AWS Session Abstracts from CERAWeek 2023
Technologies for Sustainability | Adam Selipsky, CEO, AWS
Plenary session with Adam Selipsky, CEO of AWS, and Vicki Hollub, President and CEO of OXY, moderated by Daniel Yergin, Vice-Chairman of IHS Markit. The discussion focuses on the changing energy landscape and technologies needed to navigate the energy transition and drive sustainability.
Spotlight Digital Technologies: Accelerating Transition | Uwem Ukpong, VP Global Services, AWS
There is widespread agreement on the potential of digital technologies to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world. According to S&P Global estimates, digital technologies could help reduce emissions by up to 30% by 2050 in high-emitting sectors such as power, industry, and transport. Enabled by technologies such as high-performance computing, 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), drones, augmented and virtual reality, digital twins, and artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, digitalization can help predict optimal energy supply and demand control, accommodate increasing shares of different energy sources and improve the reliability of grids.
Emerging Technologies for Net Zero | Bill Vass, VP Engineering, AWS
As the full range of industrial sectors pursue net-zero strategies, multiple technology pathways are emerging (e.g., electrification, hydrogen, CCUS). Progress along these pathways is occurring at a slower than expected pace, however, stymied in many cases by high costs and regulatory uncertainty. This session explores the most promising technologies for achieving net zero, cost-reduction levers that can improve their economic viability and thus accelerate deployment, and potential synergies between them that can enable new commercial models.
US Hydrogen Policy: Clean Hydrogen Policy: Clean Hydrogen for a Dollar | Bill Vass, VP Engineering, AWS
The US government sees clean H2 as an enabling technology for decarbonization. From hubs to tax credits, multiple efforts seek to achieve the Hydrogen Shot target of $1 per kilogram for clean H2. What does the roadmap look like? How can companies and governments accelerate technology breakthroughs? Where will we see hydrogen next?
Women Reinventing Energy | Alaina Bookstein, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, AWS
How will the energy system change over the next 10 to 20 years, and what will be the role of women executives in leading these changes?
Voices of Innovation | Bill Vass, VP Engineering, AWS
A conversation with Atul Arya, Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist, S&P Global Commodity Insights and Bill Vass.
The Continued Expansion of Quantum Technology in the Energy Ecosystem | Antia Lamas-Linares, Lead, Center for Quantum Networking, AWS
Quantum technology which harnesses the laws of quantum mechanics to assist modern computer technology continues to evolve. When can the energy ecosystem see real examples of this technology put into practice? Are we already there?
Accelerating Digital Technologies | Hussein Shel, Enterprise Technologist
Digital technologies hold great promise for improving the efficiency, effectiveness and carbon-intensity of oil and gas operations. Yet, recent history shows that the greatest challenge in realizing these benefits is being able to scale rapidly across the enterprise to move the needle on overall corporate performance. This session draws from hard-earned experiences to identify those technologies offering the greatest potential, the technical and organizational practices proving most effective at accelerating adoption, and new business models that are emerging as a result.
Role of Decentralized Finance in New Energy Technologies | John Liu, Head of Product, AWS
Digitalization has ushered in a new era of business practices and the banking industry is no exception. How are new methods of financing, systems focusing on removal of traditional banking processes through peer-to-peer transactions impacting the development of emerging energy technologies?
From NY to CA Innovative Zinc Battery Installations from Coast to Coast | Anne Marie Augustus, AWS Clean Energy Accelerator Startup, Urban Electric Power
Urban Electric Power, Inc. (UEP) manufactures rechargeable zinc-manganese dioxide batteries for use in energy storage systems. Their core technology revolutionizes the chemistry found in alkaline primary batteries (e.g. double AA) and makes it rechargeable. This presentation will explore three active installations which provide power resilience, displace diesel generators, and optimize solar PV consumption.
Energy Systems of the Future | Jay Shah, Principal, Marketing & Innovation Programs, Energy, AWS
The design of the Energy System of the Future will enable organizations to optimize their businesses and accelerate innovation through new data-driven solutions based on advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), internet of things (IoT) and edge computing, high-performance computing (HPC), and autonomous machines supported by next gen connectivity solutions. As a result, energy organizations across the value chain will be able to achieve one or more of the following; increased production, lower cost, greater speed, lower risk, with less emissions.
Going Beyond Production Optimization with Baker Hughes & AWS | Dave Cox, Energy Executive, Director, Baker Hughes and Jeff Miers, Director, Partners, AWS
In O&G production, optimization has been the best we could do for many years. But taking energy forward is going to require something different. We believe that by 2025, the most successful operators will maximize profitability — with fewer emissions — through the automation of their fields. Join Baker Hughes as they discuss Leucipa, the cloud-based automated field production software solution designed to help O&G operators proactively manage production and reduce carbon emissions.
GE Digital ADMS deployment on AWS | Heather Becker Americas Presales Leader, GE Digital
GE Digital and AWS are working together to help electric utilities accelerate hybrid cloud adoption when and where needed, leveraging the GridOS platform to solve mission-critical challenges at the speed of the energy transition. As the energy industry undergoes massive transformation, the cloud offers real opportunities for utilities to accelerate modernization efforts to improve reliability and resiliency, and bring renewable energy projects online faster.