January 5, 2019 - In This Issue:

Happy New Year!

2018 marked the 20th year of PODS Association, and we are thrilled to begin our next 20 years with the rollout of PODS 7.0, our most transformational data model to date, one that will reshape the way that the industry tracks and maintains pipelines. Created entirely by seasoned pipeline engineers, IT experts, data gurus, software engineers, and others, this data model brings our little niche into the cutting edge of 21st century data modeling.   Download our latest model, a preview of PODS 7.0,  PODS Lite v1.1, HERE.

Do you want to be more closely involved?  Consider joining our Board of Directors in 2019.  There are 5 seats open (read more about the openings below). Please  download and fill out the 2019 Candidacy Form here (declaration of candidacy is due by January 21st).

2019 Board Positions Open - Call For Candidates - Nomination period ends 1/21/19
Have you been interested in joining the team? We hope you will consider joining the PODS Association's dynamic Board of Directors, the backbone behind our globally recognized PODS Data Model Standard There are five open seats for the 2018 PODS Board of Directors including  3   Operators and 2 Service  Providers Nomination period ends January 1st.
If you are interested in joining this important group, please download the 2019 Board Candidacy Form (pdf)  and/or contact Kathy Mayo at  kathy.mayo@pods.org .   NOTE the filled-in form is due back to us by January 21st.

5 board seats are open in 2019, as follows:

3 Operators, Two-year terms:
* Andy Morris, DCP Midstream
* William "Buddy" Nagel, Kinder Morgan
* Jackie Smith, Williams

2 Service Providers, Two-year terms:
* Peter Veenstra, Pivvot
* Gary Whitcher, Blue Sky Evolution (appointed in 2018 after mid-term vacancy by Nichole Killingsworth)

ADA Upstream 2019 Update - Earlybird Registration Special through 1/11/19

ADA Upstream 2019 is the industry's unique chance to accelerate the transition to data-driven
 business, approaching this transformation from all angles and functions. Whether you're from the IT or business side, this meeting offers a much needed platform to showcase use-cases and practical strategies that enhance collaboration and advance data analytics to deliver maximum business value. Make sure you get your full event guide and don't forget to register before the end of this week to save up to $900! http://www.ada-upstream.com/?utm_source=External&utm_medium=linkedin&utm_campaign=ADA-10850-PODS-linkedin-post1&utm_name

Save the Dates!  Upcoming FREE Webinars

PODS will resume our series of FREE webinars in 2019, starting in February.  These lunchtime webinars, held on the third Thursday of each month at noon, will provide insight and practical information about the PODS Data Model and the PODS Member Portal.  More information will be forthcoming describing the content and how to register.

February 21, 2019 @ noon
March 21, 2019 @ noon

Kathy Mayo, Executive Director
PODS Association

PODS Next Generation: 
A Commitment to PODS as a Standard and a Transformed Data Model