CIO/ CDO Houston Membership Dinner

April 26, 2022

ExxonMobil’s Well-Oiled Enterprise Data Management and Cloud Strategy

Trusted data is essential to ExxonMobil’s efforts to deliver energy to a growing world and stay competitive. To obtain the accurate data that meets these needs, ExxonMobil relies on data mastering and cloud technology.

Gareth Davies, Data Architect Principle and IT Fellow at ExxonMobil, will share how data mastering, which uses human-guided machine learning to break down data silos, helps the organization better manage its wells and optimize drilling operations. He’ll also talk about why the organization leverages Microsoft Azure.

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • How data mastering generates accurate data to drives business outcomes
  • The role human-guided machine learning plays in delivering trusted data
  • Best approaches for aligning cloud and data strategies
  • Why clean data is fundamental to ExxonMobil’s business initiatives

Tamr is the leading data mastering company that accelerates data-driven business outcomes for large organizations. Tamr’s unique approach of using human-guided machine learning algorithms to accelerate data mastering projects lets the world’s largest organizations enhance data operations, activate latent data, and increase the velocity of business outcomes through data-driven insights.

Event Speakers...

Andy Palmer
President, Tamr

Gareth Davies
Data Architect Principle, and IT Fellow

Guillermo Proano
Director, Solution Specialist

Speaker: Andy Palmer, CEO and Co-founder, Tamr

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Andy currently serves as CEO at Tamr. Previously, Andy was co-founder and founding CEO of Vertica Systems. During his career as an entrepreneur and through his seed fund Koa Labs, Andy has served as founding investor, BOD member or advisor to more than 60 start-up companies in technology, healthcare and the life sciences. He also served as Global Head of Software and Data Engineering at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) and as a member of the start-up team and Chief Information and Administrative Officer at Infinity Pharmaceuticals.

Vertica Systems
Koa Labs
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Infinity Pharmaceuticals

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Speaker: Gareth Davies, Data Architect Principle, and IT Fellow, ExxonMobil

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In his nearly two decades at ExxonMobil, Gareth has held various data
management roles in EMEA and the U.S. As EAME Regional Data Support
Manager, he oversaw technical data for Europe, Caspian, Russia, Africa &
The Middle East for 13 years. He then transitioned to Upstream Data Advisor and Upstream Data Advisor roles and implemented enterprise data architecture in key Upstream projects. He’s now a Data Architect Principle and IT Fellow.

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Speaker: Guillermo Proano, Director, Solution Specialist, Microsoft

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Guillermo is an experienced business & technical leader, currently serving as Director and Solution Specialist at Microsoft for nearly 20 years. His background varies from consulting, architecture, management, and sales roles that each round out his abilities to effectively deliver results. He has a solid track record of partnering with organizations and clients to help guide and support them in moving forward with their strategic and digital transformation objectives. Guillermo enjoys discussion on big & little ideas, strategic direction, and new opportunities that would be of mutual interest to drive your organization forward. Proano has a keen ability to gather and understand his customer’s requirements and build a solution vision that best meets their business needs.

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5:00pm-6:00pm (CST)

Registration, Cocktails, and Networking

6:00pm-6:30pm (CST)

Introductions and Content

6:30pm-8:30pm (CST)

Private Dinner

8:30pm-9:00pm (CST)

Dessert and Thank You

Title Representation

Industry Breakdown

Org. Size by Revenue

Got questions? We’ve got answers!

Why should I attend?

Your time is valuable and we make sure to make the most of it! We take the time to figure out your challenges and customize your experience to meet your needs. Our agendas are tailored to your feedback and we pride ourselves in covering the most cutting-edge content delivered by renowned industry experts. Look forward to building enduring partnerships and together we’ll go straight to the top.

Where is the event taking place?

The event is by invitation-only. The location will be released to all attendees once your registration has been confirmed. 

What is the dress code?

We recommend business attire. Most attendees wear suits or comparable attire. Ties are optional.

Can I bring a colleague with me?

Yes! We always urge our members to refer their colleagues! We love adding new members to the community, especially if they come highly recommended by a current member. Either have them reach out to your Apex POC or have them fill out the Member Registration Form.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

No problem! Please let your Apex POC know as soon as possible in order for us to work with the venue on providing alternate options for you at the event.

What if I want to speak at an assembly?

Apex is always looking for speakers that can contribute their valuable insight. If you would like to speak, please contact your Apex POC or fill out the Speaker Registration Form on the Assemblies page. Please keep in mind that we receive many inquiries for speaking and sessions are available on a first come first served basis. But no need to worry, we have plenty of opportunities available at future assemblies.

I plan on being in attendance, but what if something comes up and I have to cancel?

We understand that something may come up on your calendar! Before canceling with us, please know that we will have a separate room for attendees to step out for work-related activities (meetings, emails, conference calls, etc.). If you must cancel, we just ask that you let us know at least 48 hours in advance so that we can open up the waitlist for another member.


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