Join us for a fast-paced and thought provoking event featuring short 5-10 minute talks (similar to the TED format) from some of Calgary’s top game changers. You will hear ideas from speakers across Calgary‘s energy industry including start-up founders, academics and business leaders. You will also have the opportunity to network with other like-minded Calgarians and enjoy drinks and appetizers throughout the night.
Dr. Lianne Lefsrud
U of A
Dr. Lianne LefsrudDr. Lianne Lefsrud is an Assistant Professor, Engineering Safety and Risk Management at the University of Alberta.
Emotion in MotionEmotions have been shown to dominate our evaluations, decision-making, and many other individual level processes. Many technological issues such as embryonic stem-cell research, climate change, and evolution do not appear to be processed cognitively at all. In such cases, more information and rational arguments often do not persuade.
Young Women in Energy
Katie SmithKatie Smith is the Executive Director of Young Women in Energy (YWE), a non-profit organization founded to champion the interests of young women working in energy.
Changing the Face of EnergyThe energy industry is at critical stage in its ongoing development. In order to overcome current and future challenges, we need to engage a diverse workforce and advocate on behalf of the companies and the industry we represent. Who better to do that than the next generation of leaders? Together, we can change the face of energy
Krzysztof (Kris) Palka
Krzysztof (Kris) PalkaKrzysztof (Kris) Palka has diverse expertise in technology development, automation, mechanical engineering, lean manufacturing, production optimization and development of sustainability focused business strategy along with an executive education from Harvard Business School.
Clean and Green HydrocarbonsAt Imaginea his role is to drive sustainability initiatives, environmentally conscious innovation, investment in clean technologies and product stewardship to support the Planet and People and Profit vision of the company. His current interests include energy efficiency, green hydrocarbons, pollution free oil production, fresh and produced water conservation, renewable energy, and advancement of hydrocarbons from energy to perpetually recycled and re-used materials.
Empowering Urban Energy EfficiencyJeff is president of myHeat. In his talk Empowering Urban Energy Efficiency, he will talk about how myHeat’s revolutionary heat mapping technology and platform will allow residents to visualize the amount and location of waste heat leaving their homes and communities as easily as clicking on their house in Google Maps
Michael von Hauff
Michael von Hauff
Transforming oil and gas operations though intelligent visual monitoringMichael von Hauff is the CEO and co-founder of Osprey Informatics. In his talk "Transforming oil and gas operations through intelligent visual monitoring", he will demonstrate how his company delivers a strong return on investment to oil and gas customers by empowering them to operate more efficiently.
Kyle HeierKyle Heier has been working in the oil and gas industry for the past seven years. He holds both a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s degree in business administration. His professional work experience ranges from business analyst to corporate development and marketing.
The Millennium InitiativeBeing able to use natural gas also means that you are not having to endure post-completion venting or flaring. Natural gas is perfectly compatible with sales line gas since both are one in the same. This means producers can use the same product for sale that they used to create the fracture in the first place.
by Andrey Sitnik10:00 AM
by Aurelia Moser12:00 PM
by Lea Verou11:00 AM
by Michael Mifsud02:00 PM
Ignite will be held at The BOW Sky Gardens 236 metres (775 feet) above Calgary. The views are breathtaking!
Presentations will be held in the BOW's state-of-the-art, surround sound theatre facility high above Calgary.