Speaker #1 Name: Alex Robart
Speaker Title: Managing Director
Speaker Company: Unconventional Capital
Speaker #1 Bio: Alex Robart is an energy- and technology-focused entrepreneur and investor, with deep expertise in upstream oil and gas and the oilfield services and equipment value chain. Together with his twin brother, he has launched, built, and sold two software, data, and research companies focused on upstream oil and gas. He is the Managing Director of Unconventional Capital, an investment vehicle that has invested in multiple “digital oilfield” companies in the US and Canada. Mr. Robart has nearly 15 years of consulting and operating experience in oil and gas, energy, and a range of other industries. He and his partners built PacWest Consulting Partners into one of the premier consulting and market research/data firms focused on the oilfield services sector; PacWest was acquired by IHS in 2014. He is also a co-founder of Digital H2O, a data and analytics software company that helps companies optimize oilfield water management; Digital H2O was acquired by Genscape in 2015. Mr. Robart has a B.S. from the University of Virginia in Systems Engineering and a M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Event Description/Presentation Abstract: Digital Trends & Opportunities in the Oilfield
What are the trends driving digital adoption? How are digital technologies impacting the oilfield? What does this mean for future oilfield employment opportunities?
Speaker #2 Name: Bill Kemp
Speaker #2 Title: Account Manager
Speaker Company: PetroSkills
Speaker #2 Bio; Bill Kemp is a Houston based Account Manager for PetroSkills. He is responsible for client interaction for workforce competency development and technical training in the oil and gas industry. Previously, Bill was manager, sales and marketing, for the Oilfield Technology Group of Hexion in Houston where he led commercialization of several innovative stimulation technologies during the "shale boom". Prior to joining Hexion, Bill had a consulting company specializing in oilfield market research and new technology commercialization. Bill’s career includes numerous field engineering, sales, product marketing and business development positions at Halliburton. Bill has been active in SPE and served numerous roles at both the local and national level. Bill has a BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin.
Event Description/Presentation Abstract: Enhancing Your Skills During Booms and Busts
As the oil and gas industry comes out of one of the worst downturns ever, it is crucial that we keep learning and enhancing our value to current and future employers and clients. This talk will cover the importance and numerous methods of improving both our technical and soft skills.
Speaker #3 Name: Catalina Herrera
Speaker #3Title: Solutions Consultant
Speaker #3 Company: TIBCO
Speaker #3 Bio: Data Scientist Catalina Herrera is an experienced problem solver in multiple industries, including Energy, Semiconductors, and Finance. As a Solutions Consultant for TIBCO, she provides a wide range of analytics expertise to multiple corporation’s cross verticals.
Starting her career as an Electrical Engineering Professor at an engineering university in Colombia, Catalina Herrera holds a Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University, in Engineer Technology from West Texas A&M University, and in Electronic Engineer and Computer Science from Los Andes University, Colombia. As a Yield Engineer, she is skilled in Tibco Spotfire (Author certified), Matlab, JMP, and R.
Event Description/Presentation Abstract: The Future of Analytics in Oil & Gas
Analytics will drive the future of Oil & Gas by addressing the gaping skills shortage crucial for the success of a data-driven organization. This gap will be filled by arming Oil & Gas practitioners with strong data science skills. Data scientists bring a unique blend of business acumen, the ability to acquire and prepare data for analysis, and analytical skills to extract business insights. In this session, we will show you how an understanding of analytics bridges the skills gap and empowers business users with the best domain knowledge to become citizen data scientists and deliver more value to their organizations.