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Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC),  is thrilled to announce the Digital Innovation Forum, a highly anticipated event focused on the latest advancements and trends in digital innovation in the oil and gas industry. This year’s event will be held at the Calgary Petroleum Club located at 319 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0L5, on October 18, 2023.

The Digital Innovation Forum will bring together a diverse group of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, and innovators to share insights, discuss challenges, and explore opportunities in digital innovation.

The event will feature a packed agenda that includes keynote presentations, panel discussions, networking breaks, and a networking reception. The agenda includes topics such as Sensors and Analytics Systems for Emissions Detection and Quantification, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Emissions Reductions and Economics, and Digital Use Cases and Applications.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in dynamic discussions, connect with peers, and gain insights from some of the brightest minds in the industry. The Digital Innovation Forum promises to be an exciting and valuable experience for anyone interested in the intersection of technology and the oil and gas sector, so be sure to register while space is available.

For more information regarding the Digital Innovation Forum and sponsorship, please contact Christine Hoeppner ([email protected]).


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October 18, 2023
7:15 a.m. Registration
7:30 a.m.Breakfast and Networking
8:00 a.m.Welcome
Soheil Asgarpour, President and CEO, Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada
8:05 a.m."Digital Innovation at Cenovus Energy"
Mark Derry, Sr. Manager of Data Science and Advanced Analytics, Cenovus
8:25 a.m."The Journey from Hype to Value"
Heather Wilcott, Upstream Digital Manager, Imperial Oil
8:45 a.m."Generative Ai and How it Can Impact the Energy Industry"
David Chan, Product Lead, Industry, Amii
8:55 a.m.Technology Spotlight
Validere: Lindsay Campbell, Senior Advisor, Carbon Strategies
9:00 a.m. Session 1: Sensor and Analytics Systems for Emissions Detection and Reduction
Moderator: Bruce Duong, Senior Manager, Digital Innovation and Recovery Technologies, Alberta Innovates
Panellist: Alex MacGregor, Co-founder, and CEO, Qube, "Results and Learnings from Regulatory Approved Alt-FEMPs Using Continuous Monitoring"
Panellist: Jason Bylsma, Chief Engineer, Kuva Systems, "Intelligent Camera Systems for Methane Emissions Detection and Quantification"
Panellist: Steve Liang, Founder and CTO, SensorUp, "SensorUp E-Mission Control, a Multi-sensor, Multi-scale Methane Emissions Platform of Methane Measurement, Reporting, Verification, and Repair"
9:55 a.m.Networking Break: Process Ecology
10:15 a.m.Session 2: Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Emissions Reductions and Economics
Moderator: Mark Guirguis, Director, Business Development, Oil and Gas, Spartan Controls
Panellist: Brenna Barlow, Vice-President, Innovation (Methane), Global Markets, BMO Radicle, "Leveraging Data Solutions to Meet Transparency and Innovation Needs"
Panellist: Liz O'Connell, President, and Co-Founder, Arolytics, “Data Tools to Forecast, Plan, and Execute an Optimized Emissions Management Strategy”
Panelist: Logan Downing, Co-Founder and CEO, Carbon Assessors
Panellist: Thomas Fox, President, Highwood Emissions Management, "The Evolving Role of Methane Measurement in Canadian, US, and EU Regulations."
11:15 a.m. "Science Park: Fostering Innovation & Collaboration"
Patrick Weinmayr, Executive Director, Alberta IoT
11:35 a.m."Quantum City, where quantum technology becomes quantum solutions"
Megan Lee, Managing Director, Quantum City
11:55 a.m.Technology Spotlight
LCO Technologies: Steve Froehler, Owner and Director
12:00 p.m.Lunch and Sponsor Recognition
1:00 p.m."Unlocking the Frontline with Technology"
Andrea Hine, Connected Worker Product Owner, Suncor Energy
1:20 p.m"From Near-Miss to Safe Workspaces: How AI-Powered Computer Vision Transformed Inspection Practices in the Energy Sector"
Mack Andrews, Senior Manager, Business Development, AltaML and Mark Franklin, Manager of Technology and Innovations, Kleinfelder
1:40 p.m.Technology Spotlight
INNIO Waukesha: Chris Heisler, Digital Sales Leader
1:45 p.m.Networking Break
2:15 p.m.Session 3: Digital Use Cases and Applications Part 1
Moderator: Nannette Ho-Covernton, Sustainability Leader, Spartan Controls
Panellist: Andrea Crook, Co-Founder & CEO, OptiSEIS, "Optimizing Land Footprint Reduction and Subsurface Resolution for the New Energy Economy"
Panellist: Ling Bai, Managing Partner, VL Energy Ltd., "Exploring the Power of Predictive Emissions Monitoring Systems"
Panellist: Paul Blaha, VP, Market Development, Drishya AI Labs Inc, "Engineered AI: Digitalisation of Industrial Assets with Digital Twins"
3:00 p.m.Session 4: Digital Use Cases and Applications Part 2
Moderator: Heather Herring, CEO, Make It So Inc.
Panellist: Ahad Sarraf, Lead Engineer, Process Ecology, "Real Time Emissions Tracker"
Panellist: Yoeri Geerits, Head of Growth, CarbonAi OttoMate, "CarbonAi Data Sweetspot: Pairing optimized human workflow with automated digital measurement, reporting and verification (D-MRV)"
Panellist: Krzys Palka, CEO, Akinê Inc. "Cutting to the Chase with Emissions"
3:45 p.m.Technology Spotlight
Carbon Ai, Speaker TBD
3:50 p.m.Technology Spotlight
L&T Technology Services Ltd., Kiran Dasari, Vice President - Digital Engineering, North Americas
3:55 p.m.Closing remarks
Marc Godin, Director of Technology, Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada
4:00 p.m.Networking reception
Sponsored by: TBD
5:30 p.m.Adjournment