Michael Keaton has more than 35 years of experience in the oil & gas industry, including gas processing, LNG, refining and petrochemicals. He gained his operating experience on plant startups, as a refinery engineer, and while commissioning advanced control and closed-loop optimization on many different processes. Michael has led numerous engagements around the world, leveraging his combined industry and digital technology experience, to advise clients on performance improvement, economic justification, technology selection, business intelligence, analytics, data quality management and digital technology. As a solution architect, he has developed integrated business and operations solutions for both brownfield operations and greenfield projects. His former employers include UOP, Southwestern Refining, Setpoint, AspenTech, Invensys and KBR. Michael holds a BSChE degree with honors from the University of Arkansas. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Michael lives in Houston with his family.