February 14, 2014
Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions is pleased to announce their third annual “An Inspired Future” event to be held on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. An Inspired Future will offer business professionals the opportunity to learn, network and engage with many of Canada’s industry leaders.
An Inspired Future engages industry professionals on sustainable and restorative business practices in corporate real estate. The event focuses on inspiring leaders to make changes that will ultimately affect the future of our planet through significantly reducing their companies’ environmental footprints.
Thursday, June 5th, 2014
Fairmount Royal York
100 Front St. W
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3
|8:00am – 8:45am:
8:45am – 9:00am:
9:00am – 10:30am:
10:30am – 11:00am:
11:00am – 12:30pm:
12:30pm – 1:30pm:
1:30pm – 2:00pm:
2:00pm – 2:30pm:
Keynote Speaker – Jeremy Rifkin
Panel Discussion – The Five Pillars of the Industrial Revolution
Lunch and Special Lunch Keynote – To be announced
Clean Air Champions Live Auction presented by The Delphi Group
|2:30pm – 2:45pm:
2:45pm – 2:55pm:
2:55pm – 3:25pm:3:25pm – 3:45pm:
3:45pm – 4:00pm:
4:00pm – 4:20pm:
4:20pm – 5:00pm:
5:00pm – 5:15pm:
5:15pm – 6:30pm:
|Opening Remarks – Gord Hicks, President
Safety Moment – Rich Coleman, Director Health, Safety, Security and Environment
Future Vision and Direction – Lorri Rowlandson, VP Strategic Solutions and John Castelhano, Director Strategic Sourcing
Supply Chain Innovation – Dharam Domalpalli, Director Optimization
Sustainability within our Supply Chain – Roma Malik, Sustainable Procurement
Executive Roundtable Discussion
Supplier Innovation Excellence Awards Ceremony – Brian Fellows, COO
Wine and Cheese
Download Supplier Symposium Event Prospectus
Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Climate Reality Project Canada.
Keynote Speaker: Jeremy Rifkin
Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and author of the bestselling book, “The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World.” Rifkin explores how Internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a world where hundreds of millions of people can produce their own energy and share it with each other in an “energy internet.” Rifkin is the principle architect of the EU’s Third Industrial Revolution long-term economic sustainability plan to address the triple challenge of the global economic crisis, energy security, and climate change. The Third Industrial Revolution was formally endorsed by the European Parliament in 2007 and is now being implemented by various agencies within the European Commission as well as in the 27 member-states. Rifkin is also a senior lecturer at the Wharton School’s Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania where he instructs CEOs and senior management on transitioning their business operations into sustainable Third Industrial Revolution economies.
Panel: Five Pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution
This panel will showcase Canadian technologies and business leaders driving the transition to the next industrial revolution. Focusing on renewable energy, buildings, energy storage, smart grid, and transportation, the panel will demonstrate that this transition is not only possible but economically feasible.
Tom Rand (Moderator)
Managing Partner, Arctern Ventures
Tom started his career as a software renegade in high school. Then he went legit and founded Voice Courier Inc. (VCi) in 1991 to service the emerging Interactive Voice Response market. Tom led VCi’s expansion to over 100 employees in three countries, with revenue in excess of US$25 million annually. The VCi Group of Companies was profitable for each of the 12 years it was under his control, and was sold in the spring, 2005. Tom now focuses his efforts on carbon mitigation and is active in cleantech venture capital, technology incubation and commercialization, and public advocacy. Tom also developed Planet Traveler, North America’s lowest-carbon hotel in downtown Toronto, and has made a number of private investments in thecleantech sector. Tom is author of Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit (2009) and Waking the Frog: Solutions to our Climate Paralysis (spring 2014). Tom has a BASc (Elec Eng, U of Waterloo), MSc (Phil of Science, U of London), and an MA and Phd (U of Toronto). Learn more
President, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions
Gord Hicks joined Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions in 1997 and held a number of Executive roles until being promoted to President in 2006. Gordon is a graduate Engineer of Carleton University and a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Gord is committed to supporting the Real Estate Industry in operating to the highest environmental standards. Gord has served on the Board of Directors of the Canada Green Building Council and acted as the CaGBC’s Vice Chair for Greenbuild 2011. Gord is also a Certified Canadian Presenter of Al Gore’s “The Climate Project”, and a board member of The Climate Project Canada. Furthermore, Gord believes that businesses need to serve society by supporting the communities in which they operate and was appointed Co-Chair of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s Leaders for the Cure Program. Learn more
Daryl Wilson was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in December 2006, bringing a varied 25-year background in technology and industrial management to the company, including operations, manufacturing, human resources, research, product development, organizational change and turn-around experience. Prior to joining Hydrogenics, he held senior leadership positions at Royal Group Technologies, Zenon Environmental, Toyota and Dofasco. Daryl began his career with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto. In 1990, Daryl also earned an MBA from McMaster University in Operations Management/Management Science. Learn more
Tim Angus is a seasoned CEO and Executive recognized for success in leading technology companies through development of new markets, products and services. Tim has over 18 years of clean technology, energy efficiency and utilities industry experience, as well as a proven track record of turning promising companies with burgeoning technologies into recognized market leaders with steep revenue growth profiles. Most recently, he was President and CEO of REGEN Energy, which he led from a 5 person start-up with an interesting new technology to a 45 plus employee, award winning, multi million revenue entity. Previous to that, he was President & CEO of Thermal Energy International Inc. He has sat on numerous company boards, including for Peak Load Management Alliance, BMB Fuel Consulting Services, DaoPower Canada (formerly Canadian WindFields) and Mississippi River Power Corp.
Recognizing a very opportune gap in the early-stage funding marketplace, Tim is now embarking on his next venture where he will be focused with his partners on matching strategic investment to the next generation of great young innovative companies. Focus areas will be on energy technologies that impact the global supply and demand dynamics, smart grid and the Industrial Internet/Internet of Things.
Curtis joined Hydrostor in 2010 to lead commercialization of their underwater compressed air energy storage solution. Prior to Hydrostor, he was Sr. Manger in Deloitte’s Corporate Strategy Consulting Practice where he advised and consulted for some of the top energy companies globally. He has also held positions at nuclear generator Bruce Power, wind developer Environmental Electric Company, electronic manufacturer Celestica Inc., and the financial services firm CIBC. Learn more