September 24 - September 28, 2018
The Hyatt Regency Hotel & The TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
As part of this panel session, the focus will be around how organizations can change the mindset of incremental improvements to a culture that is focused on disruptive innovation.
The purpose of the Executive Panel Session is to provide the IPC Delegates with an opportunity to engage in an open dialogue with Senior Executives actively engaged in aspects all of the pipeline industry. In addition, this Executive Panel Session further demonstrates the commitment by industry leadership to promote knowledge sharing that will help to reduce pipeline failures and increase the safe and economic reliability of our very important pipeline infrastructure.
The theme for IPC 2016 is Leading and Innovating so this Executive Panel Session will be in alignment with this theme.
Milton Altenberg, Founder & Chairman - Quest Integrity Group, a Team Industrial Services company, CEO - Quest Integrated (Qi2)
He has over 35 years of experience in creating industrial technology companies from specialty chemicals to composites to advanced test & measurement systems. Developing a vision for success, building teams and implementing processes that assure results are among the essential elements that combine to shape his leadership principles. Today, these practices continue to yield meaningful returns as the Quest Companies push the boundaries of technological innovation providing solutions to fulfill its customer needs.
Jason Sharpe, P.Eng, MBA, Senior Vice President & General Manager - ATCO Pipelines
Jason Sharpe joined ATCO in 2002 and was appointed to his current position, Sr. Vice President & General Manager, ATCO Pipelines, in 2015. Previous to this appointment, Jason held a number of progressively senior engineering and executive positions, most recently Vice President, Engineering & Construction. He has worked and lived in both Edmonton and Calgary during his time with ATCO and has played a significant role in the engineering, planning, operations, pipeline integrity and major project groups. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and an MBA from the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, and represents ATCO on the Board of Directors of the Pipeline Research Council International.
Ken Paulson, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - BC Oil and Gas Commission
Ken has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas sector including more than 15 years in regulatory roles for Canada and the Province of British Columbia. Prior to Ken's current position, he was the Commission's Chief Engineer.
Chris Bloomer, President and CEO - Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA)
Chris Bloomer has over 30 years of experience across a range of upstream, downstream, domestic and international energy businesses. He began his career at Shell Canada and moved with increasing responsibility from exploration and production to economics and corporate planning, oil sands development and operations, pipelines and oil and NGL marketing.
Honorable Christopher A. Hart, Chairman - National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Hart joined the Board after a long career in transportation safety, including a previous term as a Member of the NTSB. Immediately before returning to the Board in 2009, Member Hart was Deputy Director for Air Traffic Safety Oversight at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He was previously the FAA Assistant Administrator for System Safety. Prior to first joining the Board in 1990, Member Hart held a series of legal positions, mostly in the private sector. He holds a law degree from Harvard University and Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association.
Walter Kresic, Vice President of Pipeline Integrity - Enbridge Inc.
Walter has over 25 years of experience within the pipeline industry and is currently accountable for the pipeline integrity management standards and programs applied to mainline pipelines and facilities. Enbridge owns and operates the world’s longest and most complex crude oil and liquids transportation system, with approximately 17,138 miles (27,582 kilometres) of crude pipeline across North America.