According to United Hemisphere’s Magazine’s “ Three Perfect Days – Houston “ which offers up suggestions on what three perfect days in Houston would be like :

” HOUSTON  – The largest city in the Lone Star State imbues its flourishing fine-arts institutions, adventurous restaurants, lush parks and friendly bars and cafés with the same independent Texas spirit that first put it on the map. “

Houston is not only a great place to visit as a tourist but it is an even better place to be for our 6th annual Best Practices for Oil & Gas  events which is a collaboration between the Americas’ SAP Users Group, Eventful Conferences and SAP. Our next event will be held from September 12 – 15 in Houston, Texas.

Three Perfect Days at “Best Practices for Oil & Gas 2016 – Houston

We have been holding the Best Practices for Oil & Gas event for the past six years now and I have had the pleasure of attending five of these six events. In my role at ASUG as part of a team of Community Advocates  “ Community Builder and Evangelist “  one of the communities that I work with is our Oil & Gas Community as well as our ASUG Digital Transformation Program.

I want to share with you in this blog post not just my insights but insights from past attendees on what our upcoming “ Best Practices for Oil & Gas ” 2016 event is all about, why you should attend and how to maximize your return on investment as an attendee.

OUR THEME – ” SURVIVE AND THRIVE IN THE DIGITAL ENERGY REVOLUTION “

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Best Practices for Oil & Gas unites hundreds of professionals to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best-in-class  strategies to improve on overall business performance. The event,built and delivered by the oil and gas community, showcases insights  and expertise from your peers on how to remain on the cutting edge of a quickly changing market.

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE – THE INSIDE SCOOP FROM THOSE IN THE KNOW

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Don’t just take it from me, take it from past attendees. We have received great feedback from attendees over the past six years about this event. They keep on coming back and most importantly have a great return on investment from their participation. A great ROI even makes “ Three Perfect Days “ even more perfect.

                                  

Before sharing with you the details of this itinerary, it is important to understand how this program was created for you.

OUR PROGRAM – HOW WE DETERMINED WHAT ” THREE PERFECT DAYS ” WOULD LOOK LIKE

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This year, we completed a research project meeting with oil and gas professionals from 50+ organizations across North America and the globe. With the goal of understanding how their organizations are using SAP technologies and what their impact is on organizational performance, the Hot Topics list reflected the issues that customers were most enthusiastic about. Check out the list and the get access to the detailed report.

We then had a committee of 15 from key customer organizations from many industry segments and lines of business help us determine what our program would look like.

OUR EVENT EXPERIENCE – WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE DURING OUR ” THREE PERFECT DAYS “

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You will tap into the collective wisdom experts, senior leaders, decision-makers, business process owners, analysts, super users, support teams, solution providers and more from every industry segment.

OUR EVENT – YOUR ” THREE PERFECT DAYS ” PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE


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During this event Customers will hear from one another on how to drive value from technology to reduce costs, drive operational efficiencies, increase  visibility, become more agile and improve their bottom lines.

Designed for all industry segments including upstream, midstream,  downstream and oilfield services, the industry will come together to learn how to drive margin and gain a competitive edge to survive and  thrive in today’s oil and gas market.

Our Program includes great keynotes that include an Oil and Gas CEO (Anadarko), geo-politician and famed author George Friedman, and the first Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity (fmr.) for the Department of Homeland Security.

Our Schedule

Day 0

– Welcome Reception and Networking, ASUG Community Roundtables, A Women in Energy reception

Day 1

– Keynotes , Exhibition Hall, Evening Reception

– Five Track Streams Covering: Finance and Accounting, Asset Optimization, Upstream Operations & Field Logistics and SAP Interactive Demo’s

Day 2


Keynotes, Exhibition Hall

– Five Track Streams Covering: Operational Efficency, Cost Containment, Procurement & Capital Projects, Downstream and SAP interactive Demos

Day 3

Three Full Day workshops:

– The Digital Economy with SAP S/4HANA: a Comprehensive Overview of the Business & IT Value of SAP’s Next-Generation Business Suite

– Perfect Asset Workshop: Ensuring Data Quality in the Digital Core

– Finding Cost Reductions & Increasing Efficiencies through Digital Transformation: Building the Digital Project Business Case for S/4HANA

OUR MANY SUCCESS STORIES – YOUR ” THREE PERFECT DAYS ” SHARED LEARNINGS NOT TO BE MISSED

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Highlighted success stories including:

Consolidating for One Source of Truth to Release Savings in a Down Economy – Mike Orr, Murphy Oil Corporation: This is a great story about Murphy implementing vanilla SAP to replace 40+ systems, In doing so were able to immediately realize millions in cost savings by having data at their fingertips to show where their resources are and prevent them from making unnecessary supply orders.

Landscape Migration to HANA – ECC and Legacy SQL Server Warehouse – Lane Hale – Director of Information Technology, Devon Energy. Hot topic this year.

OG CEO Keynote: Survive to Thrive in the New Oil & Gas Normal – R.A. Walker, CEO of Anadarko Petroleum – Recently named one of the happiest companies in the US, Anadarko’s CEO Al Walker will be talking about leading through crisis, working smarter, and having the right people.

OUR EXPERTS – YOUR ” THREE PERFECT DAYS ” TOUR AND LEARNING GUIDES

Joining us are over 60 customer speakers including 4 international speakers. All of our stories this year will focus on actionable practices that lead to returns on investment for attendees. They should be able to leave sessions with clear ideas on how to sweat their existing technology investments and make the most of the current downturn.

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OUR ” TOWN HALL ” – YOUR GATHERING PLACE IS OUR SOLUTION SHOWCASE

Every town, has its community meeting place and ours is our Solution Showcase where you will find leading technology and service providers who have ” setup shop ” at our event.  In our Oil & Gas meeting place you will find the ” who’s who ” of the SAP Oil & Gas ecosystem featuring SAP, Accenture, Capgemini, IBM, PwC, Opportune, SNP and many more.  The Americas’ SAP User Group ( ASUG ) will also have a booth in the Solution Showcase, its the place to definitely visit to learn about the power of the ASUG Network.

With all of these impressive SAP and SAP Oil & Gas experts in the solution showcase there is no better place to learn about solutions to help your business and it’s also a great place to stop by their booths for what I like to term ” free ” onsite consulting. Picking the brains of leading experts who will be in attendance at this event to get your questions answered.

OUR EVENT – YOUR ” THREE PERFECT DAYS ” LOCATION

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If you are interested in learning more about how to “ Survive and Thrive in the Digital Energy Revolution “ as well has how to Digitally Transformation your Organization. Houston is the place to be for Oil & Gas professionals from September 12 -15, 2016.

I hope that you can join me there along with the other members of the SAP Oil & Gas Community at what should be another great event ” Best Practices for OIl & Gas ” event.

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