Supply Change Conference
• Meet the Speakers •

Alex Brady, Supply Chain Specialist, Chevron Canada Limited

 
Alex Brady is a Supply Chain Specialist focusing in Digital Transformation Strategy at Chevron Canada. Alex obtained a degree in Economics specializing in decision analysis from Simon Fraser University. Alex has worked within Supply Chains across multiple industries including, retail, Services, Manufacturing, Engineering, as well as Oil and Gas. Across all industries, Alex has promoted the advantages of Digital Transformation to enable Supply Chains to be more efficient and nimble in order to adapt to ever evolving business conditions. By redesigning process workflows with robotic automation Alex enables SCM professionals to address high level strategic initiatives driving cost savings and innovation.

Alex Dale, Global Retail Solution Consultant, Dematic

Alex is involved in the commercialization of new solutions at Dematic. With 15+ years in the grocery industry, and recently rolling out a national e-commerce program and developing a combined growth plus Micro-Fulfillment strategy, he serves as the “Voice of the Customer.” Using his expertise, Alex is constantly challenging Dematic to respond to the ever-changing market needs in order to create customer advocates. This ensures that Dematic customers have a thorough understanding of the many ways Micro-Fulfillment can provide a seamless online and instore experience for consumers. Alex is currently hosting virtual sessions spanning North America and European audiences, sharing the benefits of Dematic’s ability to power the future of commerce. Alex’s consumer-driven mindset ensures he is hyper-focused on developing Micro-fulfillment solutions that not only improve top-line Operational Metrics, but also enhance the end Customer Experience.
 

Alexis Pappas , Executive Director, Canadian Blockchain Association for Women

Alexis Pappas is a writer and consultant with a background in varied fields including energy, bioscience, clean technology and digital innovations. A key focus of her writing and advocacy is on the economic and sociological implications of technological shifts, and the impact that our transforming world may have on underrepresented and disenfranchised groups. Passionate about diversity, Indigenous rights and Alberta’s economic potential, Alexis is the Executive Director of the Canadian Blockchain Association for Women and the Energy Director of the Alberta Blockchain Consortium.

Alyssa Lefaivre, Senior Manager, Business Development, AltaML


Alyssa Lefaivre is the Senior Business Development Manager for AltaML. AltaML is an Edmonton based artificial intelligence and machine learning company that builds applied ML solutions and products to amplify and transform organizations.  With over 10 years of experience in business and partnership development, Alyssa is passionate about connecting people and organizations with nascent and disruptive technologies that elevate human potential. 

 

In her spare time, Alyssa sits on the board for Global Woman of Vision. She always strives to be a conscious connector of people who are pursuing their purpose with passion, authenticity and gratitude. 

Cindy Clark, President, Women in Supply Chain

D’Arcy Moynaugh, Partner - CyberSecurity, Risk Advisory, Deloitte


D’Arcy is a Calgary based Partner with Deloitte’s CyberSecurity, Risk Advisory practice. He has over 27 years’ experience in cybersecurity, regulatory compliance, incident response and operational development.  D’Arcy has held the position of Chief Information Security Officer in a number of Canadian headquartered international energy firms, Chief Information Officer for a post secondary institution prior to joining Deloitte and is the founder of a Cybersecurity Dynasty. 

David Chan, Director, Amii Projects Team

David leads the Projects Team at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute. His team works with clients ranging from startups to large enterprises to ensure their needs are understood and met and help them advance on their journey along the AI adoption spectrum. Before coming to Amii, David led a data science team in the not for profit tech sector in Alberta and obtained his PhD from the University of Calgary.  

David Kalinchuk, Economic Development Manager, Rocky View County

David Kalinchuk is the Economic Development Manager for Rocky View County. Surrounding the City of Calgary, Rocky View is one of Canada’s most diverse, dynamic and prosperous “rurban” municipalities. Dave has worked with many successful companies as they’ve expanded or moved into Rocky View. His responsibilities include investment attraction, site selector communications, marketing and corporate image development.
  
Prior to working for Rocky View, Dave was the Manager of Economic Development for the City of Prince Rupert in British Columbia. Dave also worked for the Virden-Wallace Community Development Corporation in his home town in Manitoba. Before moving to Alberta in 2001, Dave sat on the Province of Manitoba’s Rural Advisory Committee, the Science and Technology Advisory Committee, and was a councilor on the Premier’s Economic Innovation and Technology Council (EITC). In British Columbia, Dave was a member of the Province’s Offshore Oil and Gas Task Force.

In Dave’s extra time, he cooks exotic cuisine and is regarded as a culinary horticulturist. Dave also paints and regularly travels overseas to deliver lectures at universities, business schools and international conferences throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Dave has written a book entitled Rich for the Right Reasons – Economic Development of the Individual and keeps busy promoting the book and speaking to groups large and small. Dave’s professional memberships include the International Economic Development Council in Washington D.C. (IEDC), Economic Developers Association of Alberta (EDA) and the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC). Dave is also a member of CoreNet (Corporate Real Estate Network), the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC), the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Honourable Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation, Government of Alberta


Minister Schweitzer was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-Elbow.

A dedicated husband, father of 2 young girls and a long-serving community volunteer, Schweitzer has a strong record of public service, including previously raising funds for military families and serving as Vice Chair of the Calgary Drug Treatment Court. He is passionate about restoring Alberta's promise – an Alberta in which, no matter where you came from, if you worked hard, you could succeed.

Schweitzer was a partner at a leading Alberta law firm as a restructuring and bankruptcy lawyer. This experience gave him a first-hand view of the staggering impacts of failed policies that have led to job losses, economic stagnation and a loss of hope.

Doug Schweitzer was appointed as Alberta’s Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation on August 25, 2020. Schweitzer will oversee the implementation of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, its sector strategies and Alberta’s growth agenda.

Schweitzer previously held the position of Alberta’s Minister of Justice and Solicitor General where he made important progress tackling rural crime, advancing aspects of the fair deal panel report recommendations, and creating a faster, fairer and more responsible justice system.

Iain Ferguson, Executive Vice President, Industrial Properties, CBRE Limited

Iain Ferguson is Executive Vice President of Industrial Properties with CBRE Limited in Calgary. Iain is the leader of the Calgary Industrial group which handles tenant rep, agency and sales in the greater Calgary area. The Calgary Industrial team transacted 138 transactions in 2019 for over 2.8 million square feet. In 2013 Iain became CBRE’s youngest Executive Vice President and has been CBRE’s top Industrial Professional in Western Canada for 2010, 2011, 2014 - 2019, and a top 5 Industrial broker in Canada each year since 2009 to 2019. Iain has been a consistent moderator at the Calgary Real Estate Leasing forum and has been a yearly moderator at the Calgary Buildex forum since 2006.

Jason Tenorio, Director of Consulting, Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company


In this role, Jason leads consulting engagements and develops new opportunities for consulting work with external clients. He has over 30 years of design, simulation, consulting and technical sales experience. 

Justin Riemer, Assistant Deputy Minister,
Western Economic Diversification Canada, Alberta Region

Justin Riemer assumed responsibility as Assistant Deputy Minister for Western Economic Diversification Canada’s Alberta Region in the fall of 2019. 

Previously, he held several senior positions at the Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, providing leadership and achieving results in regional economic development, industry development, investment attraction and growth of advanced technologies. 

As a respected, passionate, dynamic leader of industry and economic development in Alberta, Justin has an impressive depth and breadth of experience in innovation and industry development policies and programs.

Justin holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Carleton University, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science. He is married and the proud father of two young men. 

Kris Ruiter, Acting Chief, Stakeholder Engagement Office of Small and Medium Enterprise, Western Region, Calgary Public Services and Procurement Canada, Government of Canada


Kris Ruiter is the A/Chief, Stakeholder Engagement, Office of Small & Medium Enterprises (OSME) of Public Services and Procurement Canada in Western Region.  The office’s role is to help companies learn what products & services the Government of Canada buys and how the procurement processes work.  Kris is located in Calgary, Alberta and is responsible for the Prairies, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.


Kris brings a variety of both public and private sector experience to the role with OSME.  Kris graduated from Bishop’s University with a business degree.  In his career he has been a golf pro, retail manager, branch manager of a bank, and held multiple positions within procurement with Public Services and Procurement Canada over the last 10 years.  The variety of experience allows Kris to speak with businesses on multiple levels and help them navigate the federal procurement landscape.

Milena Radakovic, President, Nexus Exhibits



Marshall Toner, Executive Vice President, Managing Director, Industrial – Canada, JLL


Marshall leads JLL Canada’s Industrial Group and is responsible for the alignment and collaboration between industrial teams across the country. He also co-leads the Industrial Team based in Calgary, overseeing landlord representation, owner/user sales, land sales and tenant representation.

Marshall joined JLL in 2015 and brings 28 years of experience in commercial real estate. He has been involved in over 2100 career lease and sale deals which have earned him a long-standing reputation for success. He has represented wide array of well-known companies including Lowe’s, Walmart, Whirlpool, CN Rail, UHaul, Iron Mountain, Nabors, Pattison Group, Wesco, Halliburton, and Tim Hortons. His exceptional track record stems from his vast market knowledge, strong client relationships and accurate service delivery. Marshall’s professionalism, integrity and experience have enabled him to be recognized numerous times as a top Canadian and North American producer.

Mike Allan, President & CEO, Routeique


Patrick Mandic, Co-Founder and CEO, Mavennet

Patrick has a track record of making large enterprises succeed with new technologies. He was recognized by the SCMA as an immigrant of the year 2020 impacting supply chain. Patrick has extensive knowledge in the application of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) for a wide range of solutions for large enterprises. He has led blockchain traceability projects with the US Department of Homeland Security and the Canadian Federal government of different commodities such as oil, gas and steel. Previously as a Senior Manager at Deloitte consulting, he led the Canadian IoT practice and was the global Chief of Staff for the Technology Strategy practice, which was comprised of over 3,500 practitioners globally. Patrick was responsible for large scale digital transformation in a wide range of industries (e.g. automotive, financial services, education, professional services, etc.). Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication engineering from the UPC in Barcelona, Spain, a M.Sc. in Information Technology from the University of Stuttgart, Germany and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Patrick Mattern, Vice President, Business Development, Calgary Economic Development

Patrick Mattern’s career has been driven by the intrinsic rewards of supporting community through economic development. His experience in the promotion of foreign direct investment attraction spans over 20 years and includes leadership roles in all three orders of government.  Patrick spent ten years with Global Affairs Canada working in London UK and Boston, USA. He was with the Government of Alberta for eleven years engaged in investment attraction and international trade.  In November of 2019 he moved to Calgary Economic Development where he is the Vice President of Business Development guiding a team focused on the attraction of new businesses to Calgary and the support of international trade for existing Calgary businesses.


Patrick holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Bradford (England).

Richard Martin, President, Requis

Rob Eccleston, Manager, Warehouse & Inventory, City of Calgary

Since 2018 Rob has been Manager, Warehouse & Inventory with the City of Calgary. The Warehouse & Inventory Division is part of the Supply Management Business Unit and is responsible for managing City Inventory which supports efficient operation of all City Business Units. Supply Management operates centralized Warehouse sites across the City as well as dedicated inventory in support of Calgary Transit, Water Services, Fleet Services, Calgary Police Service, Calgary Fire Department and Roads. The Warehouse & Inventory team is also responsible for Fuel Management and the disposal of Surplus Assets. 


Rob has over 20 years of experience in Supply Chain. He has held roles in Operations Management, Inventory Planning, Industrial Engineering, Process Improvement, and Project Management in retail, manufacturing and public sectors. Prior to joining the City of Calgary Rob managed Inbound Inventory Operations for a major Canadian Retailer leading the teams handling the scheduling, transportation, receipt and warehousing of product for their national store network. 



Samantha Niton-DeForge, Business Solutions Specialist, Aqurus Solutions

Samantha holds a double major degree in Information Systems and Business Administration with Honours, and her primary focus lies in the Manufacturing, Distribution and eCommerce spaces. Samantha has experience deploying hundreds of ERP implementations and enhancements while having worked with customers across different verticals to achieve their operational goals. 



Sandra Badry, Economic Development Officer, Red Deer County


Sandra is a born and raised, true blue, Albertan.  She was raised in Calgary, and now lives in the City of Lacombe with her husband and cute little puppy, Ginger.   She spent over 20 years as an entrepreneur in Edmonton as the owner and operator of a hair salon so she knows the challenges as well as the rewards of being a small business owner.  She has three children and 6 3/4 grandchildren.

Sandra has dabbled in the corporate finance world as well as the oil and gas industry.  After landing in Lacombe, she completed her Certificate of Economic Development through the University of Waterloo, and has worked as the Economic Development Officer for Red Deer County for the past 7 years.  She has completed her NACLAA and Advanced NACLAA as well as her Applied Land Use Planning Certificates through the University of Alberta and has her Certificate in Local Government Community Economic Development from Dalhousie University.  Sandra also sits on the Alberta Health Services Board for Mental Health and Addictions Council.  

Economic development is one of the many hats she wears; tourism, alternate energy identification, FDI, and airport expansion are a few other roles within her position.  

Since COVID, Sandra has been keeping a close eye on the supply chain in her area and is watching how this is effecting her community and the surrounding municipalities.  It is something that will continue to make ripples well into the future and she feels this conference is very timely.

Shannon Hamilton, VP Growth & Adoption, North America, DLT Labs

 

Shannon’s career has spanned more than 20 years, leading teams in operations and sales across financial services, retail and technology.  She has firsthand experience tackling significant process improvement goals in large organizations such as American Express, as well developing and evolving operational efficiencies in fast growing startups.

 

She has taken a progressive approach to understanding how blockchain technology will improve supply chains and is currently engaged in numerous workflow optimization projects in Canada. 



Steve Maybee, Vice President Operations & Infrastructure,
Edmonton Airports

Edmonton Airports operates the Edmonton International Airport and Villeneuve Airport. Steve has held several positions in his 26 years with the Airport Authority including Supply Chain Management, Human Resources and Safety, and IT. His current responsibilities include Emergency Planning, Maintenance, Security, Safety, Regulatory affairs for Operational Compliance, Master Planning, Planning, and Project Delivery plus various other areas. Steve is passionate about Technology and how to leverage it to improve services, create more efficient processes and how to transform a better passenger journey while maintaining a safe and secure environment. Steve is the former Chair of the Canadian Airports Councils (CAC) Operations, Safety and Technical Affairs Committee and member of the Airports Council International – North America committee.

Tom McCaffery, President and CEO, Supply Chain Canada - Alberta Institute