Franz Deimbacher

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Head of Technology, Energy

Franz X. Deimbacher has over 30 years oil/gas industry experience and has been with Amazon Web Services since 2017 where he serves as the Head of Technology for Energy based in Houston, TX. Previously, Deimbacher was at IHSMarkit, the world’s leading provider of critical information, analytics and expertise for major industries and markets worldwide. As the VP Energy he was responsible for the technical and business transformation of IHSMarkit as well as innovation. Before that, Deimbacher was with Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield technology company, where he served in senior technical, operational, and management roles in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Russia, and the US. Deimbacher has also worked in several disruptive technology startup companies, and he is currently the VP of the Board of the Society of High-Performance Computing Professionals. Deimbacher has an MSc-degree in Petroleum Engineering and a PhD-degree in Reservoir Engineering, both from the Mining University Leoben, Austria. Deimbacher has over 40 professional publications and he holds several patents.

Sessions With Franz Deimbacher

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 02:30pm - 03:10pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 08:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 09:10 pm

    Journey to the Edge: The need for critical real-time processing

    Panel Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity

    Advances in digitalization over the past decade are bringing us closer to an ambitious industry goal―autonomous operations that enable continuously optimized, unmanned assets―one that is closely aligned with a set of broader industry aspirations around decarbonization, increased efficiency, and removing staff from harm’s way. Key to delivering this capability are ongoing advances in edge computing, and this session explores several aspects of this increasingly critical technology: What is the current state of edge computing, and what are the pathways for further development? What are some tactical applications, and how are they helping to advance such concepts as autonomous operations? How are energy companies managing the cybersecurity and technical risks associated with edge computing?