Past Eric Geddes Lectures

2019 Lectures

Cannabis & the Retail Market: Six Months Later

  • Jesse Cheetham, VP, Human Resources, Fire and Flower
  • Katrina Ingram, Chief Operating Officer, Cannabis at Work
  • Audrey Kronewitt, Tokyo Smoke

Date: April 18, 2019


Building a New Economic Future for Alberta: Innovation in Health, Technology and Delivery

  • William (Bill) Charnetski, ’85 BCom, Former Chief Health Innovation Strategist for Ontario
  • Jason Ding, ’04 BCom, Edmonton Corporate Finance Leader and National Biotechnology Leader, Deloitte Canada
  • Jason Pincock, Chief Executive Officer, DynaLIFE Medical Labs

Date: February 5, 2019


2018 Lectures

Social Media Analytics & Data-Driven Business Decisions

  • Daniel Haight, ’97 BCom, President and Co-founder, Darkhorse Analytics
  • Elli Hanson, Global Director of Design Strategy, Ogilvy Worldwide, NY
  • Avery Johnson, Co-founder, Kaden Ave Communications

Date: November 28, 2018


Technology & the Shape of Our City: Reprised

  • Cameron Franchuk, Associate, Dialog Design, Building Technology
  • Brad Hoffman, Vice President, Western Canada, Panattoni Development
  • Rohit Gupta, ’06 MBA, President, Rohit Group of Companies
  • Stephanie McCabe, Branch Manager, Corporate Strategy, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development, City of Edmonton

Date: October 4, 2018


Is Electricity Storage in Alberta’s Future?

  • Maureen Kolla, Manager, Clean Power and Heat, Alberta Innovates
  • Alex McNichol, Managing Director, Business Development, TransAlta
  • Dennis Frehlich,Strategic Senior Advisor, Alberta Electric System Operator

Date: May 3, 2018


Retailing in an Age of Disruption: Addressing the Paradigm Shift in How People Get Their Goods and Services

  • Doug Lovsin, CEO, Freson Bros.
  • Clint Mahlman, President & COO, London Drugs
  • Roy Martin, VP, Pepsico Foods, Western Canada

Moderator: Dave Rodych, retired VP Operations, Safeway

Date: April 5, 2018


The Business of Legalizing Cannabis: A Joint Effort

  • Allan Cleiren, '90 BCom, COO, Aurora
  • Alison McMahon, CEO, Cannabis at Work
  • Everett Knight, Portfolio Manager, MATCO Financial
  • Kam Nemec, '17 MBA, CEO, GreenGreen

Moderator: John Radostits, President, Radco Group of Companies and President of Fireweed Holdings, a cannabis investment company

Date: February 13, 2018


2017 Lectures

Canada-US Trade in the Era of Trump

  • Dennis McConnaghy, Former Executive Vice President TransCanada
  • Blaine LaBonte, Executive Director, Cougar Drilling Solutions
  • Barry Scholnick, Professor, Marketing, Business Economics, and Law, University of Alberta School of Business

Date: November 14, 2017


The Changing Face of Responsible Investment

  • Alison Schneider, ’11 MBA, Director, Responsible Investment, AIMCo
  • Stan Magidson, Chair and CEO, Alberta Securities Commission
  • Arlene Strom, Vice President, Sustainability and Communications, Suncor Energy Inc.

Date: October 24, 2017


North America’s Energy Future: Seeing the Potential

  • Al Monaco, President and CEO of Enbridge Inc.

Date: June 6, 2017


Are We Leading on Women’s Leadership? Taking Stock & Looking Ahead

  • Janet Wood, ’92 BCom, Global Head, Talent and Leadership, SAP
  • Linda Cochrane, ’97 MBA, City Manager, City of Edmonton
  • Jen Panteluk, ’14 MBA, ’03 BCom, President and CEO, Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories

Moderator: Karen Hughes, ’88 MA, ’80 BA, Professor of Strategic Management and Organization, Alberta School of Business and Sociology, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta

Date: April 21, 2017


It Is Tough To Downsize When Everyone In The Company Has The Same Last Name

  • Roberta MacGillivray, ’99 BCom, President, The Filter Shop
  • Marshall Sadd, CEO, Lloyd Sadd Insurance
  • Blaine Macmillan, President, Cowan Imaging Group
  • Brent Hesje, CEO, Fountain Tire

Date: February 28, 2017