• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Whit McConnell


Chief Automation & Process Control Engineer

Whit is responsible for ExxonMobil’s technology strategy for process control and automation across all business lines. Whit joined Exxon in 1999 as a Control Systems Engineer supporting various DCS and advanced control environments. He has held a number of leadership roles in both downstream manufacturing and research & engineering. He helped drive standardized design and sustainment practices across the Corporation as well as technology transformations such as the introduction of server virtualization into industrial control environments. He currently supports a number of initiatives such as Open Process Automation and the use of cognitive technologies pursuant to autonomous operations capability. In a large corporation, collaboration is an important key to success and Whit is passionate about connecting different people and teams to focused objectives.

Sessions With Whit McConnell

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 11:00am - 11:30am (CST) / 08/mar/2023 05:00 pm - 08/mar/2023 05:30 pm

    Exxon Mobil | Unlocking Innovation and Driving Efficiency through Open Standards

    Increasingly, industry is relying on harnessing the power of data by linking market signals, supply chain, and tying them together with manufacturing operations to have manufacturing become more responsive to business need. The integration of data from diverse sources is combined using AI and predictive analytics to gain insight increase manufacturing efficiency, reduce waste, reduce cost and emissions.