Speaker #1 Title: Founder and CEO
Speaker #1 Company: AlphaX Decision Sciences
Speaker #1 Bio: Sammy is the Founder and CEO of AlphaX Decision Sciences. AlphaX develops AI software and cloud infrastructure solutions. Previously he was Director, Palo Alto Innovation Center, and Enterprise Data Analytics for Baker Hughes and held leadership positions with Procter & Gamble, GE, and Delta Airlines. He is a mentor at Silicon Valley’s Alchemist Accelerator. Sammy received a BS in Nuclear Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Speaker #1 Abstract: Reinvention in Times of Disruption
Professionals today have to perpetually reinvent themselves to accommodate economic and sector-specific uncertainties. This talk will discuss opportunities for professional continuity in times of double black swan events such as today’s; from continuing education, and redesigning skillsets for other sectors, to starting new businesses.
Speaker #2 Title: Managing Partner
Speaker #2 Company: CGL Recruiting
Speaker #2 Bio: Melanie’s areas of expertise include talent management, strategic planning, developing human capital management systems, cross-functional team building and coaching management teams at all levels within the organization. Melanie founded CGL Recruiting with the intention of creating a firm focused on more than just the words on a job description. She believes the best way to build a top-performing company is by selecting the talent which best aligns with the short and long-term goals of the corporation to accomplish their strategic business objectives. Melanie has a degree from UT in Applied Learning Development.
Speaker #1 Abstract: Pivoting 101 - Strategies for Positioning Yourself for Roles in A Down Market
Job Seekers are currently in a market that is unlike any other that has ever occurred. To land your next role, you may need to pivot. During this session we will discuss the art of pivoting and walkthrough strategies on how to be successful in doing it.
Speaker #3 Title: Principal Program Manager – Azure for Energy
Speaker #3 Company: Microsoft
Speaker #3 Bio: Maitri Erwin is a geoscience and technology projects leader, with experience in energy exploration and subsurface technology development. Maitri is an award-winning industry pioneer in applied geo-computing, the empowerment and advancement of women and minorities in geoscience and STEM, and the mentoring of future leaders. She is currently Principal Program Manager at Microsoft Azure for Energy.
Speaker #3 Abstract: Strategies for Career Future-Proofing
This talk explores ways in which subsurface professionals can develop strategies to face career changes, changing energy and environmental needs, and the modernization and globalization of thought and earth problems. Three high-impact responses to the new energy reality - specifically in the areas of people, practice, and philosophy - are built on in this talk, with concrete examples and recommendations