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.

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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