Episode 45: SEG 2018 Keynote Speaker and Presidential Address

The Opening Session represented the official start to the 88th Annual Meeting at Anaheim, CA in October 2018. SEG President Nancy House presented the State of the Society address and then introduced the keynote speaker Darryl Willis. Darryl is Vice President, Oil, Gas and Energy at Google Cloud. He spoke on “The Cost of Status Quo – Get on Board or Get Left Behind.”


Darryl Willis is Vice President Oil, Gas & Energy at Google Cloud. In this role, Darryl is responsible for driving Google Cloud’s business across the entire Energy sector. He is focused on developing products and solutions, providing deep line of business expertise to the sales teams, and building trusted relationships with key leaders and companies across the energy sector.

Prior to joining Google, Darryl was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer for BP Angola based in Luanda. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Deputy Head of Subsurface for BP. During his 25-year career in oil and gas, his technical and global management experience includes subsurface, drilling, operations, commercial, strategy, safety, ethics and compliance, public affairs, crisis management, and technology.


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Original music by Zach Bridges.

This episode was hosted, edited, and produced by Andrew Geary. Thank you to the SEG podcast team: Jennifer Crockett, Ally McGinnis, Theresa Reichard, and Mick Swiney. Special thanks to Rhianna Collier for setting up this recording.

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