Ken Downey, Executive Director of Events, is Producer for the Innovation Agora Program at CERAWeek by IHS Markit. In this role he leads the team responsible for coordinating planning, programming, promoting and executing the innovation and technology “hub” of CERAWeek. Mr. Downey has led the development and production of several conferences and events over the past two decades and has helped drive the growth and success of the CERAWeek program. Previously, Mr. Downey was part of the commercial team leading the creation, launch, and delivery of innovative research studies across a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary global and regional energy issues. Earlier in his career, Mr. Downey managed IHS CERA’s global Marketing Communications efforts, including outreach and promotions for all new and ongoing services, solutions, and events. Mr. Downey holds a BS in Management and certificate in Marketing from Bentley College.