Monday , May 1


8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

Join us in Constitution Hall for a light breakfast before the Summit gets underway. There will be refreshments and snacks provided throughout the day. Lunch is provided both days. We will have charging stations set up in our Networking Lounge. A reception will follow the Day 1 program.

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8:45 am - 9:00 am

Summit Kickoff with Special Guests

Amanda Lang has a front-row seat to the world’s daily top stories in business, politics, and economics as an anchor and producer for two weekly shows at Bloomberg Television, Canada. Previously she was CBC’s senior business correspondent, reporting for The National as well as co-host with Kevin O’Leary, on The Lang and O’Leary Exchange. Amanda got her start with the Globe and Mail, joined Financial Post and then onto CNN.

Ms. Lang will kick off this year’s Summit as our Our Day 1 Emcee as well as introduce special guests speakers and discussions throughout the day.

Amanda Lang,Anchor, Bloomberg TV Canada | Bestselling Author, The Power of Why

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9:00 am - 9:15 am

The Innovation Imperative: Driving Canada's Digital Transformation

Wavefront has been supporting the growth and adoption of mobile and wireless technologies in Canada for more than 10 years. Once a fledgling vertical, tech is everywhere today. Wavefront President & CEO Jim Maynard shares his unique perspective from the front lines of the Digital Revolution.

James Maynard,CEO & President, Wavefront

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9:15 am - 9:30 am

Government Welcome Remarks


9:30 am - 10:15 am

Opening Keynote: The Digital Revolution

The Digital Revolution is underway. Global companies are transforming from consumer, product and service companies into digital organizations that utilize IoT, artificial intelligence, blockchain and other technologies to reconstruct themselves internally to become more competitive, while delivering greater value to their customers and partners. This future-now of digital, and IoT out in the world, will be explored during the conference’s opening keynote.

Nikolas Badminton,Author & Futurist

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10:15 am - 10:30 am

Break

Visit our Innovation Showcase or charge your devices in our Networking Lounge.

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10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Track 1 | Designing a Digital & IoT Organization

Digital transformation is the #1 priority for 55% of CEOs, according to recent research. But what exactly does it mean to transform your business into a digital organization? And how do you start? Some of Canada’s most innovative businesses will share best practices about how they are winning with digital. Presentations in this track will focus on what your leadership team needs to know to develop a successful digital strategy.

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10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Track 2 | New Technologies Making Significant Impact

A number of key technologies are helping enterprises create new capabilities, increase competitiveness, improve operations and generate more value. But it doesn’t happen without enterprise-wide technology leadership. In this track, tech leaders will discuss the latest tech innovations, how they are best used and the importance of using agile methodology.

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10:30 am - 11:15 am

Track 1A | Intrapreneurship: Fostering Innovation within an Enterprise

Two of Canada’s innovation leaders, Canadian Tire and Finning, share how they are fostering innovation in large corporate environments. How are they transforming traditional businesses into agile, digital businesses? For them, innovation starts from within.

Gary Agnew,Vice President, Finning Digital

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Eric Simmons,AVP, Automotive Innovation, Canadian Tire

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John Younes,CEO & COO, Litmus Automation

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10:30 am - 11:15 am

Track 2A | Deconstructing Digital Technologies: What You Need to Know to Make Smart Choices

Cognitive, machine learning, AI, Hololens, big data and analytics – what are they and how are they being used in enterprises? Join a discussion with top tech companies that are breaking new ground and tapping into huge market opportunities.

Ryan Peterson,CEO, Finger Food Studios

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Mischa Steiner Jovic,CEO, Awesense

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Ben Hope,Technology Driver for Advanced Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

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Frederic Bastien,CEO, Mnubo

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Janak Alford,Founder, MadeMill

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11:20 am - 12:00 pm

Track 1B | Building your IoT Ecosystem: Partners, Platforms and Data

How do you build an IoT ecosystem? It’s all about partners, platforms and data. The experts on this panel will discuss how to make the right choices for your digital strategy.

John Younes,Co-Founder and COO, Litmus Automation

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11:20 am - 12:00 pm

Track 2B | Industry 4.0: The Evolution of Automation

Are you ready for Industry 4.0? The next industrial revolution is happening now. And it’s about machines replacing people – but much more. Learn from leading edge IoT solutions providers about how automation is transforming Canadian businesses and where future opportunities lie.

Ben Hope,Technology Driver for Advanced Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

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Frederic Bastien,CEO & Co-founder, ‎mnubo

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Janak Alford,Founder and CEO, prototypeD

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Join us for a buffet lunch and networking.

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Track 1 | Digital Transformation Case Studies

Sure, we all need to embrace digital transformation. But how? Learn from Canadian businesses that are innovating and succeeding. What strategies are they employing? What outcomes are they seeing? Discussions in this track will also touch on the challenges encountered in their transformations.

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Track 2 | IoT Adoption Case Studies

How are businesses adopting IoT and digital technologies? This track will feature case studies from a range of industries, examining the opportunities, challenges and lessons learned.

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Track 1A | Digital Transformation Case Studies: Retail

A moderated session with three thought leading panelists and a Q&A.

Few industries have experienced as much disruption as retail has in recent years. Rapidly changing customer expectations are driving change, creating distinct winners and losers. Find out how some of Canada’s top retailers are surviving – and thriving – in a turbulent time.

Gale Blank,VP of IT at Holt Renfrew

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Track 2A | IoT Adoption Case Studies: Smart Infrastructure

A moderated session with three thought leading panelists and a Q&A.

Connected devices have created exciting new possibilities for the infrastructure that powers our cities. Find out how tech innovations are changing our world, including smart grids, utilities and building management.

Alex Bettencourt,Program Director, SmartGrid Canada

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Track 1B | Digital Transformation Case Studies: Transportation

A moderated session exploring Transportation with three thought leading panelists and a Q&A.

We all know about the connected car but technologies are transforming transportation in many other ways. This panel will provide examples of how ecosystem players are adopting technologies that solve problems, deliver better outcomes and create value.

Jerry Leong,EVP, Fleet Complete

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Track 2B | IoT Adoption Case Studies: Smart Cities

A moderated session exploring Smart Cities/Smart Communities with three thought leading panelists and a Q&A.

The Internet of Things is transforming our cities. Connected devices and sensors are being used to deliver services faster and more efficiently, from traffic systems and motion-sensor streetlights to garbage pick-up and sewers. Hear from digital leaders from Canada’s largest cities and solutions providers who are supplying the technology.

Rob Meikle,Chief Information Officer, City of Toronto

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Jessie Adcock,Chief Technology Officer, City of Vancouver

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Dr. Rick Huijbregts,Vice President of Digital Transformation and Innovation, Cisco Canada

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Steven Van Binsbergen,Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Ontario Public Sector, Rogers

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3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Break

Visit our Innovation Showcase or charge your devices in our Networking Lounge.

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3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Seizing Opportunities in the Data Revolution

How are rapid changes in technology impacting innovation and people? What networks and platforms are best able to support the evolution of Industry 4.0? Sierra Wireless has pioneered IoT solutions in Canada and globally. Hear about their current initiatives and future plans for connecting businesses to data and opportunity.

Jason Krause,Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Solutions, Sierra Wireless

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3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Innovation Lab: Pitch Competition

Hear from a select group of Startup innovators from across Canada.

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4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Afternoon Keynote: Digital Economy Fireside Chat

GE stands out as a company that has enthusiastically embraced digital transformation across the enterprise. In this fireside chat, leading business broadcaster Amanda Lang will tap into the knowledge and expertise of GE Canada President Elyse Allan. The focus will be on data. What are the best practices for improving analysis and measurement? Most importantly, how can we monetize the vast amount of data that is collected?

Elyse Allan,President & CEO, GE Canada

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4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks: Day 1

Emcee Amanda Lang will close off Day 1 of the Summit.

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Networking Reception

Join colleagues, speakers and special guests for some cocktails and appetizers.

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6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sponsor & Speaker Dinner

This exclusive networking and dinner session is for speakers, sponsors and VIP guests. Details coming soon!

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Tuesday , May 2


8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

Join us in Constitution Hall for a light breakfast before the Summit gets underway. There will be refreshments and snacks provided throughout the day. Lunch is provided. We will have charging stations set up in our Networking Lounge.

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8:30 am - 8:45 am

Summit Kickoff Day 2 with Special Guests

Shawn Sanderson is this year’s Summit Conference Chair. Drawing on his 16 years of experience in the machine-to-machine (M2M), IoT and telecommunications sectors, Shawn consults on IoT & Digital transformation, helping companies build their businesses around customer outcomes. He is currently working on digital transformation for Finning (Caterpillar’s largest global dealer). Prior, he led the TELUS IoT practice, worked on major projects for HP and Siemens, and was international consultant for Jasper Wireless. Shawn was also a partner in a private equity fund.

Mr. Sanderson will lead Day 2 of the Summit as Emcee as well as introduce special guest speakers and discussions throughout the day.

Shawn Sanderson,Global IoT and Digital Transformation Leader

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8:45 am - 9:20 am

Breakfast Panel | Global IoT Trends

Hear from Internet of Things experts from Europe, Australia and Asia as they discuss what’s hot, what’s not and innovations you haven’t heard of yet.

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9:30 am - 10:15 am

Investing in Innovation: Maximizing ROI for IoT

Global Fortune 100 enterprises are investing billions into innovation both internally and externally. How does this impact your organizations ability to compete and what does relevant investment into innovation look like for your organization? This keynote will delve into the feverish investment pace into digital and IoT technologies and how much benefit has been realized vs forecasted.

Nitin Kawale,President, Enterprise Business Unit, Rogers

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10:15 am - 10:30 am

Break

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10:30 am - 11:45 am

Panel | Investing in Innovation: Strategies for Success

A moderated session with three thought leading panelists and a Q&A.

Enterprises are realizing that innovation and change won’t sufficiently develop organically from within and survive. To capitalize on new innovations and entrepreneurial energy, enterprises are investing externally by getting involved in incubators, providing investment funding to startups and acquiring companies to enhance their offerings. This panel will look at how enterprises are working directly with emerging companies and the broader investment community through incubators and limited partnership investments.

James Maynard,President & CEO, Wavefront

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Yuri Navarro,CEO & Executive Director, NACO

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Mischa Steiner Jovic,CEO, Awesense

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Helen Kontozopoulos,Co-Founder/Director, University of Toronto Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab

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11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch with Keynote | Privacy by Design: Ensuring Security in a Connected World

Privacy by Design is an approach to systems engineering which takes privacy into account throughout the whole engineering process. The concept is an example of value sensitive design, i.e., to take ethical concerns into account in a well-defined manner throughout the whole process, while ensuring the process is interactive.  Dr. Ann Cavoukian will explain the importance of Privacy by Design in enterprise planning and the 7 Foundational principles that make up this values based approach to technology imperatives, while also proving the prospect is not a zero sum game. We are already seeing this spill over the IoT world of solutions.

Dr. Ann Cavoukian,Executive Director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute, Ryerson

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1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Track 1A | New Challenges for a Digital Organization

This session explores some of the challenges associated with adopting digital technologies. With more sensors, increased data acquisition and automation, confirming source identify and integrity of data is critical. How do we avoid incorrect decisions, unauthorized access and malicious attacks? Our industry experts will share best practices in securing IoT (including blockchain and identify standards) and the results of a recent survey about IoT adoption.

Almis Ledas,Chief Operating Officer, Enstream

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Dr. Rick Huijbregts,Vice President of Digital Transformation and Innovation, Cisco Canada

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Ian Khan,TEDx Speaker, Author & Technology Futurist

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Larry LeBlanc,Chief Engineer, Sierra Wireless

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Geoff Fawkes,CEO, Vancosys

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1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Track 2A | NextGen Communication Technologies: What's New, What's Necessary

This session will take a deep dive into trending technologies – what they are, their implications and the ecosystems required from adoption. Our experts will focus on next generation communications like LPWA, 5G and eSIM, as well as open standards for IoT.

Alan Swain,Vice President of Technology and Operations, Wavefront

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Dan Mathers,Co-Founder and Chairman, Eleven-x

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Ritch Dusome,CEO, CENGN

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Sony Manak,Senior Director, Worldwide Operator Certification, Sierra Wireless

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Niels Helcov,VP eHealth & Digital Solutions Americas, Orange Business Services

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1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Innovation Lab: Pitch Competition

Hear from a select group of Startup innovators from across Canada.

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2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Break

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2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Closing Keynote | Beyond IoT: Global Challenges, Politics, Economic realities. The impact on today and what’s next

In our Summit program thus far, we have focused on digital transformation and related technologies, but what other areas are impacting the competitiveness of enterprises and their operations?  To close out the Summit, this keynote will explore the global factors, politics and current economic realities that enterprises are facing.  What is the butterfly effect today that is rippling into the future?

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3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Closing Remarks

Emcee Shawn Sanderson will close off Day 2 of the Summit.

Shawn Sanderson,Global IoT and Digital Transformation Leader

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B2B Meeting Program applications open soon!