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Denver, Colorado

April 3 - 4, 2017

Who is Qnections for? YOU

Qnections is expanding and adding to its traditional user group conference to include compelling sessions for senior leaders, a new IQ Bar format and more peer-led content throughout. From learning tracks that cater to your background, to case studies from your peers, Qnections is designed just for you.

Technology Leaders

Designed for senior-level IT professionals, our technology forum explores the myQuorum user experience platform, including the latest innovation in myQuorum design studio.

Business Leaders

Designed for senior-level business professionals, our business forum offers thought leadership, discussion, and networking across the energy industry.

Software End Users

Designed for end users of Quorum software, tracks offer peer-based learning as well as Quorum-led training sessions that cover what’s new, how-to, and best practices.

Qnections is open to all current Quorum customers. The two-day event includes breakout sessions for users (organized into tracks by solution area) plus two new leadership forums for business and technology professionals.

  • Classroom-style learning tracks offer peer-based education as well as Quorum-led training sessions organized by solution area.
  • On-demand learning and guidance from Quorum software experts is available at the IQ Bar, where users can supplement user-track training with one-on-one product help.
  • Two new leadership forums, one business and one technical, are available for professionals in senior management roles and offer opportunities to network with industry peers, discuss solutions to common challenges and share best practices. (Space is limited, and registration is subject to approval.)

Quorum’s user group conference may qualify for your continuing education credits for different industry associations including: The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), The National Association of Division Order Analysts (NADOA), and The National Association of Lease and Title Analysts (NALTA).

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Why Attend?

Learning Tracks

Choose from 8 learning tracks, designed for users of Quorum software and led by subject matter experts from Quorum and your peers.

Leadership Forums

Select from 2 leadership forums, business or technology, exlusively for senior-level professionals (registration subject to approval.)

IQ Bar

Meet with a Quorum software expert at the IQ Bar, the perfect place to supplement your learning with mini-sessions and 1:1 help.

Continuing Education

Earn CPE credits from organizations including NASBA, NADOA, and NALTA by attending track sessions customized to your role.

Networking

Network with your industry peers at 2 networking receptions, during facilitated roundtables, and throughout the 3-day event.

Technology Expo

Learn more about Quorum’s technology ecosystem at the Expo Hall, which showcases solutions from Quorum and our partners.

Track Overview

Track 1: Revenue Accounting Track 2: ERP and Financial Accounting Track 3: Land Management Track 4: Field Operations Track 5: Measurement Track 6: Gas Gathering, Pipeline, and Marketing Track 7: Natural Gas Processing Track 8: Platform and Technology Business Leadership Forum Technology Leadership Forum
Revenue Accounting

Products: QRA, QDO

Track Description: Perfect for experienced users of Quorum Revenue Accounting (QRA) and Quorum Division Order (QDO), the Revenue Accounting track will help you keep up with the latest trends in the oil and gas industry, stay current with regulatory requirements, and discover best practices for how your peers are handling the changing market. Whether it’s managing the monthly close, preparing for an audit, forecasting accruals, or working across departments, there are relevant topics for everyone involved in the upstream oil and gas accounting world.

Continuing Education Credits are available through the following organizations:
· The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
· The National Association of Division Order Analysts (NADOA)

Who Should Attend? Best suited for users of Quorum Revenue Accounting (QRA) and Quorum Division Order (QDO), the Revenue Accounting track is tailored to oil and gas professionals in the following roles: Revenue Accountant, Division Order Analyst, Production Accountant, Tax and Regulatory Accountant, Owner Relations, Reporting Manager, and Controller.

Certifications: NASBA, NADOA

ERP and Financial Accounting

Products: QERP, QCA, QCFS

Track Description: Best suited for experienced users of Quorum Cost Accounting (QCA) and Quorum Core Financials (QCFS), the ERP and Financial Accounting track will help you keep up with the latest trends in the energy industry and discover best practices for how your peers are handling the changing landscape. Whether it’s managing accounts payable, forecasting capital investments, or working across departments, there are relevant topics for everyone involved in the energy accounting world.

Continuing Education Credits are available through the following organizations:
· The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)

Who Should Attend? The ERP and Financial Accounting track is ideal for experienced users of Quorum Cost Accounting (QCA) and Quorum Core Financials (QCFS), with sessions designed for energy professionals in the following roles: Financial Analyst, Reporting Manager, JIB Accountant, AP Manager, Controller, AFE Coordinator, AP Coordinator, and other general accounting roles.

Certifications: NASBA

Land Management

Products: QLS, QLA, QGIS, QROW

Track Description: Ideal for users of Quorum Land System (QLS), Quorum GIS (QGIS), Quorum Land Acquisition (QLA), or Quorum Right of Way (QROW), the Land Management track is designed for land and GIS professionals who want to expand their knowledge of Quorum software to improve efficiency and streamline processes. You will learn about recent product improvements and how they address common industry challenges, meet peers who can help with best practices, and understand the direction and roadmap for your Quorum software.

Continuing Education Credits are available through the following organizations:
· The National Association of Lease and Title Analysts (NALTA)

Who Should Attend? Designed for users of Quorum Land System (QLS), Quorum GIS (QGIS), Quorum Land Acquisition (QLA), or Quorum Right of Way (QROW), the Land Management track is appropriate for land and GIS professionals who support any land function within their company. Sessions include topics that are relevant to oil and gas as well as other industries including wind, mining, forestry, etc.

Certifications: NALTA

Field Operations

Products: FieldVisor, ScadaVisor

Track Description: Ideal for business users of myQuorum Field Insights (formerly ScadaVisor) or myQuorum Scada (formerly ScadaVisor), the Field Operations track will help you come away with a solid understanding of how to use advancements to the platform as well as a view into future capabilities. You will receive guidance from Quorum experts on getting the most out of your investment in myQuorum Field Operations software, and you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers on best practices and using enhanced functionality.

Who Should Attend? Designed for users of myQuorum Field Insights (formerly ScadaVisor) or myQuorum Scada (formerly ScadaVisor), the Field Operations track is best suited for energy professionals in the following roles: Production Analyst, Engineer, and Supervisor.

Measurement

Products: PGAS

Track Description: Perfect for experienced users of Quorum Measurement (formerly PGAS), the Measurement track will provide you with a solid understanding of how to use advancements to the software as well as a view into future measurement capabilities. You will receive guidance from Quorum experts on getting the most out of your investment in Quorum Measurement, and you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers on best practices and using enhanced functionality.

Who Should Attend? Best suited for users of Quorum Measurement (formerly PGAS) including Tech Tools, the Measurement track is tailored to oil and gas professionals in the following roles: Measurement Analyst, Measurement Manager, and Technician.

Gas Gathering, Pipeline, and Marketing

Products: TIPS Gathering, QPTM, QEMS

Track Description: Best suited for experienced users of myQuorum TIPS Gathering, myQuorum Pipeline, and Quorum Energy Marketing who want to expand their knowledge of these solutions to improve efficiency and streamline processes. You will learn about recent product improvements and how they address common industry challenges, meet peers who can help with best practices, and understand the direction and roadmap for your Quorum software.

Who Should Attend? The Gas Gathering, Pipeline, and Marketing track is ideal for experienced users of myQuorum TIPS Gathering, myQuorum Pipeline, and Quorum Energy Marketing, with sessions designed for energy professionals in the following roles: Gathering System and Pipeline Scheduler, Gas Marketer, and Gathering System and Pipeline Accountant.

Natural Gas Processing

Products: TIPS, QCM, QDOD

Track Description: Perfect for business users in any, or all, of the solutions encompassed in the integrated myQuorum Midstream suite including: myQuorum TIPS Processing (TIPS), Quorum Contract Management (QCM), and Quorum Division Order and Disbursement (QDOD). You will receive guidance from Quorum experts on getting the most out of your investment in myQuorum Midstream software, and you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers on best practices and using enhanced functionality.

Who Should Attend? The Natural Gas Processing track is best suited for those who are involved in managing the commercial and accounting functions related to natural gas processing. Individuals involved in the following roles will benefit: Accounting Supervisor and Manager, Plant Accountant, Contract Administrator, Division Order Analyst, and Business Analyst.

Platform and Technology

Products: myQuorum Platform and Applications

Track Description: (New for 2017) In a Qnections first, we have a dedicated user track for IT professionals! Designed specifically for IT super users who want to learn more about the myQuorum platform, the Qmposer UX engine, business intelligence, cloud deployment, and how these tools can be used for your business. Participants will have opportunities for peer-based learning and networking as well as a self-service technology lab for hands-on experience.

Who Should Attend? The Platform & Technology track is geared toward IT analysts and system admin personnel.

Business Leadership Forum

Products: myQuorum Solutions and Applications

Track Description: (New for 2017) Join your industry peers in our new leadership forum, exclusively for senior and executive-level managers. With sessions created and delivered by senior thought leaders and subject matter experts, the Business Leadership Forum will keep you on the forefront of the latest trends in the oil and gas industry and technology innovation.

Who Should Attend? The Business Leadership Forum is exclusive to senior and executive management professionals who oversee business functions and the people who perform them. If you are involved in analyzing and making decisions related to your company’s operation and direction, this forum is designed for you. (Forum registration is subject to approval by Quorum.)

Technology Leadership Forum

Products: myQuorum Platform and Applications

Track Description: (New for 2017) Join your industry peers in our new leadership forum, exclusively for IT Executives, IT Decision Makers, and IT Directors. With sessions created and delivered by senior thought leaders and subject matter experts, the Technology Leadership Forum will provide guidance on how to turn IT into a differentiator for your company.

Who Should Attend? The Technology Leadership Forum is exclusive to IT Executives, IT Decision Makers, and IT Directors who oversee IT functions and the teams who support them. If you are involved in analyzing and making decisions related to your company’s operation and direction, this forum is designed for you. (Forum registration is subject to approval by Quorum.)

Agenda

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Sunday

5:00 - 8:00PM

Registration Open

6:30 - 8:30PM

Welcome Reception & Technology Expo

Denver Ballroom

Monday

8:00AM - 12:30PM

Registration Open

8:15 - 9:15AM

Breakfast

Denver Ballroom
9:30 - 11:00AM

General Session

Colorado Ballroom E & F
11:00 - 11:30AM

Networking Break & Technology Expo

Technology Hall
11:30AM - 12:30PM

Session 1

Track 1: Year In Review: What's New for Revenue Accounting and Division Order

Products: QRA, QDO

Topic: Updates to UX and Source Applications

Speakers: Joby Abraham, QuorumBrian Aidoo, Quorum

Come see what's new for Revenue Accounting and Division Order. We'll take you on a tour of updates and enhancements that we've made over the past year.

Track 2: myQuorum for a Changing ERP and Financial Accounting Landscape

Products: QCA, QCFS

Topic: myQuorum Personas

Speakers: Wes Geier, Quorum

Take a tour of new myQuorum personas that are now available for AP and AFE. We'll also walk you through the latest myQuorum online help tools to jumpstart your training.

Track 3: See What's New in Land Management

Products: QLS, QGIS, QLA, QROW

Topic: myQuorum Land Product Tour

Speakers: Alexandra Gajewski, Quorum

Get the latest in land management innovation with myQuorum. We'll take you on a tour of our completely updated user experience and provide tips on how to access training with myQuorum Online Help.

Track 4: The Future of Field Data Capture

Products: FI

Topic: Tablet 2.0

Speakers: Josh Kendrick, Quorum

Advancements in the Quorum mobile platform have made it possible to create a next version of the myQuorum Field Insights (formerly FieldVisor) tablet application that is faster, more functional, and superior in user experience. Explore the new interface and hear tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of the new application and its extended functionality.

Track 5 and 7: Case Study on Leveraging myQuorum for Field Operations

Products: FI

Topic: Field Insights & Mobile Ticketing  

Speakers: Issac Alvarado, Kinder MorganBrent Johnson, QuorumRyan Cowan, Quorum

Learn how myQuorum solves the challenges involved with field operations and field data capture. We will showcase how one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in America is deploying Quorum applications for greater insight and productivity.

Track 6: Case Study on Maximizing Self-Service

Products: TIPS, QPTM, QEMS

Topic: Customer Self-Service

Speakers: Dan Nardella, QuorumRobert Young, QuorumChuck McClure, Quorum

See how a leader in gathering, processing, storage, and transportation is optimizing customer service with web-based, self-service tools. The latest innovation from myQuorum creates efficiencies and enables customers better access to their own data.

Track 8: What is myQuorum Design Studio

Products: Design Studio

Topic: Part 1. What is myQuorum Design Studio

Speakers: Seth Peters, Quorum

You've heard about it and seen some presentations, but you're still not quite sure what it is, who it's for, or how it benefits you. Come get the answers to those questions as well as plans for what's to come.

Business Forum: Industry Spotlight: Leveraging myQuorum for Value Creation

Products: Business Leadership Forum

Topic: myQuorum Business Value

Speakers: Deborah Grogins, NexteraStanley Hata, Noble EnergyEric Hazeldine, Quorum

myQuorum makes it possible to leverage your existing Quorum applications and introduce industry-leading advancements in usability and functionality. Join us for this industry spotlight to learn how your peers are implementing myQuorum to create value across the energy value chain.

Technology Forum: Quorum Evolution to the Cloud

Products: Technology Leadership Forum

Topic: Cloud Evolution

Speakers: Shawn Cutter, QuorumCorey House, Quorum

CIOs and IT Directors know that cloud computing increases operational agility and improves cash flow, but do you know how Quorum is evolving our technology to help your company realize the full benefit of cloud computing? Join us to learn about the path that Quorum is taking to the cloud.

12:30 - 1:30PM

Lunch

Colorado Ballroom E & F
1:45 - 2:45PM

Session 2

Track 1: Ask the Expert: How Effective Dates in Transfers Impact Revenue

Products: QRA

Topic: PPAs

Speakers: Jordan Wilde, Encana CorporationPurvaja Ganesan, Quorum

Join our guest speaker, Jordan Wilde for insight into how Encana is managing effective dates in transfers. Clear confusion around what effective dates to use or whether to clear out the inquiry date and what the impact is to PPNs and how revenue distribution works. Choices tend to be 1. Use a current date, 2. Use a prior date, or 3. Use no inquiry date. Each of these may have different impacts in terms of what PPNs are generated and/or how DO tracking works.

Track 2: Drilling for Data: Gain Efficiencies in Your Oil and Gas Financial Reporting

Products: QCFS

Topic: Financial Reporting

Speakers: Andrew Stratton, Quorum

Learn tips and tricks from your peers to better enable reporting across your company. Whether it's canned reports, ad-hoc query from Quorum, or off-system reporting, find out how to get the information you need.

Track 2: [IQ Bar] Proactive JIB Processing: Early Detection and Correction of JIB Errors

Products: QCA

Topic: JIB Processing

Speakers: Reason Pumphrey, Quorum

The monthly accounting close is a stressful time for many people. Learn tips and tricks to ensure you're taking advantage of all the available tools to have a smooth close and take some anxiety out of month-end.

Track 3: Gain Visibility and Insight with Title Management

Products: QLS, QGIS, QLA, QROW

Topic: Title Management

Speakers: Michael Foderetti, Quorum

Explore new title management capabilities from Quorum. We'll showcase how your peers are using it today and tell you about exclusive offers for Qnections attendees.

Track 4: Interactive Allocation Networks: Build, Visualize, and Understand Allocations

Products: FI

Topic: Visual Network Builder

Speakers: Josh Kendrick, Quorum

myQuorum Field Insights (formerly FieldVisor) now offers advanced allocations. It allows you to create and manage allocations using a web-based allocations network builder that provides user-friendly, drag-and-drop functionality and prescriptive templates. See how easy access to allocation results and interactive insights into calculations help you understand production.

Track 5: Shaping the Future: Quorum Measurement Brainstorming Discussion

Products: PGAS

Topic: Feature Brainstorming

Speakers: Vivek Agarwal, Quorum

What are some key problems that Quorum Measurement (formerly PGAS) could help you solve or streamline? What currently functionality should be extended or improved upon? Engage in this open discussion to help guide future enhancements and functionality.

Track 6: Customer Perspective: Integrating Data from Quorum Applications and Third Parties

Products: TIPS, QPTM, QEMS, QCM

Topic: Data Integration

Speakers: Robert Young, Quorum

Join us in a spotlight on integrating data from Quorum applications for pipeline transaction management, gathering, and contract management as well as third-party exchanges, price integrators, and more. We will show you a real-world example from one of your peers, who will share their perspective and lessons learned.

Track 7: Case Study on Using myQuorum TIPS Processing for Optimal Customer Self-Service

Products: TIPS

Topic: Customer Self-Service

Speakers: Jessica Geyer, DCP MidstreamStacey Hensley, Quorum

See how a leading full-service midstream logistics provider is optimizing customer service with web-based, self-service tools. The latest innovation from myQuorum creates efficiencies and enables customers better access to their own data.

Track 8: "Hello, My Name is myQuorum Design Studio."

Products: Qmposer

Topic: Part 2. Demo

Speakers: Seth Peters, Quorum

Meet myQuorum Design Studio! Come see it in action!

Business and Technology Forum: IDC Energy Insights: Top of Mind for Today’s Oil and Gas CIO

Products:

Topic: Automation, Mobility, Cloud, Platform

Speakers: Chris Niven, IDC

Join IDC’s Chris Niven, Research Director for Oil & Gas, as he presents “IDC Energy Insights: Top of Mind for Today’s Oil and Gas CIO.” Chris will deliver actionable IT advice to technology and business leaders on key initiatives, strategic priorities, and more. IDC Energy Insights assists energy businesses and IT leaders in making more effective technology decisions by providing insightful fact-based research and consulting services. IDC’s global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the utility and oil & gas industries.

2:45 - 3:30PM

Networking Break & Technology Expo

Technology Hall
3:30 - 4:30PM

Session 3

6:00 - 9:00PM

Networking Reception & March Madness

Colorado Ballroom E

Tuesday

7:45 - 8:45AM

Breakfast

Colorado Ballroom E & F
9:00 - 10:00AM

Session 4

Track 1: Achieve Greater Insight with Ad-Hoc Query

Products: QRA, QDO

Topic: Reporting

Speakers: Brian Aidoo, Quorum

Gain insight with energy business intelligence from Quorum. In this session, we explore the reporting tools available to assist with the monthly revenue close reconciliation process.

Track 2: Working Cross-Company: How to Gain Organizational Efficiency

Products: QCA, QCFS

Topic: Working with Operations

Speakers: Zeb Zanowiak, Quorum

Everyone in your organization needs the information you have, so learn the best ways to share data across the organization, equip others, and increase cooperation throughout your company.

Track 3: Best Practices for Managing Unit Agreements

Products: QLS, QGIS

Topic: Unit Agreements

Speakers: Crystal Clemmer, AnadarkoRindi Hauck, Encana Corporation

Listen to our panel of guest speakers from the oil and gas industry to learn best practices for managing unit agreements.

Track 3: [IQ Bar] Managing Surface Rights

Products: QROW, Wind

Topic: Managing Surface Rights

Speakers: Michael Foderetti, Quorum

From parcels to agreements, we'll showcase the latest improvements in managing surface rights.

Track 4: From Cradle to Grave: How to Use Quorum to Track Water Usage and Disposal

Products: FI, SCADA

Topic: Water Management

Speakers: Kyle Chapman, Quorum

myQuorum Field Operations (formerly FieldVisor and ScadaVisor) now includes water management capabilities for third-party water/disposal vendors to upload water tickets which can be tracked and managed via a workflow process. Watch a demonstration and process overview to see how you can use Quorum for water management.

Track 5: Case Study on Upgrading Quorum Measurement

Products: PGAS

Topic: v16 Upgrade

Speakers: Dewayne Mosley, Atmos EnergyVivek Agarwal, Quorum

What are the key benefits of upgrading to the latest version of Quorum Measurement (formerly PGAS)? Learn lessons and tips from companies that have already upgraded. Plus, join us for a thorough and engaging discussion on upgrades.

Track 6: Fireside Chat: Change Management with myQuorum

Products: TIPS, QPTM

Topic: Change Management

Speakers: Marc Myszakm, EQT CorporationRobert Young, Quorum

Did you know that myQuorum offers online help for shipper training? Join us for a demonstration of new tools as well as shared perspectives from your peers on how to improve change management through effective communication.

Track 6: [IQ Bar] Case Study on Upgrading Quorum Gas Marketing to Quorum Energy Marketing

Products: QEMS

Topic: v16 Upgrade

Speakers: Chuck McClure, Quorum

Understand the key benefits of upgrading to the latest version of Quorum Energy Marketing. Learn lessons from companies that have already upgraded. Plus, join us for a thorough and engaging discussion on upgrades.

Track 7: Customer Spotlight: Truck Ticketing

Products: TIPS

Topic: Truck Ticketing

Speakers: Buddy Gray, American MidstreamRyan Cowan, Quorum

A variety of ticket transactions can be input into TIPS and utilized in the allocation and settlement processes. Join this customer spotlight to see how one midstream company is leveraging TIPS truck ticketing functionality to manage transactions associated with condensate, crude, and liquid sales and purchases.

Track 7: [IQ Bar] Quorum Contract Management: Best Practices

Products: QCM

Topic: Best Practices – Amendments Assignments Others

Speakers: Randi Tucker, Quorum

Learn more about supporting contract management functionality such as contract amendments, contract assignments, and others.

Track 8: Quorum in the Cloud

Products: myQuorum

Topic: Cloud

Speakers: Shawn Cutter, Quorum

In this session, we'll discuss Quorum's Cloud architecture today and the roadmap into the future, including security, multi-tenancy, and deployment strategy.

Track 8: [IQ Bar] Embedded BI Show & Tell

Products: Business Intelligence

Topic: BI New Tool Show and Tell

Speakers: Deanna Glinka, Quorum

Meet our new embedded business intelligence tool! We'll discuss benefits and how it can be used within myQuorum public cloud offerings.

Business Forum: How to Design Personas for Your Business with myQuorum Design Studio

Products: Business Leadership Forum

Topic: Qmposer Design Studio

Speakers: Emily Perryman, QuorumJess Porter, Quorum

myQuorum solutions are persona-based user experiences that streamline and automate work based on employee roles. Learn how to contour myQuorum personas to meet the distinct needs of your business by configuring menus, screens, results, notifications, and more.

Technology Forum: UX Roadmap: myQuorum Design Studio Next Generation UX

Products: Technology Leadership Forum

Topic: myQuorum Design Studio Roadmap

Speakers: Brent Turner, Quorum

The next generation of myQuorum will deliver a design studio that makes it possible to customize and create new user experiences through widgets, personas, and more. You'll understand what's coming with design studio in 2017 and how it impacts technology professionals.

10:15 - 11:15AM

Session 5

Track 1: Open Mic: Bring Your Own Best Practice

Products: QRA, QDO

Topic: Best Practices

Speakers: Joby Abraham, Quorum

Attendees take the floor to discuss best practices on important topics related to revenue accounting and division order management. Join your peers in this enlightening discussion and takeaway items that could help improve your organization.

Track 2: Working with Changing Assets: Better Ways to Manage M&A Activity

Products: QCA, QCFS

Topic: Acquisitions and Divestitures

Speakers: Reason Pumphrey, Quorum

Buying or selling assets can be a challenge for everyone in the company. Learn new tactics to manage the additional activities while still doing your day job.

Track 2: [IQ Bar] Make a Meaningful Lease Operating Statement

Products: QCA

Topic: LOS

Speakers: Zeb Zanowiak, Quorum

Learn the best ways to provide a meaningful Lease Operating Statement to all interested parties. Understand hierarchies, distribution methods, and dash boarding capabilities to get the most out of your LOS.

Track 3: Industry Roundtables for Land and GIS Professionals

Products: QLS, QGIS, QLA, QROW

Topic: Roundtable Discussion

Speakers: Moderated

Join your fellow land and GIS professionals for a facilitated roundtable discussion on topics that you select. Not only are you taking the opportunity to learn from your peers, you are providing us with valuable feedback and information that becomes part of our technology roadmap.

Track 3: [IQ Bar] How Industry Leaders Solve Common Business Problems with GIS

Products: QGIS

Topic: GIS

Speakers: Chris Thomas, Quorum

Explore the latest in GIS management. We’ll showcase how your peers are using these tools to drive innovation in Land Management.

Track 4: Ask the Expert: Advanced SCADA Tools

Products: SCADA

Topic: Advanced SCADA

Speakers: Kyle Chapman, QuorumGuest Speaker

Learn how to get the most out of myQuorum SCADA (formerly ScadaVisor) including advanced features: Plunger Manager, Automated Choke, Production Forecast Integration, Configurable Dashboard Reporting Tiles, and more.

Track 5: The Future of Balancing Setup and Configuration

Products: PGAS

Topic: Graphical Balancing Setup

Speakers: Matt Lee, QuorumJosh Kendrick, Quorum

Understand the future of Graphical Balancing Setup with a demonstration of our interface which allows you to create and manage configurations using a web-based builder that provides user-friendly, drag-and-drop functionality.

Track 6: Understanding the Life of an Invoice

Products: TIPS, QPTM, QEMS, QCM

Topic: Life of an Invoice

Speakers: Ryan Cowan, Quorum

Follow Quorum as we journey through the life of an invoice. With a focus on common challenges, we track the invoice close process across multiple systems, including new add-ins for Microsoft Excel.

Track 7: Customer Spotlight: Focus on Force Majeure

Products: QCM

Topic: Force Majeure

Speakers: Lisa Endres, Energy TransferDan Nardella, Quorum

Learn how a leader in gathering, processing, storage, and transportation is using Force Majeure export to distribute automated event-specific notifications with messages to all impacted producers.

Track 8: Case Study on BI: Data as a Service

Products: Business Intelligence

Topic: BI Data as a Service

Speakers: Richard Jackson, Cyndrus Oil and Gas Corporation

Want to get all the advantages of the Quorum data model but also BYOBIT (Bring Your Own Business Intelligence Tool!)? Come take a look at what Quorum's doing to allow data to be consumed by any tool, including a case study from one of your peers.

Business Forum: Building a Case for Business Process Outsourcing

Products: Business Leadership Forum

Topic: Business Process Outsourcing

Speakers: Julie Mensing, DCP Midstream Michael Lewis, Quorum

More and more energy companies are choosing to outsource some of their back office functions. Learn about the key considerations of a large midstream operator that chose to outsource a portion of their accounting.

Technology Forum: Operational Evolution: Simplify Operations with APIs & Telemetry

Products: Technology Leadership Forum

Topic: Operational Evolution – Visibility to myQuorum Operations

Speakers: Corey House, Quorum

Join us for a discussion of operational challenges and how myQuorum can keep things running smoothly. We will explore topics including monitoring, stability, error prevention, and how the APIs will allow for better visibility into operations.

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Session 6

Track 1: How Quorum Uses Microsoft to Improve Oil and Gas Accounting

Products: QRA, QDO

Topic: myQuorum and Microsoft, Online Help

Speakers: Ashley Owen, Quorum

Improvements coming to Revenue Accounting and Division Order include making better use of Microsoft technology. Join us for tips and tricks on using Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Office and more with myQuorum.

Track 2: The Road Ahead for Energy ERP and Financial Accounting

Products: QCA, QCFS

Topic: Roadmap

Speakers: Wes Geier, Quorum

You've seen the latest advancements in myQuorum personas, now learn how myQuorum is taking advantage of the latest innovations from Microsoft for better workplace collaboration. You'll understand what's to come on the road ahead for myQuorum technology and how it impacts your role.

Track 3: What's Next in Land Management

Products: QLS, QGIS, QLA, QROW

Topic: Product Roadmap

Speakers: Kyle Vorndran, Quorum

You've seen the latest advancements in myQuorum Land, now learn how myQuorum is taking advantage of the latest innovations from Microsoft for better workplace collaboration. You'll understand what's to come on the road ahead for myQuorum technology and how it impacts land and GIS professionals.

Track 4: What's Next in Field Operations

Products: FI, SCADA

Topic: Roadmap

Speakers: Matt Dieden, Quorum

2017 is going to be a banner year for myQuorum Field Insights and myQuorum SCADA (formerly FieldVisor and ScadaVisor.) Get a glimpse into what the future holds for myQuorum Field Operations.

Track 5: What's Next for Quorum Measurement

Products: PGAS

Topic: Roadmap

Speakers: Vivek Agarwal, QuorumMatthew Lee, Quorum

There are big plans in the works for myQuorum Measurement (formerly PGAS) as we attempt to revolutionize the measurement industry. Get a glimpse into what the future holds for Quorum Measurement both short and long term.

Track 6: Technology Futurescape: myQuorum and Microsoft Workplace Collaboration

Products: TIPS, QPTM, QEMS

Topic: Roadmap

Speakers: Matthew Lewis, Quorum

You've seen the latest advancements in myQuorum personas, now learn how myQuorum is taking advantage of the latest innovations from Microsoft for better workplace collaboration. You'll understand what's to come on the road ahead for myQuorum technology and how it impacts your role. We'll also show you where to find the latest information 24x7 using myQuorum Online Help.

Track 7: Work Smarter with Microsoft and myQuorum

Products: TIPS

Topic: myQuorum and Microsoft, Online Help

Speakers: Niki Thomas, Quorum

myQuorum takes advantage of the latest innovations from Microsoft. Join us for tips and tricks on using Microsoft Outlook, Office, Edge and more with myQuorum for better workplace collaboration. We'll also show you where to find the latest information 24x7 using myQuorum Online Help.

Track 8: Best Practice Sharing: Operational Efficiency

Products: myQuorum

Topic: System Health and Maintenance

Speakers: Seth Peters, Quorum

What are some common problems in maintaining system health? What can you do to improve performance? What changes are being implemented regarding monitoring and telemetry? Let's discuss best practices, tips and tricks, and ideas to consider for future features.

Business and Technology Forum: PwC Presents: Market Recovery

Products:

Topic: Market Recovery

Speakers: Mike Scheller, PwC

Join PwC's Mike Scheller as he discusses how energy companies can strategically align themselves to grow and thrive as the price of oil recovers.

12:30 - 1:30PM

Lunch

Colorado Ballroom E & F
1:30PM - 2:30PM

Session 7 | IQ Bars

Track 1: [IQ Bar] The Benefits of Using Market Exemption Groups

Products: QRA, QDO

Topic: Market Exemption Groups

Speakers: Brian Aidoo, Quorum

Meet with a Quorum product expert for a brief demonstration of how Market Exemption Groups can be used to make maintenance more efficient. Watch the demo and stay for Q&A with Quorum representatives and your peers.

Track 2: [IQ Bar] Managing Your DD&A with Quorum

Products:QCA

Topic: DD&A

Speakers: Wes Geier, Quorum

Understand new additions to the Quorum DD&A module as well as make sure you're fully utilizing all of the existing functionality.

Track 3: [IQ Bar] Managing Interest and Area at Depth

Products: QLS

Topic: Managing Interest and Area at Depth

Speakers: Chris Thomas, Quorum

Explore the latest interest and depth management capabilities in Quorum. We’ll showcase how your peers are using these tools visualize their interest at depth.

Track 4: [IQ Bar] Flex Your Technical Muscles Using myQuorum Field Insights and SCADA Public APIs

Products: FI, SCADA

Topic: APIs

Speakers: Josh Kendrick, Quorum

Learn how other users are taking advantage of myQuorum Field Insights and SCADA public APIs. In this working session, we will look at how to use these APIs both from the application web page and external applications.

Track 5: [IQ Bar] Save Time and Improve Efficiency by Maximizing Quorum Measurement

Products: PGAS

Topic: Tips and Tricks

Speakers: Matt Lee, QuorumVivek Agarwal, Quorum

Join Quorum experts for a demonstration of how the latest and most beneficial usability features for Quorum Measurement (formerly PGAS) streamline efficiencies and eliminate manual effort.

Track 6: [IQ Bar] What's New with NAESB in 2017

Products: QPTM

Topic: NAESB 3.1

Speakers: Robert Young, Quorum

Join us for a discussion of what's new for 2017.

Track 7: [IQ Bar] How to Save Time with Scheduler

Products: TIPS

Topic: Scheduler

Speakers: Dan Nardella, Quorum

Save time by using the Scheduler to pre-schedule process execution and report distribution.

Track 8, Business Forum, and Technology Forum: [IQ Bar] myQuorum Readiness

Products: myQuorum

Topic: myQuorum Readiness

Speakers: Michael Foderetti, Quorum

Get in position to deliver process improvements, efficiency gains, better access to information, and improved integration, collaboration, and training. This session will provide ideas and key considerations related to planning and communications, in order to set the stage for an effective roll-out of myQuorum.

2:45PM - 3:45PM

Session 8 | IQ Bars

Track 1: [IQ Bar] How Different Revenue Input Methods Impact Unitized Tracts

Products: QRA, QDO

Topic: Unit to Tract

Speakers: Purvaja Ganesan, Quorum

Watch a Quorum expert demonstrate how to process against unitized tracts through different revenue input methods. A Quorum product expert will be on hand to answer your questions.

Track 2: [IQ Bar] Preparing for Year-End: Understanding 1099s and Quorum

Products:QCFS

Topic: 1099

Speakers: Andrew Stratton, Quorum

Hear about recent enhancements to the Quorum 1099 processes and get a better picture of how to get accurate and timely 1099s out the door.

Track 3: [IQ Bar] Canadian Extensions for Land Management

Products: QLS

Topic: Canadian Extensions for Land Management

Speakers: Michael Foderetti, Quorum

We’ll provide an overview of what makes Canadian Land Management different from US Land Management and also demonstrate the features we’ve added to support these processes.

Track 3: [IQ Bar] What’s New in Business Objects?

Products: BI

Topic: Business Objects 4.2

Speakers: Deanna Glinka, Quorum

Come see demos of the new and improved features available in Business Objects 4.2.

Track 5: [IQ Bar] Future of TechTools: Full Mobility

Products: PGAS

Topic: Future Mobile Platform

Speakers: Josh Kendrick, Quorum

Advancements in the Quorum mobile platform have made it possible to create a next version of the myQuorum Field Insights. This platform is the future of TechTools providing key benefits including mobility, collaboration, and performance. See a demo of the mobile platform and engage in a discussion as to how this platform will be utilized for the next version of TechTools.

Track 6: [IQ Bar] Using Wizards to Enhance Your Business Processes

Products:

Topic: Wizards

Speakers: Robert Young, Quorum

Meet with a Quorum product expert to learn about wizards and how they can be incorporated and enhance your business processes.

Track 7: [IQ Bar] How to Survive an Audit with the Help of Reports, Query and More

Products:TIPS

Topic: Audit Reporting

Speakers: Stacey Hensley, Quorum

Survive your next audit with the help of reports, query screens, ad-hoc query and more.

Track 8, Business Forum, and Technology Forum: [IQ Bar] Quorum IT Roadmap

Products:

Topic: IT Roadmap

Speakers: Corey House, Quorum

Join us for an overview of Quorum's roadmap for the future.

Agenda is subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates.

Registration

Early Bird Ended January 31, 2017 $599
Standard Begins February 1, 2017 $799

See the FAQ section for Qnections' cancellation and transfer policies

Sponsors

Thank you to all Qnections 2017 Sponsors

Sponsors will be located in Technology Hall, a new and exciting addition to Qnections

Exhibit Sponsor

Speaker Sponsor

Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Contact Hattie Brazelton at usergroup@qbsol.com for Sponsorship information and availability.

Location / Hotel

Quorum has negotiated a room rate of $229 per night + tax at the Denver Marriott City Center. Each room will including complimentary internet access. This is the same hotel as where the event is being held. The deadline for making a reservation at the discounted group rate is March 12, 2017.

Address

Denver Marriott City Center
1701 California Street
Denver, CO 80202

Hotel Reservations

(303) 297-1300

FAQ

Filter by: Agenda App General Hotel Registration & Attendance Speaker / Sponsor

Is this the final agenda?

Quorum reserves the right to alter the agenda and conference times (within reason) as it sees fit. Please check back regularly for conference updates.

Why is the conference starting on Sunday? What does this mean to me?

Based on your survey feedback, we have shortened the conference to just two days with an earlier start time of 9:30 AM on Monday, April 3rd. Registration will begin on Sunday (4:30-8:30 PM) along with a Welcome Reception from 6:30-8:30 PM. If travel permits, we encourage attendees to register Sunday rather than wait until Monday morning to avoid longer wait times.

No Quorum sessions will take place on Sunday.

Why are business and IT leaders now attending Qnections? Isn't user group just for end users?

Qnections is expanding and adding to its traditional user group conference to include compelling sessions for senior leaders, a new IQ Bar format, and more peer-led content throughout. These industry leaders will attend sessions geared towards industry innovation with two new forums designed for specifically for them.

Pick and choose your schedule (How this differs from past conferences)

Users can now pick and choose any sessions you’d like to attend throughout the conference. Check out our track suggestions personalized to you! (Excludes the Business and Technology Forums.)

What session can I attend? Do I have to stay within tracks for products I own or can I attend tracks for other products I'm interested in?

Unlike past conferences, Qnections 2017 opens all end-user sessions to all Quorum customers. (Excludes the Business and Technology Forums.) See something you like but don't have? Attendees will benefit from special software promotions.

Who do I contact if I have question about or trouble downloading the app?

Hattie Brazelton @ usergroup@qbsol.com

I can't find the Qnections 2017 App in the app store

The Qnections 2017 app will be available for download in March 2017. Quorum will reach out to registrants when it is available with further instruction on the process.

The app is available on iPhone and Android app stores only.

Updating Your Mobile Profile

Update your mobile profile (your digital business card) so you can network with other attendees. To update your information:

  1. Log into the app
  2. From the event home screen, select the three lines at the top and then select the gear icon at the top on iOS or the top-most down arrow on Android.
  3. Tap Profile Settings.
  4. From here, you can include a photo of yourself, edit your profile information, add contact information, and link your account to social media platforms for easy posting from the app.

Already see information filled in? That's the information you imported when you registered. Feel free to update it if something changed.

Networking, Requesting or Sharing Your Digital Business Card

Share your digital business card or request someone else's quickly and easily through the app. Review the steps below:

  1. Log into the app
  2. 2. Select the Attendees launch icon. 3. Tap the Attendee Options icon in the top right of the screen. Then make sure that the slider marked "Show Me On Attendee List" is set to "On". Tap OK to confirm.  4. Tap on someone's name to request their digital business card. They'll receive a notification to accept or decline.

Remember, every time you request someone's digital business card and they accept, they'll receive yours too.

Sending 1:1 Messages

  1. Tap on the Attendees icon.
  2. Find the person you would like to message and tap on their name.
  3. In their profile, tap the message icon.
  4. Write your message, then tap Send.

Checking Your Messages

To check if you have any messages, look for My Messages in the side nav. If you have a message, there will be a red circle with the number in it.

Checking Notifications

Stay up-to-date with the latest event news and announcements like schedule changes, reminders, and contest winners.

  1. Log into the app
  2. Tap the hamburger icon at the top left of the screen to pull out the side nav.
  3. Tap Activity Feed.
  4. Tap Notifications.

How do I know where the meeting rooms are at the event?

Besides a print out of the layout given to each attendee at the event, you will have access to a digital map on the app.

Viewing and updating my schedule on the app

It is very important to update your session as many sessions are first come, first serve. To add sessions to your schedule, tap the Schedule icon to see the full event schedule with session times, descriptions, speakers, and where they're happening. Tap the plus sign next to the session name to add it to your schedule to create a personalized agenda. To view your schedule, tap My Schedule from any view within the schedule to access your agenda for that day or see what you're up to tomorrow.

Want to add your event schedule to your device's calendar? Tap the download icon at the top right of the screen. A confirmation screen will appear. Tap Export.

Taking and Reviewing Notes

You can take notes on sessions, speakers, other attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors directly in the app. To do this:

  1. Find the page you’d like to take a note on.
  2. Tap the pencil icon.
  3. Write your note.

You can access all of your notes in the side menu under My Items under the My Notes icon. From there, you can export all of your notes by emailing them to yourself, or anyone else.

Tweeting from the App

You can tweet about sessions, speakers, exhibitors, or anything else straight from the app. To do this:

  1. From the side menu, tap your profile picture, then scroll to the bottom of your profile page and tap to Connect Your Twitter Account. 

OR

  1. Find the sessions', speakers', or sponsor's page in the app, or visit the Activity Feed.
  2. Tap the social share icon at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap the Twitter icon.
  4. Write your post, remembering to keep it to 140 characters.
  5. Tap Post.

Everything in one place - the Activity Feed!

The Activity Feed is a complete stream of content inclusive of all event activity such as notifications, social media posts, and more! Plus, you don't need a social media account to participate! To post:

  1. Tap the hamburger icon at the top of the event's home screen.
  2. Tap Activity Feed under My Items.
  3. Tap the plus sign at the top of the screen.
  4. Select if you would like to post a message (Text) or a photo.
  5. If you select Photo, your camera will come up, and you can either take a picture, or select a photo from your gallery.
  6. Choose the compass icon if you'd like to post just to the Activity Feed, or select social if you'd like to post to other social media. Or choose both!
  7. Tap Post

Your post may take a couple moments to appear. For the impatient among us, swipe down to refresh the feed.

See a post that stands out to you? You can leave a like by tapping the heart icon, or comment on it by tapping the speech bubble.

Allowing Push Notifications

Push notifications allows you to stay up-to-date on any room or schedule changes, contest winners and more. Quorum strongly recommends allowing this throughout the event.

iOS:

  1. From the home screen of your device, tap Settings, then Notifications.
  2. Find and select the Qnections app on the list. Switch Allow Notifications on.

Android:

(Note: Not all Android phones are the same. The directions below walk you through the most common OS, Android 5.0.)

  1. Swipe down on the home screen, then click the gear in the top right. Tap Sounds and notifications.
  2. Scroll down and tap App notifications. Find your event’s app on the list. Switch notifications from off to on.

Logging In to the App

All registrants of Qnections 2017 will receive an email with login links and passwords. After you verify your account information, you can login using several devices if desired. Having troubles or didn't receive your email? Please email usergroup@qbsol.com

Who do I need to contact with questions not outlined in this document?

Hattie Brazelton @ usergroup@qbsol.com

What does Quorum do with the pictures and video taken during Qnections?

Quorum or others on behalf of Quorum, will be photographing, audio and video recording, webcasting, and podcasting at Qnections venues and events.

This includes, but is not limited to the general session, breakout session, technical sessions, technology hall, welcome receptions, and other activities.

You agree that Quorum may use and share with partners, your image or likeness, if captured, in connection with any advertising or promotional content, program, or material for Qnections, Quorum and Quorum business and projects, or for any other lawful purpose, including by posting on public websites. Quorum is not, however, obligated to make any use of your image, name or likeness, or exercise any of the rights granted to it. You also understand that your image may appear in Qnections photos made available to you, other attendees, or the public, and that these third-parties may retain and distribute those photos.

Does Quorum provide a list of attendees to other attendees or sponsors?

Qnections is open only to customer companies. This list is proprietary information and, therefore, is not provided to exhibitors or attendees.

Attendees and sponsors will, however, be able to contact other attendees and sponsors using the Qnections 2017 app during the show.

Wi-Fi Instructions

Wireless internet will be provided at the conference for the convenience of the Qnections 2017 attendees.

Checking In & Conference Badges

Badges are required in order to attend all meetings and special activities. Your badge will also help you get acquainted with other attendees. Pick up your badge at the registration desk on Lower Level 2 during the hours of 5:00 - 8:00PM, April 2 or 8:00AM - 12:00PM, April 3 (note that the General Session begins at 9:30AM).

Who do I contact with questions about the room block or hotel reservations?

Joann Martinez @ Joann.Martinez@marriott.com

Continued Education

Quorum offers Continued Education through the following Associations:

  • National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
    • Accountants
  • National Association of Lease and Title Analysts (NALTA)
    • Lease and Title Analysts
  • National Association of Division Order Analysts (NADOA)
    • Division Order Analysts

When is the last day I can register?

We recommend registering before March 12, 2017 to ensure you are able to get a room within the Quorum Room Block and receive a name tag. However, we accept registration until the day of the event and walk-in registrants.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

You will receive a full refund if you cancel on or before January 30, 2017.

If you cancel on or before February 15, 2017, you will receive a 50% refund.

No refunds will be issued on or after February 16, 2017 or for no-shows.

If I cannot attend, can I transfer my registration to a colleague?

Yes, but please do so before March 17, 2017 to ensure that they receive a name badge. If the transfer is after this date, Quorum cannot guarantee that they will receive a name badge.

What should I wear?

Most conference attendees wear business casual attire.

What does the registration fee cover?

The registration fee covers full access to sessions as well as Technology Hall. Also included are all refreshment breaks, breakfasts, lunches, and reception events.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

All food at the conference is served buffet style. At every meal, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options will be provided. If you have dietary restrictions beyond those listed, please note them accordingly on your registration form in the space provided.

Are meals provided at Qnections?

Yes, breakfast and lunch will be provided for both Monday and Tuesday. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be provided at receptions, so please plan to eat dinner before or after.

Are speaker and/or sponsorship exhibit opportunities available? If so, who do I contact?

Yes! Please Contact Hattie Brazelton @ usergroup@qbsol.com

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