CANARIE Summit to Focus on the Interdependence of Science, Commerce and Security

From pioneers of nanorobotic cancer therapies to experts in the science of cybersecurity, Summit welcomes innovators from academia, government and the private sector

[Ottawa, ON]

CANARIE Summit to Focus on the Interdependence of Science, Commerce and Security

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the final program for its National Summit, being held in Ottawa on November 14 and 15, 2017.

The Summit will explore the technological impacts and economic opportunities driven by the interdependence of science, commerce and security.  Building on national and global challenges and successes, speakers will provide insight on opportunities for Canada to accelerate research discoveries and create new economic growth.

In order of appearance, Summit speakers include:

  • Keynote – Super Cells: Our Partners in Design
    Dr. Nina Tandon – CEO and Co-Founder, EpiBone; TED Senior Fellow
  • Taking Government Science to the Cloud
    Dr. Jean Luc Bérubé – President, Communications Research Centre Canada
  • Communication and Security in the Quantum Era
    Dr. Michele Mosca – Professor, Institute for Quantum Computing; Co-Founder, evolutionQ
  • 5G and its Impact to Applications
    Ray Sharma – Founder and CEO, Extreme Venture Partners
  • The Dynamic Environment for Digital Privacy in Canada
    Dr. Michael Geist – Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law, University of Ottawa
  • A Cyber Retrospective and Peek into the Future
    Valarie Findlay – Research Fellow, Police Foundations
  • Digital Identity: The Needed Foundation for our Digital Economy
    Joni Brennan – President, Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC)
  • Magnetic Fields & Bacteria: A Canadian Breakthrough in the War Against Cancer
    Dr. Sylvain Martel – Director, NanoRobotics Laboratory, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Cybersecurity Sparking Research and Innovation
    Roni Zehavi – CEO, CyberSpark (Israel)

CANARIE is grateful for the support and collaboration of its sponsors. The Summit’s Platinum Sponsor, Juniper Networks, has been a CANARIE technology partner for more than fifteen years. CANARIE and Juniper have worked together to ensure networking technologies continue to evolve to benefit Canada’s research, education and innovation communities.

“At Juniper Networks, we are leading innovation as the market transitions to secure, cloud-centric services, applications and network infrastructures allowing our customers and partners to capitalize on this new pace of innovation,” said Doug Lindner, Director, Systems Engineering, Canada at Juniper Networks. “These advances lead to new models of business in enterprise, collaboration support for research, and policy influence in government – and it’s this community that creates the spark that ignites these trends. Juniper Networks is pleased to once again sponsor the CANARIE National Summit 2017, collaborating to bring unique innovations, technology and leadership to Canadian leaders in research, private industry and government.”

In addition to the speakers listed above, CANARIE’s executive team will host a Town Hall on the second day of the Summit. Attendees are encouraged to use this time to hear about the organization’s current initiatives, ask questions, and provide feedback on the evolution of its programs.

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

For more information, contact:

Ela Yazdani
Director, Communications
CANARIE | 613-943-5432


CANARIE strengthens Canadian leadership in science and technology by delivering digital infrastructure to support world-class research that directly benefits all Canadians.

Thirteen provincial and territorial network partners, together with CANARIE, collectively form Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). Canadians at universities, colleges, research institutes, hospitals, and government laboratories rely on this ultra high-speed network to collaborate in data-intensive, cutting-edge research and innovation within Canada and with colleagues in over 100 countries.

Beyond the network, CANARIE funds and promotes reusable research software tools to accelerate scientific discovery. CANARIE also supports Research Data Canada as it leads national research data management initiatives, and through the Canadian Access Federation, provides identity management services that enable secure, ubiquitous connectivity and content access to the academic community. To boost commercialization in Canada’s technology sector, CANARIE offers cloud resources to startups through its DAIR service, and links a powerful community of public and private sector partners in the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN).

Established in 1993, CANARIE is a non-profit corporation, with the majority of its funding provided by the Government of Canada.