2018 Agora Speakers

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Partial list of 2018 Agora speakers

  • Oscar Abbink, Director, Energy Upstream Research Group, IHS Markit
  • Mark Abbot, President & Director, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Haitham Al-Ghais,Director Market Research - Kuwait Petroleum Corporation & Kuwait Governor for OPEC
  • Ahmad Al Khowaiter, CTO, Saudi Aramco
  • Corie Allemand, Director for Pipelines, Siemens
  • Galina Antova, Co-Founder & Chief Business Development Officer, Claroty
  • Doug Arent, Deputy Associate Laboratory Director, Scientific Computing & Energy Analysis, NREL
  • Robert Armstrong, Director, MIT Energy Initiative
  • Atul Arya, SVP, Energy, IHS Markit
  • Charlie Atkins, Director of Development, Wyoming Innovation Park
  • Fellipe Baleiro, Senior Consultant, IHS Markit
  • Rodrigo Barragan, Senior Manager, Accenture
  • Kurt Barrow, VP, Oil Markets, Midstream and Downstream Industry, IHS Markit
  • Don Bartusiak, Chief Process Control Engineer, EM Research and Engineering, ExxonMobil
  • El Hedhi Basslim, Research Analyst, European Power and Renewables, IHS Markit
  • Ashok Belani, CTO, Schlumberger
  • Morgan Bazilian, Executive Director & Research Professor, Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines
  • James Bellingham, Director, Center of Marine Robotics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Sally Benson, Stanford University
  • William J. (John) Berger, Founder & CEO, Sunnova Energy Corporation
  • Sampriti Bhattacharyya, CEO, Hydroswarm
  • Nazeer Bhore, Manager, Lead Generation and Breakthrough Research, ExxonMobil
  • Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency
  • Thomas Birr, SVP, Innovation & Business Transformation, innogy SE
  • Dr. Sibani Lisa Biswal, Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Material Science, Rice University
  • Ryan Blitstein, Industrial IoT + Energy, Uptake
  • Chris Borroni-Bird, Founder, Afreecar, LLC
  • Donald Bossi, President, FIRST
  • Dr.. Matthew Brake, Mechanical Engineering, Rice University
  • Wendell Brase, Associate Chancellor for Sustainability, University of California - Irvine
  • Michael Brooks, Senior Director, Asset Performance Management, AspenTech
  • Lord John Browne, Executive Chairman, L1 Energy and Board Member, IHS Markit
  • Mark Brownstein, SVP, Energy, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Cary Bullock, CEO, Atrex
  • Barbara Burger, President, Chevron Technology Ventures, Chevron Corporation
  • Scott Burger, PRIME Technology Investment Advisor, MIT
  • Jim Burkhard, Vice President, IHS Markit
  • Sabine Busse, SVP, Group Head Marketing and Sales, ABB
  • Javier Canon, Director of Customer Delivery, Maana
  • Lou Carranza, Associate Director, MIT Energy Initiative
  • Vivek Chidambaram, Managing Director, Accenture
  • Keith Cole, CEO & Founder, Water Lens
  • Jonathan Crane, VP, Wells Technology Deployment, Shell
  • Helen Currie, Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips
  • Bashir Dabbousi, Director - Technology Strategy & Planning, Saudi Aramco
  • Jeff Dagleish, Head of Oil & Gas Digitalization, Maana
  • Ray Dempsey, Chief Diversity Officer, BP
  • Dr. Reginald DesRoches, Dean of George R. Brown School of Engineering, Rice University
  • Dan Diehl, CEO, Aircuity
  • Greg Dobler, New York University
  • Mike Donohue, VP, Energy, Uptake
  • Timothy Dove, President & CEO, Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Raymond Eby, VP for Automotive Electrification Program, 3M
  • Dan Eisner, Co-Founder, OilCoin
  • Daniel Ennis, Global Head of Advanced Threat Intelligence, BlueVoyant
  • Juan Enriquez, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management
  • Blake Eskew, VP, Global Consulting, IHS Markit
  • Claudio Facchin, President, Power Grids Division, AB
  • David Farr, Chairman & CEO, Emerson
  • Oliver Fetzer, CEO, Synthetic Genomics
  • Dr. Philip Forshee, Senior Principal Scientist, Authentix
  • Phil Frangules, VP & GM, Power, Gas, Coal & Renewables, IHS Markit
  • Ric Fulop, CoFounder & CEO, Desktop Metal
  • Veronica Garcia, CEO/Founder, Bitlumens
  • John Gibson, Senior Advisor, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co
  • Paul Goodfellow, EVP Wells, Shell
  • Diane Green, CEO, Google Cloud
  • Cliff Grossner, Senior Research Director, IHS Markit
  • Dr. Alec Gruss, Head of Digital Solutions, Siemens
  • John Hague, SVP and GM, APM Business Unit, Aspen Tech
  • Susan Hakkarainen, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Lutron Electronics
  • Bracha Halaf, Chief Scientist, Israel Ministry of Energy & Water Resources
  • Katherine Hamilton, Chair, 38 North Solutions
  • Rhea Hamilton, Venture Director, OGCI Climate Investments
  • Kate Hardin, Senior Director, IHS Markit
  • Dr. Terry Harvill, President, Grid Development, ITC Holdings Corp
  • Ahmed Hashmi, VP Strategy and Technology Management, BP
  • Jon Hirschtick, Co-Founder & CEO, OnShape
  • David Hobbs, Head of Research, KAPSARC
  • Maynard Holt, CEO, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co
  • Tim Holt, CEO, Siemens Power Generation Services
  • Burt Hurlock, CEO, Azima Global
  • Walter Isaacson, President, The Aspen Institute
  • Jud Jacobs, Executive Director, Upstream Energy, IHS Markit
  • Jim Jewitt, President, MetOx
  • Ben Joliffe, Founder, Feed the Fire
  • Adam Jonas, Morgan Stanley

  • Coleman Jones, Technical Fellow, General Motors
  • Guido Jouret, Chief Digital Officer, ABB
  • Dr. Cristoph Kandzioa, Chief Digital Officer, ABB
  • Dr. Lydia Kavraki, Professor, Computer Science, Bioengineering, Electric & Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
  • Kurt Kelty, SVP Operations & Market Development, Plenty
  • Alex Keros, Director, Urban Mobility, 
  • David King, CEO, FogHorn Systems
  • Anthony Kirincich, Head of Wind Catalyst Program, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Curt Kirkeby, Technology Strategist - Electric Utility Sector, Avista
  • Susan Kish, Innovation Agora Curator, IHS Markit
  • Roger Kranenburg, VP, Energy Strategy and Policy, Eversource
  • Ajay Kshatriya, CEO, Biota
  • Arno Laeven, Blockchain Lead, Shell
  • Dr. John Lervik, CEO, Cognite
  • Thomas Leurent, Co-Founder & CEO, Akselos
  • Lars Peter Lindfors, SVP, Technology, Neste Oy
  • Victor Liu, President, Hunt Energy Enterprises
  • Christina Lomasney, President & CEO, Modumetal
  • Borghild Lunde, SVP, Oil Gas & Chemicals Norway, ABB
  • Sergej Mahnovski, Director, Strategic Planning, Edison International
  • Rodney Malcolm, CFO, Trafigura Americas
  • Deborah Mann, Director, European Power, Gas & Renewables, IHS Markit
  • Paul Markwell, VP, Upstream Oil & Gas Research, IHS Markit
  • Dave Martin, Co-Founder, Power Ledger
  • Steve Martin, VP & CTO, GE Power
  • Lee Mazzocchi, SVP - Grid Solutions, Duke Energy
  • Dan Meyer, CEO, EsXplore
  • Esteban Montero, Systems Engineer, Chevron
  • Bill Morelli, Director, IHS Markit
  • Bob Mumgaard, CEO, Commonwealth Fusion Systems
  • Yaakov Mutnikas, EVP, IHS Markit
  • Michael Newell, CEO, Ener-g-rotors
  • Shaw Nguyen, Principal Technology Business Partner, Petroleum, BHP
  • Tate Nurkin, Executive Director, Strategic Assessments, IHS Markit
  • Jim Nyquist, Group President, Systems and Solutions, Emerson Automation Solutions
  • John O'Donnell, VP of Business Development, GlassPoint
  • Francis O'Sullivan, Director of Research, MIT Energy Initiative
  • Dr. Jan Odegard, Professor, Rice University
  • Matt Ondler, CEO, Houston Mechtronics
  • Babur Ozden, Founder & CEO, Maana
  • Antonio Pietri, President & CEO, AspenTech
  • Dave Pursell, Managing Director, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
  • Gil Quiniones, President & CEO, New York Power Authority
  • SSV Ramakumar, Director R&D, IndianOil Corporation Ltd
  • Jeff Ramos, Sythesis Design
  • Pratima Rangarajan, CEO, OGCI Climate Investments
  • Anuja Ratnayake, Director, Emerging Technology Strategy, Duke
  • Nick Revelas, Industry Vice President, Uptake
  • Wan Shamilah Saidi, CDO, Petronas
  • Manas Satapathy, Managing Director, Accenture
  • Greg Scheu, President, Americas Region, ABB
  • Johanna Schmidtke, Investment Director, Aramco Ventures
  • Carolyn Seto, Director, Upstream Research Group, IHS Markit
  • Stig Settemsdal, Global Head of R&D, Siemens
  • Varun Sivaram, Philip D. Reed Fellow for Science and Technology, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Vaclav Smil, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba
  • Steve Sonnenberg, Senior Advisor and Former Chairman, Emerson Automation Solutions
  • Paul Spencer, CEO, Clean Energy Collective
  • Ulrich Spiesshofer, President & CEO, ABB
  • Shankari Srinivasan, Managing Director, IHS Markit
  • Bob Stojanovic, Manager, EV Charging, ABB
  • Vijay Swarup, VP R&D, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
  • Gert Sylvest, Co-founder & CTO, Tradeshift
  • Arcandra Tahar, Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia
  • Marc Taverner, Head of Business Development, BitFury
  • Tomicah Tillemann, Chairman, Global Blockchain Business Council
  • Hervé Touati, President, EnergyWeb Foundation
  • Dave Tredinnick, Group President, Flow Systems & Solutions, Emerson
  • Azizi Tucker, Co-Founder & CTO, Xing Mobility
  • Frank van Mierlo, CEO, 1366 Technologies
  • Dr. Moshe Vardi, Professor - Department of Computer Science, Rice University
  • Bill Vass, VP Engineering, Amazon Web Services
  • Eduard Sala de Vedruna, Director, Energy, Power, Gas & Renewables, IHS Markit
  • Michael Verkruyse, Director of Customer Solutions, Maana
  • Morag Watson, Chief Digital Innovation Officer, BP
  • Ian Weightman, VP, IHS Markit
  • John Werner, Vice President, Meta
  • Tom Werner, President & CEO, SunPower
  • Lisa Westlake, EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, IHS Markit
  • Dennis Whyte, Professor of Nuclear Science & Engineering, MIT
  • Clark Wiedetz, Director Microgrids, Siemens
  • Scott WIlliams, VP of Global Sales, Wireless Seismic
  • Richard Wilson, President, sitesALIVE Foundation
  • Mike Wynne, Senior Director, IHS Markit
  • Pinar Yilmaz, Advisor, Upstream External Projects, ExxonMobil
  • Dr. Dana Yoerger, Senior Scientist, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution