Canada’s Digital Future on the Agenda at CANARIE National Summit

Kathryn Anthonisen, Vice President, External Relations, CANARIE

The fall conference season is approaching fast, and with it the competing demands of work projects and deadlines versus the desire to be informed, challenged, and inspired by new ideas. It’s not easy to take two full days out of the office, so we’ve worked hard to make our National Summit a must-attend event for leaders from the higher education, government and business sectors.

So how do you create a program that meets the needs of all three? By making sure to take a broad look at how innovation is shaping Canada’s future digital economy and lining up the best talent to make it all come alive.

Where else will you hear from a Canadian entrepreneur in wearable technology, a leading European futurist and venture capitalist, a Canadian pioneer in robotics, and a British visionary in digital infrastructure, all at the same conference? Add in researchers who are improving health care using Big Data, an MD who uses a 3D printer to create custom medical devices, and a few folks with strong opinions on how well Canadians are turning knowledge into products and services, and you’ve got a year’s worth of food for thought. Sprinkle in plenty of opportunities to network and debate, add some hands-on demos of leading-edge technologies and research applications, and you’ve got more than enough reasons to reschedule that staff meeting.

Here’s more info on our speaker lineup:

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Hope to see you September 23/24 here in Ottawa!