Heather Herring, Vice Chair
Principal, Makeitso Inc.
Heather Herring is a professional engineer and a proud alumna of the Haskayne School. She pinpoints the essential elements of the idea, the business, the challenge or the person and then uses her leadership, innovation, and management abilities to identify opportunities for excellence. She coaches client companies in business, communications and customer development. She is always the one to step up and apply her project management skills to ensure that the project is a success but her leadership shines brightest she concentrates on the intersection and cooperation, collaboration and competition to drive success for all parties.
Until recently she was Executive in Residence with Zone Startups Calgary. Previously, she worked in academia, private and public sector companies primarily with a focus on energy and sustainability. This spanned: securing research grants and VR and 3D printing research facilities for professors at the University of Calgary; focusing the R&D program, overseeing field pilots for new oil sands technologies, and formulating the creation of COSIA at Total E&P Canada; and, exploring the emergence of the digital oil field while with Laricina.
She is vice chair of Platform Calgary's Board of Directors and past chair of Tecterra.