May 2017

Innovation and the Energy of Tomorrow

11:30am-1:30pm | Westin Ottawa - 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

Innovation will help drive sustainable energy for future generations. But the energy of tomorrow may not be what you think. Jerry Flynn, founder of Ottawa-based XPRIZE semi-finalist team, “Tandem Technical”, and Dan Wicklum, Chief Executive of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), discuss an energy future through low or no-carbon emitting oil and natural gas as part of the diverse energy mix that can help meet the world’s growing energy needs. They will discuss how new models for innovation, from globalized, incentivized competitions to intra-industry collaboration are making a difference in how we think about energy today and the possibilities for tomorrow.

Member price: 
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:  
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

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Dr. Dan Wicklum, PhD.

Chief Executive
Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance

Dr. Dan Wicklum, PhD.

Dan Wicklum is the Chief Executive of COSIA (Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance), a position he took in March 2012. COSIA enables responsible and sustainable growth of Canada’s oil sands while delivering accelerated improvement in environmental performance through collaborative action and innovation. To date, COSIA’s member companies have shared 936 technologies worth over $1.33 billion. COSIA has a project portfolio containing 276 active projects worth $680 million across COSIA’s four Environmental Priority Areas – land, water, tailings and greenhouse gasses. Dan served on the Board of the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC), and is on the Member Council of Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

Prior to joining COSIA, Dan occupied various senior positions for Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada, including Director General of Wildlife and Landscape Science, Director General of Water Science and Technology, and Director of Strategic Alliances. He was a Senior Policy Advisor to the Canadian Federal Minister of Natural Resources and the Government House Leader. He also launched and was the Executive Director of The Canadian Forest Innovation Council.

Dan has a Ph.D. in Aquatic Ecology (University of Montana, 1998) and was Research Assistant Professor at the University of Montana. Dan was also a linebacker for the 1988 Grey Cup Champions, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Jeff Gaulin

Vice President, Communications, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Jeff Gaulin

Jeff Gaulin is the Vice President, Communications at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. He is responsible for enhancing public confidence in Canada’s oil and gas sector so industry can meet the growing demand for energy among Canadians and around the world.

In his 20 year career, Mr. Gaulin has worked across Canada in a variety of sectors – on environment, electricity, beer, health care, newspapers and television. This gives him a unique national perspective when it comes to public affairs.

He has worked in the media, in government and in the private sector.
Prior to CAPP, Mr. Gaulin was Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Government Relations at Tervita Corporation. Over his tenure he successfully led a cultural and brand transformation for Canada’s largest energy and environmental services company.

Mr. Gaulin has also worked at TransAlta, where he was the Vice President Communications, Government Relations and Aboriginal Affairs for Canada’s largest, independent power generator. With TransAlta, he secured $778 million in federal and provincial funding for the largest carbon capture and storage project in the electricity sector.

Mr. Gaulin has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Victoria, a Master of Arts (Journalism) from the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University.
He is of Métis ancestry from Ontario.

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represents companies, large and small, that explore for, develop and produce natural gas and crude oil throughout Canada. CAPP’s member companies produce about 90 per cent of Canada’s natural gas and crude oil. CAPP's associate members provide a wide range of services that support the upstream crude oil and natural gas industry. Together CAPP's members and associate members are an important part of a national industry with revenues of about $120 billion a year.

Jerry Flynn

Tandem Technical

Jerry Flynn

Jerry Flynn is a chemical engineer with aspirations to help make companies green. He is the founder of Tandem Technical, a business based in Canada whose purpose is to make carbon capture not only easy, but also profitable for clients. Jerry has 8 years of experience in process and design engineering. Prior to designing the patent pending technology that Tandem Technical has brought to the market, Jerry worked for a diverse range of organizations, including cosmetics, ore refinement, and lithium ion research development and production – all of which have given him the know-how to ensure Tandem Technical can cater to the needs of current industry.

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