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In July 2020, the PPDM Association launched our new Data Examiner – a newsletter filled with Guest Editorials,
updates on the PPDM Association, our Volunteer of the Month, the Photo Contest and more! Many of these articles and
stories are available here on the website, and our Data Examiner Page.
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The Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association would like to welcome six new or returning Directors
to the Board of Directors, following the October 27, 2020, Annual General Meeting.
We would like to welcome back David Hood (geoLOGIC systems), Jamie Cruise (Schlumberger) and Ali Sangster (IHS
Markit) who were re-elected for another term. We would also like to extend our congratulations
to Sue Carr (Katalyst Data Management), Kolleen Kidd (retired), and Daniel Perna (EPAM) on their election to a first
term with the Board.
“I would like to extend my personal thanks to all those who stood for election at yesterday’s AGM, and my
congratulations to those candidates who were elected by the voting membership. I’m sure I speak for all of the
current Directors when I say that I look forward to working with each of you to continue to advance the
sustainability and strategic direction of the PPDM Association.” Allan Huber, Chair of the PPDM Association Board of
Our sincere thank you and appreciation goes out to the Directors who will continue in their terms: Allan Huber
(Shell-Retired), Robert Best (EPAM Systems), Tarun Chandrasekhar (Riversand), James Soos (Infosys) and Curley Thomas
(Chevron). We would especially like to thank Kevin Brunel (Brunel Analytics), Emile Coetzer (Chevron), Paloma Urbano
(Conoco Phillips), and Peter MacDougall (retired) for their hard work and dedicated service as they retire from the
Join the Denver Leadership team on November 17 for our November Data Management Forum, featuring a half day of talks
on the theme ‘Adapting Data Management to a New Cost Focused Reality.” Presentations include “The Role of PPDM in
the Digital Transformation” and “The Art of Data Possible.” Register now to save your spot –
Over the last month the various Committees and Work Groups that make up the IPDS stream
have been busy moving things forward. Here are a few highlights for you.
The Professional Development Committee was very happy to present at the September DM Forum
in September. Heidi-Lynne Balasch and Susan Hopkin walked the virtual group through an update on the work of the PDC
and enjoyed a great response to the Mentimeter. Thank you to all who attended and provided their feedback.
We also extend our thanks to our Corporate member companies who reviewed the draft job descriptions and provided
feedback throughout the month.
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The goal of this series is to inspire community collaboration where professionals working in petrotechnical data management or related fields have access to experienced advisors. Join PPDM for the first in this virtual series on October 14, 2020, featuring a deep dive into the PPDM Association programs. Learn more on our event page.
The Reference Value Listing of easily discoverable resources is growing. This work group is now underway bringing together the comprehensive listing, whether they are developed by the PPDM Association or another authority. If you are interested in participating in this work at either a full listing criteria review level or as a subject matter expert, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PDC has been working hard throughout the summer. Here are the highlights: The Job Families group are collaborating with member companies to review six Job Descriptions. A big thank you to those who are contributing. The PD Catalogue team have also been busy recruiting new training providers - visit our website to learn more. Outreach presented a very active session at the Australia DM Workshop and are already planning for their next presentation (PPDM September Forum). The Surveys group are leaning into a second survey for our membership, which you will have access to early in the new year. We can always use new recruits, so if you’re interested in participating, please email email@example.com.