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Mark Speaker is the Industry Executive for Microsoft Canada covering Oil and Gas, Utilities, Mining and Discrete Manufacturing. Mark brings over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas sector working with industry leaders in both technology and energy to advance their thinking around emerging technologies and innovative concepts.
He started his career with TELUS, working in investments and was elected as a member of the TELUS Pension Plan as well as the TELUS Disability Board. He then co-founded a start-up which took him from Alberta to Indiana to Texas, leading an online service and support organization as the Chief Technology Officer of Attenza with customers such as Dell and Mary Kay. He returned to Calgary to spend the last 19 years working with a host of oil and gas companies as an enterprise architect and strategic advisor, including TC Energy, Teck Resources, Husky Energy and Gibson Energy.
Mark has focused his efforts at Microsoft Canada on digital transformation, sustainability, and energy transition. He recently led a 20-person team at the company’s internal hackathon, winning the Best Technology category for Microsoft’s knowledge hack, with team members from Canada, India, China, and the United States