Tuesday, February 11, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration and coffee
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Chairman’s Welcome
Koleya Karringten - Alberta Blockchain Consortium
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Opening Keynote Presentation: Analysis of the Blockchain Ecosystem in the Canadian Oil and Gas Market and Developing a Five-Year Roadmap for Future Growth
  • The role of blockchain in reshaping the Canadian oil and gas industry: beyond the hype
  • The key drivers for the oil and gas market: improved contract management, transactional life cycle efficiency, end-to-end transparency and process simplification through peer-to-peer authentication and information sharing  
  • An overview of the key players shaping the future growth of the Canadian blockchain market
  • Why the Canadian market has the potential to become a blockchain leader
  • Overcoming the hurdles of distributed ledger technology and developing a framework for the successful application of blockchain
Koleya Karringten - Alberta Blockchain Consortium
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Fireside Chat: A to Z Guide to Blockchain Technologies and Their Implementation for Oil and Gas
  • What role does blockchain have in reality for oil and gas? Current and future capabilities
  • Blockchain in energy: uses and applications
  • Use case examples of where blockchain has successfully been implemented across the oil and gas market
  • Overview of Blockchain technologies that facilitate payments and audits, inventory management and asset utilization
  • How to determine what you want to get out of your blockchain strategy
  • The importance of collaboration between all stakeholders – strategies to drive end-to-end engagement and a top-down, bottom-up approach to adoption
Soheil Asgarpour - Canadian Academy of Engineering
Dave Gajadhar - ResultantGroup
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Morning Coffee and Networking
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Use Case Examples of Smart Contracts and Workflow Automation Across the Oil and Gas Sector
  • An overview of smart contracts and their application across the oil and gas market to drive transactional efficiency, improve workflow, reduce capital costs and drive end-to-end security
  • Assessing challenges at an operational level: data breaches, legal grey areas, inadequate risk management and poor system interoperability
  • Evaluating the impediments to smart contract adoption: uncertainty about its capabilities, lack of industry standards and inadequate stakeholder buy-in 
  • Steps towards successful change management: transitioning work process from a paper-based approach to digitalization 
Mark Waddleton - First Genesis
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Energy Maximalist: How Systemic Efficiencies Through Blockchain Innovation Will Reshape Canadian Prosperity in the Oil and Gas Sector
  • Cryptocurrency mining creating efficiencies in energy markets
  • The use of flare gas as an energy source for cryptomining
  • The cascading effect this has on employment and the economy


Colin Sullivan, MBA - MintGreen Blockchain Innovation
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Networking
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Interactive Working Group Sessions

In small groups you will have the opportunity to brainstorm some of the most cutting-edge and challenging topics relating to Blockchain for Supply Chain. Have your key questions answered and develop forward-thinking strategies with your peers and our onsite experts. Topics to be covered include:

  1. The future of innovation – how can the Canadian oil and gas industry maximize its potential? - Dave Gajadhar, Advisor, ResultantGroup
  2. Beyond the hype – identifying real, tangible opportunities - Mark Waddleton, Vice President – Corporate Development, First Genesis
  3. Determining why and how to invest in Blockchain - 
Dave Gajadhar - ResultantGroup
Mark Waddleton - First Genesis
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Afternoon Coffee and Networking
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Investment Panel: Identifying a Value Proposition and Determining Where to Invest in Blockchain
  • Determining whether future benefits will outweigh the current risks and investment requirements
  • Is the Canadian oil and gas industry aware of the full long-term transformational potential of blockchain?
  • What will the oil and gas digital landscape look like as Blockchain technologies evolve?
  • Reviewing the multiple applications of Blockchain – is there a single solution for everything?
  • Determining which areas of your ecosystem will yield the greatest potential with the application of Blockchain technology 
  • Overcoming internal resistance and gaining key stakeholder support
  • How, when and where to invest: a guide
Ben Gagnon - Bitfarms
Jana Hanova - Evok Innovations
Prageet Nibber - ReWatt Power
Colin Sullivan, MBA - MintGreen Blockchain Innovation
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Chairman’s Close and End of Day 1
Koleya Karringten - Alberta Blockchain Consortium
3:30 PM - 4:40 PM
Networking Drinks Reception
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Registration and Coffee
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
Chairman’s Welcome
Alexis Pappas - Canadian Blockchain Consortium
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Opening Keynote Presentation: An Overview of Blockchain Initiatives at NAL Resources
Keith Steeves - NAL Resources
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Fireside Chat: The Application of Blockchain Across the Supply Chain – Optimizing Transactions and International Trade with Agility, Traceability and Visibility
  • Why the supply chain is the best place to start your blockchain journey – achieve enhanced collaboration, inventory management and asset utilization
  • The application of blockchain to overcome the challenges associated with a disparate, diverse network of suppliers, distribution partners, international and conflicting regulations and remote asset locations
  • How to determine which aspects of blockchain will have the greatest impact across the supply chain?
James Freeman, P.Eng. - TrustBIX
Tanya Woods - Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Morning Coffee and Networking
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Harnessing the Power of Blockchain to Drive Sustainability Across All Spectrums of Refining and Exploration for Canadian Operators and Stakeholders
  • Developing a blockchain framework to support long term sustainability objectives
  • The benefit of blockchain in maximizing every business process to include multiple stakeholders and maintain a shared pool of information and transaction authorization
  • How transparency, improved governance, accountability and traceability contribute to the oil and gas sector’s sustainable goals
Dan Giurescu - TerraHub
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion: A Step by Step Guide to Successful Change Management and Stakeholder Engagement at Every Stage of the Blockchain Journey
  • Recognizing the true potential of blockchain can only be achieved through effective change management
  • Identifying what you need to achieve and who you need to engage along the value chain to get there
  • Understanding the barriers to implementation and how to overcome the challenges to achieve it
  • The value of collaboration, information sharing and partnership to drive innovation
Richard Babich, PhD, CD, C.E.T., MBA ITM, SCMP, CPSM, psmc, CM, C.Mgr., CMgr, FCMI - SAIT
Koleya Karringten - Alberta Blockchain Consortium
Alexis Pappas - Canadian Blockchain Consortium
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Networking
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Nodes and Networks. State Evolution and Smart Contract Execution. Laying The Rails of The New Economy
  • update on developments in ecosystem building 
  • insight into some interesting energy use cases
  • learnings from key projects
  • the state of the chain - emerging patterns
  • the architecture of digital finance
James Graham - GuildOne Inc.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Unleashing i3 of Blockchain for Oil and Gas Supply Chains
Krishna Reddy Bayanna - MDxBlocks
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and End of Conference
Alexis Pappas - Canadian Blockchain Consortium