Meeting info

Re: EMTF Breakfast Presentation

September 2nd, 2020, 7:30am
Online Presentation

Hello EMTF Colleagues,
I hope everyone has adjusted to the new normal of home-work life. With everyone increasingly in self-isolation or practicing social distancing, I think it is important to continue to facilitate digital alternatives to social interaction. We are using the EMTF monthly sessions to bring some sense of community amongst fellow energy management practitioners and enthusiasts. It is more important than ever for us to support each other and continue the community that we have created. For these reasons, we are continuing to hosti the EMTF sessions as an online presentation.

Title :The Lightspark Platform
The presentation will feature a demonstration of the Lightspark Platform, which is user-friendly, highly engaging digital platform providing fast, measurable carbon reduction in communities using machine learning, behavioural economics and building energy modelling.

James Riley, CEO and Founder of LightsparkJames is a software entrepreneur with a passion for energy efficiency. After spending several years providing marketing, CRM and digital strategy for recognized brands like NFL, Dove, Diageo, Disney, NBC, Microsoft and others, he started his own digital agency in 2010 and began working with BC Hydro, Efficiency Nova Scotia, Efficiency Alberta, SaskPower and City of Vancouver. By using digital strategies and platforms to better reach business objectives, he helped his clients create efficiencies and reduce the costs of running complex energy efficiency programs. James created Lightspark in 2017 because he wanted to build a product platform that streamlines energy efficiency benefits for consumers, trades, utilities, and policy makers and makes it easier to deliver the economic and environmental benefits of energy efficiency.

Nancy Wright, Partner and VP Client StrategyAs Chief Operating Officer at GLOBE Series, Nancy has spent 25 years building what has become the most famous brand of sustainable business conferences in the world. She has worn several hats, and met literally thousands of global thought leaders in both the public and private sector over the course of her career working to make the planet more sustainable. She has a broad knowledge of CSR and corporate environmental challenges, and many key energy, climate change, and green economy business issues.

Luke Evans, Partner and Senior Technology AdvisorLuke is Lightspark’s Senior Technologist Advisor focused on data strategy, and technical vision. He has held roles as the Chief Scientist and Researcher for Business Objects where he pioneered a sequence of technologies and products that were successfully commercialized from the internal incubator. He has been the CTO of several data companies such as Stytch, Indicee, and was Chief Scientist and CTO at Dun and Bradstreet. Luke is the inventor of several US patents related to data access and visual composition.


7:30am – 8:00am – Casual conversation and open forum
7:45am – 8:00am – Check-in and announcements.
8:00am – 8:40am – Presentation
8:40am – 9:00am – Q & A

How do you access the meeting?
You can register to attend this meeting presentation by emailing us at
Zoom works on all devices. Feel to login via your Phone, iPad, or computer. If you haven’t used Zoom before you will be prompted to download the app on your device, which should only take a minute.

Can you still eat breakfast during the meeting?
Yes! Please feel free to have a coffee or eat your breakfast during the presentation—just make sure to keep your mic on mute while you’re eating, and maybe turn the camera off too. You can turn them on when you have questions.

When will the in-person EMTF meetings resume?
We don’t know. Our plan at the moment is to resume the remaining schedule as online presentations. We will keep you informed if anything changes.

Martin Boucher (EMTF Saskatoon presentation comittee).

EMTF Saskatoon, c/o William Popiel (Webmaster),
242 Tennant Crescent, Saskatoon, SK. S7H 4Y8