Matt Thomas

President and CEO of JP3 Measurement

Matt Thomas brings a broad background of executive leadership to his role as President and CEO of JP3 Measurement, where he is responsible for its management team, the company’s vision and strategy, and its business development activities. He brings over 20 years of experience in technology-based ventures and growth companies across the semiconductor, optics, and PC markets. Prior to joining JP3 in 2012, Mr. Thomas was the co-founder and CEO of Illumitex, an Austin-based LED company serving the lighting and horticulture industries. He previously held executive and management positions with a research consortium in Washington, DC; Sydcor, a supplier to Dell Computer; and Applied Science Fiction (acquired by Kodak). Mr. Thomas began his career at the 3M Company in a design engineering role. He holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Texas. He and his wife Andrea have five children and live in southwest Austin.


How Are Machine Learning and Data Analytics Changing Crude and Natural Gas Marketing?

Unconventional production has significantly changed the diversity and quality of crude oil and natural gas at the well head, yet the technology for valuing and marketing those products has remained unchanged for decades.  Current valuation proxies such as API Gravity are insufficient for representing the true value of crudes; millions of barrels daily are transacted based on hand-written paper tickets; and modern manufacturing and distribution techniques remain untapped across the supply chain.  How can producers and operators better utilize new artificial intelligence and data analytics systems to align incentives and optimize the industry?  Are there technology-driven solutions to the various monopsony markets in natural gas? How is cloud-based computing relevant for maximizing crude profits for producers and refiners alike?

All Discussion Leaders & Topics

Scott Anderson

Senior Policy Director, US Climate and Energy Program

Discussion: Where is the common ground with the environmental movement?


Don Bagley

Vice President - Business Development at ExxonMobil Exploration Company

Discussion: International Exploration


David Baldwin

Co-President, SCF Partners

Discussion: Continuous Technology Disruptions


Porter Bennett

President and CEO, Ponderosa Advisors LLC

Discussion: Oil & Gas Fundamentals and their Impact on the Future of Energy


Kirk Coburn

Shell Technology Ventures, Co-founder The Frontier Conference

Discussion: AI and Machine Learning: Where and how is it applied today and how will it be applied tomorrow in E&P and Trading?


Tom Gardner

President, Millennium Energy Advisors

Discussion: Financing E&P Projects: A Whole New Landscape


Kathleen Hartnett White

Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-residence & Director, Armstrong Center For Energy & The Environment

Discussion: Global Warming: Dead on Arrival or a Looming Disruptor?


Katie Mehnert

Founder and CEO of Pink Petro

Discussion: Talent and Culture - The New Ts and Cs For Energy


Mark Mills

Partner, Cottonwood Venture Partners

Discussion: Which renewables have a legitimate chance to disrupt hydrocarbons? What is needed for them to do so?


Patrick Reames

Founder, Commodity Technology Advisory

Discussion: Blockchain: Where and how will it be best used in oil and gas?


Dr. Mukul Sharma

Professor, W.A. (Tex) Moncrief, Jr. Centennial Chair in Petroleum, Geosystems and Chemical Engineering University of Texas at Austin

Discussion: Water: Reinjection or Reuse? How is the technology evolving?


Mona Sutphen

Partner, Macro Advisory Partners, and Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff of Policy

Discussion: Geopolitics: Inevitable Disruption


Matt Thomas

President and CEO of JP3 Measurement

Discussion: How Are Machine Learning and Data Analytics Changing Crude and Natural Gas Marketing?


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