Dave Wallis, SPE, retired from OFS Portal as director for eastern hemisphere. As a part of OFS Portal’s support for open industry standards, Wallis was active in the Petroleum Industry Data Exchange (PIDX) standards group from 2003 to 2014, serving on PIDX’s executive committee and chairing the membership, marketing, and catalogue and classification workgroup teams. His involvement with OFS Portal began before the organization’s inception, with his role in the 12-person multicompany team tasked with creating the portal’s original vision and design. Wallis has authored several white papers on oil and gas e-commerce and contributed to various standards bodies and trade associations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geological science from the University of London and master’s degree in sedimentology from Swansea University, Wales.