Uptake To Reveal How New Energy Frontiers Will Be Won

At CERAWeek, the world’s premiere energy event, Uptake will show how AI is Powering the Industrial Evolution™ for the energy sector.

The energy industry as we know it is being disrupted. Its future is being shaped by a new world of rivalries. This shift is presenting both sizeable challenges and unprecedented opportunities for today’s energy businesses.

But the race is only accelerating. Leaders are separating from laggards by their ability to harness transformational technologies like AI and machine learning. They have become a competitive edge for energy businesses that are quick to adopt them.

At CERAWeek 2019, Uptake will be discussing and demonstrating how the energy industry is being reshaped, reimagined and recoded with digital technology. Here’s a message from Uptake’s president, Ganesh Bell, on why he’s looking forward to this year’s big event:


By its very nature, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will upend established companies. At the same time, however, it will create an environment for new champions to stand out and thrive.

As other industries have already proven, digital transformation is fast-evolving. Not only that — it is accelerating beyond businesses’ ability to catch up.

In the energy sector specifically, the companies that win will be the ones that learn the most from data and evolve. Using technologies like AI and machine learning, they will power a new future for the industry.

This year at CERAWeek, Uptake invites you to see how industrial AI software can deliver fast financial outcomes that impact your business. This includes lowering your O&M costs, improving your asset reliability, and surfacing new learnings and efficiencies from your operational data.

Will you be there? Sign up here to meet with Uptake’s energy experts on site at the event in Houston. Uptake is a proud partner of CERAWeek 2019. Be sure to check out our informative panels and sessions throughout the duration of the week:

Monday, March 11:

Agora Studio Session: Oil and Gas — Realizing Value from Digital Transformation
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Nick Farrant, SVP of Portfolio & Industries, Uptake
Justin Rounce, EVP & CTO, TechnipFMC
Arno Van Den Haak, Head of Worldwide Business Development, AWS
Justin Jacobs, Executive Director, IHS Markit (Moderator)

Tuesday, March 12:

Agora Pod Session: Deep Dive on Machine Learning for Energy Outcomes
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Adam McElhinney, Chief of Machine Learning & AI, Uptake

Wednesday, March 13:

Strategic Dialogue Breakfast Panel: Renewable and Gas Integration — Is There an Efficient Frontier?
7:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.
Ganesh Bell, President, Uptake
Joe M. Kang, President, International Gas Union (IGU)
Timothy Gardner, VP, IHS Markit (Moderator)

Agora Pod Session: Maximizing Value from Gas and Coal Plants — A Digital Approach
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Ted Miller, Energy Industry Director, Uptake

Thursday, March 14:

Strategic Dialogue Breakfast Panel: Grid Interconnectivity and Cities
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Jay Allardyce, EVP of Industry, Product and Partnerships, Uptake
Wade Shafer, Associate Director, IHS Markit (Moderator)

Agora Pod Session: Wind Power — Broaden Your Optionality with Digital
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Alex Byrne, Senior Innovations Manager, Wind Energy, Uptake

Agora Studio Session, Voices of Innovation: How AI is Recoding the Power Industry
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ganesh Bell, President, Uptake

Agora Studio Session: Power — Realizing Value from Digital Transformation
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sonny Garg, Head of Global Energy Solutions, Uptake
Doug Arent, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Executive Conference Plenary Panel: Digital Transformation and the Future of Power
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Ganesh Bell, President, Uptake
Paul Browning, President & CEO, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
Jone-Lin Wang, IHS Markit (Moderator)