AI and the New Geopolitical Map: Future of Oil & Gas, and Alternatives

August 31, 2021 | 10:00 am PDT

C3 AI talks to Daniel Yergin, economic historian, global energy expert, and author of the The Prize, The Quest, and most recently The New Map. He is Vice Chairman of IHS Markit and Chairman of the annual CERAWeek energy conference.

In this podcast you will learn:

  • The future of oil and gas in a world moving toward renewable energy ​
  • Why the South China Sea has become the world’s flashpoint
  • Why China and Russia are becoming strategically aligned over energy
  • Why electric vehicles will launch a global mining boom ​
  • How energy company CXOs can harness digital technology to plan for the future
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About the speaker

Daniel Yergin

Vice Chairman, IHS Markit

Daniel Yergin, Yale 1968, is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics, and a Pulitzer Prize winner. He is Vice Chairman of IHS Markit, a leading information and advisory firm with 16,000 employees worldwide, and Chairman of IHS Markit’s CERAWeek conference, which CNBC has called “the Super Bowl of energy”. Fortune has called him “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications.”

Dr. Yergin’s new book The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations is described by NPR as “a master class on how the world works” and by the London Sunday Times as a “wonderful book”. USA Today said, “At a time when solid facts and reasoned arguments are in full retreat, Daniel Yergin rides to the rescue.”

Dr. Yergin is the author of the bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, described as “a fantastic book” by Bill Gates in his review. Dr. Yergin’s book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, was a number one New York Times bestseller, and has been translated into 20 languages. He co-authored Commanding Heights: the Battle for the World Economy, of which the Wall Street Journal said, “No one could ask for a better account of the world’s political and economic destiny since World War II.”

Dr. Yergin has served on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board under four presidents. He is a member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, a senior trustee of the Brookings Institution, and a member of the Energy Think Tank of the government of India, and of the Energy Governors of the World Economic Forum. He holds a BA from Yale University, where he founded The New Journal, and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University.

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