Top HR Energy Leaders, Solution Providers Gather at WorkforceNEXT: Hula Partners Joins Forces for the Fall Summit as Lead Sponsor & Keynote

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Top HR professionals in the energy industry and leading solutions providers are coming together next week on October 20 for the WorkforceNEXT Fall Summit, taking place at the JW Marriott Houston. Sessions and panels will feature conversations with key thought leaders from TPC Group, PwC, Hula Partners, Mercer, Noble Energy, OneSubsea, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Cameron, Schneider Electric, GE Oil & Gas, Baker Hughes and Spectra Energy.
For the keynote, Jai Shah, Managing Partner, Product Innovation and Development at Hula Partners, LLC, will lead a discussion with Dave Holberry, Engineering Director – Services & Standards at OneSubsea and Bruce Shaffer, Vice President of Human Resources for OneSubsea, highlighting the alignment of HR with business strategy.

“Hula is excited to participate in the WorkforceNEXT Fall Summit as the lead sponsor and continue our mission to promote the importance of competency management,” said Jai Shah. “In addition, we are partnering with Cameron, a Schlumberger Company, to present a real world case study highlighting the successful collaboration between Operations and HR in implementing a competency-based employee development initiative. WorkforceNEXT has organized an impressive attendee list and agenda and has provided tremendous support to Hula Partners in preparation for this important event.”

For the first time ever, a portion of the WorkforceNEXT Fall Summit will be webcast live on Pink Petro TV, generously sponsored by Hula Partners, with coverage beginning at 8:30 am. If energy HR professionals are unable to attend the live event, they can register for the online broadcast here, at no charge. After registering, even if individuals are unable to watch during the live viewing, they can watch later on demand.

“We are excited to partner with Pink Petro in offering this new live webcast opportunity for our Energy HR community, allowing us extend the reach of the vital information discussed at the Fall Summit beyond Houston and to international locations,” said Joe Warring, director, WorkforceNEXT. “The strong partnership from our channel partners and solutions providers have assisted in the growth of opportunities offered at WorkforceNEXT.

Mercer, ServiceNow and Workday have joined forces with WorkforceNEXT for the Fall as Producer-Level sponsors, along with Accenture, Beqom, Castlight Health, Community College Petrochemical Initiative, CNET Technologies, Glassdoor, Houston Community College, Jobvite, Pink Petro, Vaco, Visier, Virtual Bench, at Explorer-Level — all assisting in the backing of new programs for this Summit. Wifi will be complimentary, sponsored by FWB Park Brown, and additional WorkforceNEXT channel partners include Bauer College of Business at University of Houston, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Energynation, Greater Houston Partnership and Women’s Energy Network.

For the complete agenda and full list of solutions providers, please visit

Complimentary press passes are available for the WorkforceNEXT Fall Summit. Contact Kyra Coots, 832-653-4044 or, to register. Press can also register for the online broadcast here.

About Stone Fort Group and WorkforceNEXT

Stone Fort Group, an integrated media company specializing in live events, print and digital media. With brands focused in Energy, Workforce HR, and Transportation we serve communities with the latest market intelligence and networking opportunities.

About Hula Partners

Hula Partners is a provider of HR software, strategic consultation, and SAP HCM & SuccessFactors implementation services. With customers worldwide, Hula prides itself on a rich history of creating custom solutions. Hula is the creator of the Kahuna application; the only solution on the market designed to assess competencies and track and manage performance and skill sets by the people that run day-to-day operations. Each of its consultants draw on 10 plus years experience in providing global transformation services to oil and gas, aerospace and defense, the National Football League, audio electronics, pharmaceutical, and other industries.

About Pink Petro

Pink Petro is a leading professional development company and community aimed at disrupting the gender gap in energy and defining the future of the workforce. Its unique on-demand talent development, mentoring, and knowledge sharing offerings create the new culture for workforce and supply chain transformation. Backed by industry firms such as Shell, Haliburton and KPMG, Pink Petro™ has members in 31+ countries in 500+ companies across the energy value chain.

For additional event information, visit our website.

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