Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Info on our keynote speaker, John Derbyshire from KBR

Join us in Pasadena for our conference "Simulation for Business Excellence" where our keynote speaker will be John Derbyshire, President, Technology & Consulting at KBR.

Here is John's bio:

John Derbyshire is President, KBR Technology & Consulting business group, which combines all proprietary KBR technologies, knowledge-based services and KBR companies Granherne, Energo and GVA under one customer-facing global business to provide licensed technologies and consulting services to the oil and gas value chain, for wellhead to crude refining to specialty chemicals production.

Prior to his current role, Derbyshire was the President of KBR Technology, a global technology licensing business, delivering technology, proprietary equipment, engineering and consulting services to the refining, petrochemical, coal monetization and synthesis gas segments. When he joined KBR in 2008, he served as Senior Vice President, Commercial Management for the Technology Business Unit. His 30-plus years of experience have been focused on managing companies involved in engineering design, technology licensing, project execution and customer services.

Before joining KBR, Derbyshire held the position of Vice President and General Manager of Invensys Process Systems global solutions business as well as numerous executive leadership roles at Aspen Technology. He also served as a Vice President, Sales and Marketing at ABB Process Automation.

Derbyshire holds a bachelor’s of science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Salford in the UK.