The Agora Story

Where Domain Expertise Meets Cutting-Edge Technology

Agora is the digital innovation partner for oilfield operators ready to harness the full power of IoT and edge computing. By combining decades of domain expertise with an agile approach, our team is changing how oil and gas operators deliver results at the edge. Agora is a venture backed by Schlumberger, the world's leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production and processing to the oil and gas industry.

Edge intelligence has the power to transform oil and gas operations as we know it, helping teams reduce downtime and HSE exposure, lower operating costs and enhance production. However, poor connectivity, data transmission costs and a lack of integration have prevented oil and gas operators from realizing the full potential of edge intelligence—until now.

Agora met this challenge with unmatched domain expertise and leading-edge technology. The result? Edge IoT solutions designed by oilfield innovators, for oilfield innovators.

Agora Leadership

Visionaries Transforming Oilfield Operations

Sujit Kumar

President & CEO

Sujit Kumar

President & CEO

Sujit Kumar has spent the last two decades on the leading edge of global oilfield innovation. As Agora President and CEO, he spearheads the startup's efforts to maximize the power of edge intelligence for the oil and gas industry. Throughout his career, Sujit has explored the intersections of oilfield operations, technology, marketing and culture. Before leading Agora, he served as Schlumberger's RGG Marketing and Technology Director in Paris, France. His leadership roles with the company have taken him to more than 70 countries, and counting. As Vice President of Schlumberger's Drilling Group, he oversaw the integration of drilling segments, driving growth in the Malaysian market. Following the split in the EAG geomarket, Sujit was instrumental in shaping a new strategy for aligning the company's activity with national services organizations. The global oil and gas leader has also served as Schlumberger's Vice President of Europe, Caspian and Africa, where he grew the largest SIS business, with special focus on Africa, and has held numerous operations and business positions since beginning his career two decades ago as a reservoir engineer. A seasoned leader with a global mindset, Sujit holds both a masters and bachelors degree in petroleum engineering from the Indian School of the Mines and a mini-Master of Business Administration in Oil and Gas from the UK's CWC School of Energy. Sujit has also completed the Strategic Finance Program from IMD in Switzerland. A member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers for more than 20 years, Sujit is also a University Ambassador of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Delhi. He has been featured as a speaker at events including the 35th Oxford Energy Seminar and CERAWeek 2019, and has authored academic papers on reservoir simulations and the role of modeling in improving well placement. When not working, he's likely to be found traveling, playing sports and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Gian-Marcio Gey

VP, Client Engagement and Success

Gian-Marcio Gey

VP, Client Engagement and Success

As Vice President of Client Engagement and Success, Gian-Marcio Gey is the architect of Agora's strategy for connecting more oil and gas companies with the power of edge intelligence. He leverages extensive knowledge in business development, operations, and software engineering experience to lead the business development efforts and successful deployment of the Agora solution. Before joining the Agora team, Gian-Marcio held a variety of leadership roles focused on the oil and gas industry's digital transformation. He most recently served as Schlumberger's Artificial Lift Manager for US Land—for ESP and HPS equipment—and Training Manager for the company's transformation program. Gian-Marcio has also held leadership roles in digital business development, personnel management, and oilfield operations. He began his oil and gas career as a field data capture engineer with GeoQuest. Gian-Marcio earned his Master’s in Computer Applications in Earth Sciences with distinction from the University of Paris. He holds a Bachelor’s with Honors in Geophysics and Computer Sciences from the the University of Edinburgh. He loves to spend time with his family and introducing his passion for adventure and travel to his young family.

Abuzar Manager

VP, Product & Partnerships

Abuzar Manager

VP, Product & Partnerships

Abuzar Manager is a passionate technologist. He has successfully held many technology-based roles internationally across a variety of industries. He believes success is a team effort that requires innovative thinking, challenging the status quo and focusing on value-based deliverables. In today’s agile technology world, it is best to be a “Jack of all trades” and partner in with Masters. As Vice President for Product and Partnerships, Abuzar is responsible for challenging, shaping and directing the growth of the Agora platform and its thriving application marketplace to deliver business values and profits. Before joining the Agora leadership team, he served as the Schlumberger Global Program Manager for Cloud Solutions, leading and directing the strategy, build and operationalization of Schlumberger Enterprise Cloud and operation support. As Head of Vendor Management, Abuzar was instrumental in operationalizing and establishing an outsourced multimillion-dollar Application Development and Management Contract. Amongst his many roles, his big achievement lies in successfully delivering the build and operationalization of a "state of the art" technology center in Pune, India, that houses 1000+ employees and delivers crucial in-house technology support to Schlumberger. His leadership style and roles has seen him deliver many successful program of works worldwide. He has represented as a speaker at corporate events with Microsoft and Google, featuring in Next 2019. Abuzar holds a Master of Business in Information Systems & Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Electronics with a Diploma in Project Management. An ardent traveler and family man, Abuzar loves sports, and spending quality time with his wife and two sons.

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