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2018 Knowledge Summit Agenda:

 

Morning Session

8:00 am – 8:45 am: Registration

8:45 am – 9:10 am: Welcoming Remarks

9:10 am- 9:15 am:  Duncan Stewart Introduction

9:15 am – 10:15 am: Keynote #1 Duncan Stewart of TMT Predictions

Speech Topic:

·         Machine learning

·         Digital media

·         Augmented Reality

·         Future of smartphones

10:15 - 10:30 am: Refreshment Break

10:30 am – 11:15 am: Breakout Sessions

·       Breakout Option #1: Educating Youth for the New Economy

-       TBA, Brilliant Labs

-       Julie Lewis, President, Sassy Tuna and Art Sharks

-       Peter Rawsthorne, Chief Technology Officer, Bluedrop Learning Networks

·         Breakout Option #2: How to Fund Your Technology Company

Panel TBA

11:20 am – 11:25 am: John Weigelt Introduction

11:25 am – 12:10 pm: Keynote #2 John Weigelt of Microsoft Canada

Speech Topic:

·        Digital Transformation in Canada & Superclusters

12:10 pm – 1:10 pm: Lunch

Afternoon Session

1:10 pm – 1:15 pm: Welcome Back

1:15 pm – 1:20 pm: Lee-Anne McAlear Introduction

1:20 pm – 2:05 pm: Keynote #3 Lee-Anne McAlear of Schulich’s Centre of Excellence in Innovation Management

Speech Topic:

Innovate Faster, Cheaper and Smarter!

2:05 pm - 2:50 pm: Breakout Sessions

·         Breakout Option #1: Supercluster Opportunities

-  John Weigelt, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada

- Dave Finn, President & COO, PRNL

-  Matt Hebb, Interim CEO of Ocean Supercluster

-  Dave Shea, Vice-President of Engineering, Kraken Robotics

·         Breakout Option #2: Women in Tech Panel

- Lee-Anne McAlear, Program Director, Schulich’s Centre of Excellence in Innovation Management, York University, Consultant, Facilitator, Speaker and Training Specialist

- Chrissy Rossiter, Founder & CEO, Peachy

- Deirdre Ayre, Head of Operations, Other Ocean Group Canada

- Michelle Simms, CEO, Genesis Centre          

2:50 pm – 3:00 pm: Refreshment Break

3:00 pm – 3:05 pm: Jim Harris Introduction

3:05 pm – 3:50 pm: Keynote #4 Jim Harris, Best Selling Author

3:50 pm – 4:00 pm: Closing Remarks 

NATI Knowledge Summit 2018
May 16, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel, St. John’s

 

Adobe Systems

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration

9:00 am - 9:10 am

CEO Ron Taylor,

Chair Kendra MacDonald

Welcoming Remarks

9:10 am - 9:15 am

Government of Canada

Greetings

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Duncan Stewart

TMT Predictions

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am – 11:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

·         Big Data Oil and Gas

·         Educating Youth for the New Economy

·         How to Fund Your Technology Company

11:15 pm – 12:00 pm

Microsoft Guest

Topic to be announced

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm – 1:05 pm

Welcome

1:05 pm – 1:50 pm

Lee-Anne McAlear

Innovate Faster, Cheaper and Smarter

1:50 pm – 2:35 pm

Breakout Sessions

·         Supercluster Opportunities

·         Women in Tech Panel with

Lee-Anne McAlear

·         Hack Your Opportunity

2:35 pm – 2:45 pm

Break

2:45 pm – 2:50 pm

Welcome

2:50 pm – 3:35 pm

Jim Harris

Thrive in the Era of Disruptive Innovation