August 30, 2017

Keynote Speakers

IPEIA 2020 Keynote Speakers

Wednesday
Dr. Lisa Bélanger – Behavioural Change Expert | Researcher

An organization’s greatest asset is its people. Award-winning CEO Dr. Lisa Bélanger shows leaders and teams how insights from behavioural science research can be applied in the workplace to optimize the performance, productivity, and innovation of leaders and teams. She helps close the gap between intention and action resulting in long-term change and a competitive advantage.

With a PhD in Behavioural Medicine, Dr. Bélanger is the CEO and founder of ConsciousWorks, a consulting firm that helps everyone from executives to entrepreneurs apply the findings from leading-edge scientific analyses to maximize their mental and physical well-being at work and at home.

On-stage, Dr. Bélanger has presented to clients throughout North America, such as Collins Barrow, the University of Alberta, and CEBS Canada.

Dr. Bélanger is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist; a past Honorary Research Associate at Swansea University, Wales; researcher at the University of Calgary; instructor at the University of Alberta Executive Education, and the author of Inspire Me Well: Finding Motivation to Take Control of Your Health. Additionally, she is the founder of Knight’s Cabin, a national non-profit offering no-cost wellness programming to cancer survivors.

Thursday
David Clark – Group Energy Director | Lloyd’s Register (LR)

David Clark began his career as a Wireline Field Engineer with Schlumberger. There he enjoyed a lengthy service of 18 years in a variety of line management and staff roles in Europe, Asia, Australia, Middle East and India, before developing his career in upstream oil and gas services and contractor segments with leadership roles in Technip UK and Wood, where he led businesses in Africa as well as the building of a new material business across the Middle East. He returned to Schlumberger in 2013 as global Vice President for the newly created Production Facilities Management business unit.

David joined Aker Solutions at the end of 2015 as President for UK & Africa and latterly held the position of Executive Vice President, overseeing its global services portfolio across the full subsea systems and facilities life cycle services.

In January 2019, David moved to Lloyd’s Register (LR) as Group Energy Director with global leadership for the company’s extensive technical and engineering expertise across the full life cycle in both hydrocarbon and renewables energy segments. In this new role, David is driving the growth and development of the LR Energy business and applying its deep, technical and regulatory expertise to create innovative solutions to support our customers through the challenges of transitioning to a net zero carbon world.

Throughout his appointments, David has travelled extensively and has lived in nine countries, including Japan, China, Indonesia, India, UAE, Australia and mainland Europe. These positions have provided David with the opportunity to gain extensive leadership, operational and commercial experience.

David has been active in the UK energy industry since his return to the market in 2015 with roles on a variety of advisory panels including the Energy Jobs Task Force, Oil & Gas Authority Supply Chain workgroup and sat on the board of directors of Oil & Gas UK in 2018.

David is a member of the Institute of Directors and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is married with three children, who also moved with him across the world. He is passionate about technology, development, music and travel.

Friday
Grant Wilde – President & CEO | Spartan Controls Ltd.

Grant Wilde is the President & CEO of Spartan Controls Ltd. Spartan is a private, employee owned technology company that sells, applies and services process automation, valve, measurement and process control solutions on behalf of Emerson and other leading manufacturers – serving industrial process customers for over 55 years from 14 locations across Western Canada.

Grant has held a variety of roles in his 25 years at Spartan including business group and customer segment executive leadership; sales, marketing and business unit management; and front-line sales. Prior to Spartan, he worked for a rotating equipment manufacturer and a pipeline company.

He is a current or past member of various private company and association boards and has held several advisory board roles within Emerson and the Strategic Growth Partners. He is also a past president of the Gas Processors Suppliers Association of Canada. Grant has been involved with executive development through the Queen’s School of Business, the Global Institute of Leadership Development (GILD) and the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is a Professional Engineer and Mechanical Engineering graduate of the University of Alberta.

Grant and Spartan Controls are active advocates for children & families and industry education, showing their support through charities like the United Way, local advanced Polytech and University programs & facilities, and local communities. He lives in Calgary with his wife Sandy, and they have two grown children.

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