The next installment of the BluWave-ai Global Energy Transition Summit delves into a key energy transition trend for 2022: the large proliferation of passenger EVs and electrified transport fleets and how this phenomenon is affecting operations of electricity grids, as these grids become the new “fueling stations.” Managing residential EV chargers and supplying fleet operators in the grid is complex from the utility side given grid capacity constraints. These operations require graceful charging management within the utility grid to avoid overloading the grid infrastructure. Transit and freight fleet operators are also trying to maximize EV miles serviced by offsetting diesel miles driven with their fleets to reduce emissions and operating costs. This requires fleet orchestration to manage these mixed fleets. Fleet orchestration coordinates disparate systems around fleet management including chargers, vehicles, depot energy management, solar generation, battery storage, real-time energy pricing, and weather. These needs are addressed by the EV Everywhere and EV Fleet Orchestrator products from BluWave-ai.




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Global Energy Transition Summit:AI Software Unlocking EV Onboarding for Grids and Fleets



CEO and Founder,


Devashish Paul founded BluWave-ai in 2017 and has built out one of the world’s premiere renewable energy and transport electrification companies, based in Ottawa, Canada. In his role at BluWave-ai, he has taken AI concepts to live working systems from Asia to Europe to North America, successfully navigating the growth of the company through the critical COVID-19 pandemic, onboarding new customers worldwide and growing the team with an international employee group from 15 different countries. Devashish has taken the company to multi-million dollar SaaS revenue and has been an inventor on several of the company’s patents.


Chief Information Officer,

MV Transportation

Jim has over 20 years of experience transforming the technology powering global enterprises. He is a hands-on leader with a strong passion for achieving results and believes in building high performance teams to create winning solutions for complex issues.  He has designed and led major changes in operating models, spin outs, and divestitures for companies around the world and across industry segments.  Jim is currently leading efforts to create and deploy innovation that enhances transit rider and driver experience and improves operational efficiency.  He and his extended team are developing practical and sustainable alternative fuel and electric vehicle strategies for MV’s public transportation agency customers inclusive of energy selection, fleet planning, charging strategy and route optimization.

Director of Business Development


Alan Westenskow is the Director of Business Development for Proterra where he identifies and develops financing options and procurement solutions for Proterra electric buses, other fleet vehicles powered by Proterra batteries and charging infrastructure. Alan has worked at Proterra for 6.5 years and prior to his work at Proterra he spent 16 years as a public finance municipal advisor providing financing solutions to local governments for energy, transportation and other public infrastructure projects.  Alan developed Proterra’s battery leasing program and helps lead Proterra Energy’s commercial business where he helps customers with their charging, infrastructure and energy needs. Alan received his MBA from Wharton in 2005

Managing Director


Keegan Tully is Managing Director of PowerON Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation, which designs, builds, operates and maintains electric vehicle charging solutions for fleets.  At PowerON, Keegan leads the day-to-day activities of the business including business development, project implementation and operations. Previously, he worked in a variety of roles within OPG, leading key projects related to strategy, mergers & acquisitions and business development. He was formerly General Manager of Ivy Charging Network where he played a lead role in the launch and build out of the business. He has more than a decade of experience working in the electricity industry and an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.


Policy Analyst

Natural Resources Canada

Dr. Bronwyn Lazowski is a Policy Analyst with Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Research and Development. Dr. Lazowski is the Lead of the Innovation and Electricity Regulation Initiative. In her role at NR Can, Dr. Lazowski works on advancing sustainable energy transitions and grid modernization through programs and policy, while also working towards improved equity, diversity, and inclusivity in the energy sector. Prior to her role at NR Can, Dr. Lazowski received a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment. Dr. Lazowski’s doctoral research investigated the role of smart grid technologies to engage consumers for residential energy management. During her Ph.D., Dr. Lazowski was an Energy Council of Canada Energy Policy Research Fellow and co-founded the international network, Women and Inclusivity in Sustainable Energy Research.

Laurie has been the Director of Hydro Ottawa's Distribution Engineering and Asset Management group since July 2019. Prior to joining Hydro Ottawa in 2017, Laurie held a number of leadership and continuous improvement roles within the manufacturing industry, most notably with Kraft Heinz (formerly Kraft Foods).

Laurie holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and is also a black belt in lean six-sigma. With her diverse background, Laurie brings a unique approach and perspective to the utility industry, which is currently undergoing significant transformation.Laurie is passionate about continuous improvement and is committed to driving change in a collaborative manner that leads to long-lasting and positive outcomes


Director Strategic Markets, AreaX.O

Invest Ottawa

Kelly has over 20 years of experience in both technology companies and not-for-profit organizations. In her role at Invest Ottawa Kelly has been responsible for the attraction of investment, companies and people to the region, the branding and marketing of Canada and support for the growth of ICT companies in Ottawa.  She has successfully won and managed large government programs and has a proven track record working with all levels of industry leaders.  Kelly has an extensive network of contacts – both in Canada and abroad- and has led trade missions to technology centres around the globe.


Hydro Ottawa


Director, Distribution Engineering, and Asset Management

Hydro Ottawa

Keynote Speaker:

CATHERINE MCKENNAFormer Minister of Climate, Canada
Principle and Founder Climate and Nature Solutions, Women Leading on Climate

Catherine McKenna is the founder and principal of Climate and Nature Solutions and recently launched Women Leading on Climate at COP26 in Glasgow. Canada’s first Minister of Environment and Climate Change in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet, she was a lead negotiator of the Paris Agreement before introducing and successfully defending landmark legislation that established a carbon price across Canada.  McKenna was Co-Chair of the World Bank's Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, and helped develop the G7 Ocean Plastics Charter. She has worked closely with members of the Obama and Biden administrations on Canada-US and international climate and infrastructure agreements and policy. She was recently appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy in partnership with the new Columbia Climate School, where she is working on practical solutions to help scale climate action.