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Thursday, November 2 • 08:30 - 10:00
Celebrity Chefs: What ingredients make an effective supercluster?/ Chefs étoiles : Quels ingrédients sont à la base de supergrappes efficaces?

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This panel presents an opportunity for those engaged in the Supercluster process – to informally discuss:
  • The key ingredients of an effective “Supercluster”
  • The benefits they see emerging from the initiative, and
  • How Superclusters may facilitate more federal and academic R&D being linked to private sector innovation

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Dave Watters

President/CEO, Global Advantage Consulting Group Inc
David Watters worked for 30 years in the Canadian Public Service in a variety of Economic Ministries,including a dozen years as an Assistant Deputy Minister in Industry Canada, Treasury Board Canada andFinance Canada, where he was responsible for overseeing federal Economic Development... Read More →

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Dr. Vivek Goel

Vice President, Research and Innovation, University of Toronto
Professor Vivek Goel was appointed Vice President, Research and Innovation of the University of Toronto in December, 2014. Professor Goel is a distinguished scholar with an extensive background in teaching, research and university administration. He obtained his medical degree from... Read More →
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John Knubley

Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
John Knubley became Deputy Minister of Industry in September 2012. His previous position, beginning July 2009, was Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. In 2008, John served as Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Privy Council Office. Prior to this, he... Read More →
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Marc LePage

President and CEO, Genome Canada
Marc LePage is President and CEO of Genome Canada.  Before assuming this role in January 2016, he served as President and CEO of Génome Québec since December 2011, where he led a major increase in research activity and enhanced focus on the development of genomic applications... Read More →
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Avvey Peters

Vice President, Partnerships, Communitech
Avvey Peters is Vice President, Partnerships with Communitech. She focuses on strategic communications, advocacy, and partnership development to advance the Waterloo Region tech sector. Avvey is also cross appointed as Managing Director of the Canadian Digital Media Network – a... Read More →
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Joy Romero

Vice President, Technology & Innovation, Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Joy has worked in steel, iron ore, coal and oil and gas. She has served as Chair of the Governing Council of Athabasca University, advisor to the NSERC chair for Oil Sands, University of Alberta, the NSERC Chair for Energy and Imaging, University of Calgary, chair of the Canadian... Read More →
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Iain Stewart

President, National Research Council Canada
Iain Stewart was appointed President of the National Research Council (NRC) effective August 24, 2016.Prior to that, Mr. Stewart served as Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board of Canada from July 2015 to August 2016, and Assistant Secretary of the International Affairs, Security... Read More →

Thursday November 2, 2017 08:30 - 10:00 EDT
OTTAWA SALON Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2