Come and join us to socialize with friends, enjoy a tasty sandwich buffet and listen to an interesting presentation from our keynote speaker.
6:00 Refreshments and Socializing
6:15 Welcome & Introduction
6:30 PEO Lambton Chapter Business
6:40 PEO License Presentations to new Professional Engineers
6:50 Guest Speaker
Chris Gould, Chief Operating Officer of Bluewater Regional Networks
The Sarnia-Lambton Intelligent Community Team competes world-wide.
Details and RSVP
The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. There is no charge, but you must register through EventBrite using the link below by Monday, October 14th.
For parking and building access, please click below. Everyone must go to reception to sign in for safety reasons in case of an emergency prior to going to the meeting room.
In February, Sarnia-Lambton was voted among the Top 7 Intelligent Communities world-wide as announced by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) at Laval University in Quebec City after making the top 21 list for the previous four years. It is recognized for broadband internet access, workforce development, innovation, digital equality and advocacy. The final competitive round, for the title of Intelligent Community of the Year, was announced in New York City in June. The Sarnia-Lambton Intelligent Community Forum team consists of members from education, public, and private sectors all working together with the common goal of building a smarter and more connected community. This presentation will explain what Intelligent Communities are all about, what is required to win the competition, how Sarnia-Lambton did in the final competitive round, and plans for continued development into the future.
Chris Gould is the Chief Operating Officer of Bluewater Regional Networks (BRN) and the Vice President of Utility Development for Bluewater Power Distribution Corporation. Chris has been in the electrical field for fifteen years. After a period of time in construction he spent four years managing the Electrical Distribution infrastructure for one of Sarnia’s refineries before joining Bluewater Power, as the Vice President of Operations.
Chris continues to play a pivotal role in stimulating economic development, and attracting and retaining business talent in Sarnia-Lambton, by leading, for example:
LDC Smart Grid initiatives deploying digital interactive technologies to improve the reliability of the electrical grid;
EV Charging Station deployment, Grid Scale and Residential Energy Storage;
Creating a locally controlled, carrier-grade high speed fibre-optic network services company that provides best-in-class services.
Chris was appointed to the Chair position of the Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Task Force in 2017, responsible for outreach campaigns and leading local ICF delegations.