VANCOUVER HARDWARE MEETUP Thursday, Sept 28 Carbon Management: Clearing the Air for a Greener Tomorrow The Earth’s average surface temperature has already exceeded the dreaded 1.2°C increase since the 19th century, and 2023 alone has been the warmest year ever recorded. The atmospheric concentration of CO2 is now so high that even if we reach net zero by 2050, Greenland’s ice sheets will still melt. This Vancouver Hardware Meetup on Carbon Management: Clearing the Air for a Greener Tomorrow is a networking event and panel discussion dedicated to the remarkable strides being made around carbon avoidance and carbon removal solutions, and the financial systems supporting these efforts. Learn from local leaders what’s working, what’s not working, and what we can do as technologists to make a difference 🌎 This event is for anyone passionate about combating climate change and the groundbreaking technologies helping shape the future of carbon management. EVENT DETAILS Doors open at 5:30pmPanel Discussion starts at 6:30pmNetworking from 8pm until close TICKETS Register to attend on Eventbrite. General Admission is $30 and includes food and refreshments. Only a few tickets will be available at the door, so we recommend registering in advance. OUR PANELISTS Dr. Fritz StahrChief Technology Officer at Open Ocean Robotics As Chief Technology Officer at Open Ocean Robotics in Victoria, BC, Dr. Fritz Stahr focuses on moving the company’s uncrewed surface vehicles to the next level of ability to observe the ocean. Prior to that he was Vice President and CTO at MRV Systems in Seattle, a leading manufacturer of underwater robotics for academic and defense customers. In 2005, he established the Seaglider® Fabrication Center (SFC) at the University of Washington’s School of Oceanography and directed it through 2018 providing buoyancy-driven 1000m-rated underwater gliders to customers worldwide, including the U.S. Navy. While there, he helped develop and manufacture the 6000m-rated Deepglider™ and his ongoing efforts at UW include teaching courses in the School of Oceanography’s Ocean Technology program as an Affiliate Professor. Omar MawjiVenture Partner at BC CICE Omar Mawji is a former Energy Finance Analyst at IEEFA, where he focused on oil and gas upstream, midstream, and downstream companies and projects in Canada. His work pays particular attention to how oil & gas companies adapt to a changing low-carbon energy future. Omar has spent his entire career in the investment management industry specializing in energy and technology investments. He has experience in oil and gas M&A, corporate finance, strategy, and distressed debt. He has led investments in public and private oil and gas companies and late-stage private technology companies. Omar has consulted on one of British Columbia’s largest LNG projects as well as major renewable energy projects off the coast of BC. Marty ReedPartner at Evok Innovations A long-time Bay Area executive and investor, Marty Reed moved to Vancouver in 2015 to launch Evok Innovations, a novel approach to corporate innovation, that integrates Silicon Valley start-up culture and venture capital into existing R&D / innovation efforts. Marty leads the firm’s efforts on strategy, team building and investments. He serves on numerous boards, including Sanctuary AI, Ekona Power and VEERUM. Prior to Evok, Marty was a Partner with The Roda Group, a San Francisco Bay Area based, early-stage venture capital firm focused on clean technology. In that capacity, Marty led investments and served on the board of directors for Svante, Axine, Gridtential and Carbon Neutral Ag Sciences. Peter ScheuermannCo-founder and Head of Technology at Arca Arca is a University of British Columbia start up company that is developing technologies to maximize carbon mineralization in mine tailings. Their goal is to create mines that are carbon negative and produce the metals essential to the energy transition. OUR PARTNERS We extend our massive thanks to Manning Elliott for offering their space as the venue for this hardware meetup, and to Hawk Ridge Systems and McAuley Private Wealth for their partnerships that enable us to offer bigger and better events for our community.