The transformation of process and manufacturing data into digital assets requires us to rethink how we collect, manage and use streaming data and events from the OSIsoft PI System and other data sources to drive continuous improvement and innovation. Known data validation and data reconciliation methods can be combined to condition heterogenous data into a usable dataset, suitable for digital transformation initiatives, advanced analytics or other advanced manufacturing strategies. In this best practice session, we will review the options available to process engineers today, data engineers and data scientists for carrying out this activity with the OSIsoft PI System and discuss a few examples of the resulting benefits.
Since joining Pimsoft in 2014, Bernard has been involved in expanding Pimsoft’s Sigmafine business globally. Prior to joining Pimsoft, Bernard served in an executive capacity at OSIsoft, a Strategic Alliance of Pimsoft, where he held the positions of General Manager of OSIsoft Canada, Vice-President Worldwide Sales, Executive Vice President and President of OSIsoft LLC from 2001 to 2012.
Bernard has engineering and information technology experience and a proven track record of successful business development, sales and operations management. In 1991, he co-founded Cogexel, a software development and integration company which later became the OSIsoft Distributorship in Canada and was acquired by OSIsoft LLC in 2001.
Prior too becoming the entrepreneurial phase of his career, Bernard occupied diverse technical, management and executive positions in the metallurgical, chemical and oil & gas industries in eastern Canada.
Bernard earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa in 1978.