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2018 International Software Summit - Americas

DNV GL is pleased to invite you to the International Software Summit in New Orleans from September 24-27

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Event Information

  • Where:

    New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

  • Venue:

    JW Marriott, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

  • When:
    24 September - 27 September 2018
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  • Delegates Fee:

    $575 standard attendance

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2018 International Software Summit - Americas

The 2018 International Software Summit - Americas will be a three-day event engaging users in a variety of product seminars. By the end of the conference you will learn new tools and techniques for using our software, gain perspective on current trends, and contribute your own thoughts on how the future product releases should evolve.  If you can choose just one industry conference this year, make the International Software Summit -Americas your choice for a high quality, technically relevant event! 

Product sessions will cover:

  • Synergi Pipeline for asset integrity and performance 
  • Synergi Gas for simulation and optimization of distribution, gathering and transmission networks
  • Synergi Pipeline Simulator (SPS) for leak detection solutions, pipeline optimization and control room trainer

Hot topics:

  • Learn about newly released features and functionality
  • Share your vision for future product enhancements
  • Build your network with other users, product managers, sales and support staff
  • Be inspired by the possibilities and new ideas from industry leaders and software experts

Register today!


Hotel accommodations: 

The JW Marriott New Orleans will be the home for this year’s event. This gorgeous French Quarter hotel is tucked within the heart of the city's vibrant downtown district, just moments away from Jackson Square and the French Market. More details on the hotel can be found here. Be sure to book your room by August 24 to ensure you receive the discounted room rate of $159 USD per night (plus taxes and fees). You can reserve your hotel room online by using this group site.


Official CEUs:

2 CEUs can be earned by attending the International Software Summit- Americas!  To obtain the CEUs, you must sign up in advance, attend required sessions and complete learning assessment.  A $50 recordkeeping fee applies and can be added to your registration on EventBrite.   


Agenda - International Software Summit - Americas

Pre-event – Monday, 24 September

  • Time
    Title/Description
  • 5:00 PM -7:00 PM

    Welcome reception at Fogo de Chao, JW Marriott New Orleans

Day 1 – Tuesday, 25 September

  • Time
    Title/Description
  • 7:30 AM -8:30 AM

    Registration and breakfast

  • 8:30 AM -9:00 AM

    Welcome and keynote presentation

  • 9:00 AM -9:30 AM

    Digitalization and Innovation at DNV GL

  • 9:30 AM -10:15 AM

    The Ecosystem: How far have we come?

  • 10:15 -10:30

    Coffee break

  • 10:30 AM -4:00 PM

    Track 1 – Synergi Gas

    • What’s New in Synergi Gas/CMM 4.9.1
    • A Primer for Using the Synergi Gas Unsteady-State Module (USM)
    • CMM Meter reads – Monthly vs Daily vs Hourly
    • Using Attune and USM in the Daily Capacity Planning Process moved from Wednesday
    • Cyber Security (Joint Session)
    Including lunch and break

  • 10:30 AM -4:45 PM

    Track 2 – Synergi Pipeline

    • How does Synergi Pipeline fit into the Ecosystem and what can customers expect in the future
    • Inspection Manager for Regulatory Compliance at New Mexico Gas 
    • Business Drivers and benefits of Ticket Risk Assessment, on behalf of Southern California Gas
    • Client presentation: MEGA Rule update, Southwest Gas
    • UPDM Migration Round Table
    • Enterprise Asset Integrity Dashboard
    • Cyber Security (Joint Session)
    Including lunch and break

  • 10:30 AM -4:00 PM

    Track 3 – Synergi Pipeline Simulator (SPS)

    • Client Presentation:  Next Generation Pipeline Ecosystem: integration with process models through interfaces
    • Client Presentation:  Precise Calculation Summary of Pipeline Packing and Inventory over a 24hr timeline
    • Bayesian Belief Networks for Leak Detection in Pipelines
    • How to speed up surge models using knot spacing override feature in SPS
    • Cyber Security (Joint Session)
    Including lunch and break

  • 6:00 PM -9:00 PM

    Dinner event

    Join us for the Cajun Experience at the Bayou Barn.

Day 2 – Wednesday, 26 September

  • Time
    Title/Description
  • 7:30 AM -8:30 AM

    Breakfast

  • 8:30 AM -4:00 PM

    Track 1 – Synergi Gas

    • Synergi Pipeline Framework demonstration (Joint)
    • Considerations for Integrating Synergi with Esri’s new Utility Network (Joint with Pipeline)
    • Renewable Natural Gas - a sustainable supply in the pipeline grid
    • Client presentation: Absolute roughness values and sensitivity to liquid and gas pipeline calculations (Joint with SPS)
    • What I wish I knew about Synergi Gas while working at a Utility 
    • Renewable Natural Gas - a sustainable supply in the pipeline grid
    • Discussion group 
    Including lunch and breaks

  • 8:30 AM -4:00 PM

    Track 2 – Synergi Pipeline

    • The benefits of a probabilistic risk model
    • Synergi Pipeline Framework demonstration (Joint)
    • Managing ILI anomalies with Synergi Pipeline
    • Considerations for Integrating Synergi with Esri’s new Utility Network (Joint with Gas)
    • Synergi Pipeline in the cloud
    • Client presentation: An asset integrity suite of solutions
    • PHMSA RMWG and DNV GL Pipeline Risk Management  – Two Establishments, One Message
    Including lunch and breaks

  • 8:30 AM -4:00 PM

    Track 3 – Synergi Pipeline Simulator (SPS)

    • Synergi Pipeline Framework demonstration (Joint)
    • SPS redundancy in version 10.5
    • Client presentation: RTTM Operations & Leak Detection – Batched NGL Transmission Pipeline
    • SPS Statefinder - Varied applications in real time modeling
    • Getting your SPS work done efficiently using Model Lab and Viewport
    • Leak Sensitivity study using Model Lab – recommended workflow
    Including lunch and breaks

  • 5:00 PM -10:00 PM

    Hospitality Suite

    Join us for networking and refreshments in our hospitality suite.

Day 3 – Thursday, 27 September

  • Time
    Title/Description
  • 7:30 AM -8:30 AM

    Breakfast

  • 8:30 AM -12:00 Noon

    Track 1 – Synergi Gas

    • Tips & Tricks
    • Client presentation:  Synergi Gas for planning multi-year pipeline and compression system expansion
    • Analyzing the behavior of Equation State models  
    • Client presentation:  Data Hurdles Faced in Model Building and Verification, National Grid
    • Wrap-up and feedback session (Joint)

  • 8:30 AM -12:00 Noon

    Track 2 – Synergi Pipeline

    • Hands on learning with Synergi Pipeline

  • 8:30 AM -12:00 Noon

    Track 3 – Synergi Pipeline Simulator (SPS)

    • Time Step Doubling and Local Extrapolation Techniques in SPS
    • Python scripting
    • Client presentation: SPS Leak Detection on a Natural Gas System by PG&E
    • Leak Detection Enhancements

  • 12:00 Noon -1:00 PM

    Lunch & Closing session

  • 1:00 PM -4:00 PM

    One-on-one time with DNV GL engineers and developers