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Dr. Bruce Matichuk

Bruce Matichuk received his BSc. (1986) and M.Sc. (2007) in Computer Science from the University of Alberta - he justify the Ph.D. program in 2010 to pursue entrepreneurial activities. His first company, Celcorp, built an Intelligent Agent based integration system for which several patents were awarded. The application was successfully installed at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Holiday Inn, American Airlines and many other fortune 500 companies. Bruce left Celcorp to help start Poynt, a well-known intelligent system platform for locating services, and CliniTrust, a high security email platform for doctors. Bruce then worked as a lecturer in the JR Shaw School of Business teaching technology strategy for several years before leaving to launch another AI tech start-up in Silicon Valley. Currently his new start-up, Salu Design Group Inc. (Health Gauge), is focused on the application of Neural Nets to measure Blood Pressure and a non-invasive means of reading glucose. Bruce is working with another start-up, Aidant Intelligent Technology, developing a face and behavior identification system with intelligent event processing. Bruce also writes for Troy Media and presents on the emergence of AI and its impacts on business and society.

Dr. Wilson Howe

The president of Symroc, Wilson Howe, is a highly skilled engineering, project management and business management professional with track record of success in developing and improving projects for industrial operations. He is a results-oriented team leader with strategic vision, strong planning skills, execution insights, and people management capability. Wilson has much experience and skills in Project Management, Design Engineering, Project Execution, Economics Evaluation, Program and Portfolio Management, Industrial Plant Operations, Work Process Design and Optimization, Project Organization Structure and Governance, Benchmarking and Assessment, Asset Management, Operational Excellence Systems and Implementation, and Business Management in petroleum and
related industrial operations.

Dr. Soroush Karimzadeh

Soroush is the CEO and co-founder at Novarc Technologies. Previously, he was a project manager at Autopro Automation, managing industrial automation projects for oil and gas and mining companies. Prior to this, he was a project engineer at Kruger Products, designing, developing and implementing automated systems for paper machines and converting lines. Before Kruger, Soroush founded and lead a startup technology company creating a novel SaaS CRM platform and also helped as development associate for a National Investment Banking Conference. Soroush holds an MBA in Strategy and Finance from University of British Columbia and has passed all three levels of the CFA program. He holds a Master of Applied Science in electrical engineering from University of British Columbia and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology."

Dr. Matt Eskandar

Matt Eskandar, P.Eng. graduated from U of A with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1991. Matt is the founder and President of MR Control Systems International Inc. ( ). Matt’s extensive experience in monitoring, control and automation projects in multiple industries worldwide has inspired him to develop a new generation of Monitoring and Control Systems that
goes beyond conventional SCADA Systems. Matt is an active member of IEEE, APEGGA and APEGBC. He presently serves as a Chairman of the Southern Alberta IEEE Control Systems and Instrumentation joint chapters.

Dr. Masoud Kalantari

Dr. Masoud Kalantari joined NCS Multistage as their Research and Development Manager in 2017. Prior to NCS, Dr. Kalantari served as the Senior Mechanical Engineer for National Oilwell Varco since 2012. Dr. Kalantari earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Concordia University. He was affiliated with the Centre for Intelligent Machines at McGill University, and has worked collaboratively on downhole research projects with the University of Calgary, Concordia University, and McGill University. Dr. Kalantari has accumulated an extensive engineering and research background in downhole tools. In addition to his academic and professional experiences, Dr. Kalantari has authored and co-authored more than 20 international journal and conference papers. He also holds numerous inventions and patents in downhole drilling area.

Important Deadlines

Full Paper Submission:2nd September 2018
Acceptance Notification: 17th September 2018
Final Paper Submission:25th September 2018
Early Bird Registration: 25th September 2018
Presentation Submission: 20th October 2018
Conference: 1 - 3 November 2018

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