May 3, 2017 – Houston, Texas – On Tuesday, May 2, Enaxis Principal, John Rowe presented at the Oklahoma City Data Management Workshop in Oklahoma City, OK. Rowe discussed his white paper “Smart Machines Herald a New Era: An Upstream Perspective” at the conference, hosted by PPDM. Rowe’s presentation detailed the widespread impact of artificial intelligence and smart machines and the operational efficiencies they can create within upstream organizations. His presentation explored questions such as:

  • What is the definition of Smart Machines?
  • Why is Smart Machine technology important?
  • How is the Smart Machine era different than previous Industrial Revolutions?
  • What impact will the Smart Machine era have on the Upstream industry?
  • What steps must individuals take to prepare for the Smart Machine era?
  • How should you prepare your organization for change brought about the Smart Machine era?

Rowe is a Principal at Enaxis Consulting, where he leads the Analytics & Information Management service line. His 23 years of management consulting and industry experience span industry verticals, including oil & gas, automotive, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and transportation. Rowe has conducted a multi-year Smart Machine research program working with leading universities & industry thought leaders, in addition to chairing both regional and national conference panels addressing the business and societal impact of artificial intelligence.

About PPDM

The Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association is a global, not-for-profit society within the petroleum industry that provides leadership for the professionalization of petroleum data management through the development and dissemination of best practices and standards, education programs, certification programs and professional development opportunities. PPDM represents and supports the needs of operating companies, regulators, software vendors, data vendors, consulting companies and data management professionals around the globe. Learn More

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