Meet the Advisory Committee

To support the content selection process for the Best Practices for Oil & Gas Conference, we have brought together an amazing team of industry leaders who help us review each abstract submitted and select the innovative stories that will form our agenda. The committee members volunteer their time to support the conference production team and help to enhance the overall conference experience of all attendees.

Thank you to our dedicated Advisory Committee for their continued support of the Best Practices for Oil & Gas Conference!

Jake Turner

Director of Process Improvement, Solutions Integration, Suncor Energy

Biography

Jake is leading an initiative to advance Suncor’s digital and information technology operating model, which aims to strengthen the effectiveness, efficiency, and agility of the business through digital and enterprise technical solutions. He is also leading the SAP S/4HANA transformation to simplify, standardize, and modernize Suncor’s enterprise resource planning (ERP).
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Regina Vaughn

RPA Program Manager, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Biography

Regina is currently RPA program manager at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

Charity Elder

Manager of Delivery Excellence and Services, Cenovus Energy Inc.

Biography

Charity has a dynamic 18-year career with market leaders in the retail, communications, utility, oil and gas, consulting, and e-marketing industries. Superior leadership skills have been demonstrated through several project, people, and process management positions and delivering exceptional results during periods of rapid growth and significant industry and organizational change.…
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Alan Allen

Director of Customer Business Solutions, Motiva Enterprises

Biography

Alan has more than 20 years of experience in building and leading teams responsible for the development and implementations of technical architectures to enable exploration and production organizations to better manage their files, improve review processes, and better leverage drilling and production information from disparate systems. Alan is recognized for…
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Mike McCane

Director, Data and Development, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

Biography

As director of data and development, Mike McCane leads Love’s information technology team delivering business and technology transformations. He is responsible for guiding the company’s innovative team accountable for application management, architecture, development, integration, and business intelligence (BI) and analytics. Mike is accountable for the implementation and support of solutions,…
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Martina Schraven

Director Application Development & Support, Noble Drilling Services Inc.

Biography

Martina Schraven is Noble Corporation’s director of application development and support. She is responsible for the SAP platform, system processes, technologies, and data architecture across the enterprise. Martina has over 18 years of experience implementing and supporting SAP. For the past nine years, Martina has supported Noble’s SAP environment as…
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Lane Hale

Director, Information Technology, Devon Energy Corporation

Biography

Lane is currently the Director of Information Technology at Devon Energy, a role he has been in for the past five years. He is responsible for Devon’s current SAP landscape and many other enterprise wide applications. He has over 20 years of SAP experience, focused primarily in Oil and Gas.…
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Jason Palmer

Senior Director, Oil & Gas Industry Business Unit, SAP America Inc

Biography

Jason Palmer is an SAP oil and gas industry principal based out of Dallas. He brings industry relevancy and thought leadership to positively influence and manage the SAP oil and gas ecosystem. He has over 10 years of experience working at SAP and in the oil and gas industry. His…
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Gene Guidry

LEAP Program Manager, Chevron Corporation

Biography

Gene Guidry is currently program manager for Chevron’s next-generation ERP program, LEAP. Gene received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Nicholls State University and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston. He joined Texaco in 1981 and had multiple assignments, including real-time automation and control, statistical quality…
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Paul Musser

Manager, Global Enterprise Asset Management, Marathon Oil Company

Biography

Paul is currently manager of global enterprise asset management at Marathon Oil Company.

 
 

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    Meet the Advisory Committee

    Jake is leading an initiative to advance Suncor’s digital and information technology operating model, which aims to strengthen the effectiveness, efficiency, and agility of the business through digital and enterprise technical solutions. He is also leading the SAP S/4HANA transformation to simplify, standardize, and modernize Suncor’s enterprise resource planning (ERP).

    Meet the Advisory Committee

    Charity has a dynamic 18-year career with market leaders in the retail, communications, utility, oil and gas, consulting, and e-marketing industries. Superior leadership skills have been demonstrated through several project, people, and process management positions and delivering exceptional results during periods of rapid growth and significant industry and organizational change. Charity is focused on identifying organic growth and efficiency opportunities, enabling these opportunities through IT and process improvement solutions, and ensuring customer and client satisfaction.

    Meet the Advisory Committee

    Alan has more than 20 years of experience in building and leading teams responsible for the development and implementations of technical architectures to enable exploration and production organizations to better manage their files, improve review processes, and better leverage drilling and production information from disparate systems. Alan is recognized for the ability to leverage deep technical skills, industry experience, and strong interpersonal skills to deliver the most challenging projects and programs. Core expertise held by Alan includes extensive experience gathering business requirements, developing functional requirements, software specifications, organizational change management, business process redesign, project planning, project management, and program management.

    Meet the Advisory Committee

    As director of data and development, Mike McCane leads Love’s information technology team delivering business and technology transformations. He is responsible for guiding the company’s innovative team accountable for application management, architecture, development, integration, and business intelligence (BI) and analytics. Mike is accountable for the implementation and support of solutions, such as SAP Suite on HANA, SAP BW/4HANA, SharePoint, SAP SuccessFactors, Salesforce, and Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and DataFlow (HDF) for those using Apache Hadoop. Mike joined Love’s Country Stores & Travel Stops as an SAP technical manager in 2013, working his way up quickly to Manager of Data and Development services later that year. Previously, he worked as an SAP oil solution architect for several oil and gas companies from 2001 to 2012. Mike holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in management information systems from the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business.

    Meet the Advisory Committee

    Martina Schraven is Noble Corporation’s director of application development and support. She is responsible for the SAP platform, system processes, technologies, and data architecture across the enterprise. Martina has over 18 years of experience implementing and supporting SAP. For the past nine years, Martina has supported Noble’s SAP environment as the principal SAP project manager and has successfully deployed and provided support for 13 different SAP applications ranging from SAP ERP Central Component, SRM supplier self-service (SUS), business intelligence, and most recently management of change.

    Meet the Advisory Committee

    Lane is currently the Director of Information Technology at Devon Energy, a role he has been in for the past five years. He is responsible for Devon’s current SAP landscape and many other enterprise wide applications. He has over 20 years of SAP experience, focused primarily in Oil and Gas. He brings the perspective of both being a consultant on multiple SAP implementations, and then working in the business, being responsible for these applications, and supporting technologies.

    Meet the Advisory Committee

    Jason Palmer is an SAP oil and gas industry principal based out of Dallas. He brings industry relevancy and thought leadership to positively influence and manage the SAP oil and gas ecosystem. He has over 10 years of experience working at SAP and in the oil and gas industry. His prior experience includes consulting and management in the business services, software, and retail industries.

    Meet the Advisory Committee

    Gene Guidry is currently program manager for Chevron’s next-generation ERP program, LEAP. Gene received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Nicholls State University and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston. He joined Texaco in 1981 and had multiple assignments, including real-time automation and control, statistical quality control, and refinery information systems. Before rejoining Chevron in 2008, he was VP of professional services at Aspen Technology, director at Honeywell Automation & Control, and engineering manager at Mustang Engineering. He has been a program manager since rejoining Chevron, focusing on large-scale programs such as Cybersecurity Acceleration, Gorgon LNG capital project, Upstream North America Materials Management, and Global Manufacturing Asset Management and Reliability.