A  Keynote Speaker with the Speakers Bureau of Canada, Ross is highly sought after for his talks regarding Artificial Intelligence as well as his Indigenous Awareness. An important focus for Ross is educating audiences about concerns such as Ethics* Bias * Fairness * Transparency * Privacy in Artificial Intelligence.  Studying at Harvard and MIT, Ross builds relationships with agencies to assist in advancing their  technological awareness to leverage cyber innovation strategies. Ross’ audience includes everyone from elected leaders, managers, c-suite members, culture and social groups through to all technology experts. Ross shares in a way with timely stories and examples where everyone is engaged.  23 years working for the City of Calgary , Ross has a distinguished career with the Calgary Fire Department, holding the rank of Captain. He has been awarded medals by the City of Calgary and Province of Alberta for his years of service. Along life’s journey, Ross was a Registered Nurse for seven years completing studies at the Royal Alexandra School of Nursing, University of Alberta, and Advanced Critical Care at Mount Royal College.
Memphis Ross Pambrun sings and plays guitar in “Memphis and The Grande”. A singer, songwriter for many years, he connects a group of talented troubadours and has received residencies at C-Cpace, Grand Theatre and ContainR Park. Memphis travelled along with RUSH on the Snakes and Arrows tour and met his Idol Mr B.B. King in 2005. Currently acting in a 13 episode, 3 Story Pictures production, a gold hunting show RED RIVER GOLD coming to national broadcast release  in 2024. You can find Memphis and The Grande’s new album here.

What I Do!

“Folks, welcome to the show ! 

Ross ‘MEMPHIS’ Pambrun is a talented, spirited and engaging presenter who uses humour and storytelling to enhance his presentations. He has an inviting ability to connect participants in a room. As a Métis business leader, Ross is important in connecting indigenous shareholders and stakeholders in community and industry. Currently the CEO of an artificial intelligent company, ‘The Memphis Group’ who use machine learning to protect communities around the globe from environmental threats. Having studied at Harvard and MIT, Ross is a 2023 award winner for his technology innovations. He proudly wears medals of service from the Province of Alberta and City of Calgary for his long role as a professional fire captain. Host of the Squeaky Wheel, he completed 100 episodes interviewing guests from various backgrounds. A musician, emcee, actor…there is usually a guitar nearby when he’s in the room. FOLLOW:  ROSS MEMPHIS PAMBRUN on socials – Search : Memphis and The Grande or Ross Memphis Pambrun

A member of the Speakers Bureau of Canada and ready to speak, host, or emcee at your next event! Click HERE for more information.

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‘Memphis’ Ross Pambrun sings and plays guitar in “Memphis and the Grande”. A singer, songwriter for many years, he connects a group of talented troubadours and has received residencies at C-Cpace, Grand Theatre and ContainR Park. Memphis travelled along with RUSH on the Snakes and Arrows tour and met his Idol Mr B.B. King in 2005. Currently acting in a national broadcaster TV show…searching for GOLD. Check out all the socials below. Or click here : Memphis and The Grande webpage.

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Ross ‘MEMPHIS’ Pambrun has studied Artificial Intelligence – Machine learning and implications for business at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Harvard Business – Cybersecurity – Managing Risk. His satellite monitoring team focus on cyber innovation mainly in environmental monitoring strategies and solutions. A 2023 Award winner for his satellite innovation, environment is a global concern and is at the forefront of commitment. Memphis Labs combine up-to- date satellite imagery with machine learning to produce sharp resolution multi-spectral image reporting. These products should be on every municipalities mind for wildfire threats. The Memphis Group also provide business conversation and enable corporate partnerships. Environmental Social Governance (ESG) should be on the mind of all partnerships.


Community Connector

A Métis business leader, Ross Pambrun plays an important role in connecting indigenous stakeholders with shareholders in Industry and Academia. Ross Pambrun is on the Board of Governors of the Calgary Arts Academy and is honoured to share the role with so many community leaders. To remain committed to community and Métis connection, he regularly plays at music festivals, events or presents business conversation at business mixers. “Each week I enjoy the challenges, the joys, the evolving landscape of Métis cultural awareness on top of the sharing of Indigenous connection. I’m learning right along with every audience.”

Ross Pambrun is currently a very involved citizen with the Métis Nation of Alberta.

A passion for science, ‘Memphis’ Ross Pambrun is the Emeritus Chief Science Officer for the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society and has been with that successful agency for nearly 21 years. His role encompassed Clinical Liaison in Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine with the Biernaskie Lab at the University of Calgary.

  • Co-Author – Firefighters Willingness to Participate in a Stem Cell Trial for Burn Injuries (2016)
  • Co-Author – Firefighters Opinions on Future Directions for Skin Stem Cell Research (2015)
  • 100 Episodes completed of The Squeaky Wheel Podcast!



Here are a few testimonials from people who have seen my presentations:

“I wanted to let you know how happy we were to have had Ross Pambrun as our keynote speaker.
He is professional and delightful to interact with, and delivered a fantastic address that impressed the audience greatly. The visuals of his presentation, combined with his delivery and content, hit all of our goals for the address.
I highly recommend him to others who are seeking a dynamic and fascinating speaker in the field of Ethics and Artificial Intelligence.”

Cheryl Thompson
A/Manager, Ethics Office / Audit, Evaluation & Ethics
Communications Security Establishment – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

“MEMPHIS Ross’s skill is taking complex AI subject matter such as Large Language Models, or satellite computer vision wildfire detection and making it real for people. Ross MEMPHIS helps audiences feel the impact of these technologies by telling the story of AI can help make their lives better, what the risks are and what the potential is for society. I have seen MEMPHIS speak many times, and it’s his passion and professionalism for delighting and inspiring audiences that allows him to create an unforgettable experience that makes him a must-see host and speaker.”

MIKE MORLEY – Director of AI / ML – Arcurve Inc. Calgary, AB, Canada

“Ross is a magnificent speaker that can energize a room. I’ve had the privilege of seeing Ross present many times on a variety of his specialties. He is a business award winning leader that presents like no other with an incredible ability to connect a room. If you get a chance, attend one of his speeches, you won’t be disappointed.”

WILL TROW – General Manager of the Ranchmen’s Club, Calgary, AB, Canada


“Ross MEMPHIS can light up a room with his larger-than-life personality. I’ve had the ability to connect with him in many ways. As a business leader and showman, he brings the whole room into focus, but he is always so engaging with an audience. I’ve seen him Emcee, Speak and Moderate where you can tell he’s enjoying the experience just as much as the audience. This fellow is a must have speaker or emcee very professional and engaging. Ross can make you feel like he has known you all his life and he does that with audiences as well. He can think on the fly and ensure a smooth delivery of any content he is provided. He is always well prepared. He has a way of endearing himself to the audience and is a powerful salesman.”

THERESA MAJERAN – CEO – Karma Business Solutions, Edmonton, AB, Canada


“Ross Pambrun presented to a sophisticated group of business entrepreneurs today in Kelowna. The subject matter was Artificial Intelligence – Ross was entertaining and captivating, the audience was engaged, enlightened and informed on a topic that is relatively new and difficult to.”

BOB OUTHWAITE ICD.D , Kelowna, BC, Canada


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