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Thursday, November 2 • 15:30 - 17:00
420 – When Technologies Meet: Challenges And Opportunities for Canada in An Era of Technology Convergence/ Carrefour technologique : défis et occasions pour le Canada au sein d’une période de convergence des technologies

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Organizer: Toni Glick, Stella Jiang and Chris Lau  |  Ontario 

Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science



Transformative technologies are advancing at an unprecedented pace, with the potential to have a massive impact on society, the economy and our environment. Convergences in areas like Artificial Intelligence, genomics, and quantum computing can unlock solutions to some of our biggest challenges, from improving services in remote communities to predicting and even curing diseases.
It’s critical for scientists, businesses and policymakers to join forces to chart the best course forward in this unfamiliar terrain. This panel will bring together great minds to discuss their experiences, ideas and emerging best practices from around the world. 

Moderators
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David Ticoll

Director Emeritus, Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)
Distinguished Fellow, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto Director Emeritus, Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Special Advisor, ITAC Talent David Ticoll is a Canadian and international authority on the business... Read More →

Speakers
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Kathleen Kauth

Director of Partnerships, Advanced Energy Centre, MaRS
Kathleen Kauth is the Director of Partnerships for the Advanced Energy Centre (AEC) at MaRS. She works with energy industry stakeholders to cooperatively facilitate the adoption of innovation in the energy system.  Prior to joining the AEC, Kathleen worked at Blackstone Energy Solutions... Read More →
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Irene Sterian

President and CEO, ReMAP
Irene Sterian is the Executive Director and architect of a $19M Business-led Network of Centres of Excellence (BL-NCE) for renewable energy, new materials and optics & photonics. Driven by her passion for innovation, Irene is a master collaborator. Together with dozens of start-ups... Read More →
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Dr. Duncan Stewart

General Manager, Security and disruptive technologies, National Research Council Canada
Dr. Duncan Stewart is a physicist and engineer with a passion for innovation in the public interest.  He leads the National Research Council of Canada’s Security and Disruptive Technology research centre, a 100 person physics and chemistry team with the mandate to develop longer... Read More →
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Michael Tremblay

President and CEO, Invest Ottawa & Bayview Yards
Michael Tremblay joined Invest Ottawa as President and Chief Executive Officer in March of 2017. Mike’s mandate was recently expanded to include Bayview Yards. Prior to joining Invest Ottawa, he was the Vice President of Public Sector for Microsoft Canada from April 2007. Michael... Read More →
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Iliana Oris Valiente

Founder, ColliderX
Founder, ColliderX Managing Director and Global Blockchain Innovation Lead, Accenture Iliana Oris Valiente, CPA, CA, CBP (Certified Bitcoin Professional) is widely credited for being a trailblazer in the blockchain space, having been among the first to recognize the tremendous... Read More →


Thursday November 2, 2017 15:30 - 17:00
ROOM 209 Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

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