Andrea Course works in Shell Ventures as a Venture Principal where she invests in innovative start and scale-up companies that accelerate the energy transition, specializing in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotics. She has 13 years of experience in the energy sector. Prior to joining Shell, Andrea worked as Venture Principal at Schlumberger Technology Investments. Andrea has been working on research and new technology development for more than ten years and has held the positions of Product Manager, Senior Product Analyst, Engineering Manager and Product Design Engineer. She holds a degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Central Oklahoma, a Master of Science from the University of Oklahoma in Aerospace Engineering and an executive MBA from the University of Houston.