IDC Energy Insights Hires New Research Director of Oil & Gas
11 Jun 2014
Framingham, MA – June 11, 2014 – IDC Energy Insights today announced it has hired Chris Niven as Research Director, Oil and Gas. With over two decades of experience in IT in the context of oil and gas, Chris will be responsible for developing and delivering on the research agenda for the oil and gas practice with a particular emphasis on deploying IT to advance the business objectives of upstream oil and gas.
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Throughout his career, Chris has experienced the oil and gas industry from a variety of perspectives – as a product leader for professional service firms, a market research director, and a business consultant, working for IBM, Teradata, and Shell Services and his own consulting company. Chris has advised super-majors, majors, independents and oil field services companies on IT strategy, assessment and planning. His knowledge of industry processes and systems also runs deep, touching well life cycle management, real-time operations, land/lease and technical data management. This wide range of experience and perspective will greatly benefit IDC Energy Insights clients and enhance the current research offering from the Oil & Gas practice.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chris to our team. Our oil and gas business has been growing rapidly over the last two years and his leadership and expertise will be essential as we continue to expand in this market,” said Jill Feblowitz, Vice President, IDC Energy Insights. “Chris’ extensive knowledge of the industry and deep personal connections will help drive new business and expand relationships with our existing client base. We look forward to working more closely with Chris to offer a unique and valuable perspective on the IT trends impacting the oil and gas market today.”
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