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Advancing Industrial Digitalization with Intelligent Cloud Technologies

Cognite and Microsoft announce a partnership that will help industrial companies achieve a faster, better, and more sustainable digital transformation.


Casey McGee

Casey McGee
VP Global ISV Partner Sales, Microsoft

Casey McGee currently serves as the WW Vice President of Global ISV Partner Sales at Microsoft. In this role, Casey has accountability for Microsoft’s ISV Strategy, for the Partner Development team responsible for our Global ISVs, and he works across Microsoft and in partnership with our ISV Ecosystem, to help Microsoft realize our Mission of Helping Every Person and Every Organization on the Planet Achieve More.

John Markus Lervik l

John Markus Lervik
CEO and Co-Founder, Cogntie

John Markus Lervik is CEO and co-founder of Cognite. He is one of Norway's best-known tech entrepreneurs. In 1997, he co-founded Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), where he served as CTO until 2001, then as CEO through Microsoft’s acquisition of the company in 2008. In 2010, John Markus founded Cxense, a publicly traded software company. Lervik has a Ph.D. from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Markus Berghofer

Markus Berghofer
Vice President Digital Excellence, OMV

Markus Berghofer has been with OMV for 15 years, and he leads the Digital Excellence department in OMV Upstream. This newly developed and enhanced organization delivers the approved digitalization roadmap with five lighthouses and more than 70 individual projects. Berghofer has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Graz.

In This Session

OMV, a multinational integrated oil and gas company, has set out on a digital transformation journey with a focus on connecting data, people, and insights across the value chain - from exploration and production to empowering domain experts with data. OMV’s vision is to improve decision-making by having all necessary data one click away. To that end, OMV is implementing cloud technologies such as the hybrid cloud platform Azure, which enables scalability and ubiquity in data storage and processing.

During this session, Markus Berghofer, Vice President of Digital Excellence at OMV; John Markus Lervik, CEO and co-founder of Cognite; and Casey McGee, Vice President of Global ISV Sales at Microsoft, will discuss how intelligent cloud technology can put industrial companies at the forefront of digital technology development. They will also talk about how OMV is leveraging Cognite Data Fusion in its digital transformation journey.

Lervik and McGee will also announce a partnership between Cognite and Microsoft and explain how this collaboration will help industrial companies achieve a faster, better, and more sustainable digital transformation.


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