5 Observations I've Made Since Returning to the QHSE Software Market

As I quickly approach my one-year anniversary at NeoSystems and with my recent return to the Quality, Health, Safety, and Environmental (QHSE) software market, I’ve noticed a few trends in the companies and in the markets that I am serving: Penalties are real. It’s been over 10 years since the major over-haul to Canadian safety laws through the introduction of …

Alberta enters the technology business. Stranger in a Strange Land… no more?

As a software entrepreneur in Calgary for the last 25 years the domination of Oil & Gas industry has often had me feel like the character from Robert A. Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land”. Having spent time in my career in software cities like Vancouver, Toronto, Boston and San Francisco, running a software company in YYC feels, well – …

Death spiral, Mr. Laut? Not if we make these choices.

A few weeks ago, Steve Laut, President of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL), one of Canada’s largest oil and gas producers, delivered a direct messageto the energy services businesses in a Fort McMurrary Chamber of Commerce meeting. His comments suggested to the muted audience that costs have gotten out of control before challenging the Canadian Energy Sector to become more efficient …

Case Study- Canadian Energy Services Leverages QHSE Innovations with NeoSystems’ iTrak Platform

In the oil and gas industry, health, safety and environment (QHSE) is of paramount importance, and an integral and essential part of the way companies operate their business. Canadian Energy Services and Technology Corp. (CES) is a leading provider of technically advanced consumable chemical solutions through the life-cycle of the oilfield. CES has not only acknowledged the importance of QHSE, …

5 reasons why Enterprise Mobile adoption will revolve around Safety and Inspections

  For nearly 10 years the mobility industry has tirelessly focused on convincing us about the undeniable value of Enterprise Mobility and the never ending search for the enterprise “killer app”. It’s been a tough sell, but an answer is emerging. Below are five reasons why I believe corporate safety programs will be the catalyst for adopting enterprise mobility widely …