astron Energy is a leading supplier of petroleum products in South Africa, with a vast network of Caltex-branded service stations that make it one of the country’s top two petroleum brands. We are strongly committed to being a responsible corporate citizen, promoting education, health and economic development in an effort to build stronger communities and drive sustainable economic growth.

We own and operate the country’s third-largest crude oil refinery in Cape Town, which has a capacity of 100,000 barrels a day, and a lubricants manufacturing plant in Durban.

www.astronenergy.co.za


Dilley-Naidoo

Dilley Naidoo
Chief Vision Officer
Rifle Shot Performance Holdings
Dilley.naidoo@rsph.co.za
+27 82 614 5208

Speaker Bio

Dilley is an Internationally experienced Business Leader with over 40 years of experience in large Corporates and Government Organisations.

His entrepreneurial spirit and energy have initiated successful start-up businesses, and select mergers and acquisitions, primarily in the ICT and Professional Services Sector, spanning over 20 years.

About Rifle Shot Performance Holdings

RSPH achieves business excellence with their clients by combining the skills and experience of our Resultants® (trusted advisors) in combination with the use of modern best-of-breed Digital Enterprise Management, ERP, and MES software technologies, allowing organisations to digitise, execute, control, monitor, measure and continually improve their business and operational processes across the entire business ecosystem.

Whilst RSPH’s extensive pool of expertise and technologies can address the needs of virtually every business and industry sector, RSPH specialises in solutions aimed at our key industries i.e.: Agribusiness; Automotive; Chemicals; Energy; Food & Beverage; Manufacturing; Mining & Metals; Oil & Gas.

www.rsph.co.za/

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