Process Industries Conference Agenda

Sunday, October 10 – Arrival

Afternoon Citrus Piazza and Venetian Foyer
4-7pmWelcome Reception
Only available in-person
Only available in-person

Monday, October 11 (day 1)

Morning Combined Session – Venetian 4-5
7:00amRegistration Opens – Hotel Conference Center
8:30amSimTech 2021 Opening Remarks and Introductions
Jody Ryan, Chief Commercial Officer, CORYS Inc.
9:00amCEO Adress
Nicolas Lacand, CEO, CORYS Inc.
9:15amKeynote Address – “Convergence of physical and digital systems, building digital plants in parallel with their physical twins”
Anthonie Cilliers, Senior Manager, Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical, Kairos Power

Bille Stone
10:30am Keynote Address – “The Last Terrestrial Frontier – and the Pending Competition between Man and Machine to Explore it”
William C. Stone, PhD, P.E., CEO, Stone Aerospace, Inc., CEO, Sunfish, Inc. President, United States Deep Caving Team
Bille Stone
11:30am Break
12:00pm Lunch
1:15pmHydrocarbons Welcome Remarks
Greg Dearwater – VP Business Development, CORYS Inc.
1:20pmA Formula for Accelerating Autonomous Anomaly Detection
Bob Drabbant, Automation & Digital Solutions Technical Advisor, ABB
1:40pmKBR Licensor OTS & Training Services for Ammonia Plants
Shoujun Bian, OTS & APC, Technology-Led Industrial Solutions, KBR
2:20pmDigital Twin Builds Resilience in Process Control
Kedar Kottawar, Design Consultant, Sis-Tech
2:40pmDynamic Simulation Accelerates Largest Petrochemical Complex Start-up
Sandy Bouissa, US Regional Digital Lead, ABB
3:00pmSimulation for the Growing Renewables Market
David de Gruyl, Advanced Applications Manager, Axens
3:30pmCORYS Hydrocarbon OTS Partner Panel Participating Companies
4:30pm Day 1 Adjourned
7-10pm Social Event
Margaritaville at Universal City Walk

Tuesday, October 12 (day 2)

8:50amAwards and day 2 announcements
Greg Dearwater – VP Business Development, CORYS Inc.
9:00amUnexpected Results and Benefits of Dynamic Simulation
Matt Babiy, Process Safety Operator, Keyera
9:20amPreparing for Critical Decision Making; Applying Cognitive Psychology to Process Operations
Ron Besuijen, Training Specialist, Major Petrochemical Manufacturer
09:40amOperational Excellence through Dynamic Simulation
Domingo Escalante, Juan Carlos, Downstream Training and Operational Excellence Consultant, Project Leader, Ecopetrol
10:20am Dynamic Simulation for Safeguard Effectiveness
Kedar Kottawar, Design Consultant, Sis-Tech
10:40am Leveraging the Cloud for Cross-Site Training
Nathan Leonard, Business Development Director, CORYS Inc.
Sarah Grace Mitchell, Business Development Manager, CORYS, Inc.
11:00am CORYS Product Road Map
Peter Herbert – COO, CORYS Inc.
11:20am Break
11:40am TBD
12:00pm Lunch

1:30pmCORYS Hydrocarbon OTS End User Panel Participating Companies
Dow, BP, Nova Chemicals, Chevron Phillips Chemicals, Keyera
4:30pmDay 2 Adjourned