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Technological and business disruptions are sweeping the energy industry.

With the industry primed for consolidation and standardization, now is the time to consider new platforms to maximize the value of their assets, lower operating costs and improve on sustainable operations. This becomes your pivotal foundation for creating the digital footprint to accelerate your innovation with intelligent workflows and cognitive solutions.  

Never has there been a better time for SAP modernization. With so much value embedded in the data within your SAP applications, you cannot risk missing out on the opportunity to build more resilient business models that can improve profitability. 

Join JWN Energy and IBM’s Bartley Cox, Shay Code and Francois Dupont-Champion as they share real examples on making the case for change in the Energy sector and how to prepare for your business transformation journey.  

Event Details:

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am (MDT)
On-line event

Program Outline

  • Welcome and Contest Setting

  • Presentations and Discussions Highlights

    • Making the Case for Change –Capture significant near-term financial value while building more resilient models for the future

    • Merger, Acquisition, Divestiture -The Push for MA&D Activity Fueled by Transformation During a Global Crisis

    • Setting the Foundation for Innovation-Successful transformation programs begin with a solid foundation, built with an accepted understanding of the ‘why’, ‘what’, and ‘how’ 

  • Q&A


Shay Code
Vice President & Partner, Canadian Energy & Mining Industry
IBM Services 

Shay Code is a Senior Partner with IBM Services.  He leads the Energy & Mining Industry team in Canada.  His team is focused on implementing digital solutions to help Canada’s largest energy and mining companies deliver superior financial and ESG results.  

He is a lean six sigma practitioner by training with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan.  His prior roles include Vice President for Xerox Global Services Canada, where he ran a national consulting & IT Services practice 

Bartley Cox
SAP S/4 HANA Leader, SAP Practice
IBM Global Business Services 

Bartley is an S/4HANA Leader at IBM, helping clients harness new technology to drive value in their transformation journey. He leads client engagements, from value discovery to implementation, deployment and value realization. Bartley provides guidance and coaching to our clients’ Business and IT teams in the form of Rapid Discovery assessments, identifying business value from S/4HANA transformation and adoption alternatives, solution architecture, cognitive solutions, SAP roadmap and proposal development. 

Francois Dupont-Champion
Associate Partner, SAP Practice
IBM Global Business Services 

Francois is a passionate SAP Executive with 10+ years  of experience in leading large project teams and delivering complex customer transformations and is an innovation champion bridging the gap between IT and business organizations to optimize your digital strategy. 


Bemal Mehta
Sr. Vice President, Energy Intelligence
JWN Energy (Moderator)

Bemal Mehta, Senior Vice President, Energy Intelligence, of JWN Energy, leads the group’s efforts in the areas of business intelligence and strategic insight. He leads JWN's ESG practice that focuses on sustainability intelligence, tools and training.  

Bemal has over 25 years of experience across multiple industries, including oil and gas, mining and technology.  He brings a breadth of experience in the areas of business strategy, digital transformation, and sustainability. Bemal is a professional engineer with a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in chemical engineering from the University of Alberta and a MBA from Queen’s University. He is also a director with Obesity Canada.

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