The Agenda for the February Forum will be released soon, keep an eye on our website!
Was one of your New Years Resolution to enhance your resume? Have you considered earning your CPDA in 2021? The deadline to submit your application for the March 3, 2021, Exam is coming up on January 20, so be sure your application is in now!
The Professional Development Committee (PDC) has been working with external training providers to advance training
options for our petroleum data management community. We are also working with Basecorp to make all PPDM courses
available through our new online training platform. Online training is the best way to keep your skills current and
relevant in today’s ever-changing environment. We are looking for partners to support us as we move our Online
Training to a more sophisticated and useful online learning tool. If your organization is interested in supporting
data professionals and their career growth, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For those interested in accessing the current online training, you can get it at a 50% discount now using the
promotional code: 50OnlineSale2021.
Other initiatives of the PDC include advancement of the competency framework, developing critical surveys to keep
you informed about our professional discipline and keeping our community engaged through various outreach projects.
If you are interested in joining this dynamic team as a volunteer, we are currently recruiting. Please email
email@example.com to learn more.
The PPDM Association would like to thank Ingrid Kristel, Senior Project Manager and lead for the International
Petroleum Data Standards (IPDS) area, for over seven years of service to the PPDM Association and its members. On
Friday, Ingrid will leave PPDM for new adventures. Through the years, Ingrid has been an important member of the
PPDM Association Team as she worked tirelessly with members on programs that make a huge impact on how petroleum
data is managed, and how data professionals are certified. Ingrid’s energy, wisdom, and ability to organize and
multi-task on many ongoing projects and programs have been invaluable and will be deeply missed. We wish her
happiness on her next adventures, and thank her deeply for her time spent with us. We hope you will join us in
thanking Ingrid for her contribution to the Association and the data management community.
For IPDS questions and concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding Certification can be sent to
email@example.com for our Registrar and new oncoming program coordinator.
As the holidays approach, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation for every member of the community, whether you purchased a membership, volunteered on a team, attended an event, or even simply subscribed to our newsletter or visited our website.
Here at the PPDM Association, it has been a year of tremendous experiences. We wanted to take this time to thank our volunteers in all three areas of the PPDM Association, our Community, International Petroleum Data Standards (IPDS) and Professional Development. It is through these amazing and dedicated individuals we continue to grow.
We would also like to acknowledge our Board of Directors, without whom we could not have navigated this challenging year. Their guidance, support and direction has been invaluable to the Association.
We wish every one of you happy and healthy holidays. We look forward to seeing you in 2021.
The PD Catalogue is proving to be a valuable resource for our membership as we round the corner of the end of 2020.
With so many working from home, there seems to be more time for, and interest in online learning. Thanks to our PD
Catalogue workstream volunteers for growing this valuable resource to accommodate this demand.
February 24-25, 2021, will be our two-day February Data Management Forum, focused on a theme of “Using Data to
Optimize Efficiency with the Internet of Things” Organized by the Dallas/Fort Worth Leadership Team, this event will
feature virtual tours along with other interactive elements. If you or your organization is interested in putting
forward an abstract or would like to sponsor, please check out our event page. We’d also like to thank everyone who
attended our virtual events in 2020, we are looking forward to 2021.
The IPDS groups have been busy with its many initiatives and building for the future of the interactive PPDM
applications over the last month. If you would like to discuss any of the existing work or have thoughts on where
you would like to see more focus in the future, we would appreciate hearing from you – firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need you! Each month in the Data Examiner we are profiling great photos taken by our community! We want to see your snapshots and profile them in the Data Examiner and our website, www.ppdm.org. We also want people to get on and vote for their favourite photos. Upload your photo now or vote for your favourites at photocontest.ppdm.org.
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.
If you have a Guest Editorial or Article you’d like to share with the global data management community, or any
feedback on the Examiner, please send it to our Editorial Team at email@example.com. If you haven’t seen your
copy of your Data Examiner, be sure to check your junk mail and your Communications Preferences under your Account at the top of this screen!.