The judges have been chosen for the Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge! They possess a wealth of experience and expertise - take a moment to get to know them better:
Catalyst for hire/Consultant
David is the Editor and Community Animator for StartupNorth, which he founded with Jonas Brandon and Jevon MacDonald, and an Evangelist in Residence at OMERS Ventures. David currently serves on the board of Lymbix, is a Mentor/Advisor at JOLT http://jolt.marsdd.com/, and is an advisor to Hacker You, Bunch, PrintChomp and TribeHR.
Chief Diversity Officer, Deloitte
Jane Allen is the Global Leader for Renewable Energy of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). In her global industry leadership role, she directs strategic initiatives to grow Deloitte member firm market share within the renewable energy industry. During her 35-year career, Jane has led teams serving all aspects of the power sector, including consulting with top management on strategy development and execution, and business performance improvement.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Electricity Association
Jim Burpee is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Electricity Association. He has a long history with the electricity industry both in Canada and globally, including work for Ontario Hydro and its successor company, Ontario Power Generation (OPG), and Bridge Renewable Energy T echnologies Inc.
Director of Operations, Shopify
shopify.com / @skanwar
Economics and Policy, Independent Electricity System Operator
Tom Chapman is responsible for Economics and Policy at Ontario`s Independent Electricity System Operator in its Markets division. Previously he worked as Director, Transmission and Distribution Policy at the Ministry of Energy providing policy advice and recommendations to the ministry on all matters related to transmission planning, smart grid and network policy and energy storage. Tom has over 15 years energy industry experience, beginning his career at a joint venture start-up competing in the liberalised U.K natural gas market before moving on to management consultancy roles helping European and North American utilities succeed in deregulated electricity and natural gas markets. Tom holds a Masters degree in Business Economics from Swansea University and recently completed the Ivey Executive Program at the University of Western Ontario.
Cleantech Investor, Advisor, Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur
Tom Rand is a successful cleantech venture capitalist, inventor of the Green Bond, cofounder of North America’s greenest Hostel, Planet Traveler, and the author of 10 Clean Technologies to save our World. Tom is also Lead Cleantech Advisor at the MaRS Discovery District, Canada's largest innovation center in Toronto that helps entrepreneurs by providing advice and acting as a catalyst to generate economic activity from promising intellectual property.
Co-Founder, McRock Capital
Whitney Rockley has over 15 years of investment, operating and strategic planning experience in large, established industries such as power, water and Oil & Gas. Prior to co-founding McRock Capital, she was a Partner with Emerald Technology Ventures and Nomura New Energy Ventures. She has extensive experience setting up and managing corporate venture capital programs.