Need a speaker for your Conference or Workshop? Check out ICF Canada’s Speaker Bureau

ICF Canada has developed a growing Speaker’s Bureau of ICF Canada members, industry experts and thought leaders. Their wide-breadth of experiences and expertise may be just what you are looking for to kick-start your ICF Smart21 Application, to add a unique perspective to your local conference or as a speaker for a Chamber of Commerce event or maybe even for a classroom presentation. Check it out and see if they meet your needs. The list is growing. Today, let’s meet one of our newest speakers, Chris Gould.

Chris Gould is the Chief Operating Officer of Bluewater Regional Networks 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 a result of his experience in several fields, Chris was appointed to the Chair position of the Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Task Force in 2017. The task force consists of members from the public and private sectors as well as academic institutions and is responsible for all local outreach campaigns as well as Sarnia Lambton’s global intelligent community outreach leading local ICF delegations.

Chris began his career at Bluewater Power as the Vice President of Operations where he provided leadership and strategic direction to the Operations department. Responsibility for several lines of business within the utility led him to his new role of Vice President of Utility Development in 2016. In this position, he plays a pivotal role in LDC Smart Grid initiatives including deployment of digital information, control technology, and real-time automated, interactive technologies that help to improve the reliability of the electrical grid. Chris’ involvement in EV Charging Station deployment, Grid Scale Energy Storage and Residential Energy Storage within Bluewater Power Distribution Corporation’s service territory has contributed to a green image as well as helped to stimulate economic development in the Sarnia-Lambton area. Chris was originally appointed the VP of Bluewater Power’s newest affiliate, Bluewater Regional Networks (BRN) in 2016 and was recently promoted to COO. BRN was formed to create a locally controlled, carrier-grade high speed fibre network services company that provides reliable, affordable and customer focused services in the Sarnia-Lambton area. Bluewater Regional Network’s vision is to be viewed as the network experts and consulting resource of choice for large enterprise partners and most trusted source of connectivity for discerning SME customers. Providing high reliability, low latency fibre optic network service with best-in-class response and MTTR. The result is stimulating economic development, and attraction and retention of business and talent.

For more speakers, check out the other expertise available – former Mayors and councilors of Canada’s Intelligent Communities of the Year, industry experts, smart city consultants and thought leaders in IoT, community collaboration, resiliency, and much, much more! We even have access to many thought leaders not on the list, in Canada and abroad. ICF’s Co-Founders and Fellows in the US and in Europe are also available. For availability check out

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