Change When the Stakes Are High: How Change Management Helped Support the BP Oil Spill Response
When could the stakes be higher for BP? Immediately following the BP Gulf oil spill in 2010, the BP Gulf Coast Restoration Organization, a completely separate organizational entity, was spun up in 90 days from vision to operation. Tasked with completing the response to the oil spill and supporting restoration of the Gulf coast, management of information was vital to realization of the vision and creating a culture of information management excellence was both immediate and complex.
This presentation will highlight how change management was used to support the organization’s mission, describe barriers to change identified and the ways these barriers were overcome to create a culture of information management excellence.
Attendees will learn:
- Key elements of the change management methodology used for an information management program.
- What is meant by a culture of information management excellence.
- An approach to discovering barriers to change.
- Some key lessons learned by the team.
Keynote Speaker: Russell Stalters is the CEO and founder of Clear Path Solutions Inc. and specializes in big data and information management strategy, vendor evaluations, change management programs, and content management strategy and implementation planning for large enterprises. He also helps organizations innovate, transform, and maximize the effectiveness of individuals by helping them improve their ability to lead, work together, select and develop their people. He has honed these skills as a certified member of the John Maxwell Team and is personally mentored by John C. Maxwell.
Over the years, Russell has established a reputation as a subject matter expert for information governance, information and data management. Most notably until 2016, he was the Director Information and Data Management for BP's Gulf Coast Restoration Organization responsible for the information architecture, data management strategy and associated change management strategy, and geographic information services for the organization. In that role he also served as the Chief Architect with full design authority for all business applications and data management solutions created to manage approximately 1 petabyte of information and data collected over the last 6 years during the response and restoration efforts from the Gulf Oil Spill.