Collaboration is the path forward

Collaboration - Energy leaders meet to discuss carbon capture and storage at the Computer Modelling Group (CMG) offices in Calgary. – Photo by CMG
Energy leaders meet to discuss carbon capture and storage at the Computer Modelling Group (CMG) offices in Calgary. – Photo by CMG

By Pramod Jain, CEO, Computer Modelling Group (CMG)


The energy industry is currently undergoing a transformational shift toward a more sustainable and lower-carbon future. This shift requires collaboration, innovation, and a willingness to share ideas and information across the industry.

As we transition, one of the biggest risks to success are silos that stifle this collaborative spirit and prevent us from achieving our collective goals. Silos are where insight goes to die, and critical data and knowledge becomes inaccessible to those who need it most.

If we are to be successful in our transition to a lower-carbon energy system, we must work together to promote knowledge-sharing across the industry. This means fostering a culture of open communication and transparency within our organizations and promoting collaboration between different companies, government agencies, and stakeholders.

I recently had the privilege of sitting down with four leaders from across the energy industry to talk about energy transition and transformation, and what we can all do to enable success.

The discussion took place at Computer Modelling Group (CMG)’s offices Calgary and we documented insights to share with other leaders. As a technology company that works in the energy industry, CMG plays an important role in creating shared viewpoints for the benefit of all, and this roundtable discussion and our report (which is free to download) are examples of how we carry that commitment beyond our software.


Joining me in the discussion was:

  • Shana Boyd, VP, Energy Transition, Heartland Generation
  • Laurie Pushor, CEO, Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
  • Charles Gorecki, CEO, Energy & Environmental Research Center
  • Wes Jickling, VP, Technology Development, Pathways Alliance


The transition to a lower-carbon global energy system is accelerating, but we are still in the midst of that evolution and energy leaders need solutions for today that help them de-risk projects, meet regulatory requirements and investor expectations, while also achieving their ESG goals.

Bringing together individuals with different perspectives and experiences allowed us to gain valuable insight from one another, and most importantly it provided the opportunity to explore new ideas by building off of each other’s perspectives.


This kind of collaboration is exactly what is needed in energy today, and we invite you to download “The Energy Imperative” ebook here.

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