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Liam Denning

What I Learned by Getting Locked Out at CERAWeek

Technology is the hot new thing in oil, which should make OPEC nervous.
Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, Mexico's energy secretary, second left, speaks as Carlos Pascual, senior vice president of IHS Inc., left, Jim Carr, Canada's minister of natural resources, second right, and Rick Perry, U.S. secretary of energy, listen during the 2018 CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, Mexico's energy secretary, second left, speaks as Carlos Pascual, senior vice president of IHS Inc., left, Jim Carr, Canada's minister of natural resources, second right, and Rick Perry, U.S. secretary of energy, listen during the 2018 CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Photographer: Aaron M. Sprecher

Let me tell you about some possibly great presentations I didn’t get to see this week. 

Truly, they sounded awesome for anyone interested in energy. One was on cloud computing revolutionizing the oil and gas industry, featuring heavy hitters from Alphabet Inc. and Schlumberger Ltd. Another, hosting the chief digital officer of a national oil company (not a phrase I'm used to typing) was about digitalization transforming this most mature of industries.