Our Board Members
Chevron, Procurement/Supply Chain Enablement Manager
Stephanie Waters serves as the Procurement/Supply Chain Enablement Manager at Chevron, where she has enabled a culture shift to focus on the end users through the use of digital concepts and agile methodologies. During her tenure at Chevron, spanning more than twenty years, she has implemented and deployed many digital change initiatives as well as served as Chair of the IT Oil and Gas Benchmark Group.
OFS Portal, President and CEO
PIDX Board Member
Chris Welsh has over 35 years of Information Technology, eCommerce, and Consulting experience and has been a key player in Oil & Gas eCommerce since 1995. Chris has managed numerous global projects for operators, services companies, and eCommerce networks across the globe. He was a founding member of ACT Global Consulting Ltd and has been providing strategic advice and technology architecture solutions to the Oil & Gas industry since 2000. In March 2015, Chris became CEO and Chairman of the Board of OFS Portal LLC, a global member-based group of upstream oil and gas suppliers and service providers at the forefront of oilfield eCommerce. Chris is also Chair of PIDX International and sits on the board of ConnectONCE. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computing for Commerce and Industry and he is a keen rock climber and races a Ducati super-bike in his spare time.
BP, Vice President, Global Projects
Information Technology and Services
Andrew Mercer is currently Vice President for Information Technology and Services (IT&S) for BP’s Global Projects. In this role, Andrew is accountable for the strategy, execution, and delivery of all IT&S services to the Global Projects Organisation, in both the major projects and the global function.
Andrew has held various leadership roles in BP including Head of Architecture & Design in Business Functions, Solutions Director for the Upstream Backbone business transformation programme and Chief Architect in Procurement & Supply Chain Management.
Outside of this role Andrew is an active advocate of BP’s process management agenda serving as a member of the enterprise process governance council.
Prior to joining BP in 2006, Andrew was a member of the IT management team at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) responsible for Corporate functions, having served previously as CIO at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals UK prior to the formation of GSK.
Andrew graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 1985 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Science.
Mary Rose Martinez
Halliburton, Senior Director
Information Technology Architecture and Security
Mary Rose Martinez is the Senior Director of Information Technology (IT) Architecture and Security for Halliburton, and a member of Halliburton’s IT Leadership Team. In this role, she is accountable for IT enterprise architecture and technology standards, and corporate information security.
With 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Mary Rose has held various leadership and strategic development roles across information technology, marketing, and software research and development. She is a graduate of Halliburton’s President’s Leadership Excellence Program, a yearlong leadership development program in which a select group of high-potential senior managers, directors, and first-time executives participates each year.
Mary Rose holds a bachelor degree in both computer science and mathematics from the University of St. Thomas, and a master of computer science degree from Rice University.
Regional CIO MENAT and India
Amit, a seasoned IT Leader, is passionate about driving high impact strategic outcomes for businesses leveraging his technology expertise, customer centricity, people leadership skills and business acumen.
Amit is currently working as the MENAT and India region CIO for Baker Hughes. He additionally plays the roles of Digital Customer Experience leader and People leader for the MENAT and India IT teams. He also works in close partnership with the Regional Business CEO in defining the Digital Industrial Internet Go to Market Strategy for the BHGE business.
Amit has overall 18+ years of IT experience spanning IT Strategy and execution, P&L Leadership, Industrial Internet and ERP Consulting experience. Amit’s experience spans IT consulting and Industry IT roles in PwC (2000-2002), Computer Sciences Corporation (2002 to 2005 and 2012 to 2014) and GE (2005 to 2012 and 2014 to present).
Amit has completed his Management Education from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow in the year 2000 and his Degree in Electrical Engineering from V.J.T.I, Mumbai University in 1997. Amit is also a certified PMP from PMI. Amit is currently pursuing his Executive PhD from IIM Lucknow in Marketing. The research is on the impact of customer to customer collaboration in online communities on Brand Loyalty.
Amit is a graduate of the prestigious Executive Information Management Program from GE Crotonville. Amit has received multiple awards & appreciations for Leadership, Performance, Innovation and Teamwork during his stints with GE, CSC, Genpact and PwC. Some of the key awards received are the Strategic Initiatives Excellence Award from the GE O&G CEO, Diamond award from the CEO of Genpact, Employee of the Quarter Award at CSC and the award for Outstanding Performance at Genpact. Amit is a speaker at multiple Industry forums and B-Schools on various areas centered around Digital and Customer relationship management.
Chevron, General Manager
Technology, Strategy & Services
Sebastian Gass is the General Manager for Chevron’s Technology, Strategy and Services division within the IT Company (ITC). In this role, Gass is responsible for Chevron’s Digital Transformation Strategy, Data Science, Enterprise Architecture, Project Management, Operational Excellence, Supplier Management, Services Definition and Business Planning groups.
He previously managed Chevron’s Data Center Infrastructure Asset which he transitioned into a hybrid cloud world via an Industry first partnership deal with Microsoft. Prior to that, Gass was the Regional IT Manager for Chevron North America Exploration and Production (CNAEP), responsible for the information technology needs of six business units focused on exploration and production of heavy oil, Unconventionals, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and deepwater. In this role, Gass was responsible for creating Chevron’s Data Science program as well as establishing Chevron’s digital platform for Unconventionals.
Prior to joining Chevron in 2007, Gass was the chief technology officer and executive vice-president at Hubwoo, a publicly-traded European company that provides comprehensive spend management and business process collaboration for goods and services. He started his career in information technology with SAP in Palo Alto, CA.
Sebastian holds a M.S. / MBA from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe Germany and a M.S. Engineering Management degree from Stanford University.
Global Services and Technology
Shawn Green is Manager, Global Services and Technology for ConocoPhillips. His current focus is development of strategies and initiatives to increase business automation as well as identification of efficiencies to streamline both business and supply chain process. He is also accountable for leading global teams that provide master data management, transactional processing, process improvement and eCommerce enablement.
Previously he served as Global Shared Services Director, Lower 48 Transactional Excellence Director, Requisition to Pay Project Implementation Manager and before that was on International assignment where he served as Supply Chain Manager for the Western Canada Region. He has also held positions in strategic sourcing, business development, technology commercialization and strategic planning including Supply Chain Director for EagleFord shale development.
Prior to joining ConocoPhillips in 2006, Shawn held a variety of positions at Marathon and ExxonMobil in project procurement management, category management/supplier relationship management, process engineering, technology, operations, business management and strategic planning.
In his spare time, Shawn volunteers for many community service organizations. He is a graduate of Leadership Houston and is a volunteer for Junior Achievement. He has also serves on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council.
Shawn received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Tulane University as well as an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Management.
Schlumberger, Data Owner
Market to Cash Operations Systems
Miguel Munoz is currently the Data Owner for the Operations Systems and Digital Products that enable the Market to Cash process in Schlumberger; from the early leads capture, to the job planning and execution, through the billing and receivables management. Closely collaborating with the Process and Digital Products Owners, his role includes the governance over the data strategy, the data model, data security, master data and data integrations.
With 17 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Miguel has held various roles across Field Operations, HR-Training & Development, Engineering & Manufacturing, and IT.
Miguel graduated with “Excellence Honorable Mention” from the “Tecnológico de Monterrey” in 2003 with a BS degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.