Volume 3 - September 18, 2017 - In This Issue:

Pipeline Week is ON! 
October 3-5, 2017 in Houston

Houston is ready for us and for Pipeline Week 2017. Our hearts go out to all of those in the Houston area who were affected by the Hurricane, we are amazed at your resiliency.
PODS, GITA and PennWell have worked hard to bring you a wide array of panelists and topics for Pipeline Week Presentations. Here is a sneak peek at the PODS Business Meeting and the PODS Plenary Agendas:

BUSINESS MEETING @ 7:30-8:15am Oct. 4th
  • PODS Foundation & Accomplishments - President Paul Herrmann, Chevron
    • PODS Mission, Vision, Strategic Plan
    • PODS Leadership
    • 2016/2017 Accomplishments
    • Key Deliverables
    • What's Next
  • Technical Committee on Governance - Chair Andy Morris, DCP Midstream
    • PODS Governance structure--alignment and communication
    • Committee and Workgroup Updates
    • Next Gen Brief Overview
  • Communications Committee - Chair Katrin Franke, TransCanada
  • Membership Report - Kathy Mayo, Executive Director
  • Financial Report - Treasurer Scott Blumenstock, Dynamic Risk
  • Wrap Up - What's Next - Q&A
PLENARY @ 8:30-9:45am Oct. 4th
  • PODS Accomplishments in 2016/2017 - President Paul Herrmann, Chevron
  • Technical Committee on Governance - Chair Andy Morris, DCP Midstream
    • PODS Structure for Technical Work - Coordination and Alignment
    • PODS Models - Techinical Committee on Data Modeling
    • Communications - Business Value Drives Our Work
    • Next Generation
  • Next Generation - Co-Chairs Pete Veenstra, TRC and Chad Corcoran, Andeavor
  • Recognition Awards
September 20th - Deadline for Hotel Reservation Discount for Pipeline Week Participants Go to www.pipelineweek.com for more information.

Member Portal Enhances Communication Among PODS Members
PODS Association has been working hard to improve and streamline our communication - both internally and externally. In addition to communicating via regular emails, newsletters and webinars, we have also implemented a powerful new PODS Member Portal. This interactive site is backed by a robust database that allows us to more effectively communicate with each other and with our Members and the public.

Accessible from our website at www.pods.org, this new Portal gives the public access to our latest webinars and presentations; an easily searchable list of Active PODS Association Members and an Events calendar.

Available exclusively to PODS Association Members are many other features including downloading Data Models and documentation; exploring and participating in  technical  information exchanges via community forums; and accessing and changing personal information.

PODS Members: If you have not yet set up your own personal user account,  click here and enter your email address, then look for an email that will allow you to set your password (NOTE: this may take a few minutes, and it might arrive in your SPAM folder).  Bookmark this url for future access: https://pods.memberclicks.net/login, or simply click the "Member Portal" menu choice from www.pods.org.

QUESTIONS? ISSUES LOGGING IN? Please do not hesitate to contact
Jen Gordon,  Communications Specialist, at 907-240-0206 or jen.gordon@pods.org
f you have any questions about your membership or accessing the PODS Online Member Portal. 

Volunteer Call-Out 
Technical Committee For Data Modeling

The TCDM committee is recruiting for 2-3 industry experts to become part of this important group. The primary responsibility for this committee is modeling changes to PODS, in both relational and spatial formats. PODS is moving into use of Enterprise Architect for data modeling and ShapeChange to support data exchange. PODS Volunteers commit to completing EA and ShapeChange training, attending regular meetings and providing data modeling service as part of the TCDM team.

For additional information please download this PDF Volunteer Job Description.

If you would like to participate on the TCDM, please submit a resume and email expressing your interest to  Kathy.mayo@pods.org.


Did you miss the two Lunchtime Webinars we provided in August? You can see and hear the presentations HERE in our Community Forums area of our Portal.

Kathy Mayo, Executive Director
PODS Association

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

Download PODS Lite.zip