September 11th and 27th marked two more successful Oildex Community Conferences! This year’s theme was “The Power of the Network,” with hundreds of Oildex clients, prospects and partners from across the continent gathered at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff and the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin. Oildex’s new CEO Craig Charlton and the entire Oildex senior leadership team welcomed the attendees and discussed how Oildex is at the forefront of driving innovation and best practices in the oil & gas industry in the new normal of lower energy prices. On September 27th, Craig also announced the exciting news that Oildex has acquired Phoenix DAS, a leading provider of integrated field operations management software for oilfield suppliers.
Oildex community conferences are an opportunity for attendees to network with their peers, learn about our product roadmap and participate in many of our topic tracks such as spend management, accounts payable automation, revenue accounting and much more! Attendance this year was up significantly from last year’s events, particularly for the Austin conference.
This year, each conference included three types of breakout sessions:
- Product Sessions
The product sessions provided detailed updates about each of our products: OpenInvoice, Field Ticket, Data Exchange and Business Relations (owner web portals and owner, partner, and vendor call center services). They included details on our new Revenue Detail(CDEX), Run Ticket(CODE) and Gas Balancing Management System applications.
- Customer Panels
These sessions included panel discussions featuring customers who currently use Oildex products — they walked through their experiences, followed by audience Q&A.
- Spotlight Workshops
Spotlight workshops provided an interactive environment for attendees to participate in facilitated sessions to identify and explore specific challenges and opportunities through group discussions.
Both the customer panels and the Spotlight sessions were new this year and proved to be very popular with conference attendees.
“I enjoyed the spotlights where we had a chance to bring up concerns and see what others have issues with, work through those concerns and provide feedback for future product development”
“I loved getting to hear how others use the product. I believe that others hearing people’s success story helps others become more successful.”
“It was nice to meet some of the people at Oildex that we have communicated with so that we can discuss our concerns/suggestions in person.”
“It was great to meet the hundreds of Oildex customers that attended both our conferences and sharing with them how we are expanding the Oildex Network to make it even more valuable to all who participate in it,” said Craig.
Both conferences also showcased and allowed attendees to network with several companies that helped defray the cost by sponsoring the events. Thank you, sponsors!
Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s conferences and hope to see you again next year!