Agenda as of Wednesday, Oct. 10

  Times subject to change. 



6:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION (Exhibit Hall, lower level)

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

BREAKFAST (Imperial Foyer East, 3rd level)

8:30 - 8:55 a.m.

OPENING SESSION (Imperial Ballroom East, 3rd level)
Welcome, GITA Awards/Association Update

8:55 - 9:45 a.m.

Executive Keynote Panel
Sanjay Paranji, VP Technology, Anardarko; Rene Ramirez, CEO, Blue Sky Evolution; Bryce Brown,  VP Global Strategy Management, ROSEN; and Neal O’Driscoll, President, Novara GeoSolutions

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Networking Break (Imperial Foyer East, 3rd level)

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

PANEL ONE:  Regulatory Panel (Imperial Ballroom East, 3rd level)
Rob Hathaway, Director, The Americas, Airobotics Drones; Chris McLaren, PHMSA

11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

EXHIBITS OPEN (Exhibit Hall, lower level)

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (Exhibit Hall, lower level)


Right of Way Management
(Dogwood Room, 3rd level)

Pipelines 101
(Cottonwood Room, 3rd level)

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Landslide Analysis and Repair using Multi Temporal LiDAR Data. Presenters:  Jonathan Bell, The Williams Companies Inc., Corey Mislinski, GeoStabilization International

Innovative ways to translate Survey Data to usable GIS Information. Presenters:  Patricia Dulban, Integrity Mapping LLC, Stephanie McMath, BSD Consulting Inc.

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Evaluating Airborne LiDAR’s Ability to Identify Pipeline Integrity Geo-hazards. Presenter: Mike Fuller, Quantum Spatial, Inc.

Data to Information to Results; Planning the Pipeline Data Management Roadmap. Presenters:  Lucas Hutmacher, TRC Solutions, Peter Veenstra, Pivvot

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

An Integrated Approach to ROW Management Using Esri - Out of The Box Compliance. Presenter:  Dave Veilleux, G2 Integrated Solutions

New and future pipeline construction projects in the U.S. Brought to you by Energy Web Atlas. Presenter: Josh Allen

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Networking Break / Social Outreach Event (Exhibit Hall)


TRACK: Project Planning/Records Management
(Dogwood Room, 3rd level)

TRACK: GIS Evolution
(Cottonwood Room, 3rd level)

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Starting with the end in mind – Records management through GIS in achieving total TVC compliance. Presenters: Abhay Chand, Petro IT (USA) Inc., Abel Alvarado, Williams

2D to 3D Stationing: A Land Surveying Perspective. Presenters:  Lee Drennan, Micah Richie, Ryan Boudreaux, Morris P. Hebert Inc.

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

EMap - Utilizing Portal Technology to Integrate. Presenter: Tennille Benson, Enbridge Energy

Challenges around enterprise implementation of GIS-centric systems for management of pipeline assets. Presenter: Sam Acheson, ROSEN

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

An Integrated Survey Request Process. Presenters: Jia Liu, Ted Tomes, Anadarko Petroleum Co.

Shifting from data as a source of information into Data as a critical business asset. Presenters: Mauricio Palomino, Tracy Thorleifson, G2 Integrated Solutions

5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Exhibits & Reception (Reception starts at 5:30 p.m.)


6:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION (Exhibit Hall, lower level)

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

BREAKFAST (Exhibit Hall, lower level)

7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

EXHIBITS OPEN (Exhibit Hall, lower level)

8:00 -9:30 a.m.

PANEL TWO: Application of Advanced Technology (Imperial Ballroom East, 3rd level)

Panelists: Muge Wood, Microsoft; Hans Dumke, GIS Director, CoreLogic;

Anthony Herman, Sr. Solutions Architect, Latitude Geographics; Jackie Smith, GIS Database Architect, Williams; Bill Gardner, GIS Manager, American Midstream; Mike LaMont, Pipeline Integrity Services Director, TRC;

Rich Henry, Product Owner, Pivvot

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break (Exhibit Hall, lower level)


TRACK: Pipeline Integrity Management (from a GIS perspective)
(Dogwood Room, 3rd level)

TRACK: Pipeline Safety
(Cottonwood Room, 3rd level)

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Using In Line Inspection Data to Improve Centerline Management. Presenter: Neal O’Driscoll, Novara GeoSolutions

Bringing digital quality assurance to the pipeline supply chain to ensure accessible, traceable, and usable data for pipeline operators. Presenter: Brendan Boyle, Vintri Technologies Inc.

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

ILI Based Pipeline GIS Improvement and Maintenance. Presenters: Danielle Price, Paul McChesney, Global Information Systems

Increased safety though the use of technology. Presenter: Scott Komarek,  Bartlett & West

11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

In-Line Inspection Data in Today’s World: Data Tsunami or Surfable Challenge? Presenter: Alejandro Reyes, ROSEN

Pipeline Integrity

Presenter: Corbin Perez, American Midstream Partners

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (Exhibit Hall, lower level)


TRACK: Data Models
(Dogwood Room, 3rd level)

TRACK: Integrity Management (from a GIS perspective)
(Cottonwood Room, 3rd level)

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Pioneering PODS Lite. Presenters: Jackie Smith, Williams, Patrick Boes, Global Information Systems

Improved System for the Detection, Sizing and Prioritization of Selective Seam Weld Corrosion. Presenter: Matthew Romney, T.D. Williamson

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

The Technical and Business Value of the PODS 7.0 Data Model. Presenter: Peter Veenstra, PIVVOT

The significance of bending strain from XYZ mapping inspections. Presenters: Andy Young, Klaas Kole, ROSEN

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Early adoption by pipeline operators of Esri’s Utility and Pipeline Data Model. Presenter: Jeff Allen, Esri

Enhanced Utilization of In-Line Inspection Inertial Measurement Data. Presenters: Dane Burden, Tod Barker, T.D. Williamson

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break (Exhibit Hall, lower level)

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

PANEL THREE: As-built Best Practices and Survey Data Management (Imperial Ballroom East, 3rd level)

Panelists: Surya Gade, Manager, Pipeline Engineering and Geospatial Engineering Department, Gulf Interstate Engineering; Abhay Chand, Chief Executive Officer, Petro IT (USA) Inc; Rick Roberts, Principal Consultant, Petro IT; Ted Tomes, Spatial Data Director, Anadarko Petroleum


4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Closing Session (Imperial Ballroom East, 3rd level)