Kevin Krausert is the President & CEO of Beaver Drilling, one of Canada’s largest privately-owned drilling contractors. Kevin has pioneered and championed the marketing and construction of some of the first fully computerized drilling rigs in the world, launched one of the first autonomous drilling projects in 2017, and led the first horizontal drilling project in the Canadian arctic in 2011. Kevin is the founder of The Avatar Program – an industry wide collaboration between E&P’s, tech companies and the U of C bringing new technology and AI into the drilling industry. Kevin is also the Drilling Executive Chair of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC). Kevin completed his MBA at the University of Calgary in the Global Energy Executive MBA and holds a Bachelor of Science from McGill University in Neurosciences.