Oil and Gas Smart Contracts Conference to Occur May 15th-16th, 2019, Houston
Ziyen Inc., the leader is Oil & Gas Security Token Offerings, announced today that Alastair Caithness, CEO of Ziyen Inc. and Co-Founder of ZiyenCoin, will moderate a panel entitled “The Future of Smart Contracts For the Oil and Gas Industry,” which will dive into the following concepts: how companies can utilize and interact with Blockchain, Decentralized Ledger Technologies and using Smart Contracts to create efficient systems of operation.
Alastair Caithness, CEO, said, “It is real honor for Ziyen to appear alongside the major operators in the industry, who are driving the change behind the application of blockchain technologies across the globe in the oil and gas industry with innovation in the digital infrastructure of companies evolving towards Smart Contracts. This is largely due to the more efficient, accurate, cost-effective transaction processes which enable less contract disputes as well as minimal human error and intervention; all of which are possible with the adoption of Smart Contracts.”
Full List of Panelists Below:
Mr. Daniel Carter, Investment Director, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures
Mr. Daniel Carter is an Investment Director at Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures LLC since February, 2013. He was a Principal at Conduit Ventures Limited. Mr. Carter was responsible for investment origination, structuring, management, exits, and fundraising.
He has over 11 years of experience in finance. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Carter worked at Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney for eight years based in London, Frankfurt, Melbourne, and New York. During this time, he originated and executed private equity placements, mergers and acquisitions advisory, privatizations, securitised debt financings for utilities, and initial for the utilities, industrial, and power technology sectors and was instrumental in the creation of the power technology franchise at Citigroup in Europe.
At Citigroup, Mr. Carter has worked on projects in Austria, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, the United States, and the United Kingdom. He serves as a Director of Rive Technology, Inc. Mr. Carter was a Director of CMR Fuel Cells Limited and an Observer at Polyfuel. He also worked for the Heller Financial Corporation (now GE Capital), where Mr. Carter won the Finance Achievement Award. He is registered with the SEC Series 7 and U.K. Financial Services Authority.
Mr. Carter has studied at the Universität Wien in Vienna and Universität Mannheim in Mannheim and is working towards the International Yachtmaster qualification. He holds an M.A. in International Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, an M.B.A. from the London Business School, and a B.S.F.S from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in International Economics and Politics.
Karn Sood, Business Development Advisor – Connected Energy (New Energies), Shell
Karn Sood currently works in Business Development for Shell’s Connected Energy group under their New Energies umbrella, focused primarily on distributed power. He supports a variety of power business development activities across the Americas in all aspects of power whether it be in renewable energy, thermal generation, load balancing, energy storage, or transmission and distribution and has always been interested in blockchain and especially seeing how the technology can fit into the future of energy.
Karn has been following blockchain since 2010-2011, but did not dive deep into the ecosystem until he purchased his first bitcoin in 2014. After that, and once Ethereum came on the scene he was hooked. He has given multiple internal presentations and trainings on blockchain and smart contracts at Shell and has helped kick off a number of workshops. He also recently went through the Consensys Developer Academy and has gained experience in writing smart contracts and full-fledged blockchain applications. Prior to his role in BD for Connected Energy he worked in broader scale renewable BD, and before that he worked in risk and analytics for the power trading group at Shell Trading.
Dan Chan, Manager R&D/Business Development, Red Dog Systems
With over 10 years at Red Dog Systems, Dan specializes in optimizing joint venture functions in the oil and gas industry. This includes leading the charge on an industry AFE approval system while building in smart contract concepts and spearheading the development of an RPA process using JV contract terms to validate non-operated JIBs. Prior to his tenure at Red Dog, Dan worked in various finance and planning positions with upstream E&P companies. With this background, he looks forward to using his experience to work with the industry in further optimizing business processes.
Mr. Lars Sikkeland, Sr. Commercial Adviser (legal), Equinor US
Varied legal background from private practice and the judiciary. Current work focus is split between Smart Contract/Blockchain initiatives and upstream Oil & Gas Production in the US Gulf of Mexico. Previously worked with Renewable Energy Production (primarily offshore wind in UK and EU) and Oil & Gas Production on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Legal categories relevant to my work include contract law and negotiation, legal drafting, financing and regulatory requirements.
Alastair Caithness added,“As the oil and gas industry begins to adopt smart contracts in order to seamlessly track assets and automate payments of assets, it is the goal of Ziyen to become a key player in this technological revolution, and to develop ZiyenCoin, as the first oil and gas Security Token Offering (STO), to provide a blockchain driven energy digital currency to enable the ease for companies to carry out transactions.”
ZiyenCoin has launched the first U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliant Oil & Energy Security Token Offering (STO). ZiyenCoin is a structured digital token benchmarked against the number one global asset – Oil & Energy. ZiyenCoin enables holders to transfer intrinsic value in digital token form against any energy source while avoiding volatility, inflation and devaluations associated with government-led national currencies. At the same time, it avoids the cost of central banking regulations and transaction fees while operating seamlessly alongside all blockchain transactions in an energy ecosystem.