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Sudhir Pai

Autonomous Energy Ventures


Sudhir Pai is Chairman, Board of Directors, Technology Collaboration Center, based in Houston, Texas. He recently completed an exciting career at Schlumberger as Managing Director, Autonomous Robotics Services Business., He has strong interests in commercial aerospace, energy transition, health care, robotics, drones, Formula 1 and everything digital. He has held a variety of management, technology and business leadership positions within Schlumberger, including VP & GM of Completions business, GM of Schlumberger operations Mumbai India and more recently MD at Liquid Robotics Oil and Gas (LROG), a Schlumberger start-up JV. He has more than 30 years of worldwide business and technology experience including assignments in corporate planning, supply chain, human resources, service quality, and health, safety & environment. He has worked in 9 countries including Middle East, India, UK and USA with focus on client relations, business & technology, service quality and personnel development. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from University of Bombay. He is an active member of National Diversity Council and Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and was the vice-chairman of Arctic Technology Conference (ATC-2018), an Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) event. He serves on the executive advisory boards of SPE ENGenious, SpaceCom, Subsea Systems Institute (UH, RICE, NASA consortium) and the Energy Drone & Robotics Summit. At Spacecom2020 he will moderate a session on Space Tourism. In April 2016, he was recognized by the United States National Diversity Council with the 2016 Texas Multicultural Leadership Award. In 2014 under his leadership Schlumberger-LROG won the World Oil New Horizons Idea Award. He is attributed to several patents. He is deeply committed to World Alliance Solar Impulse Foundation and on the advancement committee at his daughter’s school, Kinkaid.


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