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Industry Leaders prepare for Rice University Oil and Gas Conference in March

The upcoming Rice University Oil and Gas HPC Conference will focus on the computational challenges and needs in the Energy industry. The event takes place March 4-6, 2019 in Houston.

High-end computing and information technology continues to stand out across the industry as a critical business enabler and differentiator with a relatively well understood return on investment. However, challenges such as constantly changing technology landscape, increasing focus on software and software innovation, and escalating concerns around workforce development still remain. The agenda for the conference includes invited keynote and plenary speakers, parallel sessions made up of at least four presentations each and a student poster session.

Speakers include:

  • Toni Collis, Chair and Co-Founder, Women in HPC & CBDO, Appentra Solutions
  • Trish Damkroger, Vice President, Intel Data Center Group
  • Lori Diachin, Deputy Director, Exascale Computing Project
  • Brent Gorda, Arm
  • Detlef Hohl, Chief Scientist Computation and Data Science, Shell
  • Satoshi Matsuoka, Director, Riken Center for Computational Science, Japan
  • Forrest Norrod, Senior Vice President and General Manager, AMD
  • Dan StanzioneExecutive Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center & Associate Vice President for Research, UT Austin

This conference has become the key venue for planners and practitioners alike. This is a forum for taking the pulse of industry needs and discussing challenges, opportunities and new development at the interface of the oil and gas industry, the IT industry and the academic and research community.

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