Chevron Technology Ventures Pitch Competition: Facilities of the Future

Chevron Technology Ventures Pitch Competition: Facilities of the FutureThe Cannon West Houston - Flexible Workspace & Entrepreneur Network Solutions, 1334 Brittmoore Road ##1327, Houston, TX 770434:00 PM - 7:30 PM 28sep4:00 PM7:30 PM

Event Details

Register now to attend the facilities of the future pitch competition!

The Chevron Technology Ventures Pitch Competition, in partnership with The Cannon, will be held on Thursday, September 28th.

For over 100 years, Chevron has been a leader in leveraging technology to reduce risk and optimize efficiency in our facilities. Facilities that span all portions of the energy value chain including distributed unconventional wells, offshore deepwater platforms, and complex processing facilities (i.e. refineries, LNG plants). But we also recognize the pace of change for technology is rapidly increasing and that our greatest potential lies in our ability to capitalize on these emerging technologies.

Chevron is looking for novel technologies or approaches that can be applied to transform how we conduct operations. With the goal of removing people from hazardous environments (e.g., confined spaces, working at heights), reducing the environmental impact (e.g., leak detection, emissions monitoring), and increasing the operational efficiency (e.g., autonomous operations, advanced inspection capabilities, predictive asset health capabilities) of our facilities in the decades to come.

Registered attendees will be able to take a tour of the Chevron workspaces within The Cannon West Houston, enjoy refreshments and network!

Agenda for the Pitch Competition

  • 4PM – Registration/check-in for the Pitch Competition, Open House + Networking & Lite Bites
  • 5PM – Opening remarks from The Cannon & Chevron Technology Ventures teams

You will hear from keynote speakers¬†Kemal Anbarci –¬†GM Venture Capital, Chevron Technology Ventures¬†and Cari Armpriester – Facilities of the Future Delivery Manager, Chevron.

Kemal has been with Chevron for 32 years. He is responsible for the oversight of all venture capital activities in Chevron and manages the group that sources and steers early-stage company and fund investments to bring technologies meaningful to Chevron from external companies. Kemal engages internal upstream and downstream technology and business groups to assist in transferring emerging technologies into the organization.

Cari has been with Chevron for 25 years. Her experience spans facilities engineering, upstream oil and gas operations, offshore drilling, and HSE across 8 basins, both domestic/international and onshore/offshore. Cari is known for building relationships to collaboratively solve problems and deliver solutions and then leading change with robust change management application. 

  • 5:30PM – Pitch Competition begins with Pitch #1 (5 minutes) + 10-minute Q&A
  • 5:45PM – Pitch #2 (5 minutes) + 10-minute Q&A
  • 6PM – Pitch #3 (5 minutes) + 10-minute Q&A
  • 6:15PM – Pitch #4 (5 minutes) + 10-minute Q&A
  • 6:30PM – Pitch #5 (5 minutes) + 10-minute Q&A
  • 6:45PM – Pitch #6 (5 minutes) + 10-minute Q&A
  • 7PM – Judge deliberation
  • 7:30PM – Winner announced


  1. Evaluation for consideration of a field trial opportunity with Chevron Technology Ventures
  2. 6 months of flexible workspace at The Cannon for the winning team



(Thursday) 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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