Utpal Ganguly is an accomplished executive with a track record of growth and achievement leading business transformation through digital driven initiatives. His unique cross-domain background along with over 26 years of diverse leadership experience enables him with design thinking and driving innovative technologies with business pragmatism for a wide range of challenges. Core to Utpal’s success is his passion for technology, strategic outlook, synergistic cross discipline integration, and ability to build and lead high performance teams.
In his recent Chief Digital Officer role, with NexTier Oilfield Services, he developed and led implementation of enterprise digital transformation strategy improving operational efficiency, cost reduction, and competitive differentiation. He oversaw implementation of digital solutions leveraging mobile, cloud computation, big data, analytics, IoT, AI/ML and other emerging technologies.
Prior to joining NexTier, Utpal worked at Baker Hughes for 5 years in various senior management roles. As the Vice President in Reservoir Consulting segment he established the first cross product line consulting teams of its nature offering multidisciplinary integrated solutions. While leading B2B e-Commerce, Utpal defined a ground up strategy resulting in threefold revenue growth in less than a year, establishing a sales channel for accessing an untapped customer segment.
Utpal worked first 20 years of his professional career at Schlumberger. Starting as a field engineer, he transitioned to technology afterwards where he helped developing complex engineering simulators, including hands-on coding.
Subsequently, he was promoted to increasingly senior roles. As the Global Software Portfolio manager for the largest product line of Schlumberger at the time, Utpal oversaw a wide range of digital solutions ranging from complex desktop-based engineering and business solutions, automation and process control of field operations, to Software-as-a-Service. He played a leading role in the development and commercialization the industry-first end-to-end integrated modeling platform that helped SLB in gaining market leading position in unconventional resources.
He has published several papers in industry recognized journals, holds multiple patents, and has been key note speaker in oil and gas forums. He has been involved with SPE Digital Transformation study group in leadership role.
Utpal holds a MS in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa, OK and a MS in Petroleum Engineering from Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU), Norway along with a BS in Geology from the University of Delhi, India. He has lived and travelled internationally and has a high level of cultural adaptability. He has native speaker fluency in English, Hindi, Bengali and advanced level proficiency in Norwegian.