Data Bytes Virtual Event - April 27

Data Bytes Virtual Event - April 27
Please join us on April 27, 2021, for our next Data Bytes Virtual Event! This event is eligible for one CPDA Professional Development Unit.

Welcome to our Data Bytes Virtual Event!

PPDM Association Data Bytes events are regular short one and a half hour virtual events designed to inform and educate the community, while also providing valuable virtual networking opportunities. Thank you to the Houston Leadership Team for coordinating this event.


Chad Van Buskirk, the PPDM Association's Reference Values List Work Group
Will present a talk entitled
"Rejuvenated Focus on Reference Values"

Description: Please join us for the April Data Byte as we discuss the work the Reference Values List Work Group has been diligently up to.  We will be discussing the Reference Values List Work Group process, where to access published lists and what is coming down the pipeline for this group.

Presenter biography: Chad Van Buskirk as a professional environmental engineer with 20+ years’ experience in the oil & gas world, working in 9 countries and 5 continents in that time. Chad has championed field rollouts of O&G software platforms with a drive for efficiency in operations and data quality. He is now passionately leading innovation in the digital transformation of the O&G Completions space -through the IIoT and intelligent systems. At IWS, Chad’s team is pioneering the autonomous frac site through uncompromising physical controls and the digital logic loops of the inVision PaaS. Chad has worked as an engineer in completions technology, a fracturing engineer, and in well services as a business development technical sales account representative. Chad has also held a field service manager role, managing 4 countries in well construction. Chad couples worldwide experience with technical knowledge bringing value at the local level. In Nov 2020 Chad received his CPDA certification with the PPDM and is also midway through an MBA program with UCW in Vancouver.

Location and Timing

This virtual luncheon will take place on our virtual platform on April 27 at 11:45am Central Canada/USA time. This will be a virtual event using our Remo platform -  It is important that you register 24 hours in advance so you can be added into the system - you will receive an email from Remo with the link and how to set up an account, you may need to check your junk mail folder for the email. The email you register with is the email added to Remo, so if you need a different email used, please let us know. We recommend you read our 'How To' document for helpful hints to log in. For any technical help, please email

The general agenda for this event:
15 minutes - Platform opens up, attendees login, and networking time
5 minute PPDM update
5-10 minute sponsor spotlight
30-40 minute presentation by Chad and the Reference Values List Work Group
15 minutes of networking time with other attendees


Members: Free
Non-Members: $10 (towards Admin fees)
Registration is required in advance to attend this event.

Professional Development Units

This event is eligible for:
To learn more about Professional Development Units (PDU) and the CPDA Certification Program, please visit our Certification Page.

Calendar Invitation

This Calendar invitation is here for download. Please note: the Calendar invitation does not register you to attend.

Thank You!

Thanks to all of you who support the new Data Bytes events within our data management community!

A special thanks to our sponsors for hosting this event. Without the support of sponsors, events of this nature would not be possible.

We are still seeking a sponsor for this event.

If you would like more information on the PPDM Association events or opportunities for sponsorship, please feel free to contact us

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4/27/2021 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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