#SpeakerSpotlight: Ben Hope

Ben Hope calls himself a “Technology Driver for Advanced Manufacturing & Industry 4.0”. He works with Festo, a manufacturer of automation solutions for industry. Ben will take part in a discussion about “The Evolution of Automation, Impact on the Growth of Industrial IoT” at the Wavefront 2017 IoT Summit, May 1-2 in Toronto. Learn more about this digital transformer. What … Read More

#SpeakerSpotlight: Shawn Sanderson, Global IoT and Digital Transformation Leader

Shawn Sanderson is an Internet of Things (IoT) expert with significant industry experience. He is contributing his expertise and connections as Chair of the Wavefront 2017 IoT Summit and will host Day 2 of the Summit. Get to know more about why this digital transformer wants Canadian companies to get their courage on. What inspired you to pursue a career … Read More

#SpeakerSpotlight: John Younes, Co-founder and COO, Litmus Automation

As the Co-founder and COO of Litmus Automation, John Younes at the helm of a rapidly emerging startup that is seizing opportunities in the IoT space. Find out why John thinks Canadian companies need to up their game – or risk being left behind. What is the leading trend in IoT for 2017? Budgets! Companies are getting more serious about … Read More

#SpeakerSpotlight: Gale Blank, Vice President of IT, Holt Renfrew

Gale Blank leads IT at one of Canada’s top fashion retailers, Holt Renfrew. Her experience includes senior leadership roles with several leading retailers, including Walmart. She will share her expertise at the Wavefront 2017 IoT Summit. In this Speaker Spotlight, find out why Gale thinks we need to approach data in a whole new way and her tech solution to … Read More

#SpeakerSpotlight: Eric Simmons, AVP, Automation Innovation, Canadian Tire

Innovation at retail giant Canadian Tire is driven by Eric Simmons, an enterprise tech industry veteran with a passion for the connected vehicle. Eric will share Canadian Tire’s approach to innovation on Day 1 of the Wavefront 2017 IoT Summit. In this Speaker Spotlight, discover why Eric thinks it’s important for businesses to shake off the shackles of traditional IT … Read More

#SpeakerSpotlight: Gary Agnew, Vice President, Finning Digital

Gary Agnew is leading Finning into the Future. He is leading the new Finning Digital initiative. Among his responsibilities: creating a digital innovation incubator, developing advanced e-commerce and digital marketing capabilities and figuring out how to monetize the vast amounts of data generated by implementing performance solutions.  Find out why Gary is focused on the future but with an eye … Read More

#SpeakerSpotlight: Dr. Rick Huijbregts, Vice President, Digital Transformation and Innovation, Cisco Canada

Rick Huijbregt’s business card says “Vice President”, but he calls himself a design-thinker. Rick will take part in the panel discussions, “IoT Adoption – Smart Communities” and “New Challenges for a Digital Organization – Securing IoT” at the Wavefront 2017 IoT Summit. Find out why he thinks people trump technology and the surprising innovation that’s on his wish list. What inspired … Read More

#SpeakerSpotlight: Almis Ledas

EnStream is a joint venture of Canada’s three largest wireless companies, created to help build the mobile commerce ecosystem in Canada. As COO of EnStream, Almis Ledas is helping to create a secure credential management hub for Canada. A wireless industry veteran with more than 25 years’ experience, Almis shares his insights about adding online smartness and how connected living … Read More

#SpeakerSpotlight: Amanda Lang, Broadcaster and Author

One of Canada’s pre-eminent business broadcasters, Amanda Lang is anchor with Bloomberg TV Canada and best-selling author of “The Power of Why.” She has been covering business in North America for 20 years and is known for her no-holds-barred approach to the people, companies and stories making the news. As emcee of the Wavefront 2017 IoT Summit, Amanda will share her … Read More

#SpeakerSpotlight: Jessie Adcock, Chief Technology Officer, City of Vancouver

Jessie took on the role of Chief Technology Officer for the City of Vancouver after serving as the City’s first Chief Digital Officer for three years. Having led several ground-breaking digital and tech infrastructure initiatives, Jessie is now leading the City’s wider technology transformation. Jessie will take part in the panel discussion, “IoT Adoption – Smart Communities” at the Wavefront … Read More

#SpeakerSpotlight: Nikolas Badminton, Futurist & Author

Nikolas Badminton is a world-renowned futurist speaker that speaks at international conferences on how society is changing in these tumultuous times. He has written for and appeared in VICE, Globe & Mail, Forbes, TechCrunch, CKNW, Roundhouse Radio, CTV, CBC, BBC Radio, and in hundreds of publications around the world talking about the future. Always on the cutting edge, Nikolas will … Read More