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MAY 17, 2010

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1:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION DESK OPENS

 

 

Discovery Showcase Opens

 

Explore 200,000 sq. feet of ideas, innovations and solutions that are shaping Ontario's future.

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2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

WELCOME REMARKS

OCE Amphitheatre

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Dr. Tom Corr, President and CEO, Ontario Centres of Excellence

David McFadden, Chair, Board of Directors, Ontario Centres of Excellence

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2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Steve Wozniak

OCE Amphitheatre

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Apple co-founder, philanthropist, author, television personality, Inventors Hall of Fame award winner and the man who helped shape the computer industry shares insights from his incredible life and recent book iWOZ: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I invented the Personal Computer, Co-founded Apple and Had Fun Doing It during a question and answer session. Currently Steve is Chief Scientist at Fusion-io.

 

Introduced by:

Mark Adler, President and CEO, Economic Club of Canada

 

Moderator:

Steve Paikin, Host, TVO's The Agenda

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3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

BOOK SIGNING with Steve Wozniak

Book Store

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4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

FINANCING INNOVATION

OCE Amphitheatre

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This panel will explore some of the challenges and opportunities in financing innovation. The discussion includes a focus on bringing innovation to financing innovation.

 

Moderator:

Michael Nobrega, President and CEO, OMERS

 

Panelists:

Ryan Little, Principal, Rocksteady Investments

David W. Pamenter, Partner, Business Law, Gowlings

Don Roberts, Vice Chairman, Renewable Energy and Clean Technology, CIBC World Markets Inc.

George Ross, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Research and Innovation and Deputy Minister, Ministry of Consumer Services

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4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

SPATIAL WORLD - Measuring to Manage Sustainably

OMERS Theatre

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Advances in information technology can make our communities greener and more livable.  Innovations that capture data can help communities appraise the full value of their assets, assess tomorrow's needs, today, and measure progress in achieving sustainability objectives.  Our panelists will explore the importance of information technologies and processes, the possibilities they offer, and what’s available now to help build and operate smarter and more sustainable communities.

 

 

Moderator:

Ron Freedman, CEO, Innovation Atlas Inc., Co-Founder of The Impact Group, Publisher Re$earch Money

 

Panelists:

Brent Gilmour, Vice President, Urban Solutions, Canadian Urban Institute

Pat Horgan, Vice President, Manufacturing, Development and Operations, IBM Canada Ltd.

Peter Mabson, President, exactEarth

Lloyd Switzer, Senior Vice President, Telus Canada

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4:15 - 6:15 p.m.

STUDENT CONNECTIONS COMPETITION

Talent Theatre

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Each year, Ontario's best student researchers showcase their final-year college and university undergraduate Connections projects to a panel of judges at OCE's Discovery conference. These final year undergrads have been working with industry partners to address technology problems currently affecting industry. This year, Connections participants are eligible to win one of three $2,000 cash prizes as the best university, college or Ontario Power Authority (OPA) energy conservation projects.

 

Moderator:

Dr. James Doran, Business Development Manager, Ontario Centres of Excellence

 

Judges:

Sean Conway, Special Advisor to the Principal (External Relations), Queen’s University

Suzanne Corbeil, Director, Global Outreach, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Dr. Hadi Mahabadi, Vice President and Director, Xerox Research Centre of Canada

Joanne Kviring, Executive Director, Physicians Services Foundation

Dr. Molly Shoichet, Professor, Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto

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4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

ONTARIO'S NEXT TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR START-UP PITCH

Gowlings Theatre

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Find out who will be Ontario's Next Top Young Entrepreneur. Five teams from campuses across Ontario will be competing for the title by pitching innovative start up ideas. The winning team will be enrolled in OCE's Centre for Commercialization of Research's New Entrepreneur Program where they will be granted a non-recourse micro-loan of up to $18,000 ($6,000 per team member) to launch a new start-up, have access to advisory services and have the opportunity to network with key mentors and private investors.

 

Moderator:

Dr. Mario Thomas, Managing Director, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR)

 

Judging Panel:

Mark Chamberlain, President and CEO, Trivaris Ltd.

Jean-Claude Gavrel, Associate Vice President, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Networks of Centres of Excellence Division

Jane W. Jantzi, Director, Business Development, Southwestern Ontario, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Colin Kelleher, President, Kelleher Financial Inc.

Robert Koturbash, Managing Director, Maple Leaf Angels

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4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

PARTNERS IN INNOVATION

Innovation Theatre

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4:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

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4:20 - 4:35 p.m.

Ministry of Government Services, Supply Chain Management

How to Do Business with the Ontario Government

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4:40 - 4:55 p.m.

Toronto Atmospheric Fund

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5:00 - 5:15 p.m.

City of Toronto

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5:20 - 5:35 p.m.

The Health Technology Exchange (HTX)

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5:40 - 5:55 p.m.

Ministry of Government Services, Supply Chain Management

GreenFit

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5:15 - 5:45 p.m.

ZEROFOOTPRINT BUILDING RE-SKINNING AWARDS UPDATE

OCE Amphitheatre

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At Discovery 09, Zerofootprint launched their annual "Re-Skinning Awards" to showcase the most successful, holistic retrofitting projects of the year from around the world. These are projects that update older buildings to bring their carbon, energy, and water performance to sustainable levels, improve their aesthetics, and make them "smarter". The competition highlights the importance of addressing existing built spaces that are responsible for approximately 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Find out about this year's award winners.

 

Introduced by:

Richard Sommer, Dean, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto

 

Presenter:

Dr. Ron Dembo, Founder and CEO, Zerofootprint

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5:15 - 5:45 p.m.

OLYMPIC MEDALS AND INNOVATION AT THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT

OMERS Theatre

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The 2010 Winter Olympic medals are coming to Discovery. The presentation will deal with the engineering complexity and ingenuity of the manufacturing process of the 2010 Winter Olympic Medals. The innovation for new coinage materials and minting technologies at the Royal Canadian Mint will also be presented. See these finely crafted works of art up close.

 

Presenters:

Dr. Xianyao Li, Chief Research and Development Officer, Royal Canadian Mint

Jennifer Holmes, Project Manager, Royal Canadian Mint

Renato Romozzi, Project Engineer, Royal Canadian Mint

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6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

NETWORKING / OPENING RECEPTION

 

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MAY 18, 2010

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8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

REGISTRATION, NETWORKING AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

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9:00 a.m.

TUESDAY WELCOME REMARKS

OCE Amphitheatre

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9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES - Clean and Smart

OCE Amphitheatre

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Ontario's most pressing environmental problems stem from how we live in our communities. From Stratford to Stockholm, the drive to make communities cleaner and smarter is gaining momentum. New ideas and technologies are vital to success. Explore how Ontario's innovative communities are making the transition to a more sustainable future with our expert panel.

 

Moderator:

David Miller, Mayor, City of Toronto

 

Panelists:

John Campbell, President and CEO, Waterfront Toronto

Karen Farbridge, Mayor, City of Guelph

Toby Heaps, Editor in Chief, Corporate Knights Inc.

Jeanette Southwood, Principal, Global and Canadian Sustainable Cities Leader, Golder Associates Ltd.

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9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

ELEVATOR PITCH

Gowlings Theatre

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Got a few minutes? That's all aspiring entrepreneurs get when they make their best pitch to some of Canada's leading venture capitalists and angel investors.

 

Moderator:

Bryan Kanarens, Managing Director, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Investment Accelerator Fund

 

Judges:

Andrew Abouchar, Partner, TechCapital Partners

Michael Curry, Managing Partner, Investeco

Scott Pelton, Vice President, Investments, Growthworks Capital Ltd.

Damien Steel, Vice President, Venture Fund, EdgeStone Capital Partners

Jeff Steiner, Principal, GPEX Capital Ltd.

Dominic Talalla, Partner, Trellis Capital

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9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

INDIVIDUALIZED HEALTHCARE: Bridging the Gap

OMERS Theatre

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Our expert panel will discuss the future of individualized healthcare, including key enabling technologies and how industry and researchers must position themselves to become global leaders.

 

Moderator:

Dr. Larry Leonardi, Medical Device Sector Coordinator, Institute for Biodiagnostics, NRC

 

Panelists:

Andy Hind, Principal, Ascent Consulting

Dr. Paul Lem, Founder, Spartan Bioscience

Dr. Tofy Mussivand, Director & CEO, Medical Devices Innovation Institute (MDI2), University of Ottawa, Chair and Director of the Cardiovascular Devices Program, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Tony Mason, Managing Partner, AJM Technology Consulting

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9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

STUDENT ORAL COMPETITION

Talent Theatre

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Ontario's "Next Generation" Innovators compete live. University and College research students will compete for cash prizes by pitching their leading edge research project, presenting why industry needs their research and what the potential impact of their work is. Presentations are five minutes followed by a two minute question period from a panel of judges. The winner takes home $2,500, second place $1,500 and third place $1,000.

 

Moderator:

Dr. Marc Nantel, Director, Business Development, Ontario Centres of Excellence

 

Judges:

Dr. Suhayya Abu-Hakima, President and CEO, Amika Mobile Corporation

Dr. Peter Annan, President, Sensors & Software Inc.

Darlene Homonko, Executive Director, GHBN

Lucy Keating, Partner, Commexus Inc.

Dr. Ian Smith, Director General, Institute for Biodiagnostics, NRC

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9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

PARTNERS IN INNOVATION

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Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI)

Presentation will include information on Premier's Catalyst Awards, Ontario Research Fund, Ontario Capital Growth Corporation and Innovation Demonstration Fund

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Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

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10:55 - 11:10 a.m.

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

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Federal Economic Development Agency (FedDEV)

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10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

THE TOP MYTHS THAT MISLEAD ENTREPRENEURS

OMERS Theatre

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There are many misconceptions in the marketplace that lead first time entrepreneurs astray. Through its Business Advisory Services program, MaRS has teams of advisors who meet with entrepreneurs and founders of high tech companies to help them achieve success. Hear from MaRS advisors in Lifesciences, ITC and Cleantech, the top misperceptions that they have to correct to keep their clients on the best path.

 

Moderator:

Tony Redpath, Vice President, Partner Programs, MaRS

 

Panelists:

Krista Jones, Advisor and Practice Lead, Information and Communication Technology, MaRS

Dr. John McCulloch, Advisor, Life Sciences and Health Care, MaRS

Paul Mertes, Volunteer Advisor, Cleantech Practice, MaRS

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10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

A MOBILE FUTURE

OCE Amphitheatre

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Our expert panel will explore how mobile computing will shape the future of how we communicate, entertain and connect to our environments.

 

Moderator:

Dr. Sara Diamond, President, Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)

 

Panelists:

Matt Golden, Partner, Blackberry Partners Fund

Shun Mishima, Executive Director, NTT Docomo (Japan)

Dragan Nerandzic, Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson Canada

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10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

IS THE ONTARIO GRID PLUG-IN-READY FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES?

Gowlings Theatre

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Panel members will discuss how to bridge the technology gap and the important role each key sector including automotive, energy, infrastructure, builders and government agencies play in getting Ontario Plug-in-Ready.

 

Moderator:

John Wood, Executive Director, Automotive Partnership Canada

 

Panelists:

Cara Clairman, Vice President, Sustainable Development, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and co-founder of Plug N Drive

Dr. Jatin Nathwani, Chair, Waterloo Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE), University of Waterloo

Tom Odell, Technology Planning Manager, Chevrolet Volt Product Manager, GM Canada

Bob Singh, Manager of Assets, HydroOne

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11:45 - 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH

 

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12:15 - 12.45 p.m.

COMPETITION AWARDS PRESENTATION

 






Winners of the Student Competitions, Elevator Pitch and Ontario's Next Top Young Entrepreneurs Start-Up Pitch take to the stage to receive awards.

 

Colin Andersen, President and CEO, Ontario Power Authority will speak and present to the Winners of the Student Competitions

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12:45 - 1:15 p.m.

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE ADDRESS

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The Hon. John Milloy, Ontario Minister of Research and Innovation, and Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

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2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

GRID 2020: A SMART GRID VISION FOR ONTARIO

OCE Amphitheatre

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What should smart look like in the grid of 2020? From a technological and consumer perspective a panel discussion on the possibilities, opportunities and realities of developing and implementing smart grid solutions in Ontario. What are the options? What are the costs? Who will see the benefit?

 

Moderator:

Paul Murphy, President & CEO, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)

 

Panelists:

Bernadette Corpuz, Senior Associate, National Energy and Infrastructure Industry Group, Gowlings

Jonathan Norman, Director, Transmission and Distribution Policy, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure

Juan Macias, General Manager, GE Digital Energy

William Smith, Senior Vice President, Energy Sector, Siemens Canada Limited

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2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

COMMERCIALIZATION - Key Practices in International Commercialization

OMERS Theatre

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Hear from expert practitioners on commercialization and find out what they would recommend to entrepreneurs about commercializing on a global basis.

 

Moderator:

Dr. Paul Guild, Professor, Management Sciences, University of Waterloo

 

Panelists:

Peng-Sang Cau, President, Transformix

Dr. Rafi Hofstein, President and CEO, MaRS Innovation

Dr. Henri Rothschild, President and CEO, ISTP Canada

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2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

LEADERSHIP COLLABORATION FOR A GREEN ECONOMY - Making It Work

Gowlings Theatre

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Ingenuity in creating and providing new products, materials and systems for a truly green economy, is being taxed as never before. Market and community leaders are recognizing that no single group has all the answers. Better ways must be found to connect scientific advancements and innovation to cost effective manufacturing processes, community development, consumer demand and cultural acceptance. Our panelists will share their experiences and discuss both the successes and challenges they've encountered along the way.

 

Moderator:

Andrew Bowerbank, President and Chief Strategy Officer, EC3 Initiative

 

Panelists:

Debbie Baxter, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability & Facilities Manager, Chief Sustainability Officer, Loyalty One

Mike Pedersen, Group Head, Corporate Operations, TD Bank Financial Group

Ted Simpson, General Manager, Philips Lighting Canada

Laurent Tainturier, President, BASF Canada

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2:00 - 4:15 p.m.

PARTNERS IN INNOVATION

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Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)

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MaRS Discovery District (MaRS)

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2:40 - 2:55 p.m.

International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada Inc. (ISTP)

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Precarn Incorporated

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Public Works and Government Services Canada Office of Small and Medium Enterprises

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3:40 - 3:55 p.m.

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

SDTC 2010 Cleantech Growth & Go-To-Market Report Presentation

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4:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE)

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3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

WATER IS OUR FUTURE

OCE Amphitheatre

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Ontario communities aren't alone in seeking ways to better manage our water resources. Conservation, delivery, efficiency and security concern communities across Canada and around the globe. These challenges create opportunities. How can Ontario, home to some of the world's leading water technology companies and water researchers, become a major player in the global water market? What kinds of technologies exist and what will be needed? Dive into this important discussion on the future of water technology in Ontario with our expert panel.

 

Moderator: 

Rick Findlay, Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Canadian Water Network

 

Panelists:

Dr. William Cairns, Chief Scientist, Trojan Technologies

John Coburn, Managing Director, XPV Capital

Angella Hughes, President, CEO and Director, Xogen Technologies Inc.

Deborah Martin-Downs, Director, Ecology Division, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Nicholas Parker, Executive Chairman, CleanTech Group

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3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

DISCOVERY DEMOCAMP

OMERS Theatre

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Inspired by Toronto's Tech community, see showcase technologies presented in 5-minute demos by some of the community's hottest inspiring web, mobile and social media startups.

 

Moderator:

David Crow, Platform Strategy Advisor, Microsoft and Co-Founder, DemoCamp

 

Panelists:

April Dunford, Founder, Principal Consultant, Rocket Launch Marketing

John MacRitchie, Director, Business Development, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Farhan Thawar, Vice President Engineering, Xtreme Labs

 

Demos include:

Dossier View Inc.

Bitstrips

Verold Inc.

bant - A Diabetes App for the ePatient

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3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

SOLAR ENERGY - Ontario Entrepreneurs Making a Difference in Solar Technology

Talent Theatre

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Moderator:

Dr. Rafael Kleiman, Professor and Canada Research Chair in MicroElectroMechanical Systems, Director, Centre for Emerging Device Technologies, McMaster University

 

Panelists:

Dr. Tim Bender, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto

Scott MacDonald, Partner, Emerald Technology Ventures

Nicolas Morgan, Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, Morgan Solar

Dr. Ted Sargent, Professor, Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology, University of Toronto

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3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

A NEW REALITY IN MANUFACTURING

Gowlings Theatre

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Moderator: 

Courtney Pratt, Chairman and CEO, Toronto Region Research Alliance (TRRA)

 

Panelists: 

David Butler, President and COO, Global Vehicle Systems Ltd.

Greg Merlihan, General Manager, Karma Candy

David Pascoe, Vice President, Electric Vehicle Technologies, Magna E-Car Systems, Magna International

Murray Mason, President, Operations Expertise Inc.

Marc Boismenu, Manager, Advanced Technology Portfolio, General Motors Canada

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4:45 p.m.

CLOSING REMARKS

OCE Amphitheatre

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David McFadden, Chair, Board of Directors, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Dr. Tom Corr, President and CEO, Ontario Centres of Excellence

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5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

CLOSING RECEPTION

 

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5:45 - 7:30 p.m.

PREMIER'S INNOVATION AWARDS

Exhibit Hall F

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Every year, Ontario recognizes world-class innovators who are changing the face of medicine, health technology, cleantech, communications technology and digital media. On May 18, 2010, Premier Dalton McGuinty will once again honour a remarkable group of Ontarians who are inventing our economic future and shaping our world.

 

Ontario Centres of Excellence, in partnership with MaRS, is pleased to host the 2010 Premier's Innovation Awards, which will celebrate the people and companies that are driving innovation in Ontario.

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