Tuesday 13 August – 12 Noon – Tattersall’s Club – 215 Queen Street Brisbane
Featuring Brian O’Sullivan AM, Director of OSD and Director of Logicamms
Topic: Innovation in the services sector for Oil and Gas and Resources Development
Brian O’Sullivan is the founder of OSD Pty Ltd and has more than 30 years’ experience in business management, project management and engineering, specialising in energy developments with an emphasis on oil and gas pipelines and facilities. He has design and construction experience with major pipelines and petrochemical facilities in Australia, Papua New Guinea and South-east Asia. In 2015 he received an Order of Australia for “significant service to engineering in the oil and gas industry, and to support for people with muscular dystrophy”. Brian has held a number of commercial directorships in various sectors and has been active in the not-for-profit sector including roles on the Boards of the Queensland Muscular Dystrophy Association and the National Muscular Dystrophy Foundation and was formerly Chairman of the Foundation for five years.
Brian will present a view on the necessary development of new technologies in the service industry; how to asses new innovations and technologies, how to develop them, and how not to loose your shirt over them and why one should never fall in love with a great innovation. A number of examples of technologies will be presented and how the timeline from concept to practical cost effective implementation can be extraordinary long, with the key elements being patients, tenacity, expenditure control and a clear line of sight to commercialisation. For two key technologies not yet commercialised it may give QUPEX members a peek into the future.
Relationships with Client companies are fundamental to development of innovative concepts at the earliest stage possible because both parties need to join on the journey of the benefits to the client and the broader industry. At the end of the day, it is always about delivering a service that is more cost effective, can achieve more bang for buck, delivering value to the companies we serve to assist them to gain an edge on their competitors. Also demonstrated are the relationships with other innovative service providers and how combining their capabilities and technologies in an innovative way, can create value.
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