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Does the Oil and Gas Industry Have the Right Organizational Culture for Digital Transformation? -- Interview with Helen Gilman
Recorded On: 05/22/2019
Many project look-backs from unsuccessful digital transformation projects point to the lack of the right organizational culture for the adoption of digital oilfield solutions. What is the right organizational culture for a data-driven enterprise? What is the role of executives versus bench level engineers? What is the importance of standardization versus local customization? How can an effective change management program help lower the barriers to adoption? These are some of the questions that will be asked during this interview.
Tune in to this 30-minute interview to gain insight into this industry expert’s personal views and professional experiences on why many digital transformation projects fail, due to the lack of organizational culture.
Interview with: Helen Gilman, VP at Wipro, Oil & Gas Consulting and Solutions
Interviewed by: Jim Crompton, Reflections Data Consulting / CO School of Mines
Partner, Wipro Energy
Helen Gilman is a Partner within Wipro’s Energy, Natural Resources and Utilities Consulting practice. Helen started her career with Sema Group in the UK, working in the public sector and utilities industry on IT and business consulting projects. In 2000, she moved to SAIC and the oil and gas industry, with SAIC’s oil and gas practice being acquired by Wipro in 2011.
Since 2002 Helen has been focused on the Digital Oil Field (DOF) arena and has worked on DOF projects for operating companies across the world over the last 17 years. She has broad experience of developing and implementing DOF strategies and solutions including collaboration environments and integrated operation centres. She has worked with global super-majors, national oil companies, independent oil and gas companies and small unconventional producers, helping them identify ways in which new and emerging digital technologies can deliver value to their business, and tackling the associated challenges of change management, organisation and cultural change, solution sustainability and leadership.
Helen has served on the committees for SPE workshops and conferences across the world on Intelligent Energy, Digital Oil Field and Integrated Operations, and has published and presented several papers on various aspects of DOF strategy and implementation.
She holds a BSc in Biophysics from Leeds University, and a Ph.D in Biophysics from Manchester University.
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