EVENT

2019 KPMG Global Energy Conference

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 08:00

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Thursday, June 06, 2019 14:00

Royal Sonesta Hotel 2222 West Loop S | Houston, TX

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • 2018 Recap
  • Past Conference highlights

Overview

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KPMG’s 17th Annual Global Energy Conference (GEC) to be held June 5-6 in Houston at the Royal Sonesta Hotel will bring together senior energy executives and thought leaders from around the world to discuss these issues and their effect on the global oil, gas, power, and utility sectors. Join us!
 


Overview

Attending the conference will provide you with new insights, tools, and strategies to help you manage the challenges facing our industry. You will have the opportunity to join your peers form leading energy companies to network and share effective practices.

Who should attend

The conference is the premier event for senior executives in energy industry. It attracts more than 500 professionals each year, and bring together energy executives and luminaries to share ideas and gain insights on the current issues and emerging challenges that will impact the energy industry in the coming year.

For additional questions, please email us.

Dates and venue

This intensive day-and-a-half program consists of general sessions, breakout discussions, and keynote presentations by distinguished leaders.

Day 1: Wednesday, June 5

8:00 am - 9:00 am: Registration and breakfast

9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Conference (lunch provided)

5:00 pm: Cocktail reception

Day 2: Thursday, June 6

8:00 am - 9:00 am: Registration and breakfast

9:00 am - 2:00 pm: Conference (lunch provided)

Agenda

2019 Global Energy Conference Agenda

 

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
7:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m
Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m - 8:30 a.m
Women in Energy Executive Breakfast: Using the #MeToo era as a catalyst for creating a safer workplace environment

The magnitude of sexual harassment allegations that recently shook Hollywood and the media sector has left leaders in all industries questioning this behavior in their own industries and organizations. This panel brings together a mix of senior leaders to discuss observations on the prevalence of sexual harassment in the energy industry and what actions are being implemented to ensure employees feel safe in their work environment. The discussion will address tactical HR approaches to eliminate sexual harassment using this crisis as a wake-up call to create a better, safer work environment, and the responsibility of senior leaders to put tough issues on the table that address how we treat each other at work, no matter what our differences – including race, gender, orientation, creed and every attribute that makes our workforces unique.
Moderator: Angie Gildea, Principal, Americas Oil and Gas Co-Leader, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Betsy Bagley, Senior Director and Consultant for Advisory Services, Catalyst
Stephanie Cox, Vice President Human Resources, Schlumberger Limited
Tom Wilson, Partner, Labor & Employment, Vinson & Elkins LLP
9:00 a.m - 9:20 a.m
WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
Regina Mayor, Global Sector Head and the U.S. National Sector Leader of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG in the U.S.
9:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
GENERAL SESSION I: ENERGY'S ROLE IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY FROM PRODUCTION TO CONSUMPTION

In this “state of the union” session, KPMG Chief Economist, Constance Hunter, and KPMG head of Federal Tax Legislative and Regulatory Services, John Gimigliano, will provide an economic outlook, views on the global economy and demand, and an practical discussion on the monumental legislative changes to U.S. tax laws and implications for the energy industry. Attendees will hear perspectives on what’s next in tax, criteria executives should be considering to achieve success in the new tax landscape, and how companies can evaluate the durability of the new law in a fluid political environment.
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Moderator: Regina Mayor, Global Sector Head and the U.S. National Sector Leader of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Richard Ellings, President, The National Bureau of Asian Research
John Gimigliano, Principal in Charge, Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services, KPMG in the U.S.
Constance Hunter, Chief Economist, KPMG in the U.S.
10:35 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
MORNING NETWORKING BREAK
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Concurrent Session I
IA - National Oil Companies – Meeting the challenges of today’s energy dynamics
The focus today of most NOCs is undergoing a gradual but significant change. A decline in oil prices since 2014 and a global and multilateral push to diversify away from the hydrocarbon dependency have added additional areas of focus and new strategic dimensions to the NOC thinking. The purpose of this panel is to explore the changing role of the NOCs in the global energy landscape, its strategies and their view of the long-term outlook for hydrocarbon future.
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Moderator: Andy Steinhubl, Principal, Energy and Chemicals Strategy Leader, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
Panelists:
Salvador Escobedo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pemex Procurement International
Raymond Ng, Partner, Head of Oil & Gas, KPMG China
Anton Oussov, Global Head of Oil & Gas and Head of Oil & Gas in Russia and the CIS, KPMG Russia


IB - Accelerating Sustainable Energy Innovation
Sustainable energy innovation is at the heart of solving many of the world’s toughest challenges, and it is the key to tapping the full potential of energy as a contributor to future growth and prosperity. The global energy system faces rising and shifting demand, the urgent challenge of tackling climate change, and the need to expand energy access, mirrored by tremendous new opportunities created by the Fourth Industrial Revolution which impacts all sectors of the economy and society. During this session a panel will discuss the joint KPMG and World Economic Forum initiative on Shaping the Future of Energy and offer some insights as to how innovation might lead to new “bold ideas” emerging with the potential to transform the global energy markets.
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Moderator: Michael Hayes, Global Head of Renewables, KPMG in Ireland
Panelists:
Sonny Garg, Energy Solutions Lead, Uptake
Martin Laguerre, Senior Principal, Power and Renewables, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Espen Mehlum, Head of Knowledge Management and Integration, Future of Energy System Initiative, World Economic Forum
Brett Perlman, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Houston


IC - Security Transformation - Building resilience against cyber threats
In an era where we continue to hear “breaches are inevitable”, it can be difficult to know when you’re doing enough of the right things while not overspending to reach the same results. This session will explore some common communication challenges that occur between security leaders and C-level executives when evaluating Information Security effectiveness. We’ll also highlight some of the major disruptions in technology that pose a challenge to security practitioners. Hear from senior leaders how they look at cyber security through the lenses of business risk and resiliency to provide a clearer path forward.
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Moderator: Dave Baumgartner, Principal, Advisory, Cyber Security, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
Panelists:
Zeeshan Sheikh, Chief Information Officer, Entergy
Scott vonFischer, Chief Information Security Officer, Lyondell Chemical Company
Jed Young, Chief Information Security Officer, Andeavor


12:00 noon. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION II: THE NEXT BIG NEWS STORY
Soledad O'brien, award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Break
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.









Concurrent Session II
IIA - The Energy Transition – How fossil fuel companies transform in the “peak demand” scenario
The ‘new energy transition’ refers to the evolution of the power and energy industry from top-down, one way value chain from generators to consumers to a customer-centric value matrix. This evolution is being triggered by the development of new technologies, particularly digital ones, and the new demands on the power and energy industry brought on by a number of factors including: decarburization, decentralizations, democratization and digitalization. In this session the panel will discuss some of the key trends causing this disruption, and how this is leading to new customer-centric business models provided by a variety of new players.
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Moderator: Vicky Parker, Partner, Strategy, KPMG U.K.
Panelists:
Frank Demaille, President and Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE North America
Elizabeth Killinger, EVP and President, NRG Retail
Anne McEntee, Chief Executive Officer, Renewable Energy Services, GE Renewable Energy


IIB - Architecting the Future of Energy - How Grid Edge technologies are transforming distributed generation
The last couple years we’ve seen an unprecedented drop in technology costs associated with clean energy production. Given its increasing affordability, the applications and uses of renewable energy in commercial settings has broadened. The days of the passive consumer are changing as renewables, attitudes towards energy, and accessibility of technology are creating new opportunities for companies to take control of their energy needs, use less energy and lower carbon emissions. In this panel, you’ll hear from major companies who are taking a leadership role in sustainability and developing creative renewable energy solutions, targeting their massive real estate portfolios to create value through renewables.
Moderator: David Pretyman, Principal, Advisory, Corporate Strategy, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Tad Neeley, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Banyan Infrastructure
Lidija Sekaric, Director, Strategy and Marketing, Siemens
Camilo Serna, Vice President of corporate strategy, DTE Energy
Polly Shaw, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Communications, STEM


IIC - Tax Reform Executive Edition - Highlights of the new tax law and the impact on the global energy industry
While the journey to enacting major U.S. Tax law ended with the signing of H.R. 1, the implementation road carries on. With a significantly lower U.S. corporate tax rate and a mixed bag of incentives for domestic investment, those who plan and respond accordingly could turn disruption into advantage. This panel of experts will take a deeper dive on tax reform and share insights and perspective on how it will affect the energy sector, including global investment, long-term demand, and commodity prices.
Moderator: John Gimigliano, Principal in Charge, Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Rod Anderson, National Tax Leader, Power and Utilities, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
Aric Mann, Vice President of Tax, Anadarko Petroleum
Chuck Mannix, Vice President Tax Services, NiSource
Michael Terracina, National Tax Leader, Oil & Gas, KPMG in the U.S.
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m
GENERAL SESSION III: SOLVING THE MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKFORCE PUZZLE
In this general session, keynote speaker, Lynne Lancaster, Generational Expert & Co-Founder of BridgeWorks, discussed her book, The M-Factor: How the millennial generation is rocking the workplace co-authored by David Stillman. Baby Boomer, Lynne Lancaster, and Generation Xer, David Spillman, draw on cutting edge case studies, findings from large scale surveys, and hundreds of interviews to identify generational trends, tips and solutions that Traditionalists, Boomers, Gen Xers, and even Millennials can use to bridge generational gaps.
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Lynne Lancaster, Generational Expert & Co-Founder of BridgeWorks
4:45 p.m to 5:00 p.m
CLOSING COMMENTS
Regina Mayor, Global Sector Head and the U.S. National Sector Leader of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG in the U.S.
5:00 p.m
Networking Reception
Thursday, June 7, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
WELCOME BACK & OPENING REMARKS
Regina Mayor, Global Sector Head and the U.S. National Sector Leader of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG in the U.S.
9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
General Session IV: Fueling the Future - What electrification of the automotive sector means for energy

The mobility revolution we’re experiencing today is changing the way consumers are using transportation. From ride-sharing and on-demand transportation, to autonomous and electric vehicles, eMobility will lead to a major change in the interaction between customers, utilities and car manufacturers. All of this change will open up large opportunities around electric vehicles. The future of energy-supply companies in the increasingly decentralized generation of power lies in finding new solutions and business models for the sale of electricity. Automotive OEMs will also have to adopt their strategies to the electric challenge. This panel will address topics including the future of an effective eMobility value chain, changing customer demand for utilities’ strategies, an eMobility ecosystem that guarantees ease of use for the customer, and whether a wide spread charging infrastructure will pay off in light of the tremendous tech advancements in the battery technology space.
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Moderator: Gary Silberg,National Sector Leader, Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Don MacKenzie, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington
Nick Stavropoulos, President and Chief Operating Officer, Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation
Mike Utsler, Chief Operating Officer, Woodside
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
MORNING NETWORKING BREAK
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Concurrent Session III
IIIA - Digital Transformation - How the next generation digital revolution will reshape the energy industry
Energy companies across the world are moving beyond the ‘digitization’ of consumer data into the full ‘digitalization’ of their whole business model and operations, leveraging the change in consumer behavior, available technology and regulatory requirements. This breakout session will focus on the real-life experiences and challenges of this digital transformation, including its implications on consumer satisfaction, productivity improvement and profitability.
Moderator: Cassandra Hogan, National Sector Leader, Power and Utilities, KPMG Australia
Panelists:
Valentine Emesih, Vice President of Operations Technology and Market Systems, CenterPoint Energy
Mike Utsler, Executive, Woodside Energy Ltd.
Morag Watson, Vice President of Digital Innovation, BP


IIIB - What’s on the horizon? Accounting and reporting update
With the adoption of the revenue recognition standard behind us and adoption of the leasing standard ahead, what have we learned? What will we do differently? This interactive session will explore these questions with our audience and the panel will provide insight into the opportunities and challenges facing companies in this ever changing accounting and controls environment. Participants will discuss their learnings, guidance, and best practices along with a look ahead at other GAAP, SEC, PCAOB and energy-specific issues.
Moderator: Joel Smith, Partner, Audit, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
John Barbagallo, Managing Director, KPMG in the U.S.
Molly Chilakapati, Partner, Advisory, KPMG in the U.S.
Mark Zajac, Partner, Audit, KPMG in the U.S.


IIIC - A reporter's perspective on the energy industry - Media panel discussion
The energy media maintain a pulse on our industry: where we've been, how far we've come, and where we're headed. In this panel, hear from senior energy reporters about the state of the industry from their perspective. We'll discuss the future of energy, technology, mobility and energy innovation, among other current topics the most relevant to our sector.
Moderator: Regina Mayor, Global Sector Head and the U.S. National Sector Leader of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Erin Ailworth, Energy Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Joe Carroll, Houston Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News
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Ernest Scheyder, National Energy Correspondent, Reuters News
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
LUNCHEON
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION V: MOVING FORWARD IN A G-ZERO WORLD
Honorable George J. Mitchell, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader (1989–1995)
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Regina Mayor, Global Sector Head and the U.S. National Sector Leader of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG in the U.S.

2018 Recap

KPMG hosted the Global Energy Conference, on June 6-7, 2018 in Houston, TX. The conference brought together senior energy executives and thought leaders from the oil, gas, power, and utility industries to discuss and debate the biggest trends and challenges facing the global energy sector. The agenda included perspectives from our keynote speakers who were uniquely positioned to discuss today’s environment. Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor, and producer, lead us in thinking about the role of the media in today’s heavily polarized discussions, allegations of external manipulation, and whether the notion of “fake news” has truly affected the global public. The Honorable George J. Mitchell, former U.S. Senate majority leader (1989–1995), who received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for negotiating the Good Friday Peace Agreement between Northern Ireland and Ireland after three decades of conflict, shared his views on how we move forward in a unilateral, G-Zero world, a scenario in which there is no one country that can drive a truly global agenda.

Keynote speakers

Women's Energy executive breakfast

General Sessions

General Session: Energy’s role in the global economy from production to consumption

In this “state of the union” session, KPMG Chief Economist, Constance Hunter, and KPMG head of Federal Tax Legislative and Regulatory Services, John Gimigliano, will provide an economic outlook, views on the global economy and demand, and an practical discussion on the monumental legislative changes to U.S. tax laws and implications for the energy industry.

Moderator: Regina Mayor, Global Sector Head and the U.S. National Sector Leader of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
Panelists:
John Gimigliano, Principal in Charge, Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
Constance Hunter, Chief Economist, KPMG LLP (U.S.)

General session: Fueling the future

What electrification of the automotive sector means for energy

Moderator: Gary Silberg, Partner, The Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
Panelists:
Mike Utsler, Executive, Woodside Energy Ltd.
Don MacKenzie, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington
Nick Stavropoulos, President and Chief Operating Officer, Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation

Breakout sessions

Breakout Session IA: National Oil Companies – Meeting the challenges of today’s energy dynamics

Moderator: Andy Steinhubl, Principal, Energy and Chemicals Strategy Leader, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
Panelists:
Salvador Escobedo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pemex Procurement International
Raymond Ng, Partner, Head of Oil & Gas, KPMG China
Anton Oussov, Global Head of Oil & Gas and Head of Oil & Gas in Russia and the CIS, KPMG Russia

Breakout session IIA: The energy transition—How fossil fuel companies transform in the “peak demand” scenario

Moderator: Vicky Parker, Partner, Strategy, KPMG in the UK
Panelists:
Elizabeth Killinger, EVP and President, NRG Retail
Frank Demaille, President and Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE North America
Anne McEntee, Chief Executive Officer, Renewable Energy Services

Breakout Session IIIA: Digital Transformation - How the next generation digital revolution will reshape the energy industry

Moderator: Cassandra Hogan, National Sector Leader, Power and Utilities, KPMG Australia
Panelists:
Valentine Emesih, Vice President of Operations Technology and Market Systems, CenterPoint Energy
Mike Utsler, Executive, Woodside Energy Ltd.
Morag Watson, Vice President of Digital Innovation, BP

Breakout Session IB: Accelerating Sustainable Energy Innovation recap

Moderator: Michael Hayes, Global Head of Renewables, KPMG in Ireland
Panelists:
Sonny Garg, Energy Solutions Lead, Uptake
Martin Laguerre, Senior Principal, Power and Renewables, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Espen Mehlum, Head of Knowledge Management and Integration, Future of Energy System Initiative, World Economic Forum
Brett Perlman, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Houston

Breakout Session IIB: Architecting the Future of Energy - How Grid Edge technologies are transforming distributed generation

Moderator: David Pretyman, Principal, Advisory, Corporate Strategy, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Tad Neeley, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Banyan Infrastructure
Lidija Sekaric, Director, Strategy and Marketing, Siemens
Camilo Serna, Vice President of corporate strategy, DTE Energy
Polly Shaw, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Communications, STEM

Breakout Session IIIB: What’s on the Horizon? Accounting and Reporting Update recap

Moderator: Joel Smith, Partner, Audit, KPMG U.S.
Panelists:
John Barbagallo, Managing Director, KPMG U.S.
Molly Chilakapati, Partner, Advisory, KPMG U.S.
Mark Zajac, Partner, Audit, KPMG U.S.

Breakout session IC: Security transformation——Building resilience against cyber threats

Moderator: Dave Baumgartner, Principal, Advisory, Cyber Security, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Scott vonFischer, Chief Information Officer, Lyondell Chemical Company
Jed Young, Chief Information Security Officer, Andeavor
Zeeshan Sheikh, Chief Information Officer, Entergy

Breakout session IIC:  Tax reform executive edition—Highlights of the new tax law and the impact on the global energy industry

Moderator: John Gimigliano, Principal in Charge, Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
Panelists:
Rod Anderson, National Tax Leader, Power and Utilities, KPMG in the U.S.
Chuck Mannix, Vice President, Tax Services, NiSource
Aric Mann, Vice President of Tax, Anadarko Petroleum
Mike Terracina, National Tax Leader, Oil and Gas, KPMG in the U.S.

Breakout Session IIIC: A Reporter’s Perspective on the Energy Industry recap

Moderator: Regina Mayor, Global Sector Head and the U.S. National Sector Leader of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Erin Ailworth, Energy Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Joe Carroll, Houston Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News
Ernest Scheyder, National Energy Correspondent, Reuters News

Past Conference highlights

Watch the 2018 Global Energy Conference presentation videos


Past speakers

Keynote speakers

  • Soledad O'Brien, Award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer
  • Honorable George J. Mitchell, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader (1989-1995)
  • Lynne Lancaster, Generational Expert & Co-Founder of BridgeWorks

Other

  • Andy Steinhubl, Principal, Energy and Chemicals Strategy Leader, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • Angie Gildea, Principal, Americas Oil and Gas Co-Leader, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Anne McEntee, Chief Executive Officer, Renewable Energy Services, GE Renewable Energy
  • Anton Oussov, Global Head of Oil & Gas, Head of Oil & Gas in Russia and the CIS, KPMG Russia
  • Aric Mann, Vice President, Tax, Anadarko Petroleum
  • Betsy Bagley, Senior Director and Consultant for Advisory Services, Catalyst
  • Brett Perlman, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Houston
  • Camilo Serna, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, DTE Energy
  • Cassandra Hogan, National Sector Leader, Power and Utilities, KPMG Australia
  • Chuck Mannix, Vice President Tax Services, NiSource
  • Constance Hunter, Chief Economist, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Dave Baumgartner, Principal, Advisory, Cyber Security, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • David Pretyman, Principal, Advisory, Corporate Strategy, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Don MacKenzie, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington
  • Elizabeth Killinger, EVP and President, NRG Retail
  • Erin Ailworth, Reporter The Wall Street Journal
  • Ernest Scheyder, National Energy Correspondent, Reuters News
  • Espen Mehlum, Head of Knowledge Management, Shaping the Future of Energy System Initiative, World Economic Forum
  • Frank Demaille, President and Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE North America
  • Gary A Silberg, National Sector Leader, Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Jed Young, Chief Information Security Officer, Andeavor
  • Joe Carroll, Houston Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News
  • Joel Smith, Partner, Audit, KPMG in the U.S.
  • John Barbagallo, Managing Director, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • John Gimigliano, Principal in Charge, Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services, KPMG in the U.S
  • Lidija Sekaric, Director of Marketing and Strategy, Siemens
  • Mark Zajac, Partner, Audit, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Martin Laguerre, Senior Principal, Power and Renewables, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • Michael Hayes, Global Head of Renewables, KPMG in Ireland
  • Michael Utsler, Executive, Woodside Energy Ltd
  • Mike P. Terracina, National Tax Leader, Oil & Gas, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • Molly Chilakapati, Partner, Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Morag Watson, Vice President of Digital Innovation, BP
  • Nick Stavropoulos, President and Chief Operating Officer, Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation
  • Polly Shaw, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Communications, STEM
  • Raymond Ng, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG China
  • Regina Mayor, Global Sector Head, U.S. National Sector Leader, Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Richard Ellings, President, The National Bureau of Asian Research
  • Rodney Anderson, National Tax Leader, Power and Utilities, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • Salvador Escobedo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pemex Procurement International
  • Scott vonFischer, Chief Information Security Officer, Lyondell Chemical Company
  • Sonny Garg, Energy Solutions Lead, Uptake
  • Stephanie Cox, Vice President Human Resources, Schlumberger Limited
  • Tom Wilson, Partner, Labor & Employment, Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Valentine Emesih, Vice President of Operations Technology and Market Systems, CenterPoint Energy
  • Vicky Parker, Partner, Strategy, KPMG U.K.
  • Zeeshan Sheikh, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Entergy
  • Zoe Thompson, Principal, Advisory, People & Change, KPMG in the U.S.

Past Speakers

Keynote Speakers

  • Madeleine Albright, Former United States Secretary of State
  • Paul Begala, American political consultant and political commentator
  • Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • John Boehner, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2015)
  • Terry Bradshaw, Cohost and Analyst, Fox NFL Sunday
  • Dick Cheney, 46th Vice President of the United States
  • General Colin Powell, Former Secretary of State
  • Barbara Corcoran, Real Estate Mogul and Investor on ABC's Shark Tank
  • William H. Donaldson, 27th Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
  • Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico
  • Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House
  • Mark and Scott Kelly, Highly decorated NASA astronauts and retired U.S. Navy captains
  • Lynne Lancaster, Generational Expert & Co-Founder of BridgeWorks
  • Honorable George J. Mitchell, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader (1989-1995)
  • Alan Mulally, Former President and Chief Executive Officer of The Ford Motor Company
  • Soledad O'Brien, Award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer
  • Condoleeza Rice, Former United States Secretary of State
  • Cokie Roberts, Political Analyst for ABC News
  • Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO of GE
  • George F. Will, American newspaper columnist and political commentator

Other Luminaries and Industry Leaders

  • Erin Ailworth, Reporter The Wall Street Journal
  • Rodney Anderson, National Tax Leader, Power and Utilities, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • Betsy Bagley, Senior Director and Consultant for Advisory Services, Catalyst
  • John Barbagallo, Managing Director, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • Dave Baumgartner, Principal, Advisory, Cyber Security, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • Kevin Book, Managing Director of Research, ClearView Energy Partners, LLC
  • Daniel Burras, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Burras Research
  • Joe Carroll, Houston Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News
  • Robin Chase, Leading pioneer of the Sharing Economy; founder and former CEO of Zipcar
  • Molly Chilakapati, Partner, Accounting Advisory Services, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Stephanie Cox, Vice President Human Resources, Schlumberger Limited
  • Frank Demaille, President and Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE North America
  • Charles T. Drevna, President, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)
  • Richard Ellings, President, The National Bureau of Asian Research
  • Valentine Emesih, Vice President of Operations Technology and Market Systems, CenterPoint Energy
  • Salvador Escobedo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pemex Procurement International Lee Fuller, Vice President of Government Relations, Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA)
  • Sonny Garg, Energy Solutions Lead, Uptake
  • Angie Gildea, Principal, Americas Oil and Gas Co-Leader, KPMG in the U.S.
  • John Gimigliano, Principal in Charge, Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services, KPMG in the U.S
  • Michael Hayes, Global Head of Renewables, KPMG in Ireland
  • John Hofmeister, Founder and Chief Executive of Citizens for Affordable Energy and Former President of Shell Oil
  • Cassandra Hogan, National Sector Leader, Power and Utilities, KPMG Australia
  • Constance Hunter, Chief Economist, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist and New York Times Best-Selling Author
  • Elizabeth Killinger, EVP and President, NRG Retail
  • Martin Laguerre, Senior Principal, Power and Renewables, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • Don MacKenzie, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington
  • Aric Mann, Vice President, Tax, Anadarko Petroleum
  • Chuck Mannix, Vice President Tax Services, NiSource
  • Regina Mayor, Global Sector Head, U.S. National Sector Leader, Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Anne McEntee, Chief Executive Officer, Renewable Energy Services, GE Renewable Energy
  • Espen Mehlum, Head of Knowledge Management, Shaping the Future of Energy System Initiative, World Economic Forum
  • Raymond Ng, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG China
  • Marvin Odum, President, Shell Oil Company
  • Anton Oussov, Global Head of Oil & Gas, Head of Oil & Gas in Russia and the CIS, KPMG Russia
  • Vicky Parker, Partner, Strategy, KPMG U.K.
  • Brett Perlman, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Houston
  • David Pretyman, Principal, Advisory, Corporate Strategy, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Ernest Scheyder, National Energy Correspondent, Reuters News
  • Lidija Sekaric, Director of Marketing and Strategy, Siemens
  • Camilo Serna, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, DTE Energy
  • Gary A Silberg, National Sector Leader, Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Polly Shaw, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Communications, STEM
  • Zeeshan Sheikh, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Entergy
  • Joel Smith, Partner, Audit, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Nick Stavropoulos, President and Chief Operating Officer, Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation
  • Andy Steinhubl, Principal, Energy and Chemicals Strategy Leader, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • Mike P. Terracina, National Tax Leader, Oil & Gas, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  • Zoe Thompson, Principal, Advisory, People & Change, KPMG in the U.S.
  • Michael Utsler, Executive, Woodside Energy Ltd
  • Scott vonFischer, Chief Information Security Officer, Lyondell Chemical Company
  • Mike Walsh, Chief Executive Officer of Tomorrow
  • Morag Watson, Vice President of Digital Innovation, BP
  • Tom Wilson, Partner, Labor & Employment, Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Jed Young, Chief Information Security Officer, Andeavor
  • Mark Zajac, Partner, Audit, KPMG in the U.S.