Speaker #1 Name: Christina Karapataki
Speaker Title: Venture Principle
Speaker Company: Schlumberger Technology Investments
Speaker #1 Bio:
Christina Karapataki is a Venture Principal in the Early Stage Technology Investments group at Schlumberger Technology Corporation. In this role she works closely with Schlumberger Business Units and Engineering Centers to assess joint development opportunities and lead investments in startup companies. She specializes in investments in energy, advanced materials, industrial software solutions and sustainability technologies. Christina serves on the board of directors of Wirescan AS and as a board observer for 908 Devices and Parsable. She is a member of the NVCA Corporate Venture Group Advisory Board and serves on the Emerging Leaders Committee for the Petroleum Equipment and Services Association (PESA). She was recognized in Forbes’ 2017 list of 30 Under 30 in Energy.
Event Description/Presentation Abstract: Sourcing and Investing in Oil and Gas Startup Companies
Many oil and gas companies are increasing their corporate venture activities and investing in small, innovative technology startups that could advance their company's new product and/or technology development efforts. Christina Karapataki from Schlumberger Early Stage Investments will discuss how Oil & Gas corporate venture capital groups find, evaluate and invest in startup companies with unique technology. Christina will also talk about positioning your startup for venture investment and discuss some lessons learned from her interactions with early stage entrepreneurs.
Speaker #2 Name: Carol Piovesan
Speaker #2 Title: CEO, Founder
Speaker Company: APO Offshore
Speaker #2 Bio: Carol Piovesan develops strategy to increase market growth implementing digital technology. Most recently she designed and implemented the first “Real Time Chemical Monitoring Solution” for the offshore production industry which she presented at SPE ATCE 2015. Carol has worked in the energy industry for the past 15 years after spending 10 years in the IT industry. She has authored 10 papers on equipment monitoring, predictive analysis, networking and computer sciences, data information and knowledge management. She has published articles and contributed to columns for SPE, ISA; and the Journal of Petroleum Technology magazine. Carol is a member of the professional organizations of SPE and ISA where she is a regular guest speaker and involved in the field of Digital Engineering. As the SPE regional M&I award recipient for two years, she served on the SPE Gulf Coast Section Board, and two SPE Technical Section Boards, (Digital Energy and PD2A- predictive analytics) since 2012.
Event Description/Presentation Abstract: Day in the Life of a Digital Engineer
Today and in the future, technology will impact our lives and how we work. The maturity of software has driven volumes of data into every aspect of our lives. From subsurface, subsea to the topside surface, we now see Engineering Technology, Operational Technology and Information Technology converging in the workspace reshaping our workflows. How do we adopt and adapt into the new environment? This discussion will discuss different technologies and evolutions that are happening today to help get ready for tomorrow. From Human Machine devices, Mobile devices, large and small touch devices, to multi-player integrated work environments; you will experience the impact the Visual has related to the Analytical Data.
Speaker #3 Name: Geoff Roberts
Speaker #3Title: Managing Director and Head of U.S. A&D
Speaker Company: BMO Capital
Speaker #3 Bio: Geoff has 37 years in the upstream petroleum engineering, finance, and A&D advisory fields and currently serves as a Managing Director and Head of U.S. A&D for BMO Capital. He began his career as a Petroleum Engineer with Amoco and since then has focused on A&D while working with energy banks, private E&Ps and advisory firms. He founded Roberts & Associates, Madison Energy Advisors, and Roberts Energy Advisors, co-founded Centurion Exploration Company, and built A&D divisions for Randall & Dewey (Jeffries) and The Oil & Gas Asset Clearinghouse. He joined BMO Capital in 2015. Geoff has degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York and is a member of numerous industry groups. He’s a proud 37-year member of SPE, served as Chairman of the SPE’s Business Development Group, was the co-founder and Treasurer of ADAM Houston, and is a Registered Professional Engineer.
Event Description/Presentation Abstract: Investment Banking vs. Consulting vs. Working in Industry vs. Starting a Company: Perspectives from Someone Who’s Done It All
This presentation will delve into the pros and cons of several very different careers: working for an energy bank, being an independent consultant, working for an oil and gas company, or starting your own company. The presenter has started “at least five” different companies over the years, worked for three different banks between the 80’s and now, worked out of his bedroom and from landmark downtown skyscrapers, has been broke several times and rich at least once. He can debate industry vs. banking vs. self-employment vs. entrepreneurship from any side. Information will be provided on how to get started in each field, and you will learn some hard lessons that will hopefully save you at least as much time, money, sweat, or tears.