TMA’s People in Energy Summit, held since 2010, is recognized as a leading forum in promoting learning and networking activities within the talent management sphere of the energy industry. At this year’s event, our expert speaking faculty composed of experienced thought-leaders will share their insights via case-studies and research, which combined with dynamic, interactive panels and round-tables, will provide the knowledge necessary to develop a sustainable workforce plan for a rapidly evolving, high-stakes industry. …Read more
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Opening Remarks

Chris Wentland, North American Natural Resources Lead, Willis Towers Watson (more…)

Modifying Workforce Strategy to Recruit, Retain, and Manage Generational Preferences

Rachel Everaard, US Oil & Gas People Advisory Services Principal, EY (more…)

The New World of Work

Andrea Walsh, Practice Leader, Talent & Rewards, Willis Towers Watson (more…)

From Reactive to Proactive: Talent Management in the “New Normal” for Oil and Gas

Aleek Datta, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, Energy (more…)

Who’s the Boss? An Update on Employee vs. Contractor Status

Audrey Mross, Senior Partner, Munck Wilson LLP. (more…)


Panel Session:

The Engineer’s Perspective - People, Technology and Operations. (more…)

Using Knowledge Management Tools to Integrate a Large Corporate Acquisition

Susan Rosenbaum, Director, Discipline Career Management and Knowledge Management, Schlumberger (more…)

Networking Break

Millennial Leaders: What They Really Want for Their Career and From Their Employer

Joel Powell, Co-founder, API-YP – Account Manager, DXP Enterprises (more…)

How TA and HRBPs Work Together to Create a Top-Notch Recruitment and Onboarding Strategy at McLane Company

Rodney Smoczyk, Director of Recruitment, McLane Company, Inc. (more…)

Opening Remarks

Chris Wentland, North American Natural Resources Lead, Willis Towers Watson (more…)

Diversification – Why O&G Requires New Talent from Different Industries

Bruce Bailie, Digital Officer Oil &Gas, Americas, Siemens (more…)

The Challenges of Talent Acquisition: Houston-Feast and Famine

Michael DeMarco, Lead Developer of Human Capital Education, Talent Management Alliance (TMA) (more…)

Morning Networking Break

Panel Session:

Adaptability and Change: Create A Resilient and Sustainable Talent Plan for the Realities of Today and Uncertainties of Tomorrow (more…)

Total Rewards Optimization: Creating the highest return on investment

George Montgomery, Senior Consultant, Talent – Employee Insights, Willis Towers Watson (more…)


Leadership and Employee Engagement: Keys to Driving Performance In an Uncertain Business Environment

Sue Lam, HR Manager – Surveys and Assesments, Shell (more…)

Data Analytics and Mobile Tech: Cutting Edge Talent Management

Dj Rao, Head of Total Rewards, Weatherford International (more…)

Afternoon Networking Break

Defying Gravity: Increasing Employee Engagement

Stephen Muller, Director – Talent Development, Fluor Corporation. (more…)

Event Speakers / Meet Our Presenters

Brent McCombs

Vice President & Managing Director, HrQ

Arun Narayanan

Vice President - Data & Analytics, Schlumberger

Dib Dib

Vice President - Engineering, National Oilwell Varco.

Aleek Datta

Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, Energy

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