2016 - Users Conference - San Francisco
The Tao of Qi - OSIsoft's New Martial Art
Keanu Reeves starred in the movie 'Man of Tai Chi'. Our multiple All-Star vCampus/DevClub member Rhys Kirk has his own movie being filmed titled 'Man of Tie Qi' - an in depth look at how he studied the art of OSIsoft Qi (pronounce ‘Chee’) and used his new skills to develop new product ideas for his new company TGG (The Genius Group). The movie sees the handsome lead developer studying OSIsoft Qi in a remote, rural village in the farthest reaches of the UK, tackling his nemesis 'depth indexed data' and single-handedly saving the 'complex data types' from the clutches of the 'Relational Databases'. This is a must see movie for an insight on how you too can learn the art of OSIsoft Qi. Prepare to have your eyes opened to a new way of thinking about storing your data!
Laurent has been working for OSIsoft since 2000 starting in the field service and training teams out of our Montreal office. In 2007 Laurent moved to the newly created Product Management team and has since been responsible for PI AF, PI Notifications and the PI server products. As SaaS Program Manager, he is now overlooking the different OSIsoft’s Cloud initiatives. Laurent holds a M.Sc. in Physical Oceanography from University of Toulon, France and a Ph.D. in Applied Statistics from McGill University, Montreal.
Rhys has been focusing on delivering solutions for the Oil & Gas industry over the last 12 years, specializing in Real Time Data Management with a strong emphasis on the OSIsoft PI System. He has held positions as architect and principal consultant at Shell, Wipro and Accenture. He has won the ‘All Stars’ status multiple time on the OSIsoft Developers Community and is leading the all-time leaderboard on PI Square.