Nazeer Bhore is the Global Manager of Technology Scouting and Ventures Group at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering. He has more than 30 years’ experience at ExxonMobil and its affiliates in various technical, refining, chemical, marketing, and corporate functions such as research, development, engineering, capital projects, strategy, new business development, technical services, and technology licensing. Nazeer holds a B.E. from University of Bombay and a Ph.D. from University of Delaware, both in Chemical Engineering. He is also a graduate of the Wharton Management Program. In his current role, Nazeer leads the global group for technology scouting, incubation and venturing that brings “outside-in” ideas, technologies, practices and business models for ExxonMobil’s current and emerging business. The Tech Scouting and Ventures group has scouts in major innovation hubs of the world and works with ExxonMobil’s business and technology organizations to move opportunities through the discovery, incubation and scale-up pipeline. In his previous role, Nazeer was responsible for Breakthrough Portfolio and the Innovation Health of ExxonMobil’s R&D Organization. An example of a de-risked breakthrough project in the public domain is the Open Process Automation – an open interoperable standards based open automation and control system for continuous process industries.