Atul Arya

IHS Markit

Senior Vice President & Chief Energy Strategist

Atul Arya, Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist, IHS Markit is responsible for integrating energy content, analysis and insights across the entire energy value chain and for c-suite client engagements. The Energy division has an international presence, with over 500 colleagues and office locations on five continents. Legacy product brands including CERA, Herold, Purvin & Gertz, McCloskey, and EER are now part of the Energy business. Dr. Arya’s areas of expertise include business strategy, commercial analysis, oil markets, energy technologies, climate change and renewables. He has previously led Energy Insight, Research and Analysis and Energy Research teams at IHS. Dr. Arya has over 30 years of leadership experience in the energy industry, including senior posts with BP. His international career spans a diverse array of energy fields from strategy development and business planning to field operations and technology commercialization. His experience includes leadership in solar energy development as well as oil and gas sector. Dr. Arya has previously served on boards of several companies and institutions including Tata BP Solar, Green Mountain Energy and National Council for Atmospheric Research. He was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Agenda Council on the Future of Oil and Gas and Adjunct Senior Fellow at Council on Foreign Relations in the US. He is a regular speaker and moderator at public conferences, company boards and at CERAWeek. Dr. Arya holds doctorate in engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.


Monday, October 14

Tuesday, October 15

  • 11:30am - 12:00pm


  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm


    Accelerating Technology Entrepreneurship in India

    India wants to increase its oil and gas production, find new sources of energy, promote energy conservation, and increase energy efficiency. Innovation and technology are at the core of meeting these desires. The “call on entrepreneurs” is to deliver innovative business models and technologies that ensure sustainable growth for the energy sector and the economy. With few successful examples of energy entrepreneurship in India’s energy sector, what are the mechanisms for promoting entrepreneurship to deliver India’s energy future? What new policies and models are needed to attract talent, develop new technologies, and create a sustainable entrepreneurship climate?

  • 02:00pm - 02:45pm

    Concurrent Plenary

    New Energy Sources in India's Energy Mix

    Although “Energy Transition” is the buzzword in the energy sector these days, changing the energy system is a slow process. Large parts of the energy value chain are becoming decentralized, and technology will be the key to deciding which fuels will grow and which will shrink. India needs clarity on its long- and short-term policy goals and an integrated energy policy to achieve its economic and climate goals. What are the most important policy goals, and what factors should be considered in developing a long-term energy vision and plan? How can different stakeholders collaborate to create an energy ecosystem which serves dual needs of attracting capital and evolving with technology & time?

  • 04:15pm - 05:00pm


    Agora Studio: Role of Hydrogen in India's Future Energy Mix

    Hydrogen has potential to play an important role in meeting the future energy needs of transportation and power generation. The complex value chain of hydrogen as an energy source consists of production, storage, transportation, refuelling stations, fuel cell vehicles, and power generation. How can India create large scale an affordable hydrogen supply resources? How will industry collaborate to create a hydrogen energy eco-system? What policy interventions are needed?