Media365Featured Speakers & Presentations 
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Matthew HillerMatthew Hiller, Global Practice Lead for Oil & Gas 
IBM Corporation Houston, Texas 

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Matthew Hiller  has over 17 years of talent acquisition experience in Energy and is responsible for leading IBM’s Oil and Gas practice. He has worked onsite with clients in 16 countries and delivered complex workforce solutions to over 40 countries. Matthew is responsible for helping to shape IBM’s global strategy and growth in the
Energy market. His areas of focus include working with IBM’s clients to address human capital challenges and contributing to the development of IBM’s cutting edge solutions as part of IBM’s Smarter Planet and Smarter Workforce initiatives.

Media478Mark Hall, President
VisualAIM, LLC

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Mark Hall is a leader in operational and technology management, with three decades of experience in international commerce and global industries. He has utilized his international experience and thought leadership in technology and the energy, mining, chemical, and petroleum industries to benefit world-class research, manufacturing and technology organizations including Hess, IBM, Chevron, Dow Chemical, Shell, Celanese Chemical, Talisman Energy, and the US Department of Energy. Mr. Hall earned a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in 1984 and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston in 1981. He remains affiliated with the industry by way of the American Petroleum Institute, Society of Petroleum Engineers, and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers.

Media477Dean Slocum, Founder and Principal
Acorn International, LLC 

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Dean Slocum is a leading advisor to the international energy and extractives industries on social and environmental risk management. He has 32 years of experience in social and environmental assessment and performance improvement programs for industries, investors and governments worldwide. Among his international recognitions is selection by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) to be editor and committee chair of a 2009 publication on environmental, health, safety and social management best practices for the international oil and gas industry and a 2010-2011 SPE Distinguished Lecturer on “The Next Generation of Stakeholder Engagement”. Dean is the founder and Principal of Acorn International, LLC. 

Media483Keith Barnett, Senior Vice President
Head of Fundamental Analysis
Asset Risk Management

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Keith Barnett has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry with leading companies like Chevron, Columbia Gas Transmission, American Electric Power, and Merrill Lynch Commodities. Keith held engineering, managerial and executive positions with those companies in the areas of production, drilling, offshore platform design, natural gas marketing, fuel procurement, trading and structuring analytics, corporate strategy and fundamental analysis of energy markets. He had significant participation in two National Petroleum Council studies; including leading the power demand team in the 2003 natural gas study and serving on the steering and report writing committees. Keith was also the Natural Gas Task Force lead for the Edison Electric Institute for several years. He has testified before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Senate Sub-committee on Energy on natural gas and power matters. He is a frequent speaker on natural gas, power, and global energy markets. Prior to joining Asset Risk Management, Keith served as Director of Strategic Analysis for Merrill Lynch Commodities where he led the effort to create an integrated global point of view for energy commodities that could serve short term trading and longer-term investment horizons. He also worked most recently with Spring Rock Production, which is producing a state of the art natural gas and oil production forecast for the USA and Canada. Keith has an engineering degree from Texas A&M University.

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