Week-long programming on technology, innovation and decarbonization—centered in the “CERAWeek Innovation Agora”—will be a major focus at the world’s preeminent energy conference, to be held in Houston March 7-11

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adam Selipsky, CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS), will be among the technology and innovation speakers at CERAWeek by S&P Global 2022—the world’s preeminent energy conference—to be held in Houston March 7-11.

Mr. Selipsky will speak on how technology is helping the industry transform, innovate and accelerate the energy transition, and will join a lineup of technology leaders that includes Microsoft executive vice president for cloud and artificial intelligence, Scott Guthrie, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe, Energy Futures Initiative CEO Energy Ernest J. Moniz and Chevron vice president, innovation and president of Chevron Technology Ventures, Barbara Burger.

CERAWeek 2022: Pace of Change: Energy, Climate and Innovation will examine the challenges and opportunities of reducing emissions while supplying the needs of a growing global economy in the era of energy transition. The conference is returning to Houston for its 40th annual gathering after being hosted as an all-virtual event in 2021.

The CERAWeek Innovation Agora, will serve as the center of technology and innovation programming at the event. Featuring a community of thought leaders, technologists, start-ups, investors, academics, energy companies and government officials, the Innovation Agora will showcase transformational technology platforms in the energy space ranging from digitalization, AI, analytics and connectivity, robotics, blockchain, additive manufacturing, mobility and decarbonization.

The CERAWeek Innovation Agora program is available to all CERAWeek registrants and will comprise a series of candid conversations, on-demand presentations and discussions, including its signature Voices of Innovation series of intimate, one-on-one conversations with thought leaders, as well as Agora Studios featuring moderated dialogues with 2-3 guest speakers on emerging and disruptive technologies.

Newly added for 2022 will be “Agora Hubs,” dedicated zones for sharing ideas and insights and exploring the technology frontiers around a central topic for the industry.

The 2022 Agora Hubs will focus on hydrogen and carbon management. Key topics to be explored in the Agora Hubs include:

Hydrogen Hub

  • Geopolitics of Hydrogen: Policy drivers and strategic visions
  • Hydrogen’s Impact on Oil Markets: Fuel cell cars and trucks
  • Using Low-carbon Gas: Industrial end uses
  • Hydrogen in Power Markets: Storing renewable power

Carbon Management Hub

  • Driving Low-carbon Innovation: Criteria for investing in early-stage companies
  • Sustainable Transport: Growing biofuels and green fuels production
  • Direct Air Capture: What will it take to scale up enough
  • Methane Reduction in Oil and Gas and Related Data Analytical Solutions
  • Next Gen: Entering the energy industry
  • Breakthroughs in Nature-based Solutions: Afforestation and reforestation

“The importance of the technology and innovation program at CERAWeek, centered in the CERAWeek Innovation Agora, underscores how technology and energy have become synonymous with each other,” said James Rosenfield, senior vice president, S&P Global and co-chairman of CERAWeek. “Whether it is electrification and the mobility future; harnessing digitization, AI and advanced robotics to expand capabilities and improve efficiencies; charting new pathways to decarbonization with fuels of the future and advanced carbon capture at scale; and even new models for finance and investment, technology and energy are inseparable from one another in shaping the future.”

“The convergence of technology and energy is embodied in this year’s conference theme, ‘Pace of Change’,” said Daniel Yergin, vice chairman, S&P Global and CERAWeek conference chair. “A new wave of innovation will play a vital role in setting the pace by which the challenges and opportunities of the energy future are met.

Learn more about the CERAWeek Innovation Agora program at: https://ceraweek.com/program/innovation-agora.html

CERAWeek by S&P Global is the premier annual international gathering of the world’s energy industry leaders, experts, government officials and policymakers, as well as leaders from the technology, financial and industrial communities. The conference is produced by S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI).

The CERAWeek 2022 conference program will explore key themes related to More Energy, Lower Emissions; Geopolitics and Energy Markets; Workforce of the Future; Competitive Landscape and the Energy Transition; Supply Chains; and Financing the Energy Future.

Visit www.ceraweek.com for a complete list of speakers and the most up-to-date program information (subject to change).

Registration Information

CERAWeek by S&P Global 2022 will be held March 7-11 at the Hilton Americas—Houston. Further information and delegate registration is available at www.ceraweek.com.

Media Accreditation

Media registration is now open. Members of the media interested in covering CERAWeek 2022 are required to apply for accreditation. Applications are subject to approval and can be submitted at the following link: https://ceraweek.com/about/press.html

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