Who am I?

After a number of years as a successful software entrepeneur I now focus my efforts on carbon mitigation. I’m active in Cleantech venture capital, technology incubation and commercialization, and public advocacy. I am currently Managing Partner of the privately-backed Arctern Ventures, and a Senior Advisor at the MaRS Discovery District. I sit on the board of a number of clean energy companies and organizations.

I hold a BSc in electrical engineering (U of Waterloo), an MSc in philosophy of science (University of London and LSE)  and an MA and PhD in philosophy (U of Toronto).

It is my belief that we have yet to have a serious, public conversation about the threat of climate change, and the economic opportunites afforded by the global transformation to a low-carbon economy.

I am the author of:

Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit

Waking the Frog

Top thoughts

TV Coverage on Waking the Frog

Lang and O’Leary: Interview on CTV’s Canada AM (April 22, 2014) Interview on CTVNews (April 22, 2014)

A Cleantech Collaboration Waiting to Happen …

We’re not going to solve the carbon problem without the energy incumbents stepping up in a big way. And the energy incumbents won’t remain dominant of a rapidly changing energy market without finding new low-carbon business models. The answer? Collaborating … Continue reading