EP 19: Tech Innovator Quentin Jones on Digital Energy Evolution

🔌 Dive deep into the digital transformation of the energy sector with Quentin Jones, a senior edge manager at Accenture, on this electrifying episode of Energy Bytes. Discover how Quentin's unorthodox journey from aspiring chef to tech innovator in the oil and gas industry is driving change and pushing the boundaries of what's possible in digital energy evolution.

Key Takeaways:
- Explore Quentin's unique career trajectory and his passion for tech and innovation within the energy sphere.
- Gain insights into the latest advancements in SCADA systems, the adoption of MQTT for data transfer, and the implications for oil and gas operations.
- Learn about the pivotal role of edge computing in transforming field operations and the potential for scaling up to autonomous field management.

The Backstory:
Get an intimate look at Quentin's background, from his early days in the hospitality industry to his transition into the oil and gas sector, where he honed his skills in measurement and instrumentation. Quentin's narrative is a testament to the power of adaptability and the importance of embracing technology in the energy industry.

The Problem:
Quentin discusses the traditional challenges faced by the energy sector, such as data silos, complex SCADA systems, and the limitations of legacy technology. He sheds light on the need for a more agile and interconnected approach to data management and operations.

AI to the Rescue:
With a focus on the future, Quentin underscores the potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning to revolutionize secondary production and enhance operational efficiency. He elaborates on the concept of federated learning and its transformative impact on the industry.

Industry Insights:
Quentin offers a contrarian approach to adopting new technologies, emphasizing the value of collaboration between IT and OT departments to unlock the full potential of digitalization in energy.

The Future:
As Quentin looks ahead, he envisions a more connected and data-driven energy sector, where innovation and technology converge to create smarter, safer, and more sustainable operations.

Guest Bio:
Quentin Jones is a senior manager at Accenture, bringing a wealth of experience in technological innovation and digital solutions to the energy sector. With a diverse background that spans across various roles, Quentin's expertise in SCADA systems, edge computing, and AI positions him at the forefront of the industry's digital transformation. Reach out to Quentin Here https://www.linkedin.com/in/quentin-jones-340b6a44/

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Bobby Neelon
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EP 19: Tech Innovator Quentin Jones on Digital Energy Evolution
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