Jay Crotts


Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Jay Crotts became CIO for Royal Dutch Shell in July 2015. Jay’s vision for his global IT operations is to focus on value delivery for all Shell businesses. After joining Shell in 1986, Jay has had a variety of assignments in Information Technology, research, operations, and applications development, delivering solutions to New Energies, Oil Products, Chemicals and Exploration & Production. Jay combines a technical foundation with strong business knowledge and leadership to ensure IT and Digital is leveraged to drive business value for Shell and their customers. Jay holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Vanderbilt University.  He has completed management development programmes at the Bauer School of Business at the University of Houston and INSEAD Executive Development in Fontainebleau, France. Jay and his wife, Lisa, have a son (engineer) and a daughter (nurse). Jay’s favourite hobbies are flying his plane, playing golf and spending time with his family and friends.

Sessions With Jay Crotts

Monday, 7 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:40pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 06:00 pm - 07/mar/2022 06:40 pm

    Digital Technology's Impact on the Energy Transition

    Panel Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity

    The global transition toward a lower-carbon energy mix presents energy companies with great opportunities via entirely new businesses stretching across the energy value chain and closer engagement with end-use customers. At the same time, overcoming high costs and increasing regulatory burdens will be critical in quickening the pace of change. Digitalization is proving instrumental in transforming a broad range of industrial sectors. What is needed to deliver digitalization? What role might it play in accelerating and enhancing the energy transition? How can the informational transparency afforded by digitalization improve company nimbleness? How will it optimize expanded energy value chain components? What expectations should we have for digitalization-enabled cost reductions and efficiency improvements in key low-carbon segments that have proven so effective in other industrial sectors? How can digitalization streamline carbon footprint analysis, auditing, and reporting?