Digital Transformation Progress Workshop

October 10, 2019 - Calgary, Alberta

Join Digital Transformation Council members and ARC Advisory Group analysts for a half-day meeting to discuss Digital Transformation Progress. Nearly every company has a digital transformation initiative. Everyone is in transition; no company has completed its journey.

Learn from ARC analysts about digitalization progress to date, including a discussion of organizational challenges. Interact with industry peers to discuss emerging practices, successes, and lessons learned.


7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 AM The Challenges We Face
Attendees introduce themselves and the challenges they face.
9:00 - 9:30 AM

Digitalization Progress to Date
Presentation by ARC, to discuss survey results, emerging practices, and lessons learned.

9:30 - 10:15 AM

User Experiences
Interactive discussions, led by end users, to discuss digital transformation successes and challenges​.

10:15 - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 - 11:00 AM​

User Experiences, continued

11:30 – 12:00 PM​

Breakout Discussions
Brainstorm with your peers what may be possible for improving efforts within your company.

12:00 - 1:00 PM Wrap-up and Networking Luncheon

To Register

This workshop is for end users only.   The Workshop fee is $295 (fee is waived for ARC Advisory Service clients). 

Please contact us to register.


WCP - Western Canada Place (Husky Energy Headquarters Building)
707 8th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 1H5

The Workshop will be located in Conference Room B, +30 Level of Atrium (3rd floor).  Attendees can go directly to the Conference Center using the Atrium escalators.

Workshop Team

Michael Guilfoyle

Research Director
ARC Advisory Group

Mike GuilfoyleOver two decades, Michael has assisted organizations, including numerous Fortune 500 companies, in identifying and capitalizing on growth opportunities presented by the modernization of the energy, manufacturing, technology, and telecommunications industries.  Michael's expertise is in analysis, positioning, and strategy development for companies facing transformational market drivers.  At ARC, he applies his expertise to developments related to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and advanced analytics, including machine learning.  Michael has held multiple senior management positions in business and market strategy.  Just prior to joining ARC, he was a key contributor on Oracle's global industry strategy team for utilities.  During that time, he spearheaded many strategic planning and go-to-market initiatives covering topics such as utility business model evolution, advanced distribution management, operational analytics, distributed energy, mobility, asset management, workforce modernization, and knowledge management.

Peter Reynolds

Contributing Analyst
ARC Advisory Group

Peter ReynoldsPeter performs research into process and technology areas such as optimization, asset performance management, and data analytics. He brings more than 25 years of professional experience as an oil and gas subject matter expert.  Peter is a distinguished thought leader, strategist, and speaker, with an extensive history of practical experience in refinery automation, safety, and IT.  He has also published several whitepapers related to digital transformation and frequently speaks at technical conferences throughout North America and the EMEA region.  Prior to joining ARC, Peter served as the Manager of Automation and IT at Irving Oil in Saint John, New Brunswick, which operates Canada's largest refinery, eight petroleum terminals, and over 800 retail locations in Canada and the US.  Previous positions at Irving included leading the Irving Oil Refining Growth team to develop the process control and automation strategy for a Greenfield joint venture refinery with BP, and Saint John Refinery Automation Systems Leader.

Paul Steinitz

Strategic Services Director
ARC Advisory Group

Paul SteinitzPaul is a member of the Business Development Team, focusing on North American end user clients.  He has over 35 years of experience in the automation industry, including positions in sales, marketing, and product management.  Prior to ARC, Paul worked for Siemens (Moore Products), Invensys (Foxboro), and Westinghouse.  He has been directly involved in the application of process control systems in the power (nuclear and fossil), chemical, oil & gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and other industries.  Paul's international experience includes positions as Director of Western Europe Systems Sales (Netherlands) and Managing Director, Asia-Pacific (Singapore) for Moore Products.

About The Digital Transformation Council

This Workshop is provided as a service of The Digital Transformation Council and ARC Advisory Group. 

Digital Transformation CouncilThe Digital Transformation Council is a collaborative technology end user organization of industry, energy, and public sector owner/operator professionals. For more information, please visit