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Catch Canada’s Digital Wave

| Calgary, Canada

Catch Canada’s Digital Wave - Workshops by GRAND in partnership with Wavefront & CDMN

Supported with Funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada “Building a stronger West for a strong Canada” 

November 8, 2012
Time: 8:30 am – 4 pm
Fee: Free, pre-registration is required. Lunch will be provided.
Location: University of Calgary

Hotel Alma
Senate Room

Workshop Agenda 

8:30am – 8:45 am Networking & Early Morning Coffee

8:45am – 8:55am Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speaker: Mark Salopek, GRAND NCE

8:55am -9:10am Animation and Simulation – Swarm Technologies
Speaker: Jeff Boyd, University of Calgary

9:15am – 9:30am Bridging the Gap between Ideas & Commercialization in Wireless and Mobile
Speaker: Richard Miller, WAVEFRONT, Canada’s NCE for accelerating wireless innovation and commercialization, Vancouver, B.C.

9:35am – 9:50 am The Digital Innovation Needs of the Energy Sector
Speaker: Don Kjosness, CDMN/Canada3.0

9:55am – 10:10 am Programs and Incentives for Alberta-based Technology Companies
Speaker: Stacey Ohlhmann, Alberta Innovates, Edmonton, Alberta

10:15am – 10:30am Current Research in 3D Visualization
Speaker: Faramarz Samavati, University of Calgary

10:35am – 10:45am Coffee Break

10:45am – 11:00am New Venture Financing in Alberta – Awesome Foundation Calgary
Speaker: Lori Stewart, Calgary, Alberta

11:05am – 11:20am A100 – Venture Capital Alternatives
Speaker: Stephen King, Calgary

11:25am – 11:40am MITACS Program
Speaker: Christine Gilles, MITACS, Alberta

11:45am – 12:00pm Data Visualization and Analysis
Speaker: Phil Mai, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

12:05pm – 12:35pm Luncheon and Networking

12:35pm – 12:50 pm International Partnerships and Opportunities for Digital Media Companies
Speaker: Bharat Rudra ISTP-Canada

12:55pm – 1:10 pm Procuring Innovative Digital Technologies Research Applications and Services
Speaker: Alecia Wittmeier-Townley, Program Coordinator, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, Canada.

1:15pm – 1:30pm Digital Media Applications in the Energy Sector
Speaker: Ray Horne, Rogers Wireless

1:35pm – 1:50pm Canada’s Digital Media Network – Connecting people, programs & resources in digital media to create companies, jobs & wealth.
Speaker: Bob Embleton, Director, Network Partnerships, Canada Digital Media Network

1:55pm – 2:10pm Mozilla Open Badge Initiative
Speaker: Khal Shariff, President, Project Whitecard

2:15pm – 2:30pm 3D Printing and Materials
Speaker: Keith Doyle and Helene Day-Fraser, Emily Carr University

2:35pm – 2:50pm Afternoon Coffee

2:55pm – 3:10 pm Canada’s ICT Industry – Demand, Projections and Industry Programs
Speaker: Sandra Irobi, Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), Ottawa

3:15pm – 3:30PM Acquiring and Negotiating Licence to University Research
Speaker: Robert Carruthers, Innovate Calgary, Calgary, Alberta