By all accounts, our annual Hotter ‘N Hell Energy Conference in Houston from June 20th to June 22nd was the best in the conference’s 13-year history. The combination of high energy, high profile keynote speakers, C-suite executives and leading institutional investors made for a content rich and fun-filled couple of days. One of the themes that dominated the discussion was Big Data, specifically the topic of disruptive technology and its transformative impact on the industry. Interestingly, we hosted a lone Big Data panel last year that generated a collective “wait…what?” from the audience. This year’s gathering of energy leaders and investors stands in stark contrast. Seemingly every HnH Day One panel and sideline discussion was dominated by a wide variety of stimulating digital and technology themes and topics. While the industry is still in the on deck circle with respect to adoption and development, the rate of change is stunning and promises to accelerate at breathtaking speed from here.
Perhaps the only discussion that garnered more buzz than Big Data and AI was our keynote speaker and featured fireside chat with the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush. The intersection of politics and energy policy was center stage during the facilitated discussion. Other key speakers and panelists included Pioneer’s President & CEO Tim Dove, TransCanada’s President & CEO Russ Girling, Doug Suttles, CEO of Encana, former Schlumberger Chairman & CEO Andrew Gould, and Riverstone Founder & Senior Managing Director David Leuschen who shared their unique veteran views and perspective.
For a recap, our digital tech and video squad assembled a brief highlight video from our 2017 Hotter n’ Hell Conference, check it out below. Many thanks to all our clients, friends and partners who have been so integral to our success over the years. We hope you will join us again next year as we look to set an even higher standard of performance.
Save the Date | TPH’s 2018 Hotter n’ Hell Conference: May 15-16, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis, downtown Houston.