|8:00 am||Registration – George R. Brown Exhibit Hall D|
|9:00 am – 11:30 am||MBE Bootcamp|
|Noon – 1:00 pm||Power Hour Luncheon|
|1:15 pm – 1:25 pm||Welcome
Ingrid M. Robinson, President, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council
Carlos Gutierrez, Business Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Minority Business and Economic Development
Eduardo Nunez, Projects & Technology Manager, ExxonMobil
Julia Rathgeber, President, Association of Electric Companies of Texas
|1:30 pm – 2:35 pm||Oil & Gas Outlook
Businesses in general despises uncertainty and the energy industry is no different. The Energy Outlook is based on the ‘most likely’ path for global energy markets over the next 20 years. Assumptions are made about public policy changes, technology and the overall global economy’s energy usage. Our presenters will share their insights on the issues posed by a transitioning energy industry and will provide a glimpse into their perspectives on our nation’s energy mix. They will also discuss the business forecast of opportunities and challenges for the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry.
Shawn Green, Transactional Excellence and Business Automation Director, ConocoPhillips
Elijah White, Jr., VP Geoscience, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company – Upstream
Frank Cassulo, President, Chevron Pipe Line Company – Downstream
|2: 45 pm – 3:55 pm||Concurrent Sessions
The electric utility industry is undergoing a massive transformation. Utilities have had to adjust their business models to operate in a new energy and technology future. Learn about the future direction of this industry: Smart Grids/Smart Cities, the new frontier of Cyber Security, Drone Invasions and the utilization of diverse suppliers.
Bryan Glines, Manager HR Compliance & Diversity, CenterPoint Energy
Grace Hastings, Supplier Diversity Manager, Oncor (Economic Impact of Supplier Diversity)
Gabriel Montague, Retail Information Security Manager, NRG (Cyber Security & /Dakin DuBroc, Director Health & Diversity, Entergy (Workforce of the Future)
James Garness, Director Supplier Diversity, Xcel Energy (Business Opportunities Traditional & Renewables)
Andrea Korney, Supplier Lifecycle Manager, TransCanada
Jesse Blair, Gas Sales Manager, CenterPoint Energy
Terence Baptiste, Supply Chain Manager, Chevron Pipe Line Company
|4:00 pm – 5:00 pm||Concurrent Sessions
Do you know how minority businesses can gain from renewables’ vast room for growth and accelerating market capture? This session is designed to increase your understanding of the renewable landscape and provide information on how electric utility and traditional oil companies seek to create a competitive advantage in this growing energy sector.
Paul Garcia, Director, Renewables and Emergent Technologies, El Paso Electric
Larry Autry, Key/Major Accounts Director, TXU Energy Retail Co.
Alistair Warwick, VP BP Wind Energy
Clay Coffee, Director – Procurement Americas, Chicago Bridge & Iron
Lisa Schultz, Project Procurement Manager – Americas, ExxonMobil
Olga Machrone, Houston Office Contracts Department Manager, Fluor
Aaron Nelson, Contracting and Procurement Manager (Lake Charles LNG Project), Shell
|7:00 pm – 11:00 pm||Emerging 10 (E-10) Awards|