CERAWeek 2019

March 11-15 2019    |    Houston, Texas 


Feel the energy

CERAWeek gives us all an opportunity to enhance our understanding of political, economic, and technological forces and trends shaping the energy industry around the world.  


As the energy industry continues to transform amidst a digital and technological revolution, we are moving to ever more complex, multi-modal and decentralized systems.  Existing business models are being disrupted and traditional energy value chains recomposed.  And the promises of proactively partaking in a cleaner, more reliable – yet flexible – energy market seem to be more than just promises!


At Siemens, we believe that addressing the evolving complexities of the energy landscape will require integrated energy ecosystems that span the entire energy value chain.  Traditional and new elements across generation, transmission, distribution and consumption must be seamlessly integrated to realize their full potential.  Managing this complexity is the true challenge of shaping the new energy future.  We are approaching this challenge by taking up the lessons from the past and looking toward the future to leverage existing technologies in different ways, develop new business models and technology systems that address the complexities, and employ cutting-edge data analytics and cybersecurity capabilities.


Speaker Agenda

Monday, March 11th

2:30 – 3:15 pm          Plenary:  Company Strategies in a Time of Change

                                     Lisa Davis, CEO Gas and Power and Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG


3:30 – 4:00 pm          Agora Pod:  Interconnecting Assets and Insurance

                                     Bill Hahn, Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.

Tuesday, March 12th

11:00 – 11:50 am          Agora Lyceum:  Data Deployed –  A Closer Look at the Oil and Gas Industry’s Digital Journey

                                         Ben Bishop, Digital Innovation Specialist and Stig Settemsdal, CTO Offshore Solutions


12:45 – 2:20 pm           Luncheon & Dialogue:  New World of Rivalries

                                        Joe Kaeser, CEO, Siemens AG


Wednesday, March 13th

9:30 - 10:00 am              Agora Pod Session:  A New Reality – Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality for Energy

                                          Ben Bishop, Digital Innovation Specialist


11:30 – 12:30 pm          Strategic Dialogue:  Developing Gas-to-Power and the LNG

                                          Danielle Guccione, Director of Business Development


2:30 – 3:00 pm              Agora Pod:  Decarbonization – From All Electric Ferries to Offshore Rigs

                                         Stig Settemsdal, CTO Offshore Solutions


3:35 – 4:15 pm              Plenary:  “Future of Renewables in the Power Mix”

                                         Tim Holt, COO Gas and Power

Thursday, March 14th

7:30 – 8:45 am               Strategic Dialogue:  Investment Opportunities in a Decarbonized Europe

                                          Kunal Chandra, Vice President, New Energy Business


11:30 – 12:30 pm          Agora Studio Session:  Hydrogen – What role in head and power

                                          Kunal Chandra, Vice President, New Energy Business


11:30 – 12:30 pm          Strategic Dialogue:  Battery Storage for the Grid: Climbing the Growth Curve

                                          Kiran Kumaraswamy, Market Applications Director, Fluence Energy

2:00 – 3:00 pm               Agora Studio Session:  Powering the Cities of the Future – How will building design and 
                                          systems innovate to meet increasingly demanding goals of reduced energy use and
Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA


2:00 – 3:00 pm               Agora Studio Session:  Blockchain and the Power Consumer: “Myth or reality”

                                          Ben Bishop, Digital Innovation Specialist

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Key Topics

Energy Transition, De-carbonization, Digitalization and Decentralization

Pipelines 4.0

As North American oil and gas producers continue to unlock the region’s vast unconventional resources, the industry faces a dilemma: expand pipeline infrastructure accordingly to move product to market with maximum efficiency or face the consequence of a massive midstream bottleneck.  Further down the value chain, in general, the high demand for midstream infrastructure is a good problem for pipeline operators to have.  They face several challenges today, however, that go beyond the pressing demand for expansion.  These include aging assets, the need to manage increasingly high volumes of data, cybersecurity concerns and tightening legislative requirements—in addition to the ever-present challenge of minimizing costs, while ensuring long-term asset reliability.

Hydrogen Solutions 

One of the most important challenges today is the decarbonization of the global economy.  The key to meeting this challenge is to consistently expand renewable energy sources and integrate them in developed industry, energy, and mobility infrastructures.  We generate “green” hydrogen from renewable energy using PEM electrolysis, and in doing so make an important contribution to the global energy transition.


LNG developers face unique financing challenges, especially when bringing LNG-to-power projects online.  Since 1995, the global LNG market has quadrupled in size.  By the end of 2015, 34 nations were importing LNG, up from 15 in 2005.  In the Middle East alone, LNG imports have grown by more than 380 percent over the past three years.  Overall, the global LNG market is expected to reach USD 20.6 billion by 2025, growing at a rate of 12.7% per year.

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