As VP of Technology at QRI, Mr. Matringe leads a technology development effort aiming at accelerating and eventually automating Reservoir Management analysis. Prior, he held various management and engineering functions at QRI. Mr. Matringe started his industrial career as a reservoir engineer at Chevron, working on field development projects in the Middle-East Africa. His experience also includes research in Reservoir Simulation performed in the R&D teams of Chevron, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips, Stanford, MIT, and UC Berkeley. Mr. Matringe holds a BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from ENSEEIHT, France and a MSc and PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University.
Luther Birdzell is an engineer, data scientist, and entrepreneur who is passionate about intellectual, machine, and kinesthetic learning. For over 20 years, Luther has been teaching computers how to represent high-cost digital and physical assets. His contributions include an AI-enabled deep cycle lithium battery simulation system; the strategic vision that lead to commercializing tools to replace expensive data center assets with low-cost software during development and testing, which Computer Associates acquired in 2011; and founding OAG Analytics to establish a new standard for core planning functions in upstream. Luther holds two electrical engineering degrees from Dartmouth College.