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ENERGY CHANGEMAKERS: Pipeline Integrity Management Using Fiber Optic Monitoring & Machine Learning

October 4, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

$55.00 – $75.00

Welcome to CHOA LEARNS: Energy Changemakers!

This year-long series will feature insightful, interactive talks by technical and business leaders who are shaping the future of Canadian energy.

Each event will include dedicated time to network and learn from each other.Let’s get together and learn something new!



Pipeline Integrity Management Using Fiber Optic Monitoring & Machine Learning

Presentation by Steven Koles, President & CEO, Mike Hooper, Director Business Development, HIFI Engineering 

  • Distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS) technology overview.
  • Differences of supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithm                       development.
  • Use of high fidelity fiber optic monitoring & machine learning for a variety of                 pipeline integrity management applications.
  • DFOS & machine learning evolution: Deep Fake & distributed flow monitoring



Steven Koles has over 25 years of operational and executive experience in technology companies. He has been involved as an executive and corporate director with a number of organizations. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Koles was President and CEO of Hemisphere GPS where he led the company through a transformation and rebranding exercise highlighted by the divestiture of two unprofitable businesses, international expansion, two key acquisitions, two public financings, and a restructuring of manufacturing operations. Under his leadership, Hemisphere GPS achieved numerous awards including the Deloitte Green 15, Alberta Venture Fast 50, ASTech Outstanding Commercial Achievement in Science and Technology, and Branham’s Top 300 Canadian ICT companies. Steven has also served in executive management positions with Steeper Energy, AOL / Time Warner Canada, Group Telecom, and TELUS Corporation.

Mike Hooper brings two decades of industry experience spanning the innovation and development spectrum in both conventional and emerging energy.  Over 13 years with DuPont, Mike progressed from roles in fundamental R&D for hydrogen fuel cells to technical and business development roles supporting global oil & gas initiatives.  More recently, Mike focused on management of corporate strategic growth initiatives over his 5 years with Newalta & Tervita.


WHERE: The Calgary Petroleum Club

WHEN: October 4 2023 – 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

The presentation is followed by a networking session.

The ticket includes a breakfast buffet.




October 4, 2023
7:30 am - 9:00 am
$55.00 – $75.00
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+1 403 269 1755
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The Calgary Petroleum Club
319 5 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0L5 Canada
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