Duncan has a passion for new and emerging energy technologies and is directly involved in Enbridge’s longer term decarbonization objectives. Building on his engineering studies in the UK, Duncan worked as a post-doctoral fellow at UBC, prior to roles in industrial process automation and the development of industrial-scale biomass gasification technology. He opted to further his education by completing an MBA in business strategy, leading to a role within Enbridge’s Emerging Technology team. Following roles in Enbridge’s Renewable Power and Corporate Strategy teams, he is now working to develop new business opportunities using low-carbon energy technologies.
Miles Jolliffe is a registered Professional Engineer, and who is now actively working in the field of Indigenous Relations to promote the inclusion, participation and benefits for Indigenous peoples during the development, construction and operations of resource development projects in Canada.
Miles works directly with affected Indigenous communities, businesses and Peoples across a number of capacities including consultation and accommodation, design modification, project management, contracting and procurement, regulatory compliance and Project Agreement implementation.
Miles is Inuvialuit, with strong roots in Mackenzie Delta region of Canada’s Northwest
Territories. He currently lives in Calgary, with his young family.
A self-described “lifelong learner”, Miles has also graduated from Simon Fraser University’s Executive MBA program, with a specialty in “Indigenous Business and Leadership”.
Melanie Ross is the Research and Business Administration Manager for SAIT’s Green Building Technologies research activities in their 16,000-ft2 Lab and Demonstration Centre. With over 14 years of experience with recognized architecture, planning and engineering firms, and now as team lead at GBT, Melanie has an extensive background in delivering many projects ranging from energy management, existing building performance, innovative technologies, sustainability planning and policy development, and architectural design and construction. Education and industry transformation are a key part of Melanie’s contributions to green building through her work at GBT and on many boards and committees.
Jochem Kamstra is Director of Sustainability at Siemens Energy, bringing over 20 years of experience working in the Energy sector in Europe, the United States, and Canada. Jochem has a deep belief that our Energy Industry has a leading role in transforming our society and its energy consumption. To be part of this solution, and to bring different stakeholders together, is what drives Jochem. Jochem holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Applied Science in the Netherlands, a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Germany and an executive MBA from Royal Roads University in British Columbia.
Jenna is a Chemical Engineer with over 15 years in various project and business development leadership roles in western Canada and Asia. She is passionate about sparking change in organizations to enable lower carbon energy, such as spearheading the largest solar installation and first public EV Chargers for Brunei. In her current role, Jenna works across Canada to develop partnerships and collaborations that enable low carbon solutions for our energy sector. Having been born and raised in Alberta, Jenna is passionate about enabling solutions that help our communities thrive through the Energy Transition.
Jelena is the Managing Director of Research Operations at NAIT. Her diverse team of exceptional researchers and research administrators supports Alberta’s and Canada’s organizations in reducing the environmental impact of their primary business. NAIT’s applied research focus is on Cleaner Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development and is done in collaboration with many others in the research and innovation network. Jelena is passionate about empowering others to act and engages in many working groups, boards and committees. Beyond her work-related commitments, she is also the President of a child care society, Co-chair of the Plastics Alliance of Alberta, and an avid supporter of the Edmonton culinary and arts scenes.
David brings strong business acumen to the picture. He has spent his working career between the pharmaceutical and energy industries, always with a focus on building strong teams. His career spent leading both people and projects has covered a broad array business functions including: Strategic Planning, Employee Development, Analytics and Business Intelligence, Capital Planning and Execution, Financial and Administrative processes, and Market Assessment.
I’m focused on creating regenerative systems that go beyond sustainability, and continuously improve the world around us through integrating or developing ethically disruptive technologies.
Erin is the Business Development Executive at Confined Space Robotics, a privately-owned Alberta based robotics solutions company designed to keep humans safe while completing projects more efficiently. She has over 15 years of experience in the energy industry working with innovative visionaries such as the late Suzanne West. She holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calgary and registered as a Professional Engineer with APEGA. Along with her passion for innovation, Erin is an avid supporter and volunteer of the Calgary based non-profit CAWST. In her spare time you can find her playing in the mountains.
Eyab Al-Aini is a senior analyst with the Pembina Institute. His work focuses on energy transition, decarbonization technologies and policies. Eyab held a wide range of roles in the energy sector, including technology development, engineering, operations, project, and capital portfolio management. During his career, he worked in an oil sands facility, and called Fort McMurray home for several years, which gave him a first-hand experience on the tension between economic prosperity and the environmental impacts of energy development. He is father of two, a registered professional engineer in Alberta, and a fellow of the UK-based Royal Society of Arts, the RSA.