Energy Forum Speaker



Dr. Dingzhou Cao - Houston Energy Forum 2017 Speaker

Dr. Dingzhou Cao

Staff Data Scientist
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Dingzhou Cao is a Staff Data Scientist at Anadarko Petroleum Coorporation. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Prior joined Anadarko, he served as a Reliability Technical Specialist at BP America Inc. His research interests and skill set include Data Mining, Machine Learning, Reliability Engineering, Optimization, Operation Research, Simulation, et al. His current focus is developing advanced analytics models for APC Real Time Drilling Analytics System.

TIBCO Houston Energy Forum Speaker - Eric Keister

Eric Keister

Advanced Analytics & Emerging Technologies - Lead Business Strategist
Anadarko Petroleum Company

Eric has 20 years of professional experience across multiple industries and has held leadership positions in Accounting, Finance and IT. He has extensive experience in the implementation of enterprise level reporting platforms and ERP solutions. Upon joining Anadarko in 2014, Eric managed the Business Intelligence and Analytics team for two years before moving to the role of Lead Business Strategist for the Advanced Analytics and Emerging Technologies team. In the current role, he develops vendor partnerships, opportunities and emerging technologies to cultivate the company’s analytics advancement.

TIBCO Houston Energy Forum Speaker - Chad Loesel

Chad Loesel

Staff Drilling Engineer
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Chad Loesel is a Staff Drilling Engineer at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He received his petroleum engineering degree at Montana Tech. He has 15 years experience in drilling, well bore interventions and workovers in the US land, deepwater and international operations. His current focus is developing advanced analytics models for APC Real Time Drilling Analytics System.

TIBCO Houston Energy Forum Speaker - Michelle Lacy

Michelle Lacy

Biotechnology Data Strategy Lead
Monsanto Company

As the data strategy lead for one of Monsanto’s major Biotech portfolios, Michelle works closely with Monsanto's data science community, IT architects and data managers to ensure researchers and business leads have easy access to data used to manage pipeline operations, share results, respond to changes, and make well-informed decisions. Building a data fluent culture via data democratization is an area that Michelle has worked diligently and passionately on for several years first as an individual contributor and now driving the strategy as a leader. Raising the level of expertise using tools like Spotfire for data analytics and visualization enables Monsanto to use data as a communication platform to drive actions and decisions.

Murray D. Rode - Energy Forum Speaker

Murray D. Rode

Chief Executive Officer
TIBCO Software Inc.

Murray Rode was appointed Chief Executive Officer in December 2014, and brings almost 30 years of experience to his role. Prior to becoming CEO, Murray held the role of Chief Operating Officer at TIBCO, encompassing responsibilities for a range of functions, including Finance, Marketing and Corporate Development, as well as a variety of operating groups and business units. Murray has been with TIBCO (and its predecessor company) since 1995, and has held a number of different roles, including CFO and EVP Strategic Operations. Murray holds a BA from the University of Alberta, Canada.

Matt Quinn - Energy Forum Speaker

Matt Quinn

Executive Vice President, Products & Technology and CTO
TIBCO Software Inc.

Matt Quinn leads TIBCO's Core Products & Technologies Group, bringing focus to a broader go-to-market strategy. As CTO, Matt works to create a common, corporate-wide vision for all TIBCO products and technologies, ensures interoperability and consistent architectural approaches across TIBCO's various product families, and provides overall leadership and coordination of product plans and technology direction. Matt has been with TIBCO for two decades. He received his BA in Computer Science and Masters of Applied Science Information Technology from RMIT University Melbourne.

Michael O'Connell - Energy Forum Speaker

Michael O'Connell

Chief Analytics Officer
TIBCO Software Inc.

Michael O'Connell is Chief Analytics Officer at TIBCO Software, helping clients with analytics software applications that drive extreme business value. Michael's passion involves identifying insights with visual and predictive analytics, and turning these insights into actions across business operations—with real-time, event processing. He has worked extensively in many industries, driving TIBCO product direction to address business problems in Financial Services, Energy, Life Sciences, Consumer Goods & Retail, and Telco, Media & Networks. Michael has written more than 50 scientific papers and several software packages on statistical methods. His current book, "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Tables," is published by Springer. Michael did his Ph.D. work in Statistics at North Carolina State University and is Adjunct Professor of Statistics in the department.

Breakout Sessions

  • Mark Ritch

    Manager of Business Intelligence
    Apache Corporation
  • Travis Osborne

    Director of Information Management
    Apache Corporation
  • Gustavo Carvajal

    Sr. Reservoir Engineer
    BP-America L48
  • Steven S. Boyd

    Global Advisor – Supply & Transport Raw Materials Processes
    Chevron Supply & Trading
  • Calvin Caraway

    Reservoir Engineer
  • Neha Reddy

    Analyst, Automation & SIV
    ConocoPhillips Company
  • Estanislao Martín Irigoyen

  • Audrie Luna

    Business Analyst
    LINN Energy
  • Joe Dominick

    Director, Business Operations
    NRG Energy
  • Lucas Fontenelle

    Sr. Analyst, Business Operations
    NRG Energy
  • Gonzalo Mallo

    Head of Technology for E&P
    Pampa Energia
  • Brent Haas

    Vice President, Engineering
    R. Lacy/Crain Energy
  • Paul Melton

    HSE–Transportation & Logistics Superintendent
    Southwestern Energy
  • Olaf Schroeder

    Senior Systems Analyst - Business Intelligence
    Southwestern Energy
  • Manuel E. Rosales

    Data Analytics – Team Lead
    XTO Energy Inc.