At this summit, you have the power to spark a paradigm shift in your business. Our intimate, invitation-only event is gathering leading-edge C-Suite Executives and Senior Decision Makers to focus on influential innovation and to activate new business relationships.
Creating trends that will shape the future of global energy, this exclusive event features top innovators and world-renowned speakers that will give our choice attendees the tools to ignite change. You'll get an insider perspective on leading at a distance, synergy between oil and gas, digital security and business interruption, and new ways of working.
Ramez is the Co-Chair for Energy and Environment at Singularity University at NASA Ames. He speaks around the world on innovation, exponential technology, and disruptive energy technologies.
Ramez was one of the first to forecast the incredible price decline in clean energy. His seminal 2011 Scientific American article, “Smaller, Cheaper, Faster” observed that the price of solar power was dropping exponentially and would eventually be lower than that of any other energy source. He’s since detailed the exponential trends in wind power, energy storage, and electric vehicles and their disruptive impact on the energy and transportation sectors. Ramez is an investor in numerous startups in the fields of energy, mobility, and artificial intelligence.
Prior to his work in energy and transportation, Ramez spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he led teams working on artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, and internet search. He’s the author of more than 20 patents, many of them co-authored with Bill Gates.
Ramez’s work has appeared in or been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Atlantic, Slate, Business Week, Discover, Wired, and Scientific American. He's appeared on MSNBC, on Yahoo Finance, and has spoken to corporate CEOs and boards on six continents, from Istanbul to Shanghai; from Buenos Aires to Washington DC.
Follow Ramez on Twitter: @ramez or visit him at rameznaam.com
John Carrier is a Senior Lecturer of System Dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Carrier instructs senior managers on improving manufacturing and business processes and serves as an on-site coach in support of projects. His research focuses on strategic marketing and new business development in high technology, specialty chemicals, and service segments. Carrier has more than 15 years of experience in a variety of corporate, entrepreneurial, and consulting environments. Since 2006, he has worked with Arsenal Capital Partners as director of Six Sigma, where he is responsible for increasing portfolio company valuation by adapting and applying Six Sigma techniques to midsize companies. Carrier also handles due diligence, post-merger integrations, and financial analysis and improvement. Prior to joining Arsenal Capital Partners, he was employed by Grace Construction Products; Bain & Company, Inc.; and SuperCool LLC.
Carrier holds a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan, a PhD in chemical engineering from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Did some commentary work for ABC Sports in 2004.
As a side business and hobby, rides and sells cutting horses.
Family owns an oil company in hometown of Shreveport, La.
Has started a golf course design business.
Was awarded the Omar N. Bradley Spirit of Independence Award, which he accepted at the Independence Ball on New Year's Day 2004.
Opened Christus Schumpert Sutton Children's Hospital in Shreveport, La., a five-story wing with 80 beds, in May 2006. He came up with the idea after his agent's 7-year-old daughter died of spinal meningitis. Hosts a charity golf tournament each spring to benefit the hospital. Event has raised $6 million.
Shared the Golf Writers Association of America's 2006 Charlie Bartlett Award with Louisianans Kelly Gibson and David Toms for their combined $2 million-plus in aid to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita victims.
Lists Firestone CC as his favorite course.
Favorite book is The Traveler's Gift by Andy Andrews.
Best friend is Jack Burke, Jr.
Finished inside the top 10 on the money list six times and collected multiple victories in five different seasons.
A 14-time PGA TOUR winner over a career that went from 1982-2006.
Inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in June 2009.
Played on the United States Walker Cup team in both 1979 and 1981 and represented the United States in the World Amateur Team Championship in 1980.
Twice earned All-America honors while at Centenary and was the 1979 and 1980 Trans-America Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
His greatest season on TOUR came the year after being named Rookie of the Year (1982).
Winner of the 1980 U.S. Amateur at CC of North Carolina and was the 1980 College Player of the Year.
Mr. Pilko is a seasoned executive with 42 years in the upstream oil and gas industry in oilfield services, operations, technology, management, and consulting. As the Strategic Relationships Director for Blade Energy Partners, Bob leads advanced projects with super major operators (BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Total), international operators (BHP, Lukoil, Repsol), North American operators (Devon, Husky, Suncor), and research organizations. Mr. Pilko has managed many projects including: drilling to the earth’s mantle; developing deepwater technologies for safety and well integrity; designing high pressure, high temperature wells; developing geothermal deep wells; and addressing natural gas storage issues. Bob served as the U.S. General Manager for Precision Drilling’s Northland affiliate, Production Services Coordinator for Paris-based Geoservices, Executive VP for Stric-Lan Companies Corporation, and held roles at Schlumberger.
Mr. Pilko is actively involved in industry organizations including the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), American Petroleum Institute (API), American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC). He has presented at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), SMU Geothermal Laboratory, EUCI, and the Energy Utility and Environment Conference.
He earned a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.B.A. from Texas Southern University, and a J.D. from South Texas College of Law.
Ajit Menon leads geothermal efforts at Baker Hughes. He has 25 years of experience in Baker Hughes, during which time he has held senior management positions in Operational, Sales, Marketing, Technical & Business management roles in multiple locations globally. In his current role, he supports the Geothermal Segment for Baker Hughes, encompassing both surface and subsurface solutions. Ajit has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and a master’s in Business Administration from the University of Bath, United Kingdom.
Clark Thompson is strategy and business development lead for Swivel.finance, an emerging decentralized finance startup. Previously he was Chief Information Officer at SignKeys, a global digital asset software and was a global solution architect at Consensys and R3. A recognized expert in the field of blockchain solutions for enterprise, he has advised governments, NGOs, central banks, financial firms and utilities. He has over twenty years experience designing, building, delivering and running large scale transaction processing systems. He served as co-lead for block chain strategy at Credit Suisse. Before Credit Suisse he was a senior manager in Deloitte’s financial services technology strategy and architecture practice, and previously held senior positions at Delaware Investments, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley in IT and operational roles. He is an expert in financial services front to back processing across multiple asset classes. In the energy space, Mr Thompson has worked on royalty management solutions, electrical grid management, advised the Ondiflo pipeline metering project and assisted in a number of proofs of concept.
We're living in the age of exponential technologies: Computing, AI, machine learning robotics, self-driving cars, 3D printing, drones, virtual reality, augmented reality the Internet of a trillion things, and more.
The sudden surge of their performance empowers individuals and new players, but threatens to disrupt incumbent businesses. The only way to respond is to re-organize for the exponential age, embracing experimentation, autonomy, bottoms-up innovation, networked business models, and an empowered, inspired workforce.
Attend this session to hear what leaders can do to change their organization and to become disruptors than be the disrupted.
In Energy, adoption of new technologies is necessary for survival. But are the associated financial risks and organizational pains necessary as well?
In this session, Dr. Carrier will discuss that the pain and consequences of a Digital Transformation can be substantially reduced if a few fundamental principles are followed:
What does this "virtual revolution" mean for leadership of Global Companies? Get an inside-industry glimpse at emerging trends, and what practical steps can leaders take to navigate these new challenges.
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of a global competitor who developed his work ethic and appreciation for teamwork in his formative years working in his father's oil and gas company.
Expand your understanding of the Energy Transition to 'Renewables & Low-No Carbon Solutions', including how the Geothermal, CCUS, Hydrogen and other renewable energy sectors fit within Oil & Gas. In this session you will understand the Geothermal process, global footprint, key US Geothermal players, regions of growth and current development trends. Mr. Pilko also will provide insight into the intersection of the Oil & Gas and Service sector investments for Geothermal - along with parallels to Carbon Underground Storage (CCUS) and Hydrogen storage.
Followed by a 15 minute break.
The production of geothermal energy is increasing worldwide. The economics, and technicalities of planning, drilling, completing, and producing of geothermal wells can be challenging - take several years to show profit. Ajit Menon, Baker Hughes Geothermal Leader, is backed by Baker Hughes’ 40 years of experience in Geothermal in more than 27 countries across five continents.
In this session, Mr. Menon will discuss the footprint on Geothermal Energy in relation to Oil and Gas, the background of Geothermal Energy, and the corresponding Growth Outlook in each of these areas.
Followed by a 15 minute break.
Black Chain, the world's most secure digital ledger, interested the UN because it has the capability to transform and automate agreements and transactions. Block Chain's ledger functionality can help governments, organizations, and businesses automate, record and securitize transaction and processes. With Block Chain, you can track emissions sensors from all over the world, trace a product from the beginning to the end of it's supply chain or even amplify the transparency of business agreements.
Mr. Thompson will give you an overview of what the Block Chain is, how it's changing business, and what it could influence in the future.
The safety and well-being of all attendees, exhibitors, volunteers, and staff of our Executive Summit are a priority. As such, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, LAGCOE is focused on creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment in compliance and following the guidance from federal, state, local governmental agencies and health authorities, and Houston Club.
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