The world is looking for ways to drastically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and oil sands producers are among those who have made ambitious commitments to achieve net zero, or near net zero emissions by 2050 or earlier.
COSIA works with some of Canada’s, and the world’s top scientists and engineers on innovation to reduce greenhouse gases and their impacts on air, water and land. They recognize it is possible to address climate change while meeting growing global energy demand and supporting economic development. To date, COSIA members have developed 168 contributed technologies at a cost of $239 million. Many of these projects are applicable beyond the oil sands, potentially helping to reduce emissions in other parts of the world as well.
As the Chief Executive of COSIA, Wes has first hand experience working alongside these companies trailblazing the path to net zero.
Alexandra Clunies-Ross is a Portfolio Manager at Artesian, the most active early-stage venture capital fund in Australia which now manages +$300m USD. Artesian is a global alternative investment management firm with staff in NY, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Jakarta, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne. They specialize in funds focused on credit arbitrage and relative value strategies across global financial markets. Their VC strategy is designed to access the financial and strategic returns that the asset class can provide and mitigate the risks of the innovation ecosystem, with a focus on the Asia Pacific region.
Alexandra leads Artesian’s ClimateTech VC investment activities and is a Portfolio Manager for Artesian’s Clean Energy Seed Fund. Alexandra is a startup Board member and a member of the expert panel for the Cleantech Group, which releases an annual list of 50 climate startups to watch. Prior to her work at Artesian, Alexandra was a member of SkyNews’ digital team. Alexandra has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and a Master of Business Law from the University of New South Wales.
Managing Director of Investments
Tibor has over 20 years of private equity & venture capital investment and entrepreneurial experience, including closing new investments in over 30 cleantech startups since joining the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) in 2013 to lead the Investments Division.
MassCEC invests equity and debt in early-stage and growing clean energy and climate technology companies, provides incentives for the adoption of renewable energy, and develops programs to prepare workers for the next generation of clean energy jobs.
Tibor has focused in the clean energy sector since early 2010, when he joined a clean energy company, QGEN, as its CFO. Previously, Tibor has worked at Babson Capital, Ascent Venture Partners, Lee Capital and Berkshire Partners. Tibor is an Adjunct Professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School and serves on several corporate and non-profit boards. Tibor holds business and engineering degrees from MIT and Northwestern University.
Co-Founder, CEO / CTO
Shawn is an experienced entrepreneur, innovation practitioner and technologist with over 25-years of experience. Shawn has founded four start-ups, created an innovation engineering center for Royal Dutch Shell (Shell TechWorks), and deployed instruments and spacecraft for NASA during his tenure at Draper Laboratory. His technical and business experience intersects multiple industries such as Aerospace, Energy, IT Security, Consumer Electronics, and International Commodities Trading, providing a unique and global perspective.
Shawn’s education is as varied as his background. He was formally educated in astrophysics and history (classics) from UMASS Amherst and holds an MBA from MIT however, his journey led him to the creation of new and innovative companies.
Since October 2016, Shawn is the co-founder and CEO/CTO of Titan Advanced Energy Solutions. At TITAN, Shawn leads a team of 25-people working to decarbonize and electrify the world by maximizing the utility of batteries using ultrasound, machine learning, and edge computing. TITAN is backed by strategic partner Schneider Electric and the private venture fund Energy Innovation Capital.
Join us at #PROPEL2017 as these O&G heavyweights discuss their respective company mandates for adopting and developing clean hydrocarbon technologies. The global market for a cleaner hydrocarbon is ever growing. These companies are tasked with minimizing energy inputs to maximize output, in a low carbon economy. The answers lie in tech-driven innovation.
Hear it straight from these Titans of Technology as they share their new solutions, creative methods, and tangible approaches to clean hydrocarbons.