Meet the Speakers
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President of Sky Point Resources Ltd.
Randy Litun is the President of Sky Point Resources Ltd., an engineering consulting company offering evaluation and advisory services to the energy sector. With greater than 30 years of energy industry experience, Litun has deployed his broad expertise in energy and energy systems for various projects focused on corporate strategy and visualizing new technology implementation for the commercial development and value optimization of energy assets, which includes upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas projects, electrical generation, CCUS, and energy transition.
In addition to being a former co-founding member of a private oil and gas company, Litun has held a variety of operational and management positions with various oil and gas organizations, with both domestic and international exposure, in multi-disciplinary roles combining technical and executive leadership to drive commercial and business development. As an advocate for optimization, efficiency, and creative innovation, he has worked on the responsible development of primary and secondary recovery of oil, gas, heavy oil, and unconventional resources, and is currently focusing on the role of hydrogen and hydrocarbons in a sustainable low-carbon energy transition economy. Litun is a Professional Engineer with APEGA and a member of the SPE.
Litun authored “Towards Hydrogen: A Hydrogen HUB Feasibility Study for Southeast Alberta”, released in July 2022.
Deputy Chief Economist at ATB Financial
As the Deputy Chief Economist at ATB Financial, Rob is laser-focused on the Alberta economy, the forces that shape it and the challenges and opportunities affecting the prosperity of Albertans.
He is the co-author (with Todd Hirsch) of three books: "The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada From Economic Decline," "Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change," and "Spiders in COVID Space: Adapting During and After the Pandemic."
As Vice-President of Research with the Canada West Foundation, Rob had the opportunity to work on a broad array of topics including the economy, local government, demographic trends, the non-profit sector, public opinion, regional cooperation, environmental policy, democratic reform and public finance.
Rob is passionate about art, equality and inclusion. He recently served as the Chair of the National accessArts Centre--Canada's largest and oldest disability arts organization. Rob also teaches courses on local government for the University of Alberta.
(RPAS) Project Officer at Medicine Hat College
Jeremy Patton was born and raised in the U.K. where he attended school in Bristol, England. After completing high school, Jeremy joined the British Army in 1987 and served in the Royal Tank Regiment until retirement in Canada in 2012.
After retirement, he worked for Cubic Global Defense, supporting military exercises for the British, Canadian, U.S, and Kenyan Armed Forces.
Currently living in Medicine Hat, Jeremy is the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Project Officer at Medicine Hat College, where he is helping create a flight path (pun intended) for the RPAS industry in Alberta.
He is married to Tracy and has two daughters and two grandsons.
He enjoys losing golf balls in the summer and skiing poorly in the winter.
Speaker, Facilitator, Award-Winning Consultant
Kimberly Lyall is a dynamic speaker, facilitator, and award-winning consultant whose insights about resilience, growth, and purpose inspire people to live to their greatest potential.
Over more than 25 years as a speaker, Kimberly has lit up stages around the world, sharing invigorating messages and taking people on a journey about themselves. As a consultant and facilitator, Kimberly provides mentorship and support to clients in strategic planning, organizational development, project management, marketing, and governance. She works across many industries with clients that range from large and small for-profit businesses to non-profit organizations and municipalities. She is known for seeing the big picture, turning gaps into opportunities, and for transforming ordinary projects into industry-leading initiatives.
Kimberly is dedicated to helping people live impactful lives. In a world weary from constant strain and turmoil, Kimberly's message provides hope that there is a positive way forward.
Program Integration Director
Manufacturing Export & Enhancement Cluster
David has built a career in Project Management, Business Operations and Change Management in various capacities. David has extensive experience in implementing new systems and technology, and helping businesses realize opportunities to create efficiencies in their current business model. He is adept at building strategic relationships and advocating on behalf of an organization and the stakeholders he represents.
David’s hobbies include being an avid mountain biker, hiker, and kayaker and enjoys all outdoor pursuits. He is a recent graduate of the Harvard Business School CORe business fundamentals program and is a Certified Six Sigma Blackbelt. David currently resides in Edmonton with his wife and two kids and calls Alberta their home.
In David’s current role as Program Integration Director for the Manufacturing Export and Enhancement Cluster; he currently oversees the Industry Assessment program and the delivery of the Program. He also is heavily involved in the building of connections between solution providers, industry, and post-secondary institutions, as well as the build-out of tools and training to create greater adoption of digital tools and technology across Alberta.
Dean, School of Business and Continuing Studies
Medicine Hat College
Timothy has led many academic and corporate endeavours. This includes creating, developing, and implementing numerous new certificates, diplomas, and degrees with a variety of academic institutions with positions ranging from faculty member to Dean.
His corporate work ranges from consulting with fortune 500 firms across Asia, Europe, and North America to serving as a Board Chair for his professional organization. In addition, he has led technology start-ups in consulting, technology security, and web-based applications deploying innovative technology including IOT and Blockchain.
His ethical approach to management and participative leadership style has earned him praise with every team he has led and seats on private and public Boards of Directors.
Timothy is also a keen advocate of sustainability. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and has a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Strategic Leadership and Technology.