Agora Pod Sessions

Exploration Pod sessions are short interactive demonstrations, case studies and presentations of new technologies impacting the energy industry. Sessions begin Monday afternoon and continue through Thursday. Please see below a preliminary schedule of Pod Sessions.  For complete details, please see the full CERAWeek Agenda.

Monday | March 5

 

Tuesday | March 6

 

Wednesday | March 7

 

Thursday | March 8

1:30 - 2:00 PM
Computation of Robot Motion: An Essential Tool for Automation
Dr Lydia Kavraki, Professor, Rice University


2:00 - 2:30 PM
DNA sequencing: Revealing the reservoir
Ajay Kshatriya, CEO, Biota


2:30 - 3:00 PM
AI Crude Flexibility Application for Reducing Refinery Equipment Failure
Michael Verkruyse, Director of Customer Delivery, Maana


3:00 - 3:30 PM
Houston Mechatronics
Matt Ondler, CEO, Houston Mechatronics


3:00 - 3:30 PM
Machine Learning-Driven Asset Optimization
Michael Brooks, Senior Director, Asset Performance Management


3:30 - 4:00 PM
Innovation Pioneer Alumni Update: Atrex Energy
Cary Bullock, CEO, Atrex Energy


3:30 - 4:00 PM
Open Process Automation
Don Bartusiak, Chief Process Controls Engineer, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering


4:00 - 4:30 PM
Applying Artificial Intelligence to Optimize Oil Production
Dr. Christoph Kandzioa, Technology & Innovation, Siemens


4:30 - 5:00 PM
Oceans of Data: Unveiling the Hidden Planet
Jim Bellingham, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


5:00 - 5:30 PM
Hydroswarm and ocean networks: An introduction
Sampriti Bhattacharya, CEO, Hydroswarm


6:30 - 7:00 PM
Beyond electric: An augmented reality, transportation experience
ABB and Hololens

 

9:00 - 9:30 AM
Beyond electric: An augmented reality, transportation experience
ABB and Hololens


9:00 - 9:30 AM
Revolutionlizing the onshore seismic industry
Michael Lambert, President & CEO, Wireless Seismic Inc


9:30 - 10:00 AM
Digital 2.0: The refinery of the future
Rodrigo Barragán, Senior Manager, Accenture


10:00 - 10:30 AM
Pipelines 4.0: Emerging opportunities and challenges
Corie Allemand, Director for Pipelines, Siemens


10:30 - 11:00 AM
How data science will define the future of oil, gas and petrochemicals
Nick Revelas, Industry VP, Uptake


11:00 - 11:30 AM
How to restore capital project confidence
Jim Nyquist, Sr. Advisor, Emerson Automation


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
21st Century Energy Innovation Strategies
Doug Arent, NREL


12:00 - 12:30 PM
The future of human-plant collaboration: A case study demo
Hakon Berg, Technology Development Manager, ABB


2:00 - 2:30 PM
Beyond electric: An augmented reality, transportation experience
ABB and Hololens


2:30 - 3:00 PM
Powering digital transformation in energy with predictive digital twins
Thomas Leurent, Co-Founder & CEO, Akselos


3:00 - 3:30 PM
Innovation Pioneer Alumni Update: GlassPoint Solar
John O'Donnell, VP Business Development, GlassPoint Solar


3:30 - 4:00 PM
Tribomechadynamics: Impact on oil and gas production
Dr Matthew Brake Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Rice University


4:00 - 4:30 PM
Mineral foundations of the energy transition
Morgan Bazilian, Executive Director, Payne Institute


4:30 - 5:00 PM
Global Blockchain Business Council: An introduction
Tomicah Tilleman, Chairman, GBBC


5:00 - 5:30 PM
A Future Energy Leaders conversation: Attracting and retaining great talent
Steve Sonnenberg, Chairman, Emerson

 

8:30 - 9:00 AM
Innovation Pioneer Alumni Update: Azima Global
Burt Hurlock, CEO, Azima Global


9:00 - 9:30 AM
Beyond electric: An augmented reality, transportation experience
ABB and Hololens


10:00 - 10:30 AM
Tachyus, a TPH disruption company
Paul Orland, Co-Founder & CTO, Tachyus


10:00 - 10:30 AM
Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to Water Lens
Keith Cole, CEO & Founder, Water Lens


10:30 - 11:00 AM
Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to FogHorn
David King, CEO, FogHorn System


10:30 - 11:00 AM
5G Implications for the energy systems
Bill Morelli, Senior Director Enterprise & IT, IHS Markit


11:00 - 11:30 AM
Authentix: Fingerprinting petroleum for product authentication & integrity
Dr Philip Forshee, Sr. Principle Scientist, Authentix


11:00 - 11:30 AM
Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to Claroty
Galina Antova, Claroty


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to EsXplore
Dan Meyer, CEO, EsXplore


12:00 - 12:30 PM
Urban Mobility: GM Initiatives
Alex Keros, Director Urban Mobility, GM


2:00 - 2:30 PM
Beyond electric: An augmented reality, transportation experience
ABB and Hololens


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
Stig Settemsdal, Global Head of R&D, Siemens


3:00 - 3:30 PM
The opportunities in superconducting materials: MetOx
Jim Jewitt, President, MetOx


3:30 - 4:00 PM
How to restore capital project confidence
Jim Nyquist, Sr. Advisor, Emerson Automation


4:00 - 4:30 PM
BitLumens: An introduction
Veronica Garcia, CEO & Co-Founder, Bitlumens


4:00 - 4:30 PM
Disruption in lithium ion: Powermers
Sam Kogan, CEO & Co-Founder, Powermers
 

9:00 - 9:30 AM
Beyond electric: An augmented reality, transportation experience
ABB and Hololens


9:00 - 9:30 AM
Sunnova, Puerto Rico and the Emergence of Wireless Power
John Berger, CEO, Sunnova


10:00 - 10:30 AM
Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to 1366 Technologies
Frank von Mierlo, CEO & Founder, 1366 Technologes


10:30 - 11:00 AM
Feeding the Planet: Where Energy and Agriculture Intersect
Kurt Kelty, COO, Plenty


10:30 - 11:00 AM
Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to Clean Energy Collective
Paul Spencer, CEO, Clean Energy Collective


11:00 - 11:30 AM
Innovation Pioneer: Introduction to M-TriGen
Kevin Robert, Chairman & CEO, M-TriGen


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Microfluidic Visualization of Oil Processes: A Real “Reservoir-on-a-Chip
Dr Sibani Lisa Biswal, Rice University


2:00 - 2:30 PM
Beyond electric: An augmented reality, transportation experience
ABB and Hololens


3:00 - 3:30 PM
Energy systems that always work: Advanced analytics software
Mike Donohue & Ryan Blitstein, Uptake


3:30 - 4:00 PM
Innovation Pioneer Alumni Update: Aircuity
Dan Diehl, CEO, Aircuity


3:30 - 4:00 PM
Electricity for the 21st century: evolving nervous system of the power sector
Scott Burger, MIT


5:00 - 5:30 PM
Inspiring the next-generation workforce
Donald Bossi, President, FIRST Inspires


5:00 - 5:30 PM
Efficiency in innovation: Driving the brain
Ben Jolliffe, Founder, Feed the Fire