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Technical Stream | In partnership with Konstruct Digital, Energy Now and Empowering Pumps & Equipment
This panel will reflect on the value of CRIN as a “network of networks” and how it can help to accelerate development and adoption of technology through mobilizing the hydrocarbon innovation ecosystem. It is a follow up to the Breakthrough Dialogue held last year with Acceleware, which focused on the requirements for accelerating novel hydrocarbon production technologies.
Mike Tourigny, VP Commercialization of Acceleware, will share Acceleware’s story of how engaging with CRIN helped open up doors that led to new opportunities, new collaborators, and how it intends to use CRIN going forward to continue work and increase the pace of transformative technology adoption within industry. From their participation in CRIN’s innovation road show in Ottawa in May 2019, to the June 2019 Breakthrough Dialogue co-hosted by Acceleware and CRIN, the panel will explore what value has and can be created through a self-led approach to leveraging the network of networks.
Caralyn Bennett of GLJ, a newly appointed board member of Acceleware, will join the panel to share her perspective on the progress Acceleware has made through this approach over the last 18 months, her reflections on CRIN through her involvement in other CRIN initiatives and collaborations, as well as her own view of the role of consultancies within the broader ecosystem and how to effectively use CRIN as a tool to advance technologies.
Matt McCulloch, the CRIN Novel Hydrocarbon Recovery theme lead and panel host will also share the different ways CRIN has been used to bring unique value to different stakeholders, as well as what each stakeholder group can do to help the technology acceleration process. He will also unveil the new CRIN report titled “Accelerating Novel Hydrocarbon Recovery Technology”, which has lessons for all involved in the advancement of clean technology in the hydrocarbon sector.”
In this webinar you will learn:
• How CRIN can be used as a tool to help advance solutions and technologies
• Real and recent examples of how CRIN has added value to its members
• What each stakeholder group can do to help the technology acceleration process
EVP and Chief Strategy Officer
Ms. Bennett is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of GLJ, where she specializes in reserves and resource governance, emerging technology, energy diversification, business collaboration and strategy. Ms. Bennett serves as a committee member of the Petroleum Advisory Committee to the Alberta Securities Commission, the Industrial Curricular Advisory Board, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for the University of Waterloo and the Membership and Recognition Committee of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Calgary Chapter. She sits on the Board of publicly traded transformational clean-tech innovator Acceleware Ltd, is the President of the Canadian Heavy Oil Association and the co-chair of the Canadian Society of Unconventional Resources. Ms Bennett has a Professional Engineer designation with an Honours B.A.Sc. in Geological Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
VP Commercialization, RF Heating
Mike is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of international experience building high-growth, disruptive and innovative businesses in the energy, utilities, telecommunications and technology sectors. Mike started his career in the oil and gas industry before pivoting to technology, where he worked on the development and deployment of several diverse and ground-breaking technologies. In 2013, he joined Acceleware after being attracted by the vast potential of its radio frequency (RF) heating systems for oil sands and heavy oil production. Mike’s unique aptitude for navigating the barriers associated with business growth coupled with a respect for both the energy industry and its political realities, makes him well-suited to spearhead the process of commercializing Acceleware’s RF heating technology. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of British Columbia.
Matt is the Director of the Greenhouse Gas Priority Area at COSIA, supporting our oil sands industry alliance members in accelerating the pace of technology innovation and deployment through collaboration. Matt guides senior technology leads of COSIA members to design and deliver on an industry strategy to significantly reduce costs and GHG emissions in the oil sands. He leads the collaboration efforts of different Steering Committees and Working Groups to identify and advance priority GHG mitigation and associated cost reduction technologies, including low carbon heat and power, CO2 capture and utilization, area fugitives, energy efficiency, and novel in situ and mining production technologies. Matt applies his systems leadership approach to help build resilient innovation ecosystems through connecting the right people together and working with industry leaders in adjacent sectors to address common challenges collaboratively.
Matt is the Novel Hydrocarbon Extraction Technology theme lead for the Clean Resource Innovation Network, vice chair of the Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance, and chair of the board for the Academy for Sustainable Innovation. Prior to joining COSIA Matt helped build and lead the consulting arm of the Pembina Institute, a Canadian non-profit environmental organization, working with Canadian businesses of all sizes and sectors to improve their environmental and financial performance by integrating sustainability solutions, innovation, and clean energy technology into their strategies and operations.
Matt lives in Calgary with his wife, two kids, and stray dog from Mexico.