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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
  • Synergi Water for water quality analysis of closed conduit networks

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. Discounted room rate for this event is $159 USD per night plus taxes and fees. You can reserve your hotel room online by using this group site.

Call for Presenters!


2018 is the year to share your story!


Perhaps you are applying the software in an innovative manner? Have you found a unique application to improve a business process?  Have you recently completed a project in which our software was an integral component?

Our user conferences are important not only for the chance to meet other users face-to-face but also to hear their successes gained from using our software.

Please consider making a presentation at the conference to share your accomplishments. Your presentation helps enrich the event and spur ideas for the products to grow. Further, it gives you an opportunity to grow professionally and present your company as a leader. If all that is not enough, we will waive the attendee fee for your time and dedication to our event (one waived fee per presentation, please)!

We welcome presenters from every background and experience level - no need to be an expert to share.

Click here to submit your presentation ideas. Please include:

  • Your name, company name and contact information
  • Product line
  • Draft title or topic
  • 2 - 5 sentence abstract

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 -9:45 AM

    Digital Innovation at DNV GL

  • 9:45 AM -10:00 AM

    Coffee break

  • 10:00 AM -4:00 PM

    Track 1 – Synergi Gas

    • CMM/MPPLR v4.9.1
    • USM/transient analysis application 
    • Best practices for hourly loads in CMM - review and discussion
    • What I wish I knew about Synergi Gas while working at a utility
    • Cyber Security (joint session)
    Including lunch and break

  • 10:00 AM -4:00 PM

    Track 2 – Synergi Pipeline

    • How does Synergi Pipeline fit into the Ecosystem and what can customers expect in the future
    • Client presentation: Inspection Manager for Regulatory Compliance 
    • Client Presentation: Business Drivers and benefits of Ticket Risk Assessment
    • UPDM Migration Round Table
    • Enterprise Asset Integrity Dashboard
    • Cyber Security (joint session)
    Including lunch and break

  • 10:00 AM -4:00 PM

    Track 3 – Synergi Pipeline Simulator (SPS)

    • Client presentation: RTTM Operations & Leak Detection – Batched NGL Transmission Pipeline
    • 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

  • 10:00 AM -4:00 PM

    Track 4 – Synergi Water

    • What’s new and tips & tricks
    • Water age considerations using substance propagation techniques
    • Building a model using GIS files
    • Client presentation: Detailed loading of a hydraulic model
    • Cyber Security (joint Session)
    Including lunch and break

  • 6:00 PM -9:00 PM

    Dinner

    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 Hydraulics demonstration (Joint with SPS & Water)
    • Renewable Natural Gas - a sustainable supply in the pipeline grid
    • Using attune and USM in the daily capacity planning process
    • Analyzing the behavior of equation state models 
    • Client presentation: Absolute roughness values and sensitivity to liquid and gas pipeline calculations (Joint with SPS)
    • The very best of modeling building and verification
    Including lunch and breaks

  • 8:30 AM -4:00 PM

    Track 2 – Synergi Pipeline

    • The benefits of a probabilistic risk model
    • Client presentation: An uptime to pipeline migration story
    • Managing ILI anomalies with Synergi Pipeline
    • Synergi Pipeline in the cloud
    • Client presentation: An asset integrity suite of solutions
    • Regulatory compliance process lab
    Including lunch and breaks

  • 8:30 AM -4:00 PM

    Track 3 – Synergi Pipeline Simulator (SPS)

    • Synergi Pipeline Hydraulics demonstration (Joint with Gas & Water)
    • SPS redundancy in version 10.5
    • Client presentation: Absolute roughness values and sensitivity to liquid and gas pipeline calculations (Joint with Gas)
    • 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

  • 8:30 AM -4:00 PM

    Track 4 – Synergi Water

    • Synergi Pipeline Hydraulics Demonstration (Joint with Gas & SPS)
    • Client presentation: set up of a real time model
    • The effects of temperature on water quality
    • Using Synergi Water to predict hydraulic drain down of a pipeline during a leak
    • Advanced turbidity analysis
    • Using ESRI to create Dashboards
    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

    • What's new in Synergi Gas v4.9.1
    • Tips & Tricks
    • Discussion groups
    • Wrap-up and feedback session (Joint)

  • 8:30 AM -12:00 Noon

    Track 2 – Synergi Pipeline

    • Client presentation: Enterprise MAOP 
    • Creating an auditable operational plan
    • Evaluating mitigation strategies 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 workshop
    • Client presentation:  SPS Leak Detection on a Natural Gas System. 
    • Leak Detection Enhancements

  • 8:30 AM -12:00 Noon

    Track 4 – Synergi Water

    • Design and planning of petroleum networks using Synergi Water
    • Using Drag Reducing Agents on petroleum pipelines
    • LACT unit scheduling using scripting
    • Modeling the effects of heat transfer

  • 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