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Talent acquisition: Looking back at the 2022 Offshore Technology Conference

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19 May 2022
4 min read
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Whispir is back from the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), and what can we say – we had a blast talking to so many leaders in the oil and gas industry about the Whispir platform and how it helps teams like theirs hire and onboard much-needed talent.

Held in the sprawling city of Houston, Texas, OTC 2022 was three jam-packed days of Keynote Speakers, Executive Dialogues, an educational Around the World Series, as well as a mix of technical and panel sessions curated for talent acquisition specialists.

Best of all was the diverse businesses and eye-catching products featured on the show floor – among them Whispir’s with our automated recruiting solutions. In fact, with over 1,000 exhibitors in attendance, Whispir was proud to be invited by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission to join them at their booth.

What is the Offshore Technology Conference?

The Offshore Technology Conference is an annual gathering of energy professionals where they can exchange ideas and opinions that advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. Founded in 1969, OTC’s flagship conference has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brasil, and OTC Asia.

OTC ranks among the largest 200 tradeshows held annually in the United States and is among the 10 largest meetings in terms of attendance. The event is sponsored by 13 industry organizations and societies, which work cooperatively to develop the program each year. OTC also has two endorsing organizations and ten supporting organizations. (OTC2022)

Always held in Houston, the city is a perfect landscape for the conference as it remains home to 4,600 energy-related firms that employ nearly a quarter-million innovators and problem-solvers focused on delivering offshore energy. (OTC2022)

What we heard at OTC

Among the many emerging technologies and energy solutions packed onto the sales floor, the Whispir team continued to hear one name pop into the conversation: WhatsApp. “That’s where it's at for keeping energy and utilities teams informed and organized,” says Briana Borsellino, Regional Account Executive, representing Whispir at OTC 2022.

This was great news for everyone in attendance, as one of Whispir’s primary integrations is with the WhatsApp messenger. “The key is our API’s ability to integrate seamlessly with the international-messaging app, which helps impart relevant and timely information via the platform their teams are using the most.” However, the perks of Whispir don’t stop there. 

“While some teams weren’t currently in the market for a communications platform to help with the hiring and recruiting side, they were interested in other ways Whispir could automate the way they do business,” says Borsellino.

“One interested party was looking to apply sensors to their pumps that could automatically notify them with a text message when they were overworking, while another was in the market for any monitoring systems that worked alongside sensors for feedback in real-time.”

Thanks to the flexibility of the Whispir platform, solutions are typically not hard to come by, even when it comes to the more nuanced demands of the industrial sector. For instance, those looking for intelligent alert systems that can be triggered to send automated messages in order to avoid potential disasters.

“Not only is Whispir perfect for automating alerts, but our real-time notifications can help keep stakeholders informed and provide data and analytics come audit time,” says Borsellino.

This type of range has allowed Whispir to meet the demands of multiple teams within a single industry – such as in-field workers, unmonitored technology, and those in HR.


Hear from OTC on why you should visit in 2023

  • Hundreds of peer-selected technical presentations, leveraging 13 societies’ collective knowledge and covering topics from the wellbore to topsides and everything in between. 

  • 500,000+ sq. ft. of exhibit space with ground-breaking innovations and 2,000+ leading providers of products and services in one place, at one time.

  • 60,000+ energy professionals from 100+ countries

  • Connect with global C-suite leaders and 100+ speakers to discover what innovations we can expect over the next 50 years.

  • 300+ journalists from around the world

  • OTC’s sponsoring organizations use the revenue to provide many other important programs for its members, such as training and technical journals.

  • Combine OTC with client meetings, business proposals, and company training.


Whispir while you work

On behalf of the Whispir team, we’d like to thank the entire OTC crew and conference coordinators for creating a space where we were able to demonstrate the benefits of hiring and onboarding with Whispir.

If you’re looking to hire new talent fast without adding more work to your plate, Whispir’s automated communications are a near-turnkey solution for HR professionals around the globe.

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