April 30, 2014


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Technology, Culture, and Change – exploring technology and change in the oil and gas market 

Please join the Technology Transfer Committee from Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section for a special luncheon previewing how technology can impact the organization and create disruption leading to the need for cultural and organizational change.  April 30, 2014 at the Norris Conference Center 

Along with the increase of system complexity, safety mandates and workforce changes are driving a new imperative - change or be outperformed.  There are several questions we can ask when considering change and its’ far reaching outcomes. What is change? What is required to embrace change? How does change depend on the mind set? Does culture impact one’s ability to embrace change? 
Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.” (King Whitney Jr.)   
Join this luncheon on April 30, 2014 to hear Patrick Johnson of Baker Hughes explore his experiences with cultural change from several different perspectives ranging from “Oil & Gas” to other vertical markets. 


Featured Speakers

Speaker Dr. Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson is the Manager for D&E System Software Testing for Baker Hughes. With over 15 years of experience in the software industry, Patrick has served  in multiple roles ranging from strategy, planning, execution and implementation, development and more. Patrick is an Electrical Engineer with extensive skills and experience in …

Patrick Johnson is the Manager for D&E System Software Testing for Baker Hughes. With over 15 years of experience in the software industry, Patrick has served  in multiple roles ranging from strategy, planning, execution and implementation, development and more. Patrick is an Electrical Engineer with extensive skills and experience in Quality, Testing, and the Software Development Lifecycle. Patrick has experience with top oil and gas organizations, as well as other vertical markets and is a certified Trainer, Consultant and Software Test Engineer

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Organizer

Sponsored by IBM and SPE-GCS Technology Transfer Committee

Carol Piovesan, organizer cpiovesan@apooffshore.com


Date and Time

Wed, April 30, 2014

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago


Location

Norris Conference Center – Westchase

9990 Richmond Ave., South Bldg., Ste. 102
Houston, Texas 77042
United States



Group(s): Innovate