Sheldon is senior specialist, data science lead, at Cenovus Energy Inc. He attended the University of Saskatchewan (Bachelor of Science – Computational Science 1987) and began his career at Shell Canada Limited, with time spent at Shell International, London, U.K.
Since then he has spent the last 30 years in a lifelong learning adventure, from punch-cards to applied artificial intelligence. During that time he has had to continually reinvent himself in various roles, employee and contract positions: HR support, finance and HR team lead, software developer, ERP implementation consultant, enterprise architect and more recently data science lead.
Sheldon is passionate about many things, particularly the topic of data/information and all aspects of unlocking its potential to generate greater value.
For recreation Sheldon runs about two marathons a year and enjoys back-country canoeing. Having completed a bucket list run (Boston Marathon in 2015) he is now focused on running the remaining three (Berlin, Tokyo and London) to round out the Big Six.