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Edmonton Branch Luncheon: Energy in a Changing World

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Register by November 9, 2018

A disruptive technology is one that displaces an established technology and shakes up the industry or a ground-breaking product that creates a completely new industry. The electricity sector stands to be significantly disrupted by a number of technologies. This will both create opportunities and pose challenges. 

This discussion will focus on several key questions:

  • What are the technologies that may disrupt the electric utility industry?
  • How large will the disruption likely be? When will it occur?
  • What factors may alter the impact and timing?
  • What will be the best way to respond?

About the Presenter

François Blouin, P.Eng.François Blouin, P.Eng., received his Electrical Engineering degree from Laval University and has been engaged in the field of Information Communications Technology and Innovation for over 25 years including 17 years at Bell-Northern Research and Nortel where he co-authored a book entitled Essentials of Real-time Networking, and has authored more than 75 internal technical reports, customer consulting reports, and external conference papers.

François was Awarded “Prolific Inventor” for contributing to Nortel’s intellectual property with twenty combined patents and filings in the area of high performance networking, wireless technologies, real-time system design, quality of experience (QoE) & user-centered design methodologies.

François joined ATCO in April 2016 to lead the innovation practice in the Electricity Global business unit where his focus is on utility of the future business models, new disruptive products and services. Key priorities include electrification of transportation, net zero housing and communities, energy orchestration and data platforms.


Chateau Lacombe

10111 Bellamy Hill Rd NW

Edmonton, AB T5J 1N7


November 15, 2018


11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Registration: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch and Presentation: 12:00 p.m.


François Blouin, P.Eng.



Member: $35

Non-Member: $40

Students: $20

Registration Deadline

November 9, 2018

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