Nov. 3, 2031


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With the pandemic front and center, 2020 was anything but a normal year. Companies that failed to adapt fast enough were forced to close their doors and the energy industry was no exception:  jobs were lost, business strategies were shattered, and budgets were eliminated.

The need for resiliency in the rough seas of the energy industry has never been greater. The ability to not only weather but thrive, in the face of major disruptions will be fueled by Resilient Innovation. Smooth seas never made a skillful sailor, and this pandemic provides an opportunity to those who commit to and successfully execute on significant innovation.

Innovation based on new customer needs and changing industry patterns will be even more important for business growth and, potentially, for survival. The collaboration between entrepreneurs and the energy industry provides additional innovative ideas, allowing the industry to meet the challenges of disruptive change.

To realize the positive benefits of disruption and change in our industry, the SPE-Gulf Coast Section hosted our 3rd annual Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit for 2021 in Houston. Our strategic theme this year was "Resilient Innovation”, focusing on providing connections and insights that will enable you to weather the storms of the energy industry.

The summit was a curated platform to exchange experiences and opportunities, connecting global Innovators and Investors, Technologists and Entrepreneurs, Subject-Matter Experts, and Corporate Leaders in an exclusive two-day experience. Our program addressed how firms are navigating the current economics of the energy industry, alternative energy partnerships, carbon innovation, resiliency in innovation, and concluded with our interactive and competitive Shark-Tank event, highlighting the delivery of the next entrepreneurial solutions.

This On-Demand Series, hosted by SPE-GCS, comprises the six Keynote Addresses given at the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit for 2021.


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Speaker: Lynn Frostman
Speaker Lynn Frostman


Dr. Lynn Frostman is Vice President of Engineering at Syzygy Plasmonics, where she leads the team developing novel photocatalytic reactors that will electrify the manufacturing of chemicals, fuels, and fertilizers, thereby reducing both cost and emissions. She started her career at Baker Hughes and progressed through a variety of functional …


Dr. Lynn Frostman is Vice President of Engineering at Syzygy Plasmonics, where she leads the team developing novel photocatalytic reactors that will electrify the manufacturing of chemicals, fuels, and fertilizers, thereby reducing both cost and emissions. She started her career at Baker Hughes and progressed through a variety of functional roles including leading technology teams on both the global & regional levels, running the P&L for several regional product lines, and developing strategies across multiple business units. She later transitioned to Newpark Fluids Systems, where she served as Senior Vice President – Research & Development and was accountable for product commercialization, applied engineering, and digital initiatives. She holds both B.S. & Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University & the University of Minnesota, respectively. She also serves on the External Advisory Board for the Chemical Engineering & Materials Science Department at the University of Minnesota.



 


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Speaker: John Gibson
Speaker John Gibson

John W. Gibson, Jr. joined Flotek Industries as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and President, effective January 6, 2020.
John is a recognized leader with more than 35 years of global experience in the energy technology, oil and gas services and exploration and production sectors of …



John W. Gibson, Jr. joined Flotek Industries as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and President, effective January 6, 2020.


John is a recognized leader with more than 35 years of global experience in the energy technology, oil and gas services and exploration and production sectors of the energy industry.


John most recently served as Chairman of Energy Technology at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Company (“TPH”), an energy-focused investment bank headquartered in Houston. In this role, he led a team focused on opportunities in emerging oil and gas technologies. Prior to TPH, Mr. Gibson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tervita Corporation (“Tervita”), a major Canadian-based environmental and oilfield services company. Prior to Tervita, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Paradigm Geophysical and Landmark Graphics Corporation, as well as President of Halliburton Company’s Energy Services Group. Mr. Gibson also served as the former head of subsurface research at Chevron Corporation.


John currently serves as Senior Advisor to TPH, as well as Director of Orocobre Limited and Bluware Inc. He is a member of University of Houston’s Energy Advisory Board, University of Texas at Austin’s Bureau of Economic Geology Visiting Committee and the National Board of KickStart for Kids. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Auburn University and Master of Science in Geology from the University of Houston.


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Speaker: Liz Percak Dennet
Speaker Liz Percak Dennet


Liz Dennett, Ph.D., is a passionate technologist with over a decade of experience using data-driven approaches to solve pressing energy challenges. She has demonstrated success pioneering novel data types, architectures, and analytics solutions through the energy value chain, including new energy solutions. Liz is currently a VP of Data Architecture …


Liz Dennett, Ph.D., is a passionate technologist with over a decade of experience using data-driven approaches to solve pressing energy challenges. She has demonstrated success pioneering novel data types, architectures, and analytics solutions through the energy value chain, including new energy solutions. Liz is currently a VP of Data Architecture at Wood Mackenzie. Prior to that, Liz was the Lead Solutions Architect for Energy Data Platforms at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and held various roles of increasing scope and complexity within AWS, Biota Technology, Hess Corporation, and the NASA Astrobiology Institute. Liz holds an MS and Ph.D. in Geoscience from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has completed executive education at the Haas School of Business. Liz’s passions include building things, board games, and stubbornly refusing to believe things are “hard.”



 


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Speaker: David Reid
Speaker David Reid

David’s life and career has focused on the development of people, business, technology and culture. He has been a pioneer and champion of strategic growth in technology, business models, machine design, and industrial digitization. He is a global public speaker on innovation, change, and leadership, as well as being an advocate in …



David’s life and career has focused on the development of people, business, technology and culture. He has been a pioneer and champion of strategic growth in technology, business models, machine design, and industrial digitization. He is a global public speaker on innovation, change, and leadership, as well as being an advocate in addressing modern slavery. David serves on the boards of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the National Ocean Industries Association, and Redeemed, a trauma-informed recovery program for sex trafficking survivors.




David has written many published technical papers and magazine articles, with patents in drilling systems and automation. He has founded industry groups in technology, diversity and inclusion, a startup village, and RedM, a pro-bono crowdsourcing organization. A winning team member of the first Rockets and Rigs hackathon with a NASA patent-based start-up company, Permittivity, also serving as an advisor to their board.





 


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Speaker: Richard Copsey
Speaker Richard Copsey


Richard Copsey is an Innovation Advisor at ExxonMobil where he supports the research, technology, and digital efforts of the Upstream, driving ideas to value and fostering an innovation mindset. He manages the Upstream global technology delivery process and has established the innovation framework for the corporation.

 

Richard’s 20+ year …


Richard Copsey is an Innovation Advisor at ExxonMobil where he supports the research, technology, and digital efforts of the Upstream, driving ideas to value and fostering an innovation mindset. He manages the Upstream global technology delivery process and has established the innovation framework for the corporation.



 



Richard’s 20+ year career spans multiple industries and disciplines. He is a technology and innovation change agent and evangelist. He served as an officer in the United States Air Force leading infrastructure and software development teams. Was a commercial pilot in Europe and has led the strategy and operations of the top branded hair extensions company. He has led multi-million dollar power distribution projects for refineries and offshore platforms, led oil and gas digital product development, and most recently, drove the innovation efforts for Anadarko, pioneering the use of open talent models to deliver digital solutions.



 



Richard holds a Bachelor's Degree in Information and Operations Management and a Master’s degree in Data Analytics from Texas A&M University. He also holds an MBA from Rice University and was awarded the Jones Citizen Award for leadership.



 


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Speaker: Alex Rozenfeld
Speaker Alex Rozenfeld


Alex Rozenfeld founded Climate Impact Capital, LLC in 2016 to help fill the market gap for early-stage companies and investors seeking to make an impact on climate change.

 

With 20 plus years of energy and innovation experience, Alex has worked extensively as an entrepreneur, angel investor, business developer, and …


Alex Rozenfeld founded Climate Impact Capital, LLC in 2016 to help fill the market gap for early-stage companies and investors seeking to make an impact on climate change.



 



With 20 plus years of energy and innovation experience, Alex has worked extensively as an entrepreneur, angel investor, business developer, and venture capitalist for Fortune 500 companies. His main focus has been on bringing corporations and entrepreneurs together to impact one of the world’s largest challenges – sustainable and plentiful energy access. He has been investing in energy technologies since 2001, including hydrogen, fuel cells, and energy storage. Notable roles include work on the earliest H2 vehicle station in California and President at Shell Technology Ventures, LLC.



 



Alex has been an active supporter of the energy entrepreneurship community as an energy co-chair of the Houston Angel Network, chair of the Energy Initiative at The Center for Houston’s Future, Advisory Board member of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, founding member of the Advisory Board for the Houston Advanced Research Center and an active adviser to many energy companies. Under Alex’s leadership, Climate Impact Capital launched Texas Innovates, a non-profit hardtech incubator working on energy and water challenges, where Alex is President of the BoD. His work also includes international roles, such as the Advisory Board to the Energy Innovation Initiative at World Economic Forum (WEF). Alex holds BSE magna cum laude and an International Policy certificate from Princeton University, and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

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Organizer

Tim Stephens


Date and Time

Mon, Nov. 3, 2031

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

Pricing

  • $50.00
    (ends 11/03/2031)

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Group(s): Innovate