2018 Agenda

  • Monday March 5
  • Tuesday March 6
  • Wednesday March 7
  • Thursday March 8
  • Friday March 9
  • 11:45am
    Monday March 5
    11:45am - 12:20pm
    Plenary | Infrastructure

    Main Stage Program
    North America’s Energy Infrastructure Agenda
    [Monday March 5][Plenary | Infrastructure][North America’s Energy Infrastructure Agenda][t-Main Stage Program][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][Hon. Daniel Sullivan][United States Senator][Alaska][Greg Armstrong][Chairman & CEO][Plains All American Pipeline]
  • 12:20pm
    Monday March 5
    12:20pm - 1:30pm
    CERAWeek Welcome & Luncheon Dialogue

    Main Stage Program
    Luncheon & Dialogue: Geopolitical Hotspots
    [Monday March 5][CERAWeek Welcome & Luncheon Dialogue][Luncheon & Dialogue: Geopolitical Hotspots][t-Main Stage Program][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Carlos Pascual][Senior Vice President][IHS Markit][Evan Feigenbaum][Vice Chairman][The Paulson Institute][Suzanne Maloney][Deputy Director, Foreign Policy][The Brookings Institution][Sir John Scarlett][Senior Advisor][Morgan Stanley][Angela Stent][Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Walsh School of Foreign Service][Georgetown University]
  • 1:30pm
    Monday March 5
    1:30pm - 7:30pm
    Agora Pods [+expand]

    Brought to you by ABB
    7:00 - 7:30 PM

    Computation of Robot Motion – An Essential Tool for Automation
    1:30 – 2:00 PM
    OilCoin Digital Reserve – an introduction
    2:00 - 2:30 PM
    DNA sequencing: Revealing the reservoir – Biota, a TPH disruption company
    2:00 - 2:30 PM
    Convergence: EP’s, Cloud, & Machine Learning
    2:30 - 3:00 PM
    Shell AI Crude Flexibility Application for Reducing Refinery Equipment Failure
    2:30 - 3:00 PM
    Houston Mechatronics, a TPH disruption company
    3:00 - 3:30 PM
    Machine Learning-Driven Asset Optimization
    3:00 - 3:30 PM
    Innovation Pioneer Alumni – Atrex
    3:30 - 4:00 PM
    Digitalizing the energy industry: Open process automation
    3:30 - 4:00 PM
    Saving processing costs and reducing emissions with Methaforming
    4:00 - 4:30 PM
    Applying Artificial Intelligence to Optimize Oil Production
    4:00 - 4:30 PM
    Oceans of Data: Unveiling the hidden planet
    4:30 - 5:00 PM
    Hydroswarm: Global Offshore IoT – an introduction
    5:00 - 5:30 PM
    Beyond electric: an augmented reality, transportation experience
    Brought to you by ABB
    6:30 - 7:00 PM
    Beyond electric: an augmented reality, transportation experience
    Brought to you by ABB
    7:00 - 7:30 PM
    [Monday March 5][Agora Pods [+expand]][Computation of Robot Motion – An Essential Tool for Automation][t-Innovation Agora][Lydia Kavraki][Professor, Computer Science, Bioengineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering][Rice University][OilCoin Digital Reserve – an introduction][t-Innovation Agora][Daniel Eisner][Co-Founder][OilCoin][DNA sequencing: Revealing the reservoir – Biota, a TPH disruption company][t-Innovation Agora][Ajay Kshatriya][Chief Executive Officer][Biota][Convergence: EP’s, Cloud, & Machine Learning][t-Innovation Agora][Mike Hogan][CEO][Deep Data][Shell AI Crude Flexibility Application for Reducing Refinery Equipment Failure][t-Innovation Agora][Michael Verkruyse][Director of Customer Solutions][Maana][Houston Mechatronics, a TPH disruption company][t-Innovation Agora][Matt Ondler][CEO][Houston Mechatronics][Machine Learning-Driven Asset Optimization][t-Innovation Agora][Michael Brooks][Sr. Director Asset Performance Management][AspenTech][Innovation Pioneer Alumni – Atrex][t-Innovation Agora][Praveen Cheekatamarla][Director of Research and Product Development][Atrex Energy][Digitalizing the energy industry: Open process automation][t-Innovation Agora][Don Bartusiak][Chief Process Control Engineer, EM Research and Engineering][ExxonMobil][Saving processing costs and reducing emissions with Methaforming][t-Innovation Agora][Alexei Beltyukov][Founder][NGT Global AG][Applying Artificial Intelligence to Optimize Oil Production][t-Innovation Agora][Christoph Kandziora][Digital Accelerator][Siemens Process Solutions][Oceans of Data: Unveiling the hidden planet][t-Innovation Agora][James Bellingham][Director, Center of Marine Robotics][Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution][Hydroswarm: Global Offshore IoT – an introduction][t-Innovation Agora][Sampriti Bhattacharyya][CEO][Hydroswarm][Beyond electric: an augmented reality, transportation experience][t-Innovation Agora][Beyond electric: an augmented reality, transportation experience][t-Innovation Agora]
  • 1:45pm
    Monday March 5
    1:45pm - 2:10pm
    Plenary | Global Oil Dialogue

    Global Oil Dialogue
    [Monday March 5][Plenary | Global Oil Dialogue][Global Oil Dialogue][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][Patrick Pouyanné][Chairman of the Board & CEO][TOTAL S.A.]
  • 2:00pm
    Monday March 5
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Innovation Agora Lounge | Blockchain Central

    Come meet the people focused on blockchain and the energy system. Experts, analysts, investors, corporate project leads and early stage companies from around the world gather every day at Blockchain Central. Co-hosted with Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC).

    Blockchain Central
    Come meet the people focused on blockchain and the energy system. Experts, analysts, investors, corporate project leads and early stage companies from around the world gather every day at Blockchain Central. Co-hosted with Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC).
    [Monday March 5][Innovation Agora Lounge | Blockchain Central][Blockchain Central][t-Innovation Agora][Tomicah Tillemann][Chairman][Global Blockchain Business Council][Bill Morelli][Senior Director, IT & Networks, Technology][IHS Markit]
  • 2:10pm
    Monday March 5
    2:10pm - 2:50pm
    Innovation Agora Studio | Energy + Robotics

    Innovation in robotics is expanding dramatically, along with its application to the energy industry. What lies ahead for the robotics revolution? What frontier technologies and opportunities are emerging? How are robotics transforming upstream and downstream oil operations? How can companies take advantage of the power of robotics?

    Energy + Robotics

    Innovation in robotics is expanding dramatically, along with its application to the energy industry. What lies ahead for the robotics revolution? What frontier technologies and opportunities are emerging? How are robotics transforming upstream and downstream oil operations? How can companies take advantage of the power of robotics?

    [Monday March 5][Innovation Agora Studio | Energy + Robotics][Energy + Robotics][t-Innovation Agora][t-Technology / Innovation][Ian Weightman][Vice President, Global Technology Research and Operations][IHS Markit][Ulrich Spiesshofer][President & Chief Executive Officer][ABB Ltd.][James Bellingham][Director, Center of Marine Robotics][Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution][Morag Watson][Chief Digital Innovation Officer][BP]
  • 2:10pm
    Monday March 5
    2:10pm - 2:35pm
    Plenary | Global Oil

    Global Oil Dialogue
    [Monday March 5][Plenary | Global Oil][Global Oil Dialogue][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][Pedro Parente][Chief Executive Officer][Petrobras]
  • 2:35pm
    Monday March 5
    2:35pm - 3:10pm
    Plenary | Oil Markets

    Main Stage Program
    Oil Markets: As the world turns
    [Monday March 5][Plenary | Oil Markets][Oil Markets: As the world turns][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo][Secretary General][OPEC][Fatih Birol][Executive Director][International Energy Agency]
  • 3:10pm
    Monday March 5
    3:10pm - 3:55pm
    Plenary | Global Energy

    Main Stage Program
    Investing in a Changing Energy Future
    [Monday March 5][Plenary | Global Energy][Investing in a Changing Energy Future][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Roger Diwan][Vice President, Financial Services][IHS Markit][Samir Assaf][Chief Executive, Global Banking & Markets][HSBC][Musabbeh Al Kaabi][CEO, Petroleum & Petrochemicals][Mubadala Investment Company][John Hess][Chief Executive Officer][Hess Corporation][Hital Meswani][Executive Director, Member of the Board][Reliance Industries]
  • 3:10pm
    Monday March 5
    3:10pm - 3:55pm
    Innovation Agora Studio | Agora 1 – Forecasting Oil Demand; Agora 2 – Oceans, Technology & the Energy Future

    Projecting the demand for oil has been a focus for researchers, oil executives, economists, and policy makers for decades. Price outlooks and investment strategies depend upon those projections. The methodologies for forecasting demand have traditionally been based on forecasts for GDP growth, motorization and population growth. How will the rise of alternative fuels for transport, in particular EVs impact the outlook for oil demand? Will recent advances in data analytics improve accuracy? What are the underlying reasons for wide range of forecasts for peak in oil demand?

    Waves of Innovation: Oceans, technology & the energy future

    Technology is making the once inaccessible planet accessible, transforming our understanding of the ocean. This will have important implications for energy – from deep water oil and gas to offshore wind, shipping and more. Breakthrough advances -- from robotics to communication to analytics -- enable deployment of increasingly sophisticated capabilities in demanding and remote environments to improve our understanding of the ocean environment. Join for an exciting glimpse of the ocean future.

    Forecasting Oil Demand: Art or science?

    Projecting the demand for oil has been a focus for researchers, oil executives, economists, and policy makers for decades. Price outlooks and investment strategies depend upon those projections. The methodologies for forecasting demand have traditionally been based on forecasts for GDP growth, motorization and population growth. How will the rise of alternative fuels for transport, in particular EVs impact the outlook for oil demand? Will recent advances in data analytics improve accuracy? What are the underlying reasons for wide range of forecasts for peak in oil demand?

    [Monday March 5][Innovation Agora Studio | Agora 1 – Forecasting Oil Demand; Agora 2 – Oceans, Technology & the Energy Future][Waves of Innovation: Oceans, technology & the energy future][t-Innovation Agora][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][Borghild Lunde][Director of Oil, Gas and Chemicals for ABB's Industrial Automation division, Norway][ABB][Mark Abbott][President and Director][Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution][Dana Yoerger][Senior Scientist][Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution][Jan Odegard][Executive Director, Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology][Rice University][Anthony Kirincich][Associate Scientist with Tenure][Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution][Forecasting Oil Demand: Art or science?][t-Innovation Agora][Atul Arya][Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist][IHS Markit][Haitham Al Ghais][Director Market Research, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation & Kuwait Governor for OPEC][Kuwait Petroleum Corporation][Kurt Barrow][Vice President, Oil Markets, Midstream and Downstream][IHS Markit][David Hobbs][Head of Reseaarch][KAPSARC][Helen Currie][Chief Economist][ConocoPhillips][Neil Atkinson][Head, Oil Industry and Markets Division][International Energy Agency]
  • 4:05pm
    Monday March 5
    4:05pm - 4:55pm
    Plenary | Energy Innovation

    Main Stage Program
    Innovation & Investment in a World of Transition
    [Monday March 5][Plenary | Energy Innovation][Innovation & Investment in a World of Transition][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Atul Arya][Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist][IHS Markit][Maynard Holt][Chief Executive Officer][Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.][Lamar McKay][Deputy Group Chief Executive][BP plc][Shunichi Miyanaga][President & CEO][Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.][Marcel van Poecke][Head of Carlyle International Energy Fund][Carlyle International Energy Partners (CIEP)]
  • 4:15pm
    Monday March 5
    4:15pm - 5:00pm
    Innovation Agora Studios | Agora 1 – Manufacturing Without Borders

    Additive manufacturing is combining with agile design to drive fundamental change in global supply chains. How will the new world of distributed manufacturing disrupt traditional borders and supplier relationships? What are the risks and opportunities for the energy industry arising from this technology revolution?

    Manufacturing Without Borders: Agile and additive

    Additive manufacturing is combining with agile design to drive fundamental change in global supply chains. How will the new world of distributed manufacturing disrupt traditional borders and supplier relationships? What are the risks and opportunities for the energy industry arising from this technology revolution?

    [Monday March 5][Innovation Agora Studios | Agora 1 – Manufacturing Without Borders][Manufacturing Without Borders: Agile and additive][t-Innovation Agora][t-Technology / Innovation][Jon Hirschtick][Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer][Onshape][Ric Fulop][Co-Founder & CEO][Desktop Metal][Bill Morelli][Senior Director, IT & Networks, Technology][IHS Markit][Charlie Atkins][Director of Development][Wyoming Innovation Park][Tim Holt][CEO, Power Generation Services][Siemens]
  • 4:15pm
    Monday March 5
    4:15pm - 5:15pm
    Innovation Agora Studios | Agora 2 – Blockchain Rising

    Blockchain has powerful potential energy applications – and risks. This technology promises to enable “smart” supply chains, e-governance platforms, asset tracking systems and contracts. What does blockchain portend for new and disruptive business models? Gain insight from oil blockchain pioneers on emerging oil industry applications and strategies at this session co-hosted with Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC)

    Blockchain Rising: What does it mean for upstream and trading?

    Blockchain has powerful potential energy applications – and risks. This technology promises to enable “smart” supply chains, e-governance platforms, asset tracking systems and contracts. What does blockchain portend for new and disruptive business models? Gain insight from oil blockchain pioneers on emerging oil industry applications and strategies at this session co-hosted with Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC)

    [Monday March 5][Innovation Agora Studios | Agora 2 – Blockchain Rising][Blockchain Rising: What does it mean for upstream and trading?][t-Innovation Agora][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Tomicah Tillemann][Chairman][Global Blockchain Business Council][Daniel Eisner][Co-Founder][OilCoin][Arno Laeven][Digital Strategy Executive][Shell][Rodney Malcolm][Chief Financial Officer][Trafigura North America][Morag Watson][Chief Digital Innovation Officer][BP][Gert Sylvest][Co-Founder and General Manager][Tradeshift]
  • 4:55pm
    Monday March 5
    4:55pm - 5:35pm
    Plenary | Climate

    Main Stage Program
    Energy and Climate Policy: Searching for the balance
    [Monday March 5][Plenary | Climate][Energy and Climate Policy: Searching for the balance][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Carlos Pascual][Senior Vice President][IHS Markit][Patricia Espinosa][Executive Secretary][UNFCCC][Dev Sanyal][Chief Executive, Alternative Energy & Executive Vice President, Regions][BP plc][HE Terje Søviknes][Minister of Petroleum and Energy][Kingdom of Norway]
  • 5:00pm
    Monday March 5
    5:00pm - 5:45pm
    Innovation Agora Studio | Agora 1 – What Future for Hydrogen?

    Is it time to re-evaluate the potential of hydrogen to carry energy efficiently and with low emission across multiple applications? How is technology driving disruptions needed to push hydrogen into reality? How are the changing supply and technology improvements driving hydrogen's role in the clean energy sector?

    What Future for Hydrogen?

    Is it time to re-evaluate the potential of hydrogen to carry energy efficiently and with low emission across multiple applications? How is technology driving disruptions needed to push hydrogen into reality? How are the changing supply and technology improvements driving hydrogen's role in the clean energy sector?

    [Monday March 5][Innovation Agora Studio | Agora 1 – What Future for Hydrogen?][What Future for Hydrogen?][t-Innovation Agora][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][t-Transportation / Mobility][Shankari Srinivasan][Vice President, Energy][IHS Markit][Bashir Dabbousi][Director of Technology Strategy & Planning][Saudi Aramco][Raymond Eby][VP for Automotive Electrification Program][3M][Deborah Mann][Director, European Gas, Power, and Renewables][IHS Markit]
  • 5:35pm
    Monday March 5
    5:35pm - 6:30pm
    Plenary | Globalization

    Main Stage Program
    Globalization, Automation, and the Future of Work
    [Monday March 5][Plenary | Globalization][Globalization, Automation, and the Future of Work][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][José Antonio González Anaya][Minister of Finance and Public Credit][Mexico][Andrew Liveris][Chairman & CEO, The Dow Chemical Company][Executive Chairman, DowDuPont][Ulrich Spiesshofer][President & Chief Executive Officer][ABB Ltd.]
  • 6:30pm
    Monday March 5
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Innovation Agora Conference-wide Reception

    Innovation Agora: CERAWeek Opening Reception
    [Monday March 5][Innovation Agora Conference-wide Reception][Innovation Agora: CERAWeek Opening Reception][t-Main Stage Program]
  • 6:45pm
    Monday March 5
    6:45pm - 7:15pm
    Innovation Agora Studio |
    Agora 1 – Mobility

    Formula car racing is all about accelerating the pace of innovation. How is Formula E (E for electric) reinventing both car racing and EVs - especially batteries? Will it lead to new innovations in electric cars just as Formula One transformed the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)?

    Driving innovation in mobility: ABB Formula E

    Formula car racing is all about accelerating the pace of innovation. How is Formula E (E for electric) reinventing both car racing and EVs - especially batteries? Will it lead to new innovations in electric cars just as Formula One transformed the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)?

    [Monday March 5][Innovation Agora Studio |
    Agora 1 – Mobility][Driving innovation in mobility: ABB Formula E][t-Innovation Agora][Sabine Busse][SVP, Group Head of Marketing & Sales][ABB][Ian Weightman][Vice President, Global Technology Research and Operations][IHS Markit][Sibani Lisa Biswal][Professor, Materials Science and NanoEngineering][Rice University][Roger Griffiths][Team Principal, Andretti Formula E, Chief Technical Officer][Andretti Motorsport]
  • 7:30pm
    Monday March 5
    7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Insight Dinners [+expand]

    The Trump Administration has aggressively pursued campaign promises to abolish energy regulations and unleash American productivity while scrapping commitments to reduce CO2 emissions. As the Administration has implemented deregulation policies, how have energy markets responded? What has been the impact on oil and gas? On trends in power generation? What has been the impact on US states and municipalities? Has US policy had an impact on global energy trends or the geopolitical interests of hydrocarbon-producing nations?

    The Workforce of the Future, Accelerating Into the Present
    The energy industry faces great uncertainties in developing and planning for the workforce of the future. Strategies for skill and workforce planning are now key element of competitive advantage for the energy company of the future. While experiencing an exciting wave of innovation, the industry contends with perceptions, especially among millennials, that energy is a “sunset” business. Low and volatile oil prices have compounded the challenge of attracting, training, and retaining talent. Automation, digitalization and “energy transition”—all are drivers that will transform the skill requirements and competencies for the industry to serve the needs of growing global energy demand. What mix of skills and competencies are needed for the energy company of the future? How will automation and digitalization change the complexion of the work force? How can the industry win in increasingly competitive global marketplace for workers of all levels? What are emerging strategies and best practices for building the workforce of the energy future?
    Stategic Program
    How Will the Innovation Tsunami Change the Energy Sector?
    Today’s energy sector challenges have never been more complex, as the sector seeks to supply energy to meet growing demand with increasing focus on decarbonized, socially responsible, efficient extraction processing and distribution of energy, and to serve new models for energy consumption; for example, in developing economies and in relation to transportation. Yet across the sector—from fossil fuels to renewables and end user markets—there is an “Innovation Tsunami” bearing down. It offers perhaps more opportunities than ever before to learn and from which to design solutions to deal with these challenges. Its elements include AI, robotics, automation, IoT, predictive analytics, cloud computing, battery technologies, and more. This session will explore how the sector can learn to surf this “Tsunami”—how to select the relevant solutions it offers without getting engulfed by it.
    Investment Strategies in the Low Carbon World
    As the energy sector wrestles with the transition to lower carbon future, investors and shareholders are asking for increased transparency and clarity of strategy on how companies are addressing this transition—reactively and proactively. In this dinner dialogue, the panelists will address a number of questions: Does climate change pose systemic risk to the energy sector? How well prepared are companies to address this transition? How far and how fast will the drive to stop investing in fossil fuel go? Will energy incumbents be faced with stranded assets? What should energy companies do to successfully manage through this transition? Should oil/gas companies invest in power-related businesses? How are companies testing their own strategies going forward in addition to responding to investor requests for transparency?
    North Sea Renaissance: The rising global impact


    The North Sea is the focus of intense global interest, driven by innovation in cost reductions, sanctioning of new fields and short-cycle investments within existing areas, new entrants, and re-ignition of M&A. Despite being one of the more mature offshore oil and gas provinces, the North Sea now presents exciting opportunities for upstream and midstream investors, both traditional and new participants. The North Sea is back, offering returns many believe are competitive with onshore North American plays. This dinner will offer perspectives from key leaders on what lies ahead for the North Sea and what this means for the global industry. How do the latest North Sea developments and returns stack up versus those in the Permian Basin? What can PE capital do that majors are unable or unwilling to do? How are participants creating value in this mature producing province, and what’s ahead? What regulatory and tax policies are needed to sustain the region and encourage new investment and innovation? Was 2017 “peak M&A” or just the start?

    Stategic Program
    Outlook for the Global Economy
    In a welcome change from the past few years, global growth is strong, economic slack is diminishing and there are early signs that inflation is beginning to rise. This increases the risk that central banks may be “behind the curve” and may have to tighten sooner and more than financial markets expect. Will this do serious damage to the global expansion?
    Stategic Program
    Oil and the Future of Mobility

    New technologies and changing preferences for when to drive, what to drive, and how to drive are disrupting the transportation industry and its future. With big changes ahead, what role will the transport sector play in future global oil demand? What key drivers are shaping this transformation?

    US Energy Policy: Where markets, deregulation, and geopolitics meet
    The Trump Administration has aggressively pursued campaign promises to abolish energy regulations and unleash American productivity while scrapping commitments to reduce CO2 emissions. As the Administration has implemented deregulation policies, how have energy markets responded? What has been the impact on oil and gas? On trends in power generation? What has been the impact on US states and municipalities? Has US policy had an impact on global energy trends or the geopolitical interests of hydrocarbon-producing nations?
    [Monday March 5][Insight Dinners [+expand]][The Workforce of the Future, Accelerating Into the Present][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Jürgen Brandes][CEO Process Industries & Drives Division][Siemens][Chad Hawkinson][Senior Vice President, Engineering and Product Design Solutions][IHS Markit][Jeff Patterson][Chief Operating Officer][ASME][Peter Rodriguez][Dean, Jones Graduate School of Business][Rice University][Lisa Salley][Vice President Global Industry Services][American Petroleum Institute (API)][Peter Doolan][EVP, Digital Transformation & Innovation][Salesforce][Maria Martinez][Vice President, Human Resources][Murphy Oil][How Will the Innovation Tsunami Change the Energy Sector?][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][Peter Zornio][Chief Technology Officer][Emerson][Paul Markwell][Vice President, Global Upstream Oil and Gas][IHS Markit][Robert Armstrong][Director, MIT Energy Initiative][MIT][Ashok Belani][Executive Vice President Technology][Schlumberger][Nikolai Lyngø][Senior Vice President & Head of Corporate Strategy][Statoil ASA][Bill Vass][Vice President of Engineering][Amazon Web Services][Investment Strategies in the Low Carbon World][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Atul Arya][Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist][IHS Markit][Dominic Emery][Vice President, Long Term Planning][BP][Diego Kuschnir][Portfolio Manager][Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.][Sarah Ladislaw][Director & Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program][Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)][Pratima Rangarajan][Chief Executive Officer][OGCI Climate Investments][North Sea Renaissance: The rising global impact][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][HE Terje Søviknes][Minister of Petroleum and Energy][Kingdom of Norway][Jon Story][Senior Director, Energy][IHS Markit][Øyvind Eriksen][Chief Executive Officer][Aker ASA][John Knight][Executive Vice President, Global Strategy & Business Development][Statoil ASA][Robert Maguire][Managing Director][Carlyle International Energy Partners (CIEP)][Bente Nyland][Director General][Norwegian Petroleum Directorate][Andy Samuel][Chief Executive Officer][Oil & Gas Authority][Outlook for the Global Economy][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Helen Currie][Chief Economist][ConocoPhillips][Lord Browne][Member of IHS Markit Board of Directors][Executive Chairman, L1 Energy][Nariman Behravesh][Chief Economist][IHS Markit][Michael Klein][Managing Partner][M. Klein and Company][Joel Prakken][Senior Managing Director, Co-founder][Macroeconomic Advisors][Adam Sieminski][James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics][Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)][Oil and the Future of Mobility][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Transportation / Mobility][James Burkhard][Chief Researcher, Global Oil Markets & Energy Scenarios, Energy; CERAWeek Vice Chairman][IHS Markit][Ahmad Al Khowaiter][Chief Technology Officer][Saudi Aramco][Roger Griffiths][Team Principal, Andretti Formula E, Chief Technical Officer][Andretti Motorsport][William Marko][Managing Director, Energy Investment Banking Group][Jefferies LLC][Sanjiv Singh][Chairman][Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL)][Daniel Sperling][Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering][University of California, Davis][US Energy Policy: Where markets, deregulation, and geopolitics meet][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Carlos Pascual][Senior Vice President][IHS Markit][Jason Bordoff][Professor of Professional Practice and Founding Director][Center on Global Energy Policy Columbia University][Karen Harbert][President & Chief Executive Officer, Global Energy Institute][U.S. Chamber of Commerce][Meghan O’Sullivan][Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project][Harvard University Kennedy School][Frank Verrastro][Senior Vice President & Trustee Fellow in Energy & National Security & Foreign Affairs][Center for Strategic & National Studies (CSIS)][Katharine MacGregor][Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary][United States]
  • 7:30am
    Tuesday March 6
    7:30am - 8:40am
    Breakfast & Strategic Dialogues [+expand]

    The advent of oil shales and a shorter production cycle onshore North America has captured the interest of financial markets. Over and beyond the pure play North American companies, the opportunity for portfolio diversification and growth has lured IOC and NOC investment as well as that of international independents. Short cycle times, structural changes to cost structures, capital efficiencies, volume growth, lower perceived risk, and investor pressures have together cast the offshore business in a less favorable light in contrast to the onshore. However, there are clear signs that offshore E&P has reached bottom and is recovering. Cost reductions continue in contrast to the onshore US. Upstream sector openings have created access to underexplored shallow water and deepwater resource potential and undeveloped discovered resources. Some older offshore basins are being rejuvenated using whole basin strategies that employ horizontal wells, unconventional completion, and production technologies packaged with new seismic, digitalization, logistics, infrastructural, and operational approaches and a focus on new play concepts. The offshore is returning but with new strategies, lower global expenditures, and investments concentrated in fewer places.

    Stategic Program
    Africa upstream: What’s next?
    Competition for investment across Africa is driving established producers to enact reforms and streamline their NOCs, and new players to launch bid rounds and develop their capacity to monetize hydrocarbons. In this landscape, countries are striving to address widespread lack of energy access, improve infrastructure, and become positioned as regional hubs. In addition, a growing number of indigenous upstream players and emerging NOCs are entering the market as partners and competitors. What strategies are these countries and companies employing to achieve their goals, and how will this affect prospects for regional upstream investment?
    Stategic Program
    Asia’s Refining Future: New business models

    As the home of the world’s largest refining capacity, Asia faces challenges in the refining sector from shifting demand patterns of refined products (globally as well as regionally), changing business priorities owing to new entrants, to investing purely for national energy security. What are the evolving business trends, players, and investments in Asia? How are they reshaping the regional refining sector?

    Stategic Program
    Climate-Related Financial Disclosure: What happens next?

    The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) recommendations that were published in June 2017 have fast become the standard for any discussion of the low carbon transition risks facing the energy sector. Oil and gas producers are under increasing pressure from different stakeholders to enhance their reporting activities and adopt the TCFD recommendations. In this rapidly evolving space, what are the risks associated with company response strategies to the TCFD and where can an informed discussion of metrics and targets take disclosure practices in the future?

    Stategic Program
    Future of Vienna Alliance: OPEC and non-OPEC collaboration?
    Oil prices are up, global supply is constrained, and inventories are down. All of this is in line with the mission of the Vienna Alliance, a pact between 24 OPEC and non-OPEC countries with Russia and Saudi Arabia at its core. So what is the future of the Alliance once it officially declares its mission to “balance” markets has been accomplished, something that could happen later this year?
    Stategic Program
    Latin America Exploration: What’s next?

    Latin America has been a leading hot spot for exploration in a variety of plays and hydrocarbon types for the last two years, with giant and supergiant oil discoveries in Mexico, Guyana, and Brazil; the “tight rock revolution” in Argentina’s Neuquén Basin; and Colombia’s shift from onshore oil to offshore gas. Much of this has been made possible by a more competitive open market—with frequent bid rounds, farmouts, and direct negotiations—that developed as Latin American countries have dealt with economic and leadership changes. But with signs that the competition for investment dollars may be shifting as operators focus on development and suffer from bid fatigue, how long will this success continue? What steps can regulators and governments take to maintain the momentum? Can these exploration opportunities expand to other countries in Latin America?

    Stategic Program
    New Models of Growth in Western Canada
    Despite changes in the policy landscape and delays to proposed export pipelines for Canada’s upstream sector, western Canada is seeing the birth of a new growth engine with unconventional supply growing by leaps and bounds, and new business models and technology beginning to take shape in the oil sands. What are these new models for growth? What are some of the key challenges facing the western Canadian upstream industry?
    Stategic Program
    North American Downstream: Opportunities and challenges
    The North American downstream market and industry, while widely seen as mature, continues to provide opportunities and challenges for market participants. Opportunities include growing exports and ample crude supply are contrasted by challenges created by policy and mature demand. In this session, our speakers will provide their views and insights on these and other topics that are important to the industry and customers.
    Stategic Program
    Outlook for Upstream Costs and Technology

    With the reality of low oil prices, a given, and upstream construction forecasted to rise, assets are still struggling to meet economic hurdles, and operators are still turning to lower supply chain costs, leaner designs, and new development approaches to improve their viability. Can technology continue to enable these new design concepts and operating models or will cost escalations continue to slow down upstream activity? What impact is technology having on current industry capital and operating efficiency?

    Stategic Program
    The New US Oil Export Powerhouse

    Rising U.S. crude oil exports have created both opportunities and challenges for the midstream sector and U.S. refiners. What midstream developments are needed to accommodate higher export volumes and what are the risks to overinvestment? Are U.S. refiners likely to invest to run more domestic crude oil or will they stick with sour crude slate? As exports rise, where are the opportunity markets for exports and what port facilities are needed? And is there sufficient investment interest to fund this additional infrastructure?

    Stategic Program
    The Next Strategic Step for Asia NOCs

    The low oil price environment shifted the spotlight back toward core assets at home. However, the widening demand/supply balance necessitates greater focus on international growth. As oil prices start to recover, how will companies respond to increasing competition in the M&A space? What are some of the key lessons learnt from past international pursuits? What portfolio choices will drive their growth plans?

    Stategic Program
    The Return of the Global Offshore
    The advent of oil shales and a shorter production cycle onshore North America has captured the interest of financial markets. Over and beyond the pure play North American companies, the opportunity for portfolio diversification and growth has lured IOC and NOC investment as well as that of international independents. Short cycle times, structural changes to cost structures, capital efficiencies, volume growth, lower perceived risk, and investor pressures have together cast the offshore business in a less favorable light in contrast to the onshore. However, there are clear signs that offshore E&P has reached bottom and is recovering. Cost reductions continue in contrast to the onshore US. Upstream sector openings have created access to underexplored shallow water and deepwater resource potential and undeveloped discovered resources. Some older offshore basins are being rejuvenated using whole basin strategies that employ horizontal wells, unconventional completion, and production technologies packaged with new seismic, digitalization, logistics, infrastructural, and operational approaches and a focus on new play concepts. The offshore is returning but with new strategies, lower global expenditures, and investments concentrated in fewer places.
    [Tuesday March 6][Breakfast & Strategic Dialogues [+expand]][Africa upstream: What’s next?][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Daniel Berkove][Senior Associate, Energy][IHS Markit][HE John Munyes Kiyonga][Cabinet Secretary of Petroleum & Mining][Kenya][HE Professor Tiémoko Sangare][Minister of Mines & Petroleum][Republic of Mali][Adewale Tinubu][Group Chief Executive][Oando PLC][Asia’s Refining Future: New business models][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Wan Zulkiflee][President & Group CEO][Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)][Premasish Das][Senior Director, Energy][IHS Markit][Nabil Bourisli][President & CEO][Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI)][Xiaoming Ke][Deputy Chief Engineer & Director of Market Research Division][Sinopec EDRI][Yusri Mohamed Yusof][Vice President, Refining & Trading][PETRONAS][Climate-Related Financial Disclosure: What happens next?][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Adam Brett][Global Head of Advisory, Resources & Energy Group][HSBC Global Banking & Markets][Steven Knell][Director, Energy Wide Perspectives][IHS Markit][Dan Domeracki][Vice President, Government, Industry & Corporate Stewardship][Schlumberger][Björn Otto Sverdrup][Senior Vice President, Sustainability][Statoil][Arlene Strom][Vice President, Sustainability & Communications][Suncor][Antonia Bullard][Advisor][IHS Markit][Future of Vienna Alliance: OPEC and non-OPEC collaboration?][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Bhushan Bahree][Executive Director, Global Oil][IHS Markit][Ibrahim Al-Muhanna][Adviser to the Oil Minister][Ministry of Energy, Industry & Mineral Resources Saudi Arabia][Helima Croft][Managing Director & Global Head of Commodity Strategy, Global Research][RBC Capital Markets][Vera de Ladoucette][Senior Associate][IHS Markit][Xiansheng Sun][Secretary General][International Energy Forum (IEF)][Aleksey Texler][First Deputy Minister of Energy][Russian Federation][Pavel Sorokin][Head of the Energy Research Center, Russian Energy Agency][Russian Ministry of Energy][Latin America Exploration: What’s next?][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Orlando Velandia][President][Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (ANH)][Bob Fryklund][Chief Upstream Strategist, Energy][IHS Markit][Michel Hourcard][Senior Vice President][TOTAL S.A.][Décio Oddone][Director-General][Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP)][Juan Carlos Zepeda][President Commissioner][National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH)][New Models of Growth in Western Canada][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Kevin Birn][Vice President, North American Crude Oil Market][IHS Markit][Hon. Margaret McCuaig-Boyd][Minister of Energy][Government of Alberta][Alex Pourbaix][President & CEO][Cenovus Energy][Marty Proctor][President, Chief Executive Officer & Director][Seven Generations Energy Ltd.][North American Downstream: Opportunities and challenges][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Kevin Lindemer][Managing Director, Downstream Consulting, Energy][IHS Markit][Tom Kloza][Global Head of Energy Analysis, Oil Price Information Service (OPIS)][IHS Markit][Mike Lorenz][Executive Vice President, Petroleum Supply][Sheetz][Thomas Nimbley][Chairman & CEO][PBF Energy][Outlook for Upstream Costs and Technology][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Tayba Al Hashemi][Manager, Undeveloped Reservoirs Project Unit][ADNOC][Pritesh Patel][Executive Director, Capital Costs Analysis Forum][IHS Markit][Judson Jacobs][Senior Director, Upstream Technology and Innovation, Energy][IHS Markit][Derek Mathieson][Chief Technology Officer][Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE)][Bente Nyland][Director General][Norwegian Petroleum Directorate][Michael Train][Executive President, Automation Solutions][Emerson][The New US Oil Export Powerhouse][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][Darryl Rogers][Vice President, Midstream Oil & NGL Research & Consulting, Energy][IHS Markit][Aaron Brady][Senior Director, Energy][IHS Markit][Corey Prologo][Director, North American Oil Trading][Trafigura Trading LLC][Brent Secrest][Senior Vice President][Enterprise Products Partners L.P.][Cynthia Walker][Senior Vice President of Marketing & Midstream Operations and Development][Occidental Petroleum Corporation][The Next Strategic Step for Asia NOCs][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Nick Sharma][Executive Director][IHS Markit][Nopporn Chuchinda][ASCOPE Secretary-in-Charge][ASCOPE/PTT][Denie Tampubolon][Senior Vice President, Upstream Business Development][Pertamina][Narendra Verma][Managing Director & CEO][ONGC Videsh Limited][Guangfu Wang][Vice President][Sinopec Exploration and Production Research Institute][The Return of the Global Offshore][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Gerald Kepes][Head, Strategy & Competition Group, Upstream Research & Consulting Division, Energy Insight][IHS Markit][Sir Patrick Brown][Chairman][UK Oil & Gas Authority][Phil Loader][Executive Vice President, Global Exploration][Woodside Energy Ltd.][Wael Sawan][Executive Vice President, Deep Water][Royal Dutch Shell][Geraldine Slattery][Asset President Conventional][BHP]
  • 7:30am
    Tuesday March 6
    7:30am - 8:40am
    Innovation Agora Studio Breakfasts | Agora 1 – Voices of Innovation with Fatih Birol; Agora 2 – Inclusion & Diversity

    The traditional image of an “oil man” is undergoing profound change. Companies increasingly recognize that inclusion and diversity in the workforce fosters innovation and reduces turnover. Women and minorities are underrepresented at most levels of the energy industry. An IHS Markit study for the American Petroleum Institute found that African Americans comprise 8% of the industry workforce, compared with 14% of the overall US workforce; and that women are dramatically underrepresented in blue- and white-collar oil and gas jobs. The industry faces a global challenge in transitioning its workforce to become inclusive and diverse. What obstacles do underrepresented groups face in entering and advancing in the industry? How can companies attract and retain a more diverse talent pool? What are the lessons and emerging best practices for developing a diverse workforce?

    Voices of Innovation with Fatih Birol: Are we at a tipping point?

    In December 2017, Financial Times named Fatih Birol, Executive Director of IEA, “Energy personality of the year”. Under his leadership, the IEA has become the authoritative voice on all matters energy. When Dr. Birol speaks - people across the world listen. Join a conversation with Dr. Birol about his outlook on the future of the energy: Is it the end of the coal age? Will EVs rule the world? What happened to the golden age of gas? Are we paying too much attention to shale oil? How long will OPEC/non-OPEC deal survive? Why is climate change such a difficult problem to tackle? And, is peak oil demand round the corner?

    Inclusion and Diversity: Faces of the energy future

    The traditional image of an “oil man” is undergoing profound change. Companies increasingly recognize that inclusion and diversity in the workforce fosters innovation and reduces turnover. Women and minorities are underrepresented at most levels of the energy industry. An IHS Markit study for the American Petroleum Institute found that African Americans comprise 8% of the industry workforce, compared with 14% of the overall US workforce; and that women are dramatically underrepresented in blue- and white-collar oil and gas jobs. The industry faces a global challenge in transitioning its workforce to become inclusive and diverse. What obstacles do underrepresented groups face in entering and advancing in the industry? How can companies attract and retain a more diverse talent pool? What are the lessons and emerging best practices for developing a diverse workforce?

    [Tuesday March 6][Innovation Agora Studio Breakfasts | Agora 1 – Voices of Innovation with Fatih Birol; Agora 2 – Inclusion & Diversity][Voices of Innovation with Fatih Birol: Are we at a tipping point?][t-Innovation Agora][Fatih Birol][Executive Director][International Energy Agency][Inclusion and Diversity: Faces of the energy future][t-Innovation Agora][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Lisa Westlake][EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer][IHS Markit][Ray Dempsey][Chief Diversity Officer][BP][Janice Ee-Ping Mah][Global HR Design & Planning Manager][ExxonMobil Corporation][Carol SingletonSlade][Global Head, Energy Practice][Egon Zehnder]
  • 7:30am
    Tuesday March 6
    7:30am - 8:40am
    Ministerial Roundtable on Mobility

    [Tuesday March 6][Ministerial Roundtable on Mobility]
  • 8:50am
    Tuesday March 6
    8:50am - 9:15am
    Welcome & Special Address

    Welcome & Special Address
    [Tuesday March 6][Welcome & Special Address][Welcome & Special Address][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][Amin Nasser][President & CEO][Saudi Aramco]
  • 9:00am
    Tuesday March 6
    9:00am - 12:30pm
    Agora Pods [+expand]

    12:00 - 12:30 PM

    Beyond electric: an augmented reality, transportation experience
    Brought to you by ABB
    9:00 - 9:30 AM
    Revolutionizing the onshore seismic industry
    9:00 - 9:30 AM
    Digital 2.0: The refinery of the future
    9:30 - 10:00 AM
    Pipelines 4.0: Emerging opportunities and challenges
    10:00 - 10:30 AM
    Reducing the Risk of Digitalization in Oil and Gas
    10:30 - 11:00 AM
    How to restore capital project confidence
    11:00 - 11:30 AM
    Nanolaminated Alloys for Improved Return on Oilfield Assets
    11:00 - 11:30 AM
    21st Century Energy Innovation Strategies
    11:30 - 12:00 PM
    AI and the workforce of the future
    11:30 - 12:00 PM
    The future of human-plant collaboration: A case study demo
    12:00 - 12:30 PM
    How data liberation is creating and shaping new winners and alliances
    12:00 - 12:30 PM
    [Tuesday March 6][Agora Pods [+expand]][Beyond electric: an augmented reality, transportation experience][t-Innovation Agora][Revolutionizing the onshore seismic industry][t-Innovation Agora][Michael Lambert][President & CEO][WirelessSeismic Inc.][Digital 2.0: The refinery of the future][t-Innovation Agora][Rodrigo Barragan][Senior Manager][Accenture Strategy][Pipelines 4.0: Emerging opportunities and challenges][t-Innovation Agora][Corie Allemand][Director for Pipelines][Siemens][Reducing the Risk of Digitalization in Oil and Gas][t-Innovation Agora][Nick Revelas][Vice President of Oil and Gas][Uptake][How to restore capital project confidence][t-Innovation Agora][Jim Nyquist][Group President, Automation Solutions][Emerson][Nanolaminated Alloys for Improved Return on Oilfield Assets][t-Innovation Agora][Christina Lomasney][President & CEO][Modumetal][21st Century Energy Innovation Strategies][t-Innovation Agora][Doug Arent][Executive Director, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis and Deputy Lab Director for Computational Science and Energy Analysis][National Renewable Energy Laboratory][AI and the workforce of the future][t-Innovation Agora][Moshe Vardi][Director Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology][Rice University][The future of human-plant collaboration: A case study demo][t-Innovation Agora][Hakon Berg][Technology Development Manager][ABB][How data liberation is creating and shaping new winners and alliances][t-Innovation Agora][John M. Lervik][CEO][Cognite]
  • 9:15am
    Tuesday March 6
    9:15am - 9:40am
    Plenary | Opening Oil Dialogue

    US Policy Dialogue
    [Tuesday March 6][Plenary | Opening Oil Dialogue][US Policy Dialogue][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][Hon. Ryan Zinke][Secretary of the Interior][United States]
  • 9:40am
    Tuesday March 6
    9:40am - 10:25am
    Innovation Agora Studios |
    Agora 1 – Bio Fuel;
    Agora 2 – Upstream Technology

    Technology has always been the critical enabler in the upstream industry. 3D seismic (deepwater) and horizontal drilling combined with hydraulic fracturing (unconventionals) are just two examples of game changing technologies that helped unlock new resource types. This session discusses what technical innovations will help the industry reaching a new step change in exploration and production.

    Bio Fuel: Fulfilling the promise?

    The perfect biofuel - renewable, cost competitive, and low emissions - has been the holy grail of the oil and energy industry for decades. Recent research indicates that the combination of new genetic and deep learning technologies have advanced to a stage that, at a minimum, warrant a re-examination of these underlying trends. Which technologies look promising? Will biofuels make a material contribution to the future energy mix?

    The Long Game: What’s next in upstream tech?

    Technology has always been the critical enabler in the upstream industry. 3D seismic (deepwater) and horizontal drilling combined with hydraulic fracturing (unconventionals) are just two examples of game changing technologies that helped unlock new resource types. This session discusses what technical innovations will help the industry reaching a new step change in exploration and production.

    [Tuesday March 6][Innovation Agora Studios |
    Agora 1 – Bio Fuel;
    Agora 2 – Upstream Technology][Bio Fuel: Fulfilling the promise?][t-Innovation Agora][Juan Enriquez][Managing Director][Excel Venture Management][Oliver Fetzer][CEO][Synthetic Genomics][Vijay Swarup][Vice President, Research & Engineering][ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company][Lars-Peter Lindfors][Senior Vice President, Technology][Neste Corporation][The Long Game: What’s next in upstream tech?][t-Innovation Agora][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Technology / Innovation][Oscar Abbink][Director of Energy, Upstream Research Group][IHS Markit][Timothy Dove][President & Chief Executive Officer][Pioneer Natural Resources][John Gibson][Senior Advisor][Tudor Pickering Holt & Co.][Patrick Stanley][Analytics Leader, ConocoPhillips Canada]
  • 9:40am
    Tuesday March 6
    9:40am - 10:00am
    Plenary | Global Oil Dialogue

    Global Oil Dialogue
    [Tuesday March 6][Plenary | Global Oil Dialogue][Global Oil Dialogue][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][HE Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber][Minister of State in the United Arab Emirates, CEO][Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)]
  • 10:00am
    Tuesday March 6
    10:00am - 10:25am
    Plenary | Global Oil Dialogue

    Global Oil Dialogue
    [Tuesday March 6][Plenary | Global Oil Dialogue][Global Oil Dialogue][t-Main Stage Program][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][Paal Kibsgaard][Chairman & CEO][Schlumberger]
  • 10:25am
    Tuesday March 6
    10:25am - 10:45am
    Plenary | Global Oil Dialogue

    Global Oil Dialogue
    [Tuesday March 6][Plenary | Global Oil Dialogue][Global Oil Dialogue][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][Ryan Lance][Chairman & CEO][ConocoPhillips]
  • 10:25am
    Tuesday March 6
    10:25am - 11:20am
    Innovation Agora Studios | Agora 2 – EV vs. ICE

    Daily headlines announce the planned production of new EV models by auto industry incumbents around the world. At the same time, Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) continues to chug along as a well-oiled machine. Dramatic improvements in the efficiency and emission reduction, as well as the millions of ICE vehicles on the roads of the world, will mean that both technologies will be with us for decades to come. How will these technologies compete in the future? Will autonomous vehicles accelerate take up of EVs? Will China and India leapfrog to EVs? Will policymakers choose winners and losers?

    EV vs. ICE: Battle of technologies

    Daily headlines announce the planned production of new EV models by auto industry incumbents around the world. At the same time, Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) continues to chug along as a well-oiled machine. Dramatic improvements in the efficiency and emission reduction, as well as the millions of ICE vehicles on the roads of the world, will mean that both technologies will be with us for decades to come. How will these technologies compete in the future? Will autonomous vehicles accelerate take up of EVs? Will China and India leapfrog to EVs? Will policymakers choose winners and losers?

    [Tuesday March 6][Innovation Agora Studios | Agora 2 – EV vs. ICE][EV vs. ICE: Battle of technologies][t-Innovation Agora][t-Oil][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][t-Transportation / Mobility][SSV Ramakumar][Director R&D][IndianOil Corporation Ltd.][Azizi Tucker][Chief Technology Officer][XING Mobility][Chris Borroni-Bird][Founder][Afreecar][Fellipe Balieiro][Director, Energy & Mobility, Refining & Marketing][IHS Markit][Roger Griffiths][Team Principal, Andretti Formula E, Chief Technical Officer][Andretti Motorsport]
  • 10:45am
    Tuesday March 6
    10:45am - 11:20am
    Plenary | Upstream

    Main Stage Program
    Future of Upstream Partnerships
    [Tuesday March 6][Plenary | Upstream][Future of Upstream Partnerships][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][Carlos Pascual][Senior Vice President][IHS Markit][Carlos Treviño][Chief Executive Officer][PEMEX][Wan Zulkiflee][President & Group CEO][Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)]
  • 10:45am
    Tuesday March 6
    10:45am - 11:30am
    Innovation Agora Studio | Voices of Innovation with Diane Greene and Ashok Belani

    Is the cloud an opportunity or a threat for the energy sector? Data ownership and security long have been paramount concerns. How is the cloud changing this? Join the conversation of a preeminent Silicon Valley innovator with an energy technology leader on what disruptive changes and opportunities lie in store, as the Cloud meets oil and gas.

    Voices of Innovation with Diane Greene, CEO, Google Cloud and Ashok Belani, CTO, Schlumberger: Cloud meets energy

    Is the cloud an opportunity or a threat for the energy sector? Data ownership and security long have been paramount concerns. How is the cloud changing this? Join the conversation of a preeminent Silicon Valley innovator with an energy technology leader on what disruptive changes and opportunities lie in store, as the Cloud meets oil and gas.

    [Tuesday March 6][Innovation Agora Studio | Voices of Innovation with Diane Greene and Ashok Belani][Voices of Innovation with Diane Greene, CEO, Google Cloud and Ashok Belani, CTO, Schlumberger: Cloud meets energy][t-Innovation Agora][Diane Greene][Chief Executive Officer][Google Cloud][Ashok Belani][Executive Vice President Technology][Schlumberger]
  • 11:35am
    Tuesday March 6
    11:35am - 12:35pm
    Strategic Dialogues [+expand]

    The IMO bunker fuel specification change in 2020 is expected to have a disruptive impact on the shipping and refining industries. How will the companies prepare for these changes, and will they be compliant in time? How will the shipping industry address a lack of compliant fuel, and how will the IMO ensure compliance? Refiners will need to choose how to operate after the specification change: They may require lower-sulfur crudes and may create new formulations to blend bunker fuel, or they may need to dispose of the higher sulfur residual streams. What will be the impact on pricing relationships between crude, intermediates, and products during this period?

    Stategic Program
    Biofuels: Are current policies an aid or risk to development?
    Policy continues to be the major driver in biofuels demand, but it is also the major uncertainty for the industry. The compounded effect of uncertainty across several policy and trade areas as well as the existing unintended consequences of past policy decisions, are making the investment environment in biofuels is increasing investment risk. Two key questions have emerged for the biofuels industry. First, is policy keeping pace with science and innovation? And, second, is policy fostering or inhibiting investment today? In this session, the speakers will provide opinions and insights to the policy-related challenges and opportunities facing the biofuels industry today.
    Stategic Program
    Eurasian Upstream at a Crossroad
    The key Eurasian oil producers, led by Russia, have joined with OPEC over the past year in a unprecedented agreement to cut oil production and help rebalance the global oil market. Despite the recent arrangement to extend the deal to the end of 2018, the path forward remains uncertain: When will the deal end? Will market conditions and interests keep the groups together for longer? What will happen during the exit?
    Stategic Program
    Financing the Upstream: Who, where, and how much?
    Access to capital for oil and gas investments was an essential driver of the great revival of US oil production, but investment has been mixed outside of North America. In today's market, is access to capital changing? Will this divergence of financing continue and what are the implications for future supply? And who will provide the capital for future upstream investment?
    Stategic Program
    New Directions for the Upstream Industry
    Three years on from the step change in oil price, IOCs have continued to reduce costs, refocus capital allocation, and divest noncore assets. With debt burdens starting to reduce, IOCs are gradually returning their E&P businesses toward more progressive investment and acquisitions to meet mid- and long-term goals. And yet, the “lower-for-longer” oil and gas price remains, challenging profitability and forcing continued discipline. In some cases, E&P investments need to compete with corporate moves into New Energy solutions. How do these trends impact IOCs’ value proposition for investors in the mid-term? What are the appropriate performance metrics? How can “growth” be defined in this new environment?
    Stategic Program
    New Mobility: Who owns the future?
    Change is coming quickly to the global transportation sector. Increasingly frequent announcements of new business models and new policies have drawn attention to the automotive sector. This discussion will connect these new developments to the evolving realities of the automotive and energy industries, distilling some of the hype from the reality and providing a clearer focus on the future ahead.
    NOCs: Growth after survival?
    Many NOCs have used the downturn in the industry to reposition themselves into fiscally sound and stable entities. As oil price has recovered, companies are starting to evaluate growth options outside of their home territories, across the energy value chain, and in future growth markets. Technology and innovation are being used as levers for performance improvement and to achieve sound financial footing. How do the NOC leaders see the future for their companies? Is the focus on value or growth? How will the anticipated peak in oil demand impact their strategic choices? What is their assessment of the potential from US shale oil?
    Stategic Program
    North America Shale: How much can it grow?
    The growth of North American shale production altered the course of the global oil market. New technologies continue to rejuvenated production, but how far can it run? And how fast? This session explores the future potential from a number of angles—geologic, competitive, technological, and infrastructure—to consider when thinking about future growth.
    Stategic Program
    Oil Market Outlook: A new triangle?
    The global economy, US production, and the Vienna Alliance—the OPEC and non-OPEC countries coordinating supply restraint—were the principal actors in the global oil market over the past year. Do they form a new triangle of price determination? How will they interact and influence crude oil market trends in 2018‒19? Are there other factors at play as well?
    Stategic Program
    Sanctions, NAFTA, and Energy: Economic tradecraft and geopolitics
    Countries apply sanctions and other economic policy tools to influence geopolitical interests—often as a stopgap measure short of war, when diplomacy alone will likely fail. Between allegations of electoral interference and sanctions, the United States and Russia remain hamstrung in their ability to engage on global problems. Sanctions have become a centerpiece of international strategy to constrain North Korea. US decertification of compliance on the Iran Nuclear Agreement and a possible sanctions “snapback” has heightened uncertainty on Iran. Venezuela teeters politically and economically, with US sanctions structured to restrict external relief. At the US border, the renegotiation of NAFTA has raised muddied future cooperation with America’s closest neighbors. In these hot spots, how will sanctions and other economic policy tools shape short-term outcomes? When do sanctions foster or undermine long-term political stability?
    Stategic Program
    Changing dynamics: New models for service sector and E&P interaction
    The intense focus on ensuring profitability throughout the energy industry is causing a radical rethink of delivery mechanisms, project designs, and enhanced use of technology. E&P companies and service sector providers are proposing new models to increase value while lowering costs in a sustainable way. This strategic dialogue offers a view into different ways to achieve a new level of cooperation and results.
    Stategic Program
    The Big Disruption: Fueling the world’s ships
    The IMO bunker fuel specification change in 2020 is expected to have a disruptive impact on the shipping and refining industries. How will the companies prepare for these changes, and will they be compliant in time? How will the shipping industry address a lack of compliant fuel, and how will the IMO ensure compliance? Refiners will need to choose how to operate after the specification change: They may require lower-sulfur crudes and may create new formulations to blend bunker fuel, or they may need to dispose of the higher sulfur residual streams. What will be the impact on pricing relationships between crude, intermediates, and products during this period?
    [Tuesday March 6][Strategic Dialogues [+expand]][Biofuels: Are current policies an aid or risk to development?][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Kevin Lindemer][Managing Director, Downstream Consulting, Energy][IHS Markit][Randy Howard][President & Chief Executive Officer][Renewable Energy Group][Neil Koehler][Co-Founder, Director, President & CEO][Pacific Ethanol][Daniel Sperling][Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering][University of California, Davis][Eurasian Upstream at a Crossroad][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Matthew Sagers][Executive Director, Energy][IHS Markit][Kairat Kelimbetov][Governor][Astana International Finance Center][Baltabek Kuandykov][President][Kazakhstan Association of Petroleum Geologists][Sergey Vakulenko][Head of Strategy & Innovations][Gazprom Neft][Oleg Prokhorenko][CEO & Chairman][Ukrgasvydobuvannya][Financing the Upstream: Who, where, and how much?][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Roger Diwan][Vice President, Financial Services][IHS Markit][Nicholas Basso][Senior Vice President][Oaktree Capital][Gregory Ley][Partner][PointState Capital LP][William Marko][Managing Director, Energy Investment Banking Group][Jefferies LLC][Steve Pattyn][Managing Member][Yaupon Capital Management][Tim Perry][Global Co-Head of Oil and Gas Investment Banking][Credit Suisse][Neil Wizel][Managing Director][First Reserve][New Directions for the Upstream Industry][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Paul Markwell][Vice President, Global Upstream Oil and Gas][IHS Markit][Osmar Abib][Global Co-Head of Oil & Gas][Credit Suisse][Steve Pastor][President Operations, Petroleum][BHP][Nikolai Lyngø][Senior Vice President & Head of Corporate Strategy][Statoil ASA][Edward Daniels][Executive Vice President, Commercial & New Business Development][Royal Dutch Shell][New Mobility: Who owns the future?][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][t-Transportation / Mobility][Katherine Hardin][Vice President, Energy][IHS Markit][Tom De Vleesschauwer][Senior Director Automotive, leads Transport & Mobility][IHS Markit][Ed Knapp][Chief Technology Officer][American Tower Corporation][Raymond Eby][VP for Automotive Electrification Program][3M][Anne Smart][Vice President, Public Policy][ChargePoint][NOCs: Growth after survival?][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Atul Arya][Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist][IHS Markit][Shaikh Nawaf S. Al-Sabah][Chief Executive Officer][Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC)][Elia Massa Manik][President Director & CEO][Pertamina][Felipe Bayón Pardo][President][Ecopetrol S.A.][Narendra Verma][Managing Director & CEO][ONGC Videsh Limited][North America Shale: How much can it grow?][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Raoul LeBlanc][Vice President, North American Unconventionals][IHS Markit][Chris Carter][Managing Partner][NGP][Mark Papa][Chairman & CEO][Centennial Resource Development][Daniel Jaeggi][Co-Founder & President][Mercuria Energy Trading SA][Katharine MacGregor][Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary][United States][Oil Market Outlook: A new triangle?][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][James Burkhard][Chief Researcher, Global Oil Markets & Energy Scenarios, Energy; CERAWeek Vice Chairman][IHS Markit][Hon. Linda Capuano][Administrator][U.S. Energy Information Administration][Helen Currie][Chief Economist][ConocoPhillips][Kamel Ben Naceur][Chief Economist][Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)][Pavel Sorokin][Head of the Energy Research Center, Russian Energy Agency][Russian Ministry of Energy][Jeff Tillery][Head of Capital Solutions][Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.][Sanctions, NAFTA, and Energy: Economic tradecraft and geopolitics][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Carlos Pascual][Senior Vice President][IHS Markit][Nicholas Eberstadt][Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy][American Enterprise Institute][Thane Gustafson][Senior Director and Advisor, Energy][IHS Markit][John McCarrick][Deputy Assistant Secretary][US Department of State's Bureau of Energy Resources][Richard Morningstar][Founding Director and Chairman, Global Energy Center][The Atlantic Council][Shannon O’Neil][Vice President, Deputy Director of Studies, & Nelson & David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America][Council on Foreign Relations][Changing dynamics: New models for service sector and E&P interaction][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Susan Farrell][Vice President, Energy-Wide Perspectives][IHS Markit][Jonathan Baliff][President & CEO][Bristow Group][Peter Herweck][Executive Vice President Industry Business][Schneider Electric][Charles Leykum][Chief Executive Officer][CSL Capital Management][Jean-François Poupeau][Executive Vice President Corporate Engagement][Schlumberger][The Big Disruption: Fueling the world’s ships][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Transportation / Mobility][Sandeep Sayal][Vice President, Downstream Energy Research][IHS Markit][Donald Gregory][Managing Director][Sustainable Maritime Solutions][Horace Hobbs][Chief Economist][Phillips 66][Savvas Manousos][Head of Global Trading][Maersk Oil Trading][James Rekoske][Vice President & CTO][Honeywell UOP]
  • 11:35am
    Tuesday March 6
    11:35am - 12:35pm
    Innovation Agora Studio – Voices of Innovation with Ahmad Al Khowaiter and Bob Armstrong

    As Director of the MIT Energy Initiative, Robert Armstrong leads one of the major hubs of energy research, education and outreach. Chief Technology Officer, Ahmad Al Khowaiter, directs long range technology research and development at Saudi Aramco, one of the preeminent energy companies in the world. Join a conversation between these two industry leaders on how they think about investing in a developing a portfolio of technologies, what makes innovation successful, which technologies excite them and is this industry far too risk averse?

    Voices of Innovation with Ahmad Al Khowaiter and Bob Armstrong: R&D Strategies for the Energy Future

    As Director of the MIT Energy Initiative, Robert Armstrong leads one of the major hubs of energy research, education and outreach. Chief Technology Officer, Ahmad Al Khowaiter, directs long range technology research and development at Saudi Aramco, one of the preeminent energy companies in the world. Join a conversation between these two industry leaders on how they think about investing in a developing a portfolio of technologies, what makes innovation successful, which technologies excite them and is this industry far too risk averse?

    [Tuesday March 6][Innovation Agora Studio – Voices of Innovation with Ahmad Al Khowaiter and Bob Armstrong][Voices of Innovation with Ahmad Al Khowaiter and Bob Armstrong: R&D Strategies for the Energy Future][t-Innovation Agora][Robert Armstrong][Director, MIT Energy Initiative][MIT][Ahmad Al Khowaiter][Chief Technology Officer][Saudi Aramco]
  • 12:45pm
    Tuesday March 6
    12:45pm - 1:55pm
    Luncheon & Dialogue

    Luncheon & Dialogue
    [Tuesday March 6][Luncheon & Dialogue][Luncheon & Dialogue][t-Main Stage Program][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][Robert Dudley][Group Chief Executive][BP plc]
  • 12:45pm
    Tuesday March 6
    12:45pm - 1:15pm
    Voices of Innovation with Juan Enriquez

    [Tuesday March 6][Voices of Innovation with Juan Enriquez]
  • 1:15pm
    Tuesday March 6
    1:15pm - 1:30pm
    Innovation Agora Café

    Evolving Ourselves: Redesigning the Future of Humanity--One Gene at a Time


    Book signing. Seating is limited.

    Voices of Innovation with Juan Enriquez: Book Signing

    Evolving Ourselves: Redesigning the Future of Humanity--One Gene at a Time


    Book signing. Seating is limited.

    [Tuesday March 6][Innovation Agora Café][Voices of Innovation with Juan Enriquez: Book Signing][t-Innovation Agora][Juan Enriquez][Managing Director][Excel Venture Management]
  • 1:55pm
    Tuesday March 6
    1:55pm - 2:25pm
    Plenary | Technology Dialogue

    [Tuesday March 6][Plenary | Technology Dialogue]
  • 2:00pm
    Tuesday March 6
    2:00pm - 5:30pm
    Agora Pods [+expand]

    By invitation only
    5:00 - 5:30 PM

    Coal to Carbon Products
    2:00 - 2:30 PM
    Beyond electric: an augmented reality, transportation experience
    Brought to you by ABB
    2:00 - 2:30 PM
    Innovative Energy Technology Ventures Models
    2:30 - 3:00 PM
    Powering digital transformation in the energy industry with predictive digital twins
    2:30 - 3:00 PM
    Innovation Pioneer Alumni – GlassPoint
    3:00 - 3:30 PM
    Digital Upstream for Optimizing Life Cycle of Wells
    3:00 - 3:30 PM
    Tribomechadynamics: The future of oil & gas efficiency
    3:30 - 4:00 PM
    Modern CAD Tools For Modern Design
    3:30 - 4:00 PM
    Mineral foundations of the energy transition
    4:00 - 4:30 PM
    Machine Learning-Driven Asset Optimization
    4:00 - 4:30 PM
    Why blockchain will reshape your industry
    4:30 - 5:00 PM
    Is “Net-Zero” a progressive or regressive design policy?
    4:30 - 5:00 PM
    A Future Energy Leaders conversation: Attracting and retaining great talent
    By invitation only
    5:00 - 5:30 PM
    [Tuesday March 6][Agora Pods [+expand]][Coal to Carbon Products][t-Innovation Agora][Charlie Atkins][Director of Development][Wyoming Innovation Park][Beyond electric: an augmented reality, transportation experience][t-Innovation Agora][Innovative Energy Technology Ventures Models][t-Innovation Agora][Victor Liu][President][Hunt Energy Enterprises][Powering digital transformation in the energy industry with predictive digital twins][t-Innovation Agora][Thomas Leurent][Co-Founder and CEO][Akselos][Innovation Pioneer Alumni – GlassPoint][t-Innovation Agora][John O’Donnell][VP of Business Development][GlassPoint][Digital Upstream for Optimizing Life Cycle of Wells][t-Innovation Agora][Jeff Dalgliesh][Head of Oil & Gas Digitalization][Maana][Fernando De Mattos][Head of Technology Shale and Conventional Petroleum][BHP][Tribomechadynamics: The future of oil & gas efficiency][t-Innovation Agora][Matthew Brake][Professor Mechanical Engineering][Rice University][Modern CAD Tools For Modern Design][t-Innovation Agora][Jon Hirschtick][Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer][Onshape][Mineral foundations of the energy transition][t-Innovation Agora][Morgan Bazilian][Executive Director and Research Professor][Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines][Machine Learning-Driven Asset Optimization][t-Innovation Agora][Michael Brooks][Sr. Director Asset Performance Management][AspenTech][Why blockchain will reshape your industry][t-Innovation Agora][Tomicah Tillemann][Chairman][Global Blockchain Business Council][Is “Net-Zero” a progressive or regressive design policy?][t-Innovation Agora][Wendell Brase][Associate Chancellor for Sustainability][University of California - Irvine][A Future Energy Leaders conversation: Attracting and retaining great talent][t-Innovation Agora][Steve Sonnenberg][Senior Advisor (Former Chairman)][Emerson Automation Solutions]
  • 2:00pm
    Tuesday March 6
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Innovation Agora Lounge | Blockchain Central

    Come meet the people focused on blockchain and the energy system. Experts, analysts, investors, corporate project leads and early stage companies from around the world gather every day at Blockchain Central. Co-hosted with Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC).

    Blockchain Central
    Come meet the people focused on blockchain and the energy system. Experts, analysts, investors, corporate project leads and early stage companies from around the world gather every day at Blockchain Central. Co-hosted with Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC).
    [Tuesday March 6][Innovation Agora Lounge | Blockchain Central][Blockchain Central][t-Innovation Agora][Tomicah Tillemann][Chairman][Global Blockchain Business Council][Bill Morelli][Senior Director, IT & Networks, Technology][IHS Markit]
  • 2:40pm
    Tuesday March 6
    2:40pm - 3:30pm
    Plenaries | Upstream, Downstream & Technology [+expand]

    Main Stage Program
    Game-Changing Technologies for Oil & Gas
    Main Stage Program
    North American Oil: The supply disrupter
    Main Stage Program
    Petrochemicals: Future pillar of growth for hydrocarbons?
    [Tuesday March 6][Plenaries | Upstream, Downstream & Technology [+expand]][Game-Changing Technologies for Oil & Gas][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Technology / Innovation][Atul Arya][Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist][IHS Markit][Ahmad Al Khowaiter][Chief Technology Officer][Saudi Aramco][Øyvind Eriksen][Chief Executive Officer][Aker ASA][Bill Vass][Vice President of Engineering][Amazon Web Services][Ganesh Bell][President][Uptake][North American Oil: The supply disrupter][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][Timothy Dove][President & Chief Executive Officer][Pioneer Natural Resources][Mark Little][Chief Operating Officer][Suncor Energy][Sara Ortwein][President][XTO Energy][Lorenzo Simonelli][Chairman & CEO][Baker Hughes, a GE Company][Petrochemicals: Future pillar of growth for hydrocarbons?][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][Mark Eramo][Vice President, Chemical Market Insights, Chemical][IHS Markit][Abdulaziz Abdulla Alhajri][Director, Downstream Directorate][Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)][Jim Fitterling][President & Chief Operating Officer][The Dow Chemical Company][Jamie Froedge][President, Process Systems & Solutions][Emerson][David Witte][Senior Vice President; Division Head, Energy & Chemicals][IHS Markit]
  • 3:40pm
    Tuesday March 6
    3:40pm - 4:35pm
    Innovation Agora Studio |
    Agora 1 – Digitalization

    While it’s clear from industry announcements that oil and gas is fully embracing a more digitalized approach to its business, it’s less clear what this means in practical terms. Which segments of the oil and gas value chain are most ripe for digital disruption? Are digital and automation technologies raising performance and enabling new operating models? What is the role of partnerships in both developing solutions and ensuring organizational uptake? How is digitalization improving the bottom line?

    Innovation Agora
    Digitalization and Oil & Gas: What’s next?

    While it’s clear from industry announcements that oil and gas is fully embracing a more digitalized approach to its business, it’s less clear what this means in practical terms. Which segments of the oil and gas value chain are most ripe for digital disruption? Are digital and automation technologies raising performance and enabling new operating models? What is the role of partnerships in both developing solutions and ensuring organizational uptake? How is digitalization improving the bottom line?

    [Tuesday March 6][Innovation Agora Studio |
    Agora 1 – Digitalization][Digitalization and Oil & Gas: What’s next?][t-Innovation Agora][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Technology / Innovation][Vivek Chidambaram][Managing Director, Global Digital Lead][Accenture Strategy][Babur Ozden][Founder & CEO][Maana][Judson Jacobs][Senior Director, Upstream Technology and Innovation, Energy][IHS Markit][Jonathan Crane][VP Wells Technology Deployment][Shell][Wan Shamilah Saidi][Chief Digital Officer][PETRONAS][Arshad Matin][President, E&P Software][Emerson]
  • 3:40pm
    Tuesday March 6
    3:40pm - 4:35pm
    Plenaries | Ministerial Dialogue & Upstream [+expand]

    Main Stage Program
    Ministerial Dialogue
    Main Stage Program
    Putting Carbon to Work: The future of CCUS
    [Tuesday March 6][Plenaries | Ministerial Dialogue & Upstream [+expand]][Ministerial Dialogue][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Carlos Pascual][Senior Vice President][IHS Markit][HE Bakheet S. Al-Rashidi][Minister of Oil, Electricity & Water, Kuwait][Chairman of the Board, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC)][HE Mohammed Saleh Abdulla Al-Sada][Minister of Energy and Industry][Qatar][HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo][Secretary General][OPEC][Makhambet Dzholdasgalievich Dosmukhambetov][First Vice-Minister of Energy][Republic of Kazakhstan][Hon. Gabriel M. Obiang Lima][Minister of Mines & Hydrocarbons][Equatorial Guinea][HE Eng. Carlos Pérez][Minister of Hydrocarbons][Republic of Ecuador][Putting Carbon to Work: The future of CCUS][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Atul Arya][Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist][IHS Markit][HE Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei][Minister of Energy & Industry][United Arab Emirates][Vicki Hollub][President & CEO][Occidental Petroleum Corporation][Steven Winberg][Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy][US Department of Energy][Sally Benson][Director, Precourt Institute for Energy][Stanford University]
  • 4:50pm
    Tuesday March 6
    4:50pm - 5:40pm
    Plenaries | Upstream, Downstream & Technology [+expand]

    Main Stage Program
    How Policy and Technology Are Transforming and Disrupting the Downstream
    How Will Technology Disrupt the Upstream Oil Business?
    Oil & Gas in a World of Transition
    [Tuesday March 6][Plenaries | Upstream, Downstream & Technology [+expand]][How Policy and Technology Are Transforming and Disrupting the Downstream][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Kurt Barrow][Vice President, Oil Markets, Midstream and Downstream][IHS Markit][Robert Herman][Executive Vice President, Refining][Phillips 66][Sanjiv Singh][Chairman][Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL)][Doug Sparkman][COO, Fuels North America][BP plc][Jeremy Weir][Chief Executive Officer][Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd.][How Will Technology Disrupt the Upstream Oil Business?][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][t-Technology / Innovation][David Hicks][Senior Vice President of Upstream Energy][IHS Markit][Gregory Leveille][Chief Technology Officer][ConocoPhillips][Babur Ozden][Founder & CEO][Maana][Antonio Pietri][President & CEO][Aspen Technology][Peter Terwiesch][President, Industrial Automation][ABB Group][Oil & Gas in a World of Transition][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Carlos Pascual][Senior Vice President][IHS Markit][Keisuke Kuroki][President][JOGMEC][Bernard Looney][Chief Executive, Upstream][BP plc][Mark Papa][Chairman & CEO][Centennial Resource Development][HE Mohammed Saleh Abdulla Al-Sada][Minister of Energy and Industry][Qatar]
  • 5:50pm
    Tuesday March 6
    5:50pm - 6:30pm
    IHS Markit Expert Discussions [+expand]

    Stategic Program
    Asian Gas Markets: Demand surprises ahead?
    From the biggest LNG importers in northeast Asia to emerging gas markets in the southern parts of Asia, significant uncertainties face Asia’s gas markets. Japan’s nuclear future remains uncertain. South Korea has just issued a new energy plan envisioning a different power sector fuel mix. China’s winter demand has surprised many on the upside. Meanwhile, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, and Pakistan all appear intent on increasing their gas consumption. What is the LNG demand potential in each market? Which role will government policies play in these markets’ gas demand overall and LNG imports in particular? What infrastructures are needed to realize the LNG demand expectation?
    Stategic Program
    Capital Efficiency to Manage Short- and Long-Cycle Investments
    Following the dramatic, sustained drop in commodity prices, upstream companies are grappling with the speed at which they can return to growth and generate adequate returns. With historically high levels of debt, companies need to execute a winning strategy to rebalance their assets and capital. As the backlog of unsanctioned projects largely sits idle, M&A will play its part in portfolio realignments. With limited economic opportunities at this new price model, competition for quality assets is intense. What are the challenges facing Independents, IOCs, and NOCs? What are their emerging strategies? What companies are in position to execute?
    Stategic Program
    Changing Supply Dynamics and Patterns: Risk and investment implications and changes in the concentration of supply
    The advent and maturation of US oil shale plays, combined with the size and sophistication of its capital markets, has transformed the global oil supply system. Key factors in this “New Supply Equation” include capital allocation decisions, the potential for enhanced scale efficiencies, the attractiveness of US tight oil versus global opportunities, the speed that US tight oil reacts to price signals and its impact on risks for medium-term investments globally. And that’s just the supply side. As larger basins receive more investment, how will changes in the concentration of supply impact global crude oil production? How will it affect supply security and aboveground risk? What are the implications for investment?
    Stategic Program
    The Future of Motor Fuel and the Role of Octane
    To meet CAFE standards for light-duty vehicles in 2025, engine manufacturers will need to know now what motor fuels will look like in the next decade. One popular solution is gasoline with a higher octane rating, but with high octane refining capacity constrained, how does the industry get to the higher levels of octane in fuel? This session will discuss the trends in downstream fuel markets and the role of octane.
    Stategic Program
    Global Scenarios: Future disrupters?
    The long-term outlook for energy demand and the pace at which an energy transition away from fossil fuels might take place is a critical question being posed by investors. We will discuss the IHS Markit energy scenarios and potential future disruptors.
    Stategic Program
    Latin America Upstream: Growth and decline
    America is the hottest upstream geography in the world today after the US onshore, with notable openings in Brazil deepwater Santos Basin; Mexico’s offshore and onshore basins; further exploitation of Argentina’s Vaca Muerta play, and the Equatorial Margin play offshore Guyana. The region contains a number of the newly defined Super Basins that have the potential to generate significant growth over time with the right aboveground measures in place. Will private sector upstream companies make money in the region? How durable are these openings? Are these new policies undergirded by multiparty (and even local) political support in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina? Are the regulatory structures and capacities (including, but not limited to, environmental policies) ready to effectively handle and police large investments by multiple operators?
    Stategic Program
    NGLs: Will the global chemical market be required to absorb NGL production growth?
    Supply of NGLs is expanding—and at a much faster rate than crude oil. What will be the future NGL mix to support the continued strong growth in olefins demand in the future?
    North American Breakeven Pricing: How viable are upstream projects?
    With the change in domestic and international breakeven prices over the past 18 months, what developments can we expect in 2018 and what strategies can companies adopt to be ahead of the curve? Can efficiency or market softness reduce prices enough to improve project viability? Who are the possible winners and losers in the supply chain?
    Stategic Program
    The Permian: Great expectations, potential disappointments
    After decades of decline, 2017 saw the Permian Basin surpass its 1973 previous peak production. Currently in excess of 2 MMb/d, liquids output may approach or pass 4 MMb/d in the coming decade. What level of liquids production can the basin attain, for how long, and at what cost? Active basin operators have stated targets suggesting company intentions exceed the whole basin’s production estimate. What is the production ceiling (and its sustainability) for the Permian and is it driven by capital availability, subsurface potential, infrastructure capacity, or regulation? The answers to these questions have repercussions for global and regional supply, and the portfolio performance (and credibility) of many E&P companies, including some of the largest in the world.
    Stategic Program
    Understanding the Biofuel Feedstock Landscape and Outlook on Reducing Carbon Intensity
    In the last few years, the imbalances and constraints of renewable fuel standard (RFS) and low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) volume obligations have become clearer and recent renewable identification number (RIN) and LCFS credit prices reflect this. With obligated parties—refiners, blenders, and importers of gasoline or diesel fuel—incurring incremental costs, understanding the agricultural landscape on biofuel feedstock will soon become vital. Key RFS and LCFS stakeholders will need to execute a winning strategy to maneuver through challenging regulatory policies. What are current biofuel feedstock conditions? What potential hurdles will need to be overcome? What is the IHS Markit outlook for the 2018 US grain oil market and the effects on biofuel feedstocks?
    Resurgence in a Mature Basin: The Alaska North Slope
    [Tuesday March 6][IHS Markit Expert Discussions [+expand]][Asian Gas Markets: Demand surprises ahead?][t-Strategic Program][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Xizhou Zhou][Managing Director][IHS Markit][Zhouwei Diao][Associate Director of Power, Gas, Coal, & Renewables][IHS Markit][Boseok Jin][Associate Director, Power Gas Coal & Renewables (PGCR) Group][IHS Markit][Cecillia Zheng][Associate Director][IHS Markit][Rashika Gupta][Director Power, Gas, Coal & Renewables][IHS Markit][Capital Efficiency to Manage Short- and Long-Cycle Investments][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Daniel Pratt][Senior Director, Company, Transaction and Valuation Research, Upstream Group, Energy][IHS Markit][Lysle Brinker][Senior Director, Company Valuation and Transaction Research, Energy][IHS Markit][Changing Supply Dynamics and Patterns: Risk and investment implications and changes in the concentration of supply][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Nick Thomson][Director, Research and Analysis, Upstream][IHS Markit][Rachel Calvert][Associate Director of Upstream E&P Terms and Aboveground Risk in Asia Pacific][IHS Markit][Keith King][Senior Advisor, North America Plays & Basins][IHS Markit][Ha Nguyen][Director Oil Markets Research][IHS Markit][Ashutosh (Ash) Singh][Associate Director, Financial Services][IHS Markit][The Future of Motor Fuel and the Role of Octane][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Tom Kloza][Global Head of Energy Analysis, Oil Price Information Service (OPIS)][IHS Markit][Denton Cinquegrana][Chief Oil Analyst, Oil Price Information Service][IHS Markit][Blake Eskew][Vice President, Oil Markets, Midstream, Downstream and Chemicals][IHS Markit][Global Scenarios: Future disrupters?][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Susan Farrell][Vice President, Energy-Wide Perspectives][IHS Markit][Tom De Vleesschauwer][Senior Director Automotive, leads Transport & Mobility][IHS Markit][Catherine Robinson][Executive Director][IHS Markit][Richard Vidal][Director, Global Energy Scenarios][IHS Markit][Latin America Upstream: Growth and decline][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Ricardo Bedregal][Head of Latin America Upstream Research & Consulting][IHS Markit][Claudia Pessagno][Senior Oil & Gas Equity Analyst, Strategies & Transactions, Upstream Group, Energy][IHS Markit][Carlos Bellorin][Principal Petroleum Analyst][IHS Markit][NGLs: Will the global chemical market be required to absorb NGL production growth?][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Debnil Chowdhury][Executive Director, Natural Gas Liquids Research][IHS Markit][Veeral Mehta][Senior Consultant, Midstream Oil & NGLs][IHS Markit][Steve Lewandowski][Vice President, Global Olefins][IHS Markit][Darryl Rogers][Vice President, Midstream Oil & NGL Research & Consulting, Energy][IHS Markit][North American Breakeven Pricing: How viable are upstream projects?][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Pritesh Patel][Executive Director, Capital Costs Analysis Forum][IHS Markit][Basel Nashat Asmar][Director, Upstream Research][IHS Markit][Andrew Day][Director][IHS Markit][The Permian: Great expectations, potential disappointments][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Reed Olmstead][Director, North America Upstream Research, Plays & Basins Group][IHS Markit][Aaron Brady][Senior Director, Energy][IHS Markit][Sven Del Pozzo][Director of Research and Analysis][IHS Markit][Lauren Droege][Senior Analyst, Commercial Plays and Basins][IHS Markit][Imre Kugler][Associate Director, Plays and Basins North America][IHS Markit][Understanding the Biofuel Feedstock Landscape and Outlook on Reducing Carbon Intensity][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Stephen Jew][Associate Director, Downstream Research & Consulting Group][IHS Markit][Kevin Lindemer][Managing Director, Downstream Consulting, Energy][IHS Markit][Dolores Santos][Business Development Manager, Conferences and Training][IHS Markit][Resurgence in a Mature Basin: The Alaska North Slope][t-Strategic Program][Bob Fryklund][Chief Upstream Strategist, Energy][IHS Markit][David McCaleb][Director Frontier North America][IHS Markit][Kareemah Mohamed][Associate Director, Plays & Basins Group][IHS Markit]
  • 5:50pm
    Tuesday March 6
    5:50pm - 6:30pm
    Innovation Agora Studios | Agora 1 – Data & Analytics;
    Agora 2 – Financing Energy Innovation

    Traditional finance of early stage energy related projects are giving way to alternative financing mechanisms. These include industry consortia, foundation funding, venture and private equity, super angels, cypto-currencies and more. How will these new investors and new funding techniques impact innovation and time to market? What will be the future role for traditional funding sources? What are the lessons of the recent cycle on investment models and expectations?

    Innovation Agora
    Data and Analytics: The next frontier

    New levels of computing power, data lake architecture and analytical techniques are driving dramatic improvements in productivity and costs. How will the next generation of data and analyses drive growth and value in the oil and energy company of the future? How can the industry harness the potential while also aligning with competitive, social and regulatory environments?

    Innovation Agora
    New Ways to Finance Energy Innovation

    Traditional finance of early stage energy related projects are giving way to alternative financing mechanisms. These include industry consortia, foundation funding, venture and private equity, super angels, cypto-currencies and more. How will these new investors and new funding techniques impact innovation and time to market? What will be the future role for traditional funding sources? What are the lessons of the recent cycle on investment models and expectations?

    [Tuesday March 6][Innovation Agora Studios | Agora 1 – Data & Analytics;
    Agora 2 – Financing Energy Innovation][Data and Analytics: The next frontier][t-Innovation Agora][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Paul Markwell][Vice President, Global Upstream Oil and Gas][IHS Markit][Yaacov Mutnikas][Executive Vice President, Financial Market Technologies][IHS Markit][Doug Arent][Executive Director, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis and Deputy Lab Director for Computational Science and Energy Analysis][National Renewable Energy Laboratory][John Hague][Senior Vice President and General Manager, APM][AspenTech][Manas Satapathy][Managing Director][Accenture Strategy][New Ways to Finance Energy Innovation][t-Innovation Agora][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Carolyn Seto][Director, Upstream Technology and Innovation][IHS Markit][Barbara J. Burger][President, Chevron Technology Ventures][Chevron Corporation][Johanna Schmidtke][Investment Director][Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures][John Gibson][Senior Advisor][Tudor Pickering Holt & Co.][Rhea Hamilton][Ventures Director][OGCI Climate Investments]
  • 6:30pm
    Tuesday March 6
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Conference-wide Reception

    Reception
    [Tuesday March 6][Conference-wide Reception][Reception][t-Main Stage Program]
  • 7:30pm
    Tuesday March 6
    7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Dinner & Keynote

    Dinner & Keynote
    [Tuesday March 6][Dinner & Keynote][Dinner & Keynote][t-Main Stage Program][t-Power][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][David Farr][Chairman & CEO][Emerson][Robert Kaplan][President & CEO][Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas]
  • 7:30am
    Wednesday March 7
    7:30am - 8:40am
    Breakfast & Strategic Dialogues [+expand]

    With Europe’s requirement for gas imports set to grow as indigenous production continues its decline, the gap will be filled chiefly by LNG and Russian pipeline gas. Competition between these two supply sources will shape the European gas market in the years ahead. Europe’s emergence as the backstop market for uncommitted LNG is creating a strong link between European hub prices and the global LNG market. Meanwhile Gazprom faces complex strategic choices in Europe from a position of strength—but in a politically contentious environment.

    Stategic Program
    Assessing Gas Demand from Asia’s Growth Markets

    LNG demand grew and fell in some expected and some not-so-expected areas in 2017. Going forward, the make-up of LNG demand is changing with a significant number of countries planning to start or rapidly increase LNG use. What key risks and factors need to be addressed to bring more countries into the LNG market? How can project developers actively support their development?

    New Technology and the Future of Oil Trading: Strategies for a changing world
    New technology is transforming trading and risk management. Blockchain, algorithms, AI, and machine learning have shown promise and are beginning to influence trading strategies and markets. They also are bringing more liquidity to the market. The new technologies are impacting risk management as well as ETF and CTA. The pace and implications of new technologies has introduced considerable uncertainty for traders—as well as the broader market: What are the most promising new technologies and strategies and how quickly will they be adopted? How will they impact trading strategies, regulation, and operations? What competitive challenges and opportunities do they present for incumbent and new participants?
    Stategic Program
    Deregulation of Latin America Downstream
    Political shifts in recent years have brought a wave of deregulation in the oil and gas sector in many Latin American countries. Crude and oil product price controls are being phased out, and markets are opening up for more competition. But the nature and magnitude of changes are different from country to country as issues and challenges are diverse and complex. What does the future hold for the downstream sector in these countries in terms of competition, industry structure, and investment? Are these reforms here to stay for the long run? Will we see a multitude of new entrants, seeking expansion and growth opportunities or are the uncertainties and risks still too great, deterring any big moves? What impacts do these changes have to the NOCs that have had either monopoly or dominant market positions? Our speakers will provide insights to the challenges and opportunities in the downstream sector in Latin America.
    Stategic Program
    Next Wave of Gas to Advance South Asia’s Key Energy Transitions

    South Asia’s energy markets are united by a common theme of confidence in gas as a fuel of choice for accelerated delivery of cleaner energy. The next wave of natural gas demand growth in South Asia is expected to emerge from unregulated sectors that reflect the countries’ economic growth and energy transition trends in reliability, urbanization, and mobility. India’s gas economy will be strengthened by the government’s three-pronged policy actions to support a Clean India and a 24X7 India: completing gas market creation, completing gas grids, and implementing regulations to support gas at 15% of the primary energy mix. Sri Lanka plans to develop indigenous gas resources and access LNG in partnership with India and Japan. How does India, with its planned new gas hub, implement its move to complete gas markets and possibly lead to a regional South Asia reference point for pricing? How quickly can the region’s physical and virtual gas infrastructure be completed to support future supply growth? How will the regulatory interfaces evolve for gas to be viable at higher levels in the primary energy mix?

    Stategic Program
    North American Gas: Outlook in a globally interdependent market

    The North American shale boom has vastly expanded the natural gas resource base and reduced its unit cost. At the same time, unconventional oil and natural gas exports are creating international and interfuel dependencies, opportunities, and challenges for North American natural gas producers. Will North America experience sub $3 gas for the next 20 years? With a significant portion of US natural gas production coming from oil activity, are gas prices destined to be driven by global oil prices? What fundamental conditions will drive market outcomes? Are producers focused on growing production or profits? Can producers borrow to grow production or will cash flow constrain the pace of activity? Is there a growing interdependency between Henry Hub and WTI?

    Stategic Program
    Oil & Gas Abundance and Super Basins: The end of exploration?

    The challenge and industry response, new drilling and completion technologies, and operational management strategies demonstrated in the onshore North America shale and tight conventional plays have indicated that recoverable resources in existing basins are now much larger than estimated previously. The most potential is recognized in basins with materiality and two or more working petroleum systems, stacked reservoirs (shale, tight conventional, and depleted high-quality conventional), existing infrastructure, service sector capacity, and technical knowledge. The largest of these basins are Super Basins. This potential and the risk, timing, and cost competitiveness challenges indicative of the exploration business (specifically the deep water) has resulted in companies radically altering investment strategies (toward exploitation and the rebuilding of these older basins via whole basin strategies), slashing exploration spending, and in the extreme postulating the end of exploration. But this is not the case for all E&P companies. Some companies seek to further differentiate themselves on the basis of exploration prowess and or have increased new ventures and exploration while also pursuing exploitation strategies. The result is a wide spectrum of distinct choices based on differing strategic assumptions about the business, global opportunity set, desired returns, and the ability to execute. What are the critical strategic assumptions about the external business environment and internal investor needs and capabilities that drive these different choices?

    Stategic Program
    The Future of Trucking: A quicker change of gear than light-duty vehicles?
    Increased demand for oil from trucking has been cited as one of the future pillars for demand growth. However, while the electrification of the light-duty vehicle fleet and the emergence of new mobility models has attracted the attention of the mainstream media and policy makers, changes to the technology and business models driving the trucking sector have gone largely unnoticed. What are the emerging trends in trucking and what is their potential to disrupt future oil demand growth?
    Stategic Program
    The New Natural Gas Story in the Southern Cone

    Following the growing competitiveness of renewable generation and the drop in international oil prices, Southern Cone countries need new strategies to grow their natural gas markets. Upstream projects in the region continue to move forward despite lower global oil prices. Gas-fired thermal power generation is the premier choice to back up intermittent renewables. Industries face increased competition from other regions with access lower cost gas supplies. How can market participants navigate this new gas story?

    Stategic Program
    Vying for Europe’s Gas Markets
    With Europe’s requirement for gas imports set to grow as indigenous production continues its decline, the gap will be filled chiefly by LNG and Russian pipeline gas. Competition between these two supply sources will shape the European gas market in the years ahead. Europe’s emergence as the backstop market for uncommitted LNG is creating a strong link between European hub prices and the global LNG market. Meanwhile Gazprom faces complex strategic choices in Europe from a position of strength—but in a politically contentious environment.
    [Wednesday March 7][Breakfast & Strategic Dialogues [+expand]][Assessing Gas Demand from Asia’s Growth Markets][t-Strategic Program][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Tom Earl][Chief Commercial Officer][VG LNG Marketing, LLC][Zhi Xin Chong][Associate Director][IHS Markit][Kunio Nohata][Member of the Board & Senior Executive Officer][Tokyo Gas][Weiguo Shan][Head of Gas Market Research][CNPC Economic & Technology Research Institute][Jaffee Arizon Suardin][Deputy of Planning][SKK Migas][New Technology and the Future of Oil Trading: Strategies for a changing world][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Denton Cinquegrana][Chief Oil Analyst, Oil Price Information Service][IHS Markit][Jason Lemme][Managing Director][Hartree Partners][Hector Robles][Executive Director, Head of Commodities Trading][Quantitative Brokers][Bart Chilton][Former U.S. Trading Commissioner; Partner][OilCoin][Deregulation of Latin America Downstream][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Meeyoung Toh][Vice President, Oil Markets, Midstream & Downstream, Energy][IHS Markit][Arlindo Moreira Filho][Downstream Restructuring Program General Manager][Petrobras][Aldo Flores Quiroga][Deputy Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons][Mexico][Felipe Perez][Consulting Director, Oil Markets, Midstream & Downstream, Energy][IHS Markit][Next Wave of Gas to Advance South Asia’s Key Energy Transitions][t-Strategic Program][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][SSV Ramakumar][Director R&D][IndianOil Corporation Ltd.][Gauri Jauhar][Director, Research & Analysis][IHS Markit][KJ Oh][Director][XLNG Energy & Resources][Hon. Arjuna Ranatunga][Minister of Petroleum Resources Development][Sri Lanka][Prabhat Singh][Chief Executive Officer][Petronet LNG Limited][Ray Washburne][President & CEO][Overseas Private Investment Corporation][North American Gas: Outlook in a globally interdependent market][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Anatol Feygin][Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer][Cheniere][Samuel Andrus][Senior Director, Energy][IHS Markit][Brian Freed][SVP Midstream & Marketing][Apache][Corey Grindal][Senior Vice President, Gas Supply][Cheniere][Blue Jenkins][Chief Commercial Officer][EQT Corporation][Peter Keavey][Managing Director Global Energy][CME Group][Oil & Gas Abundance and Super Basins: The end of exploration?][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Bruno Courme][Vice President, Exploration Services, Americas][TOTAL E&P Americas][Gerald Kepes][Head, Strategy & Competition Group, Upstream Research & Consulting Division, Energy Insight][IHS Markit][Luca Bertelli][Chief Exploration Officer][Eni S.p.A.][Niall McCormack][Vice President Exploration][BHP][Robert Ryan][Vice President, Global Exploration][Chevron][The Future of Trucking: A quicker change of gear than light-duty vehicles?][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][t-Transportation / Mobility][Daniel Evans][Vice President, Global Refining and Marketing Research][IHS Markit][Craig Dickman][Chief Executive Officer][Breakthrough Fuel][Adam Jonas][Managing Director][Morgan Stanley][Chris Thorne][Chief Technology Officer - Heavy Duty Vehicles][Energy Technologies Institute][Azizi Tucker][Chief Technology Officer][XING Mobility][The New Natural Gas Story in the Southern Cone][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Roberto Ferreira da Cunha][Associate Director, Latin America Gas & Power, Energy][IHS Markit][Khalifa Al Suwaidi][Executive Director, Refining & Petrochemicals][Mubadala Investment Company][Marcos Browne][Executive Vice President of Gas & Power][YPF S.A.][Fernando Musa][Chief Executive Officer][Braskem SA][Philippe Castanet][Senior Executive Vice President North & South America][Electricité de France (EDF)][Jan Karl Karlsen][Vice President Energy Marketing & Origination][Statoil][Vying for Europe’s Gas Markets][t-Strategic Program][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Laurent Ruseckas][Senior Advisor, Eurasian Gas][IHS Markit][Paul Corcoran][Chief Financial Officer][Nord Stream 2 AG][Piero Ercoli][Senior Vice President Market Analysis, Design & Strategy Support][Eni S.p.A.][Jonathan Westby][Co-Managing Director Energy Marketing & Trading][Centrica][Thane Gustafson][Senior Director and Advisor, Energy][IHS Markit]
  • 7:30am
    Wednesday March 7
    7:30am - 8:40am
    Innovation Agora Studio Breakfasts |
    Agora 1 – Voices of Innovation with Lord John Browne;
    Agora 2 – Energy Innovation Pioneers

    In this highly competitive environment of lower for longer, the E&P industry is increasingly turning to technology to increase resilience of their operations. Harnessing innovation from startups is critical to this strategy. This panel explores the role entrepreneurs play in developing new technologies to create opportunities for the E&P industry in the New Energy Future.

    Voices of Innovation with Lord John Browne: Progress, & the Energy Future

    Lord John Browne, Executive Chairman L1 Energy is one of the visionaries of energy. In the late 1990s, he led the transformation of BP into one of the world’s largest companies. A prolific author with keen sense to foretell change, he believes that “as the industry adjusts to a new reality, the outlines of a new cycle are beginning to take shape.” What makes companies successful in a cyclical industry? How can the industry tackle the dual challenges of energy demand growth and climate change? What can we expect in the future? Join us in a wide-ranging conversation with Lord Browne.

    Stategic Program
    Energy Innovation Pioneers: Increasing Resilience by Leveraging Technology to Find New Opportunities
    In this highly competitive environment of lower for longer, the E&P industry is increasingly turning to technology to increase resilience of their operations. Harnessing innovation from startups is critical to this strategy. This panel explores the role entrepreneurs play in developing new technologies to create opportunities for the E&P industry in the New Energy Future.
    [Wednesday March 7][Innovation Agora Studio Breakfasts |
    Agora 1 – Voices of Innovation with Lord John Browne;
    Agora 2 – Energy Innovation Pioneers][Voices of Innovation with Lord John Browne: Progress, & the Energy Future][t-Innovation Agora][Lord Browne][Member of IHS Markit Board of Directors][Executive Chairman, L1 Energy][Energy Innovation Pioneers: Increasing Resilience by Leveraging Technology to Find New Opportunities][t-Innovation Agora][t-Technology / Innovation][Carolyn Seto][Director, Upstream Technology and Innovation][IHS Markit][Galina Antova][Co-Founder & Chief Business Development Officer][Claroty][Keith Cole][Chief Executive Officer & Founder][Water Lens][David King][Chief Executive Officer][FogHorn][Dan Meyer][Chief Executive Officer][ES Xplore]
  • 8:30am
    Wednesday March 7
    8:30am - 12:30pm
    Agora Pods [+expand]

    12:00 - 12:30 PM

    Innovation Pioneer Alumni: Azima Global
    8:30 - 9:00 AM
    GCEP and Beyond
    9:00 - 9:30 AM
    Beyond electric: an augmented reality, transportation experience
    Brought to you by ABB
    9:00 - 9:30 AM
    Meta: Augmented reality for productivity in energy
    9:30 - 10:00 AM
    How Chevron is Using AI-Driven Knowledge Models for Piping Consolidation
    9:30 - 10:00 AM
    Tachyus, a TPH disruption company
    10:00 - 10:30 AM
    Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to Water Lens
    10:00 - 10:30 AM
    5G Implications for the energy systems
    10:30 - 11:00 AM
    Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to FogHorn
    10:30 - 11:00 AM
    Authentix: Fingerprinting petroleum for product authentication & integrity
    11:00 - 11:30 AM
    Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to Claroty
    11:00 - 11:30 AM
    Digital Innovation & Transformation with Salesforce
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to EsXplore
    11:30 - 12:00 PM
    Israeli innovative water treatment and desalination technologies
    12:00 - 12:30 PM
    Urban mobility: GM initiatives
    12:00 - 12:30 PM
    [Wednesday March 7][Agora Pods [+expand]][Innovation Pioneer Alumni: Azima Global][t-Innovation Agora][Burt Hurlock][Chief Executive Officer][Azima DLI][GCEP and Beyond][t-Innovation Agora][Sally Benson][Director, Precourt Institute for Energy][Stanford University][Nazeer Bhore][Manager, Lead Generation and Breakthrough Research][ExxonMobil][Beyond electric: an augmented reality, transportation experience][t-Innovation Agora][Meta: Augmented reality for productivity in energy][t-Innovation Agora][John Werner][Vice President][Meta][How Chevron is Using AI-Driven Knowledge Models for Piping Consolidation][t-Innovation Agora][John O’Brien][Head of R&D][Chevron ETC][Esteban Montero][Systems Engineer][Chevron][Tachyus, a TPH disruption company][t-Innovation Agora][Paul Orland][Co-Founder and CTO][Tachyus][Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to Water Lens][t-Innovation Agora][Keith Cole][Chief Executive Officer & Founder][Water Lens][5G Implications for the energy systems][t-Innovation Agora][Bill Morelli][Senior Director, IT & Networks, Technology][IHS Markit][Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to FogHorn][t-Innovation Agora][David King][Chief Executive Officer][FogHorn][Authentix: Fingerprinting petroleum for product authentication & integrity][t-Innovation Agora][Philip Forshee][Senior Principle Scientist][Authentix][Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to Claroty][t-Innovation Agora][Galina Antova][Co-Founder & Chief Business Development Officer][Claroty][Digital Innovation & Transformation with Salesforce][t-Innovation Agora][Austin Miller][Lead Solution Engineer][Salesforce][Mitch Reichmann][Principal Solution Engineer][Salesforce][Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to EsXplore][t-Innovation Agora][Dan Meyer][Chief Executive Officer][ES Xplore][Israeli innovative water treatment and desalination technologies][t-Innovation Agora][Bracha Halaf][Chief Scientist][Urban mobility: GM initiatives][t-Innovation Agora][Alex Keros][Smart Cities Chief][General Motors]
  • 8:50am
    Wednesday March 7
    8:50am - 9:20am
    Plenary | Opening Address

    Opening Address
    [Wednesday March 7][Plenary | Opening Address][Opening Address][t-Main Stage Program][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][Hon. Rick Perry][Secretary of Energy][United States]
  • 9:20am
    Wednesday March 7
    9:20am - 9:45am
    Plenary | Global Energy Dialogue

    Global Energy Dialogue
    [Wednesday March 7][Plenary | Global Energy Dialogue][Global Energy Dialogue][t-Main Stage Program][t-Gas][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][Ben van Beurden][Chief Executive Officer][Royal Dutch Shell plc]
  • 9:30am
    Wednesday March 7
    9:30am - 10:15am
    Innovation Agora Studios |
    Agora 1 – AI & Energy;
    Agora 2 – Voices of Innovation with Adam Jonas

    Adam Jonas is an influential Wall Street analyst covering the rapidly evolving mobility sector. Join this “up close” conversion on what lies ahead for this disrupting and disruptive sector, and what might be the shape of the mobility future. What will be the next surprise?

    AI & Energy: Revolution or Evolution?

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is in fashion and is impacting multiple industries - consuming ever larger sets of information to enable faster, more informed decision making. As techniques such as Reinforcement Learning begin to create so-called “superhuman” capabilities, we ask - what are the implications across the energy sector from upstream production to electricity generation and distribution? Is there a revolution brewing because of the step up of information analytics and decision support?

    Voices of Innovation with Adam Jonas: Future of Mobility

    Adam Jonas is an influential Wall Street analyst covering the rapidly evolving mobility sector. Join this “up close” conversion on what lies ahead for this disrupting and disruptive sector, and what might be the shape of the mobility future. What will be the next surprise?

    [Wednesday March 7][Innovation Agora Studios |
    Agora 1 – AI & Energy;
    Agora 2 – Voices of Innovation with Adam Jonas][AI & Energy: Revolution or Evolution?][t-Innovation Agora][t-Technology / Innovation][Michael Wynne][USE Executive Director][IHS Markit][Morag Watson][Chief Digital Innovation Officer][BP][Alec Gruss][Principal Data Scientist][Digital Factory Division, Siemens][Nick Revelas][Vice President of Oil and Gas][Uptake][Sila Kiliccote][Staff Scientist, Grid Integration, Systems and Mobility][Stanford][Voices of Innovation with Adam Jonas: Future of Mobility][t-Innovation Agora][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Transportation / Mobility][Adam Jonas][Managing Director][Morgan Stanley]
  • 9:45am
    Wednesday March 7
    9:45am - 10:30am
    Plenary | Global Gas Markets

    Main Stage Program
    What’s Ahead for Global Gas Markets?
    [Wednesday March 7][Plenary | Global Gas Markets][What’s Ahead for Global Gas Markets?][t-Main Stage Program][t-Gas][Michael Stoppard][Chief Strategist, Global Gas, Energy; CERAWeek Vice Chairman][IHS Markit][Hon. Matthew Canavan][Minister for Resources & Northern Australia - Senator for Queensland][Australia][Jack Fusco][President & CEO][Cheniere][Rainer Seele][Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO][OMV Aktiengesellschaft]
  • 10:15am
    Wednesday March 7
    10:15am - 11:00am
    Innovation Agora Studios |
    Agora 1 – Methane;
    Agora 2 – Blockchain

    What is the potential for blockchain across power and utilities, and how might it impact consumers? Building on mechanisms to codify trust, blockchain technology can improve efficiency, security, and accountability across a broad range of power applications. Blockchain may also expand investment in emerging and frontier markets, and play a critical role in expanding renewables in the power mix. Join some of the leading start-ups in a session co-hosted with Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) to explore innovative approaches, governance challenges, and effective business models from this nascent technology.

    Methane: The challenge of zero emissions

    Methane emissions across the entire energy value chain from production to transportation to distribution to gas storage is a well-known challenge. What innovative technologies are being developed to trace, measure and eliminate methane emissions? How can detection and monitoring be improved? What are some of the successful partnership models? What will it take to get to zero methane emissions?

    Blockchain: The potential to disrupt power and the consumer

    What is the potential for blockchain across power and utilities, and how might it impact consumers? Building on mechanisms to codify trust, blockchain technology can improve efficiency, security, and accountability across a broad range of power applications. Blockchain may also expand investment in emerging and frontier markets, and play a critical role in expanding renewables in the power mix. Join some of the leading start-ups in a session co-hosted with Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) to explore innovative approaches, governance challenges, and effective business models from this nascent technology.

    [Wednesday March 7][Innovation Agora Studios |
    Agora 1 – Methane;
    Agora 2 – Blockchain][Methane: The challenge of zero emissions][t-Innovation Agora][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Atul Arya][Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist][IHS Markit][Morgan Bazilian][Executive Director and Research Professor][Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines][Mark Brownstein][Vice President, Climate & Energy][Environmental Defense Fund][Pratima Rangarajan][Chief Executive Officer][OGCI Climate Investments][Blockchain: The potential to disrupt power and the consumer][t-Innovation Agora][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][Veronica Garcia][Co-Founder and CEO][Bitlumens][David Martin][Co-Founder][Power Ledger][Eduard Sala de Vedruna][Executive Director, Global Power & Renewables, Energy][IHS Markit][Hervé Touati][President][Energy Web Foundation][Clark Wiedetz][Director, Microgrid and Renewable Integration][Siemens]
  • 10:30am
    Wednesday March 7
    10:30am - 11:15am
    Plenary | Global Gas

    Main Stage Program
    Evolving Global Gas Business Models
    [Wednesday March 7][Plenary | Global Gas][Evolving Global Gas Business Models][t-Main Stage Program][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Simon Blakey][Advisor, Global Gas][IHS Markit][Hendrik Gordenker][Executive Chairman][JERA Co.][Charif Souki][Chairman of the Board][Tellurian][B.C. Tripathi][Chairman & Managing Director][GAIL (India) Limited]
  • 11:30am
    Wednesday March 7
    11:30am - 12:30pm
    Strategic Dialogues [+expand]

    IOCs continue to critically review their E&P portfolios given the significant reduction in upstream activity over the past few years and the lower price environment. As a result, many IOCs have altered their positions in certain basins, geographies, and resource types globally. While asset sales and a reduction in conventional exploration activity have been commonplace, some IOCs have also moved quickly to reposition themselves into different plays and basins. Other IOCs have chosen to maintain their existing portfolios and manage their activity with reduced budgets. How are IOCs portfolios evolving and what strategies are behind these changes?

    Stategic Program
    Coal & Gas in American Power
    Fuel choices for US electricity production have undergone massive, fundamental change as coal and natural gas compete for generation share and gas takes a greater role in baseload generation. Generators, coal producers, and transportation providers, especially, have been asked to adjust to a new fuel paradigm. Coal is needed to support a secure electric grid, but at what volume level? Both the coal and gas industries must also adjust to the impact of renewables on market share and power prices. How are these challenges being met?
    Stategic Program
    Creating Open Gas Markets: Getting deregulation right
    Driven by various pressures including needs to eliminate subsidy costs, to support the development of higher cost indigenous gas, and to improve the efficiency of industry and energy supply, countries with long histories of administered gas markets are embarking on processes of change to promote open gas markets. What models can be expected and will they further dismantle barriers to regional gas trade and pricing? What are the approaches and expectations of decision makers from key countries?
    Emerging Gas Trading Hubs: What implications for LNG markets and pricing?
    Several national governments and large LNG buyers in Asia have recently set up trading hubs for gas and LNG to price LNG based on Asian market fundamentals to allow for price diversity and optimization amid long-term demand uncertainty. LNG hubs and associated pricing mechanisms have been proposed in Singapore, Shanghai, and Tokyo. FOB hubs at two supply points—East Coast Australia and US Gulf of Mexico—have also been discussed, and a number of regional price assessments could be used at “virtual” hubs. Given the progress at the many trading platforms, will more players join and will trading activities accelerate? What are some of the key challenges facing Asia’s emerging gas trading hubs? What would be the implications for sanctioning new LNG projects?
    Stategic Program
    Financing the Gas Future
    The global gas industry is facing a dilemma on several fronts as the traditional “rules of the game” are breaking down while new rules have yet to be formulated. Stakeholders have varying views on near-term supply/demand fundamentals while gas buyer and seller requirements are becoming increasing polarized, thereby presenting a challenge to willingness of traditional commercial debt providers to commit funds to infrastructure projects. This session identifies the financing challenges faced by gas infrastructure project developers and explores possible avenues for investing in the current environment.
    Stategic Program
    North American Gas: Challenges to expanding North American pipeline infrastructure?
    As North American and global markets choose natural gas for power generation, either to serve new load or to replace coal-fired generation, North American natural gas demand is expected to grow by 6.5 Bcf/d over the next two years. Half will come from exports and half from US power demand growth, predominantly in the Midwest and Southeast. This rapidly growing demand will largely be met by US production growth from Appalachia. Almost 11 Bcf/d of pipeline expansion projects are expected to come online in 2017 and 2018. Opponents of the construction are challenging the economic necessity, regulatory legality, and environmental propriety. How do we balance regulatory efficiency, environmental concerns, and economic vitality when reviewing pipeline projects?
    Stategic Program
    Financing Asia’s Energy Infrastructure: Role of China’s Belt & Road Initiative
    Energy demand in Asia continues to grow robustly along with strong economic performance, particularly in many countries in South and Southeast Asia. As the Chinese industrial and manufacturing machines decelerates, more and more emerging markets in Asia are looking to further industrialize, requiring significant new energy supply. Unlike China during its rapid growth period (when most of the energy supply came from coal), climate change is now a central issue worldwide. What role will China’s Belt & Road Initiative play in future investment? What other sources of funding will likely be available for this growth? What types of restructuring and reform of the energy sector are underway and required in the future? How will investors and governments alike balance the need for affordable energy supply and lower emissions?
    Stategic Program
    Petrochemicals: How feedstock demand is driving gas consumption

    In contrast to energy demand, global petrochemical demand is growing at rates well in excess of economic growth rates. Shale-derived ethane supplies are feeding a boom in petrochemical investment in North America, and methane-based technologies are now competing with traditional sources of basic petrochemicals. What key trends are driving future investment in gas-based petrochemical production? What is the outlook for growth in feedstock demand for gas and NGLs?

    The Future of Batteries: Challenges and opportunities

    Demand for Li-ion batteries is increasing quickly driven by the electrification of the transport sector as well the addition of batteries to the electricity grid in order to provide flexibility as intermittent renewables play a greater role. Demand will undoubtedly continue to rise. How will the battery industry capitalize on this huge opportunity? What are the challenges in increasing the supply of crucial materials in order to meet this demand?

    Stategic Program
    The Competitiveness of LNG: Costs and Innovation
    In a world of supply abundance, the most cost-competitive projects are more likely to reach FID. Relatively low-cost options for new LNG supply in Qatar, at legacy liquefaction projects with improved upstream prospects, and brownfield expansion projects are key challengers to greenfield project developers, increasing pressure on all suppliers to offer the most competitive prices. How is downward pressure on costs being aided by innovation in project structure and design?
    Stategic Program
    The Evolution of E&P Portfolios
    IOCs continue to critically review their E&P portfolios given the significant reduction in upstream activity over the past few years and the lower price environment. As a result, many IOCs have altered their positions in certain basins, geographies, and resource types globally. While asset sales and a reduction in conventional exploration activity have been commonplace, some IOCs have also moved quickly to reposition themselves into different plays and basins. Other IOCs have chosen to maintain their existing portfolios and manage their activity with reduced budgets. How are IOCs portfolios evolving and what strategies are behind these changes?
    [Wednesday March 7][Strategic Dialogues [+expand]][Coal & Gas in American Power][t-Strategic Program][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Jim Thompson][Senior Director, Coal, Energy][IHS Markit][Samuel Andrus][Senior Director, Energy][IHS Markit][David Khani][Executive VP & CFO][CONSOL Energy][David Owens][Vice President Coal & Gas Services][Tennessee Valley Authority][Paul Bailey][President & CEO][American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity][Creating Open Gas Markets: Getting deregulation right][t-Strategic Program][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Andy Barrett][Senior Advisor, Global Gas & Power, Energy][IHS Markit][Márcio Félix Carvalho][Secretary of Oil, Natural Gas & Biofuels][Brazil][Amira El-Mazni][Former Vice Chair Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS)][Andriy Kobolyev][Chief Executive Officer][Naftogaz of Ukraine][Emerging Gas Trading Hubs: What implications for LNG markets and pricing?][t-Strategic Program][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Xizhou Zhou][Managing Director][IHS Markit][Hadi Hallouche][Head of Natural Gas, LNG, Naphtha & Concentrates Trading][Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd.][Yasuo Ryoki][Advisor][Osaka Gas][Zhixin Wang][Deputy General Manager][Shanghai Petroleum and Natural Gas Exchange][Andrew Walker][Vice President Strategy & Communication][Cheniere][Financing the Gas Future][t-Strategic Program][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Chris Holmes][Managing Director, Research & Consulting, GPR EMEA & APAC][IHS Markit][Kevin Brown][Vice President][Tortoise Capital Advisors][Meg Gentle][President & CEO][Tellurian][Jim Kaiser][Managing Director, Infrastructure, Energy & Real Estate][HSBC Securities (USA)][Roberto Simon][Managing Director][Société Générale][Masaaki Yamada][Managing Executive Officer, Global Head of Energy and Natural Resources Finance Group][Japan Bank for International Cooperation][North American Gas: Challenges to expanding North American pipeline infrastructure?][t-Strategic Program][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Ed Kelly][Vice President, Americas Gas and Power consulting][IHS Markit][Mark Brownstein][Vice President, Climate & Energy][Environmental Defense Fund][Alan Krupnick][Senior Fellow][Resources for the Future][Guillermo Turrent Schnaas][Chief Executive Officer][CFE International / CFEnergía][David Holt][President][Consumer Energy Alliance][Financing Asia’s Energy Infrastructure: Role of China’s Belt & Road Initiative][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Justin Pettit][Vice President of Upstream Energy][IHS Markit][Jin-Yong Cai][Partner][TPG Capital][Elizabeth Economy][C. V. Starr Senior Fellow & Director for Asia Studies][Council on Foreign Relations][Kairat Kelimbetov][Governor][Astana International Finance Center][Chulong Ouyang][Chief Financial Officer][China Communications Construction Company (CCCC)][Petrochemicals: How feedstock demand is driving gas consumption][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Blake Eskew][Vice President, Oil Markets, Midstream, Downstream and Chemicals][IHS Markit][James Rekoske][Vice President & CTO][Honeywell UOP][Darryl Rogers][Vice President, Midstream Oil & NGL Research & Consulting, Energy][IHS Markit][Skip Teel][Executive Vice President][Olefins of Westlake Chemical Corporation][The Future of Batteries: Challenges and opportunities][t-Strategic Program][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][Sam Wilkinson][Associate Director, Solar & Energy Storage Research][IHS Markit][James Calaway][Chief Executive Officer][Calaway Interests][George Crabtree][Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)][Argonne National Lab][Roger Lin][Senior Director, Product Marketing][NEC Energy Solutions][Saad Rahim][Chief Economist & Head of Analysis][Trafigura][The Competitiveness of LNG: Costs and Innovation][t-Strategic Program][t-Gas][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Gautam Sudhakar][Director, Global LNG][IHS Markit][David Carroll][President][International Gas Union][Hiroaki Osaki][President, Oil & Gas Division][Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA)][Michael Sabel][Co-CEO, Co-Chairman & Founder][Venture Global LNG][Laurent Vivier][Senior Vice President, Gas][TOTAL S.A.][The Evolution of E&P Portfolios][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Ian Conway][Executive Director, Research & Consulting][IHS Markit][Matt Fox][Executive Vice President, Strategy, Exploration & Technology][ConocoPhillips][Maria Moræus Hanssen][Chief Executive Officer][DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG][Luis Cabra][Executive Managing Director Exploration & Production][Repsol]
  • 11:30am
    Wednesday March 7
    11:30am - 12:30pm
    Innovation Agora Studios |
    Agora 1 – Educating Tomorrow’s Work Force;
    Agora 2 – Cyber Risk

    Cyber risks are growing and the energy industry is in the cross hairs, from oil and gas production through the critical infrastructure that underlies national electricity systems. How will industry manage cyber risks both today and tomorrow? How much will need to be invested in that protection? What new risks, lessons and best practices are emerging from disruptive technologies?

    Voices of Innovation with David Farr, Chairman and CEO, Emerson: Educating tomorrow’s workforce

    The energy industry faces the twin challenge of an aging workforce and rapid advancement in disruptive technologies. This is driving a fundamental rethinking of how to build the skills and workforce of the future. How, when and where will we educate the workforce of the future - from workplace to professional, secondary and even primary education levels? At the same time, the education system itself is undergoing fundamental transformation, driven by evolving needs, disruptive technologies and digital learning, and cost structures that are not sustainable. What role can the energy industry play in advancing new models and in demanding, driving and testing change? Hear from a leading business and industry leader as he shares his thoughts on what role the energy industry will play in advancing new workforce models and where innovation will happen.

    Energy & Cyber Risk

    Cyber risks are growing and the energy industry is in the cross hairs, from oil and gas production through the critical infrastructure that underlies national electricity systems. How will industry manage cyber risks both today and tomorrow? How much will need to be invested in that protection? What new risks, lessons and best practices are emerging from disruptive technologies?

    [Wednesday March 7][Innovation Agora Studios |
    Agora 1 – Educating Tomorrow’s Work Force;
    Agora 2 – Cyber Risk][Voices of Innovation with David Farr, Chairman and CEO, Emerson: Educating tomorrow’s workforce][t-Innovation Agora][David Farr][Chairman & CEO][Emerson][Energy & Cyber Risk][t-Innovation Agora][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Tate Nurkin][Senior Associate][IHS Markit][Paul Kearns][Director][Argonne National Labratory][Leo Simonovich][VP and Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security][Siemens][Gary Freburger][President Process Automation Business][Schneider Electric][Jeff Zindel][Vice President and General Manager][Honeywell Process Solutions]
  • 12:40pm
    Wednesday March 7
    12:40pm - 2:00pm
    Luncheon & Dialogue

    Luncheon & Dialogue
    [Wednesday March 7][Luncheon & Dialogue][Luncheon & Dialogue][t-Main Stage Program][t-Transportation / Mobility][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][Mary Barra][Chairman & CEO][General Motors]
  • 2:00pm
    Wednesday March 7
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Innovation Agora Lounge | Blockchain Central

    Come meet the people focused on blockchain and the energy system. Experts, analysts, investors, corporate project leads and early stage companies from around the world gather every day at Blockchain Central. Co-hosted with Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC).

    Blockchain Central
    Come meet the people focused on blockchain and the energy system. Experts, analysts, investors, corporate project leads and early stage companies from around the world gather every day at Blockchain Central. Co-hosted with Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC).
    [Wednesday March 7][Innovation Agora Lounge | Blockchain Central][Blockchain Central][t-Innovation Agora][Tomicah Tillemann][Chairman][Global Blockchain Business Council][Bill Morelli][Senior Director, IT & Networks, Technology][IHS Markit]
  • 2:00pm
    Wednesday March 7
    2:00pm - 5:30pm
    Agora Pods [+expand]

    4:00 - 4:30 PM

    Blockchain enabled distributed energy markets: Power Ledger
    2:00 - 2:30 PM
      Beyond electric: an augmented reality, transportation experience
      Brought to you by ABB
      2:00 - 2:30 PM
      The future of human-plant collaboration: A case study demo
      2:30 - 3:00 PM
      What’s next in battery storage for offshore & marine
      2:30 - 3:00 PM
      Real-time monitoring of pipelines and oilfields with Industrial IoT
      3:00 - 3:30 PM
      The opportunities in superconducting materials: MetOx, a TPH disruption company
      3:00 - 3:30 PM
      How to restore capital project confidence
      3:30 - 4:00 PM
      Modular Immersion Cooled Battery Pack for Commercial Vehicles
      3:30 - 4:00 PM
      BitLumens – an introduction
      4:00 - 4:30 PM
      Disruption in lithium ion: Powermers
      4:00 - 4:30 PM
      [Wednesday March 7][Agora Pods [+expand]][Blockchain enabled distributed energy markets: Power Ledger][t-Innovation Agora][David Martin][Co-Founder][Power Ledger][Beyond electric: an augmented reality, transportation experience][t-Innovation Agora][The future of human-plant collaboration: A case study demo][t-Innovation Agora][Hakon Berg][Technology Development Manager][ABB][What’s next in battery storage for offshore & marine][t-Innovation Agora][Stig Olav Settemsdal][Chief Technology Officer][Siemens Offshore Solutions][Real-time monitoring of pipelines and oilfields with Industrial IoT][t-Innovation Agora][Murat Ocalan][Founder & CEO][Rheidiant][The opportunities in superconducting materials: MetOx, a TPH disruption company][t-Innovation Agora][Jim Jewitt][President][Metal Oxide Technologies LLC][How to restore capital project confidence][t-Innovation Agora][Jim Nyquist][Group President, Automation Solutions][Emerson][Modular Immersion Cooled Battery Pack for Commercial Vehicles][t-Innovation Agora][Azizi Tucker][Chief Technology Officer][XING Mobility][BitLumens – an introduction][t-Innovation Agora][Veronica Garcia][Co-Founder and CEO][Bitlumens][Disruption in lithium ion: Powermers][t-Innovation Agora][Sam Kogan][Co-Founder and CEO][Powermers]
    • 2:10pm
      Wednesday March 7
      2:10pm - 2:50pm
      Innovation Agora Studio | Agora 1 – Voices of Innovation with Arcandra Tahar; Agora 2 – Voices of Innovation with Vaclav Smil

      As countries transition from “easier” to “tougher” producing barrels, the need for greater technology adoption, and tailoring of fiscal terms are seen as some of the necessary elements to bring forth success. How do host governments view the role of technology in unlocking new hydrocarbons? What opportunities and challenges does technology innovation bring for mature producing countries? What additional enablers beyond technology are needed? Join us in a discussion, as we look to gain insights on the role of technology with Dr. Arcandra Tahar (Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources for the Republic of Indonesia). Dr. Tahar holds five offshore-related patents and is the co-author of the well-known, industry-standard, hydrodynamics program (HARP)/CHARM3D,a time domain program for the hull/mooring/riser coupled static/dynamic analysis of floating offshore structures. Dr. Tahar holds master’s degree and PhD from Texas A&M University.

      Voices of Innovation with Vaclav Smil

      Vaclav Smil does interdisciplinary research in the fields of energy, environmental and population change, food production and nutrition, technical innovation, risk assessment, and public policy. He makes rational and logical arguments on why energy transitions are inherently complex and prolonged affairs, and how ignoring this fact raises unrealistic expectations that global economies can be weaned quickly from a primary dependency on fossil fuels. What does the history of energy transitions and scaling innovations tells us? Why is it so difficult to change the global energy system? Will the next transition be an evolution or revolution? In this conversation we will separate hype from reality.

      Voices of Innovation with Dr. Arcandra Tahar, Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia: Technology & Future of Indonesia Upstream

      As countries transition from “easier” to “tougher” producing barrels, the need for greater technology adoption, and tailoring of fiscal terms are seen as some of the necessary elements to bring forth success. How do host governments view the role of technology in unlocking new hydrocarbons? What opportunities and challenges does technology innovation bring for mature producing countries? What additional enablers beyond technology are needed? Join us in a discussion, as we look to gain insights on the role of technology with Dr. Arcandra Tahar (Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources for the Republic of Indonesia). Dr. Tahar holds five offshore-related patents and is the co-author of the well-known, industry-standard, hydrodynamics program (HARP)/CHARM3D,a time domain program for the hull/mooring/riser coupled static/dynamic analysis of floating offshore structures. Dr. Tahar holds master’s degree and PhD from Texas A&M University.

      [Wednesday March 7][Innovation Agora Studio | Agora 1 – Voices of Innovation with Arcandra Tahar; Agora 2 – Voices of Innovation with Vaclav Smil][Voices of Innovation with Vaclav Smil][t-Innovation Agora][t-Technology / Innovation][Vaclav Smil][Distinguished Professor Emeritus][University of Manitoba][Voices of Innovation with Dr. Arcandra Tahar, Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia: Technology & Future of Indonesia Upstream][t-Innovation Agora][Arcandra Tahar][Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources][Republic of Indonesia]
    • 2:15pm
      Wednesday March 7
      2:15pm - 3:05pm
      Plenary | Ministerial Dialogue

      Main Stage Program
      Ministerial Dialogue
      [Wednesday March 7][Plenary | Ministerial Dialogue][Ministerial Dialogue][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Carlos Pascual][Senior Vice President][IHS Markit][Hon. Rick Perry][Secretary of Energy][United States][Hon. James Gordon Carr][Minister of Natural Resources][Canada][Hon. Pedro Joaquín Coldwell][Secretary of Energy][Mexico]
    • 2:50pm
      Wednesday March 7
      2:50pm - 3:05pm
      Agora Café – Voices of Innovation with Vaclav Smil

      Energy and Civilization: A History

      Voices of Innovation with Vaclav Smil: Book Signing

      Energy and Civilization: A History

      [Wednesday March 7][Agora Café – Voices of Innovation with Vaclav Smil][Voices of Innovation with Vaclav Smil: Book Signing][t-Innovation Agora][Vaclav Smil][Distinguished Professor Emeritus][University of Manitoba]
    • 3:25pm
      Wednesday March 7
      3:25pm - 4:15pm
      Plenaries | Upstream & Ministerial Dialogue [+expand]

      Main Stage Program
      Ministerial Dialogue
      Stategic Program
      North America’s Gas Future
      [Wednesday March 7][Plenaries | Upstream & Ministerial Dialogue [+expand]][Ministerial Dialogue][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Carlos Pascual][Senior Vice President][IHS Markit][Hon. Arjuna Ranatunga][Minister of Petroleum Resources Development][Sri Lanka][Hosaka Shin][Deputy Commissioner, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy][Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)][Arcandra Tahar][Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources][Republic of Indonesia][HE Dr. Yuval Steinitz][Minister of Energy][Israel][North America’s Gas Future][t-Main Stage Program][t-Gas][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Raoul LeBlanc][Vice President, North American Unconventionals][IHS Markit][Torgrim Reitan][Executive Vice President, Development & Production USA][Statoil][Michael Smith][Chairman, CEO & Founder][Freeport LNG][Al Monaco][President & CEO][Enbridge]
    • 3:25pm
      Wednesday March 7
      3:25pm - 4:10pm
      Innovation Agora Studio |
      Agora 1 – Connectivity

      The cloud holds the promise of a safe, highly scalable, and powerful means for managing huge amounts of data and computation. But the fundamental cloud assumption - consolidate compute and data in centralized data centers - is in direct contradiction to the typical energy data generation model of large, but distributed, data sets. How can new telecom network models, like 5G with compute moved to the edge, help the energy sector where locations are often off the grid? How will the cloud drive the shape of innovation across energy, with its structural impact of shifting traditional strengths from large incumbents with huge capital budgets to small early stage firms?

      The Cloud vs. the Edge: The future of connectivity?

      The cloud holds the promise of a safe, highly scalable, and powerful means for managing huge amounts of data and computation. But the fundamental cloud assumption - consolidate compute and data in centralized data centers - is in direct contradiction to the typical energy data generation model of large, but distributed, data sets. How can new telecom network models, like 5G with compute moved to the edge, help the energy sector where locations are often off the grid? How will the cloud drive the shape of innovation across energy, with its structural impact of shifting traditional strengths from large incumbents with huge capital budgets to small early stage firms?

      [Wednesday March 7][Innovation Agora Studio |
      Agora 1 – Connectivity][The Cloud vs. the Edge: The future of connectivity?][t-Innovation Agora][t-Technology / Innovation][Cliff Grossner][Senior Research Director, Data Center, Cloud, & SDN Technology][IHS Markit][Bill Vass][Vice President of Engineering][Amazon Web Services][Guido Jouret][Chief Digital Officer][ABB][Claudio Fayad][VP, Technology][Emerson Automation Solutions]
    • 4:20pm
      Wednesday March 7
      4:20pm - 5:10pm
      Plenaries | Upstream and Gas & Renewables [+expand]

      Stategic Program
      Gas & Renewables: Competitors or partners?
      Stategic Program
      The Future of Global Gas
      [Wednesday March 7][Plenaries | Upstream and Gas & Renewables [+expand]][Gas & Renewables: Competitors or partners?][t-Main Stage Program][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Lord Browne][Member of IHS Markit Board of Directors][Executive Chairman, L1 Energy][Lisa Davis][CEO Energy & Member of the Managing Board][Siemens AG][Marco Alverà][Chief Executive Officer][Snam S.p.A.][De la Rey Venter][EVP Integrated Gas Ventures][Shell Integrated Gas & New Energies][Thomas Brostrøm][President, North America][Ørsted][The Future of Global Gas][t-Main Stage Program][t-Gas][Shankari Srinivasan][Vice President, Energy][IHS Markit][Andrew Brown][Upstream Director][Royal Dutch Shell][Mark Gyetvay][CFO & Deputy Chairman of the Management Board][PAO NOVATEK][Anuar Taib][Executive Vice President & CEO Upstream][Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)][Robert Pender][Founder and Co-Chairman][Venture Global LNG]
    • 5:20pm
      Wednesday March 7
      5:20pm - 5:40pm
      Special Dialogue with Kevin Mcintyre

      Special Dialogue with Kevin McIntyre
      [Wednesday March 7][Special Dialogue with Kevin Mcintyre][Special Dialogue with Kevin McIntyre][t-Main Stage Program][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][Kevin McIntyre][Chairman][Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)]
    • 5:40pm
      Wednesday March 7
      5:40pm - 6:30pm
      Plenary | Infrastructure

      Building tomorrow’s North American infrastructure
      [Wednesday March 7][Plenary | Infrastructure][Building tomorrow’s North American infrastructure][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][Russell Girling][President & CEO][TransCanada Corporation][Steven Kean][President & CEO][Kinder Morgan][Brian McCabe][Managing Director & Co-Head, Americas Oil & Gas Group][Credit Suisse][Kelcy Warren][Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board of Directors][Energy Transfer Partners]
    • 6:30pm
      Wednesday March 7
      6:30pm - 7:30pm
      Conference-wide Reception

      Reception
      [Wednesday March 7][Conference-wide Reception][Reception][t-Main Stage Program]
    • 6:30pm
      Wednesday March 7
      6:30pm - 9:00pm
      Innovation Agora | Reception and Dinner

      Experience an evening of the unexpected as Hilton America's Executive Chef Ruffy Sulaiman and Guest Chef Kaiser Lashkari explore where culinary art intersects with innovation, inspiration and disruption. This unique evening is guaranteed to surprise and delight and provide a special opportunity to connect with leaders across the technology, innovation and investment communities.


      Attendance at this event is by invitation only

      Reception & dinner: The disruptors dinner

      Experience an evening of the unexpected as Hilton America's Executive Chef Ruffy Sulaiman and Guest Chef Kaiser Lashkari explore where culinary art intersects with innovation, inspiration and disruption. This unique evening is guaranteed to surprise and delight and provide a special opportunity to connect with leaders across the technology, innovation and investment communities.


      Attendance at this event is by invitation only

      [Wednesday March 7][Innovation Agora | Reception and Dinner][Reception & dinner: The disruptors dinner][t-Innovation Agora][t-Technology / Innovation][Maynard Holt][Chief Executive Officer][Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.][Ruffy Sulaiman][Executive Chef][Hilton Americas Houston][Kaiser Lashkari][Chef][Himalaya Restaurant]
    • 7:30pm
      Wednesday March 7
      7:30pm - 9:00pm
      Conference-wide Dinner | Africa

      Africa’s Energy Future
      [Wednesday March 7][Conference-wide Dinner | Africa][Africa’s Energy Future][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Carlos Pascual][Senior Vice President][IHS Markit][HE John Munyes Kiyonga][Cabinet Secretary of Petroleum & Mining][Kenya][HE Eng. Irene Nafuna Muloni][Minister of Energy & Mineral Development][Uganda][Hon. Gabriel M. Obiang Lima][Minister of Mines & Hydrocarbons][Equatorial Guinea][HE Professor Tiémoko Sangare][Minister of Mines & Petroleum][Republic of Mali][HE Mohamed Abdel Vetah][Minister of Oil, Energy and Mines][Mauritania][HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo][Secretary General][OPEC]
    • 7:30am
      Thursday March 8
      7:30am - 8:45am
      Breakfast & Strategic Dialogues [+expand]

      Wind accounts for over 40% of the total renewable power installed to date and is expected to account for nearly half of the renewables generation added over the next 23 years. Owing to scale, greater capacity factors, and lower costs, wind has traditionally been the renewables technology of choice for large players. However, dramatic cost reductions for solar PV, land saturation, NIMBYism, and an increased trend toward distributed deployment of generation will result in solar PV overcoming wind as the most installed renewable power source by 2020. What is the future of onshore and offshore wind globally in terms of technology developments, markets, and applications?

      Stategic Program
      Adjusting to the New Environment: Strategies to thrive in a low carbon world
      To meet the greenhouse gas reduction commitments made in Paris, all aspects of energy consumption will be impacted. In Europe integration between sectors will be important, and existing and new technologies will be pushed to their limits. What are the views of the policy makers, utilities, and end consumers on the changes that will be required? How can utilities and end consumers thrive in the new environment?
      Stategic Program
      Balancing Future Power Choices in Texas
      From the production of electricity to the end-use consumer, technology is transforming power markets across the country and in Texas. What are the implications of technology tipping points for policymakers and stakeholders? Listen and engage with energy leaders directly involved in shaping the future of the region’s power market.
      Stategic Program
      Latin America’s Future Power Mix

      Although Latin America is currently one of the world’s cleanest regional energy markets, fulfilling strong demand growth while maintaining or even improving its clean energy credentials will be a defining challenge. In many countries, competing opportunities and political dysfunction make the task even more daunting. But it remains clear that many markets have both the resources and political will to ensure that cleaner sources of energy can contribute to improving both access and overall costs to feed growing energy demand. How will these markets evolve to integrate renewables, take advantage of opportunities for domestic gas and cheaper LNG, and leverage upcoming technologies?

      Stategic Program
      Powering Asia’s Growth: Coal, gas, nuclear, or renewables?

      Many countries across Asia are pursuing an “all-of-the-above” approach to building power supply sources to meet rapidly rising demand. Coal remains the lowest price power generation fuel in much of Asia. Despite announced project delays and cancellations—mostly due to environmental concerns—in many markets from South Korea to India, coal-fired power is still growing alongside other technologies such as gas and renewables. What are the uncertainties in Asia’s future power sector fuel mix? What are the critical drivers in different markets around Asia?

      Stategic Program
      Storage for Power Systems: How much and how fast?
      Energy storage is here to stay. Battery costs continue to plummet while major projects, no longer confined to pilot programs, are proving themselves at grid-scale. Nearly a dozen utilities now include battery storage in their integrated resource plans, several states have adopted procurement targets, and organized markets are introducing new participation models to squeeze maximum value out of this new resource. California may not build another gas peaker plant. The question is no longer if batteries will disrupt the power sector, but rather how much and how fast? How is stationary battery energy storage poised to impact the power sector? What growth markets and use cases would drive installations over the next decade? What are their implications for incumbent technologies.
      Stategic Program
      Winds of Change: The future of onshore and offshore wind
      Wind accounts for over 40% of the total renewable power installed to date and is expected to account for nearly half of the renewables generation added over the next 23 years. Owing to scale, greater capacity factors, and lower costs, wind has traditionally been the renewables technology of choice for large players. However, dramatic cost reductions for solar PV, land saturation, NIMBYism, and an increased trend toward distributed deployment of generation will result in solar PV overcoming wind as the most installed renewable power source by 2020. What is the future of onshore and offshore wind globally in terms of technology developments, markets, and applications?
      [Thursday March 8][Breakfast & Strategic Dialogues [+expand]][Adjusting to the New Environment: Strategies to thrive in a low carbon world][t-Strategic Program][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Catherine Robinson][Executive Director][IHS Markit][Kathrine Fog][Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Analysis][Norsk Hydro ASA][Charles Hernick][Director of Policy & Advocacy][Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES)][Derk Jan Swider][E.ON][Vice President Corporate Strategy][Bob Yeager][President at Automation, Power & Water Solutions][Emerson][Balancing Future Power Choices in Texas][t-Strategic Program][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Michael Pickens][Associate Director, Energy][IHS Markit][Toby Baker][Commissioner][Texas Commission on Environmental Quality][Bill Magness][President & CEO][Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)][Jackie Sargent][General Manager][Austin Energy][Don Clevenger][SVP, Strategic Planning][Oncor][Latin America’s Future Power Mix][t-Strategic Program][t-Power][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Paul Browning][President & CEO][Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America][Timothy Stephure][Director, Latin American Energy][IHS Markit][Guillermo García Alcocer][Chairman][Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE)][José Simon Buela][Senior Vice President, Global Gas][Iberdrola][Francisco Morandi][Vice President Corporate Strategy & Investment][The AES Corporation][Powering Asia’s Growth: Coal, gas, nuclear, or renewables?][t-Strategic Program][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][KJ Oh][Director][XLNG Energy & Resources][Jenny Yang][Director, China Power, Gas, Coal, and Renewables][IHS Markit][Hisanori Nei][Professor][National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan][Quang Tran Tue][Deputy Director General][Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam (ERAV)][Jun Geun Park][General Manager][Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)][Storage for Power Systems: How much and how fast?][t-Strategic Program][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][Sam Huntington][Senior Research Analyst, PGCR][IHS Markit][Eric Gebhardt][Vice President, Strategic Technology Officer][GE Power][Alexandra Goodson][Director - Americas, Energy Storage Systems][Saft][Vibhu Kaushik][Director of Grid Technology and Modernization][Southern California Edison][Kurt Kelty][Senior Vice President, Operations & Market Development][Plenty][Robert Pike][Director, Market Design and Product Management][New York Independent System Operator][Winds of Change: The future of onshore and offshore wind][t-Strategic Program][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Eduard Sala de Vedruna][Executive Director, Global Power & Renewables, Energy][IHS Markit][Tristan Grimbert][President & CEO][EDF Renewables Energy][Steven Martin][Vice President and Chief Digital Officer][GE Power][Francis O’Sullivan][Director of Research][MIT Energy Initiative][Mike O’Sullivan][Senior Vice President, Development][NextEra Energy Resources]
    • 7:30am
      Thursday March 8
      7:30am - 8:40am
      Innovation Agora Studio Breakfasts |
      Agora 1 – Voices of Innovation with Varun Sivaram;
      Agora 2 – Energy Innovation Pioneers

      What role can start ups play in accelerating innovation and driving disruptive change in the energy and power business? Members of the 2018 Energy Innovation Pioneers share their experiences and introduce exciting, scalable solutions that may transform the energy industry of tomorrow.

      Voices of Innovation with Varun Sivaram

      Varun Sivaram is the Philip D. Reed fellow for science and technology at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet”. Solar energy is the world's cheapest and fastest-growing power source, but its rise is in danger of stalling. Sivaram argues that realizing solar's potential will require innovation - creative financing, revolutionary technologies, and flexible energy systems. Is the world equipped to harness solar energy and continue its exponential growth? Will solar PV become dominant as a source of power or will it be a niche player? Join a conversation with Dr. Sivaram on how the world can tame the sun and make money at the same time.

      Stategic Program
      Energy Innovation Pioneers: Harnessing Innovation to Cut Costs & Increase Consumer Choice

      What role can start ups play in accelerating innovation and driving disruptive change in the energy and power business? Members of the 2018 Energy Innovation Pioneers share their experiences and introduce exciting, scalable solutions that may transform the energy industry of tomorrow.

      [Thursday March 8][Innovation Agora Studio Breakfasts |
      Agora 1 – Voices of Innovation with Varun Sivaram;
      Agora 2 – Energy Innovation Pioneers][Voices of Innovation with Varun Sivaram][t-Innovation Agora][Varun Sivaram][Philip D. Reed Fellow for Science and Technology][Council on Foreign Relations][Energy Innovation Pioneers: Harnessing Innovation to Cut Costs & Increase Consumer Choice][t-Innovation Agora][t-Technology / Innovation][Alex Klaessig][Director - Power, Gas, Coal, & Renewables][IHS Markit][Paul Spencer][CEO][Clean Energy Collective][Frank van Mierlo][CEO][1366 Technologies][Kevin Robert][Chairman & CEO][M-TriGen]
    • 8:30am
      Thursday March 8
      8:30am - 12:30pm
      Agora Pods [+expand]

      12:00 - 12:30 PM

      Innovative pumped storage solution
      8:30 - 9:00 AM
      Sunnova, Puerto Rico and the Emergence of Wireless Power
      9:00 - 9:30 AM
      Beyond electric: an augmented reality, transportation experience
      Brought to you by ABB
      9:00 - 9:30 AM
      Rural Electrification
      9:30 - 10:00 AM
      Bitcoin & energy: Best friends?
      9:30 - 10:00 AM
      Oleo Sponge: A Revolution in Oil Spill Cleanup
      10:00 - 10:30 AM
      Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to 1366 Technologies
      10:00 - 10:30 AM
      Feeding the Planet: Where Energy and Agriculture Intersect
      10:30 - 11:00 AM
      Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to Clean Energy Collective
      10:30 - 11:00 AM
      Securing Your Power with Superconductors
      11:00 - 11:30 AM
      Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to M-TriGen
      11:00 - 11:30 AM
      Microfluidic Visualization of Oil Processes: A Real “Reservoir-on-a-Chip”
      11:30 - 12:00 PM
      FIRST Global Challenge: Energy Impact
      12:00 - 12:30 PM
      The Future of Electrical Resiliency: Natural Gas Microgrids
      12:00 - 12:30 PM
      [Thursday March 8][Agora Pods [+expand]][Innovative pumped storage solution][t-Innovation Agora][Terry Harvill][President Grid Development][ITC Holdings Corp][Sunnova, Puerto Rico and the Emergence of Wireless Power][t-Innovation Agora][William J. (John) Berger][Founder and Chief Executive Officer][Sunnova Energy Corporation][Beyond electric: an augmented reality, transportation experience][t-Innovation Agora][Rural Electrification][t-Innovation Agora][Ricky Buch][Commercial Director, Energy Access & Hybrid Distributed Power][GE Power][Bitcoin & energy: Best friends?][t-Innovation Agora][Marc Taverner][Head of Business Development][BitFury][Oleo Sponge: A Revolution in Oil Spill Cleanup][t-Innovation Agora][Edward Barry][Applications Scientist][Argonne National Labratory][Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to 1366 Technologies][t-Innovation Agora][Frank van Mierlo][CEO][1366 Technologies][Feeding the Planet: Where Energy and Agriculture Intersect][t-Innovation Agora][Kurt Kelty][Senior Vice President, Operations & Market Development][Plenty][Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to Clean Energy Collective][t-Innovation Agora][Paul Spencer][CEO][Clean Energy Collective][Securing Your Power with Superconductors][t-Innovation Agora][Paul Murphy][Managing Director and GM Fault Current Limiter Products][Applied Materials][Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to M-TriGen][t-Innovation Agora][Kevin Robert][Chairman & CEO][M-TriGen][Microfluidic Visualization of Oil Processes: A Real “Reservoir-on-a-Chip”][t-Innovation Agora][Sibani Lisa Biswal][Professor, Materials Science and NanoEngineering][Rice University][FIRST Global Challenge: Energy Impact][t-Innovation Agora][Dean Kamen][Founder and CEO][DEKA Research][The Future of Electrical Resiliency: Natural Gas Microgrids][t-Innovation Agora][Thomas McAndrew][President and CEO][Enchanted Rock]
    • 8:40am
      Thursday March 8
      8:40am - 8:55am
      Agora Café – Voices of Innovation with Varun Sivaram

      Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet

      Voices of Innovation with Varun Sivaram: Book Signing

      Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet

      [Thursday March 8][Agora Café – Voices of Innovation with Varun Sivaram][Voices of Innovation with Varun Sivaram: Book Signing][t-Innovation Agora][Varun Sivaram][Philip D. Reed Fellow for Science and Technology][Council on Foreign Relations]
    • 9:00am
      Thursday March 8
      9:00am - 10:05am
      Plenary | North America Power

      Main Stage Program
      State of the North America Power Business
      [Thursday March 8][Plenary | North America Power][State of the North America Power Business][t-Main Stage Program][t-Power][Lawrence Makovich][Vice President & Senior Advisor, Energy; CERAWeek Vice Chairman][IHS Markit][Pedro Pizarro][President & CEO][Edison International][Scott Prochazka][President & CEO][CenterPoint Energy][Patricia Vincent-Collawn][Chairman, President & CEO][PNM Resources]
    • 10:05am
      Thursday March 8
      10:05am - 10:35am
      Plenary | Global Power

      Main Stage Program
      Global Power Dialogue
      [Thursday March 8][Plenary | Global Power][Global Power Dialogue][t-Main Stage Program][t-Power][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][Min Wang][Executive Vice President][State Grid Corporation of China]
    • 10:30am
      Thursday March 8
      10:30am - 11:15am
      Innovation Agora Studio |
      Agora 1 – Strategy

      As distributed sources of electricity gain a bigger foothold in the power system, there are many new business models emerging. What are some of the new business models that are disrupting the traditional players? As business models change, what will be the sources of revenue and margin? WIll the traditional advantages of being a strong incumbent continue? How critical will it be to have asset ownership to have access to customers?

      Electric power: Disruption, innovation & new business models

      As distributed sources of electricity gain a bigger foothold in the power system, there are many new business models emerging. What are some of the new business models that are disrupting the traditional players? As business models change, what will be the sources of revenue and margin? WIll the traditional advantages of being a strong incumbent continue? How critical will it be to have asset ownership to have access to customers?

      [Thursday March 8][Innovation Agora Studio |
      Agora 1 – Strategy][Electric power: Disruption, innovation & new business models][t-Innovation Agora][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Philippe Frangules][Vice President, Energy][IHS Markit][Katherine Hamilton][Chair][38 North Solutions][Thomas Birr][Senior Vice President Innovation & Business Transformation][innogy SE][Anuja Ratnayake][Director, Emerging Technology Strategy][Duke Energy][Bob Yeager][President at Automation, Power & Water Solutions][Emerson]
    • 10:35am
      Thursday March 8
      10:35am - 11:05am
      Plenary | Regulatory

      Regulatory Dialogue
      [Thursday March 8][Plenary | Regulatory][Regulatory Dialogue][t-Main Stage Program][t-Power][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Jone-Lin Wang][Vice President, Power and Renewables][IHS Markit][Robert Powelson][Commissioner][Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)]
    • 11:30am
      Thursday March 8
      11:30am - 12:30pm
      Strategic Dialogues [+expand]

      US wholesale power markets are being pulled in multiple and sometimes opposite directions by a variety of economic and regulatory forces. Low natural gas prices and zero or negative price bids from intermittent renewable energy are putting increased downward pressure on hourly energy prices and at times have caused curtailment of generation resources. State policies—ranging from renewable portfolio standards, to zero emission credits, to integrated resource planning regulations—are having a growing influence on the operation of existing generation assets and the choices for new generation. How are these factors influencing the ongoing debate at the national and regional level? What potential market reforms are needed to address the rapidly changing industry landscape?

      Stategic Program
      Capturing the Opportunity in Global Solar Markets
      Renewables additions are forecast to reach over 3,000 GW, requiring more than US$7 trillion of capital investment between 2017 and 2040, with China leading the way. With over 50% of all new capacity additions and broadly driven by cost and decentralized power generation, solar PV is expected to overcome wind as the most installed technology. In this shift from West to East, from centralized to distributed, and from wind to solar, how are players readjusting their strategies to capture this global and increasingly atomized opportunity?
      Stategic Program
      Developing Power: Critical choices for developing countries
      As a key facilitator of economic growth, social welfare, and poverty eradication, what are the options to drive power system development and electricity access in developing countries? Government, developer, and donor stakeholders active in Africa and other regions will discuss the critical choices needed between state and private ownership, between fuels and technologies, and between national/regional grid-based and local off-grid solutions. What policy, planning, and commercial models are most appropriate?
      Stategic Program
      Distributed Energy Resources: Transforming markets & innovations
      Continued growth of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)—including solar PV, battery storage, and load management technology—are disrupting utility business models and influencing service provider strategies. Pioneering utilities in urban and rural markets are redefining the traditional utility service offering to accommodate (and even promote) more DER. And several major global energy companies are rapidly expanding their business portfolios to include provision of DERs and associated services. Meanwhile, much industry attention is counting on Blockchain to make the transformation possible. How rapid is the transformation across different power markets? What are the necessary elements for the transition to occur? What are the major opportunities and risks?
      Stategic Program
      Financing Power for a Changing Market
      North American power markets have seen many changes recently and more are on the horizon, including new market rules, evolving policy mandates, and a shifting generation mix. Evolving conditions have driven some players to re-evaluate market strategies and risk exposures. How are these changes to market conditions and expectations affecting power asset finance?
      Stategic Program
      International Coal: Entering a new phase of the commodity cycle?
      International coal prices have soared over the last 18 months, as the supply/demand balance for both thermal and metallurgical coal has swung much closer to balance after years of oversupply. With that balance, the United States has entered a phase of strong exports. The usual suspects—China and India—remain key drivers of overall volumes, and also uncertainty in those volumes. But years of underinvestment raise serious questions about where the next ton will come from.
      Stategic Program
      North American Wholesale Power Markets: How are they evolving?
      US wholesale power markets are being pulled in multiple and sometimes opposite directions by a variety of economic and regulatory forces. Low natural gas prices and zero or negative price bids from intermittent renewable energy are putting increased downward pressure on hourly energy prices and at times have caused curtailment of generation resources. State policies—ranging from renewable portfolio standards, to zero emission credits, to integrated resource planning regulations—are having a growing influence on the operation of existing generation assets and the choices for new generation. How are these factors influencing the ongoing debate at the national and regional level? What potential market reforms are needed to address the rapidly changing industry landscape?
      [Thursday March 8][Strategic Dialogues [+expand]][Capturing the Opportunity in Global Solar Markets][t-Strategic Program][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Atul Arya][Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist][IHS Markit][Varun Sivaram][Philip D. Reed Fellow for Science and Technology][Council on Foreign Relations][Tom Werner][President & CEO][SunPower][Eduard Sala de Vedruna][Executive Director, Global Power & Renewables, Energy][IHS Markit][Developing Power: Critical choices for developing countries][t-Strategic Program][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Andy Barrett][Senior Advisor, Global Gas & Power, Energy][IHS Markit][Andrew Herscowitz][Coordinator][Power Africa][Sean Long][Founder & CEO][Endeavor Energy Holdings][Robert Stoner][Deputy Director for Science & Technology][MIT][HE Eng. Irene Nafuna Muloni][Minister of Energy & Mineral Development][Uganda][Distributed Energy Resources: Transforming markets & innovations][t-Strategic Program][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Meg McIntosh][Senior Director, Energy][IHS Markit][Thomas Birr][Senior Vice President Innovation & Business Transformation][innogy SE][Matthew Ketschke][Senior Vice President - Customer Energy Solutions][Con Edison][David Victor][Professor; Co-director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation][UC San Diego][Tim Holt][CEO, Power Generation Services][Siemens][Financing Power for a Changing Market][t-Strategic Program][t-Power][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Lawrence Makovich][Vice President & Senior Advisor, Energy; CERAWeek Vice Chairman][IHS Markit][Jeffrey Holzschuh][Managing Director & Chairman, Institutional Securities Group][Morgan Stanley][Doug Kimmelman][Senior Partner][Energy Capital Partners][Kevin Fitzgerald][Chief Utility Officer][Energy Impact Partners (EIP)][International Coal: Entering a new phase of the commodity cycle?][t-Strategic Program][t-Power][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][James Stevenson][Senior Director, Global Coal, Energy][IHS Markit][Randall Atkins][Chairman & CEO][Ramaco Coal][Todd Harrington][Resources Investment Commissioner][Queensland Government][Thomas Pieper][Head of Market Analysis & Global Strategy][RWE Supply & Trading GmbH][Gustavo Fernandez][Director of Coal, Freight, & Biomass Business][Uniper Global Commodities SE][Ted O’Brien][Manager - Capital Markets & Marketing][Xcoal Energy & Resources][North American Wholesale Power Markets: How are they evolving?][t-Strategic Program][t-Power][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Mark Griffith][Senior Research Director][IHS Markit][Bill Magness][President & CEO][Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)][Andrew Ott][President & CEO][PJM Interconnection][Nina Plaushin][VP, Regulatory, Federal Affairs & Communications; President, WIRES group][ITC Holdings Corp.][Gordon van Welie][President & CEO][ISO New England]
    • 11:30am
      Thursday March 8
      11:30am - 12:30pm
      Innovation Agora Studios | Agora 1 – Mobility; Agora 2 – Resilient Grid

      A wave of new technologies, from the impact of shared and autonomous vehicles on the future design of streets, through simply capturing new sources of data and deeply understanding energy utilization, are having a dramatic impact on the design and future of the urban environment. How are data analytics, machine learning and advanced imaging being applied to rethink power delivery? How will innovations, ranging from EVs to vertical farming, change the urban experience of the future? How can urban utilities prepare for this rapidly changing world?

      Innovation Agora
      Building the Resilient Grid of the Future: Microgrids and beyond

      What's ahead for microgrids and the resilient grid of the future? What innovation is occurring to enable operators more effectively to address the challenges of intermittent and distributed generation, and leverage new generation and distribution technoloiges? How will systems be reinforced to withstand the extreme weather and natural disasters seen as 'regular' occurrences? Given the necessity to rebuild, should grids be simply replaced? Hear first hand from learnings and experiences such as Hurricanes Sandy, Maria and Harvey.

      Energy, Mobility & the Future of the City

      A wave of new technologies, from the impact of shared and autonomous vehicles on the future design of streets, through simply capturing new sources of data and deeply understanding energy utilization, are having a dramatic impact on the design and future of the urban environment. How are data analytics, machine learning and advanced imaging being applied to rethink power delivery? How will innovations, ranging from EVs to vertical farming, change the urban experience of the future? How can urban utilities prepare for this rapidly changing world?

      [Thursday March 8][Innovation Agora Studios | Agora 1 – Mobility; Agora 2 – Resilient Grid][Building the Resilient Grid of the Future: Microgrids and beyond][t-Innovation Agora][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][Blake Eskew][Vice President, Oil Markets, Midstream, Downstream and Chemicals][IHS Markit][William J. (John) Berger][Founder and Chief Executive Officer][Sunnova Energy Corporation][Reginald DesRoches][Dean, Brown School of Engineering][Rice University][Jon Jipping][Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer][ITC Holdings][Steven Martin][Vice President and Chief Digital Officer][GE Power][Energy, Mobility & the Future of the City][t-Innovation Agora][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Transportation / Mobility][Roger Kranenburg][Vice President, Energy Strategy and Policy][Eversource][Kurt Kelty][Senior Vice President, Operations & Market Development][Plenty][Alex Keros][Smart Cities Chief][General Motors][Greg Dobler][Director of the CUSP Urban Observatory][New York University][Curtis Kirkeby][Fellow Engineer - Technology Strategy][Avista Corporation]
    • 12:45pm
      Thursday March 8
      12:45pm - 2:00pm
      Luncheon & Dialogue

      Luncheon & Dialogue: Energy and the Cybersecurity Imperative
      [Thursday March 8][Luncheon & Dialogue][Luncheon & Dialogue: Energy and the Cybersecurity Imperative][t-Main Stage Program][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][Joe Kaeser][President & CEO][Siemens AG][Daniel Ennis][Global Head of Threat Intelligence & Operations][BlueVoyant]
    • 12:45pm
      Thursday March 8
      12:45pm - 2:00pm
      Innovation Agora Luncheon |
      Agora 2 – Voices of Innovation

      [Thursday March 8][Innovation Agora Luncheon |
      Agora 2 – Voices of Innovation][t-Strategic Program]
    • 12:45pm
      Thursday March 8
      12:45pm - 1:15pm
      Voices of Innovation with Rich Wilson

      As an educator, adventurer and explorer Rich Wilson has impacted hundreds of thousands of young people around the world. He turned his Vendee Globe solo circumnavigation sailing race into a living classroom for students on every continent. Every aspect of his journey was tracked in real time, offering a unique and exciting experiential STEM teaching opportunity. Learn about his remarkable voyage of discovery, and his ideas for how to engage and inspire future generations of scientists and engineers

      Voices of Innovation with Rich Wilson: Inspiring the next generation

      As an educator, adventurer and explorer Rich Wilson has impacted hundreds of thousands of young people around the world. He turned his Vendee Globe solo circumnavigation sailing race into a living classroom for students on every continent. Every aspect of his journey was tracked in real time, offering a unique and exciting experiential STEM teaching opportunity. Learn about his remarkable voyage of discovery, and his ideas for how to engage and inspire future generations of scientists and engineers

      [Thursday March 8][Voices of Innovation with Rich Wilson][Voices of Innovation with Rich Wilson: Inspiring the next generation][t-Innovation Agora][Richard Wilson][President][sitesALIVE Foundation]
    • 1:15pm
      Thursday March 8
      1:15pm - 1:30pm
      Agora Café – Voices of Innovation Book Signing – Rich Wilson

      Race France to France: Leave Antarctica to Starboard

      Voices of Innovation Book Signing – Rich Wilson

      Race France to France: Leave Antarctica to Starboard

      [Thursday March 8][Agora Café – Voices of Innovation Book Signing – Rich Wilson][Voices of Innovation Book Signing – Rich Wilson][t-Innovation Agora][Richard Wilson][President][sitesALIVE Foundation]
    • 2:00pm
      Thursday March 8
      2:00pm - 3:00pm
      Innovation Agora Lounge | Blockchain Central

      Come meet the people focused on blockchain and the energy system. Experts, analysts, investors, corporate project leads and early stage companies from around the world gather every day at Blockchain Central. Co-hosted with Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC).

      Blockchain Central
      Come meet the people focused on blockchain and the energy system. Experts, analysts, investors, corporate project leads and early stage companies from around the world gather every day at Blockchain Central. Co-hosted with Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC).
      [Thursday March 8][Innovation Agora Lounge | Blockchain Central][Blockchain Central][t-Innovation Agora][Tomicah Tillemann][Chairman][Global Blockchain Business Council][Bill Morelli][Senior Director, IT & Networks, Technology][IHS Markit]
    • 2:00pm
      Thursday March 8
      2:00pm - 5:30pm
      Agora Pods [+expand]

      5:00 - 5:30 PM

      Beyond electric: an augmented reality, transportation experience
      Brought to you by ABB
      2:00 - 2:30 PM
      A New Energy System
      2:00 - 2:30 PM
      Urbanova, creating the shared energy economy
      2:30 - 3:00 PM
      ThinkTopic – a TPH disruption company
      2:30 - 3:00 PM
      Imagine: Design through innovation and sequence
      3:00 - 3:30 PM
      Energy system that always work: Advanced analytics software
      3:00 - 3:30 PM
      New frontiers for the built environment: Adaptive buildings
      3:30 - 4:00 PM
      Electricity rates for the 21st century: the evolving nervous system of the power sector
      3:30 - 4:00 PM
      Energyweb Foundation: An Introduction
      4:00 - 4:30 PM
      Better Cities Through Imaging
      4:30 - 5:00 PM
      Inspiring the next-generation workforce
      5:00 - 5:30 PM
      Efficiency in innovation: what’s driving the brain?
      5:00 - 5:30 PM
      [Thursday March 8][Agora Pods [+expand]][Beyond electric: an augmented reality, transportation experience][t-Innovation Agora][A New Energy System][t-Innovation Agora][Mirko Molinari][Global Commercial & Marketing Executive Energy Storage][GE Power][Urbanova, creating the shared energy economy][t-Innovation Agora][Curtis Kirkeby][Fellow Engineer - Technology Strategy][Avista Corporation][ThinkTopic – a TPH disruption company][t-Innovation Agora][Jeff Rose][CEO][ThinkTopic][Imagine: Design through innovation and sequence][t-Innovation Agora][Jason Ramos][Principal][Synthesis Design][Energy system that always work: Advanced analytics software][t-Innovation Agora][Ryan Blitstein][VP Renewable Energy][Uptake][Mike Donohue][VP Thermal Generation and Utilities][Uptake][New frontiers for the built environment: Adaptive buildings][t-Innovation Agora][Daniel Diehl][Chief Executive Officer][Aircuity][Electricity rates for the 21st century: the evolving nervous system of the power sector][t-Innovation Agora][Scott Burger][Doctoral Candidate & Researcher][MIT][Energyweb Foundation: An Introduction][t-Innovation Agora][Hervé Touati][President][Energy Web Foundation][Better Cities Through Imaging][t-Innovation Agora][Greg Dobler][Director of the CUSP Urban Observatory][New York University][Inspiring the next-generation workforce][t-Innovation Agora][Donald Bossi][President][FIRST][Efficiency in innovation: what’s driving the brain?][t-Innovation Agora][Ben Jolliffe][Founder][Feed the Fire]
    • 2:10pm
      Thursday March 8
      2:10pm - 3:05pm
      Plenary | Energy Future

      Main Stage Program
      Powering a New Energy Future
      [Thursday March 8][Plenary | Energy Future][Powering a New Energy Future][t-Main Stage Program][t-Power][Lawrence Makovich][Vice President & Senior Advisor, Energy; CERAWeek Vice Chairman][IHS Markit][Lynn Good][Chairman, President & CEO][Duke Energy][Thad Hill][President & CEO][Calpine Corporation][Geisha Williams][President & CEO][PG&E Corporation]
    • 2:15pm
      Thursday March 8
      2:15pm - 3:05pm
      Innovation Agora Studio | Agora 1 – Nuclear

      Interest in new generation nuclear systems is heating up. What are the challenges facing small modular fission reactors currently under development? When will Generation IV reactors be ready for commercialization? Will the burgeoning privately funded nuclear industry accelerate the pace of deployment of advanced nuclear reactors?

      Next generation nuclear: Moving forward now

      Interest in new generation nuclear systems is heating up. What are the challenges facing small modular fission reactors currently under development? When will Generation IV reactors be ready for commercialization? Will the burgeoning privately funded nuclear industry accelerate the pace of deployment of advanced nuclear reactors?

      [Thursday March 8][Innovation Agora Studio | Agora 1 – Nuclear][Next generation nuclear: Moving forward now][t-Innovation Agora][John Hopkins][Chairman & Chief Executive Officer][NuScale Power][Timothy P. Gardner][Vice President, Power and Gas Consulting][IHS Markit][Mohamed Al Hammadi][Chief Executive Officer][Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC)][Yasushi Fukuizumi][Vice President, Power Systems][Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.]
    • 3:05pm
      Thursday March 8
      3:05pm - 3:50pm
      Plenary | Power

      Serving the Power Customer of the Future
      [Thursday March 8][Plenary | Power][Serving the Power Customer of the Future][t-Main Stage Program][t-Power][Carlos Pascual][Senior Vice President][IHS Markit][Jaime Hernández][General Director][Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE)][Stephen Fitzpatrick][Chief Executive Officer & Founder][OVO Energy][Claudio Facchin][President, Power Grids Division & Member of the Group Executive Committee][ABB Ltd.]
    • 3:05pm
      Thursday March 8
      3:05pm - 3:55pm
      Innovation Agora Studio |
      Agora 1 – Habitat

      The built environment is undergoing a transformation driven by the convergence of new technologies. This will have profound implications for energy consumption and power systems. Buildings consume a lion’s share of the world's power. How is connectivity, data analytics and machine learning changing the built world of the future? How will advanced lighting, demand control systems for air, and agile design technologies in combination improve human health and energy consumption? What are the barriers to adoption of these technologies? What will be the building habitat of the future?

      Innovation Agora
      Habitat: Future of the built environment

      The built environment is undergoing a transformation driven by the convergence of new technologies. This will have profound implications for energy consumption and power systems. Buildings consume a lion’s share of the world's power. How is connectivity, data analytics and machine learning changing the built world of the future? How will advanced lighting, demand control systems for air, and agile design technologies in combination improve human health and energy consumption? What are the barriers to adoption of these technologies? What will be the building habitat of the future?

      [Thursday March 8][Innovation Agora Studio |
      Agora 1 – Habitat][Habitat: Future of the built environment][t-Innovation Agora][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][Wendell Brase][Associate Chancellor for Sustainability][University of California - Irvine][Susan Hakkarainen][Chairman][Lutron Electronics][Justin Siller][Research Director, Home and Building Technologies][IHS Markit][Mike Lepech][Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment][Stanford]
    • 4:00pm
      Thursday March 8
      4:00pm - 4:45pm
      Plenary | Technology

      Technology & Fuel Choice for Tomorrow’s Generation
      [Thursday March 8][Plenary | Technology][Technology & Fuel Choice for Tomorrow’s Generation][t-Main Stage Program][Jone-Lin Wang][Vice President, Power and Renewables][IHS Markit][Mohamed Al Hammadi][Chief Executive Officer][Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC)][Paul Browning][President & CEO][Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America][Didier Holleaux][Executive Vice President][ENGIE][Ernie Thrasher][CEO & Chief Marketing Officer][Xcoal Energy & Resources]
    • 4:10pm
      Thursday March 8
      4:10pm - 5:00pm
      Innovation Agora Studio | Agora 1 – Transformation

      There is increasing belief that electricity derived from renewable resources will ultimately replace hydrocarbons as the fuel of choice to provide “Energy for Everything”: from automobiles, to steel plants, to airplanes. If true, this will be the biggest change in the global energy system in more than a century. What will it take to realize this vision? What will happen to the existing infrastructure if this transformation takes place? What pressures will arise because of the absolute need to be everywhere and all the time? How will intermittent power sources, such as wind & solar, be integrated into the new energy system?

      Innovation Agora
      Electrification of Everything: The transformation of energy systems

      There is increasing belief that electricity derived from renewable resources will ultimately replace hydrocarbons as the fuel of choice to provide “Energy for Everything”: from automobiles, to steel plants, to airplanes. If true, this will be the biggest change in the global energy system in more than a century. What will it take to realize this vision? What will happen to the existing infrastructure if this transformation takes place? What pressures will arise because of the absolute need to be everywhere and all the time? How will intermittent power sources, such as wind & solar, be integrated into the new energy system?

      [Thursday March 8][Innovation Agora Studio | Agora 1 – Transformation][Electrification of Everything: The transformation of energy systems][t-Innovation Agora][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][Roger Kranenburg][Vice President, Energy Strategy and Policy][Eversource][Claudio Facchin][President, Power Grids Division & Member of the Group Executive Committee][ABB Ltd.][Jon Jipping][Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer][ITC Holdings][Lee Mazzocchi][SVP - Grid Solutions][Duke Energy]
    • 4:45pm
      Thursday March 8
      4:45pm - 5:30pm
      Plenary | Coal

      Main Stage Program
      Coal’s Future: Opportunities amidst uncertainty
      [Thursday March 8][Plenary | Coal][Coal’s Future: Opportunities amidst uncertainty][t-Main Stage Program][t-Power][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Jim Thompson][Senior Director, Coal, Energy][IHS Markit][Kevin Crutchfield][Chief Executive Officer & Director][Contura Energy][Jesse Parrish][Chief Financial Officer][Blackhawk Mining][Paul Vining][Chief Executive Officer][The Cline Group, LLC]
    • 5:15pm
      Thursday March 8
      5:15pm - 6:15pm
      Innovation Agora Studio |
      Agora 1 – Grid

      As electric vehicle adoption accelerates and charging infrastructure proliferates, utilities have new opportunities. But these changes also raise issues related to reliability, load management, and investment. What models exist for utilities to capitalize on the opportunities while minimizing the risk, and how are new business models and partnerships changing the landscape.

      Innovation Agora
      EVs and the Grid: Challenges and opportunities

      As electric vehicle adoption accelerates and charging infrastructure proliferates, utilities have new opportunities. But these changes also raise issues related to reliability, load management, and investment. What models exist for utilities to capitalize on the opportunities while minimizing the risk, and how are new business models and partnerships changing the landscape.

      [Thursday March 8][Innovation Agora Studio |
      Agora 1 – Grid][EVs and the Grid: Challenges and opportunities][t-Innovation Agora][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][t-Transportation / Mobility][Katherine Hardin][Vice President, Energy][IHS Markit][Roger Kranenburg][Vice President, Energy Strategy and Policy][Eversource][Sergej Mahnovski][Director, Growth and Innovation][Edison International][Francis O’Sullivan][Director of Research][MIT Energy Initiative][Greg Scheu][President, Americas Region][ABB][Stephen Fitzpatrick][Chief Executive Officer & Founder][OVO Energy]
    • 5:40pm
      Thursday March 8
      5:40pm - 6:30pm
      IHS Markit Expert Discussions [+expand]

      The North American Shale Gale has had two recent engines of growth: Appalachia (Marcellus and Utica), perhaps the world’s premier gas super basin, which has marched to over 25 Bcf/d of production; and associated gas predominantly from the Permian Basin. The drive for unconventional oil has created a massive stream of low—or even negative—breakeven price gas approaching 25 Bcf/d. On the 10th anniversary of the Shale Gale, this panel will review some of the phenomenal impacts witnessed and discuss the IHS Markit outlook for gas and will entertain questions as oil and gas exports take the Shale Gale global.

      Blockchain and Electric Power
      Increasingly decentralized generation, storage, and smart meters combined with digitalization make the power sector the primary target for blockchain application in the energy sector. Several pilot projects are being launched by utilities and tech companies to identify the best uses of blockchain in wholesale and small-scale energy trading, process optimization, grid management, and renewable project funding. What are some current blockchain initiatives that could fundamentally change the way that the whole power value chain operates, from the generator to the end consumer?
      Stategic Program
      Changing Horizons for Latin America Gas & Power
      2018 will be a year of profound change as many countries across the region prepare for the next election cycle. This session will focus on some of the regional shifts that are expected to occur that will have significant impacts for both the gas and power sectors.
      Global Renewables: Technology, policy, and markets
      IHS Markit forecasts 3,100 GW of new renewable power generating capacity to be added between now and 2040, almost exclusively from solar PV and wind. Renewables will account for 60% of total capacity net additions and 38% of new power generation. Which markets offer the greatest growth opportunities? What will be the role of distributed generation and off-grid electrification in different markets? How are players changing/adapting their approach to capture an increasingly atomized opportunity? How will power markets cope with increasing intermitting generation? What is the next technology innovation? Does it vary from market to market?
      Stategic Program
      North American Power: A changing investment landscape
      US electric power sector investment trends are evolving rapidly due to shifting fundamentals, technological advancements, and continually improving economics for customer self-generation. But uncertainty persists about the pace and extent of change longer term, including the electrification of transportation and other energy end-use sectors, and uncertainty over future environmental and energy policy. The IHS Market scenario-based analytical process addresses how far these trends may go and how their outcomes can impact the value of today’s infrastructure investments. What key federal and state policies—and their associated implications, technology advancements, and power demand uncertainty—will shape the power sector in the decades ahead?
      Stategic Program
      Outlook for Fuel Prices and Interfuel Competition
      North American has become the marginal provider to global coal, oil, and natural gas markets. Recovering oil activity and completion of pipelines out of Appalachia are driving looser oil and gas markets. WTI and Henry Hub indexes are being used globally for contractual pricing and hedging as LNG exports are entering a well-supplied global gas market. How could OPEC production restraints and the anticipated global LNG liquefaction excess change interfuel dynamics? How does the interfuel rivalry play out in Europe? Can coal cover for the current tight North American gas market? Has the United States become the global swing supplier for fossil fuels? Is there an Asian demand path that avoids a global LNG glut? Will US oil activity and associated gas production recover in 2018?
      Stategic Program
      Outlook for North American Shale Gas: Appalachia and associated gas resuming dominance
      The North American Shale Gale has had two recent engines of growth: Appalachia (Marcellus and Utica), perhaps the world’s premier gas super basin, which has marched to over 25 Bcf/d of production; and associated gas predominantly from the Permian Basin. The drive for unconventional oil has created a massive stream of low—or even negative—breakeven price gas approaching 25 Bcf/d. On the 10th anniversary of the Shale Gale, this panel will review some of the phenomenal impacts witnessed and discuss the IHS Markit outlook for gas and will entertain questions as oil and gas exports take the Shale Gale global.
      [Thursday March 8][IHS Markit Expert Discussions [+expand]][Blockchain and Electric Power][t-Strategic Program][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][Jone-Lin Wang][Vice President, Power and Renewables][IHS Markit][Catherine Robinson][Executive Director][IHS Markit][El Mehdi Basslim][Research Analyst, European Power, Gas, Coal, & Renewables][IHS Markit][Changing Horizons for Latin America Gas & Power][t-Strategic Program][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Timothy Stephure][Director, Latin American Energy][IHS Markit][David Crisostomo][Associate Director, Energy][IHS Markit][Roberto Ferreira da Cunha][Associate Director, Latin America Gas & Power, Energy][IHS Markit][Emanuel Simon][Associate Director, Latin America, Energy][IHS Markit][Pedro Gomes][Research Associate][IHS Markit][Global Renewables: Technology, policy, and markets][t-Strategic Program][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Eduard Sala de Vedruna][Executive Director, Global Power & Renewables, Energy][IHS Markit][Etienne Gabel][Director, Latin America Gas & Power][IHS Markit][Meg McIntosh][Senior Director, Energy][IHS Markit][Sam Wilkinson][Associate Director, Solar & Energy Storage Research][IHS Markit][Jenny Yang][Director, China Power, Gas, Coal, and Renewables][IHS Markit][Rashika Gupta][Director Power, Gas, Coal & Renewables][IHS Markit][Francesco d’Avack][Senior Analyst, Global Renewables][IHS Markit][North American Power: A changing investment landscape][t-Strategic Program][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][t-Transportation / Mobility][Mark Griffith][Senior Research Director][IHS Markit][Ed Kelly][Vice President, Americas Gas and Power consulting][IHS Markit][Patrick Luckow][Associate Director][IHS Markit][Wade Shafer][Associate Director for Power, Gas, Coal, & Renewables][IHS Markit][Outlook for Fuel Prices and Interfuel Competition][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Samuel Andrus][Senior Director, Energy][IHS Markit][Alun Davies][Associate Director][IHS Markit][Roger Diwan][Vice President, Financial Services][IHS Markit][Charles Nevle][Vice President of Production][IHS Markit][David Price][Senior Director, Energy][IHS Markit][Outlook for North American Shale Gas: Appalachia and associated gas resuming dominance][t-Strategic Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Reed Olmstead][Director, North America Upstream Research, Plays & Basins Group][IHS Markit][Raoul LeBlanc][Vice President, North American Unconventionals][IHS Markit][Keith McWhorter][Associate, Energy][IHS Markit][Matthew Piatek][Associate Director, North American Natural Gas][IHS Markit][Curtis Smith][Director Consulting, Energy][IHS Markit]
    • 6:00pm
      Thursday March 8
      6:00pm - 6:30pm
      Innovation Agora Studio |
      Agora 2 – Voices of Innovation with Walter Isaacson

      Join this up-close interview by energy banker, Maynard Holt, with Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein, Steven Jobs, the Innovators and most recently Leonardo da Vinci. Isaacson is a foremost authority on innovation, genius and the history of science and technology. What can the energy industry learn from the greatest innovators in human history?

      Innovation Agora
      Voices of Innovation with Walter Isaacson, interviewed by Maynard Holt: Inventive imagination

      Join this up-close interview by energy banker, Maynard Holt, with Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein, Steven Jobs, the Innovators and most recently Leonardo da Vinci. Isaacson is a foremost authority on innovation, genius and the history of science and technology. What can the energy industry learn from the greatest innovators in human history?

        [Thursday March 8][Innovation Agora Studio |
        Agora 2 – Voices of Innovation with Walter Isaacson][Voices of Innovation with Walter Isaacson, interviewed by Maynard Holt: Inventive imagination][t-Innovation Agora][t-Technology / Innovation][Maynard Holt][Chief Executive Officer][Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.]
      • 6:30pm
        Thursday March 8
        6:30pm - 7:30pm
        Conference-wide Reception

        Reception
        [Thursday March 8][Conference-wide Reception][Reception][t-Main Stage Program]
      • 7:30pm
        Thursday March 8
        7:30pm - 9:00pm
        Dinner & Dialogue

        Dinner & Dialogue
        [Thursday March 8][Dinner & Dialogue][Dinner & Dialogue][t-Main Stage Program][t-Technology / Innovation][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][Walter Isaacson][President & CEO; History Professor][The Aspen Institute; Tulane University]
      • 7:30am
        Friday March 9
        7:30am - 8:30am
        Plenary | Energy Industry

        Main Stage Program
        Energy: Taking the long view
        [Friday March 9][Plenary | Energy Industry][Energy: Taking the long view][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][t-Transportation / Mobility][Atul Arya][Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist][IHS Markit][Hunter Hunt][Chief Executive Officer & President][Hunt Consolidated Energy][Peter Schwartz][Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning][Salesforce][Vaclav Smil][Distinguished Professor Emeritus][University of Manitoba][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit]
      • 8:30am
        Friday March 9
        8:30am - 9:20am
        Plenary | Emergency Preparedness

        Main Stage Program
        Managing Through Natural Disasters: What is the new learning?
        [Friday March 9][Plenary | Emergency Preparedness][Managing Through Natural Disasters: What is the new learning?][t-Main Stage Program][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Carlos Pascual][Senior Vice President][IHS Markit][Brian Coffman][President & CEO][Motiva Enterprises][Eric Silagy][President & Chief Executive Officer][Florida Power & Light Company][Hon. Sylvester Turner][Mayor][City of Houston][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit]
      • 9:35am
        Friday March 9
        9:35am - 10:20am
        Plenary | Washington

        What’s Ahead in Washington?
        [Friday March 9][Plenary | Washington][What’s Ahead in Washington?][t-Main Stage Program][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit][Hon. John Cornyn][Majority Whip, United States Senate][Texas][Hon. Lisa Murkowski][Chairman][US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee]
      • 10:20am
        Friday March 9
        10:20am - 11:00am
        Plenary | Electric Generating Portfolios

        Main Stage Program
        The Challenges of Future Power Supply
        [Friday March 9][Plenary | Electric Generating Portfolios][The Challenges of Future Power Supply][t-Main Stage Program][t-Power][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][Lawrence Makovich][Vice President & Senior Advisor, Energy; CERAWeek Vice Chairman][IHS Markit][Christopher Crane][President & CEO][Exelon][Jeffrey Lyash][President & CEO][Ontario Power Generation]
      • 11:00am
        Friday March 9
        11:00am - 11:50am
        Plenary | Innovation

        Main Stage Program
        Building the Energy Innovation Ecosystem
        [Friday March 9][Plenary | Innovation][Building the Energy Innovation Ecosystem][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][Carlos Pascual][Senior Vice President][IHS Markit][Robert Armstrong][Director, MIT Energy Initiative][MIT][Hon. Paul Dabbar][Under Secretary for Science][United States Department of Energy (DOE)][Rodi Guidero][Executive Director][Breakthrough Energy Ventures][Charles McConnell][Executive Director, Energy and Environment Initiative (EEi)][Rice University][Ganesh Kailasam][Technical Director][OGCI Climate Investments]
      • 11:50am
        Friday March 9
        11:50am - 12:30pm
        Plenary | CERAWeek in Review

        Main Stage Program
        CERAWeek 2018: What lies ahead?
        [Friday March 9][Plenary | CERAWeek in Review][CERAWeek 2018: What lies ahead?][t-Main Stage Program][t-Oil][t-Gas][t-Power][t-Technology / Innovation][t-Finance / Trading / Risk Management][t-Geopolitics / Energy Policy / Economics][t-Climate / Environment / Sustainability][t-Transportation / Mobility][Atul Arya][Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist][IHS Markit][James Burkhard][Chief Researcher, Global Oil Markets & Energy Scenarios, Energy; CERAWeek Vice Chairman][IHS Markit][Susan Farrell][Vice President, Energy-Wide Perspectives][IHS Markit][Raoul LeBlanc][Vice President, North American Unconventionals][IHS Markit][Shankari Srinivasan][Vice President, Energy][IHS Markit][Jone-Lin Wang][Vice President, Power and Renewables][IHS Markit]
      • 12:30pm
        Friday March 9
        12:30pm - 12:45pm
        Final Thoughts

        Closing Reflections on CERAWeek 2018
        [Friday March 9][Final Thoughts][Closing Reflections on CERAWeek 2018][t-Main Stage Program][Daniel Yergin][Vice Chairman, IHS Markit]
      • 1:00pm
        Friday March 9
        1:00pm - 2:00pm
        Networking Lunch

        Luncheon
        [Friday March 9][Networking Lunch][Luncheon][t-Main Stage Program]