Smarter Natural Resources Podcast Series – Don Barry

Don Barry, IBM Asset Management Practice Leader, discusses the methodologies IBM uses to help clients become smarter businesses in the natural resources industry and beyond.  Click here to listen.

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Smarter Natural Resources Podcast Series – Darcy Lalor

CTO, Energy and MiningIn this podcast, Darcy Lalor, CTO for Energy and Mining within IBM Global Business Services Canada, discusses applying architecture-based approaches proven to optimize IT for big investments in new facilities.  Click here to listen.

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Smarter Natural Resources Podcast Series – Iain Thompson

In this podcast, Iain Thompson, IBM Canada Natural Resources Solution Executive, discussed safety in mining and the use of analytics. Click here to listen.

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Smarter Natural Resources Podcast Series – Maja Veljkovic

In this podcast Maja Veljkovik, Upstream Natural Resource Solution Executive and Research Liaison at IBM, discusses challenges and opportunities in the oil sands. Click here to listen.

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Smarter Natural Resources Podcast Series – Jim K. Simpson

In this podcast Jim K. Simpson discusses his presentation  – “Elevating Business Performance At Asset Intensive Industries”.  Click here to listen.

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Envisioning the Future of Mining

How does an industry over 5,000 years old view its own future? Public perspective sees mining as old, dirty, dangerous and environmentally contentious. Within the business, mining is on a precipice of exciting change. Volatile and emerging markets, new technologies, increased customer demands, a dynamic workforce and riveting business model change poise the modern miner to become different, to become smarter. Looking forward, mining companies will have critical choices to make about every aspect of their business.

Find out more in this IBM white paper – Click here for your copy.

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Helping Manage Natural Resources for a Smarter Planet

IBM’s Geoff Riggs, IBM – Global Services Smarter Planet, explains, in this video, how new technologies can help industries to be more effective and environmentally sustainable

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Helping Oil and Gas Companies Achieve Operational Excellence

As oil and gas exploration and production become increasingly important on an energy hungry planet, natural resource companies have to address a range of tough challenges including:

  • Improving asset analysis
  • Facilitating compliance efforts
  • Planning shutdowns
  • Reducing manual intervention
  • Responding to complex supply chain demands
  • Aligning roles and responsibilities
  • Facilitating continuous improvement

Find out how IBM helps them do it – Click Here

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The IBM Whiteboard Series: Natural Resources

How IBM helps the CEOs of natural resource companies solve the issues that keep them awake at night.  Watch this video to find out how IBM addresses the three key phases in the natural resources industry – exploration, projects, and operations.

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A Smarter, Data Driven, Approach to Natural Resources in Canada – Part 2

In seeking to manage growth and opportunities Canadian natural resource companies are increasingly becoming innovators in the way they use to technology to do.  Some particular areas of focus include:

●Instrument critical assets to access information about the
status of machines or operations, and analyze the information
to improve outcomes, efficacy and performance.

●Integrate asset, production, customer and operational data to
gain new insights and reports on production and key
performance indicators

●Establish remote command centers with visualization and
virtualization technologies, enabling knowledge workers to
live and work remotely while supporting global operations.
●Take advantage of location awareness technologies to
monitor and track assets, people and worker safety.

●Harness event triggers and alerts to monitor production
facilities, warn of shutdowns and breakages, and perform
condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.

●Integrate information from production systems with
planning and customer systems to provide a holistic view of
the business for improved collaboration, coordinated
decision-making and increased organization agility.

To read the Smarter chemicals & petroleum Point of View – Click here.

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