Hear from leading industry experts on the forefront of digitalization and innovation in the energy sector.
Engage in hands-on experiences that spotlight the latest technologies and methodologies reshaping the world of energy.
Explore cutting-edge products and solutions that are defining the next phase of the energy industry.
Build valuable connections with decision-makers, innovators, and collaborators from across the globe.
Gain first-hand knowledge of the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the digitalization of the energy industry.
Share your experiences, insights, and solutions with a community driven by a collective passion for a sustainable energy future.
Equip yourself with the tools and strategies necessary to propel your organization and career forward in this rapidly evolving landscape.
With over a decade’s experience at the forefront of Formula 1, Bernie Collins is an accomplished strategy engineer, most recently employed as Head of Race Strategy for the Aston Martin Formula 1 team. In 2023, Bernie joined the Sky Sports F1 broadcasting team, her race strategy expertise adding significant depth to the channel’s coverage. She also contributes to Formula 1’s official website and digital channels, providing detailed insights on race strategy and helping fans to understand the complexity of decisions made during Grands Prix.
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Opening Keynote: Illuminating the Future of Industry
Dharmesh Mehta is an accomplished industry leader, renowned for his strong leadership and expertise in the development and commercialization of drilling, completions, and production technologies. He developed a keen understanding of the Energy Industry through his tenure of 15 years at Weatherford, including as the Chief Operating Officer. Passionate about transformative technologies, Dharmesh remains actively involved with multiple startups, offering contributions and strategic guidance to shape the future of these companies and the industry.
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Jeff Jensen holds a PhD from Texas A&M University and brings a rich blend of experience from tech powerhouses like Intel, Toshiba, and Siemens. Transitioning from these industry giants, he has demonstrated his strategic and technological acumen as CTO for several VC-backed startups in both heavy asset industries and consumer electronics. As CTO at Corva, Jeff is responsible for all software development and management of Corva's platform.
Senior Vice President
Subodh Saxena is Sr. Vice President, Nabors Drilling Solutions (NDS), a position he’s held since May 2018. Saxena directs all the services businesses of Nabors and leads the automation and technology deployment efforts for NDS. He is also a member of the Nabors Enterprise Risk Management Committee. Saxena joined Nabors in 2013, as Sr. Vice President for Nabors International. In 1992, Saxena began his career as a field engineer for Schlumberger, working in different countries and product lines in engineering, technology, and strategic planning, before becoming vice president for Latin America in June 2011.
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Executive Spotlight Panel: Navigating the Global Landscape: Digitalization, Data Quality, and Industry Advancement
Matthias Gatzen spent years in global engineering and commercial roles before joining Baker Hughes Drilling Services in Germany in 2010 as a research and development engineer for innovative downhole technologies. He is accountable for the company’s global downhole digital business, which is built on a suite of applications that includes Drilling Automation Services, Next-generation Well Engineering Applications, and Advanced Analytics offerings. His focus is leveraging digitalization to drive efficiency, predictability, and safety in the field. Gatzen holds a PhD in Engineering from the Leibniz Universität, Hannover, Germany.
General Manager Global Wells
David Forbes is General Manager, Global Wells for ConocoPhillips and has 41 years industry experience, of which 36 years has been with ConocoPhillips in various drilling engineering, operations and management positions in the UK, Egypt, Dubai, China and Norway. David also worked for Schlumberger in their Integrated Project Management Group in the UK, Russia and Caspian Sea. Prior to his current assignment, David was the Global Deepwater Drilling Manager based in Houston, responsible for ConocoPhillips deepwater drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico and West Africa. In 2016, David moved to his current position managing a team of technical experts supporting ConocoPhillips global drilling, completion, well intervention and well integrity activities. David holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering from Liverpool University.
Chief Executive Officer
Moji is a carbon-negative entrepreneur and a technology futurist. Using bioengineered microbes that enable carbon-negative solutions across oil and gas, chemical, and mining industries, he strives to create a sustainable future where technology, humans, and nature thrive. As an operations expert who’s well-versed in bringing bold ideas to market, Moji has brought actionable insights and keen product instincts to Cemvita since 2017. Alongside his sister, Dr. Tara Karimi, Moji serves a team of passionate scientists and engineers on a mission to reimagine heavy industries for a net-zero economy.
Chief Operating Officer
Courtney Diezi is a dynamic leader and the COO of Corva, where she has transformed operations and global reach. With expertise in key account management, marketing, and operations, she's driven the growth of Corva's services to over 6,000 users in just six years. Before Corva, Diezi owned Everyday Celebrations, Inc. and held leadership roles at Bureau Veritas, CARBO Ceramics Inc., and Weatherford, consistently improving growth and market share. Under Diezi's leadership, Corva has evolved into a global leader in real-time optimization software for drilling and completions.
Corvacon is Corva’s premier annual event that gathers industry professionals, thought leaders, and innovators to discuss leading topics and ideas in the energy sector. It aims to foster connection, collaboration, and community to drive the future of the energy industry.
You can catch a recap of last year’s Corvacon here
8:00 am – 9:00 am Networking Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 am Keynote: Illuminating the Path Forward
10:30 am – 11:30 am Executive Panel: Navigating the Global Landscape: Digitalization, Data Quality, and Industry Advancement
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Special Guest Speaker: Bernie Collins, Sky Sports F1 Broadcaster and Former Head of Race Strategy for the Aston Martin F1 Team
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Spotlight Speakers, Technical Sessions, Product Immersion Lounge, and Showcase Alley
The theme for this year’s event is “Illuminating Energy’s Path Forward,” focusing on the digitalization and innovation of the energy industry.
The event will be held on November 2, 2023 at Corva HQ at 1334 Brittmoore Road, Houston Texas 77043.
Parking is available in front of the building as well as in the parking lot to the left of the building once you turn in off of Brittmoore Road. All parking is free and first come, first served.
The event is attended by a diverse group of professionals from the energy industry, including executives, managers, engineers, technology providers, and other stakeholders who are interested in the digitalization and innovation of the energy sector. Previous attendees and participants include: Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, Deloitte, AWS, Total Gas & Power, Pursuit, Aethon, Comstock, Pursuit, BPX, Trinity, Marathon Oil, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, Halliburton, NexTer, IWS, Patterson UTI, Nabors Industries, Xpansiv, Mycelx, Hydrozonix, Kuva Systems, MGB, Drill2Frac, MongoDB, and more
You can register for the event by clicking on the ‘Register Now’ button on our landing page.
Nope! The event is free to attend, but pre-registration is requested.
Yes, you can register on the day of the event, but we strongly recommend registering in advance as the seats are limited.
You can expect a day of insightful discussions, dynamic speakers, a hands-on technology showcase, and exclusive networking opportunities focused on digitalization and innovation in the energy industry.
Corvacon participants will be able to collaborate with industry peers to discuss the recent advancements and technologies in the energy industry. A full list of the products being featured in the Showcase Alley will be added closer to the event.