Jorge Ruiz-Peinado, Technology Development Department for CEPSA, provides an overview of how Pangea SI helped them with their research and new technology developments.
“We have very positive feedback and it’s something that I personally recommend.”
My name is Jorge Ruiz-Peinado, and I work in the Technology Development Department in CEPSA, an integrated oil and gas company with a chemicals business.
Part of my role consists of discovering new technologies and gathering technological knowledge.
Our actual case was about new uses for common products and new technology developments that are at a very early stage – there is not a lot published on it. It’s fundamental to decide which lines to follow with our R&D initiatives, and external Expert perspectives really help with that.
Sometimes it’s not easy to find information, or it costs you a lot in terms of time to research all the things that are published. Sometimes it’s just easier to have a conversation.
Having a conversation with an Expert provides what you are looking for - the right insights - because the conversation is dynamic, so it’s not like desktop research. If you find the right Expert, a conversation is much more fruitful than dozens or even hundreds of research investigations.
One hour is more than enough. If you have prepared the interview, it’s a lot of time. We can exchange a lot more information talking than writing and reading. So it’s the right amount of time. Plus, Pangea’s model is very flexible – if you need to, you can always have more.
When you compare with conferences, webinars, exhibitions and the like, the space for Q&A with those is much more limited. With an Expert interview, you get the information you ask for, instead of just what you are given. We spend a lot every year on conferences and exhibitions. The hourly cost of an Expert consultation seems expensive, but it’s worth it, because you get better information and having it fast enables you to get on with other things.
Pangea’s team is very collaborative. They are very dynamic people. They are flexible and they adapt to the situation: For example, they sent us a couple of Experts that we didn’t think were the right people, and they found a couple more who were more suitable for our needs.
One hour is more than enough. If you have prepared for the interview, it’s a lot of time. We can exchange a lot more information talking than writing and reading. So it’s the right amount of time. And if you need to, you can always have more.
We have very positive feedback and it’s something that I personally recommend.
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