I spend a large chunk of my professional life evangelising about the life-changing possibilities that analytics can bring to upstream Oil and Gas companies, and I’ve been doing this as part of Teradata’s Oil and Gas Practice since 2012. I first discovered the world of Oil and Gas with its specific information management needs in 2000, and have been developing, implementing and consulting in this area ever since. I have worked for the dominant market players – Landmark and Schlumberger - in R&D, product management, consulting, and pre-sales. In one role or another, I have influenced information management projects for most major oil companies across Europe. I chaired the Education Committee for the European oil industry data management group ECIM, and regularly present at Oil Industry data management events. Along the way I have learned enough about geophysics, geology, and the world of hydrocarbon exploration and production to be dangerous. Outside of work, I love reading, walking, wine, single malts, yoga, lifting weights and vegetable gardening – I’ve never got the hang of flowers and shrubs but I will try to grow anything you could possibly eat. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect on LinkedIn.