The keynote lecture "Digital Disruption: A sustainability approach" will be given by Dr. Osvaldo A. Bascur, Principal at OSB Digital, LLC., USA.
Dr. Bascur is currently a consultant for Seeq. Before joining Seeq, he worked at OSIsoft, LLC for 25 years. Prior to that he was with Pennzoil Company in Houston, TX where he worked as a Staff Engineer working in the process-engineering department. Before Pennzoil, he was a Process Control Engineer working for Duval Corporation, Tucson, AZ (now
At OSIsoft, LLC, Dr. Bascur created a Blueprint for integration of sensors data and operational management, quality, asset, and energy optimization. His current work includes consulting and coaching on Digital Transformation in the process industries.
Dr. Bascur wrote the SME Mineral and Metallurgical Processing Handbook Process Control and Operational Intelligence Chapter, published by SME 2019, Smart Manufacturing Concepts and Methods chapter Measuring, Managing and Transforming data for Operational Insights, Elsevier and Latin American Perspectives: Exploration, Mining, and Processing, SME 1998.
He has written more than 95 technical papers with customers and collaborators. In 2013 he received the prestigious SME Antoine Gaudin Award.
Dr. Bascur received his dual degrees in B.S. Chemical Engineering and B.S. Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Concepcion, Chile, and a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Utah.