On May 24th, eVision proudly hosted its 5th annual eVision eXchange. The world’s largest control of work summit brought together senior executives in Operations, HSE and IT from leading companies worldwide in oil, gas, (petro)chemicals and pharmaceuticals to view the latest developments in the digital plant ecosystem, and engage on best practices, digital transformation and raising industry safety standards.
Plenary Session: speakers and takeaways
The morning featured keynotes from inspiring industry leaders and eVision clients such as:
- Daniel Moore, Global Business Improvement Manager – PV at Shell
- Jeroen van der Veer, former Chief Executive Officer at Shell
- Joaquín Reyes Vallejo, Chief Information Officer, and Marcos Tuite, Director HSSEQ, at CEPSA
- Kieran O’Brien, Sr. Work Management and Operations Specialist and Advisor at ExxonMobil
Although topics varied from integrating upstream and downstream processes into one way of working, leadership in safety, the harmonisation of processes, and the benefits of globally integrating IT & OT platforms, there was also a common theme throughout each session:
The most successful implementations of digital control of work systems heavily relied on cooperation between departments [or even businesses], a willingness to review and align existing work processes with industry best practices first, and a strong (people) change management strategy.
As communication is often key when trying to affect internal change, the final plenary keynote was given by Mark Jeffries, former Merrill Lynch stockbroker turned communications consultant to some of the world’s largest and most successful organisations. With energy and enthusiasm, Jeffries spoke about ‘The Art of Business Influence’, providing the audience with tangible tools and lessons based on personality types and active listening skills.
Break-outs and Permit Office
After an energising lunch, the programme resumed with breakouts that featured panel discussions on Dynamic Barrier Management; Cloud Solutions; eVision product workshops on Permit Vision, Barrier Vision and iDiagrams, and a Change Management keynote by two experienced Deloitte experts (Paola Overmars, Director Human Capital and Change Management Practice lead and Marina Langevoort, Business Change Manager).
Concurrently, eVision Subject Matter Experts Martien Rutten, Jim Howie and Project Manager Daan Griffioen were available in a permit office where they offered answers regarding and live demonstrations of eVision’s integrated Permit Vision, Shift Vision and Mobility Solutions. The space also showcased Barrier Vision on a Microsoft Surface Hub (55”); an all-in-one multi-touch screen solution that empowers people, groups and organisations to connect and collaborate effortlessly.
Day Closure: ONE Vision
eVision’s Co-founder Neil Currie closed the day by offering a full overview of eVision’s ONE Vision Platform; focusing on the core of the value chain: smart preparation, smart execution, smart room, and smart enterprise. Currie ended by summarising once more the importance of a connected future in which we are all working together towards a zero-incident culture.