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Innovation Panel

While the concept of moving energy through a pipeline dates back to the 1800s, the industry has always adapted to meet the needs of the times. Today, our energy companies are more similar to the technology firms dominating the news than the companies they started as in the past.

Please join our distinguished panel of innovation leaders in the energy sector as we discuss how industry is driving innovation to continue to enhance our safety systems and the protection of the environment as well as and what makes them excited about the future of energy systems.

 

Chris Foster 

Bio: As Vice-President, Information Services and Chief Information Officer, Mr. Foster is responsible for all Information Services and technology needs across TC Energy, including critical services such as cyber security and digital transformation. Since joining TC Energy in 2016, Mr. Foster has held a number of progressively senior positions in Information Services, including Chief Information Security Officer. Mr. Foster's previous experience includes 20 years in various IT leadership roles in the oil and gas, telecommunications and education sectors. In that time, he was responsible for IT infrastructure, network, architecture and leading the development of business enablement solutions. Mr. Foster is a volunteer member of the Digital Technology Advisory Council at SAIT, which provides insights on industry trends to the institution's new program focused on the latest in digital education. Mr. Foster holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (United Kingdom) as well as post-graduate qualifications in legal practice and information technology.

 

Bhushan Ivaturi

Bio: With over two decades of international leadership, Bhushan Ivaturi has led the business of technology, and shaped and transformed organizations in several industries.

As the Senior Vice President and global Chief Digital and Information Officer of Enbridge (NYSE/TSE: ENB), Bhushan leads all functions of information technology; cybersecurity; enterprise process simplification and digitization; industrial control systems and operational technology; and Data and Digital. Bhushan has shaped the digital strategy for the company, transformed Technology and Information Services to become a Strategic Enabler for Enbridge, launched Technology and Innovation Labs fostering collaboration across the business while passionately developing diversity, talent, people and capabilities. 

Prior to Enbridge, Bhushan was Vice President and global CIO of Maersk Oil & Gas, where he shaped the vision for global technology, and led the transformation across enterprise systems, IT/OT, data and information management and digital. Bhushan built a winning team, developed talent and a digital core that delivered competitiveness, differentiation, and scalability of the business. Prior to Maersk, Bhushan served as an executive at General Electric (GE) for 15 years, and prior to GE, Bhushan was a senior manager of demand and supply chain in the high-technology sector and performed in various roles including product management, technology management and software engineering.