Larry Kaufman, Chief Industry Architect for EMC’s Global Energy Program, is responsible for developing and delivering complex, integrated solutions based on EMC and partner technologies that solve challenging business problems and workflows within the Oil and Gas Industry.
Larry began his career in Oil and Gas as an open-hole wireline engineer. Larry also spent 16 years with Landmark Graphics and Halliburton in various sales, technology development and management roles as Landmark grew from 60 employees to over 2000 before being acquired by Halliburton.
Larry has a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and has over 24 years of experience developing and deploying information technology solutions serving the upstream oil and gas industry.
Outside of work Larry enjoys wood working and spending time at the lake with family and friends.
[show_avatar firstname.lastname@example.org align=left avatar_size=30]“I don’t care if the storage is full. I need my interpretation projects to stay online…..forever.”
I am sure that IT managers and data administrators managing upstream oil and gas interpretation environments hear this all the time from Geoscientists. The folklore that drives this attitude from the geoscientists says that many have had bad experiences with getting data back once it has been moved off primary storage to tape. Either it takes too long to get the data restored from tape, if the tape can be found, or the full “project” structure of the data might have been compromised in the standard file system type backup to tape and intellectual property has been lost.
From the IT management side the typical conundrum is, “My storage is full, again. My budget has been cut. Do I really need to buy more? If so, how much?”
Mr. Timothy Voyt has more than 20 years of experience in providing technology and services to the Energy industry, both domestically and internationally. Mr. Voyt joined EMC in April of 2005 as the Oil and Gas Director and has global responsibility for all aspects of the EMC’s Oil and Gas Vertical Program.
Prior to joining EMC, Mr. Voyt served as Executive Vice President of Operations for Tobin International where he had operational accountability for all of Tobin's Data Products, Software Products, Services, and International Operating Divisions. Mr. Voyt also spent more than 9 years with Landmark Graphics building and managing Landmark’s pre- and post sales services businesses within North America, Europe, Africa, and Russia.
[show_avatar email@example.com align=left avatar_size=30]Energy, when has it not been a hot topic? From the early days of computer aided exploration systems to recent advances in seismic acquisition and smart grid technologies, the world of energy continues on what seems like a never-ending boom.
I have been fortunate to be immersed in these technologies affecting the highly-competitive energy industry and would like to offer you a look into this world.
Contributing to this blog will be the many subject matter experts who reside within EMC as well as their peers, colleagues, and thought leaders from around the Energy industry. So, without further adieu, let me begin by (more…)
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