keynote #1: Jean-Denis Charlebois

Director, National Energy Board
10:00 - 10:30 ETLC Solarium

Jean-Denis Charlebois joined the NEB in 2006 and has held positions of increasing responsibility including Director and his current position of Chief Economist.  He lead the analysis for a number of tolls and facilities hearings as well as public engagement initiatives. 
As a Director, he lead various multidisciplinary teams focused on public hearings, tolls and tariff matters and regulatory policy.  Prior
to joining the NEB, Jean-Denis worked at the Department of Finance in Ottawa and the Canadian International Development Agency.

Jean-Denis holds a bachelor's degree in commerce (finance) from HEC Montreal and a master's in economics from the University of Ottawa.  He is also a CFA charter holder.

 

 keynote #2: Jaeson Cardiff 

CEO and hardware designer, CleanO2
5:30 - 6:00 ETLC Solarium

Jaeson Cardiff is the CEO and lead designer at CleanO2 Carbon Capture Technologies. He has 20 years’ experience in the heating industry and 13 years’ experience in developing the micro-scale carbon capture industry. Jaeson and his team have been working towards the reduction of carbon emissions from the commercial heating industry while helping to create a sustainable future for the gas utility networks.

 

Keynote #3: Jacqueline Hebert

Director, BLINC Lab
12:00 - 12:20, ETLC Solarium

Dr. Hebert is the director of the BLINC Lab, and has research appointments at the University of Alberta and a clinical appointment at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital.

Dr. Hebert leads the interdisciplinary clinical team that performs upper limb Targeted Reinnervation (TR) surgery in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Her research team studies advanced motor control and sensory feedback systems for upper limb myoelectric devices, under a group of projects known as "Bionic Limbs for Improved Natural Control" or "BLINC". Research interests also include using technology to quantify and improve outcomes following limb amputation.

 

Keynote #4: Dr. Inder Pal Singh

President and CEO, SBI BioEnergy Inc
12:40 – 13:00, ETLC Solarium

Education: Inder holds a B.Sc. Honors, a Masters and PhD in Chemistry and Pharmacology. In 1987 Inder moved to Edmonton on a Medical Research fellowship at University of Alberta and settled in Edmonton.

1989 to 1998 - worked for Taiho Pharmaceuticals of Japan developing new manufacturing technologies and novel drug molecules. Since 1998 he has founded and successfully operated several technology based companies developing Green and Environment friendly manufacturing technologies serving mainly international pharmaceutical industry and has applied his pharmaceutical manufacturing knowledge in making a successful transition into developing green technologies in the renewable energy sector.

In 2008 Established SBI BioEnergy to commercialize its novel proprietary Carbon Negative GHG eliminating renewable diesel and renewable aviation fuel manufacturing technologies from Alberta’s renewable waste vegetable oils, forestry and rendered fats. Mr. Singh has recently signed a joint development and commercial license deal with Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum Company for global production of biofuels.

Keynote #5:  Kieran Ryan

Co-Founder and President, POGO CarShare
18:20 – 18:40, ETLC Solarium

We are happy to host Mr. Kieran Ryan, an alumnus of University of Alberta and the president and co-founder of Pogo CarShare. After being graduated from University of Alberta, with a bachelors of Commerce, business law and economics, he worked as a senior business analyst at Excel Logistics and Commercial development manager at Ferus Corp. Later in October 2014, he and along with James Kwan, co-founded Pogo CarShare,  a car sharing service that gives members 24/7 access to a pool of vehicles located within a defined, central zone in the city. His excellent entrepreneurship skills have captivated us to invite him to be a part of our symposium.