Upcoming Events

Blockchain Panel – Inventure$ 2019
June 7, 2019 – Calgary Telus Convention Centre

INVENTURE$ 2019 is a must-attend ‘unconference’ for creative minds. Over three days this conference will bring venture capitalists, angel investors, startups, entrepreneurs, service providers and thought leaders together in Calgary to discover and share the latest in #innovation, research, capital access and deal-making.I will be chairing a panel discussion on how smart contract solutions based on #blockchain technology are helping change business models in a variety of industries.

Digital Innovation Panel – Global Petroleum Show
June 12, 2019 – BMO Center, Stampede Park, Calgary

The GPS Conference is a three-day technical and business conference comprised of over 55 industry leaders, and is a discussion forum for critical industry issues including the important role of Indigenous groups, responsible hydrocarbon production and disruptive technologies.

Seminars will explore the demand for transformative business models and technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and deep machine learning.

I will be participating in a panel discussion on digital innovation in oil and gas, with a focus on practical implementation challenges.

Book Sales and Signing – Global Petroleum Show
June 11-13, 2019 – BMO Center, Stampede Park, Calgary

I’ll be selling signed and inscribed paperback copies of my book, ‘Bits, Bytes, and Barrels: The Digital Transformation of Oil and Gas‘ at the EnergyNow booth at the Global Petroleum Show. Drop by the booth, purchase a copy and I’ll sign it for you on the spot.

Past Events

May 21-22, 2019 – A Virtual Conference

EnergyConnect is a virtual conference that will focus on strategic challenges for the energy industry and help answer key questions for E&P businesses interested in improving operational efficiency. This is one of the most innovative conference designs I’ve experienced because it is ‘digital‘. I will be leading a panel discussion on the digital transformation of the oil and gas industry. Panelists include Joy Romero, Chris Leonard, Vicki Knott, Jeff LaFrenz, Soheil Asgarpour and Terrance Chmelyk.

Detechtion Technologies
April 24 and May 1, 2019 – User Group Meetings

Detechtion Technologies, the global leading Industrial IoT and Mobility solution provider in the oil and gas industry, will be hosting its annual User Group Meetings in Calgary, on April 24, and Houston, on May 1, 2019. I will deliver a keynote speech on the impact of technology on the oil and gas industry and how digital transformation can make a bottom line impact to companies in the industry.

Executive Exchange Calgary Summit (ASUG)
April 18, 2019 – Calgary

The ASUG Executive Exchange is where 400+ C-level and VP level SAP customers come together to share insights and influence SAP. Join us at the ASUG Executive Exchange Calgary Regional Summit, taking place Thursday, April 18 at The Pioneer to exchange lessons learned with 25+ fellow senior executive SAP customers. Access the agenda

Registration is complimentary for ASUG Executive Exchange members to attend. Not an ASUG Executive Exchange member or an ASUG member? Please allow two business days to determine eligibility.

I will be speaking at the EE event about my book and its insights for this cross-industry executive gathering.

Energy Connect (eCon) Virtual Conference and Expo
April 16, 17, 2019 – Calgary

The Energy Connect Virtual Conference and Expo will be recording the panel discussions before a live audience on April 16 and 17. If you’re interested in attending, please get in touch.

I will be moderating two panel discussions on the opportunities and the challenges of embracing digital in oil and gas.

Book Launch!
February 26, 2019, 5 pm – 8pm – Calgary Petroleum Club

Join me at the Calgary Petroleum Club to celebrate the launch of my new book, Bits, Bytes, and Barrels: The Digital Transformation of Oil and Gas. Tickets include an autographed copy for your very own.

IOT in Oil and Gas Canada 2019
February 13, 2019, Hotel Arts Calgary

The IOT in Oil & Gas 2019 Conference focuses on helping operators drive down costs and increase efficiencies. The past 3 years have seen the industry make great strides in using technology to realign their cost base, and forums such as this conference have played an important role in best practice knowledge dissemination and being a hub for networking and ideas exchange. I am delivering the keynote address at the start of the conference.

Blockchain in Oil and Gas Canada 2019
February 12, 2019, 8 am – 5pm – Hotel Arts Calgary

Distributed ledger technology (or blockchain) will have a profound impact on the oil and gas industry. The Energy Conference Network is holding the second annual event of industry and technology leaders in Calgary that focuses on the impacts of blockchain on oil and gas. I’ll be on a panel along with Soheil Asgarpour, Brent Willett, Dave Gajadhar, Nav Dhunay and Mark Waddleton, discussing blockchain business models.

Fuse Collective Annual Gala
January 24, 2019 – Calgary

The Fuse Collective is holding its 13th annual gala, bringing together students, academics and industry to celebrate the changes in Calgary towards a more sustainable future. I’ll be on a panel along with Megan Zimmerman of Calgary Economic Development, and Matt Toohey of TransAlta, on the topic of sustainability and change.

ASUG and SAP Oil and Gas Summit
November 13, 2018 – Bankers Hall Auditorium

SAP is holding one of its frequent educational summits on their technology platform and how it enables the intelligent energy company of the future. I will be the keynote speaker kicking off the day with a presentation called Long Fuse Big Bang – the impacts of digital innovation on the industry.

Osprey Informatics Webinar
November 14, 2018 – an on-line event!

Osprey Informatics is a market leader in visual analytics — a class of artificial intelligence that provides virtual intelligent “eyes-on” capabilities for tough and demanding environments. I will be the first speaker in this webinar to set the stage for how visual analytics creates outsized value for oil and gas.

ARC Financial
October 23, 2018 – Calgary Petroleum Club

ARC Financial is holding an Oil and Gas executive briefing on the state of the oil and gas industry. I will be presenting on the impacts of digital innovation and the opportunity and imperative for investment.

Aucerna UP Conference
October 9, 2018 – Calgary Petroleum Club

Aucerna (formerly 3esi-Enersight and ) is holding their annual UP Conference to discuss the digital transformation of the energy industry. I will be presenting on the impacts of digital on the oil and gas industry.

September 27, 2018 – Calgary Petroleum Club

The Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC) is organising a one-day conference on the impact of #digital on #oil and #gas. I will be chairing a panel discussion on the topic.

Pipeline Innovation Mixer
September 25, 2018 – The Edison, 150-9 Ave SW Calgary

ZEEL, Intelliview, Vintri and LuxModus are organising a Pipeline Innovation Mixer, with Joy Romero as the lead speaker. Joy is the VP Technology and Innovation at Canadian Natural Resources. I’ll be following Joy with a talk about  digital innovation in pipelines.

EVOK Innovations CEO Summit
September 24, 2018 – The Bow, 500 Centre St S Calgary

EVOK Innovations is holding a CEO Summit to present innovations in clean resource technology. I’m a guest speaker at this event where I’ll be addressing digital’s impacts on oil and gas.

Finance and Accounting Professionals Alliance (FAPA)
September 23, 2018 – 850 2 St SW Calgary

The Prairies Chapter of Finance and Accounting Professionals Alliance (FAPA) and Ismaili Business Professional Alliances (IBPA) is holding a seminar to explore the concepts behind #blockchain technology and its application. I’m the guest speaker at this event.

CEPA Foundation
September 18, 19, 2018 – Fairmont Banff Springs

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) Foundation is holding its Fall Conference. I will be speaking on the impact of #digital on #oil and #gas, with emphasis on the impacts on the pipeline sector.

August 20, 2018 – Banff Conference Center

At the IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, I’ll be speaking on the role and opportunity for #blockchain in the #oil and #gas industry.  The #conference is August 20 – 24, 2018 in Banff.  Industry Day is August 20.

Alliance Pipeline
June 20, 2018 – Hotel Arts, Calgary

New technology such as block chain, internet of things and artificial intelligence are making their way into the business world, and more prominently, into the supply chain and logistics industry. What are these new technologies and can we understand them further? I am part of a panel discussion on the Digital Reinvention of the Oil and Gas Supply Chain, hosted by the Canadian Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics (CASL).

I’ll be addressing the role of digital in the construction supply chain for new oil and gas infrastructure.

International Energy Credit Association Annual Canadian Conference
June 11, 2018

At the IECA Annual Canadian Conference, I will be delivering a presentation on Emerging Energy Technology, and its impact on the commercial and operational activities of the energy industry. For this presentation, I’ll be joined on stage by Google Home, my occasional artificial intelligence sidekick who provides content, answers questions and tells jokes, all to prove a point – that digital technology is here to stay.

Finance Leadership Forum
June 7, 2018 – Deloitte offices, Calgary

Finance leaders from across the business community will be discussing three topics – robotic process automation, blockchain and disclosure automation. Hosted by Carlee Panylyk, this form will consist of a circuit of three concurrent sessions, with the attendees rotating through the circuit stations. I will be providing a deep dive look into blockchain or distributed ledger technology, how it works, and how it will transform business processes.

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