“Imagining Your Future Community, Company and City”

How you can play a role in the direction and adoption of AI to shape future Living and Lifestyles in your communities, companies and cities.

Image Credit: YPE


Date:             May 28 2018
Time:             5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location:      Enbridge Learning Centre, 3rd Floor, Enbridge Centre, 10175 – 101  Street, Edmonton Alberta – Attendees proceed to  main floor reception counter for access to 3rd floor location of event.

The focus of this event is to engage the audience to “Imagine how they can play a role in the direction and adoption of AI to shape future Living and Lifestyles in their communities, companies and cities.

The global world as we know it now is changing faster than we can adapt economically, culturally and geopolitically. Throughout history, human creativity and ingenuity have played key roles in overcoming past economic and industrial disruptions and upheavals within their jurisdictional borders. This digital transformation however is different, as its impact and reach will be felt exponentially and simultaneously by the entire world – and will impact future Living, Learning and Lifestyles.

The three topics selected for this event and the invitations to each of the three speakers are as outlined in the following:


Future of EnergySpeaker: William York, P.Eng.  ATCO

Image Credit: W. York

AI, sensors and devices (IoT) in everything and anything in communities, companies and cities, will enable the exponential connectivity & integration of products and services in, and to homes and work hubs and choices from multiple sources of energy. Next generation of consumers will have different expectations in the access, usage mix, and preferences in their choices of products and services.





Future of MobilitySpeaker: Yeatland Wong, Snr ITS P.Eng. Stantec

Image Credit: Y Wong

AI, and how we will travel from place to place and the impact it will have in the design of communities and cities. The adoption of Autonomous Vehicles, the planning of Infrastructure from highways to hyperloops, and from sky to sea to space will dramatically change the current definition of mobility, and as well the choices from multiple energy sources.  Not only are the modes of transportation changing, but also the needs of travelers and industry.  Preparing for a future of hyperloops, automated transit, and flying cars requires not only the development of technology, but also consideration of planning, polices, regulations, ethics, cybersecurity, land use planning, standards, and economics.



Future of FoodSpeaker: Dr. Stan Blade, ALES, University of Alberta

Image Credit: S Blade

AI is changing dramatically with sensors in everything – from satellite imaging for GPS to automated farming equipment in food production, vertical farming and urban farming.  As well, there will be choices from a multiple of energy sources.  Next generation of food producers will be looking at modernizing the farm, food production and processing, and how they approach retail and tap culinary venues- all without losing the values of why and what foods they produce, distribute and retail, and of course export.





About William York P.Eng.
Holding a Bachelor of Science with distinction in electrical engineering, William is a professional engineer with more than five years of utility industry experience. including distribution automation and asset strategy engineer at ATCO electric. A member of ATCO’s Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence, William also serves as Director of the Electric Vehicle Association of Alberta.

About Yeatland Wong P.Eng.
Yeatland Wong is the Senior Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Engineer at Stantec Consulting.  Yeatland has nearly 2 decades of experience in transportation engineering, and is an expert in smart mobility and new transportation technologies.  Prior to joining Stantec Consulting, Yeatland was the Senior ITS Engineer for City of Calgary, and was program manager for the City’s ITS Program.   Yeatland is also an Executive for the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society of Canada.

About Dr. Stan Blade, Ph.D.
Dr. Blade is Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) University of Alberta. Dr. Blade is a 2012 graduate of the Wharton Business School’s Executive Development Program (University of Pennsylvania) and his Ph.D. from Macdonald College of McGill University for plant breeding/cropping systems research completed at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). He currently serves as a Trustee of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, a board member of the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Edmonton Global, Livestock Gentec and the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute. In 2018 Dr. Blade was elected as an International Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. Dr. Stan Blade was founding Chief Executive Officer (2008-2014) of Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions. he also served as the Deputy Director General (Research) for the IITA. ALES is focused on teaching, research and community service in its departments: Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Sciences; Renewable Resources; Human Ecology; Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology and the University of Alberta Botanic Garden.


About YPE

Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) is a non-profit organization which provides opportunities for networking, learning and career development, particularly for those with an interest in the global energy industry. Our Edmonton chapter has been operating since 2014 and has organized many events and presentations from academics, senior government officials and prominent industry executives. Our leadership team is enthusiastically dedicated to the huge and growing community of professionals in our city. We have members from oil & gas, power, finance, accounting, law, academic programs, and government. The wide cross section of professionals in our network allows for the constant sharing of new ideas and challenging of old ideas. As the main focus of YPE Edmonton is preparing our members to be the best leaders in their communities and the global energy industry, we frequently seek out exciting new themes and challenging topics. We try to allow for presentations from a diverse range of professionals, often with differing views, to keep our membership exposed to new ideas and to ensure growth at every possible opportunity.

About FutureCite Inc

FutureCite Inc launched in 2018 as a way for Citizens, Communities and Companies to imagine, shape and navigate the digital transformation, and to enable them to prepare for the impact that it will have on their future Living, Learning and Lifestyle.  Through we provide a way for the 90% of Society to learn and share knowledge and experiences, accelerate discovery on ideas and innovations, and dialogue and collaborate to bridge the knowledge and skills gap arising from the digital transformation.  This one-stop digital hub consists of 3 interconnected digital platforms: 1) Focus – a platform to learn and share knowledge and experiences through articles, blogs and images 2) Flash – a platform to accelerate discovery and adoption of ideas and innovations through videos, short articles and images, and 3) Connect – a forum and private messaging platform to engage dialogue and collaborate on ideas, initiatives, or projects. also hosts the Canada150in150 e-Book.

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