CANARIE summit to focus on emerging technologies

CANARIE has unveiled the final lineup of speakers for its national summit which comes to the capital later this week.

The summit, which focuses on robotics, wearables and medical technology, will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.

Coming from business, academia, government and the not-for-profit sector, the speakers will discuss opportunities in these emerging technologies.

Keynote speakers include:

Nicklas Bergman – adviser, TechCast Technology

Karl Martin–founder and CEO, Nymi

Dr. Vincent Martin–Canada Research Chair in microbial genomics and engineering, Concordia University

Dr. Julielynn Wong–director, Centre for Innovative Technologies and Public Health

Kevin Rankin–president and CEO, Cord3 Innovation

Dr. Carolyn McGregor AM–Canada Research Chair in health informatics, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Dr. Inna Sharf –professor of mechanical engineering, McGill University

Dr. Andrew Goldenberg –professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, University of Toronto, and president, Engineering Services Inc.

Tim Marshall –chief executive, Jiscom

The summit, which will also feature a panel discussion addressing how Canada is performing in innovation and the commercialization of university research, has almost sold out. More information can be found here.