Digital Transformation & Innovation in the Energy Industry
23

Wednesday, 23 September

6 7:30 pm CDT

GA Houston (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

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Houston Exponential  logo
The Ion logo

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Digital Transformation & Innovation in the Energy Industry | September 23

Scott Gale, MBA Photo


Executive Director, Halliburton Labs, Halliburton

Diana K. Grauer Photo


Director of Research and Chief Research Engineer, TechnipFMC

Andrea Course Photo


Venture Principal , Shell

23

Wednesday, 23 September

6 7:30 pm CDT

GA Houston (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

Plug and Play logo
Houston Exponential  logo
The Ion logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

Digital forces are changing the skills an executive needs to manage organisations. In a world that’s become increasingly digital, energy companies can sometimes find it hard to adapt.

Whether it's in a traditional corporation, or startup, organisations that will thrive will be led by executives who have an understanding of the forces shaping their environment and an awareness of the skills necessary to master those forces.

    General Assembly and Plug and Play have curated a top panel of experts to discuss how you and your organisation can stay relevant in this digital age by:
  • Mastering external partnerships
  • Managing open/fluid teams
  • Experimenting and measuring
  • Being customer-focused, not channel- or product-centric
  • Creating a culture for change

Agenda:

  • Panel Discussion 6:00 - 6:45 pm
  • Q&A 6:45 - 7:30 pm
  • What You’ll Take Away: Gain insight and inspiration from experts in specific fields and hear first-hand how tech is affecting their work. Expand your understanding of today’s tech-based world, and fuel your own ideas for the future of tech.


    This event will be hosted online due to safety considerations, please check out the "Preparation" section on the bottom of this page. Registered participants will be notified in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the event.

    • This event is taken completely online via Zoom.
    • You will need access to a laptop or computer with strong internet connection.
    • Event set up information will be emailed to all signed up the day before the event launches.

    About the Instructors

    Scott Gale, MBA Photo

    Executive Director, Halliburton Labs,
    Halliburton

    Scott Gale is the Executive Director of the Halliburton Labs organization which is working with the startup community to advance cleaner, affordable energy. Halliburton Labs adds unique support to the flourishing innovation community and fosters an open environment where participating companies can collaborate to solve current and future clean-energy challenges. Scott joined Halliburton in 2014 and managed strategic efforts for multiple product service lines. Most recently, as strategic business manager in Production Enhancement, he led the strategy development and execution of Prodigi™ Intelligent Fracturing Service – an industry first that combines subsurface measurements, intelligent automation and real-time 3D visualization into a single platform. Prior to joining Halliburton Scott worked in several commercial and technical roles in the petrochemical industry.

    Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Rice Business School. He also holds business strategy certifications from CalTech and executive leadership training from Texas A&M.

    Diana K. Grauer Photo

    Director of Research and Chief Research Engineer,
    TechnipFMC

    Dr. Grauer recently joined TechnipFMC as Director of Research and Chief Research Engineer. She was previously with Hoerbiger as Vice President of Engineering. She currently serves as Past Chair of the Internal Combustion Engine Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Center of Marine Robotics at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Prior to joining Hoerbiger, Dr. Grauer held various management roles within Schlumberger and also worked as Corporate Technology Manager of OneSubsea, A Schlumberger Company. Prior to the acquisition of Cameron International Corporation by Schlumberger, Dr. Grauer served as Engineering Manager of Technology & Engine Development for Cameron. Prior to Cameron, Dr. Grauer was a Research Engineer and Program Manager for the Department of Energy Efficiency & Industrial Technology department at the U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho National Laboratory. Dr. Grauer has also taught Mechanical Engineering courses at Idaho State University and Kansas State University.
    Dr. Grauer holds both a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University where she graduated with honors.

    Andrea Course Photo

    Venture Principal ,
    Shell

    Andrea Course works in Shell Ventures as a Venture Principal where she invests in innovative start and scale-up companies that accelerate the energy transition. She has 13 years of experience in the energy sector. Prior to joining Shell, Andrea worked as Venture Principal at Schlumberger Technology Investments. Andrea has been working on research and new technology development for the past 8 years and has held the positions of Product Manager, Senior Product Analyst, Engineering Manager and Product Design Engineer. She holds a degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Central Oklahoma, a Master of Science from the University of Oklahoma in Aerospace Engineering and an executive MBA from the University of Houston.

    About Our Partners

    Plug and Play

    Plug and Play Tech Center is early stage investor, accelerator and corporate innovation platform with global headquarters in Sunnyvale, California in the Silicon Valley. Plug and Play runs two programs per year in each industry and location and has 300 corporate partners and 200 venture capitalists in its ecosystem.

    Houston Exponential

    Houston Exponential (HX) is a non-profit organization created to accelerate the growth of Houston’s innovation ecosystem. We believe Houston is where the world will come to solve problems that matter. HX is leading the charge to turn Houston into a hub for high-growth high-potential companies by creating pathways for innovation to flow at scale. We are aligning ecosystem support around strategic initiatives that are connecting, attracting, and promoting startups, investors, corporations, government, and universities.

    The Ion

    The Ion is a nucleus for innovation in Houston, fostering a community and culture where entrepreneurs and corporations come together to solve some of the world’s greatest problems.

    Refund Policy

    We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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