In this episode of “What the Funk,” we sit down with Trent Marx, the CEO and founder of Resource Energy Solutions, to discuss his journey from a seismic crew member to leading a technology company in Calgary, and the evolution of software solutions in the oil and gas industry.
This episode dives into:
- Trent Marx’ Background: Exploring Trent’s early life in Calgary, his entrepreneurial spirit, and his initial foray into the oil and gas industry.
- Transition to Technology: Trent’s shift from fieldwork to technology, starting with seismic work and moving into software development for the oil and gas sector.
- Evolution of Resource Energy Solutions: The journey of developing Resource Energy Solutions’ products, including Wellman, AF Manager, and Torque, and adapting to technological advancements like cloud computing.
- Challenges and Opportunities in Software Development: Discussing the challenges of staying ahead in technology and the opportunities that arise from continuous innovation and adaptation.
- Artificial Intelligence in Oil and Gas: Trent’s insights on the role of AI in the oil and gas industry, including predictive analytics and future potential applications.
- Cultural Differences in Global Business: Trent’s experiences in conducting business internationally, highlighting the importance of understanding cultural differences and building trust across various regions.
- The Future of Resource Energy Solutions: Looking ahead at the roadmap for Resource Energy Solutions, including mobile accessibility and further integration of AI technologies.
- Impact of Calgary’s 1988 Winter Olympics: Reflecting on the vibrant energy and transformation of Calgary during the 1988 Winter Olympics and its influence on the city’s growth and development.
This conversation offers a comprehensive look at the intersection of technology and the oil and gas industry, through the lens of Trent Marx’ extensive experience and innovative leadership.