Leaders Circle

Oil, Natural Gas, and Utilities Summit Sponsored by Accenture

Game Change: Technology and the New Map of Energy

Hear thought leaders discuss how technology is impacting new developments, resetting expectations, and creating a new map for energy.

The oil, natural gas, and utilities industries are undergoing a profound transformation driven by shifts in global supply and demand, regulatory uncertainties, and the cost structure of supply.

Added to this are rising geopolitical tensions and great social changes in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, along with the regulatory risk and volatile political situation in the US and Europe. These challenges are critical as companies invest to meet the energy needs of the next two decades. At the same time, a wave of innovation—largely focused on unconventional oil and gas extraction methods, deep water operations, transportation, the environment, energy efficiency, network reliability, and cleaner electric power generation—is giving rise to game-changing new energy sources and solutions.

The Oil, Natural Gas, and Utilities Summit, sponsored by Accenture, will be a timely gathering that delivers unparalleled insight and critical analysis on how technology is impacting the future of energy in a changing world.

Summit Highlights include:

  • Oracle's strategy in oil, natural gas, and utilities
  • Economic and political trends in oil, natural gas, and utilities
  • Big data and information management for oil, natural gas, and utilities
  • Capital asset management in 2013 and beyond

Who Should Attend:

  • C-level executives
  • Vice presidents of operations
  • Executive vice presidents/senior vice presidents/vice presidents of finance

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Where: Fairmont San Francisco, Venetian Room


Wednesday, September 25

9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.


Bernard Goor, Vice President, Process and Consumer Goods Industries, Oracle

Rodger Smith, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Oracle Utilities Global Business Unit

9:15 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Keynote: The Shale Revolution and the Arab Spring: Geopolitical Reflections on Transformation Trends in the Energy Sector

Amy Myer Jaffe, Executive Director, Energy and Sustainability, University of California at Davis

10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Big Data, Bigger Opportunities

Moderator: Bill Devereaux, Vice President, Utilities Industry Strategy, Oracle


Mohamed Akoum, Vice President, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations

Jay Hollingsworth, Chief Technology Officer, Energistics

Vasan Krishnaswamy, Chief Architect, Accenture Smart Grid Services Analytics

Brian Rich, Vice President, Pacific Gas & Electric

10:45 a.m.–11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Accenture Keynote—Capital Asset Management in 2013 and Beyond

Andy Webster, Managing Director, Accenture Capital Projects Services

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Strategies for Improving Portfolio Performance and Improving Delivery of Capital Projects

Moderator: Judy Hamlin, Principal, Oil and Gas Resources and Process Industries, Oracle


Mario Coll, Senior Vice President Information Technology Services, Chief Information Officer, Anadarko

Brian Dunn, Director, Noble Energy

Mike Hooper, Vice President, Nisource

Vasan Krishnaswamy, Chief Architect, Accenture Smart Grid Services Analytics

12:15 p.m.–12:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Jeff Henley, Chairman, Oracle

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch (all Leaders Circle attendees)

Grand Ballroom


Keynote: The New Map of Energy

Exceedingly high oil prices in the 2000s have invited massive investment by private capital in both oil exploration outside of OPEC countries—particularly in unconventional resources in North America—and in alternative sources of energy. At the same time, the financial pressure of oil import bills on major economies has similarly triggered consuming countries to re-regulate energy markets to include targets or incentives for energy efficiency, which are about to take a giant bite out of oil demand gains. In the case of the United States, the combination of both trends has been nothing short of stunning. Amy Myer Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at the University of California at Davis, will talk about US energy abundance and the changing global energy landscape.

Panel Discussion: Big Data, Bigger Opportunities

Oil, Natural Gas, and Utilities companies must analyze massive amounts of data in real time to become more proactive. They also need to reduce the lag time between data capture and data analysis and between data analysis and the implementation of the resulting decisions. During this panel, you will hear from industry experts on how their companies are leveraging big data solutions to operate more proactively.

Panel Discussion: Capital Asset Management in 2013 and Beyond

More than US$1 trillion will be spent in the next five years on the top 500 oil, natural gas, and utilities projects across the globe. Energy executives need to create a portfolio plan to optimize return on capital, balance risk and reward, and minimize earnings variation. During this panel, industry experts will talk about leveraging Oracle solutions to help maximize long-term financial returns with capital asset solutions.