Nov. 20, 2019


Digital transformation is the process of adjusting data practices to take advantage of new technologies and methods. Firms need to be deliberate and strategic about data management, including about the internal and external transparency of different types of data. Even as the rate of data generation in the industry is accelerating, the market pressure for improved operational efficiency demands that employees have faster access to more comprehensive internal data. A slew of new options for enabling internal data transparency are being explored, with some best practices emerging. This panel will explore some of those best practices. At the same time, operators are facing conflicting pressure both to share their data with one another for the sake of improved learning for all as well as to safeguard their data as valuable assets capable of yielding key competitive advantages. This panel will explore how leaders can navigate this pressure depending on the type of data and the situation in question.



  • Melinda East, Head of Data Management for the US, Equinor: data governance today and into the future
  • Jeremy Graybill, Head of Data Science & Data Analytics, Anadarko: importance of good data from a data science and data analytics perspective
  • Alec Walker, CEO at : digital unstructured textual (DUT) file management case studies yielding more efficient and informed decision-making



Each of the three will give a short presentation on their topics followed by a panel discussion moderated by Jim Claunch.


Jim Claunch

Member of the SPE GCS Digital Transformation Study Group; Digital Transformation Thought Leader and Senior Advisor at Bain & Company.

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Date and Time

Wed, Nov. 20, 2019

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Equinor Auditorium

Equinor Auditorium, 2107 CityWest Blvd
Houston, Texas 77042
United States of America