Smart Energy Conference Speakers

Alexander McIsaac

Alexander McIsaac is the Director of Business Development at NRStor Incorporated and sits on the Board of Directors at Energy Storage Canada (ESC) and CAMH Engage. At NRStor, Alexander is responsible for originating and developing project opportunities in...

Andy Haun

As a market leader in electrical products, systems and services, Schneider Electric is critically linked to the future needs of a smarter electrical grid infrastructure.  In particular, our Microgrid offer is dependent on many different technologies across...

Ben Davis

Benjamin Davis is a Senior Project Manager at Concentric Energy Advisors where he focuses on renewable and distributed energy resources, grid modernization, innovative regulatory models, and mergers and acquisitions.  Prior to joining Concentric in 2015,...

Bruce Orloff

Bruce Orloff is an Associate Partner and the Canadian Utilities Solution Leader in IBM’s Global Business Services Energy, Environment & Utilities practice with over 29 years of experience in the energy, utilities and telecommunications industries.  He has...

Diane Sanzome

Dr. Diane M. Sanzone is a Senior Technical and Regulatory Expert with over 27 years of experience. She has conducted scientific and technical studies and managed large programs in marine and onshore ecosystems for multinational clients and government...

Dr. Alice Aiken

Dr. Alice Aiken is the Vice President – Research at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.  She was the Dean of the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie.  She is a co-founder and the former Scientific Director of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran...

Dr. Dhirendra Shukla

Dr. Dhirendra Shukla has been the Dr. J. Herbert Smith ACOA Chair since September 2009. He did his BEng and MSc in Chemical Engineering and Computing and Performance Engineering from the University of Bradford (UK). Dhirendra worked for several years in...

Dr. Josipa Petrunic

Josipa G. Petrunic is the Executive Director & CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC). She is leading the formulation of several national transportation technology trials related to zero-emissions transportation and...

Frederic Delrieu

Frédéric Delrieu is graduated in Engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Lille, France. He has worked in the automotive industry for 20 years in France and South Korea, in the development of innovations in chassis systems and electromobility. Since 2011 he...

Gaetan Thomas

Serving as CEO of NB Power since February 2010, Gaëtan Thomas is a committed industry leader and agent of change, driven by his deep connection to customer and employee grassroots. His vision for NB Power includes a made-in-New Brunswick smart grid...

Greg Gaudet

As Director of Municipal Services, Greg brings 25 years of engineering experience and expertise to the City of Summerside. In this role, Greg directs capital projects and all operations aspects of the infrastructure for the City of Summerside municipal...

Greg Robart

As Siemens’ Global Lead for electrical utility business transformation, Greg supports utilities in realizing their digitalization strategy. As a seasoned Professional Engineer, Greg has wide ranging expertise in engineering principles, both for the...

Hon. Geoff MacLellan

The Honourable Geoff MacLellan was first elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly as MLA for Glace Bay in a by-election in 2010 and was re-elected in 2013 and 2017. He has served as Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and Minister...

Hon. Rick Doucet

Rick Doucet represents the riding of Fundy-The Isles-Saint John West. He was reelected to the 58th Legislature in the provincial election held September 22, 2014. On October 7, 2014, he was sworn in as Minister of Economic Development and Minister of...

Iuliana Calin

Helps climate change/energy stakeholders participate in the connected home. Works with utility partners and other stakeholders to develop customer-focused energy programs in Canada that leverage Nest products. Partners: GreenON/IESO, Enbridge Gas, BC...

Jon Sorenson

Jon Sorenson is President of JFS Energy Advisors, an executive energy consulting firm focused on customer specific/oriented projects such as pipelines and distribution, utilities, commodity and procurement, energy efficiency, sustainability, generation...

Karen Hutt

Karen Hutt has been with the Emera companies since 2001. Currently she is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Scotia Power Inc.; a role she assumed in August 2016. Karen is passionately focused on bringing the customer into the centre of...

Leon de Vreede

Leon de Vreede (MCIP, LPP) is the Sustainability Planner for the Town of Bridgewater, where he coordinates its sustainability program and climate change action plans.  Counted among his successes are the Town’s award-winning energy management and Clean...

Michael Voll

Mike Voll is the Global Sector Leader for Stantec’s grid modernization services.  He has over 30 years of experience with both industrial and power clients serving positions with equipment suppliers, manufacturers, system integrators and the last 15 years...

Michel Carreau

Michel is a specialist in energy with a Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Post-Doctorate from Boston university with more than 30 years of experience in energy. He has expertise in the development of energy project such as hybrid...

Michel Losier

Michel is the Executive Director of Energy Efficiency and Community Engagement for the New Brunswick Power Corporation. He also a member on the Board of Directors for the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative. Michel has a broad level of exposure to the...

Michelle Chislett

An electrical engineer by trade, Michelle Chislett was bitten by the renewable energy bug and decided to complete her MBA to broaden the roles she could play in the field. She is passionate about the ever-changing renewable energy field and advises women...

Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson is AMS’s market development director based in the east and is responsible for the development of AMS’s utility customer business in the US and Canada. He leverages over 20-years of energy industry experience prior to joining AMS: Mike led...

Naomi Manley-Casimir

Naomi is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Resources practice with over 20 years of experience in the Utilities industry. As the Director of the Innovation Centre for Utilities, Naomi is responsible for detailed review and oversight of Accenture’s...

Patrick Bateman

Patrick D. Bateman is an advocate for a cleaner, smarter and more distributed electricity system in Canada with solar energy, energy storage and smart-grid technology. He leverages a decade as a solar energy, electricity sector and built environment...

Patty Durand

Patty Durand is President & CEO of Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC), a nonprofit whose mission is to serve as a trusted source of information for stakeholders seeking a broad understanding of consumers’ views and attitudes about energy technology...

Pratap Reveru

Smart Grid Solution Architect who led a team of professional engineers in delivering electrical engineering projects, asset performance management consulting and power engineering studies. Project leader in establishing Schneider Electric Smart Grid...

Ramona Doyle

Ramona is a graduate of the University of Victoria and has a degree in Environmental Studies & Anthropology. She is currently enrolled as a first year student in the Masters of Environment and Business program at the University of Waterloo. She has worked...

Sheila Paterson

Sheila joined the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship, COVE, in February 2016 as Chief Operating Officer. Located on the deep-water port of Halifax, Canada, COVE is a collaborative space where ocean technology companies can start, grow, and...

Shelley MacDougall

Dr. Shelley MacDougall is Professor Emerita of the F.C. Manning School of Business at Acadia University. She taught corporate finance from 1987 until 2016. She also co-owned EEP Engineered and Environmental Products, Inc. Dr. MacDougall’s area of research...

Sherry Thompson

Sherry Thomson is Chief Human Resources Officer for New Brunswick Power. NB Power is the largest electric utility in Atlantic Canada, responsible for the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity throughout New Brunswick. Sherry has overall...

Trevor R.T. Nightingale

Trevor is Principal Research Officer, and leader of National Research Council Canada’s program on High Performance Buildings helping industry develop new and more cost-effective technologies for energy retrofit of commercial and institutional buildings. He...
We’re thrilled to share the following list of Smart Energy Speakers that will be presenting at the Smart Energy Event in 2018.

Each speaker is carefully selected from the industry’s most exciting and relevant professionals. Every Smart Energy Speaker will bring their wealth of experience and knowledge to the conference so that guests can learn in a fun and relaxed environment.

Confirmed 2018 Speaking Participants:

NB Power   Emera    University of New Brunswick      NSCC         CUTRIC      CANSIA   Stantec   Siemens   Emera  Springboard  Dalhousie University Town of Summerside    Charlottetown        NS Minister of Energy     IBM Town of Bridgewater  Hatch Toronto Hydro   Accenture   Nova Bus  Energy Storage Canada   Advanced Microgrid Solutions   PEI Energy Corporation   AECOM  Northland Power   Open Hydro   NRC   Acadia University COVE OCEAN  NEST  Greentown Labs   Concentric Energy