• 2017 Operations & Process Technology Summit

    Sunday, October 1 - Wednesday, October 4, 2017
    JW Marriott Austin
    110 E 2nd Street
    Austin, TX 78701

    Schedule of Sessions and Special Events


    Sunday October 01, 2017

    03:00 pm - 05:00 pm Pre-Conference Seminar - The Alkylation Seesaw: Managing Shifts Between Refining & Petrochemicals Demand Through Creative Processing of Opportunity Feedstocks

    Presented by DuPont Clean Technologies

    Space is limited and advanced registration is required. For more information contact Jeannie Branzaru by phone, 913-327-3552, or email.*

    03:00 pm - 06:30 pm Registration - Badge Pick-up

    05:30 pm - 06:30 pm The Summit Kickoff Networking Event -

    Kickoff Sponsored by Crystaphase


    Monday October 02, 2017

    07:00 am - 08:00 am New Manager Morning Mixer -
    This is a new event for those who are about to or have just entered into a formal supervisory or managing role. Whether you are comfortable and well-trained or nervous and have lots of questions, come meet like-positioned peers who can share with you their experience and boost your team’s performance.
    Open to those who have been managers/supervisors for 5 years or less and those who will become managers/supervisors in the next year.

    07:00 am - 06:30 pm Registration

    08:00 am - 08:55 am General Session -
    Featuring:
    image
    Bill O'Connor
    Innovation Strategist
    Autodesk, Inc.

    09:00 am - 10:00 am Concurrent Sessions -
    • Cybersecurity
    Keynote:
    image
    Jerald Dawkins
    President
    True Digital Security

    • Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies
    Keynote:
    image
    Michael Baldea
    Assistant Professor
    University of Texas at Austin
    The Automation Systems' Engineers of the Future

    • Principles & Practices – Emerging Leaders Town Hall
    • Q&A and Discussion Session – Gasoline Processes

    10:00 am - 10:15 am Coffee Break

    10:15 am - 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions - Continued -
    • Cybersecurity
    • Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies
    • Principles & Practices – Emerging Leaders Town Hall
    • Q&A and Discussion Session – Gasoline Processes

    12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall

    02:00 pm - 03:30 pm Concurrent Sessions -
    • Cybersecurity
    • Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies
    • Principles & Practices – Gasoline Processes
    • Q&A and Discussion Session – Hydroprocessing

    03:30 pm - 03:45 pm Refreshment Break

    03:45 pm - 05:15 pm Concurrent Sessions - Continued -
    • Cybersecurity
    • Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies
    • Principles & Practices – Gasoline Processes
    • Q&A and Discussion Session – Hydroprocessing

    05:15 pm - 06:30 pm Reception in Exhibit Hall


    Tuesday October 03, 2017

    07:00 am - 05:00 pm Registration

    08:00 am - 10:00 am Concurrent Sessions -
    • Cybersecurity
    • Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies
    • Principles & Practices – Hydroprocessing
    • Q&A and Discussion Session – Crude/Vacuum Distillation & Coking

    10:00 am - 10:15 am Coffee Break

    10:15 am - 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions - Continued -
    • Cybersecurity
    • Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies
    • Principles & Practices – Hydroprocessing
    • Q&A and Discussion Session – Crude/Vacuum Distillation & Coking

    12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall

    02:00 pm - 03:30 pm Concurrent Sessions -
    • Cybersecurity
    • Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies
    • Principles & Practices – Crude/Vacuum Distillation & Coking
    • Q&A Session – FCC

    03:30 pm - 03:45 pm Refreshment Break

    03:45 pm - 05:15 pm Concurrent Sessions - Continued -
    • Cybersecurity
    • Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies
    • Principles & Practices – Crude/Vacuum Distillation & Coking
    • Q&A and Discussion Session – FCC

    05:15 pm - 06:45 pm Women in Refining Reception - Reception open to registered women only.
    Join us for this opportunity to both share and learn professional development strategies and build a network of women leading our industry, as you relax after two days of intense learning.

    Start your evening off with a brief inspirational keynote speaker followed by a lively discussion on the book “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg (e.g. “what did you like or dislike about this book?”). Then you will have the opportunity to participate in our signature attraction “SPEED NETWORKING” (think of speed dating!) to meet and greet new and old friends.

    Reception Sponsored by W. R. Grace & Co


    Wednesday October 04, 2017

    07:30 am - 10:00 am Registration

    08:00 am - 09:30 am Concurrent Sessions -
    • Cybersecurity Exercise – See KIPS Scenario
    • Principles & Practices – FCC
    • Principles & Practices – Fostering Profitability

    08:00 am - 11:00 am KIPS Scenario – A Cybersecurity Exercise -
    Sponsored by SANS Institute

    SANS Institute utilizes the KIPS platform to provide a realistic scenario that challenges participants to make business continuity and cybersecurity strategy decisions in response to current cyber threats. The interactive experience is both fun and educational and can be enjoyed by players at all levels of cybersecurity expertise.

    09:30 am - 09:45 am Coffee Break

    09:45 am - 11:00 am Concurrent Sessions - Continued -
    • Cybersecurity Exercise – See KIPS Scenario
    • Principles & Practices – FCC
    • Principles & Practices – Fostering Profitability