Born in Southern Alberta, Suzanne West’s foundation in life and the world of business came from moving around the globe where she learned about different cultures, and the importance of caring for our planet. Suzanne also grew to love the complexity of the energy industry and the opportunities that it holds, “I have also been motivated […]
On the CBC show Dragons’ Den, Bruce Croxon was the entrepreneur who built a multimillion-dollar company in the digital space. The Lavalife co-founder sat among fellow venture capitalists and evaluated the business ideas of Canadians eager for investment. More than 25 years ago, Croxon was that eager young entrepreneur, taking a chance on a dating service business […]
In an exclusive interview with The OGM, Haji ponders the evolution of energy technology, its growing value, industry prospects, and the important role of corporates. Haji says, “Cleantech has experienced some tough times. A decade ago, it was still emerging as a theme. Big investment firms were moving into the space and making significant allocations […]
The man who formed Microsoft Ventures learned quickly in his early days at Microsoft how to survive and thrive as an entrepreneur inside the walls of a corporation. A millionaire at 19, Rahul Sood, a Calgary native, sold his original startup technology to Hewlett Packard, after declining an offer from Dell. With his profits, he […]
While a student at Yale, Parish spent a summer in India and visited the melting Gaumukh Glacier that feeds the Ganges River and the mouths of 450 million people. Within months, he founded the Energy Action Coalition, the largest youth organization in the world for climate crisis, destined to bring clean energy solutions to the […]
W. Brett Wilson believes “respect is not a function of title; it is a result of character.” From his recent book Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes (2011), Wilson states that he is neither afraid to make mistakes, nor willing to waste time on worry. “If your intention is honorable, people will generally accept the mistakes […]
“Ten years ago many oil and gas executives thought [the] North American business was in its sunset; the new pools being found kept getting smaller, risks were increasing, overhead rising. New technology, however, has been a game changer, and now everyone is back in North America—redeveloping or expanding existing pools, drilling in areas never previously […]
When Tiger Dams™ aided the cleanup of the BP oil spill that affected more than 400 miles of the Louisiana coastline, the technology became a game changer in how the world would look at responding to these events and preventing such industrial and natural disasters from that point on. The truest of entrepreneurs, Paul Vickers, […]
Despite his humble claim of “I would say I’m not a natural leader,” Jim Arnold’s love of learning and predilection to technology placed him in positions of responsibility and challenges early in his career. The Senior VP says, “The key is to take on those characteristics that are natural and complement who you are … […]
If the technology development of the oil sands industry were a baseball game, Harbir Chhina claims, “We just finished the first inning … With eight more innings left, we’ve got a lot of running room to improve and become even more efficient.” With awards for top engineering and operations, Chhina is a proven game changer. […]
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