Amazon Web Services CEO and Head of Microsoft Azure to Headline Technology Programming at CERAWeek by IHS Markit 2019

Week-long programming on technology, innovation and digital
transformation—centered in the “Innovation Agora @ CERAWeek”—will be a
major focus at the world’s preeminent energy conference, March 11-15 in

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon Web Services CEO Andrew Jassy, Microsoft Azure executive vice
president Jason Zander, ABB Group CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer and Fisker
founder and CEO Henrik Fisker are among more than 200 speakers featured
on the Innovation Agora program focused on the role of technology and
innovation in energy at CERAWeek
by IHS Markit
2019, March 11-15 at the Hilton Americas—Houston.

CERAWeek 2019: New World of Rivalries: Reshaping the Energy Future will
assess the evolving trends of energy markets, the impact of government
policies, the environment, technology, geopolitics and the global
economy. 2019 marks the 38th anniversary of the event, produced by
business information provider IHS
(Nasdaq: INFO).

Innovation Agora @ CERAWeek
will be the central hub of the
technology and innovation program at the conference. The Agora embodies
innovative programming and is powered by ideas. It will feature a
community of thought leaders, technologists, start-ups, investors,
academics, energy companies and government officials who will explore
and illuminate the intersection of energy and technology that is
reshaping the industry. Topics to be explored include e-mobility,
batteries, quantum computing and 5G, robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles
(UAVs), additive manufacturing and more.

“A great wave of innovation and technology is transforming the industry
and reshaping the energy future,” said Daniel Yergin, conference chair
and vice chairman of IHS Markit. “What happens in tech matters to
energy, and what happens to energy matters to tech. That truth is
reflected in the breadth and depth of the technology and innovation
program throughout the conference and centered in the Innovation Agora.”

Among the highlights of the Innovation Agora @ CERAWeek:

Voices of Innovation – Candid conversations between thought
leaders and innovators. Speakers include Andrew Jassy, Jason Zander and
Ulrich Spiesshofer as well as former U.S. secretary of energy Ernest
Moniz, automotive pioneer Henrik Fisker, Lord John Browne, and Celeris
Technologies CEO Dr. Venkat Sumantran, among others.

OGCI Venture Day – A showcase of early-stage innovative energy
efficiency companies that will pitch to OGCI Climate Investments. OGCI
will commit up to $50 million to companies with technologies or business
models that are ready for pilots or deployment.

U.S. Department of Energy and National Laboratories – A
presentation featuring the heads of the National Energy Technology Lab,
the head of the Brookhaven National Labs and the head of the Oak Ridge
National Labs.

Blockchain – Deep dive sessions on the application of blockchain
technologies in the energy industry with speakers such as Dan Berkovitz,
commissioner, U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission and others.
Plus, daily “meet-ups” in the Agora Atrium led by Rebecca Hofmann,
founder and director of the OOC Oil and Gas Blockchain Council.

“What’s New in Energy” University Luncheons – Stanford University
Precourt Institute for Energy, Rice University and Massachusetts
Institute of Technology Energy Initiative will each lead luncheon
discussions on cutting-edge technology discovery and development at
their universities.

Mobility Future Program – Sessions and insights devoted to
driverless technologies, electric vehicles, charging infrastructure and
regulatory issues.

Digitalization – Twenty featured sessions on digital
transformation, including cloud computing, 5G, quantum computing and AI
and cyber security.

Arab Energy Innovation Initiative – Featuring early-stage and
scaling-stage companies from the Arab innovation ecosystem in “meetups,”
receptions and a special dialogue with leaders from Masdar, Saudi
Aramco, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and Wa’ed,
among others.

Start-up Presentations – “Agora Pods” will feature more than 100
presentations by leading start-ups in technology and innovation in the
energy system.

The Future of the Energy Innovation Ecosystem – A forum with
thought leaders including the findings of a new year-long study, Advancing
the Landscape of Clean Energy Innovation

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

Registration Information

CERAWeek 2019 will be held March 11-15 at the Hilton Americas Hotel in
Houston, Texas. Further information and delegate registration is
available at

Media Accreditation

Media registration is now open. Members of the media interested in
covering CERAWeek 2019 are required to apply for accreditation.
Applications can be submitted via the following link:

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