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Q&A with Greg Cooper, New Hire VP Sales & Channels

Describe your professional history?

“My professional history is around technology and software apps that are mission critical to the customers that I serve, and working w/ direct and channel partners to help end customers realize the value of those solutions. Learning. Learning about how businesses operate and how they can adjust to improve. Once I learn, I start to get very involved in those transformations, both with our internal team, our Partners and our Customers.”

A Q&A Series on the Value of Prescriptive Analytics in Oil & Gas - Part III

This is a 3-part Q&A series with Chris McManaman, Director Commodity Trading and Risk Management, CGI Global

CGI has used enterprise-wide optimization for many use cases—what are the primary ones you’ve focused on? Why have you chosen to focus on those particular use cases?

A Q&A Series on the Value of Prescriptive Analytics in Oil & Gas - Part II

This is a 3-part Q&A series with Chris McManaman, Director Commodity Trading and Risk Management, CGI Global

How would you describe Prescriptive Analytics’ impact potential in the Energy/Oil & Gas market, especially as compared to other forms of advanced analytics?

Prescriptive analytics enables you to leverage all your data analytics to produce better decisions more quickly. It pulls all the other advanced analytics domains together to create the analytics that people actually wanted in the first place. You can use the lessons in descriptive and diagnostic analytics to understand the constraints and correlations involved in making decisions. You can use predictive analytics to determine where you want to position yourself.

A Q&A Series on the Value of Prescriptive Analytics in Oil & Gas - Part I

This is a 3-part Q&A series with Chris McManaman, Director Commodity Trading and Risk Management, CGI Global

Let’s talk about your career progression—how did you end up where you are today?

I have spent 25 years in helping energy trading and risk management operations obtain the most value from their software implementations from solution architect, integration architect, ETRM implementer, business intelligence architect, prescriptive analytics, operational intelligence, legacy application and data retirement and massive fortune 500 energy trading and supply chain transformation projects. I even helped build a natural gas online exchange in the early 2000’s. In terms of commodities, I have worked on natural gas, NGL, power, crude oil, grains and oil seeds solutions.

Q&A with Eric McBride at Barkawi Management Consultants

Q&A with Eric McBride, Operational Excellence Practice Lead, Barkawi 

Background

  • What is your role within the company? I’m the Operational Excellence Practice Leader. I work in the North America office with about half of the company, but we are actually based in Munich.
  • What are Barkawi’s major goals over the next 5 years? Growth! We want to grow our revenue by 5X over the next 5 years.
  • With whom are you currently partnered? Kinaxis is our main partner right now. We also work with PTC Corporation, E2Open, and Service Max.
  • How did you first hear about River Logic? We first met River Logic at the annual Gartner Supply Chain Conference in Phoenix, AZ back in 2016.

 

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