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Digital Disruptors: A Speaker Series for Operational Technology Leaders

Learn from Houston’s digital disruptors.

April 30 | 1 PM – 5:30 PM CDT | FREE

Join us April 30 at Topgolf in Houston for an afternoon that will feature dynamic, oil & gas-focused, Houston-area leaders sharing insights about how connected technologies and a company culture that embraces change can drive innovative solutions.

Afterwards, join us for a round of golf and reception.

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Houston Keynote Speakers

Our line-up of digital disrupting industry leaders

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Gaby Rowe

CEO of Station Houston

Gabriella “Gaby” Rowe is the CEO of Station Houston, the city’s largest hub for startup technology acceleration, corporate innovation and entrepreneurship. Gaby is responsible for taking Station Houston to the next level as a dominant global innovation hub and as Rice University’s partner for content in the development of Houston’s innovation district.

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Scott Christensen

Cyber Practice Leader, GrayMatter

Scott Christensen is responsible for growing and building all facets of GrayMatter’s Cyber Practice. This includes team building, account development, and service development. Also assisted in aligning cyber strategy and alignment with GrayMatter’s digital transformation solutions.

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Paul Casto

Intelligent Assets Leader, GrayMatter

Paul is the Intelligent Assets practice leader at GrayMatter. He focuses on creating measurable value by improving equipment reliability, maintenance performance, and asset integrity. Paul works with customers to create asset health models, apply advanced reliability strategies, and utilize analytics to transform IIoT data into actionable insights.

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Who Should Attend:

  • Manufacturing leaders
  • Operational excellence directors
  • Innovation and Performance directors
  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • HMI/SCADA administrators and managers
  • Plant floor managers
  • Director of engineering
  • Public Works superintendent/director
  • Water/wastewater superintendents

AGENDA

1:00 p.m. – Networking & H’orderves

1:15 p.m. – Welcome

1:20 p.m. – Tackling Digital Transformation Culture Change through a Start-up Lens

Gaby Rowe is the CEO of Station Houston, the city’s largest hub for startup technology acceleration & innovation. She will take us through the culture change attitudes necessary for a digital transformation.

Speaker: Gaby Rowe, CEO of Station Houston

1:45 p.m. – Practical Solutions to Improve Maintenance Performance

It’s essential to develop strategies to identify and deal with key problems, understand root causes and develop a condition-based, rather than time-based, maintenance plan.

Speaker: Paul Casto, Intelligent Assets Practice Leader, GrayMatter

2:15 p.m. – Unraveling the Complexities of Industry 4.0

With over 500 manufacturing plants under our belt, Carson Drake, VP and co-founder of GrayMatter gives a practical approach to Industry 4.0.

Speaker: Carson Drake, VP of Manufacturing Industries, GrayMatter 

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. – Major Operational Technology Cyber Attacks & How to Prevent Them

A briefing on recent hacks and how they started so you won’t expose your company to the same vulnerabilities.

Speaker: Scott Christensen, Cybersecurity Lead, GrayMatter

4:00 p.m. – Transforming Data into Actionable Information

How do you know if your company is paying attention to the right data? An interactive discussion will reveal ways to select the most valuable metrics and how to evaluable them.

Speaker: John Benitz, VP of Professional Services, GrayMatter

4:45 p.m. – Deli Buffet

5:00 p.m. – Optional round of golf with the GrayMatter team

Location

Topgolf Houston

Topgolf – Katy/Houston
1030 Memorial Brook Boulevard
Houston, TX 77084

 

"We’ve found that companies can find disruptive solutions when they commit to a digital transformation roadmap that empowers everyone to improve productivity, lower costs and accelerate innovation."
JIM GILLESPIE, CEO OF GRAYMATTER
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