R&D Study Group: Developing Innovators (Corporate or Entrepreneurs)

Speaker Trey Mebane, VP of Innovation, National Oilwell Varco
Trey Mebane currently serves as the VP of Innovation for National Oilwell Varco, and has focused his 25+ year career in areas of “wealth creation through innovation” for the companies he has served.  In his current role, Trey is focused on innovation strategies which leverage his experience base to help ...

Trey Mebane currently serves as the VP of Innovation for National Oilwell Varco, and has focused his 25+ year career in areas of “wealth creation through innovation” for the companies he has served.  In his current role, Trey is focused on innovation strategies which leverage his experience base to help establish a culture of innovation for NOV through commercialization management, business / technology scouting and NOV Ventures (a talent development program).


While at NOV, Mebane has held various leadership positions for multiple departments, including: Software Development, R&D, Engineering, Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Business Development.


Mebane holds a degree in Computer Science from Texas State University where he graduated with honors, and a Masters in Technology Commercialization from The University of Texas at Austin where his work received the George Kozmetsky Award for Academic Excellence and the program’s Outstanding Student Award.

Full Description

Our industry is continuously challenged to improve itself in a manner which results in a more efficient (and safer) supply of hydrocarbons at a global level. So, where will the next "big idea" come from? What differentiates which "big ideas" make it, from those which fail? Why do some make it that shouldn't? In short, how do we ensure value creation beyond simple Darwinism; e.g. survival of the fittest or luckiest?

Like most skills, innovation can be taught, developed and cultivated as a competency to be practiced. When creating corporate innovators or entrepreneurs, this means a focus on developing talent in 3 key areas : Technical Skills, Application Skills and Leadership Skills. Developing competencies in these areas helps to de-risk ventures, as well as ensure a focus on creating value which is truly desired.

 

Organizer Skip Davis

For info contact Skip at skdavis@technologyintermediaries.com


 

When?

Thu, Sep. 1, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Norris Westchase Center
9990 Richmond Ave., Suite 102
Houston, Texas 77042

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