Charles has been working in the area of refinery and petrochemical supply chain software for the last 34 years. Charles and Basil Joffe were the developers of PIMS, first released in 1985 when the term “disruptive technology” didn’t exist, but that is what PIMS did by being the first planning system on a PC using Lotus123. The PIMS business was sold to AspenTech in 1997 where Charles became responsible for developing the industry’s first integrated petroleum supply chain solution. Later, Charles and Basil both left AspenTech to join Spiral (now AVEVA) to assist in developing the next generation of supply chain management tools. During his career, Charles has worked with many companies around the world, helping them improve their business practices in supply chain management. His current role includes working with our clients worldwide in helping them transition and realize benefits from unified Supply Chain.
Joachim Boese is Director, Digital Acceleration Consulting at AVEVA. He is working for more than 25 years in the oil & gas industry with experience both in international operating companies as well as consulting expertise with solution suppliers. Today Joachim is part of the Digital Acceleration Consulting team at AVEVA in the Oil & Gas space. Before joining Invensys in 2007 and now being part of AVEVA, Joachim worked for ConocoPhillips in their Wilhelmshaven Refinery and in engineering, operations and Planning& Scheduling for Deutsche Shell in their two German refineries in Hamburg and Cologne. Joachim holds a degree as Diplom Ingenieur of Clausthal University in Germany.