External Innovation & New Venture Development
A recognized domain expert in the field of cyber security for industrial computer systems, leveraging unique hybrid (IT and Engineering) skills and experiences to design, develop and implement technology solutions that can help safeguard these fragile, yet critical, computers as cyber threats increase in both frequency and sophistication around the world.
Tyler is currently Venture Principal at Shell Ventures, Shell's corporate venture capital fund which has been established to facilitate strategic investments in early-stage technology companies who are changing/disrupting the energy industry around the world.
As a member of the North America venturing team, Tyler is responsible for identifying key emerging technology trends and curating new investment opportunities in start-ups that have developed innovative solutions for use in Shell’s Unconventional Oil & Gas ( i.e. Field of The Future ) and Oil Products ( i.e. The Digital Downstream ) portfolios.
Prior to joining Shell Ventures, Tyler held two global management roles in Shell most recently as Global Technology Lead and as Group Head of Industrial Cyber Security ( PCD IT Security ).
Before joining Shell, Tyler co-founded a specialized cyber security organization (Wurldtech) focused on protecting the automation and control systems which deliver services we all rely on every day. (Oil & Gas, Power, Transportation, Manufacturing, Chemicals). Wurldtech quickly became one of the world’s leading industrial cyber security organizations, won multiple awards for technology innovation, and was acquired by GE.