Simon Cushing is a Research Director in the Energy and Utilities team, focused on the upstream oil and gas industry. Mr. Cushing has more than 28 years international oil and gas experience in IT consulting, operations management, business development and leadership.
Mr. Cushing joined Gartner from a firm specializing in data and information management, upstream modeling and production management technologies where he ran the Professional Services organization and the Solutions Group providing strategy consulting.
Having begun his career offshore with Schlumberger, Mr. Cushing worked in geophysical surveying before joining Halliburton where he held consulting, operational management and business development roles. He has specialized in the application of digital and information management technologies to business performance. As a consultant, Mr. Cushing has advised oil and gas companies of all types across the asset life cycle in areas including data and information management, enterprise architecture, upstream interpretation and modeling technology, and digital oil field technologies.
Mr. Cushing's leadership roles have included Head of Professional Services for an oil and gas consulting firm and Head of Solutions where he established the company technical strategy and managed strategic consulting.
He has extensive experience working with supermajors, national oil companies and independents in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.
Operations Manager, Managing Consultant, Business Development Manager
Venture Information Management
Head of Professional Services and Head of Solutions
Schlumberger and Others
Field Engineer, Seismologist
Energy and Utilities Technology Optimization and Modernization
Energy and Utilities Digital Transformation and Innovation
M.S., Petroleum Geology, Imperial College, London
B.S. (2:1), Geophysical Sciences, Lancaster University
1Drivers and trends in oil and gas digitalization; digitalization strategy
2Impact of digital on oil and gas operations, remote operations and the digital oil field
3Analytics, data-driven decision making and autonomy
4Petro-techical IT, upstream modeling suites vision, strategy and roadmap
5Evovling role of IT in oil and gas