Energy - Oil & Gas and Utilities

Summary: A New Reality for Oil & Gas

An excellent post from Mike Riegel talks about how things have changed between the Tech industry and the Oil and Gas Industry over the past 20 years. The conversations he once had with his father-in-law who was at Mobil Oil have changed dramatically since the nineties. Oil companies are now  ‘Digitizing’: The Digital Age has come […]

Combating Cyber-Attacks Through Cyber Intelligence & Security: Part One

Hello and welcome to Part One of my new blog series discussing cyber intelligence and security around the critical infrastructure sectors in the U.S. Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly prevalent and threatening to utilities, refineries, military defense systems, water treatment plants and other sectors of our critical infrastructure. Part One of this series details the dangers […]

Bit Stew and Cisco collaborate to bring intelligence and automation to the digital oil field

  I caught up with Franco Castaldini, VP, Marketing at Bit Stew Systems to talk about Bit Stew and Cisco and wanted to know about where Bit Stew are going with product offerings, industry solutions, and customer  engagements. This is what he told me: “It’s an exciting time for Bit Stew Systems as we extend our heritage in […]

Incidence Response – Safety, Reliability and Recovery for Industry and Workers

Dan O’Malley talks about Cisco Systems offerings that are resonating in the Energy Industry and elsewhere. Cisco helps customers pre-plan for storms and to respond to disasters with sophisticated collaboration and device connectivity enabling technologies. Many new technologies enable worker safety and visibility using 2-way radios, smart devices, and mobile broadband “connecting people and devices […]

Industrial Operations Kit shown off at San Diego Conference

You may already have seen the announcement of the Cisco Industrial Operations kit (if not you can read about it here: New Cisco Offerings Help Unlock the Industrial Value of the Internet of Things). As organizations such as utilities, oil, gas and energy companies, and municipalities, look to leverage new IoT applications, demand is growing […]

Seeing is believing – Graphics Conference first day brings together industry players with Cisco

No longer just the domain of gamesters and young-at-heart, the graphics industry is now providing stunning performance to all sorts of industries such as manufacturing, finance, healthcare and design. Perhaps none more so though than the Oil and Gas Industry, as companies explore in harder-to-get-at places and dangers to workers are greater than ever. The GPU […]

The Information Driven Enterprise in a Connected World

Join me at the ARC Industry Forum Europe 2015 –  March 4-5, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – where this year the theme is ‘The Information Driven Enterprise in a Connected World’. “New and emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, predictive analytics, wireless, additive manufacturing, modular and mobile production, cloud computing, mobility, and 3D visualization […]

Summary: Fog Computing Becomes Clearer with Cisco IOx Solution

Many of you may have missed the recent presence of Cisco at DistribuTECH in San Diego last month, so that blog is summarized here and a link to the live blog is given at the end of this summary: At DistribuTECH, Cisco had the pleasure of engaging with attendees, demonstrating how utilities the world over […]

2015 Strategic Directions: Smart Utility Report

Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, specializing in Energy, Water, Telecommunications, Federal, and Management Consulting. Black & Veatch’s annual Strategic Directions Report identifies top of mind issues based on a compilation of data and analysis from an industry-wide survey. The complete report is available from the Black […]