CANARIE National Summit attracts leading lights in emerging technologies

Summit focus is on the path and the potential for Canadian leadership in robotics, wearables and medical technologies

[Ottawa, ON]

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the final speaker lineup for its National Summit, being held in Ottawa on September 23 and 24.

The Summit will showcase a range of leading thinkers, doers and visionaries from business, academia, government and the not-for-profit sector to explore how Canada can be positioned for leadership in key emerging technologies.  Speakers will address the opportunities generated from rapid advances in robotics, wearables, and medical technologies, and will challenge participants to think about how the players in Canada’s innovation ecosystem can align to capitalize on them.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Nicklas Bergman – Advisor, TechCast Technology
  • Karl Martin – Founder and CEO, Nymi
  • Dr. Vincent Martin – Canada Research Chair in Microbial Genomics and Engineering, Concordia University
  • Dr. Julielynn Wong – Director, Centre for Innovative Technologies and Public Health
  • Kevin Rankin – President and CEO, Cord3 Innovation
  • Dr. Carolyn McGregor AM – Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Inna Sharf – Professor of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University
  • Dr. Andrew Goldenberg  Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto and President, Engineering Services Inc.
  • Tim Marshall – Chief Executive, Jiscom

The Platinum Sponsor for the Summit, Juniper, has been a CANARIE partner for more than fourteen years as networking technologies have evolved. CANARIE and Juniper have worked together to ensure these advances benefit Canada’s research, education and innovation communities.

“At Juniper Networks, we build innovative solutions that reduce complexity and scale with our partners and customers. These solutions enable them to quickly bring new services to market and deliver richer end-user experiences, through open, flexible and high-performance networks,” said Chris Bachalo, Chief Technology Officer, Juniper Networks, Canada. “Juniper is proud to sponsor the CANARIE National Summit, which helps highlight the extraordinary digital innovation happening here in Canada.”

In addition to the keynote speakers, a panel session titled Building Canada’s Digital Future will focus on how well Canada performs in innovation and the commercialization of university research.

The Summit has almost reached capacity, but limited seats are available. More information may be found at

For more information, please contact:

Ela Ienzi
Communications Manager
(613) 943-5432

Chris Bachalo
Chief Technology Officer
Juniper Networks
(613) 591-2700


CANARIE designs and delivers digital infrastructure, and drives its adoption for Canada’s research, education and innovation communities. CANARIE keeps Canada at the forefront of digital research and innovation, fundamental to a vibrant digital economy.

CANARIE evolves the national ultra-high-speed backbone network that enables data-intensive, leading-edge research and big science across Canada and around the world. One million researchers, scientists and students at almost 2,000 Canadian institutions, including universities, colleges, research institutes, hospitals, and government laboratories have access to the CANARIE Network.

CANARIE also leads the development of research software tools that enable researchers to more quickly and easily access research data, tools, and peers. In support of Canada’s ICT sector, CANARIE offers cloud computing resources to startups to accelerate product development, and links a powerful network of public and private sector partners in a Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN).

Twelve provincial and territorial network partners, together with CANARIE, collectively form Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). This powerful digital infrastructure connects Canadians to national and global data, tools, colleagues, and classrooms that fuel the engine of innovation in today’s digital economy.

Established in 1993, CANARIE is a non-profit corporation, with major investment in its programs and activities provided by the Government of Canada.

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