Franz X. Deimbacher has over 25 years oil/gas industry experience and has been with Amazon Web Services since 2017 where he serves as the Head of Technology for Energy based in Houston, TX.
Previously, Deimbacher was at IHSMarkit, the world’s leading provider of critical information, analytics and expertise for major industries and markets worldwide. As the VP Energy he was responsible for the technical and business transformation of IHSMarkit as well as innovation.
Before that, Deimbacher was with Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield technology company, where he served in senior technical, operational, and management roles in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Russia, and the US.
Deimbacher has also worked in several disruptive technology startup companies, and he is currently the VP of the Board of the Society of High-Performance Computing Professionals.
Deimbacher has an MSc-degree in Petroleum Engineering and a PhD-degree in Reservoir Engineering, both from the Mining University Leoben, Austria.
Deimbacher has over 40 professional publications and he holds several patents.
The energy industry is undergoing a digital technology transformation. New opportunities are being created in operational performance and efficiency that can result in game-changing growth. Which digital technologies will have the biggest impact on the energy sector? Will digital transformation unlock new resources, reduce costs, and change the nature of work? What role will government, industry, and others play?