Blaine is responsible for solving BP business problems that don’t lend themselves to traditional solutions through the identification and adoption of new digital technology. This is achieved through senior-executive-level awareness of the business possibilities created by emerging digital technology trends and running proof of concept projects that have potential for wide-scale adoption. Blaine’s current focus is leading technology areas wireless communications, advanced sensors, remote sensing, satellite technology, wearables, IoT and AI. Many projects have won internal and external awards for this work. Prior to DIO he had roles as the performance leader for process control, simulation and separations in BP’s refining business; he developed the strategy and technology program for the refinery of the future remote plant monitoring; he was the program manager for reviewing and implementing solutions for digital security of the process control systems and led the refining advanced control team.