RTC 2019: Keynote Speakers
Keynote Speaker, The Fuel Industry
Global Head of Energy Analysis
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS)
Tom Kloza is among the founders of Oil Price Information Service, which in 2016 was acquired by IHS Markit, the world’s most comprehensive source for analysis of energy prices and supply.
Tom has covered the oil business for more than 40 years, and even traded some of the first NYMEX futures contracts. He is a regular guest on all of the business shows and has clocked more than 250 personal appearances on network and major cable TV. You can often find him in more newspapers than the Jumble or Sudoku, explaining energy matters to everyone from consumers to hedge fund managers. Back in 2014, Tom was the first major oil analyst to predict that crude oil prices could crash below $30 bbl.
Tom sits on the Board of Advisers for the Fuels’ Institute and is generally regarded as one of the most objective non-biased experts on North American fuel supply and pricing.
In addition to his oil background, Tom is quite the wordsmith. Back in the 1990’s he coined the term “Petronoia” to describe the yearly fear that there would not be enough gasoline. He also coined the term RINsanity to describe the system of federal ethanol credits back in 2013.
Keynote Speaker, Innovation Futurist
Amber Mac(Arthur) started her career in San Francisco and Boston during the dot-com boom. As a strategist for Razorfish and Director of Marketing for an e-procurement software company, she spent four years in the technology start-up trenches.
Amber left the start-up world to join Microsoft to build one of the first female-focused lifestyle portals. In 2006, she started her own digital agency. The company’s first client was world-renowned business coach, Tony Robbins, and now includes Microsoft, Ford, Google, GE, Paypal, Nintendo, Canada Goose, and Fast Company, and many more leading organizations.
In 2010, she wrote the national bestselling business book Power Friending (Portfolio: New York). In 2016, she co-wrote Amazon bestseller, Outsmarting Your Kids Online. Amber has keynoted more than 300 events around the world and has moderated sessions with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, famed astronaut Chris Hadfield, and many other notable leaders.
She is a regular business host and expert for Fast Company, CNN, Bloomberg, CBS, BNN, CTV, The Marilyn Denis Show, and SiriusXM Radio. Plus, she was recently named one of DMZ’s 30 inspirational women making a difference in tech.
Keynote Speaker, EV Charging Outlook - How Gas Stations Can Play an Important Role
Advanced Transportation Analyst
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Salim Morsy is an Advanced Transport analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, based in New York City. He focuses on the electrification of the global transportation sector as well as new mobility business models.
Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2011, he worked in energy derivatives trading and strategy consulting. He has a BA from Bard College, an MSc from the London School of Economics and an MBA from NYU. He was also a Fulbright Scholar in Bogotá, Colombia.
Scott Oakes, Product Manager POS
Karen Dyer, Product Manager POS
Dan Witkemper, Director of Services
Matt Powers, Product Manager
Mike Symonds, Senior Development Manager POS