ConocoPhillips is putting big data analytics power closer to front-line decision-makers at the $56 billion oil and gas company. Business units and functions across ConocoPhillips are exploring the use of advanced analytics and forms of artificial intelligence like machine learning and neural networks, and CIO Mike Pfister and advanced analytics program manager Richard Barclay will discuss how the IT organization is building a platform to enable them. Advanced analytics could bring dramatically reduced drilling costs, higher predictability of production volumes before drilling, and better decisions on well completions. The company also is applying analytics to prevent well downtime, predict equipment failure, and optimize production processes. But not all of the data needed to solve certain problems exists today, so IT teams are looking for ways to create the critical data and get it back to where it can be used for analysis. Pfister and Barclay will explore this and other challenges the company is overcoming to transform a global business through data-driven decisions.