Please note: the CANARIE National Summit will be conducted in English.

All National Summit sessions take place in the Adam Room of the Fairmont Château Laurier.  Meals, breaks, networking sessions and the Reception take place in the Laurier Room. CANARIE’s Annual General Meeting will take place in the Laurier Room on Thursday, September 24, at 4:00 PM.


Wednesday, September 23
8:00 – 9:30 AM Registration and Breakfast  Foyer & Laurier Room
9:30-9:40 AM Welcome Address
Jim Ghadbane
President and CEO, CANARIE
 Adam Room
9:40 – 10:45 AM Opening Keynote: Surviving and Thriving in the Techstorm
> Nicklas Bergman
Advisor, TechCast Technology Think Tank
 Adam Room
10:45 – 11:15 AM Morning Break and Networking Session Laurier Room
11:15 – Noon Redefining Identity Through Wearables
> Karl Martin
Founder and CEO, Nymi
 Adam Room
Noon – 1:30 PM Lunch and Networking Session  Laurier Room
1:30 – 2:15 PM Engineering the Little Green Factories
> Dr. Vincent Martin
Canada Research Chair in Microbial Genomics and Engineering, Concordia University
 Adam Room
2:15 – 3:30 PM Building Canada’s Digital Future: Transforming Academic Research into Economic Prosperity
>  Tim Ragan – Founder and President, C-View Strategies (Moderator)
> Kal Amery – Vice President, Global Carrier Solutions, TELUS
 Joe Irvine – Director, Technology Transfer and Business Enterprise, University of Ottawa
> Dr. Steve Liang – Director, GeoSensorWeb Laboratory and Associate Professor, University of Calgary
 Adam Room
3:30 – 4:00 PM Afternoon Break and Networking Session  Laurier Room
4:00 – 5:00 PM Closing Keynote: Emerging Technologies: The Opportunity for Canada
> Dr. Julielynn Wong
Director, Centre for Innovative Technologies and Public Health
 Adam Room
5:00 – 7:00 PM CANARIE Reception  Laurier Room


Thursday, September 24
8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast  Foyer & Laurier Room
9:00 AM Welcome Address
> Kathryn Anthonisen
Vice President, External Relations, CANARIE
 Adam Room
9:05 – 9:45 AM The Surprising Social Impacts of Wearable Technology
> Kevin Rankin
President and CEO, Cord3 Innovation
 Adam Room
9:45 – 10:30 AM From Newborns to Astronauts: How Big Data Analytics is Transforming Healthcare
> Dr. Carolyn McGregor
Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
 Adam Room
10:30 – 11:00 AM Morning Break and Networking Session Laurier Room
11:00 – Noon Robots in the Sky: Drones, Space Clean-up and Beyond
> Dr. Inna Sharf
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University
Adam Room
Noon – 1:30 PM Lunch and Networking Session Laurier Room
1:30 – 2:15 PM Canadian Leadership in Robotics: From the Canadarm to Personal Robots
> Dr. Andrew Goldenberg
Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto and President, Engineering Services Inc. (ESI)
Adam Room
2:15 – 3:15 PM Building the Foundations for Innovation
> Tim Marshall
Chief Executive, Jiscom (UK)
Adam Room
3:15 – 3:30 PM Closing Address
Jim Ghadbane
President and CEO, CANARIE
Adam Room
4:00 – 5:00 PM CANARIE Annual General Meeting (for CANARIE Members only) Adam Room