Nicola Farranoto, Head of the Innovation Team, City of Turin
Andy Icken, Chief Development Officer, City of Houston
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ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 110,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is one of the world's leading energy producers and a primary catalyst for the growth and diversification of the Abu Dhabi economy. With a production capacity of more than 3.5 million barrels of oil per day and 10.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, we operate across the entire hydrocarbon value chain. We have a network of fully-integrated businesses for exploration, production, storage, refining, and trading, as well as the development of a wide range of petrochemical products.
Founded in 1971, ADNOC has been responsible for harnessing the UAE’s energy resources by meeting the demands of an ever-changing energy market and ultimately transforming our nation. Since our foundation, we have worked tirelessly to honor the legacy of the UAE’s founding father by thinking creatively, challenging convention, and striving for excellence in all that we do.
Our work plays a crucial role in Abu Dhabi’s global emergence. We have enabled our people to realize their remarkable potential, helped create thousands of jobs, driven economic growth, and invested in education and research for the future.
With an ambitious outlook for the future, we continue to look for innovative ways to maximize the value of our resources, while applying the latest technology, developing mutually-beneficial partnerships, and driving In-Country Value. Together, we are committed to sustaining our positive impact in the communities where we operate and the Abu Dhabi economy for generations to come.
Aker ASA (Aker) is an industrial investment company with ownership interests concentrated in oil and gas, renewable energy and green technologies, maritime assets, marine biotechnology, and industrial software. Its diverse portfolio includes Aker BP, Aker Solutions, Aker Horizons, and Cognite, among other companies.
Aker BP is a fully-fledged E&P company leading the digitalization movement on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. In terms of production, Aker BP is Europe’s largest independent oil company and uses its position to advance the cause of digital innovation across the value chain. Aker Solutions delivers integrated solutions, products, and services to the global energy industry, enabling low-carbon oil and gas production and developing renewable solutions to meet future energy needs.
Aker Horizons exercises active ownership in companies within renewable energy and low-carbon solutions, including in Aker Offshore Wind and Aker Carbon Capture. Cognite is a global industrial software provider enabling the full-scale digital transformation of heavy-asset industries around the world.
As the world’s population continues to grow, so does the world’s consumption of energy. To meet these growing energy needs, Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides energy companies the foundation to transform complex business and operational systems and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable energy future. AWS delivers the broadest and deepest cloud platform and industry solutions for energy companies to revamp legacy operations. This makes you less carbon intensive and accelerates your development of innovative renewable energy businesses and business models. Transform the core and build the future of your energy business. AWS is How.
Saudi Aramco is a world leader in integrated energy and chemicals. We are driven by the core belief that energy is opportunity. From producing approximately one in every eight barrels of the world’s crude oil supply to developing new energy technologies, our global team is dedicated to creating positive impact in all that we do. We focus on making our resources more sustainable and more useful. This promotes long-term economic growth and prosperity around the world. Saudi Aramco subsidiaries and affiliates have operated in the U.S. for more than 60 years.
Aspen Technology (AspenTech) is a global leader in asset optimization software. Its solutions address complex, industrial environments where it is critical to optimize the asset design, operation and maintenance lifecycle. AspenTech uniquely combines decades of process modeling expertise with artificial intelligence. Its purpose-built software platform automates knowledge work and builds sustainable competitive advantage by delivering high returns over the entire asset lifecycle. As a result, companies in capital-intensive industries can maximize uptime and push the limits of performance, running their assets safer, greener, longer and faster.
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Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR) is an energy technology company that provides solutions to energy and industrial customers worldwide. Built on a century of experience and with operations in over 120 countries, our innovative technologies and services are taking energy forward – making it safer, cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet. Visit us at www.bakerhughes.com.
Beyond Limits is an industrial and enterprise-grade artificial intelligence company built for the most demanding sectors including energy, utilities, and healthcare. Beyond traditional artificial intelligence, Beyond Limits’ unique Cognitive AI technology combines numeric techniques like machine learning with knowledge-based reasoning to produce actionable intelligence. Customers implement Beyond Limits AI to drastically boost operational insights, improve operating conditions, enhance performance at every level, and ultimately increase profits as a result. Founded in 2014, Beyond Limits leverages a significant investment portfolio of advanced technology developed at Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA space missions. The company was recently honored by CB Insights on their 2020 List of Top AI 100 most innovative artificial intelligence startups and by Frost & Sullivan for their North American Technology Innovation Award. For more information, please visit www.beyond.ai
Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year legacy of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Our 10,000 global professionals are committed to solving humanity’s critical infrastructure challenges, while also considering the impact on the people, places, and resources where we live and work. Our portfolio spans power, oil & gas, telecommunications and water ― all necessary to support utilities, energy companies, developers, investors, commercial and industrial operations, data centers, mining and government. The company’s global power business is an integrated generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure leader, offering innovative, end-to-end services on new and existing power assets, as well as full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions. Regardless of the scope or size of the project, our execution is centered on safety and characterized by cost and schedule certainty. We offer in-house project execution through union and open-shop construction entities. Our flexible, cohesive teams provide seamless project delivery solutions across the entire project life cycle.
Our group is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. Together with our 170,000 employees, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are committed to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions. Inspired by our purpose (“raison d’être”), we reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers.
Turnover in 2020: 55.8 billion Euros. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main financial indices (CAC 40, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe) and non-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe, Euronext Vigeo Eiris - Eurozone 120/ Europe 120/ France 20, MSCI EMU ESG, MSCI Europe ESG, Euro Stoxx 50 ESG, Stoxx Europe 600 ESG, and Stoxx Global 1800 ESG).
Invest in Canada promotes, facilitates and accelerates foreign direct investment (FDI) into Canada. We work closely with industry, community and government partners to offer customized services to help global companies unlock investment opportunities. Are you a leader in the global energy industry and want to join Canada’s emerging hydrogen and cleantech industries? Visit our website to find out how Invest in Canada can help facilitate your business expansion: investcanada.ca
Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
Our platform, solutions and partner ecosystem help transform the energy value chain from the digital oil field to the connected prosumer, creating better customer outcomes as a sustainable energy operator and service provider. Operations benefits include: enhancing energy conservation and energy efficiency; increasing reliability and energy conversion; reducing variability of operations and environmental impact while generating value for stakeholders. Workforce benefits including attracting, training, and retaining employees for the next-generation workforce by equipping them with the skills and technologies to drive your transformation into a sustainable energy operator and service provider. Benefits for the energy transition include keeping people, products, and the world moving, while realizing reductions in carbon emissions and using data and AI to intelligently fulfill demand with new renewable energy sources; and shaping the future of energy with technology innovations that increase energy supply and reduce demand from smart cities, infrastructure, vehicles and homes, while also minimizing their environmental impact.
Every day we work with customers and partners across the energy sector to accelerate the energy transition and support each organization’s sustainability and digital transformation goals, by helping to improve employee productivity and collaboration, operational efficiency, safety and reliability. Microsoft Azure is the globally trusted platform that helps you meet evolving threats with built-in security and the industry’s most comprehensive compliance portfolio. Azure tools and services allow you to build custom solutions to tackle challenges and prepare for the future, optimizing everything from field work to customer experience, modernizing operations to speed response rates, boosting efficiency, and reducing costs. Learn more at Azure for Energy.
The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative is a CEO-led initiative that aims to accelerate the industry response to climate change. OGCI member companies explicitly support the Paris Agreement and its aims. As leaders in the industry, accounting for almost 30% of global operated oil and gas production, we aim to leverage our collective strength and expand the pace and scope of our transitions to a low-carbon future, so helping to achieve net zero emissions as early as possible. Our members collectively invest over $7B each year in low carbon solutions. OGCI Climate Investments was set up by members to catalyze low carbon ecosystems. This US$1B+ fund invests in technologies and projects that accelerate decarbonization in oil and gas, industry and commercial transport. OGCI members include Aramco, bp, Chevron, CNPC, Eni, Equinor, ExxonMobil, Occidental, Petrobras, Repsol, Shell and Total.
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Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) is both a global energy and solutions partner and the national oil company of Malaysia, entrusted as a key partner in driving the nation’s growth.
We see great potential within individuals, communities, the earth and beyond, and seek to deliver sustainable value through our robust and integrated portfolio. We listen, anticipate needs and work with you to achieve distinctive outcomes. Our people, the technologies we develop and the partnerships we nurture are the bedrock of our progress to now emerging as the World’s Strongest Oil and Gas Brand and ASEAN’s most Valuable Brand*
Attuned to the changing needs in an energy landscape in transition, our focus is in creating solutions that make a difference. Our emissions reduction technologies are able to cut operational costs and environmental impact. Our winning formula for the 7-consecutive F1 world championships is paving the way for low and zero carbon fuels. We are reinventing upstream and pushing boundaries to develop sustainable solutions to deliver high value products. We are making gas relevant, with or without pipelines. We invest in solar at the heart of emerging economies. We anticipate what’s next to deliver the future to our customers.
As a corporation born from trust, our innovations remain grounded on our purpose as a progressive energy and solutions partner, enriching lives for a sustainable future. It dictates the way we operate wherever we go. And in strengthening our efforts to be part of a solution towards healthier, safer and greener future, we have declared our aspiration to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. We are passionate about progress and when all of us are, what “could be” becomes “what is”.
Solutions are made together. Let’s make better things happen.
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Schlumberger (SLB: NYSE) is a technology company that partners with customers to access energy. Our people, representing over 160 nationalities, are providing leading digital solutions and deploying innovative technologies to enable performance and sustainability for the global energy industry. With expertise in more than 120 countries, we collaborate to create technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all. Our story begins with what it truly means to be a technology innovator. Our common sense of purpose unites our 82,000 people in supplying the industry’s most comprehensive range of products and services, from exploration through production, and integrated pore-to-pipeline solutions that optimize hydrocarbon recovery to deliver reservoir performance sustainably. We believe energy makes society progress: few parts of modern life, if any, are untouched by the raw materials of oil and gas. And it all starts with competent and talented teams working together to drill wells through subterranean environments they can never actually see. It takes a combination of engineering disciplines, along with computer science, geophysics, and metallurgy. Then there are astounding efforts to keep older wells pumping despite time’s inevitable drain on production. From a well’s cradle to grave, and everywhere in between—that is where the people of Schlumberger come in. In the early decades of the 20th century, Conrad and Marcel Schlumberger set out to understand the Earth’s subsurface structure using geophysical measurements. Their pioneering spirit enabled them to grow Schlumberger into the world’s first well logging company with a worldwide presence. That technology debut has built a 90-year legacy that still thrives on industry leadership and innovation—a clearly defined identity based on dedicated people “figuring it out." Our curiosity drives us to better understand what our customers do, how they do it, and what they need to help overcome their challenges.
Siemens Energy is one of the world’s leading energy technology companies. The company works with its customers and partners on energy systems for the future, thus supporting the transition to a more sustainable world. With its portfolio of products, solutions and services, Siemens Energy covers almost the entire energy value chain – from power generation and transmission to storage. The portfolio includes conventional and renewable energy technology, such as gas and steam turbines, hybrid power plants operated with hydrogen, and power generators and transformers. More than 50 percent of the portfolio has already been decarbonized. A majority stake in the listed company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) makes Siemens Energy a global market leader for renewable energies. An estimated one-sixth of the electricity generated worldwide is based on technologies from Siemens Energy. With more than 91,000 employees worldwide in more than 90 countries, Siemens Energy can help energize society today and in the future.
Stanford University's Precourt Institute for Energy leads the university’s efforts in energy research and education, from basic science and technology to policy and business. The Precourt Institute, its initiatives and centers fund research, help educate the next generation of leaders in the energy sector and promote the results of sustainable energy efforts across campus. The institute also builds collaborations globally with business executives, investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers and other researchers in pursuit of sustainable, affordable, secure energy for all people. The Precourt Institute and other Stanford energy programs organize conferences and workshops throughout the year. For more information about Stanford Energy news, events, people and programs, please visit energy.stanford.edu.To keep up to date, follow @StanfordEnergy on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to the Stanford Energy channel on YouTube and to Stanford Energy News monthly at energy.stanford.news. Corporations, government, civic organizations and individuals can interact with Stanford Energy in a variety of ways. Members of industrial affiliate and sponsored-research programs at the Precourt Institute and elsewhere on campus support Stanford energy research and education. The programs also provide many opportunities for interaction with faculty members and students, as do Stanford’s internship programs. Stanford offers a professional education program on energy. The Global Energy Dialogues, StorageX International Symposium and Stanford Energy Seminar are open to all who are passionate to learn about and advance the global energy transition. For more information, visit energy.stanford.edu/engage.
Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. (“TPH”) provides strategic and financial advice to investors, management teams, boards of directors, government bodies, and other professionals and participants in the global energy industry. We as a firm love the financial, technical, and moral challenge of both powering the economy and protecting the environment. Today, TPH’s research team covers approximately 130 companies, its sales and trading team provides service to institutional energy investors globally, and its investment banking effort includes over 100 professionals with significant transaction and energy industry expertise. Approximately one third of TPH’s team has technical experience and worked previously in the energy industry. With offices in Houston, Calgary, Denver, London and New York, TPH is very active advising clients in upstream, midstream, infrastructure, oilfield services, refining and petrochemicals, energy technology (including renewables), activist situations, restructuring, commodity risk management, ESG, and in public and private capital raising. TPH was founded in 2004 with the creation of an independent, energy-focused, research-only firm. TPH launched its energy investment banking practice in 2007, and in 2016 joined forces with PWP.
The 23rd World Petroleum Congress takes place in Houston, Texas, December 5-9, 2021, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. This global symposium convenes every three years for thought-provoking exchanges and an interactive exhibition. Assembling more than 100 nations and 700 expert speakers, the Congress attracts the highest-level industry and government leaders from around the world, including heads of state, ministers of energy and C-suite executives. Congress participants examine all aspects of the industry, from technological advances in upstream and downstream to the role of natural gas and renewables and the management of the industry and its social, economic and environmental impact.
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