Houston, United States

Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford Street
Houston, Texas 77002
United States


8:30-9:45am Breakfast & Opening Session

8:30-8:45 - Welcome

Speaker: Gil Molinar, Vice President, IBM Industrial Market

8:45-9:45am - Insights from the Far Side of the Moon

Speaker: Al Worden, American Astronaut

Al was the command module pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission of 1971. He will share strategies to embrace change, harness creativity and motivate teams to achieve lofty goals.
9:45-10:00am 15 Minute Break
10:00am-12:00pm Session 1: Turning Disruption into Dominance

10:00-10:15am - New Possibilities for 2025

Speaker: Manish Chawla - IBM Global GM, Chemical, Petroleum and Industrial Products Industries

10:15-11:20am - Winning Strategies from the All-Stars

Transforming Enterprise - TBD

Transforming Operations - Dave Womak & Vertrax - CEO

Transforming Products - TBD

Transforming Customer Service - Shell Chem PA

11:20-11:40am - Unlocking the potential for Oil and Gas the Red Hat Way

Speaker: E.G. Nadhan - Red Hat Chief Architect and Strategist

11:40-12:00pm - Rethinking Talent for Tomorrow's Workforce

Speaker: Dan Gutmacher - Partner GBS Talent & Transformation
12:00-1:00pm Lunch & Learn: Oil & Gas Predictions - What's Next?

Speaker: Mark LaCour, Oil & Gas Industry Expert and Podcaster

Mark will share his predictions for the industry including the role of new technologies and data science.
1:00-2:15pm Stadium Tour & Batting Cages

Optional 1-on-1 Meetings
2:15-4:15pm Session 2: Grand Slam Solutions

2:15-2:45pm - Maximize asset value with MRO Inventory optimization

Speaker: Jeremiah Woodford - IBM Services

2:45-3:15pm - Achieve strategic sourcing with Procurement as a service

Speaker: Dan Nichols - IBM Services, Cognitive Processes

3:15-3:45pm - Gain logistics visibility by harnessing Data and AI

Speaker: TBD

3:45-4:15pm - Get real time advantage with Edge computing

Speaker: Tracey Solomons & Aditya Bousu - IBM Services, Big Data & Analytics
4:15-4:30pm 15 Minute Break
4:30-5:30pm ExxonMobil Interview/Podcast in the Astros Press Box

Mark LaCour, Justin Chichester - Data Foundation Supervisor, ExxonMobil Upstream Integrated Solutions, and Dr. David Gold, Chief Meteorologist - IBM Services
5:30-7:30pm Cocktails & Dinner

Meet & Greet with former Houston Astros player

Photos, Signings, and 2017 World Series Trophy