2015 LATAM Regional Conference on June 16th and 17th


Adam Taqui

Adam Taqui has over 16 years of experience with OSIsoft.He progressed from Field Sales Account Manager to Regional Sales Manager to Vice President of Americas.Prior to joining OSIsoft, he worked in field sales at Honeywell, Bailey Controls (now ABB) and Emerson Electric for over 14 years combined.

Adam earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University.

Adrian Horacio Pavesi

Adrian got a BS degree from Universidad Champagnat (Mendoza, Argentina) in 2004 as an Information Systems Licensee. He got a postgraduate degree in 2013 in Information Technology and has developed a solid career as an Infrastructure and Real time Operation Systems Expert.

Since 2012 he has worked as the Automation Team Leader at Sinopec Argentina E&P. Before that, he spent 6 years as Automation Specialist and Information Technology Coordinator at Occidental Argentina E&P.

He started his professional career in 2004 as a Project Manager and PI System Administrator at YPF in Golf San Jorge Basin (upstream BU).

Adrian has over twenty years of experience in architecture and development of control systems. He has developed a number of connectivity projects in oil fields using different technologies such as SDH, PDH and Wireless Broadband Technologies.

He has extensive experience in project management with OPC, TCP / IP technologies and SCADA applications servers.

Alessandro Diniz

Alessandro Diniz is a geotechnology professional with 22 years of experience. He has a bachelor’s degree in System Analysis and a graduation degree in IT and started his career as Geoprocessing and Remote Sensing Analyst. He was GIS (Geographic Information System) consultant in companies such as Vale O&G and Petrobrás. He also worked as Project Manager in the GIS implementation in energy companies.

He is currently responsible for the product’s portfolio and GIS services at Imagem for the O&G industry and integrates the Solutions Sales Team for this market.

Anderson Amaral

Anderson Amaral holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, concentration in Energy and Automation from University of São Paulo, Brazil and a Post-Graduation in IT Management.

He worked as senior consultant in Manufacturing Execution Systems implementation, including planning, installation, and customizing to improve OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) and increase production for industries. In addition to Project Coordination and Implantation of SAP MII (Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) and Production Information Management Systems (PIMS).

In OSIsoft since 2009, currently, he works as System Engineer in Latin America, providing sales support, acting as expert to answer questions, explaining the value of the PI System and suggesting business solutions.

Ary Pinto Ribeiro Filho

Counsellor and Director of the Electric Power Trading Chamber -CCEE. Executive of the energy industry, with deep experience in the Brazilian electric sector with over thirty years of experience, the last 11 in the director position. Strategic vision, with knowledge and management of the technical and market areas. Strong results orientation, adding innovations and excellence in execution. He acted in technical and commercial areas in the generation, transmission, distribution, regulation and commercialization of energy, always in large organizations like Celtins, Celpe, NC Energy, Aneel and CHESF.

He directed the technical and commercial areas of Celpe and he was manager of the NC Energy and CHESF. It was Special Advisor to the Board of Aneel. Directs the technical area of ​​Celtins. Specializations in Japan and the United States. He was professor of business model of the electric sector, the MBA Electricity Distribution and MBA coordinator of Intelligent Networks (Smart Grid) at the University of Pernambuco - UPE.

He has bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration - UFPE, Master of Business Administration - UFPE, Specialization in Theory and Operation for the Modern National Economy - GWU (Washington DC), Specialization in Electric Power Development - JICA (Tokyo and Sendai - Japan), Specialization in planning Operation and Expansion of Electric Power Systems - Unicamp, Advanced APG - Amana Key.

Craig Harclerode

Craig Harclerode is a 35 year O&G industry veteran in the use of automation and information technologies to improve the performance and profitability of O&G and Petrochemical organizations.  He is a global O&G industry visionary and thought leader who is experienced in assessing current use of information and automation technologies, developing strategies and plans to drive business value, and improving organizational efficiency and sustainability defined by a company’s ability to adapt and endure over time. 

In his current role as the Global O&G Business Development Executive at OSIsoft, Craig consults with O&G companies globally on how the PI System can add value to their organizations as a strategic real-time integration and applications infrastructure.

Danilo Bordini

Danilo Bordini has bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from FATEC (Sorocaba, Brazil) and a graduate degree in Marketing from FGV. Certified as MCSE and MSCA in Windows 2000 / 2003 / 2008. He works in the IT area since 1996, with experience in Software Development and Computer Networks. Presently, his job title is Technical Evangelist Manager, leading the Software Development & Infrastructure team. It is a job where he can reconcile his Business and Innovation passion. Lately, he discuss technological trends with partners, clients and technical community’s members. Such as Mobile Development, Cloud Computing, IT Consumerization, Social Media and Apps.

David Thomason

David Thomason is the Industry Principal for Power Generation at OSIsoft. He has 29 years of experience in the application of information technology to the requirements of the concessionaire of electricity and power generation industry. David is an active advocate in the use of advanced analysis and to increase business value technologies.

He worked at GenOn Energy, RRI, Rellant Energy and HL & P, where his responsibilities included the management of multi markets such as Energy Management System, Silver and Analytical Data Systems and Unfolding Software and SAP Work & Materials Management.

Eduardo Zanin

Eduardo Zanin holds bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, graduate degree in Organization, Systems and Methods from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina and in Web Software Development from Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, and MBA in Project Management from the FIA/USP and in Business Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

He works at Petrobrás since 2003 and currently coordinates a distributed team between Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, composed by systems analysts and automation engineers. Eduardo is responsible for the TIC administration to the Energy Operations and Participations Management. Besides, he manages the industrial automation projects planning for all business areas that involves Natural Gas and Energy.

Emerson Molina

Emerson Molina, Civil Engineer with Project Management MBA from FIA (“Fundação Instituto de Administração”), with over 20 years of professional experience. After working in big civil companies, acting in major construction projects, he started his career at Comgás in 2003 where Emerson had the opportunity of working in different areas such as Expansion, Technical Support and Emergency. Nowadays he is responsible for the Control Room where the natural gas volume distributed by Comgás is managed through City Gates, ERPs (pressure reduction stations) and major clients monitoring.

With the challenge of maintaining the area updated in relation to the available technologies, he has been developing improvement projects utilizing PI System, SCADA e SAP.

Gabriel Rezende de Oliveira Nascimento

Gabriel Nascimento has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a graduation degree in chemical processes from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). He started his career as Process Engineer at Oxiteno and continue it at Solvay, where he has the Senior Process Engineer’s job title and is responsible for the Acidic Acid plants and N2O abatement at Solvay. He worked with continual processes and in batch with process optimization focus, he also worked in projects of new and modified plants in Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela. During this time, he worked with several types of data acquisition and process control systems. His experience with the PI System started when he entered in Solvay and it is consolidating with projects execution and articulation of PI System related subjects for the polyamide segment and specialties in Brazil.

Gary Wong

Gary Wong is OSIsoft’s Principal, Global Water Industry and has 20 years of extensive international experience providing sustainable, strategic and cost-effective business solutions, particularly in the water industry. Prior to joining OSIsoft, he was the Manager, Corporate Applications at Metro Vancouver and has also held previous positions in senior management and consulting. Additionally, Gary has worked with major international organizations in both the public and private sector on Operations, IT strategy, planning, sustainability, and engineering. Mr. Wong holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, is registered as a Professional Engineer in Computer Engineering, holds an M.B.A. from the Queen’s School of Business and is also a Chartered Professional Accountant.

João Carlos Cunha

João Carlos Cunha is a Development Engineer at the Compania Siderúrgica Nacional since 2011. He has bachelor’s degree in Control and Automation Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (2009), and a graduation degree in Company’s Administration from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (2014). João has experience in automation and information technology in the Metals & Mining industry. He was one of the authors of the project that won the Arcelor Mittal Tubarão Quality and Productivity award in 2009. He has a Maintenance Equipment Management System patent (INPI - 2010).

José Sidnei Colombo Martini

Mr. Martini holds a master degree and a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, also he is currently professor at the “Escola Politécnica da USP”. He has specialization in power transmission, substations, transmission lines, control centers, automation systems integration, networks and smart cities. Member of the Advisory Board of CienTec Park, Trustee Member of FITec (Foundation for Technological Innovation), Member of the Brazilian National Committee of Electricity Production and Transmission Cigré Brazil, Member of the ITS Management Council (Institute of Technology and Software), Scientific Accessor of FAPESP (Foundation for the Research of State of Sao Paulo), Member of Union of Sao Paulo State Engineers Technological Council, Associate Researcher of GESEL (Group of Electricity Sector Studies at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), Academic Director of the Training and Study Center on Energy; Member of the State Council of Energy Policy for the State of Sao Paulo, Member of the Advisory Council of the CNTU (National Confederation of University Workers Regulated), Director of the Department of Infrastructure - DEINFRA - the Federation of São Paulo State Industries (FIESP).

He will be participating in the Panel of the Electrical Distribution Sector.

Juvenor Pereira da Silva Júnior

Juvenor has bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, a graduation degree in Computer Science and a MBA in Management Development. At the beginning of his career, he worked in systems development and banking automation. When he joined Eletrobrás in 1987, he began his career in Supervision and Control Systems, working in the team that implemented the CNOS - National Center for System Operation. Over 28 years working with Supervision and Control Systems, he participated in maintenance processes, operation, upgrade and systems upgrade utilized by Eletrobrás and later on by ONS, in which he joined in 2000 as Senior Systems Analyst. He is currently the Executive Director of Supervision and Control at ONS.

Kevin Walsh

Kevin P. Walsh is the OSIsoft Global Industry Principal for Transmission/Distribution and Smart Grid. Walsh has been working at OSIsoft for five years. Prior to joining OSIsoft, he worked with Alsom/AREVA and SAP. At Alstom T&D/AREVA T&D he focused on large utilities for medium/high voltage switchgear and critical operational software. At SAP he was Industry Principal for Utilities and played a critical role in SAP’s working groups to drive SAP’s software direction for Smart Metering and Smart Grid. Walsh also has extensive experience with software for time series data as it applies to billing, central markets and operations.

Lance Fountaine

Lance Fountaine joined OSIsoft in October 2013 as director of Industry Metals and Mining after a twenty-year career in the aluminum industry (Alcoa Global Primary Metals).

In his last work before leaving Alcoa, Lance was responsible for the implementation of best practices in the industry with the development of applications in manufacturing. This work was based on the adoption of the PI System and data infrastructure to support the efforts of continuous improvement, operational excellence and sustainability of ongoing business.

Márcia Cintra

Marcia has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a graduate degree in Automation and Control Engineering. With over 15 years of experience in the automation area, she acts currently as coordinator of the Automation area in the company Odebrecht Ambiental, from the Odebrecht Group. In this position, her main challenge is to integrate and consolidate the automation systems into a single platform and maximize the benefits of information for the business. 

Márcia Jacobina

Marcia has a bachelor's degree and Master in Computer Science as well as graduation in Finances. With over 20 years of experience in IT at a large company, she has worked in several segments, with special emphasis on data integration and business intelligence. Currently, she works as a Technical Systems and BI Manager at Odebrecht Ambiental, from the Odebrecht Group. In this position, her main challenge is to integrate and consolidate the automation systems on a single platform and manage the Geographic Information System Project (GIS), providing strategic information and maximizing the benefits of information in the business.

Maria Alice

Maria Alice has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UNESP (Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”) in Bauru, São Paulo. She started at OSIsoft as part of the internship program at the beginning of 2013. She was hired as Costumer Support Engineer in 2014 and she is responsible for the PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS installations in LATAM.

Before OSIsoft, Maria Alice did an internship at ZF-Sachs in Araraquara, São Paulo, where she developed a project about Economic Lot Sizing. At the University, she also was part of the aerodesign team.

Martin Otterson

Martin Otterson has more than 15 years of software industry experience and success. Martin joined OSIsoft in 2002. As the Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing, and Industry, Martin leads OSIsoft teams on the effort to maintain market leadership in streaming data and events infrastructure for the energy and manufacturing industries.

Prior to OSIsoft, Martin worked at Cisco Systems, where he was instrumental in the Cisco Systems acquisition of the Unity product line from Active Voice. He began his career at Active Voice, where he provided senior leadership in the Unified Communications marketing and sales strategy and drove strategic partnerships, customer acquisitions, and business development.

Michael Graves

Michael Graves is the Oil and Gas´s Industry Principal in OSIsoft. Michael joined OSIsoft in 2013 after having been for 25 years in leadership roles for organizations focused on information from Fortune 500.

In his current role at OSIsoft, Michael interacts with senior executives of the Business and IT in the oil industry to promote real-time information as a valuable asset to the corporation and teach the unique capabilities of the PI System as a corporate infrastructure for data in real time.

Nelson Fonseca Leite

President of ABRADEE - Brazilian Association of Electricity Distributors. Nelson holds a master degree in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Also, he holds a postgraduate degree in Business Management from IBMEC. Nelson worked as engineer at Nuclear Plant of Angra dos Reis (Rio de Janeiro state) and CEMIG (Electrical Company of Minas Gerais), holding various positions of Manager and Director. He was the National Distribution and Marketing Coordinator of CIER (Regional Energy Integration Commission) and member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Committee of the CIER. He was Director of Regulatory Affairs and Special Projects and Director of Operations of the Distribution Companies of Eletrobrás.

He will be participating in the Panel of the Electrical Distribution Sector.

Raquel Goulart

Raquel holds a graduate degree in Pulp & Paper from the Universidade Federal de Viçosa (Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2013) and a bachelor’s degree in Information System from Universidade do Planalto Catarinense (Santa Catarina, Brazil, 2006). Currently she works at Klabin Papéis as Automation Technical Assistant, with experience in Industrial Automation and Instrumentation, emphasis in advanced controls through SDCD’s, PLC’s and Information Systems such as PI System and Braincube, which integrate sensors in the industry process and ERP’s (SAP).

Meteorology, Instrumentation and Supervision Systems professor in Electrical Engineer and Industrial Engineer courses at Universidade do Planalto Catarinense (UNIPLAC).

Ronaldo Sergio Novaes Manzano

Ronaldo Manzano has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Faculdade de Engenharia Industrial (FEI) and a master’s degree in Mechanics and Automation from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). His job title, currently, is MES Project Senior Manager in Latin and North America at Solvay. His experience with the PI System started in 1990 at Solvay and continues at Rhodia. He developed his master’s thesis using fuzzy logic and PI System tags. As Project Manager, he have been managing medium and large MES projects in France, United States of America and Brazil.

Rosemberg Rocha Leite

Rosemberg Rocha Leite has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Universidade Federal da Bahia. He has seven years of experience in IT projects in the Industrial Automation area, where he already worked as Developer, Solutions Architect, Project Leader and Development Team Leader. He also taught software development classes at Faculdade Área1.

He works at Petrobrás for eight years and currently acts in the IT Project Development Coordination for Industrial Automation, attending several company areas, including Energy and Gas, Oil Exploration and Production and Supply.

Silverio Cavazos Leal

Silverio has an Electric Engineer degree from “Tecnológico de Monterrey” México. He has more than 20 years of experience in the Cement and automation processes industries, he started his first PI System project in 1995.

Silverio joined OSIsoft in 2005, working in multiple areas of the company. Including Sr. Field Service Engineer and Enterprise Project Manager. In this role, he helped different Enterprise Agreement clients to implement a robust OSIsoft infrastructure. Including CEMEX, Gas Natural and Anglo Chile.

He is now Sr. System Engineer for OSIsoft LATAM.

Thomas Keyser

Thomas Keyser has 18 years of experience in power grid operations at PJM Interconnection.  His current role is a Master Dispatcher responsible for the safe and reliable real time operation of the PJM high-voltage electric power grid which spans 13 states in the Mid-Atlantic United States. Keyser’s prior jobs include Generation Dispatcher responsible for balancing electricity supply from power stations with demand from customers while maintaining adequate contingency reserves, and a Master Coordinator responsible for power system load forecasting, generation scheduling, and coordinating and implementing real time energy and transmission schedules.

Walberth Perdigão

Walberth Perdigão holds a degree in Control Engineering and Automation and a MBA in Project Management. He has over 15 years of experience in companies at steel and metallurgical industry area. Intense experience with information technology and industrial automation. Expert in specification, analysis, development and maintenance of systems for industrial processes. Currently, he is member of the team Process Analysis Systems and responsible for PI System issues at VSB.

Walter Flores

Walter is a Professional Instrumentation Expert in Automation and Industrial System Controls. Walter holds a Post-Graduation in Industrial Automation. He has more than 20 years of experience in design, start-up, and maintenance of industrial control systems. Walter developed optimization and improvement for Industrial Systems and development applications and strategies of instrumentation control loops. He implemented and designed PIDS for industrial controls. Walter was trained in handling Emerson Process Management DeltaV Digital Control Systems (DCS) with Foundation Fieldbus field instruments at Emerson Process Management main Headquarters in Southern Peru Cooper, in Peru and Mipac. In Australia, he was Trained in Foundation Fieldbus and Profibus in Brazil and in Delta V graphics and Process Control in the United States. Currently he works in Peru LNG as an Instrument Maintenance Supervisor where has developed the last application.

Walter Longo

President of Grey Brasil and strategy & innovation mentor of the Newcomm Group. Walter holds a master's degree in Business Administration with an MBA by University of California. He has worked as the Regional Manager for LATAM at the Young&Republicam Group as well as the president, in Brazil, of Wunderman Worldwide, TVA, MTV and Newcomm Bates Group. He is the founder of the first entertainment agency in LATAM, Synapsys Marketing e Mídia. 

His presentation in the conference is entitled Management in the Post Digital Era , which will be talking about the current changes in the business management area, suggesting that adaptations are needed in this new post digital environment. In his presentation, Walter will show practical and mesmerizing examples of how companies and professionals must reestablish paradigms and ensure that they have new ways of communicating  with the market.