“2nd Annual Healthcare Roundtable and Luncheon” with the Moscow Healthcare Delegation and Welcome Reception
The Moscow Healthcare Delegation included Deputy Head of the Department for External Affairs and International Relations, City of Moscow, Head of International Relations and Protocol Office, Department for External Affairs and International Relations, City of Moscow, First Deputy Head Department of Construction, City of Moscow, First Deputy Head, Moscow Healthcare Department and State Secretary, City of Moscow, General Director, Moscow International Medical Cluster, First Deputy Director, Moscow International Medical Cluster and Medical Director, Moscow International Medical Cluster.
The main goal of the Healthcare Roundtable and the visit of the delegation, in general, was to discuss cooperation between the Moscow International Medical Cluster (“MIMC”) and the Texas Medical Center and its member institutions, international healthcare exchange and management training programs, investment and partnership opportunities. More information about the Moscow International Cluster is available here.
The attendees included C-level, experienced healthcare professionals, senior level executives from medical and biotech institutions, heads of departments of medicine and centers of bioscience and bioengineering and biomedicine labs from Texas Medical Center, BioHouston, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas, Rice University, the University of Texas, School of Public Health, Inpro Medical, Harris County Medical Society, CycloSam Therapeutics, Fannin Innovation Studio, Netnoids Rx Laboratories, Proxima Clinical Research, Adroit Surgical, and Administration of Harris County.
During the Roundtable, Mr. Mikhail Yugai, General Director of the Moscow International Medical Cluster provided the audience with its overview, its core activities, current infrastructure projects, diversified investment portfolio and during the Q&A sessions discussed some of the possible ways of collaboration with the U.S. universities, TMC, and various healthcare institutions.
The Welcome Reception was held in the evening of November 13, 2018 and was attended by the USRCC members and guests including healthcare professionals, academia, representatives of Harris County and the Texas Department of Agriculture who came to extend their warm welcome to the Moscow Healthcare Delegation.
During the entire visit the Moscow Healthcare delegation had a full agenda, which included several site tours at the Texas Medical Center, TMCx, Ben Taub Hospital, and UT Health School of Dentistry, and meetings with the executive teams of the Texas Medical Center, Institute of Innovation, the University of Houston, and C-level executives of the biotech startup companies.
“The 2nd Healthcare Roundtable provided a collegial bilateral forum to discuss new clinical, research and education opportunities of common interest. With a focus on cooperation between the Texas Medical Center and the Moscow International Medical Cluster, there were productive and interesting discussions and exchange of ideas. The meeting helped build a foundation for further positive interactions.”
Jeffrey P. Sutton, MD, PhD, Friedkin Professor, and Founding Director, Baylor College of Medicine, Center for Space Medicine, Chairman of the Board, Translational Research Institute for Space Health
Pictures are available here: USRCC Facebook page
The event was “by invitation only” and focused on some of the most current global technology trends in leading industries, such as oil and gas, healthcare and aerospace. Topics of this year’s conference included Digital Deluge, Big Data, Blockchain and Robotics.
The audience was represented by the leading experts and senior leaders in aerospace, heads of technology departments of some of the major oil and gas operators and service companies, real estate developers, heads of technology and engineering programs from various universities, representatives of venture capital firms and startup companies, and other business executives who were eager to learn more about the emerging and breakthrough technological innovations.
More than 70 attendees included vice presidents, chief officers, presidents, senior executives and technology leaders from NASA JSC Engineering, Tucana Engineering, TMK ISPCO, Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Halliburton, Emerson, ExxonMobil, Tudor Pickering & Holt, TAM International, Radix Engineering, Hess Corporation, Moss Adams, Saudi Aramco Ventures, GE, GHP, Total International Ventures, University of Houston, University of Houston- Downtown, Rice University, Parker Drilling, Caterpillar, Skolkovo, Moody Rambin, Zenith Real Estate, ChaiOne, representatives from the Harris County leadership, and many others.
Welcome remarks were made by Joel Mastervich, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, TMK IPSCO, who emphasized the rich agenda of the event and greeted the audience on behalf TMK ISPCO, Platinum Sponsor of the 3rd Technology and Innovation Conference.
Welcome remarks were followed by the keynote presentation made by Tom Moroney, Former Vice President, Deepwater and Wells Technology, Shell Innovation, Research & Development, addressing innovation in Gulf of Mexico exploration and production.
Speakers of the “Robotics” session included Dr. Robert Ambrose, Chief, Software, Robotics and Simulation Division, NASA JSC Engineering, David Reid, Chief Marketing Officer, NOV and David Diederich, Vice President, Research and Product Development, TMK IPSCO. The session was moderated by John Gibson, Chairman, Energy Technology, Tudor, Pickering & Holt, former President, Halliburton. Presenters covered AI and robotics evolution in oil and gas and aerospace exploration, and use of tracking and coding technologies for pipe serialization.
“Digital Deluge” session speakers included Terry Folsom, Integrated Solutions Manager (U.S. Gulf Region), Emerson Automation Solutions, Gaurav Khandelwal, CEO, ChaiOne, Dr. Edward Furlong, Chief Data Scientist, Oil Field Services, Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Marcus Ganz, Strategic Business Manager, Ingrain Services, Halliburton, Dmitri Koroteev, Head of Data Science in Oil and Gas, Skoltech, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. The session was moderated by Rich Frogge, President, Radix Engineering and Software, USRCC Technology and Innovation Committee member. The discussed topics included digital core, AI, data science applications, connected ecosystems, and project certainty.
Another USRCC Technology and Innovation Committee Member, David Gadzhimirzaev, Senior Digital Solutions Leader, Baker Hughes, a GE Company moderated the “Big Data” session, which covered topics from digital transformation to machine learning. Speakers included Hassane Elias Kassouf, Global Technical Business Director, Paradigm, Exploration and Production Software, Emerson Automation Solutions, Dr. Mario Ruscev, Director, Expro, Former Chief Technology Officer, Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Justin Conroy, Program Manager, Radix Engineering and Software, Dr. Ashwani Dev, Digital and Data Science Officer, Landmark Software & Services, Halliburton.
The luncheon keynote speaker Doug Erwin, Chairman and Principal, RedHouse Associates, Former EVP and COO of BMC Software, and successful serial entrepreneur, shared his opinion on the importance of constant changes, emphasized implementation of innovations in business, education, IT, public transportation, and other areas, Houston’s future as a technology and innovation hub, risks of technology inflexibility, and provided his advice to the future business leaders.
The luncheon keynote presentation was followed by the “Blockchain” session. Dania Kodeih, Industry Technology Strategist, Microsoft and Dmitry Rakul, Strategy & Integration, Digital Supply Chain,Global Supply Chain, Hess, discussed the use cases for blockchain in oil and gas industry. The session was moderated by Greg Price, Enterprise Systems Consulting Director, Moss Adams.
“Start-Ups” session was moderated by the Chair of the USRCC Technology and Innovation Committee, Andrey Klimushin, Team Lead, Roxar, Exploration and Production Software, Emerson. Speakers included Andrew Bruce, CEO, Data Gumbo, Sammy Haroon, CEO, AlphaX Decision Science, LLC, Piers Wells, Vice President, North America, Sales, Arundo, Audrey Mascarenhas, President and CEO, Questor Technology, CEO, ClearPower Solutions, Dr. John Lovell, VP Technology & Strategy, MicroSilicon Inc.
Each session was followed by the Q&A and networking. The audience was actively involved in the discussions showcasing their interest in the conference’s topics.
The Conference concluded with the networking session where speakers and attendees exchanged opinions and made new business connections.
“I had the privilege of moderating a panel on Robotics at the 2018 USRCC. The quality of the speakers was on par with a conference 20X the size. NASA, NOV, and TMK IPSCO covered immense ground from advances in robotics to change management associated with the threat to jobs many robots pose. Always a good outcome when you leave better informed”.
John W. Gibson, Jr., Chairman, Energy Technology, Tudor, Pickering & Holt, Former President, Halliburton.
“It was a well organized event with diverse participants from across the industries. It was insightful to see the digital journey and potential challenges companies in different business segments are facing. Also, discussion around Machine learning, IoT and blockchain demonstrated that companies are going through similar learning experience. It is evident that all sectors are facing similar challenges around data quality, skill transformation and business justification around digital transformation projects. It was good to see universities from US and Russia, Houston business and local development community all coming together to understand the implications of digital future for themselves and local commerce collectively. It was also insightful to learn about the startup ecosystem developing in Houston. Overall a great networking and learning experience”.
Dr. Ashwani Dev, Digital and Data Science Officer, Landmark Software & Services, Halliburton.
We would like to thank all the attendees, speakers, moderators, USRCC volunteers, USRCC Technology and Innovation Committee members, and our Platinum Sponsor TMK IPSCO.
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The 62nd Sister Cities International Conference
“A large delegation led by Harry Gee, President of Sister Cities of Houston attended the Sister Cities International Conference in Aurora, Colorado last week. A major theme of the conference was the Silk Road, land route. Next year the SCI Conference will be held in Houston on July 15-17 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel with a continuation of the Silk Road, sea route theme.
The conference enabled the members to network and to share best practices as to how to build sister to sister relationships and practice the citizen to citizen diplomacy advocated by President Dwight Eisenhower. Also attending were delegates from around the world. A delegation of young people who constitute the next generation met and discussed entrepreneurial and leadership topics of interest. Houston, a city with no limits will be the next host and we invite everyone who is interested in volunteering or participating to go to the web site of Sister Cities of Houston and sign up. Look forward to extending our warm southern hospitality with a western flavor to our SCI visitors next year”.
Ministerial Speaker Series
The USRCC'S Business Roundtable with Alexey Teksler, the First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
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When: April 16-19, 2018
Where: Moscow, Russia
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