Trevor MacFarlane, CEO & President, Dynamic Risk
Bio: Trevor has 25 years of pipeline operations, engineering and business experience. He holds a Master of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from Queen’s University and has completed the QuantumShift executive leadership program at the Ivey School of Business. Trevor is recognized as a leading authority in quantitative risk and reliability, and integrity management for energy infrastructure and serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA). With accountability for corporate strategy and overall business performance, Trevor has built an inspiring vision, for our people and our clients, that guides and aligns our organization. His experience and leadership ensure that Dynamic Risk continues as an industry leading technology enables services company.

Presentation: Corporate Overview
 
 
Josh Pendleton, Vice President – Business Development, Dynamic Risk
Bio: Josh has led and advised on complex technical projects in pipeline risk and integrity management that focus on software integration, Geographic Information System development and integration as well as the development and implementation of risk assessment systems. Josh and his team work closely with internal and external partners to ensure we are providing industry leading solutions, applications and support. The business development team is dedicated to ensuring our clients realize the full value of their investment with Dynamic Risk.

Presentation: Master of Ceremony for #PC2020
 
 
Michele Harradence, Senior Vice-President & Chief Operations Officer of the Gas Transmission & Midstream Business Unit, Enbridge
Bio: As Senior Vice-President and Chief Operations Officer of the Gas Transmission & Midstream Business Unit for Enbridge, Michele’s primary responsibility is to deliver best-in-class safety, environmental and operationally excellent performance across the Company’s gas assets throughout North America.

Before being named to her current position, she served as Vice-President Operations and EHS in Western Canada where she led Spectra Energy in the consolidation of Operations and EHS into a unified organizational structure.  Michele joined Spectra Energy in 2014 and established a new Operations Leadership Team to drive operationally excellent performance, and revamped an accountability management program to align functions in realizing business and operational goals.  Michele is a principled leader in safety and has been integral to the company’s safety performance journey. Prior to joining Spectra Energy, Michele served as General Manager of Shell’s Sarnia Manufacturing Centre in Ontario. She worked for Shell in Canada since 1998 holding a number of increasingly responsible roles and has sat on several business leadership teams in Shell including Shell’s Heavy Oil Leadership Team, Upstream Americas Contracting and Procurement Leadership Team and North American Retail Leadership Team. In 2012, Michele chaired the Nunavut Study Group of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference.  Michele obtained her degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and her law degree from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program and Harvard Business School.

Presentation Title: Resilient Sustainable Development in Gas Transmission

Presentation Overview: In September 2019 Enbridge released its first ever Climate Report, in response to growing numbers of investors who are assessing how energy companies support the transition to a lower carbon economy. The climate report, a first for Enbridge, details how Enbridge sees the transition to a lower-emission future; analyzes the resilience of each of our businesses; and highlights steps we are taking to position our company within the transition.
 
 
J.D. Kern, Advisor, Dynamic Risk
Bio: J.D. Kern is a seasoned and passionate pipeline industry executive and business owner with over 30-years of experience. His entrepreneurial spirit contributed to the co-founding of two successful service firms providing useful and innovative solutions to the pipeline industry. J.D. has also served as an officer for a publically-traded service company providing solutions to the energy industry. This leadership and business experience yields context that is essential for addressing the challenges of today’s complex energy industry, and vision for assisting industry leaders in developing effective strategies, plans and programs that position their companies for success in future commercial and geopolitical scenarios.

Presentation Title: Building for the Future – Safe and Reliable Pipeline Infrastructure

Presentation Overview: Advanced Threat Engineering is a transformation approach designed to meet critical challenges the industry is facing around pipeline safety, reliability and environmental performance. It is based on a triad consisting of the optimal integration of: domain threat and risk engineering expertise, life-cycle management and technology enablement. This session provides a vision for this transformation from a macro perspective involving government regulations, market drivers and geo-political policies.
 
 
Matt Bayne, Director, Technology Enablement, Dynamic Risk
Bio: Bio: Matt is an accomplished leader and engineer who has worked in operations, engineering, analytical, and shared services roles. His leadership experience revolves around founding new teams, leading established teams, building new support organizations, and using influence as an individual contributor. His frontline operational leadership and engineering experience is rooted in his time at ExxonMobil Pipeline, Chesapeake Energy / Access Midstream and Williams Companies. Here, Matt created and managed hydrostatic testing programs, ILI programs, led consolidation of multiple legacy integrity management plans and associated programs.

Presentation Title: Fast Track to Grow – Algorithms of Action

Presentation Overview: Dynamic Risk is investing across multiple fronts to implement Advanced Threat Engineering, which include: NextGen Algorithm, focus on Life-Cycle Management pertaining to PMM scoring and optimization, and the development of microservices to augment our existing technology portfolio.
 
 
Kevin Spencer, Sr. Client Partnership Manager, Dynamic Risk
Bio: Kevin has over 20 years’ experience in the global pipeline integrity industry, specializing in Enterprise Integrity Management Systems, Risk and Reliability and In-Line Inspection (ILI) Technologies. He focuses on gaining a thorough understanding of our clients’ businesses including understanding their goals and objectives, business drivers used in decision-making. Kevin currently sits on the CSA Z662 Integrity Task Force and frequently presents on many pipeline-integrity related topics at industry forums, including the International Pipeline Conference in Calgary and the Department of Transportation (DOT) public workshop in Washington, DC (USA).

Presentation Title: Machine Learning Applications – Predicting the Future?

Presentation Overview: Technological Acceleration is predicted to increase over the next 10 years. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become prevalent in our daily lives and the next decade will see this seamless integration of AI lead to an augmented intelligence, where technology becomes invisible. Machine learning, a subfield of Artificial Intelligence is the study of computer algorithms that improve automatically through experience, discovering how they can perform tasks without being explicitly programmed to do so. From predictive maintenance to demand forecasting, the pipeline industry is finding ways to apply machine learning to adapt into the new energy landscape. This presentation will provide an overview of machine learning and provide an example of how Dynamic Risk is applying it to solve challenging problems today.
 
 
Wendy Attrill, Client Partnership Manager, Dynamic Risk
Bio: As Client Partnership Manager at Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems Inc., Wendy Attrill is responsible for the relationship between our clients and Dynamic Risk, this includes long range planning for integrity and risk management programs, IRAS system support and planning, training, requirements analysis and scoping. Wendy has been with Dynamic Risk for over 14 years working within the Software/Technology, Software Support, and Account Management departments. Wendy brings 20 years of experience in client support and software implementation to the Client Partnership Management group at Dynamic Risk.
 
 
Scott Wilkie MBA, P.Eng, Vice President Operations, Rangeland Midstream
Bio: A Professional Engineer with a Master in Business Administration along with over 20 years of engineering and operational experience, within the upstream, midstream and pipelines sectors of the oil and gas industry. Scott has previously held various leadership and technical roles with: Sperry Sun Drilling Services, Enbridge Pipelines and Pembina Pipeline Corporation as well has been actively involved with various committees within the oil and gas industry.  Previous to joining Rangeland, Mr. Wilkie held the Vice President, Operations role and was accountable for the safety and reliability of Tundra’s pipeline, rail and storage infrastructure.

Presentation Title: Pipeline Integrity from the Start – A Rangeland Midstream Canada Case Study
 
Presentation Overview: Dynamic Risk was presented with an opportunity in early 2019 to support Rangeland Midstream Canada (Rangeland) development of a pipeline integrity plan and system. At that point in time, Rangeland was completing the design phase and construction of a twin pipeline was scheduled to begin Fall 2019 in the Athabasca region of Alberta. Rangeland’s vision was to ensure that they had a purpose built pipeline integrity management plan and system that would ensure safe and reliable operations of the assets throughout the full pipeline lifecycle.

The establishment of integrity is a critical phase for the long term success of any integrity program but which is often overlooked or occurred in the past when integrity programs were non-existent or just emerging. Initiating integrity management in the design/construction phase opens up unique opportunities for SLMS/IMP development, integrity informed design considerations, data collection during construction, data collection during start up/commissioning and early operations.
 
 
Joshua Chung, Director, Software Development, Dynamic Risk
Bio: As Director, Software Development, Josh provides vision, planning and coordination of all software development activities at Dynamic Risk. Josh has more than 15 years of industry experience and is responsible for providing mentorship to the team, developing roadmaps for the IRAS Suite and promotes the use of innovative technologies.

Josh holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Degree and is a member of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
 
 
Calvin Chan, Senior Software Developer, Dynamic Risk
Bio: Calvin Chan is a Senior Software Developer at Dynamic Risk. His current position is focused on spearheading the development of our IRAS Author and RiskAnalyst software applications that allow users to build, maintain, execute and asses the pipeline risk modeling and algorithms. He has been with Dynamic Risk for over 5 years, with a combined 15 years of hands-on experience in software architecture and software development with building pipeline risk assessment software, computer-aided engineering applications, as well as a oil and gas wellhead data management system. Calvin is a registered professional engineer specialized in enterprise application development, data warehousing, and SAGD/LNG facilities piping and pipeline stress engineering in the petroleum industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from the University of Calgary, a P.Eng. from APEGA, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MSCD) and ArcGIS Web Application Developer from ESRI.

Presentation Title: Advanced Analytics

Presentation Overview: An introduction to the new Dynamic Risk cloud platform, and how it would help improve the computing performance that is designed to meet the growing demand of the NextGen algorithm.