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Using AI and integrating augmentation systems is more of a people game. “Anything AI can do, you can do better” - David Reid, NOV
David Reid is the CTO and CMO of National Oilwell Varco. His life and career has focused on the development of people, business, technology and culture. He has been a pioneer and champion of strategic growth in technology, business models, machine design, and industrial digitization. He is a global public speaker on innovation, change, and leadership, as well as being an advocate in addressing modern slavery. David serves on the boards of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, an NOV and Schlumberger’s Joint Venture IntelliServ, and Redeemed, a trauma informed recovery program for sex trafficking survivors.
David has written many published technical papers and magazine articles, with patents in drilling systems and automation. He has founded industry groups in technology, diversity and inclusion, a startup village, and RedM, a pro-bono crowdsourcing organization. A winning team member of the first Rockets and Rigs hackathon with a NASA patent-based start-up company, Permittivity, also serving on their board.