Industry Disruption: Achieving Profit Through Environmental Innovation
Kiely Maclean, CEO and Partner, RJ MacLean Tank Services Kirstie Boyle, Vice President Of Business Development, Interface Fluidics
It's no secret the environmental crisis is reshaping every aspect of the global energy industry. A shift to sustainable alternatives is urgently needed — but how do we get there?
Find out from two Calgary innovators who are quite literally disrupting the status quo and leveraging AI and automation to lead us into a clean - and profitable - new energy era.
Meet our panelists:
There's a reason why at the young age of 30, Kiely Maclean, has already racked up prominent accolades including the Young Woman in Energy Award, 2018 Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award Winner, and this year is nominated for both the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year & RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Through her work as CEO of RJ Maclean Tank Cleaning, Kiely is disrupting a niche area of the oil and gas industry and dramatically changing the future landscape to be not only environmentally sustainable - but also, profitable. In the last three years she has tripled the revenues of MaClean Tank Services into the multi-millions.
As Vice President of Business Development for Interface Fluidics, Kirstie Boyle has become an expert on how to leverage new technologies to solve significant problems, and offers a compelling perspective on the massive transformation underway across the global energy industry. Her talent for translating complicated concepts into tangible business outcomes has guided both entrepreneurs and organizations into a more collaborative and profitable new era.
Join us and fellow industry leaders on October 15th as we sit down with Kiely Maclean and Kirstie Boyle, whose extraordinary insights will reveal how companies can reset industry standards while increasing revenue. Find out:
What industry trends you NEED to be aware of
How to identify a niche area in the oil and gas segment ready for disruption
How to persuade clients and key stakeholders to choose sustainable options
How entrepreneurs can profit through new technologies and R&D
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Kiely Maclean is co-founder, President and CEO of RJ Maclean Tank Services; a three-year-old innovation company focused on challenging the status quo in Energy with unique automated technology. Storage tank cleaning is required throughout the oil and gas industry in hydrocarbon production, transportation or refinement. This routine maintenance function is one of the greatest risks for human exposure in the industry. RJ Maclean uses robotics instead of people to clean tanks, thereby challenging the status quo for traditional oil and gas industry protocol. RJM also incorporates environmental processes/equipment to minimize waste, recycle and reuse water as well as minimize hazardous gas, carbon footprint.
The RJ method requires stakeholders reassess not only traditional oilfield service processes, but industry methods as a whole. In energy, there is significant focus on improving industry safety of working conditions and environmental consciousness. RJ Maclean has demonstrated that the environmental impacts in the Energy Sector can be reduced, while improving the client’s bottom line. RJ Maclean is, by design, an industry disruptor; as it challenges other industry players to adopt innovative practises that achieve similar results in changing the status quo.
Kiely has a BBA, International Business Diploma and a Master’s in Project Management. She is the recipient of the Young Women in Energy Award, recognized as top 35 under 35 and recently winner of the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award in Canada. RJ has been recognized as one of the top 25 innovators of the year in Alberta Oil and Alberta Venture Magazine. Kiely has spoken at the Global Petroleum Club, Bay Street Bull Women in Leadership panels, and is a member of the MacKay CEO forum. Kiely is also a nominee for the 2019, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Volunteering as a mentor for the organization Futurepreneur, Kiely helps young entrepreneurs develop start-up businesses. Kiely is passionate about innovation in business, environment and promoting women in the field.
Kirstie Boyle is a technology executive focused on leveraging new technologies to solve significant problems in the global energy industry. As the Vice President of Business Development for Interface Fluidics, a high-growth technology company, she leads sales and marketing. Her background is in technology commercialization, having helped many companies successfully position their product offerings to meet the needs of their respective markets.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and an MBA in Global Energy Management and Sustainable Development from the University of Calgary.
Kirstie is a leader in the community and is passionate about growing the innovation ecosystem. She sits on several Boards, including the TELUS Spark, and mentors entrepreneurs.