Vish started his professional career at GE Research, developing machine learning applications for industrial equipment. Later, he co-founded Sqord, a social health focused IOT platform for kids which reached over 100,000 subscribers and won multiple national awards. Vish’s experience also includes leadership roles at SAS, where he led unstructured analytics product development and Schlumberger where he started and led their big data and advanced analytics programs.
Vish Avasarala has a Ph.D in Information Sciences and Technology from Pennsylvania State University, where he conducted research in multiple sensor data fusion and an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Kirk has worked with leadership teams at Oracle, Schlumberger, IBM, Halliburton, EMC, Royal Dutch Shell, IHS, Petrofac, EDS, Inmarsat, Samsung, KPMG and CERA to produce extraordinary results measured by increased sales, market share and margins. Effectively challenging conventional wisdom as an intern Kirk helped Mewbourne Oil identify a new conventional play where wells produced 350 BOPD vs. 50. The following year Kirk helped ARCO eliminate the biggest risk to their horizontal wells on the North Slope inventing a LWD tool that determined gamma directionality so ARCO could avoid swelling shales.
Kirk has a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin where as a guest lecturer he helps future engineers launch their world changing ideas successfully in the marketplace.
Jeff began his distinguished career in IT consulting as a programmer in the chemical industry. At CapGemini his clients included Teva Neuroscience, Shell, Compaq and BP. Later as Director of Microsoft Solutions Jeff’s clients included AIG, Loomis, Transocean, Dell and Tenaris. As a leader, Jeff was responsible for technical excellence and delivery, leading teams, managing careers and leading training. As an Enterprise and Solution Architect, Jeff designed and implemented among others, the largest support website in the world, a custom enterprise HR suite of applications, and an enterprise invoicing application.
As Schlumberger Solution Architect Jeff was responsible for all Supply Chain related applications including procurement, materials management, logistics, transportation, distribution, competency management, Master Data and CRM.