Anna Shpitsberg, Director, Global Power and Renewables, IHS Markit, conducts research and consulting on emerging trends, evolution of regulation, and industry strategy as it relates to the power sector, globally. Additionally, she is expanding geographic coverage of the power portfolio by managing the build out of power system analysis for new markets. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Ms. Shpitsberg established the U.S. Department of State’s Power Sector Program (PSP) through which she partnered with and advised utilities, regulators, system operators, and energy ministries on power market reform, energy resource optimization and procurement, regional power market development, and renewable energy integration and financing. In this role, she designed, managed, and advised on projects in Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Laos, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Vietnam, as well as regional projects in Latin America and Southern Africa. She also held positions at the U.S. Department of Energy, the Rocky Mountain Institute, and Morgan Stanley. Ms. Shpitsberg holds a BS from Binghamton University in Finance and an MEM from Duke University with a focus on energy systems and the energy-water nexus.