Kristina Williams, LL.M, MBA


President and Chief Executive Officer,
Alberta Enterprise Corporation

Kristina Williams, LL.M, MBA is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Enterprise Corporation. Alberta Enterprise promotes the development of Alberta’s venture capital industry by investing in VC funds that finance technology companies. As the President and CEO, Kristina oversees the management of the $175 million Alberta Enterprise Fund which has been committed for investment in 12 VC funds. Kristina currently sits on several Limited Partnership Advisory Boards of these VC funds and she is a member of the TEC Edmonton Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Alberta Enterprise Kristina worked for numerous technology companies where her responsibilities spanned the spectrum of legal, new business development, corporate strategic planning, IP management, and marketing and sales. Kristina holds an MBA from the University of Alberta, a Master of Laws from the University of Uppsala, and accreditation for the Venture Capital Executive Program from the University of California, Berkeley. Furthermore, Kristina is also the Honorary Consul for Sweden in northern Alberta.

Laura J. Kilcrease, A.C.M.A., M.B.A.


Chief Executive Officer,
Alberta Innovates

Laura J. Kilcrease leads Alberta Innovates as its Chief Executive Officer. Recruited from Austin, Texas, she is recognized as a significant motivator in shaping Austin’s economic revitalization. Laura influenced the creation of the Austin Technology Council and co-founded the Austin Technology Incubator, where companies have raised over $3 billion to date.

With over 25 years’ experience in commercializing technology, Ms. Kilcrease is sharing her enthusiasm and entrepreneurial expertise to create innovation coalitions that leverage the talent and spirit of Alberta. Prior to becoming Alberta Innovates’ CEO, Laura was a seven-year member of the Alberta Research and Innovation Advisory Committee. Born in London, Laura received her Chartered Management Accountant certification in the U.K. and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas.

 

 

Linda Coady


Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO),
Enbridge

Linda Coady is Enbridge’s Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). She leads the company’s public reporting and disclosure on its social and environmental performance, and advises Enbridge’s Senior Management and Board on implementation of the company’s Climate Policy and other strategies related to sustainable development challenges and opportunities.

Prior to joining Enbridge in 2013, Ms. Coady was Vice-President of Sustainability for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. She is also a former Vice-President, Pacific Region, for World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF), and a former Vice-President, Environment, for Weyerhaeuser in British Columbia.

Linda’s work on sustainable development issues has been recognized with awards from Canadian Business for Social Responsibility, the Ecological Society of America, the YWCA and the Globe Foundation for Business and Environment. From 2010-2012 she was a Distinguished Fellow at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia and taught in the MBA Program at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. She has consulted locally and globally on sustainability issues in the forestry, mining and shipping sectors, and for Olympic Games. In 2015 she served as a member of Alberta’s Climate Advisory Panel.

Marty Reed


Board member,
DarkVision Technologies Inc.

A longtime Silicon Valley executive and investor, Marty Reed moved to Vancouver in 2015 to launch Evok Innovations, a cleantech fund that is a unique partnership between the BC Cleantech CEO Alliance, Cenovus Energy and Suncor Energy. He serves on the board for one of Evok’s portfolio companies, DarkVision Technologies Inc., who have developed a super high resolution ultrasound-based imaging technology that gives oil and gas operators a set of eyes inside their wells that are unimpaired by wellbore fluids.

Prior to Evok, Marty was a Partner with The Roda Group, a San Francisco Bay Area based, early-stage venture capital firm focused on clean technology. In that capacity, Marty lead investments and served on the board of directors for mOasis, Inventys, Gridtential and Axine.

Paolo Mussone, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc.


Applied Bio/Nanotechnology Industrial Research chair,
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

Dr. Paolo Mussone holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science from the University of Manchester in the UK, a Master of Science in Process Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, both from the Polytechnic University of Milan in Italy. Since coming to Alberta in 2007, Dr. Mussone has developed and led a portfolio of applied research projects in collaboration with both multinational companies in the oil sands and hydrocarbon downstream processing sectors, as well as with forestry, agricultural sectors and start-up of technology companies in the bioeconomy space.

Currently Dr. Mussone holds the Applied Bio/Nanotechnology Industrial Research chair at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) where he leads an applied research program in collaboration with regional, national and international industry partners in the resource extraction, environmental remediation and bioeconomy sectors focused on developing and prototyping marketable technologies to improve operational efficiencies, reducing emissions and accelerating environmental remediation.