The Next Big Thing - d5 - OTC

d5 is a new OTC event designed to spark creativity and innovation in the offshore energy industry. It will include thought-provoking presentations focused on business, technology, and people.


Who should attend?

From executives, mid-level technical practitioners and R&D managers to entrepreneurs, active young professionals and academia, d5 will be the place to start your transformative journey.


Why attend?

  • Gain exposure to rapid and disruptive technology from other industries
  • Spark creativity and innovation in your offshore business through unusual associations
  • Expand your team’s vision of the offshore industry’s future
  • Leave with practical solutions to help move your business forward
  • Continue networking with thought leaders

Speakers Include:


Bjorn Lomborg

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg researches the smartest ways to improve the environment and the world.

He is one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century according to Esquire magazine, and one of the 50 people who could save the planet according to the UKGuardian.

Lomborg has repeatedly been named one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers.


Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal is today's leading speaker on the engagement economy and the application of game-design to the real world. Her book, Reality Is Broken: How Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change The World, is a New York Times bestseller. In this engaging, forward-thinking book, Jane makes the case that the gamer spirit — an attitude of fun, dedicated, collective problem-solving — is our greatest asset as we face the social, economic, and environmental problems of the 21st century.


Mike Abrashoff

At the age of 36, the Navy selected Mike Abrashoff to become Commander of USS Benfold--at the time, the most junior commanding officer in the Pacific Fleet.

The immediate challenges that faced him on this underperforming Naval war ship were staggering: exceptionally low morale, high turnover and unacceptably low performance evaluations. Few thought that this ship could improve. In many ways, the USS Benfold was actually an extreme example of the same problems facing many organizations today.


Michael Bloomfield

Vice President and General Manager, Oceaneering Space Systems

Michael Bloomfield served 26 years in the Air Force as a fighter pilot, test pilot and NASA astronaut. While at NASA, he made three trips into space between 1997 and 2002, serving as the commander on his final flight. 

In his role as Deputy Director of Flight Crew Operations, Bloomfield represented the Astronaut office for the critical go/no-go decisions prior to each shuttle launch. After the loss of Columbia, Bloomfield served as the ex-officio member of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, providing technical and operational expertise to board members as they investigated the reasons for Columbia’s loss.


Frans Johansson

An author, entrepreneur, and consultant, Frans Johansson has spoken to audiences around the world, from the boardroom of large corporations to villages in developing countries. His debut book, The Medici Effect, available in 18 languages, shattered assumptions about how great ideas happen, and was named one of the “Best Books on Innovation” by BusinessWeek and one of the top 10 best business books of the year by

His follow up book, The Click Moment, obliterates the idea that in business you can strategize, plan, and analyze your way to success. 


Lisa Bodell

A globally recognized innovation leader and futurist, Lisa Bodell founded futurethink in 2003 to provide a simple approach to the otherwise complicated topic of innovation.

She is the author of the provocative culture-change book, Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution, which was named one of the Best Business Books of 2012 by booz&co.


Juan Enriquez

Co-founder, Synthetic Genomics Inc.
Managing Director, Excel Venture

Juan Enriquez is one of those unique individuals who lives in the future and works on the cutting edge of discovery. He is an active investor in early-stage private companies in the life sciences sector, and is one of the world’s leading authorities on the uses and benefits of genomic research.


Avi Reichental

President and CEO, 3D Systems

Avi Reichental has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) since September 2003.

Under Avi's leadership, 3D Systems has emerged as the global 3D content-to-print leader that is redefining and shaping the way we design, what we create and how we manufacture. 


Michael Porter

Michael Porter is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School. He is a leading authority on company strategy, the competitiveness of nations and regions, and the strategic approaches to societal problems. Professor Porter's work is widely recognized in governments, corporations, non-profits, and academic circles across the globe.

Professor Porter is the author of 19 books and numerous articles on competitive strategy, competitive advantage, competitive advantage of nations, and redefining health care. A seven-time winner of the McKinsey Award for the bestHarvard Business Review article of the year, Professor Porter is the 


Organizer Offshore Technology Conference


Fri, May. 8, 2015
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central


University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Rd
Houston, Texas 77004
United States