ThingEvent: Oil & Gas Get the IoT to Work for Your Business

ThingEvent: Oil & Gas

Attend an Event Like No Other

Join us for an afternoon of learning and networking with oil & gas industry leaders who are transforming their business with IoT. Houston, Texas is the epicenter of the oil & gas industry and will provide the perfect setting for an agenda that offers the most up-to-date information on market intelligence, IoT business and technical solutions, and the latest in emerging technologies.


We are committed to delivering an agenda that will help you capitalize on the enormous market opportunities being created by the Internet of Things.




9:30 – 10:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
10:00 AM Welcome & Market of Markets: Where to Win in IoT Carlos Barberena, Senior Partner Manager, PTC
Mike Thornberry, Senior Sales Regional Director, PTC
Howard Heppelmann, Divisional GM Manufacturing Solutions, PTC
10:30 AM Digital Oil Fields Dr. Mehrzad Mahdavi, Industry Expert
Society of Petroleum Engineers
11:00 AM IoT and Augmented Reality in Oil & Gas Kevin Foster, Senior Director Product Marketing, PTC
Val Laolagi, Technical Sales Principal, PTC
Steve Sponseller, Strategic Accounts Oil & Gas, PTC
11:40 AM Leveraging IoT & Blockchain to Digitize the Order-to-Cash Process in Upstream and Downstream Jean-Pierre Foehn, President & Founder, Amalto
12:00 PM Networking Luncheon
1:00 PM Panel: Digital Transformation in Downstream Refining
Moderated by Dr. Mehrzad Mahdavi
John Schultz, CIO, Allied Reliability
Shashank Khandavalli, Global Product Line Leader - IoT, Flowserve
Mahendra Ayyalasomayajula, GM Energy, Natural Resources & Utilities, Wipro
Doug Smith, CEO, Texmark Chemicals
1:40 PM Smart Connected Assets in Off Shore Oil & Gas Preston Johnson, Platform Leader, Intelligent Monitoring & IIoT, Allied Reliability
2:00 PM Downstream Distribution Luis Echavez, IoT Division Manager, E4D Technologies (formerly Edoxx)
2:20 PM Intelligent Connected Assets w/ KPIT Satish Kumar, Executive, KPIT
2:40 PM Transocean's IoT Journey Luis Pereira, Technology Manager, Transocean
3:00 PM Evolution of SCADA Rene Varon, President, TORY Technologies
3:20 PM Wrap-Up Carlos Barberena, Senior Partner Manager, PTC
Mike Thornberry, Senior Sales Regional Director, PTC
3:30 – 5:00 PM Afternoon Reception and Networking

Please note that PTC reserves the right to change the agenda without notice


Hotel ZaZa Houston Museum District
5701 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

The event will take place on the 11th floor, please take a right when you exit the elevator.

You may valet your car and we will validate your parking at the Registration Desk.

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Registration for ThingEvent: Oil & Gas is SOLD OUT!

We regret to inform you that we have reached capacity for this event and cannot accommodate your registration.

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