Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon is the best-selling author of The Ingenuity Gap. He currently holds the Centre for International Governance Innovation Chair of Global Systems at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Ontario. He is a leading expert on the intricate links between society, technology and nature. When he was a young man, Homer-Dixon worked in Alberta’s oilpatch. He has long advocated the view that Alberta could be a world leader in adoption of innovative technologies.