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Four Ways Digital Unlocks Value for Oil and Gas in the New Normal

Around the world, the oil industry is at a turning point. Lowered price forecasts and increasing regulatory pressures challenged market dynamics even before the coronavirus upended global business cycles. The pandemic has intensified these concerns with new and complex pressures. Unplanned outages at extraction sites, maintenance gaps resulting from supply…

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Ravi is Chief Cloud and Product Officer of AVEVA. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of the Schneider Electric Software Business and responsible for all aspects of its global P&L, before the two businesses were merged.

Ravi joined Invensys in October 2009 as President of Asia Pacific responsible for the complete suite of portfolio and business for the region. He successfully grew and expanded the business and was appointed President, Software Business, Invensys, in 2011. For the next few years, he achieved double-digit growth for the business before it was acquired by Schneider Electric in 2014.

Prior to joining Invensys, from 2006 -2009, Ravi was the CEO and Managing Director of Geometric Limited, a specialist in PLM and Engineering Services listed on the Indian stock market. He started his career in 1994 at Tata Consultancy Services, Asia’s largest IT services company, and worked over 12 years in a number of roles starting in Corporate R&D and finally as the Vice President of the Engineering Services business as a member of the senior executive team.

Ravi has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with a specialization in process control and optimization and a Masters in Chemical Engineering with a specialization in process modeling and simulation.

Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.

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