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Mike Pfister is chief information officer for ConocoPhillips. A computer science engineer, Pfister has nearly 30 years' experience in the oil and natural gas industry. Before accepting his current role at ConocoPhillips, Pfister was senior vice president and chief information officer for Halliburton Company. Previously, Pfister was vice president of Global Infrastructure for Halliburton and chief information officer for Landmark Graphics. He has also held several executive roles including president and chief operating officer for a national healthcare provider. Pfister spent most of his career with Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) where he started as a software developer and project manager before moving into various IT management roles in North America. He has also guided the IT Audit function and led teams responsible for business performance and competitor analysis in addition to managing international application portfolios in support of ARCO's operations and exploration ventures while located in Dallas, Bakersfield, Los Angeles and Anchorage. Pfister graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in computing science in 1978. He has been active in the API's standardization efforts within IT and participates on several advisory boards related to the IT discipline within the oil and gas industry, for InformationWeek magazine, and for his alma mater, where he was recognized as a Department of Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished Former Student. Find ConocoPhillips on Twitter: @conocophillips