Carolyn Seto

IHS Markit

Director, Upstream Technology & Innovation

Dr. Carolyn Seto, Director, Upstream Technology and Innovation, IHS Markit, investigates the roles technology and innovation play in driving strategic choices companies make in the upstream energy sector—from how a company sources new technology to how a technology development strategy impacts a company’s resource portfolio. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Dr. Seto managed the Quantitative Fuel Analytics Group at Edison Mission Marketing and Trading, where she provided short- and long-term insights on coal, natural gas, and environmental markets and advised senior management on the implications of proposed environmental policies and the emerging North American shale gas supply. She has also worked as a Reservoir Engineer for BP, Shell, and Chevron, in development and operational roles, domestic and international. Dr. Seto was the Clare Boothe Luce Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was a co-author on the MIT Future of Natural Gas Study, investigating the impact of unconventional supply on North American, global energy markets, and carbon policy. Dr. Seto holds a BSc from Queen’s University and MSc and PhD degrees from Stanford University.

Sessions With Carolyn Seto

Wednesday, 3 March

  • 07:30am - 08:00am (CST) / 03/mar/2021 01:30 pm - 03/mar/2021 02:00 pm

    Agora Studio

    Agora Studio: Energy Innovation Pioneers

    Panel Innovation & Technology
    The global energy system is being reshaped by the forces of digitalization and decarbonization. Technology and innovation are critical tools for navigating the energy transition. With their new technologies, innovative commercial models and urgency to rise to the challenge, startups will play a critical role in defining the pathways and pace of the transition. What are the new opportunities that will be captured by these companies? How will they shape the future energy system? Join us, as we feature members of the 2021 class of CERAWeek Energy Innovation Pioneers to explore these questions. 
  • 02:10pm - 02:40pm (CST) / 03/mar/2021 08:10 pm - 03/mar/2021 08:40 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Cleantech Investment Strategies

    Panel Clean Tech Upstream Oil & Gas Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management Gas & LNG
    The oil and gas industry is embracing clean technology more than ever and traditional energy companies have moved past initial skepticism of renewable energy sources and sustainability initiatives to become increasingly bigger players in the energy transition. Every year the volume of investing and partnering in diverse cleantech areas, including renewables, batteries, hydrogen, water treatment, or EV charging, continues to grow. This growth of new technologies and investment opportunities requires the development and implementation of a clear strategy for cleantech investments that finds the right balance between sustainability goals and corporate returns. What is the strategic approach by oil and gas companies in cleantech? What is the right level of investment to become a cleantech leader without negatively impacting overall company returns?

Thursday, 4 March

  • 11:00am - 11:30am (CST) / 04/mar/2021 05:00 pm - 04/mar/2021 05:30 pm

    Voices of Innovation

    Voices of Innovation: National Labs

    Panel Innovation & Technology
    As the global energy system shifts towards a low-carbon future, new technologies will be needed—to provide affordable carbon-free energy, to integrate an increasingly complex energy system and to develop new pathways for production and recovery of materials. The network of US National Laboratories occupies a unique position in advancing these technologies. What are some of the most promising innovations in the National Labs? What is their role in enabling the shift to net-zero? 
  • 02:30pm - 03:00pm (CST) / 04/mar/2021 08:30 pm - 04/mar/2021 09:00 pm


    Agora-X Meet-Up Thursday

    Roundtable Discussion Innovation & Technology

    Our Agora Meet-Ups provided live, interactive, unstructured conversations with IHS Markit analysts and guests from the day’s featured Agora-X Pods in a relaxed setting. These small, casual sessions were not recorded and are not available for On Demand viewing.