Charli K. Matthews, CEO & Founder of Empowering Pumps & Equipment, hosts a live video chat with Sushma Bhan who is a 30-year industry veteran who led digital transformation at Shell and is currently Ikon Science’s Non-Executive Director.
They discuss the oil and gas industry’s digital transformation revolution and the foundational elements that are absolutely necessary to make digital transformation work for an oil and gas company. Watch their discussion to learn what fundamental elements are being ignored and what the future looks like for Oil & Gas.
About Sushma Bhan:
Sushma joined the Ikon Science board in 2021. Prior to joining Ikon, Sushma was Chief Data Officer, Subsurface and Wells at Shell Oil where she developed business data strategies. She helped to implement collective data improvements resulting in millions of dollars in costs savings and valued outcomes in Wells, Reservoir and Facility Management (WRFM).
Sushma’s three-decade Shell career encompassed various roles, including General Manager of Technical Data, Manager of Data Management & Geomatics, Information Manager of Shell R&D, Discipline Chief of Information Management, Shell Chemicals’ Global IT Manager, and E-Commerce Business Manager for Equilon (Shell-Texaco Alliance).
Sushma is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2020 SPE International award for Management & Information (M&I) for distinguished contributions to the Petroleum industry, 2019 SPE Gulf Coast M&I award, and 2018 Royal Dutch Shell’s CIO and VP awards for Global Data Quality. She has published technical papers on Technical Data Management, WRFM digital-Wellbooks, Data Security, Release of Technical Information and Knowledge Management.
She has a M.S. from University of Delhi and an Executive MBA from University of Houston. Sushma also serves as a Board Advisor in Data Science and Engineering Analytics for the Society of Petroleum Engineers.