Education Day Speakers
Paul Myers is Canbriam`s President and Chief Executive Officer and is also a member of the Board of Directors. He is a 26 year veteran of the oil and gas industry with experience in North America, Europe, and West Africa. Paul’s primary focus has been in the Gulf of Mexico and the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.
Prior to the formation of Canbriam, Paul was President and Chief Executive Officer of Esprit Energy Trust, where he was instrumental in an operational turn-around and divestiture to Pengrowth Energy Trust in October 2006. Prior to Esprit, Paul was accountable for building a Gulf of Mexico deepwater position for PanCanadian (EnCana). Before moving to Calgary in 2000, Paul was the Vice President, Exploration for Statoil Exploration US in Houston, TX. Paul also spent 10 years in various roles with Amoco Production Company in New Orleans, LA and Houston, TX.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics from Lehigh University, a Master of Science degree in Geology (Geophysics emphasis) from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Calgary.
Maureen graduated from NAIT in Hydrocarbon Engineering Technology. She started her career with a major oil gas producer and has worked in the field of measurement, instrumentation and automation. She spent time in Calgary head office as well as field and district office locations. She has extensive experience in Heavy Oil, Pipelines, Oil and Gas Production, Midstream and Waste operations.
Maureen has experience in all regulations and standards that apply to measurement and has provided guidance and recommendations to operators to ensure compliance. She is the now the principle of Measurement Guru Ltd. A measurement consulting firm.
In 2015, Maureen was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in Measurement from the Canadian School of Hydrocarbon Measurement.
Maureen is a Professional Technologist-Engineer with the ASET.
Piers Steel is a professor in the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources area and is the Distinguished Research Chair in Advanced Business Leadership at the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business. He is a recognized authority on the science of motivation and is known internationally for his procrastination research, receiving widespread media coverage.
Piers’ particular areas of research interest include personnel selection, culture, motivation and procrastination. He is also currently driving a systematic review of leadership research with the goal of identifying what is known and where knowledge gaps lie, and sharing the knowledge in a practical and accessible format.
Piers’ work has been published in the premier journals in the social sciences, including, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, and Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, and business specifically, such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology and Academy of Management Review. He has also presented his work as a keynote or featured speaker at several national and international academic conferences, including International Society for Performance Improvement, Academy of Management and the American Psychological Association.
In addition to his commendable scholarly contributions, Piers has been recognized for his excellence in teaching, having received numerous teaching awards including the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Leadership in Teaching and Learning and the Academy of Management Best Paper in Management Education.
Piers joined the Haskayne School of Business in 2002. He holds a BA from University of Toronto, a Masters from University of Guelph, and a PhD from University of Minnesota. Prior to joining Haskayne, Piers taught at the University of Minnesota.
In June 2017, Mr Robert Wadsworth became the Vice President of Closure and Liability Management at the
Alberta Energy Regulator. Mr. Wadsworth has more than 30 years’ experience in the public sector, and several years in the private Nuclear Power Generation Sector. The latter was at Bruce Power, the largest Nuclear power generator in the world, located on the shores of Lake Huron.
Mr. Wadsworth joined the AER in 2013 as the Vice President of Authorizations. Most noteworthy during this appointment was his leadership during the Winter Drilling Season of 2013 where he quickly built a Continuous improvement capability at the AER and implemented timelines within the branch to ensure certainty for industry at a very critical time. In 2015, he was named to set up a new business unit “The Centre of Regulatory Excellence” later renamed to the “Enterprise learning Branch” to increase internal staff competencies and skill.
He has a distinguished military career of over 28 years of service, last serving as a Colonel in Afghanistan. His career gave him the opportunity to lead large teams in command positions to include Base Commander and has significant overseas experience with the Canadian Armed Forces and the US military to include other deployments to many conflict hotspots such as Cyprus, Angola, Mozambique and Bosnia. He also consulted as NATO’s Civilian Security Advisor in Afghanistan for 2 years and has 4 years’ overall experience there.
Mr. Wadsworth is a graduate of Royal Military College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Military Arts and Science. In addition, he has obtained executive education from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre and Queens University School of Business.
Mr. Camlioglu is a Calgary, Alberta based professional with significant experience in governance, budgeting, forecasting, risk assessment and corporate finance.
Mr. Camlioglu is a Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”), a Certified Management Accountant (“CMA”) and a Chartered Professional Accountant (“CPA”). Mr. Camlioglu has been employed in senior positions with Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), and Suncor Energy. In addition, Mr. Camlioglu has held the position of Vice President, Investment Banking with Octagon Capital, Chief Financial Officer with Emerging Equities, and was Manager, Listed Issuer Services with the TSX Venture Exchange. Mr. Camlioglu has also held the position of audit committee director for two publicly listed companies.
Richard Stobbe is an intellectual property lawyer, Trademark Agent and Certified Licensing Professional (CLP), helping corporations and individuals throughout Alberta with a practical and solutions-oriented approach. Many of his clients are mid-sized software vendors, company founders and owner-operators who value Richard’s responsive, cut-to-the-chase approach to problem solving. He is also called in to flag and resolve issues for corporate transactions involving intellectual property (IP) assets.
As you might expect from a practice focused on Alberta, Richard’s IP clients frequently serve the oil and gas industry’s software needs. In addition to the energy space, Richard works with tech companies involved with fintech, remote data collection, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence (AI) engines, agriculture, insurance and university-based tech transfer. He has years of experience handling sophisticated business issues involving the full spectrum of IP concerns. Prior to joining Field Law, Richard practiced with a Calgary firm and in Vancouver, B.C. He has been a course instructor in intellectual property law for the Masters of Biotechnology class at the University of Calgary and for the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University and has been a guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law in Vancouver. Richard has taught business law at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and “Internet Law and New Media” at the University of British Columbia and has also instructed the course “Internet Law - The Law and New Media” at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
As the Connected Workforce and Blockchain Lead for IBM’s Natural Resources Solution Centre, Mr. Wells helps Petroleum and Mining companies design technology solutions using mobile, social, blockchain, Internet of Things and sensor technology to create better user experiences for their employees and customers. With over 20 years spent in high tech and communications, he applies traditional creative process with IBM Design Thinking to build innovative oil and gas solutions that transform business process; and improve operational performance, productivity and safety.
Currently, Dason is focused on the NRSC’s Watson for Natural Resources program, which is a consortium lead initiative to build cognitive advisors that will deliver an entirely new level of insight for better decision making.
As a Co-Founder of Terrahub John Dugdale is a Connector of Dots and People. Leader. Serial Entrepreneur and Business Accelerator. John has deep roots in the technology ecosystem spending his career ensuring that organizations have access to the best and brightest in the technology realm. A natural leader, John brings his passion and creativity to all of TerraHub’s relationships.
Community minded, member in good standing of the Rainforest Group, Alberta Blockchain Consortium and a local Community Coach, John will one day achieve his dream of taking two points from Roger Federer in a game.
Daniel Kiselbach is a Partner, Deloitte Tax Law LLP, Deloitte Canada. Daniel builds the foundation for global
corporations and their affiliates to succeed in the Canadian marketplace. Transnational commerce is complex, and businesses frequently require urgent assistance to handle unexpected situations. He guides his clients through diverse international trade and tax issues, including intercompany transfers, compliance audits, voluntary disclosures, administrative appeals, litigation, mediation, and arbitration. Daniel has helped his clients resolve their issues as sole counsel or as part of a team in Provincial Courts, the Tax Court of Canada, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Quebec Superior Court, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada and the London Court of International Arbitration.
Daniel has authored numerous publications, including Carswell’s publications “Canadian Customs Law” and “The Annotated Customs Act”. He is a former national director of the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters (IE Canada), a national director of the Canada Russia Eurasia Business Association (CERBA) and a director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada - Pacific (AMCHAM-Pacific), Daniel is also a member of the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association (NCBFFA) and the North American Strategy For Competitiveness (NASCO).
Katrina Robson is a Senior Manager in the U.S. Tax Services Practice. Her strengths lie in US State and location taxation for Canadian businesses, including corporate income and sales tax planning. Extensive experience in providing sound and favorable advice within the context of various state and local tax issues regarding projects income tax, sales and use tax, U.S. inbound transactions and multinational reorganization. Her clients cover a broad range of industries including services, technology, retail, manufacturing and energy across all major provinces in Canada. Ms. Robson has a B.Comm in Finance from the University of Guelph and a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School.
Mike Newton is the Team Lead, Liability Management at 360 Energy Liability Management. Mike has gained experience in a multitude of liability management fields over the last eight years that includes managing closure execution teams, insurance and developing an ARO analysis software (XI Technologies ARO Module). He has a strong understanding of the environmental and abandonment framework in Western Canada and excels at assessing and evaluating liability associated risk. Mike’s combined expertise has been instrumental in the revival of cost overrun insurance through Lloyd’s of London. Mike is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s School of Business, where he earned his Bachelor of Commerce.
Ryan Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of 360 Energy Liability Management. Ryan attended the University of Guelph where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Economics. He brings unwavering business acumen, strong networking abilities and clear leadership to the 360 team. Ryan acquired ownership of his first oilfield service company in 2011 and oversaw its successful growth before selling it to launch 360 Energy Liability Management. Leadership and teamwork are values that are deeply ingrained in Ryan, thanks to his time on the Canadian Rugby Team.
A former Captain, Ryan played in 51 international matches and three Rugby World Cups. In addition to Canada, Ryan also played professional rugby in France and New Zealand. Outside of work, Ryan spends time with his family, is an avid golfer and squash player, and has a penchant for all sports. He also spends time working with and coaching local rugby clubs and is involved in two charitable foundations as a board member and ambassador.