Two of Colorado’s strongest industries are oil and gas development and technology. Each of these industries has incredible strengths and help set Colorado apart as one of the strongest economies in the nation. Both of these industries face unique challenges and have developed unique strengths. The Energy and Tech Mashup will provide an opportunity to connect each of these industries tremendous strengths with the other’s current challenges.
This event will bring together minds from the tech community to help solve various problems facing the oil and gas industry. By assembling diverse groups of people to focus their collective knowledge and experience, this event will encourage tech oriented entrepreneurs and businesses to build products and companies around the ideas being discussed.
A panel of leaders from oil and gas-related companies will relay problems that their companies face. In turn, a panel of notable local tech entrepreneurs will ask questions to help define the opportunity being presented, provide insights about possible approaches, and generate creative potential solutions. Our goals are to initiate collaborative relationships between members of each industry, and to encourage cross-sector engagement to create innovative ideas to move both industries forward.
Colorado is uniquely positioned to become the leader in this space. By leveraging the strengths of two of our state’s strongest industries, this event will help us continue to push the growing power of our economy.
Rich McClure is a petroleum engineer from the Colorado School of Mines and has working in the oil and gas industry since 1987.
Mr. Walton was a principal of Calyx Energy, where he was successively the engineering manager, drilling manager, and production manager. His focus was on optimizing completion-related parameters to production, combining reservoir, economic, and statistical analytic methods to maximize return on investment.
David P. Craig, Phd, PE, is owner of Reservoir Development Consulting, which focuses on state-of-the-art fracture-injection/falloff analysis, refracture-candidate identification, and multifractured horizontal well production analysis. He also has kids and wants dogs.
Jason Doherty is the CEO and Founder of Field Squared whose mission is to solve the paperwork and team management problems of companies who run large field operations like services businesses, oil & gas companies, utilities, contractors and trucking. Prior to Field Squared, Jason and his team were creating network design and field maintenance software for all the major telcos in the US, Canada and Australia.
Denver-based entrepreneur Tom Higley is Founder and Chair of 10.10.10. Tom has founded six tech startups over the past 20 years, including Service Metrics and StillSecure and served as CEO of eight companies. In addition to being an entrepreneur, mentor and angel investor, he has been mentor to dozens of entrepreneurs and companies.
Avi Stopper is the Founder and CEO of CaptainU -- which connects a million people in youth sports -- and an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship and venture management at the University of Denver. Avi has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a geology degree from Wesleyan University.
More details and registration info: http://www.energytechmashup.com/