Peter Reynolds is an Industry Analyst with ARC Advisory Group, a global research and advisory firm based in Boston USA. Peter performs research into and consults with clients on emerging practices and technology areas such as process optimization, asset performance, and operational analytics. He brings more than 25 years of professional experience as an Oil & Gas Industry Analyst and in prior roles served as manager of plant automation and IT in the downstream oil refining and petroleum product marketing for Canada's largest oil refinery. He is a distinguished thought leader, strategist, and speaker, with an extensive history of practical experience engineering and operating Refinery Hydro-processing projects. Peter has also published several whitepapers related to technological transformation in process industries operations business and the enabling technology and frequently speaks at technical conferences throughout North America and the EMEA region.