Sudhir Pai

Technology Collaboration Center

Sudhir Pai is Chairman, Board of Directors, Technology Collaboration Center, based in Houston, Texas. He recently completed an exciting career at Schlumberger, world’s largest energy and oilfield services company, as Managing Director, Robotics Services Business. He has strong interests in commercial aerospace, energy transition, health care, robotics, drones, Formula 1 and everything digital. He has held a variety of management, technology and business leadership positions within Schlumberger, including VP & GM of Completions business, GM of Schlumberger operations Mumbai India and more recently MD at Liquid Robotics Oil and Gas (LROG), a Schlumberger start-up JV. He has more than 30 years of worldwide experience including assignments in operations, corporate planning, supply chain, human resources, service quality, and health, safety & environment. He has worked in 9 countries including Middle East, India, UK and USA with focus on client relations, business & technology, service quality and personnel development. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from University of Bombay. He is an active member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Space Tourism Society (STS), National Diversity Council (NDC), Marine Technology Society (MTS) and Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He serves on the executive advisory boards of SpaceCom, Subsea Systems Institute (UH, RICE, NASA consortium), Energy Drone & Robotics Summit and SPE ENGenious. At Spacecom2020 he moderated a panel on Space Tourism. In April 2016, he was recognized by the United States National Diversity Council with the 2016 Texas Multicultural Leadership Award. In 2014 under his leadership Schlumberger-LROG won the World Oil New Horizons Idea Award. He is attributed with several patents. He is deeply committed to World Alliance Solar Impulse Foundation and on the advancement committee at his daughter’s school, The Kinkaid.

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