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Spring Forum Recap 2024
Where innovation meets collaboration, set against the backdrop of the latest trends and breakthroughs in our industry.

- April 23, 2024 -

PODS Principal Partner

Thank You To Our Spring Forum Sponsors




2024 Spring Forum Awards

Congratulations to the trailblazers and innovators of the pipeline data management industry at the prestigious PODS 2024 Spring Forum Awards. This esteemed event, set against the backdrop of the Spring Forum, honors the exceptional contributions and advancements in our field.


Volunteer of the Year (Individual)

Presented by Monique Roberts, PODS
Given to Todd Patterson, Buckeye

The Volunteer of the Year is awarded to the person who has made the biggest impact on the PODS organization through participation, innovation, leadership, and just plain grit and hard work. Without this person, PODS would not be all that it is today!

Innovation Award (Individual, Team or Member Company)

Presented by Gabriel Burns, Esri
Given to Marissa Majal, Magnolia River

Who has the best ideas for advancing pipeline data management from a technical aspect? The Innovation Award is for the person, team or company who always seeks to build a better mousetrap and contribute to the consistent growth and innovation of PODS.

Strategic Implementation Award (Operator Member Company)

Presented by Brad Schaaf, Geonamic
Given to Alexandra Magalhães, TAG

Awarded to a PODS operator member who took a major step implementing the latest version of PODS and is prepared to tell and share their story. Maybe they combined databases while implementing or they had multiple changes going on at once or major roadblocks. Whatever the challenge, this organization showcased stellar implementation.

Service Company of the Year

Presented by Monique Roberts, PODS
Given to Geonamic, accepted by Jackie Smith

To be the Service Company of the Year, you are the organization who donated the most man-person hours to PODS in a volunteer capacity. There are so many ways to support the PODS Community with committees, working groups, etc. This company supported their team with the leeway to perform above and beyond for the benefit of the community – they showed up and got the job done!

Operator of the Year

Presented by Rick Roberts, Petro IT
Given to Williams, accepted by Malika Pande, Josh Cox, and Christen Trout

As Operator of the Year, you are the operator who best exemplifies living, eating, breathing, and sleeping PODS. You are the operator willing to share your experience with the proven benefits and advancement due to use of PODS data structure. This operator has supported their teams to engage with all of the resources the PODS Community has to offer while translating the value of PODS for pipeline safety, asset knowledge management, regulatory compliance and optimized operations.

PODS 2024 Spring Forum - Program Agenda

Our expanded event provided more speakers, panels, and learning for you!

Did you miss the impressive lineup of industry leaders and innovators ready to share their insights? Check out all the action that took place below:

10:30 amCheck in at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston Downtown

11:00 am to 1:00 pmLuncheon

  • Welcome & Sponsor Recognition – Todd Patterson
  • Gold Sponsor Introduction – Geonamic
  • Gold Sponsor Introduction – Petro IT

Spring Forum Awards

  • Volunteer of the Year, presented by Monique Roberts, PODS
  • Innovation Award, presented by ESRI
  • Strategic Implementation Award, presented by Geonamic
  • Service Company of the Year, presented by PODS
  • Operator of the Year, presented by Petro IT

PODS Committee and Work Group Updates

  • Deborah Matthews – TCG (Technical Committee on Governance)
  • Patrick Boes – TCDM (Technical Committee on Data Governance)
  • Marissa Mijal – TVC Working Group (Traceable, Verifiable, & Complete)
  • Jackie Smith – TEE (Training, Education & Events) & Table Poster Premier

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm – Break & Networking

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm – Move to Discovery Sessions (Download PDF below for more details)

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – PODS Forum Reception & Networking

6:00 pmEND

PODS Fall Forum will be on October 22, 2024. Save the Date!