• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Uwem Ukpong

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Vice President of Global Services

Uwem Ukpong is Vice President Global Services at Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this role, he is responsible for helping customers ensure a seamless migration and modernization to the cloud and supporting them once on the cloud. Uwem manages a large globally distributed team to help customer scale in the cloud with a focus on innovating and deeply collaborating with teams across the broader AWS organization.
A 28-year industry veteran, Uwem holds deep energy and industrial domain and software experience. He has directly managed global oil and gas operations across multiple regions, including North America, Europe, SubSaharan Africa, North Africa and Latin America, and he previously served as EVP Regions Alliances and Enterprise Sales for Baker Hughes as well as Chief Global Operations Officer for Baker Hughes. In his former role as Vice President of Baker Hughes Integration at GE Oil & Gas, Uwem oversaw the successful integration of the $32 billion merger between GE Oil & Gas and Baker Hughes.
Uwem began his career at Schlumberger, where he held multiple oilfield services operating roles, including petrophysicist and reservoir engineer. He then served as President of Schlumberger Software, where he was responsible for strategic development and commercialization of oil and gas software and services for reservoir characterization, production optimization, and drilling.
Uwem earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and computer science from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria, and a Master of Science in petroleum engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Sessions With Uwem Ukpong

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 04:05pm - 04:45pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 10:05 pm - 07/mar/2023 10:45 pm

    Spotlight | Digital Technologies: Accelerating transition

    Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity
    There is widespread agreement on the potential of digital technologies to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world. According to S&P Global estimates, digital technologies could help reduce emissions by up to 30% by 2050 in high-emitting sectors such as power, industry, and transport. These reductions range from implementing relatively straightforward digitally enabled tools to, for example, increase building energy efficiency, use videoconferencing as alternatives to travel and optimize fuel use in transportation. Digital technologies also allow accurate tracking of GHG emissions, enabling emission reporting transparency and tackling high-emission sources. S&P Global expects digital technologies to play a critical role in the design and operations of entirely new energy systems at multiple scales (from household to intercontinental). These systems will focus, among others, on the integration and optimization of different energy sources and related infrastructure, decentralized versus centralized generation, and demand-supply balance. Enabled by technologies such as high-performance computing, 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), drones, augmented and virtual reality, digital twins, and artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, digitalization can help predict optimal energy supply and demand control, accommodate increasing shares of different energy sources and improve the reliability of grids. This panel will focus on how digital technologies are accelerating transition. Which digital technologies are deemed most critical? How are digital technologies driving structural change, and transforming traditional energy systems and related business models? What behavioral and organizational challenges need to be overcome to widely deploy these digital technologies?