4Q 2015 Edition of Foundations

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Standards & Technology


More than the Data Model SYMPOSIUM & WORKSHOP ATTENDEES ENJOY SESSIONS AND BUILDING THE DATA MANAGEMENT COMMUNITY July and August saw the data management community come together to network, build relationships, learn what’s new in the industry and share experiences in Australia and Oklahoma City, with three large events taking place over the course of two months. The Brisbane Data Management Workshop, the first of these three large events, took place on July 30, 2015, at the Sofitel Hotel. Workshop attendees were treated to presentations on Marketing the Value of Data Management Skills, Data as an Asset and Solution Adoption by industry speakers along with updates from PPDM Association representatives. The most popular part of the workshop was the field trip to Moreton Basin, led by PPDM’s Asia Pacific representative, Jess Kozman. The field trip, which visited outcrops of Triassic and Jurassic sandstones from the Moreton Basin, included a setting where attendees could view, handle and discuss the rock properties represented by technical data types and promote understanding of why geotechnical data is essential to the hydrocarbon lifecycle. Thank you to sponsors geoLOGIC, Stonebridge, Santos, CLTech Consulting, AGIA and DAMA for making this event possible. The 2015 Perth Data Management Symposium, the largest Australian PPDM event, was held August 5-6, 2015, at the Parmelia Hilton and included a special half-day training class on the Business Lifecycle of the Well. With two days of sessions, including presentations on NOPTA, Master Data Quality, DecisionMaking Frameworks and Sourcing Data,

attendees enjoyed a mix of academic, regulatory, industry and PPDM speakers. Highlights included Molly Green’s presentation on finding influences in your organization, a case study on data quality and confidence, updates from the Australian regulatory authority and, of course, the chocolates. Thank you to sponsors geoLOGIC, Stonebridge and AGIA and to our Event Promotion Partner DAMA for being a part of this event. August also saw the 2015 Oklahoma City Data Management Workshop on August 11 at the National Weather Center. The agenda covered topics including Data Governance, Operationalizing Data Management and PPDM in Action. This workshop was well attended. Special speaker Gary England, Consulting Meteorologist in Residence at Oklahoma University, was very well received prior to a tour of the National Weather Center.

Sponsors geoLOGIC, Stonebridge, Land Information Services, Noah Consulting, EnergyIQ and Informatica came forward to make this event possible and affordable for attendees. The PPDM Association looks forward to continuing community building events around the world, including the upcoming Calgary Data Management Symposium, Tradeshow & AGM.

Jess Kozman leads the field trip at the Brisbane Data Management Workshop, July 30, 2015.

Attendees from the Oklahoma City Data Management Luncheon, August 11, 2015.

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