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Breakthrough Symposium

Houston Strategy Forum

First Annual
Breakthrough Symposium

Theme:“Disruptive Technologies!”

Tuesday, November 8 ● 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM ● Petroleum Club, Downtown Houston

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Detailed Description

Breakthrough Innovations

Over the course of history, breakthrough innovations have redefined the human quality of life and human capabilities. These breakthroughs changed the paradigm. What is NEXT? Which breakthrough innovations have the potential to redefine the way we live, play, work, do business, and find meaning and satisfaction in life?

The purpose of the Breakthrough Symposiums is to help encourage the pursuit of breakthroughs in every facet of work and life. Facilitate the discussion to help companies and teams foster a culture of breakthrough thinking. Innovation is the surest way to create superior value.

Disruptive Technologies

Our theme for 2002 is “Disruptive Technologies!” Which technologies are at the forefront? Our goal is to create a meaningful executive discussion between the innovators and the adopters of innovative technologies. The ecosystem is critical for innovations to thrive.

On November 8th, we are inviting some of the top technology executives for an interactive discussion. What is the need for disruptive technologies? What is the risk? Why is it necessary to take the risk, and what are the potential consequences? What must change in the corporate culture to encourage breakthrough innovation? How can we accelerate the speed of adoption?

We are looking forward to a powerful discussion with:

Panel Discussion

• Mr. Attilio Pisoni, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, Oilfield Services, Baker Hughes

• Mr. David Reid, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, NOV

• Mr. Robert E. Fast, Chief Technology Officer, Hess Corporation

• Mr. Danny Rehg, Co-Founder and CEO, Criterion Energy Partners

• Mr. Konstanty Owczarek, VP, Strategy & Business Development - High Performance Computing & Artificial Intelligence, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

• Mr. Ross Tucker, CIO, Texas United Management Corporation

• Mr. George Crawford, CIO, CISO, Partner, Catapult Energy Services Group

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Our Unique Format

What Makes Us Different?

The Houston Strategy Forum is a highly interactive discussion forum, not a presentation forum. No speeches, no PowerPoint presentations. 

Our business talk show format facilitates an energetic, meaningful, and respectful exchange between our speakers and attendees. Our unscripted format often creates "insightful learning opportunities." We receive rave reviews about our format from speakers and attendees. 

To encourage an open and candid discussion we follow Chatham House rules.   

Fee Schedule

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Category          Fees
Visitor   $199
Priority-Table Seat   $399
Head-Table Seat + Private Reception (Sponsorship addon)   $999
Table of 10 - Priority Placement   $5000
General Member   $99
Strategic Members $0

3% credit card fees apply.

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1. Build relationships with Houston's top executives
2. Contribute your ideas and thoughts to the discussion
3. Learn from our speakers through a vigorous and interactive discussion

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Cancellation, Miscellaneous Information


For VISITORS: Sorry, we do not offer refunds to visitors or prospective members. You are welcome to send a substitute. A substitution charge of $50 applies. To register the substitute, use the registration category, "Substituting for a Visitor." On the next page of registration, indicate the name of the person whom you are substituting.

FOR GENERAL MEMBERS: If you let us know at least one week prior, we will credit your HSF account for the fees, so you can apply the fees toward a future event.

FOR STRATEGIC MEMBERS: Strategic Members attend all events for no charge (if registered in time). Since Strategic Membership is tied to specific individuals, substitutions are not allowed if you cannot make it to the event.

Dress Code: Business Professional


Houston Strategy Forum expects professional conduct from all attendees.

Please come to learn and participate in the discussion and be respectful of other executives in attendance.

Houston Strategy Forum reserves the right to deny admission to the event, ask an individual or group to leave the event, and exclude from electronic lists and communication, any individual or organization.


By registering for the event, you provide the Houston Strategy Forum your consent to be included in photographs and video recording of the event.


The opinions expressed by speakers and attendees are their own only, and not the Houston Strategy Forum's. Any business concepts, issues and ideas discussed may not be applicable in your situation. Houston Strategy Forum makes no claims about the completeness, accuracy or applicability of any discussion. Please seek professional business help to implement any change in your business or career.

Directions and Parking

35th Floor
Total Plaza
1201 Louisiana
Houston, TX 77002

Driving Directions
The new location of the Petroleum Club is 1201 Louisiana Street, Total Plaza. It is east from the Hyatt Regency and south of the CenterPoint building, at the intersection with Dallas street.

The club is located on the 35th floor.

In the interest of your safety, it is always a good idea to pay attention to the surroundings, your possessions and self, when parking your car and approaching any Downtown venue. We recommend valet parking.

Parking: Street metered and private parking lots are available options.

Valet is available on the south side of building and the valet entrance is from Milam street. The cost for valet is $15 with a discount coupon available through us at the event.