A Highly Experienced Industry Professional
Geoffrey Cann has devoted a lifetime to helping the oil and gas industry cope with change.
Through hundreds of projects over a career spanning 36 years, he has worked with some of the biggest names in oil and gas to create lasting value. From very large integrated oil companies, to downstream petroleum refiners and marketers, to field services. From drilling and completions services, to pipelines, to LNG projects, and many more.
From artificial intelligence to blockchain, Geoffrey has firsthand in-depth experience helping oil and gas companies build roadmaps for digital transformation. His work has included virtually all segments of the oil and gas value chain, including exploration, production, refining, wholesaling, retailing, services, finance and IT.
Best-selling Author on Digital Innovation
Geoffrey published his first book, ‘Bits, Bytes, and Barrels: The Digital Transformation of Oil and Gas‘, in 2019, to answer the who-what-when-where-why of digital on the oil and gas industry. His book is required reading at many oil and gas companies keen to get ahead of the wave of digital change.
He contributed the chapter on the challenges of adopting digitally enabled solutions in the book Machine Learning and Data Science in the Oil and Gas Industry: Best Practices, Tools, and Case Studies
, which was published in March of 2021.
His next book, Carbon, Capital, and the Cloud: A Playbook for Digital Oil and Gas
, will be published in March 2022. It will be an exploration of how oil and gas companies throughout the value chain can accelerate their adoption of innovation.
He also publishes the #1 ranked blog and podcast on digital oil and gas, available completely free, and focused on the digital topics facing the industry.
A Dynamic, Inspiring Speaker
Geoffrey is a highly accomplished, inspiring and dynamic professional speaker, with a series of highly tailored and specific keynotes exclusively for the oil and gas industry. He has addressed audiences ranging from Boards of Directors up to huge conferences.
Geoffrey’s Appearances page provides an indication of the many speaking engagements, panel discussions and key note addresses that he has delivered in the recent past.
Creator of Digitally Ready Talent
Geoffrey is a born teacher, a global instructor, leading course delivery in Canada, the US, Hong Kong, and Spain. His training courses include a one-day digital awareness event based on his successful book.
It is clear that companies in oil and gas, ranging from producers and refiners to their key suppliers, will not be able to hire the digital skills required either quickly enough, or in sufficient volume, to meet the pressure to adopt digital innovations. All jobs in the industry will be impacted, and replacing everyone with a digital native is neither practical nor realistic. Training the existing team is actually the answer.
Specific areas of depth include:
- In-class training and instruction
- Case-study and simulations of digital strategy development
- On-shore, unconventional, LNG, oil sands
- Definition of digital skills and talent needs
- Technology implementation and deployment
- Oil and gas industry specifics (upstream, midstream, downstream, services)