VANCOUVER, BC

Generate 2019:
Electrification Right Here, Right Now

November 6th-8th

Meet the Speakers

Explore our diverse speaker roster for Generate 2019.
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Ryan

Baker

Ryan Baker is a Research Council Officer at the National Research Council Canada.

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Jeremy

Barretto

Jeremy Barretto is a partner in Business Law Group at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP.

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David

Bennett

David Bennett is the Director of Communications & External Relations at FortisBC.


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Tzeporah

Berman

Tzeporah is an author and activist who now works as International Program Director at Stand.Earth.

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Jay

Brogan

Jay is a biologist at Hemmera, a leading Canadian environmental consultancy.

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Tyler

Bryant

Tyler is Public Policy Manager at FortisBC focused on low-carbon strategy, policy, & projects.

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Mark

Collins

Mark Collins is a long-time marine executive and the President and CEO of BC Ferries.


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Bryan

Cox

Bryan Cox is the President and CEO of the BC LNG Alliance. He will be moderating Plenary 1.

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Patrick

Crawford

Patrick Crawford is the Chief Executive Officer at FYBR, creating turnkey tech solutions.

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Steve

Davis

Steve is an engineering consultant and a board member at CEBC. He will be moderating Plenary 2.

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Isabelle

Deguise

Isabelle is the Lead, Regulatory and Environment at BluEarth Renewables & Co-Chair of CEBC.


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Sven

Demmig

Sven Demmig is the Head of Project Target Development at Siemens, based in Germany.

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Kevin

Desmond

Kevin Desmond is the Chief Executive Officer at TransLink and will be speaking at Plenary 3.

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Dave

Earle

Dave Earle is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the BC Trucking Association.

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David

Ewing

David is the Director of Sustainability & Indigenous Partnerships at Evolugen and Co-Chair of Generate.


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Hon. Scott

Fraser

Hon. Scott Fraser is the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. He is a keynote speaker.

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Councillor Colleen

Hardwick

Join Councillor Colleen Hardwick from Vancouver City Council at the Conference Opening.

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Matt

Harper

Matt is the President and Chief Product Officer at Avalon Battery, storage for renewable energy.

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Clay

Howey

Clay Howey is the Research Head for BCIT’s Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team.


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David

Isaac

David Isaac is the President of W Dusk Energy Group Inc. He will be speaking at Plenary 4.

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David

Keane

David Keane has been the President of Woodfibre LNG since October 2018. He will be speaking at Plenary 1.

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Jason

Kearns

Jason works in Commercial and Business development at Enbridge with a focus on LNG.

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Matt

Kennedy

Matt is the Vice President of Environment at Innergex and the Environmental Workshop lead.


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Bonnie

Lei

Bonnie Lei is Microsoft’s AI for Earth Project Manager. She will be speaking at Plenary 7.

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Peter

Leighton

Peter Leighton is the Chief Operating Officer at RE Royalties who will be speaking at Plenary 8.

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Patricia

Lightburn

Patricia Lightburn is the Science & Policy Manager
at the David Suzuki Foundation

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Guy

Lonechild

Guy Lonechild is the Chief Executive Officer at First Nations Power Authority based in Saskatchewan.


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Sam

Mottram

Sam is the Managing Principal at Knight Piésold with extensive hydroelectric experience.

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Jessica

Nixon

Jessica Nixon is the CEO of Cowessess Ventures Ltd. based in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Greg

Noble

Greg Noble is a senior partner at Ernst & Young LLP who will be speaking at Plenary 3.

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Yuho

Okada

Yuho Okada is the President of Barkley Project Group and a board member at Clean Energy BC.


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Rochelle

Pancoast

Rochelle Pancoast is a Member of the Board for the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).

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Sabina

Russell

Sabina Russell is the Principal at Zen Energy Solutions, which advances clean energy solutions.

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Janet

Rygnestad

Janet is the Project Manager, Construction Environmental Management Specialist at Ecofish.

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Carlos

Salas

Carlos is the Executive
Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Geoscience BC.


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Cole

Sayers

Cole Sayers is the BC Indigenous Clean Energy Initiatives Coordinator at New Relationship Trust.

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Dr. Judith

Sayers

Kekinusuqs, Dr. Judith Sayers is the President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.

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Peter

Schriber

Peter Schriber is the VP Market Development Canada at Xpansiv. He will be speaking at Plenary 2.

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Merran

Smith

Merran Smith is the founder and executive director of Clean Energy Canada who will be moderating Plenary 3.


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Anna

Stukas

Anna Stukas works in Business Development at Carbon Engineering. She will be speaking at Plenary 8.

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Bill

Tam

Bill is the Vice President, Business Development and Partner Relations at Digital Technology Supercluster.

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Heather

Tebbetts

Heather Tebbetts is the Manager of Rates & Regulatory Affairs at Liberty Utilities.

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John

Ward

John is the spokesperson for the Taku River Tlingit First Nation who will be speaking at Plenary 4.


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David

Warner

David is the Associate Director of Business Development at EDF Renewables.

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Dr. Andrew

Weaver

Dr. Weaver is the leader of the Green Party of BC and longtime supporter of BC’s clean energy sector.

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Brian

Yates

Brian is the Vice President, Regional Leader British Columbia at Stantec & Co-Chair of CEBC & Generate.

2018 Speakers

Meet our lineup of speakers from Generate 2018: Transformation Through Electrification
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Logan

Ashcraft

Logan specializes in scaling low-carbon energy and agriculture technologies. She spoke at Plenary 3 at Generate 2018.

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Jamie

Bassett

Jamie is a mechanical engineer and consultant who has been the assisting the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Development Corporation.

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Cameron

Brown

As the founder of The Thriving Collective, Cameron speaks to audiences around the world on how to thrive in an ever-changing world.


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Gareth

Brown

Gareth is an entrepreneur, chartered engineer, and CEO of Clir Renewables, a software start-up in the renewable energy industry.

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Daniela

Carcasole

Daniela Carcasole is an Assurance Partner at Ernst & Young with deep experience in the renewable energy sector.

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Lynn

Casey

Lynn is the Vice President, Western Canada of Natural Forces. She has over 25 years of experience in the N. American energy sector.

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Autumn

Cousins

Autumn is the Lead, Regulatory Strategy and Environmental Compliance at Ecofish Research, with a focus on conflict resolution.


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Bryan

Cox

Bryan was the President & CEO of the Mining Association of BC, acting as the preeminent voice for the mining industry in BC.

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Greg

D’Avignon

What does a low-carbon future look like for BC’s associations? Greg is the President and CEO of the Business Council of BC.

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Steve

Davis

Steve is the co-author of “Power Forward: Assessing the Economic & Environ-mental Benefits of Extensive Electrification in BC.“

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Isabelle

Deguise

Isabelle is the Lead, Regulatory and Environment at BluEarth Renewables Inc. and Clean Energy BC’s Board Chair.


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Julian-Alberto

Fernandez-Orjuela

Julian-Alberto is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of BC.




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Andrew

Frank

Andrew Frank is the CTO of Efficient Drivetrains Inc. and is recognized as the father of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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Colleen

Giroux-Schmidt

Colleen is the VP of Corporate Relations at Innergex Renewable Energy.



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James

Glave

James is an author, editor, and communications professional focused on the low-carbon economy and solutions to climate change.


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Jim

Gudjonson

Jim is the director of the Sustainability Office at TRU and developed the university’s first Strategic Sustainability Plan.

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Richard

Harper

Richard is Practice Leader, Infrastructure BC for WSP, Chair of CEBC’s Marketing Committee & contributor to the white paper.

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Dolly

Kershaw

Dolly is from the Yunesit’in Government and currently works at the Tsilhqot’in Nation Government in Economic Development

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Matthew

Klippenstein

Matthew is a chemical engineer who is currently helping to administer a government Electric Vehicle infrastructure program.


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Val

Litwin

Val is the President and CEO of the British Columbian Chamber of Commerce and he also co-founded the organization Extreme Kindness in 2002.

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Jae

Mather

Jae is the former Executive Director of the Clean Energy Association of BC who spoke at Plenary 1 and moderated Plenaries 2 and 4.

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Dina

Matterson

Dina is a Business Development Manager with the Business & Economic Development team at BC Hydro and has been with the company since 2003.

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Diego

Mandelbaum

Diego is a Mechanical Engineer and the Business Center Sector Leader for Stantec, which is bringing renewables to Thompson Rivers University.


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Blake

Mertens

Blake is the VP of Energy Supply and Delivery Operations at Empire District Electric Company, Liberty Utilities, Algonquin Power.

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Brian

Moghadam

Brian is responsible for Business Development at Powerex and speaks about renewable power development and markets.

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Ron

Monk

Ron is a Principal of Kerr Wood Leidal and leads KWL’s Energy Sector with over thirty years of experience in the energy industry.

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Anthony

Morgan

Anthony is a passionate and multi-disciplined engineer, eco-entrepreneur, and co-founder of Carbon Free Group.


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Dave

Nikolejsin

Dave is the Deputy Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources for the British Columbian Government.

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Kelly

O’Neil

Kelly is the Senior Manager of Environment at TD Bank where she helps to deliver on the bank’s corporate environmental strategy.

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Bobbi

Plecas

Bobbi Plecas is the Deputy Minister of Climate Change in the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.

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Mark

Porter

Mark is the Manager, Business Renewables Centre at the Rocky Mountain Institute located in Boulder, Colorado.


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Judith

Sayers

Kekinusuqs, Dr. Judith Sayers is a member of the Hupacasath First Nation who will be facilitating the First Nations workshop.

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Jaap

Siekman

Jaap is a business advisor and project management professional who moderated Plenary 6 on innovation at Generate 2018.

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Stephen

Simpson

Stephen joined InstarAGF in 2014 to lead the evaluation, negotiation and structuring of acquisitions and investment opportunities.

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Kevin

Smith

Kevin is the CEO, Leadship at MAAS Blockchain Ltd., which services the Blockchain, Crypto, and AI industries.


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Merran

Smith

Merran is a fellow at Simon Fraser University and the founder and executive director of Clean Energy Canada.

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Tanya

Smith

Tanya is the CEO of Blockchain Infrastructure Research who advises clients on cryptocurrency mining infrastructure.

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The Honourable Amarjeet

Sohi

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi is the Federal Minister of Natural Resources. He spoke about Generation Energy at Generate 2018.

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Karen

Tam-Wu

Karen is the managing director for British Columbia at the Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading energy think-tank.


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Dennis

Thomas

Dennis “Whonoak” is a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation who works to enrich his community through sports and dance.

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Tim

Thompson

Tim Thompson is the Chairman and past CEO of Canadian Geothermal Energy startup company, Borealis GeoPower.

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Juvarya

Veltkamp

Juvarya is an economic development specialist who currently leads VEC’s green economy and economic transformation programs.

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Kim

Vinet

Kim Vinet is an energy professional and freeskier whose love of adventure and the outdoors led to an interest in environmentalism.


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Ben

Whyte

Ben Whyte is the Vice President of Engineering & Construction with Barkley Project Group and spoke at Plenary 8.

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Nancy

Wright

Nancy has served as Chief Operating Officer of GLOBE Series since 2015 where she’s responsible for operations and events.


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