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A weekly podcast on the impacts of digital technologies on the oil and gas sector

Nov 23, 2022

"So you come in with something innovative, right? You come in with with a digital solution. And one of the very first things we hear when you're deploying something digital, again, is, hey, look at it sounds great once you get the data in there, but I'm wearing all this PPE, I'm wearing gloves or oil spray, and all over the place. It's hot."

In this episode, I’m in conversation with Rudy de Anda, who is head of Strategic Alliances with Stratus Technologies. The industrial internet of things coupled with edge computing is set to transform legacy oil and gas environments that have been to date resistant to much improvement. Digital technologies that have matured for applications in areas such as finance are now ready for deployment in sectors requiring high availability and high reliability. Rudy goes over a case example in the offshore that shows the power of newer digital infrastructure.

"Where does the innovation fit in with the workflow processes that exist today? I s this really going to help my operators? Or is this just going to be something else that they have to maintain, work around to get their job done?"

Rudy de Anda is the Head of Strategic Alliances for Stratus focused on driving new alliance relationships in the Industrial Automation and Edge markets. Rudy is responsible for driving strategy, go to market plans, and the development of new alliance relationships. Rudy has deep industry expertise in industrial automation, technical sales and business development. He is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas where he earned a Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration in Economics with a focus on International Business.

"And if the input is digital, from one end of it is digital, but the output is physical, then you're at the edge. Typically, if it's digital in digital out, you've got some more leeway for failures, leeway for decision making time, latency. But really, when you're looking at the edge, and you've got a digital input, and being processed, and then a physical output, the physical world doesn't stop, it doesn't stop working, a pump doesn't stop turning."