2021 DUG Permian & Eagle Ford Conference | Keynote Speaker Mark P. Mills

DUG Permian and Eagle Ford Conference & Exhibition Keynote Speaker

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Mark P. Mills
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Faculty Fellow, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University

Co-Founder & Partner, Montrose Lane

Mark P. Mills is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a faculty fellow at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he co-directs an Institute on Manufacturing Science and Innovation. He is also a strategic partner with Cottonwood Venture Partners (an energy-tech venture fund). Previously, Mills co-founded Digital Power Capital, a boutique venture fund, and was chairman and CTO of ICx Technologies, helping take it public in 2007. Mills is a regular contributor to Forbes.com and is the author of Digital Cathedrals (2020) and Work in the Age of Robots (2018). He is also co-author of The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy (2005).

His articles have been published in the Wall Street JournalUSA Today, and Real Clear. Mills has appeared as a guest on CNN, Fox, NBC, PBS, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2016, Mills was named “Energy Writer of the Year” by the American Energy Society. Earlier, Mills was a technology advisor for Bank of America Securities and coauthor of the Huber-Mills Digital Power Report, a tech investment newsletter. He has testified before Congress and briefed numerous state public-service commissions and legislators.

Mills served in the White House Science Office under President Reagan and subsequently provided science and technology policy counsel to numerous private-sector firms, the Department of Energy, and U.S. research laboratories.

Early in his career, Mills was an experimental physicist and development engineer at Bell Northern Research (Canada’s Bell Labs) and at the RCA David Sarnoff Research Center on microprocessors, fiber optics, missile guidance, earning several patents for his work. He holds a degree in physics from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.


B.Sc. with Honours in Physics, Queen's University (Ontario, Canada)


Energy / Energy Technology
Geopolitics of Oil
The "Internet of Things"
Advanced Manufacturing
Future of Work