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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pmHalifax 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 and blockchain, 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.

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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: Diversified Workplace
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;
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Concurrent Session
Option A: Data Breaches & Privacy
Moderator: Giles Crouch, Principal, CDO/CIO, Ekspansiv; Panelists: Matt Saunders, Lawyer, Cox & Palmer; Anthony English, VP/CISO, Mariner; Kevin McCann, Partner, NATIONAL Public Relations
Option B: AI in the Workplace
Presenter: John Munro, Partner, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP
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: Protecting your Digital Assets
Presenter: Dawn Jutla, CEO, PeerLedger.com;
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: Blockchain Panel
Moderator: Dawn Jutla, CEO, PeerLedger.com; Panelists: TBC
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: TBC; Panelists: Andrew Jefferies, Vice President, Managed Services, Bulletproof; Vernon Joseph, Director of Operations at Network Test Labs & CTO at Hubble Networks; Travis Barlow, General Manager, GoSecure Atlantic Inc.
Option B: Digital Transformation
Presenter: Nevin Pick, Director, Digital Transformation Services, MOBIA Technology Innovations

This schedule was last updated:
September 11, 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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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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Vernon Joseph

Vernon Joseph

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

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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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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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Maryam Vahedi

Maryam Vahedi

Manager, Advisory Services, Ernst and Young LLP

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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.

© STEMFest 2018