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2024 Awards Judging Panel
Michael has been an active member of the innovation ecosystem in western Canada for over 15 years, having lead multidisciplinary teams and been responsible for the growth of consultancies and product development organizations. He has a PhD in Chemistry and an MBA (in progress) and currently serves as the COO for CEC Analytics, where he brings his combination of technical and business acumen to help develop community level health solutions through better water data.
Outside of work, Michael has a passion for the integration and communication of science and technology in the community, and actively seeks ways to bridge gaps and support entrepreneurs. Michael volunteers with numerous community groups and is currently a Senator at the University of Calgary and active member with the Calgary Youth Science Fair. Michael has been a technology and venture judge for dozens of industry events, is an accomplished writer and public speaker, and has won awards for post-secondary teaching and research. He is a past instructor at Mount Royal University, a contributing author to energy industry and technology publications, has served as an invited speaker for several industry and academic organizations throughout Alberta.
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