Transformation in Energy Canada Summit 2024

Join 200+ industry trailblazers, visionaries and game changers.

May 13-16, 2024 - Calgary, AB, Canada

We've Changed Our Name...

After 10 years as the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals, and Resources Summit, the event is taking on a new name (Transformation in Energy). In 2024 we will expand on the last 10 years of success and focus on how energy companies can make fundamental shifts in their strategy, operating models and day-to-day operations in response to a period of fundamental change: facing decarbonization, digitization, decentralization and pressure on resources.

The energy sector is facing a period of transformative change. Addressing net-zero goals, decarbonization projects, rising energy demand, and the need to digitize quickly, all while maintaining day-to-day operations and minimizing disruption.

This year's Transformation in Energy summit will provide you with key insights and tools for navigating the complexities of transformation without compromising operational performance. The 2024 program expands on the success of our 10+ years serving Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals and Resources to ensure long term, embedded transformation. With a highly interactive agenda featuring over 30 industry- leading speakers through a range of keynotes, panels, workshops, and peer-led discussion groups, the 2024 summit will give you the skills to navigate the transformation of your organization's people, processes, and technology effectively, all while driving accelerating sustainability and maintaining your competitive advantage in a volatile market.

Key Themes for 2024 include:

  • Driving enterprise level transformation: Strategy, process, leadership and culture
  • Delivering transformation at scale while balancing short-term pressures and maintaining the integrity of operations
  • Thriving through disruption: Investing in your assets, infrastructure and people
  • Enhancing operational AND cultural innovation through a mixture of digital technologies and strategies
  • Maintaining trust during transformation - with employees, customers, investors, vendors and regulators
  • Identifying your company's distinctive capabilities and aligning them with your transformation goals
  • Organizational design and governance: What does successful transformation look like?
  • Planning for the operational and organizational impact of decarbonization and the sustainability agenda

Good value. The panels were excellent. There was some very good discussions with people that knew what they were talking about.


It was quite valuable, informative & reflective event, really enjoyed the event.

Pembina Pipeline Corporation

It was a great event! I learned a lot. The staff were all great and this was definitely one of the best run conference compared to ones I have attended in the past.


Meet the Speakers

  • Richard Itiveh, Vice President Asset Management, TransAlta Corporation
  • Dr. Erin Boyd, Chief Digital Commercial Transformation Officer, AES Corporation
  • Tim Barnes, Head of Technology Foundation Architecture, Enbridge
  • Roeland Vertriest, Chief Transformation Officer, DuPont
  • Joy Romero, President, Clean Resource Innovation Network
  • Joseph Muglia, Director, System Operations and Grid Automation, Hydro Ottawa
  • Caralyn Bennett, President, Canadian Heavy Oil Association
  • David Grosvenor, Continuous Improvement Manager, Business Transformation, Shell
  • Charlotte Plombin, Director, Low Carbon - Canada, ConocoPhillips
  • Wajeehullah Arain, Director - Process operations, Refinery Leadership Team, Co-op Refinery Complex
  • Biju Misra, Director, Corporate Business Services/Automation Center of Excellence, Enbridge
  • Tammy Bilbo-Palms, Superintendent - Operational Excellence, TotalEnergies
  • Hugo Ashkar, Risk Authority – Wells, Projects, and Subsurface Organizations, BP
  • Justin Ceterski, Global Plant Operations Excellence Lead, Shell
  • Albert Kouam Kamdem, Team lead, Information Management, Operations support & Optimization, ConocoPhillips
  • Carlos Sarmiento, Diversity and Inclusion Director, SLB
  • Matthew O'Connor, Former Senior External Communications Advisor, PETRONAS Canada
  • Gary Brown, EAM Manager, Denbury Inc.
  • Philip Evbomoen, Corporate Talent Manager, SLB
  • Dr. Wendy Cukier, Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Jeremy van Loon, Director, Sustainability, Parkland
  • Julie Thyne, Global Improvement Director, Dow, Inc.
  • Mashel Gonyora, Manager SHE:Enablement, Compliance and Assurance, Sasol
  • Denis Drolet, Senior Operations Engineer, Real Time Operations, Vermilion Energy
  • Reynaldo Glombowski, Process Improvement Lead, TC Energy
  • Gérard Lachance M Sc.A, Continuing Education Consultant, University of Sherbrooke
  • Jose Pires, Founder & CEO, Global Excellence & Innovation
  • Dr. Gabriela Silva, Manager, Sustainability, TransAlta Corporation
  • Michael Henry, Manager of Data Analytics, ARC Resources

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Hotel Arts Calgary
119 - 12th Avenue, T2R 0G8
South West, Calgary, AB, Canada

Hotel Arts
119 12 Ave SW
Calgary, AB, Canada

We recommend guests call in to our Reservations Department to access Group rates, and specify Transformation in Energy Canada when reserving by April 12, 2024. Guests can contact reservations at 1.800.661.9378 or by email Guests can also use this booking link to secure their reservation.

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third-party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies; regrettably, a number of our speakers and sponsors have recently been targeted by companies claiming to beat the prices offered but this is simply a fraudulent attempt to secure your credit card details.