OilComm Conference & Exposition
FleetComm Conference
Conference & Exposition | October 3-4, 2018 | Houston Marriott Westchase | Houston, TX

OilComm and FleetComm 2018 Conference

This is your chance to join 1,000+ energy, maritime, and transportation professionals in sessions and keynotes led by industry leaders, walk a densely populated show floor featuring vendors showcasing the latest communications services and solutions, and network with peers at the Houston Westchase Marriott October 3-4, 2018 for OilComm and FleetComm 2018!

Curious what this year’s conference will cover?

  • As many companies transition to data-driven organizations, OilComm and FleetComm’s focus this year is how to marry new technologies to your business, with special emphasis on the impact of automation & machine-learning, cyber-security business cases, and IT/OT convergence strategies.
  • Conference Sessions:
    • Viable, Affordable and Successful IT/OT Convergence Strategies
    • IT/OT Convergence Part 2: Controlling vs. Eliminating Shadow IT
    • The Impact of AI-Powered, Self-Organizing Management Systems on Industrial Fleet Operations
    • The Evolution of Hardware at the Edge: Exploring Satellite/Wireless Integration, Plug-And-Play, and Investing in Innovation
    • How to Host Smarter, Faster Data on your Network: Insights from Industry 4.0’s Most Innovative Companies
    • Big Data, Big Responsibilities: The Business Case for Investing in a Cyber-security Culture
    • …and much more!
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Take a look back at the 2017 Conference!

The conference program features two days of keynotes and sessions designed to spur discussion and foster collaboration among the audience.  No matter the technology – satellite, fiber, wireless – we’re exploring the capabilities and applications being driven by data and digital networks.


  • Colin Fenton, Managing Partner, Blacklight Research gave the Opening Keynote,”From Drillbits to Digibits and Beyond: Why Energy Markets will Always Lead Technological Innovation,” during which he shared predictions about the future specifically related to digitalization, automation, big data and why the next disruptor for the oil and gas industry is… oil and gas itself.
  • Nancy Shemwell, CEO, Entegra Technologies is recognized as a transformational leader in cybersecurity technology. Her keynote “Oil and Gas Industry Cyber Security – If You Think You’re Secure, Think Again” was an eye opener for the audience, and introduced the solutions her company has developed to provide the first line of defense for critical assets.
  • PJ Beylier, CEO, Speedcast addressed and explained the current state of mobile industries, the speed of the nergy market comeback, and ways in which customers can use technology to prepare for unexpected events in the future, in his keynote “Are you Prepared for the Energy Upturn?”

Conference speakers included:

  • Sid Bakker, President, TPSC Rail
  • John Brelesky, Director of Global Package Mobility Solutions, UPS
  • Adil Berdai, Senior Product Manager, Motorola
  • Aaron Blackstone, Chief Information Security Officer, Texas Homeland Security
  • Arnaud Feletin, IT Manager, Networks, Hess Corporation
  • Gregg Garrett, Sr ITS Field Support Analyst, Anadarko Petroleum
  • Brian GoreTeam Lead, Global Data Network Operations, Chevron Information Technology Company
  • James Morrison, Computer Scientist, Cyber Task Force, FBI/Houston
  • Noe Ramos, Sr. Strategic Deal Executive, Emerging Technologies, T-Systems North America
  • Reza Rasoulian, VP, Global Connectivity & Shipboard Technology Operations, Carnival Corporation & PLC

OilComm sessions included:

  • How Big Data and Automation Impacts Efficiency and Economics for Energy Industries
  • Cutting-Edge Comms Hardware: Smart Adaptive Technology on the Ground
  • Overcoming Your Fear of the Cloud: Network Security and Latency Issues at the Mobile Site
  • Oil & Gas Decision-Makers Go Digital: Commercial Analytics Tools for Business Growth

FleetComm sessions included:

  • Mobile Connectivity Demands for Land-Based Cargo and Passenger Transportation: From Trains to Highway Lanes
  • How NOT to Store and Secure Sensitive Data in the Age of IoT: Industry Pros Identify the Most Common Network Security Mistakes
  • Advanced Fleet Tracking: Observe and Manage Your Assets in Real Time
  • Connecting the Upcoming Cruise Ship Passenger Boom: Is There Enough Bandwidth to Meet Customer Demand?
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