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In this episode in our series on the Internet of Things (IoT) in oil and gas, we speak with Randy Krotowski, former CIO at Chevron and Caterpillar and a lifelong digital advocate.
Randy will be on the keynote panel at the upcoming IoT in Oil and Gas Conference in Houston. This podcast gives you some great insight into the quality of speakers this conference has managed to assemble.
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IoT in Oil and Gas Podcast Series
About Randy Krotowski – Former CIO at Chevron and Caterpillar
Randy Krotowski has 35 of experience at the intersection of business and technology, including serving as CIO for two Fortune 100 companies, Chevron and Caterpillar. He now works as an advisor with C3 IoT, helping companies apply IoT and AI to transform their products and operations.
As CIO for Chevron Global Upstream, he drove a multiyear digital oilfield transformation, accelerating Chevron’s use of big data and analytics to improve oil and gas exploration, drilling, reservoir management and production operations. As CIO for Caterpillar, Krotowski delivered Caterpillar’s first generation of predictive technology solutions for mine and construction sites.
Earlier in his career, Krotowski spent 15 years in engineering and operations Chevron’s U.S., Canadian and Latin American business units.
Randy holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and a BASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto.
IoT in Oil and Gas Conference
Whether you’re a major operator, contractor or technology solution provider, this is your chance to learn from insightful case studies and benchmark against industry best practice. You will also have plenty of opportunities to exchange ideas and network with peers to pursue commercial opportunities.
Results from a new survey by Deloitte forecasts 2017 as a year of recovery for commodity prices, with companies expected to gradually ramp up operational activity as demand increases. As a result, IoT technologies will play a crucial role in meeting productivity and cost reduction targets.
And the 3rd Annual IoT in Oil and Gas conference promises to be an even more comprehensive forum for IoT innovation. New developments and frameworks will be explored as companies focus on improving efficiency.
The event will explore how organizations can overcome emerging and existing challenges such as cyber security, lack of standardization, legacy installed bases, and liability of current technologies.
[2:00] Randy’s background as a career digital advocate
[3:30] Oil and gas vs. Manufacturing – a unique perspective
[5:45] How oil and gas’ geographic spread affects technology implementation
[8:30] Digital oilfield – now vs then (then is the early 2,000’s)
[12:00] How the business organizational model affects IT roll out
[13:15] Silicon Valley perspective
[17:15] Last thoughts – Encourage operators to think about how new platforms can change operations