Steffan Sørenes is a Leading Advisor on Plant/Industrial IT in Equinor since April 2019. Steffan’s focus area is on the interface between OT and IT, and setting a direction and vision for making operational data and information from the physical world available in the IT platform in a secure and interoperable way through data capture, contextualization and distribution across the value chain with the purpose to support analytics, monitoring, optimization and decision-making. Steffan is passionate about Industry 4.0 and its impact on the global energy industry.
Steffan has been in Equinor since 2011 and have had several roles within the OT/IT integration landscape. Steffan was an OT/IT architect in the Johan Sverdrup project for 5 years, one of the largest Oil & Gas fields in Norway, where the main activity was to drive adoption and implementation of OPC UA as a connectivity framework within OT and between OT and IT. Steffan has been the lead IT architect in Equinor’s Integrated Operations Centre (IOC) supporting all plants with forward looking operations based on data and insights, and Steffan has since January 2017 been an architect in Omnia Industrial IoT Platform, Equinor’s platform collecting sensor data from Equinor operated plants (Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind) and making them available through uniform APIs to internal and external clients all over the world.
Steffan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from University of Stavanger and a Master’s Degree in Risk Management with specialization on Offshore Safety from University of Stavanger.