Data Gumbo Expands Leadership Team with NOV Inc. Alumnus Robin Macmillan

Energy Executive Joins as Chief Corporate Development Officer

Data Gumbo, provider of GumboNet™ — the massively interconnected industrial smart contract network secured and powered by blockchain, today announced that it expanded its executive team with the addition of Robin Macmillan as Chief Corporate Development Officer to lead the Corporate Development team.

Macmillan joins Data Gumbo with a 40+ year career in energy with the last 12 years as Vice President and Senior Vice President for Business Development at National Oilwell Varco (NOV Inc.), the American multinational corporation and leading worldwide provider of equipment and services to upstream the oil and gas industry.

“The sheer breadth of Macmillan’s experience will serve as an invaluable asset to Data Gumbo as we continue to exponentially grow and mature our company into new industrial markets and further solidify our leadership in energy,” said Andrew Bruce, CEO and Founder, Data Gumbo. “Macmillan has the experience to expand Data Gumbo’s commercial market penetration to aid companies in undertaking digital transformation with smart contracts to reveal streamlined efficiencies and cost savings, sustainability insights across supply chains and transactional certainty in any commercial relationship.”

Macmillan is the current VP of Drilling Services at the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) where he is also Chair Emeritus of the Advanced Rig Technology committee. He is also vice-chair of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section. With a degree in Geology from the University of Leeds in England, Macmillan has worked in numerous countries including eight years in Latin America. His previous experience includes Management of Schlumberger Drilling and Measurements in Canada and President at the drill bit company ReedHycalog.

“There is tremendous opportunity right now to change how business is executed,” said Macmillan. “Data Gumbo is poised to deliver trust through automated, auditable blockchain-backed smart contracts that execute transactions in real-time. I am thrilled to be a part of the Data Gumbo executive team as the company is in a period of hyper growth into new industries, serving as a harbinger for significant digital transformation across commercial relationships and transparent, accurate sustainability impact data.”

About Data Gumbo

Data Gumbo is a Houston-headquartered technology company that provides GumboNet™ — a massively interconnected industrial smart contract network secured and powered by blockchain. With integrated real-time capabilities that automate and execute smart contracts, GumboNet reduces contract leakage, frees up working capital, enables real-time cash and financial management and delivers provenance with unprecedented speed, accuracy, visibility and transparency. Data Gumbo also provides GumboNet™ ESG, the automated and accurate sustainability measurement solution that ties a company’s operational data to environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards reporting for industrial supply chains.

To date, Data Gumbo has received equity funding with Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, the venture subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, and Equinor Technology Ventures, the venture subsidiary of Equinor, Norway’s leading energy operator. With offices in Stavanger, Norway, and London, UK, the growing company was recognized as the Disruptive Innovator in the Forbes Energy Awards 2020 and named to CB Insights Blockchain 50, among other awards last year. For more information, visit or follow on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.


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