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Register Now for Rice Global E&C Forum Evolution of Capital Projects in the Era of Social and Technological Changes” Monthly Meeting 1/14

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11:15 am – 12:00 pm Registration & Networking
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch & Program (live and streamed via Zoom)
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Networking

If you are attending this meeting virtually, the program will be streamed via Zoom from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. A link will be sent to you 24 hours prior to the meeting.


“Evolution of Capital Projects in the Era of Social and Technological Changes”

Our Industry is experiencing considerable change due to various social and technological changes, such as decarbonization and digitalization. This requires organizations and individuals to be forward looking, and constantly reinventing themselves. Jim will share with us his perspective on the evolution of capital projects (including lessons learned and trends) and strategies in capital project execution between the traditional heavy chemical Industry and High Tech Industry.


Jim Ellis, Microsoft Corporate VP Global Construction

Jim Ellis recently joined Microsoft as Corporate Vice President of the Data Center Construction to support the rapid growth of Microsoft Data Centers across the globe. With a significant shift in Microsoft strategy from lease to Build and Own, Jim will focus on the development and implementation of key strategies that ensure safe and efficient Construction delivery of Data Centers worldwide that meet customer expectations and deliver sustainable shareholder value.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Jim had 40+ years in global leadership roles with experience in engineering, operations, manufacturing, technology, JV Operations, supply chain and project management. He most recently served as Vice President and Global General Manager of Engineering and Project Management for Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), one of the world’s leading chemical and materials companies. In 2013, Jim retired from Dupont after 35 years of extensive global experience and assignments in Asia, Middle East, Africa, Americas and Europe.

Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stony Brook University with post graduate work in Electrical Engineering at New York University and an Executive Business Management – Texas A&M University.

  • $30 for general admission
  • $15 for Rice Faculty (registration required in advance)
  • Free for Rice Students (registration required in advance)
  • $20 webinar – online only

In person registration will be limited so please register early; we will NOT accept on-site / walk-in registrations. Registration will close at Noon on Thursday, January 13, 2022. A boxed lunch will be served to those guests attending in person.

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