Dr. Alan Murray, P. Eng; C. Eng. F ASME

Principia Consulting & Former Chief Engineer, National Energy Board

Dr Alan Murray is a consulting engineer with Principia Consulting in Calgary, AB. Prior to forming Principia in 2010, he was Chief Engineer at the Canadian National Energy Board. Dr. Murray’s industry experience has included a number of senior management positions with a large pipeline operating company in North America with responsibility for system planning, construction, maintenance and contracting functions. His 42 years of work experience spans research, regulation, third-party assessment, design and development in pipelines and offshore structures. He was the founding chairman of the ASME Pipeline Systems Division and is the co-author of the ASME Press text books Pipeline Design and Construction – A Practical Approach and Pipeline Integrity Assurance and is a Fellow of the ASME.

Bhushan Ivaturi

SVP, Officer and CIO, Enbridge
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With more than two decades of international leadership, Bhushan Ivaturi has led the business of technology, while shaping and transforming organizations across several industries.

As the Senior Vice President, Officer and CIO of Enbridge (NYSE/TSE: ENB), Bhushan leads the enterprise’s information technology; cybersecurity; process simplification and digitization; operational technology; Data as an organizational asset; and Digital. Bhushan has shaped the strategy for Digital business, Technology and Information Services while passionately building a healthy culture and developing talent that is winning together.

Prior to Enbridge, Bhushan was Vice President and global CIO of Maersk Oil & Gas, where he shaped the vision for global technology, created a winning team culture, developed people and a digital core that delivered competitiveness, differentiation, and scalability of the business. Prior to Maersk, Bhushan served as an executive at General Electric and in the high-tech sector

Q&A with Bhushan moderated by:

Kevin Tsang, P. Eng

Senior Process Engineer, iPETH - Process Engineering, LP Engineering Services, Enbridge Inc.  & YPAC Treasurer and Advisor


Carlos Murillo

Senior Research Associate, Energy and Environment Policy, Conference Board of Canada

Carlos assists in conceptualizing and developing new research opportunities, undertakes complex research projects, and helps in expanding the profile of the organization's energy and environment policy research portfolio. Prior to his current role, Mr. Murillo was an Economist in the Industry Economics group at The Conference Board of Canada where he oversaw the analysis of Canada's energy industries and provided expertise on all issues related to energy economics.

Chris Bloomer

President & CEO, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association

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With more than 30 years of experience in the domestic and international energy business, Chris Bloomer leads the industry association that represents Canada’s transmission pipeline companies, which operate 134,000 kilometres of pipeline in Canada and the United States.

Prior to being appointed President and CEO of CEPA in 2015, Chris spent three years as CEO and Director at Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd. Before that, he was an executive with Petrobank Energy and Resources for 10 years, providing leadership throughout the company’s corporate evolution.

Chris began his career at Shell Canada and moved with increasing responsibility from exploration to economics and corporate planning, oil sands development, oil sands operations and marketing. By the time he left Shell he was Director, Liquids Business Centre, responsible for crude oil and NGL marketing and business development.

Chris has also held other senior executive roles across a range of domestic and international energy businesses, including Castle Energy, Talon Resources and Korn/Ferry. Throughout his career, pipelines have been an integral aspect of Chris’ business activities, both with regard to existing pipelines and those to access new markets.

Chris has a degree in Geoscience and is a member of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).


Chris Foster

 Vice President, Information Services and Chief Information Officer, TC Energy


Corey Richards

Business Development Manager for ROSEN’s Challenging Pipeline Diagnostics Division

Corey Richards holds the role of Business Development Manager for ROSEN’s Challenging Pipeline Diagnostics Division. Since 2014 his area of focus has been creating tailored solutions for unpiggable pipelines in the Canadian, Oceana and Asia Pacific regions. He recently relocated back to Calgary after 5 years in Lingen, Germany where he was based out of ROSEN’s Technology and Research Center. In his 10 years with ROSEN Corey has expanded his knowledge through various roles including: time in field operations and technical sales, before transitioning into his current position.

Deanna Burgart

President, Indigenous Engineering Inclusion Inc

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Deanna Burgart is a speaker, trainer, engineer and mentor that has a talent for identifying gaps and providing solutions to systemic, organizational and transformational change. She brings over 20 years of experience and education in energy and pipelines and is passionate about energy transitions and the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous People. She helps STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused organizations move forward in operationalizing Indigenous inclusion and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.

Since 2017, Deanna has been working on an initiative Indigenizing pipeline curriculum through a pilot project with SAIT and Innotech Alberta, training 60 Indigenous students in Pipeline Monitoring. In 2018, she joined the University of Calgary as their first Indigenous Engineer in Residence.As a formally trained musician and performer, Deanna believes that incorporating the Arts in STEM will engage future diverse perspectives. She is the President of Indigenous Engineering Inclusion Inc. and co-founder of IndigeSTEAM – A non-profit youth initiative that connects Indigenous professionals and youth in the spirit of mentoring and collaboration. They are hosting their inaugural mentor’s leadership retreat in April 2019 at the Banff Springs Hotel.

Deanna is a recipient of the 2019 Evolutionary Business Council’s Unstoppable Award, the 2018 American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s Blazing Flame Award, the 2017 Women of Inspiration Award for a Trailblazer in STEM and Oilweek Magazine’s Rising Star of 2015.

Geoffrey Cann

Author,'Bits, Bytes, and Barrels: The Digital Transformation of Oil and Gas'

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Former partner with one of the Big 4 consulting firms, Geoffrey has over 30 years of experience advising the oil and gas, energy and technology companies to help create lasting value. His clients include very large integrated oil companies, downstream petroleum refiners and marketers, pipeline companies, fracking services, drilling and completions services, logistics, LNG projects, and many more. Most of his work over 3 decades has been at the intersection of a business problem and a technology solution, and since 2013, the impacts of digital technologies and the oil and gas industry.

Throughout his career, he has conducted, led or advised hundreds of project and management teams who were driving change in their companies, and am widely versed in the issues facing oil and gas. His work has included projects around the world in Canada, the US, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Korea, and the Caribbean. Digital innovation is now a global phenomenon, and is impacting many of the most intractable problems and challenges facing the sector.

Matt Johnston, P. Eng

Integrity Engineer, TC Energy

Matt is a pipeline professional with substantial experience across a range of different facets of pipeline system engineering. Specific experience includes: preparation of various pipeline design studies, cost estimates, DBM development, various pipeline mechanical calculations, generating pipeline flow schematics/PFDs/P&IDs, preparation and field verification of piping layouts, and providing construction support thru procurement and construction management and field engineering activities. With extensive knowledge of engineering principles, industry standards and good engineering practices Matt has comprehensive experience in pipeline construction methods and technique and has been involved in the design of conventional oil & gas, sour gas, high temperature heavy oil, and CO2 pipelines at various project development stages from FEED and detailed design to construction support, commissioning and start-up. In addition he brings design and construction experience in both conventional steel and composite pipe pipelines.


Tisha Schuller

Principal & Founder, Adamantine Energy and Author, Accidentally Adamant

Tisha splits her time between writing, consulting, and public speaking. Her experience spans environmental consulting, company advocacy, policy, politics, and academia. As principal and founder of Adamantine Energy, Tisha works to transform energy policy and politics around the world. Tisha serves as Strategic Advisor to Stanford University's Natural Gas Initiative and is a non-resident Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. In 2017 she chaired the Stanford NGI Symposium to reduce energy poverty in the developing world using natural gas.  Previously, Tisha served as President & CEO of the Colorado Oil& Gas Association and as Principal and Vice President with Tetra Tech, a national environmental consulting and engineering firm.
She has a B.S. in Earth Systems with an emphasis in Geology from Stanford University. Tisha is proud to serve as the Chair of the Executive Board of the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the American Red Cross, and serves on several boards including the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the Butterfly Pavilion, the Breakthrough Institute, and is a member of the National Petroleum Council, an advisory board to the Secretary of Energy under both the Obama and Trump administrations.

Tisha's book, Accidentally Adamant, was published in April 2018.


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