VASU GURUSWAMY, SPE, vice president–services at Schlumberger Information Solutions, was elected to Energistics’ board of directors. His 30-year career in the upstream oil and gas industry—serving in a variety of roles worldwide—has been with Schlumberger. After earning a bachelor of technology degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a master of science degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA—both in chemical engineering—he joined Schlumberger, working in the wireline business in the Far East. After serving in various field positions in east Asia, India, and the Middle East, he moved to the US and became responsible for a wide variety of upstream information technology (IT) and knowledge management projects and for an upstream software product development portfolio. Guruswamy then managed the company’s North Sea business operations out of Aberdeen, following which he served as head of Schlumberger’s global IT operations, based in Paris. At present he is on the advisory board of the European Union-sponsored Optique project focused on big data solutions in the upstream oil and gas industry.