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Our Speakers:
Our keynote summit speakers and symposium panel speakers share their business insights, management and leadership philosophies, business challenges, strategies they are developing and how they are executing their strategies to drive success. We invite the top leadership of companies including the who's who of Houston CEOs.

 

Our past keynote and panel speakers are listed below. You will notice we have hosted some speakers more than once. It is a testimony to our format and experience that speakers elect to speak to us more than once. In addition, many of our speakers come back to attend our events as audience members. 

 
Chairmen, Presidents and Chief Executive Officers of Large Corporations
 
Picture Name Title Company Theme
Mr. Greg Armstrong Chairman of the Board & CEO  Plains All American Pipeline 
Keynote Discussion:
"Building a Large Successful Business"
The Challenging Journey from $30 million to $30 billion
Dr. Mark Boom President and CEO Methodist Hospital System
Keynote Discussion:
"Strategic and Organizational Alignment"
Ms. Kim Denney Chief Administrative Officer and President Air Liquide
Leadership Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Leadership 2.0"
Dr. Ronald DePinho
President MD Anderson Cancer Center
Keynote Discussion:
"Effective Execution through Collaboration and Coordination"
Mr. Doug Foshee
Chairman, President and CEO
El Paso, Corp.
Keynote Discussion:
"Re-engineering a Corporation"

Mr. Greg Garland
Chairman of the Board & CEO
Phillips 66
Keynote Discussion:
"Operational Excellence"

Mr. Badar Khan
President and CEO
Direct Energy
Keynote Discussion:
"Strategizing for Rapid, Profitable Growth"
Dr. Paul Klotman
President and CEO
Baylor College of Medicine
Keynote Discussion:
"Re-imagine, Re-invent, Transform"

Mr. Michael Linn
 
President & CEO
Founder & Director
MCL Ventures LLC
Linn Energy
Keynote Discussion:
"Business Model Discipline"

Mr. Gary Luquette
President, North America Exploration and Production
Chevron 
Keynote Discussion:
"Organizing for Execution Excellence"

Mr. Derek Mathieson
President, Western Hemisphere
Baker Hughes
Keynote Discussion:
"Balancing Strategy and Execution in an accelerating Energy Market"

Mr. Tom McCormick
President, Oil and Gas Americas
CB&I
Supply Chain Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Supply Chain and Operational Alignment"

Mr. Merrill "Pete" Miller, Jr.
Chairman, President and CEO
National Oilwell Varco
Keynote Discussion:
"Innovation and Productivity"

Mr. Steven Mueller
Chairman of the Board & CEO
Southwestern Energy
Keynote Discussion:
"Future of Shale Revolution"

Mr. Roger Plank
President and Chief Corporate Officer
Apache Corporation
Keynote Discussion:
"Shifting Gears"

Mr. Timothy Probert
President, Strategy and Corporate Development
Halliburton
Keynote Discussion:
"Portfolio Strategies - A Tool for Growth"

Mr. Erik Wiik
President
Aker Solutions
Oil & Gas Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Energy Future"

Mr. Erik Wiik
President, North America
Aker Solutions
Keynote Discussion:
"Reinventing Customer Engagement"
 
 
Chairmen, Presidents and Chief Executive Officers of Mid-Market Companies
 
Picture Name Title Company Topic of Discussion

Mr. Mike Brady President TAS Energy
Keynote Discussion:
"Executives Try on Unfamiliar Roles"
Mr. Dilip Choudhuri President and CEO Walter P. Moore
Mid-Market Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Mid-Market Growth"

Mr. Ron Farmer Founder & CEO US LED
Leadership Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Leadership 2.0"

Mr. Brian Groody
President and CEO Spitzer Industries
Mid-Market Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Mid-Market Growth"
Mr. Michael Holthouse
Founder and Former President
Chairman
Paranet 
Prepared 4 Life
Keynote Discussion:
"Hyper-Growth: The Critical Ingredients"
Mr. Ed Muniz
Founder and CEO
MEI Technologies
Management Symposium Panel Discussion:
"The Challenges of Managing a Company"

Mr. Robert Peebler
Executive Chairman
ION Geophysical
Innovation Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Innovation in the White Space"

Mr. Dan Piette
President and CEO
Object Reservoir
Innovation Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Innovation in the White Space"

Mr. Gary Rich
President and CEO
Parker Drilling
Keynote Discussion:
"Executing in a Dynamic Environment"
Mr. Murray Roth
President and Co-Founder
Transform Software and Services
Innovation Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Innovation in the White Space"

Mr. John Rynd
President and CEO
Hercules Offshore
Keynote Discussion:
"Dealing with Catastrophic Market Events"

Mr. Peter Shaper
Chairman of the Board & CEO
Greenwell Energy Solutions
Keynote Discussion:
"Corporate Culture - The Secret Sauce"

Mr. John Sheptor 
President and CEO
Imperial Sugar Company
Keynote Discussion:
"Transforming your Enterprise Culture"
 
 
Strategic and Operational Executives
 
Picture Name Title Company Topic of Discussion

Mr. Jez Averty SVP, Exploration, North America Statoil
Oil and Gas Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Future of Exploration and Production"
  Mr. Gary Boubel SVP, Global Developments Hess Corporation
Oil and Gas Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Future of Exploration and Production"

Mr. Jim Compton
Executive Vice-President and Chief Revenue Officer
United Airlines
Keynote Discussion:
"Driving Revenues at the Worlds Largest Airlines"

Mr. Baljit Dhami VP Exploration Total E & P USA
Oil and Gas Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Energy Future"

Mr. Jim Dumler
Sr. VP Strategic Planning and Business Development
Centerpoint Energy
Keynote Discussion:
"The Failure and Success of Strategy Execution"
Mr. Helge Haldorsen
VP Strategy & Portfolio
Statoil
Oil and Gas Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Energy Future"

Mr. Steve Herod
Co-Founder and Investor
Co-founder and EVP - Corporate Development
Halcon Resources
Petrohawk Energy
Panel Discussion:
"Proven Strategies. Demonstrated Results."

Mr. Neil Holder
Vice President, Strategy and Technology
Aker Solutions Subsea NA
Keynote Discussion:
"Business Models"

Mr. Curtis Jones
VP, Global Account Director (Chevron)
Schlumberger NA
Second Annual Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"Supply Chain and Operational Alignment"

Mr. Roderick Larson
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Oceaneering International
Keynote Discussion:
"Building a strategy focused Organization"
Mr. John McNabb, II Vice Chairman of Investment Banking Duff & Phelps
Management Symposium Panel Discussion:
"The Challenges of Managing a Company"
Mr. Charles Meloy
EVP, U.S. Onshore Exploration and Production
Anadarko
Oil and Gas Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Future of Exploration and Production"
Mr. Mark Miller
General Manager - Global Upstream Capability Drilling and Completions
Chevron
Supply Chain Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Supply Chain and Operational Alignment"
Mr. Jean-François Poupeau
EVP Corp. Development
Schlumberger
Oil and Gas Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Energy Future"
Mr. Robert Ryan Jr.
Vice President - Global Exploration
Chevron Upstream
Oil and Gas Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Future of Exploration and Production"
Ms. Kathye Segala Sr. Vice President, Oil, Gas and Chemicals
URS Corporation
Oil and Gas Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Energy Future"
Mr. Mark Shuster
EVP, Exploration
Shell Americas
Oil and Gas Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Future of Exploration and Production"


Mr. Phil Teijeira
Vice-President Production Technologies
Schlumberger
Supply Chain Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Strategies for the Downturn and the Future Upturn"
Dr. Ben van den Brule
VP of Unconventional Technology
Shell  
Oil and Gas Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Energy Future"


Mr. Ronald Woll
Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
Diamond Offshore 
Fourth Annual 
Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"The Next Level for Supply Chain?"
 
 
 
Finance Executives
 
Picture Name Title Company Topic of Discussion

Mr. Kevin Burns EVP, CFO and Chief Business Officer The Methodist Hospital System
CFO Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Strategic Finance"
Mr. Chris Johnson VP, CFO Athlon Solutions
Mid-Market Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Mid-Market Growth"

Mr. Mark McCollum
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Halliburton
CFO Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Strategic Finance"
Mr. Greg G. Maxwell Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer  Phillips 66
CFO-CIO Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Strategic versus Operational IT"

Mr. Mark Mize
EVP, CFO and Treasurer
Former Chief Financial Officer
Halcon Resources
Petrohawk Energy
Panel Discussion:
"Proven Strategies. Demonstrated Results."

Mr. Scott Schwinger Chief Financial Officer Houston Texans
CFO Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Strategic Finance"

Ms. Kimberly Sheehy
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
CyrusOne
CFO Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Strategic Finance"

Ms. Karen Todd
Chief Financial Officer
MEI Technologies
CFO Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Strategic Finance"

Mr. Chris Weber
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Parker Drilling
CFO Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Strategic Finance"
 
 
 
Supply Chain Executives
 
Picture Name Title Company Topic of Discussion

Mr. James Ferrell CPSM, CPIM Vice President, Supply Chain Management Plains All American Pipeline 
Fourth Annual 
Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"The Next Level for Supply Chain?"
Ms. Lisa Haley Vice President, Supply Chain CB&I 
Fourth Annual 
Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"The Next Level for Supply Chain?"

Mr. Todd Hoefler
Vice President Supply Chain Management
Oceaneering 
Fourth Annual 
Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"The Next Level for Supply Chain?"
Ms. Tracy Robinson Vice President Supply Chain TransCanada 
Fourth Annual 
Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"The Next Level for Supply Chain?"

Mr. Phil Teijeira Vice-President Production Technologies (former Chief Procurement Officer) Schlumberger
Third Annual Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"Strategies for the Downturn and the Future Upturn"

Ms. Evelyn MacLean-Quick
Vice President Strategic Sourcing Global Supply Chain
Hess Corporation
Third Annual Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"Strategies for the Downturn and the Future Upturn"

Ms. Tracie Slone
Director Global Supply Chain
Marathon Oil
Third Annual Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"Strategies for the Downturn and the Future Upturn"

Mr. Rick Monical
Vice President
 Supply Chain
BP
Third Annual Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"Strategies for the Downturn and the Future Upturn"

Mr. Kenneth Riley
General Manager, SCM Upstream
Chevron
Second Annual 
Supply Chain Strategic Symposium
:
"Supply Chain and Operational Alignment"

Mr. Mark Hood
Manager, Corporate Supply Chain
Apache
Second Annual Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"Strategies for the Downturn and the Future Upturn"

Ms. Lisa Haley
Vice President, Supply Chain
CB&I
Second Annual Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"Strategies for the Downturn and the Future Upturn"

Mr. Damien Lhors

Global Category Mgr., Surface Equipment & Services
Schlumberger
Second Annual Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"Strategies for the Downturn and the Future Upturn"

Ms. Tracie Slone
Global Supply Chain Manager
Marathon Oil
First Annual Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"Supply Chain - A Strategic Advantage"

Ms. Maria Lindenberg
Chief Procurement Officer
Chevron
First Annual Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"Supply Chain - A Strategic Advantage"

Mr. Keith Clay
Director Supply Chain
Southwestern Energy
First Annual Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"Supply Chain - A Strategic Advantage"

Mr. Eric Beylier
Head of Global Supply Chain
TETRA Technologies
First Annual Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"Supply Chain - A Strategic Advantage"

Mr. Phil Teijeira
Global Head of Procurement
Schlumberger
First Annual Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"Supply Chain - A Strategic Advantage"

Mr. Mark McDaniel
President
McDaniel Cullen Supply Chain Mgmt.
First Annual Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"Supply Chain - A Strategic Advantage"

Mr. Mark Hood
Corporate Supply Chain
Apache Corp.
First Annual Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"Supply Chain - A Strategic Advantage"

Mr. James Ferrell
Vice President, Supply Chain
Plains All American Pipeline
First Annual Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"Supply Chain - A Strategic Advantage"

Mr. Alastair Donald
GM, Global Supply Chain
ConocoPhillips
First Annual Supply Chain Strategic Symposium:
"Supply Chain - A Strategic Advantage"
 
 
Information Technology Executives
 
Picture Name Title Company Topic of Discussion

Mr. Kenneth Braud SVP and Chief Information Officer Halliburton
CIO Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Strategic IT"
Mr. Thomas Cahill Director of Global Information Technology FMC Technologies
CIO Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Strategic IT"

Mr. Gary Hayes
Chief Information Officer & Division VP
CenterPoint Energy
CIO Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Strategic IT"

Mr. Paul Krueger Chief Information Officer Stewart & Stevenson
CIO Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Strategic IT"
Ms. Kay M. Sallee Chief Information Officer  Phillips 66  
CFO-CIO Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Strategic versus Operational IT"

Mr. Eric Silva
Vice President and Chief Information Officer Oceaneering
CIO Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Strategic IT"
 
 
R&D Executives
 
Picture Name Title Company Topic of Discussion

Mr. Michael Bahorich EVP and CTO (R&D) Apache Corporation
Oil and Gas Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Energy Future"
Ms. Hege Kverneland SVP and CTO (R&D) National Oilwell Varco
Oil and Gas Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Energy Future"

Dr. Mario Ruscev
Chief Technology Officer (R&D)
Baker Hughes
Oil and Gas Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Energy Future"

Dr. Ram Shenoy Chief Technology Officer (R&D) ConocoPhillips
Oil and Gas Symposium Panel Discussion:
"Energy Future"