Agenda at a Glance

The 5th Annual People in Energy Summit will feature insightful and practitioner led sessions to address the talent shortage, Big Crew Change and other talent management issues facing the industry in today’s global economy.

Main Conference Day 1 – November 17th, 2014

Engaging & Developing New Talent Pools
8:00am Registration
8:30am Opening Chairperson Remarks

Kevin Rutherford, Chief Talent Officer, Talent Management Alliance

8:45am Opening Keynote: Building a New Company in a Forgotten Basin

Tim Duncan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Talos Energy

Houston Chronicle top work places

9:30am Engaging and Retaining TALENT – Guaranteed Results

Derrick Barton, Chief Talent Leader/CEO, Center for TALENT SOLUTIONS

10:15am Morning Networking Break
10:45am Engineering, Engineering Education and the Crew Change – Changing Conversations

Dr. Teri Reed, Assistant Dean of Engineering for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University

11:30am Leveraging Retiring Talent – Strategies to Attract, Retain and Engage Older Workers
12:15pm Networking Lunch
1:15pm Fueling the Internal Talent Pipeline – Accelerating the Development of Emerging Leaders

Jon Swartzentruber, Vice President Leadership Development, Kiewit Corporation
Ian Gray, Director Leadership Development, Kiewit Corporation

2:00pm Attracting Top Talent and Accelerating Competency with Graduate Development Programs
2:45pm Afternoon Networking Break
3:15pm High Potentials on the Fast Track – Accelerating Talent Development Through Leadership Roles

Amanda Snowden, Global Senior Manager Talent Management and Acquisition, Parker Drilling Company

4:00pm Keynote: Tribal Leadership 

Dave Logan, Best Selling Author, Management Consultant and Professor, University of Southern California

5:00pm Conference Day 1 Sessions Conclude
5:00pm Cocktail & Networking Reception

Main Conference Day 2 – November 18th, 2014

Leveraging Technology, Data and Social Media in Talent Management
8:00am Registration
8:30am Cross Industry Case Study: The Monsters Inc Effect – Don’t Be Afraid of Reaching Candidates

Brad Wilkins, Director Talent Management and HR Services, Adcap Network Systems
TheLadders.com #1 Top Individual Recruiter at a Corporation

The Ladders Elite

9:30am Panel Discussion: Simulation, Gamification and Other Tech Forward Approaches in Gen Y Training
10:15am Morning Networking Break
10:45am Creating Value Through Social Tools & Collaboration – Do’s and Don’ts

Jim Kochan, Knowledge Management Consultant, ConocoPhillips and President, Vitesse Solutions

11:30am Volume Recruitment – Chasing Efficiency When Hiring in Large Numbers
12:15pm Networking Lunch
1:15pm Keynote: Driving Employee Engagement Through Social Media

Crystal Washington, Author, Social Media Strategist, Keynote Speaker and Owner, CMW Enterprises

2:15pm Measuring, Monitoring, and Building Employee Engagement

David Isaac, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Rockwater Energy

Houston Chronicle top work places

3:00pm Afternoon Networking Break
3:30pm Strategic Hiring – Forecasting Talent Supply/Demand and the Use of Workforce Planning

Thomas Smouse,Vice President Human Resources and Administration, Newfield Exploration Company

Sponsored by Oracle

Houston Chronicle top national workplaces

4:15pm Knowledge and Information Management – Preserving Our Most Valued Resource

Susan Rosenbaum, Director of Knowledge Management, Schlumberger

4:30pm Conference Day 2 Sessions Conclude

Main Conference Day 3 – November 19th, 2014

Globalizing Talent Management, Diversifying the Workforce and Managing Change
8:00am Registration
8:30am Keynote: The Shift – Building Next Generation Enterprises for a Next Generation Workforce

Seth Mattison,  Founder and Chief Movement Officer, FutureSight Labs

9:30am: Global Mobility Trends and Strategies for Success

Judy Verses, President Global Enterprise & Education, Rosetta Stone

Sonya Kaleel, Director Global Learning and Development, Aperian Global

Sponsored by Rosetta Stone

10:15am Morning Networking Break
10:45am Structured Mentoring – Building and Retaining a Competitive Global Workforce

Meta Rousseau, Director Training & Leader Development, Blackhawk Specialty Tools

11:30am Building a Winning Global Recruiting Strategy
12:15pm Networking Lunch
1:15pm Well Rounded – Developing the Head, Heart & Guts of a Leader

Jenny McCauley, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Southwestern Energy Company 

Best Workplaces

2:00pm “Doing Good = Doing Well” – Leadership Training and Market Development Meet Corporate Citizenship

John Kolmer, Manager Global Leadership Development, The Dow Chemical Company

Chief Executive best companies for leaders

2:45pm Afternoon Networking Break
3:15pm (Not Just) Houston, We Have A Challenge – Promoting Industry Gender Diversity, From The Classroom To The Boardroom

Katie Mehnert, CEO, Pink Petro and Former Director Safety & Operational Risk Competence Management, BP

4:00pm Closing Keynote: Dynamic Diversity, Development and Direction

Gindi Eckel Vincent, Counsel, ExxonMobil Corporation; President, Women’s Energy Network; Author of “Learning to Lead”

5:00pm Conference and Day 3 Sessions Conclude