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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Halifax Convention Centre

Industry Day
Driving Your Digital Advantage

The STEMFest Industry Day will be held Wednesday November 7 at the Halifax Convention Centre.

This one-day conference will feature keynote speakers and panelists who will share their vision of the importance and diversity of STEM. Presentations will focus on such topics as: Big Data and AI, design thinking and disruption, cyber-security, smart cities and diversified workplaces.

This industry-oriented program will showcase how STEM are integral to competition and growth for companies of all sectors.

This conference will focus on the business of STEM and all it can inspire. Approximately 200 senior decision-makers will come together for an opportunity to learn, collaborate, connect, and do business.

Conference presented by:
Partners:

Visionary Partners

 

Keynote Speakers

Steven Woods

Steven Woods

Senior Engineering Director and site lead for Google’s primary Canadian engineering site in Kitchener-Waterloo, Google Canada

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Dr. Cori Lathan

Dr. Cori Lathan

Brain Scientist; Technology Pioneer;
Founder & CEO, AnthroTronix

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Schedule at a Glance

This schedule is always being updated; check back often.

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration & Info Desk Open
9:00 am – 9:15 am
Welcome
9:15 am – 10:00 am
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Corinna Lathan, Technology Entrepreneur, Engineer, and Social Activist. Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, and Board Chair of AnthroTronix, Inc
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Coffee Break & Networking
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Concurrent Session:
Option A: Big Data and AI: State of the Art, and a Peek into the Future
Presenter: Stan Matwin, Director, Institute for Big Data Analytics, Dalhousie University;

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Option B: Towards a Diverse Workforce
Moderator: Tamara Franz-Odendaal PhD, NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering- Atlantic; Panelists: Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, President and CEO, Digital Nova Scotia; Leigh Anne Dingwall, VP of Human Resources, Maplewave; Sreejata Chatterjee, Co-Founder and CPO of Leadsift; Mike Johnston, President & Chief Executive Officer, REDspace Inc.;

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11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Concurrent Session
Option A: Data Breaches & Privacy
Moderator: Giles Crouch, Principal, CDO/CIO, Ekspansiv; Panelists: Alan Brown, Director of Operations, League Data; Anthony English, VP/CISO, Mariner; Kevin McCann, Partner, NATIONAL Public Relations; Matt Saunders, Lawyer, Cox & Palmer;
Option B: AI in the Workplace
Presenters: John Munro, Partner, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP; Maryam Vahedi, Manager, Advisory Services, Ernst and Young LLP

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12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Keynote Speaker: Steven Woods, Senior Engineering Director and site lead for Google’s primary Canadian engineering site in Kitchener-Waterloo, Google Canada
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Coffee Break & Networking
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Concurrent Session
Option A: How Human Centered Design Drives Innovation
Presenter: T4G
Option B: Smart Regions: Jumpstarting Rural Areas
Presenter: Barry Gander, Co-Founder, i-Valley

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3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Concurrent Session
Option A: TBA
Option B: Smart City 4.0: A Platform for Innovation
Presenter: Michael Shepherd, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University

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4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Concurrent Session
Option A: Cyber-security
Moderator: Daryl Genge, President & CEO, Springboard Atlantic; Panelists: Travis Barlow, General Manager, GoSecure Atlantic Inc.; Andrew Jefferies, Co-founder and VP, Security Services, Bulletproof; Vernon Joseph, Director of Operations at Network Test Labs & CTO at Hubble Networks; Megan Stephens, VP, Finance & Administration, Time + Space Media
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Option B: Digital Transformation
Presenter: Nevin Pick, Director, Digital Transformation Service, MOBIA Technology Innovations

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4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Option B: Collaboration, Mobility and the Future of Work
Presenter: Jeremy MacBean, Ph.D., Director, Marketing & Communications, IT Weapons, a Division of Konica Minolta

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This schedule was updated:
October 17, 2018.

 

Registration

Registration is now open.

General Registration: $195
Student: $50

Prices are plus taxes and applicable service fees.
Attendees can receive refunds up to 30 days prior to the event date of November 7, 2018.

 

Concurrent Session Presenters

Sreejata Chatterjee

Sreejata Chatterjee

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, LeadSift Inc.

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Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia

Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia

President and CEO, Digital Nova Scotia

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Travis Barlow, CISSP

Travis Barlow, CISSP

Vice President, Global Advanced Security Services, GoSecure

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Alan Brown

Alan Brown

Director of Operations, League Data

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Giles Crouch

Giles Crouch

Managing Partner, Ekspansiv

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Leigh Anne Dingwall

Leigh Anne Dingwall

VP of HR, Maplewave

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Anthony English

Anthony English

VP/CISO, Mariner

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Tamara Franz-Odendaal

Tamara Franz-Odendaal

Professor of Biology, and NSERC Chair for Women in Science & Engineering - Atlantic, Mount Saint Vincent University

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Barry Gander

Barry Gander

Co-Founder, i-Valley

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Daryl Genge

Daryl Genge

President and CEO, Springboard Atlantic

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Andrew Jefferies

Andrew Jefferies

Co-founder and VP, Security Services, Bulletproof

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Mike Johnston

Mike Johnston

President & Chief Executive Officer, REDspace Inc.

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Vernon Joseph

Vernon Joseph

Director of Operations, Network Test Labs & CTO, Hubble Networks

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Jeremy MacBean, Ph.D.

Jeremy MacBean, Ph.D.

Director, Marketing & Communications, IT Weapons, a Division of Konica Minolta

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Stan Matwin

Stan Matwin

Director, Institute for Big Data Analytics, Dalhousie University

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Kevin McCann

Kevin McCann

Partner, NATIONAL Public Relations

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John B Munro

John B Munro

Partner, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

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Nevin Pick

Nevin Pick

Director, Digital Transformation Service, MOBIA Technology Innovations

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Matt Saunders

Matt Saunders

CIPP/C, Associate, Cox & Palmer

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Michael Shepherd, Ph.D.

Michael Shepherd, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University

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Megan Stephens

Megan Stephens

VP of Finance & Administration, Time + Space Media

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Maryam Vahedi

Maryam Vahedi

Manager, Advisory Services, Ernst and Young LLP

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