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

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…)

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.

Arun Narayanan, Vice President - Data & Analytics, Schlumberger
Thomas Sparks, Head of Strategy, Siemens Oil & Gas
Dib Dib, Vice President - Engineering, National Oilwell Varco
Aleek Datta, Managing Director - Accenture Strategy, Energy, Accenture (more…)

To be Announced

Networking Break

Using Knowledge Management Tools to Integrate a Large Corporate Acquisition

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

To be Announced

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

Joel Powell, Co-founder, API-YP Account Manager, DXP Enterprises
Whitney Lanie Warlick, Co-founder and Events Chair, API-YP - Advertising and Business Development manager, Shepley Bulfinch. (more…)

Networking Cocktail Reception

Welcome Back

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

Thomas Sparks, Head of Strategy, Siemens Oil & Gas. (more…)

To be Announced

Morning Networking Break

To be Announced

The Challenges of Talent Acquisition: Houston-Feast and Famine

Gail Combs Oglesby, Director - Talent Acquisition, Jacobs Engineering Group. (more…)


Panel Session: Adaptability and Change: Create A Resilient and Sustainable Talent Plan for the Realities of Today and Uncertainties of Tomorrow

Brent McCombs, Vice President & Managing Director, HrQ
Tracy Gray, Global Workforce Planning & Sourcing Manager, Halliburton
Steve Werner, Department Chair and Professor - Department of Management, C.T. Bauer College Business
Marty Kunz, Vice President – Human Resources, Saulsbury Industries (more…)

Asymmetric Hiring: A Case Study of Informal Leaders

Dallas Bozeman, Performance Manager, Deepwater Subsea. (more…)

Afternoon Networking Break

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…)

Defying Gravity: Increasing Employee Engagement

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

Event Speakers / Meet Our Presenters

Arun Narayanan

Vice President - Data & Analytics, Schlumberger

Thomas Sparks

Head of Strategy, Siemens Oil & Gas.

Sue Lam

HR Manager - Surveys and Assessment, Shell

Dib Dib

Vice President - Engineering, National Oilwell Varco.

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