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Discovery 2011: Agenda & Speakers

Discovery 2011: Agenda & Speakers

Discovery 11 had a must-see line-up of events, keynote speakers and attractions in addition to the hundreds of exhibitors and lively floor space that challenged perspectives, transformed networks and enhanced business strategies.

May 18, 2011 Pre-Conference Agenda

Discovery

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Networking And Communications Workshop

Room 201 C-D
North Building

Ontario Centres of Excellence, in partnership with MITACS, is delighted to offer Discovery 11 graduate student participants the opportunity to attend a free 3 hour pre-conference seminar to build on their networking and communications skills with guest speaker, Lucy Keating. Space is limited. To register for this popular workshop and get the most out of Discovery 11, please email charmaine.llewellyn@oce-ontario.org.

 

Lucy Keating, Co-Founder and Partner, Commexus Inc.

Discovery

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Developing Next Generation Medical Diagnostic Solutions in Ontario

Room 201 A-B
North Building

An exciting panel discussion and breakfast networking session on the development of pre-competitive or near-to market medical diagnostics. The event features panelists from Ontario medical diagnostic companies and other industry leaders who will be discussing trends in medical diagnostics, opportunities and challenges in innovation and commercialization, and the role academic and private-sector research collaborations play. Access to this pre-Discovery event is included for Discovery 11 delegates. To register your interest in attending, go to http://diagnosticsolutions.eventbrite.com.

 

Moderator:

Jennifer Moles, Director of Programs, HTX

 

Panel:

John Connolly, VP Corporate Development, Rna Diagnostics Inc.

Aaron Del Duca, Product Manager, DNA Genotek

Dr. David A. Jaffray, Senior Scientist, Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI), Vice Chair and Associate Professor in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto

Olga Pawluczyk, President, P&P Optica Inc.

Discovery

May 18, 2011

Discovery

8:30 a.m.

Registration Desk Opens

 

Discovery

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Opening Luncheon

HALL F

Sean Conway, Chair of the Board, Ontario Centres of Excellence, and Public Policy Adviser, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

Dr. Tom Corr, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Centres of Excellence

 

Discovery is pleased to welcome the Ontario's Global Water Leadership Summit and Ontario Projection: Advances in 3D event participants.

Keynote:
The Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario
Introduced by Sean Conway, Chair of the Board, Ontario Centres of Excellence and Public Policy Adviser, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Acknowledged by Michael Nobrega, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS)

Keynote:
David G. Thomson, Founder and Chairman, The Blueprint Growth Institute
Address: Blueprint to a Billion: What It Takes to be a Leader for the Next Growth Cycle.

Introduced by David Henderson, Honourary Summit Chair, Ontario's Global Water Leadership Summit and Managing Director, XPV Capital Corporation
Acknowledged by Ralph Palumbo, Vice President, Ontario, Insurance Bureau of Canada

Discovery

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Discovery Showcase Floor Opens

 

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

Discovery

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Keynote: The 3D Consumer Experience - Platforms Evolution

3D Theatre

Stereo 3D has recaptured the interest of cinema buffs. Thanks to the advent of digital capture and projection refinements, the quality of the viewing experience has been drastically improved. Stereo 3D is ready to enter consumers lives through TV and mobile devices. However, while content distribution is progressing well, content availability is largely bottlenecked. The question is, has technology performed its duty or should we expect more?

 

Moderator:

Mark Greenspan, Chief Operating Officer, Achilles Media

 

Panel:

Roman Kroitor, Chairman and Founder, Janro Imaging Labs

Indra Laksono, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, ViXS

Fred Mattocks, General Manager, Media Operations and Technology, CBC

Discovery

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Is Ontario Ready For Plug In Electric Vehicles?

Gowlings Theatre

The transportation sector is shifting to adopt alternate fuels - partly to deal with rising oil prices, and partly to improve air quality and address climate change issues. The electrified ‘plug-in’ vehicles that most automakers are rolling-out now or in the near future are a key driver of this transformation. Many North American regions have a single organization charged with ensuring their jurisdiction has the grid capacity and functionality to deliver electric fuel to this new class of vehicles. The purpose of this session is to determine just how prepared Ontario is to meet this challenge, to identify potential obstacles and to compare our circumstances to other areas.

 

Moderator:

Cara Clairman, Vice President, Sustainable Development, Ontario Power Generation

 

Panel:

Sandy Di Felice, Director, External Affairs, Toyota Canada Inc.

Jon Norman, Director, Transmission and Distribution Policy, Ontario Ministry of Energy

Tom Odell, Manager, Electric Vehicles, Toronto Hydro

Phil Petsinis, Manager, Government Relations, GM Canada

Alec Tsang, Senior Technology Strategist, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, BC Hydro

Discovery

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Ontario Commercialization Initiatives in Medical Technology

OMERS Theatre

This session will highlight major recent initiatives including EXCITE (Excellence in Clinical Innovation and Technology Evaluation, a proposed global centre of excellence for medical technology field evaluation with a goal of attracting companies worldwide), CImTec (The Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization), and other examples of government/industry/academic collaboration to support innovation in advanced health.

 

Moderators:

John Soloninka, President and Chief Executive Officer, Health Technology Exchange

 

Presenters:

Don Aldridge, General Manager, Research and Life Sciences, IBM Canada

Dr. Aaron Fenster, Centre Director, The Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization

Discovery

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Innovation Partners Presentations

Ryerson Innovation
Theatre

The Ryerson Innovation Theatre is host to private and public sector organizations which offer advice on financing, exporting, government procurement and program support for the innovation community.

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2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Ontario Exports - International Trade Branch, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade

Pamela Kanter, Manager, International Trade Branch

 

Panel:

James Kinnaird, Business Development Manager, TecGarde

Rick Segal, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Fixmo

 

Learn how Ontario-based companies can leverage the high quality, cost-effective export development programs of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. International Trade Branch market specialists and Ontario companies will share their expertise on tackling international markets. There will be time to ask questions

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3:35 - 4:05 p.m.

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)

Jim Feir, Director and Senior Trade Commissioner, Ontario Region

 

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service can help your company succeed globally and lower your costs of doing business through four key services: Preparing for International Markets; Assessing Market Potential; Finding Qualified Contacts; Resolving Problems

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4:10 - 4:25 p.m.

Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)

Dumitru Olariu, Business Development Officer

 

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), an agency of Industry Canada, is a prime source of information to help you understand the strategic value of intellectual property (IP) and to support you in turning your innovation ideas into tangible assets in the marketplace. CIPO administers the IP regime in Canada and is here to serve innovators, inventors, and creators to accelerate our economy.

Discovery

2:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Innovation Partners Overviews

Discovery Innovation
Theatre

The Discovery Innovation Theatre provides an opportunity for government organizations to speak to their individual program offerings. Presenters from municipal, provincial and federal government organizations invite you to learn about their programs and take your questions.

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2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Ministry of Research and Innovation – Ontario Research Fund

Dr. Amy Cook, Senior Policy Advisor, Ontario Research Fund

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2:50 - 3:05 p.m.

Ministry of Research and Innovation – Ontario Capital Growth Corporation

Brenda M. Hogan, Investment & Portfolio Manager, Ontario Capital Growth Corporation

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3:10 - 3:25 p.m.

Ontario Network of Excellence

Mark Roseman, Manager, Ontario Network of Excellence

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3:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

Bob Civak, Senior Vice President, Business Development Operations, Ontario Centres of Excellence

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3:50 - 4:05 p.m.

MaRS

Don Duval, Vice President of Business Services, MaRS

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4:10 - 4:25 p.m.

Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE)

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

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4:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Tibor Turi, Manager, NSERC Ontario

Discovery

2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Student Connections Competition

Talent Theatre

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.

 

Judges:

Sue Abu-Hakima, Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Amika Mobile Corporation

Claude Haw, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI)

William McClean, Corporate Director

Jenni Myllynen, Manager - Funds, Market Transformation, Conservation Division, Ontario Power Authority

Sarah Thorne, President and Partner, Thorne Butte: Decision Partners Inc.

Discovery

3:45 - 4:15 p.m.

2D to Stereo 3D Conversion: Case Study

3D Theatre

This presentation features an overview of the conversion workflow and describes technical and artistic trade-offs necessary to produce high-quality content for cinematic projection. Examples will be taken from Simex-Iwerks’ commercial library.

 

Speaker:

Richard Needham, Creative Director, Synthesiz3D

Discovery

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

From Golf Balls to Solar Energy: How The Chemical Industry Is Impacting Everyday Life

OMERS Theatre

From solar energy to hydrogen fuels to e-ink, chemistry impacts our everyday lives. In recognition of the International Year of Chemistry, this panel will highlight the benefit of chemistry in shaping our economy and environment. Panellists come together from the diversity of sectors in the continuum of the innovation economy - academia, government, industry - to discuss these important issues.

 

Moderator:

Dr. Molly Shoichet, Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Chemistry and Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto

 

Panel:

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

Dr. Sean MacKinnon, Research Officer, Functional Polymer Systems, Industrial Materials Institute, National Research Council

Dr. Emily Moore, Director of Technology Development, Hatch

Dr. Hwee Ng, Laboratory Manager, Scale-up Engineering, Xerox Research Centre Canada, Xerox Labs

Discovery

4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Ontario's Global Water Leadership Summit Summary

Amphitheatre

A panel of experts will review the findings and outcomes of Ontario's Global Water Leadership Summit, focusing on new ideas generated in water innovation.

 

Moderator:

David Henderson, Honourary Summit Chair, Ontario's Global Water Leadership Summit and Managing Director, XPV Capital Corporation

 

Panel:

Trevor Hill, President and Chief Executive Officer, Global Water Resources

Mia Javier, Analyst – Water Technologies, Cleantech Group

Laura Shenkar, Principal, The Artemis Project

Discovery

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Prospering From Ontario's Technology Transfer Partnerships: An Industry-Academic Perspective

Gowlings Theatre

The Technology Transfer Partnerships program is an important component of the Ontario innovation program spectrum. This panel has been selected from the many successes across Ontario. They highlight how businesses have successfully partnered with Ontario’s innovation network: universities, colleges, and research hospitals.

 

Moderator:

Keith Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vive Nano

 

Panel:

Dr. Stephen Brown, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry/School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University

David Dolphin, Managing Director, ENDETEC (Veolia Water)

Trish Dryden, Associate Vice-President, Research and Corporate Planning, Centennial College

John Tuerk, Founder and Vice President, Blue Heron Systems Ltd.

Joe Irvine, Director, Technology Transfer and Business Enterprise, University of Ottawa

Simon Goulet, Chief Operating Officer, Therapeutic Monitoring Systems

Discovery

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

2D To Stereo 3D Conversion: Why Does(n’t) It Work and What is The Business Case?

3D Theatre

Conversion has become an integral part of the toolset film makers use for special effects, for dealing with difficult scenes, or as full production decisions. Converting the extensive international 2D library could be a golden opportunity. What is the business case behind conversion? Could poor quality images stifle the market? What are the monetization possibilities for this “new” content?

 

Moderator:

Don Carmody, President, Don Carmody Productions

 

Panel:

Paul Judkins, Director, Technical Film Projects and Software Architect, IMAX

Lon Molnar, Chief Executive Officer and VFX Supervisor, Intelligent Creatures

Remko Noteboom, Chief Technology Officer, SouthPaw Technology

Steve Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, EyeON

Discovery

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Reception

 

Please join us on the Discovery showcase floor for the evening reception.

Discovery

May 19, 2011 Morning Sessions

Discovery

7:00 a.m.

Registration Desk Opens

 

Discovery Showcase Floor Opens

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

Discovery

8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

Amphitheatre

 

Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research and Author of Sketching User Experiences

Discovery

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Gaming World: IGO3D – Ontario's Impact on Stereo 3D

3D Theatre

While video games are considered one of the leading drivers for 3D to the home, there is little research on best practices in game design. iGO3D is a government-funded initiative designed to bring change. iGO3D's ambition is to help make stereo 3D gaming successful internationally.

 

Speaker:

Dr. Andrew Hogue, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and IT, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Discovery

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Innovative Transportation For A Sustainable Future

Gowlings Theatre

The development of sustainable transportation faces many challenges. Starting where fuel originates and how it is processed to delivering safe, efficient and accessible transit, the problem of how to move people efficiently requires creative solutions. In this panel, our participants will consider designs for innovative transportation systems that provide efficient and environmentally friendly local- and long-distance people movement.

 

Moderator:

David Pascoe, Vice President Engineering, The Americas, Magna International

 

Panel:

Jonathan Hack, Manager - Strategic Technology Engineering, University and Government Relations, Bombardier Aerospace

Kurtis McBride, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Miovision

Glenn Miller, Vice President, Education and Research, The Canadian Urban Institute

Richard Wallace, Director, Transportation Systems Analysis, Center for Automotive Research

Discovery

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Elevator Pitch Competition

OMERS Theatre

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:

Nicholas Parker, Chairman, Cleantech Group LLC

 

Judges:

Andrew Abouchar, Partner, Tech Capital Partners Inc.

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

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

Colin Kelleher, President, Kelleher Financial Inc.

Barbara Wilkes, Managing Partner, Management Initiatives Inc.

Discovery

9:30 - 11:05 a.m.

Innovation Partners Presentations

Ryerson Innovation
Theatre

The Ryerson Innovation Theatre is host to private and public sector organizations which offer advice on financing, exporting, government procurement and program support for the innovation community.

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9:30 - 9:50 a.m.

National Angel Capital Organization

Scott MacCannell, President, York Angel Investors Inc.

Andrew Wilkes, Co-Chair, National Angel Capital Organization

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9:55 - 10:15 a.m.

Venture Capitalist Perspective
Bridgescale

Derek Smyth, Managing Director

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10:20 - 10:40 a.m.

Business Development Bank of Canada

Michael Mahon, Director, Venture Capital Strategic Initiatives

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10:45 - 11:05 a.m.

Microsoft Canada Inc.

Gladstone Grant, Vice President, Developer & Platform Group

 

Microsoft BizSpark Program:
Canadian startups have taken their solutions to market in a quick and cost-effective fashion by being members of the Microsoft BizSpark program. This program helps Canadian startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, including investors, and providing marketing visibility to help entrepreneurs starting a business.

Discovery

9:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Innovation Partners Overviews

Discovery Innovation
Theatre

The Discovery Innovation Theatre provides an opportunity for government organizations to speak to their individual program offerings. Presenters from municipal, provincial and federal government organizations invite you to learn about their programs and take your questions.

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9:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Federal Economic Development Agency (FedDev)

Taras Hollyer, Director, Program Policy and Innovation, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

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9:50 - 10:05 a.m.

National Research Council - Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

Tom Matulis, Director, NRC Ontario Region

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10:10 - 10:25 a.m.

International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTP Canada)

Bharat Rudra, Country Manager for India & Brazil

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10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

Zoltan Tompa, Regional Director, Partnerships

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10:50 - 11:05 a.m.

MITACS – Accelerate Internship Program in partnership with Ontario Centres of Excellence

Rebecca Bourque, Business Development Director, MITACS

Roxy Hamilton, Program Development Manager, Ontario Centres of Excellence

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11:10 - 11:25 a.m.

Canada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network (CANARIE)

Harry Sharma, Market Researcher/Policy Analyst

Discovery

9:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Student Oral Competition

Talent Theatre

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. 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.

 

Judges:

Steve Currie, Vice President Business Services, Communitech

Toby Heaps, Editor in Chief, Corporate Knights Inc.

Lucy Keating, Co-Founder and Partner, Commexus Inc.

Dr. Rui Resendes, Executive Director, Green Centre Canada

Discovery

9:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Gaming World: 3D Games or Games With 3D

3D Theatre

Most of the 3D games today use 3D technologies as an added feature rather than a crucial component of game design. The presenter will draw from current titles in development to showcase how stereo 3D can enhance the gaming experience at different levels.

 

Speaker:

Damir Slogar, Chief Executive Officer, Big Blue Bubble

Discovery

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Gaming World: Platforms Evolution

3D Theatre

Do you want to play stereo 3D games? What features will consoles need? What kind of performance can you expect today? What will the future look like and how will it affect game play? The creators of Playstation will share their insightful perspectives.

 

Speaker:

David Coombes, Platform Research Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment America

Discovery

10:45 - 12:00 p.m.

Exemplary and Emerging Models in Commercialization

Amphitheatre

At the inaugural International Commercialization Forum, held in Ottawa in March, a group of thought leaders and practitioners from 18 countries discussed exemplary practices in commercializing research outcomes and effective innovation models. Participants shared the most compelling novel ideas to improve the state of global innovation. At the Forum’s conclusion, 48 organizations with a common vision focused on openly sharing knowledge and expertise, formally established the International Commercialization Alliance to work together on projects of global interest. This session will provide a synopsis of thought-provoking insights gained from the discussions and an overview of the Alliance established and where it goes from here.

 

Moderator:

Dr. Mario Thomas, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Programs and Partnerships,Ontario Centres of Excellence, and Managing Director, OCE’s Centre for Commercialization of Research

 

Panel:

Richard Bendis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Innovation America (USA)

Ari Huczkowski, Chief Executive Officer, Otaniemi Marketing Ltd. (Finland)

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

Nava Swersky Sofer, Co-Chair, NanoIsrael (Israel)

Discovery

10:45 - 12:00 p.m.

A Smart Grid Future for Ontario – The Role for Private Industry

Gowlings Theatre

As electric utilities in this province lay out their projected plans for implementing an Ontario Smart Grid Strategy, the need for contributions from private sector partners and suppliers becomes increasingly evident. Of particular interest will be the inclusion of non-traditional industries into the electricity sector such as telecoms, IT suppliers and energy management ‘behind the meter’ service providers. The purpose of this panel is to explore the contributing roles that these respective industries will fill as specific innovative technology needs are identified as part of a Smart Grid deployment.

 

Moderator:

Sean Conway, Chair of the Board, Ontario Centres of Excellence, and Public Policy Adviser, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

 

Panel:

Jim Alfred, Director of Product Management , Certicom Corporation

Ron Dizy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Enbala Power Networks

Dr. Yannick Julliard, Global Business Development, Siemens Canada

Don Tench, Director, Market Assessment and Compliance, Independent Electricity System Operator

Discovery

11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Gaming World: What’s In It For Gamers?

3D Theatre

What can Stereo 3D bring to gaming and why should gamers care? Will the story be enhanced? Is the experience more immersive? What platforms work best? What types of games are best suited for Stereo 3D production? This panel will explore the answers to these questions and more.

 

Moderator:

Neil Schneider, Executive Director, S3D Gaming Alliance

 

Panel:

David Coombes, Platform Research Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment America

Phil Eisler, General Manager, 3D Vision, NVIDIA Corporation

Robert Hoffman, Senior 3D Product Marketing Manager, 3D Media & Entertainment, Autodesk

David Nalasco, Senior Technology Manager – Graphics, AMD Products Group

Lawrence Wang, Vice President, Business Development, Dynamic Digital Depth

Discovery

11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI) Speed Mentoring Event

Government of Ontario Area

 

Discovery

11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

App Revolution: Consumer or Corporate – Where is The New Gold Rush

OMERS Theatre

A look into the hottest Canadian mobile trends, apps, tablets and what's driving new Canadian developers to build mobile focused startups. It's no secret that the mobile industry is surging at an astronomical rate, come find out what's hot here in Canada. Our panel will speak to mobile trends, funding, innovation and discuss how Canada is making a name for itself in the rapidly changing world of information on the go.

 

Moderator:

Kunal Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Polar Mobile

 

Panel:

Anand Agarawala, Product Manager, Android System UI, Google

Krista Napier, Senior Analyst, Canadian Digital Media & Emerging Technology, IDC Canada

Michele Perras, Mobile Strategist, Transcontinental Media

Discovery

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

HALL F

 

Moderator:

Dr. Tom Corr, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Centres of Excellence

 

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE ADDRESS

The Honourable Glen Murray , Ontario Minister of Research and Innovation
Introduced by Mr. Sheldon Levy, President and Vice Chancellor, Ryerson University
Acknowledged by Dr. Ilse Treurnicht, Chief Executive Officer, MaRS Discovery District

COMPETITION AWARDS PRESENTATION

Winners of the Student Oral, Connections and Elevator Pitch competitions take the stage to receive awards.

Colin Andersen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Power Authority will speak and present to the winner of the Student Connections Competitions Ontario Power Authority Award.

Discovery

May 19, 2011 Afternoon Sessions

Discovery

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

The Consumer Experience – A Clinical Perspective of The Safety Concerns in S3D Displays

3D Theatre

How does Stereo 3D interact with our eyes? Are our eyes really working harder to watch a Stereo 3D display? What do the manufacturers’ disclaimers mean? Find out from an optometry expert what you need to know about the safety of Stereo 3D.

 

Speaker:

Dr. Jeffrey Hovis, Associate Professor, School of Optometry, University of Waterloo

Discovery

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Meet an Investor Hour

Directly outside the OMERS Theatre

Calling all entrepreneurs! Now is your chance to meet one-on-one with experienced investors from the digital media, life sciences and clean-tech community. Each investor has a track record of supporting new, innovative companies and is willing to provide advice and valuable guidance to entrepreneurs. Visit www.ocediscovery.com to book a meeting or just show-up for your chance to network.

 

Prerna Chandak, Partner, Lemonade Ventures
Honoured as one of Chatelaine Magazine's 80 Amazing Women to Watch in Canada and also a past recipient of the National Top 20 Under 20 award.

Jacki Jenuth, Principal, Lumira Capital
Jacki has over 20 years experience in venture capital and directs all aspects of life science, IT and business development initiatives at Lumira Capital.

Haroon F. Mirza, Director of Business Development, Anonymous Video Analytics (AVA), Intel Corp.
Haroon co-founded CognoVision, an award-winning AVA solutions provider. CognoVision was named Canada's Most Innovative Company in 2009, and was acquired by Intel in September 2010.

Scott Pelton, Vice-President, Investments, GrowthWorks Capital
Scott Pelton is Vice President, Investments for GrowthWorks Capital. Prior to joining GrowthWorks in 2005, he spent five years at Scotiabank Private Equity Investments, most recently as Executive Director.

Conrad Seaman, Strategic Alliances Manager, Research In Motion
Conrad works in the Strategic Alliances department at Research In Motion (RIM). This department is responsible for mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing, and investments on behalf of the RIM business. Conrad is also a licensed but non-practicing lawyer with experience in intellectual property.

Grant Tipler, Head, Life Sciences and Health Services, RBC Royal Bank
Grant has been fundamental in making RBC a leader in the life science sector and is actively involved in business coaching for start-up and mature life science companies.

Discovery

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Smart Grid Security & Privacy

Gowlings Theatre

As we develop and digitize the electric grid, the twinned sleeper issues of security and privacy become a critical concern. This session will raise our understanding of the issues and explore the challenges of security necessary to ensure the integrity and reliability of the grid while respecting consumer privacy.

 

Moderator:

Paul Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Independent Electricity System Operator and Chair of the Ontario Smart Grid Forum

 

Panel:

Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Commissioner, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Jon Norman, Director, Transmission and Distribution Policy, Ontario Ministry of Energy

Daniel Thanos, Chief Cyber Security Architect, GE Digital Energy

Doug Westlund, Chief Executive Officer, N-Dimension Solutions

Discovery

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Developing Talent to Support Ontario's Innovation Ecosystem

Talent Theatre

Working together to build a talent pipeline that supports Ontario's innovation ecosystem, a number of Ontario-based organizations run programs designed to engage, educate and inspire.

 

Moderator:

Dr. Bonnie Schmidt, Founder and President, Let's Talk Science

 

Panel:

Greg Dick, Director of Educational Outreach, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Hadi Mahabadi, Vice President and Director, Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC)

Carolyn Rayfield, Executive Director, Youth Science Ontario

Discovery

2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Keynote:
Biomimicry – A New Paradigm In Sustainable Design

Amphitheatre

 

Introduced by:

Karen Farbridge, Mayor, City of Guelph

 

Keynote:

Michael Pawlyn, Director, Exploration Architecture Limited

 

In his talk, Michael Pawlyn will describe three key transformations needed to shift from the industrial to the ecological age: radically increasing resource efficiency, shifting resource use from a wasteful, linear model to an efficient, closed loop model and moving from a fossil fuel economy to a solar economy, and will illustrate how biomimicry, an emerging discipline that offers architectural solutions inspired by nature, can address important challenges of the future.

Discovery

2:15 - 4:10 p.m.

Innovation Partners Overviews

Discovery Innovation
Theatre

The Discovery Innovation Theatre provides an opportunity for government organizations to speak to their individual program offerings. Presenters from municipal, provincial and federal government organizations invite you to learn about their programs and take your questions.

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2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

City of Toronto

Katherine Roos, Manager, Enterprise Toronto

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2:35 - 2:50 p.m.

The Health Technology Exchange (HTX)

Benjamin Matthews, Business Development Manager, The Health Technology Exchange (HTX)

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2:55 - 3:10 p.m.

Green Centre Canada

Dr. Rui Resendes, Executive Director, Green Centre Canada

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3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Ontario Power Authority

Julia McNally, Director, Market Transformation Conservation, Ontario Power Authority

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3:35 - 3:50 p.m.

Coral CEA

Brian Forbes, Executive Director, Coral CEA

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3:55 - 4:10 p.m.

Communitech

Kevin Tuer, Vice President, Digital Media

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2:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Innovation Partners Presentations

Ryerson Innovation
Theatre

The Ryerson Innovation Theatre is host to private and public sector organizations which offer advice on financing, exporting, government procurement and program support for the innovation community.

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2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Ontario Exports - International Trade Branch, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade

Richard Gould, Acting Director, International Trade Branch, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade

 

Panel:

Michael Brandt, Chief Financial Officer, Monteco Ltd.

Shabbir Yusuf, Chief Operating Officer, Echologics Engineering

 

Learn how Ontario-based companies can leverage the high quality, cost-effective export development programs of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. International Trade Branch market specialists and Ontario companies will share their expertise on tackling international markets. There will be time to ask questions.

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3:20 - 3:40 p.m.

City of Toronto

Nicolas Falcone, Coordinator, Corporate Purchasing Policy and Quality Assurance, City of Toronto

 

Doing Business with the City of Toronto will provide an overview of the City’s Purchasing Process for the procurement of goods and services, purchasing activity and Purchasing & Materials Management Division’s role in the process. An overview of the City’s online Call Document System will also be provided.

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3:45 - 4:05 p.m.

Ontario Ministry of Government Services

Kevin Fox, Senior Procurement Consultant, Operational Procurement Policy, Supply Chain Management Division, Ontario Ministry of Government Services

 

How to Do Business with the Ontario Government presentation will provide an overview of the competitive procurement of goods and services by the Ontario Government. The goal is to illustrate how businesses of all sizes and types can be successful vendors through a brief review of process, policy, effective proposal writing and marketing to the Ontario Government.

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4:10 - 4:30 p.m.

Ontario Ministry of Government Services - Green Focus on Innovation and Technology (GreenFIT)

Eva Pinto, GreenFIT, Senior Procurement Consultant, Corporate Policy, Supply Chain Management Division, Ontario Ministry of Government Services

 

The presentation will give an overview of the Green Focus on Innovation and Technology (GreenFIT) strategy and will provide guidance on how to participate and learn about upcoming GreenFIT opportunities.

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2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

The Consumer Experience - Retention Enhancement

3D Theatre

The effectiveness of a visual message can be in part gauged by how much subjects remember it. James Stewart will present recent evidence suggesting that visual retention is enhanced by Stereo 3D viewing.

 

Speaker:

James Stewart, Producer and Director, Geneva Film

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3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Ontario Success Stories in Advanced Health

Gowlings Theatre

This panel will feature leaders from several world-class Ontario companies in medical devices, diagnostics and healthcare IT, who have achieved commercial success by a variety of models (including local growth, partnership, and acquisition). Participants will share insights about their path to success and contributing factors in Ontario.

 

Moderator:

Dr. Ian Smith, Director General, National Research Council Institute for Biodiagnostics

 

Panel:

Neil Godara, Research and Development Manager, Baylis Medical

Dr. Donald Plewes, Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute, and Founding Member, Sentinelle Medical

Peter Robertson, Vice President & General Manager, GE Healthcare, Canada

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3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Bridging The Gap: Translating Training And Talent Development Into Manufacturing Careers

Talent Theatre

Demographic shifts anticipated in the Ontario manufacturing workforce indicate that there will likely be a skills shortage in the near future. The sector must continue to attract a base of highly educated, flexible and skilled workforce to remain competitive in the global economy. The skills valued in the knowledge economy extend beyond the technical abilities honed in the classroom and lab to business acumen which, historically, has been developed on the job. This panel will explore the opportunities manufacturing can offer graduates as well as identifying ways to help broaden their understanding of the manufacturing business environment so that Ontario students can contribute more meaningfully towards the success of Ontario companies from their first day of employment.

 

Moderator:

Bruce Seeley, President, Tiercel Technology Corporation

 

Panel:

Keith Campbell, Chairman, Mid-Atlantic Mechatronics Advisory Council , and Project Manager, Industrial Maintenance Training Center of Pennsylvania

Darren Lawless, Dean of Research, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Scott Sheely, Executive Director, Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board

Ihor Stech, Vice President Global Operations, Christie Digital Systems

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3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

DemoCamp

OMERS Theatre

Inspired by Toronto’s tech community, see showcase technologies presented in five minute demos by some of the community’s hottest inspiring web, mobile and social media start-ups.

 

Moderator:

David Crow, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Influitive Corporation and Organizer of DemoCamp Toronto

 

Panel:

Anand Agarawala, Product Manager, Android System UI, Google

Leila Boujnane, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Idee

Scott Pelton, Vice-President, Investments, Growthworks Capital Inc.

 

Presenting Companies:
Wave Accounting
Epic.io
Maintenance Assistant
My Legal BriefCase
500px

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3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

3D: Beyond Entertainment

3D Theatre

3D imagery has many uses outside of the entertainment industry. These include cartography, flight simulation, medical imaging, endoscopy, machine vision and general visual communications. This panel will look at the current and future opportunities for 3D to provide valuable analytical and operational capabilities beyond entertainment.

 

Moderator:

Tom Burns, Director, Post-Production Infrastructure, Technicolor Creative Services

 

Panel:

Michael Page, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Art, Ontario College of Art and Design University

Ihor Petelycky, General Manager of Core Technology and Applications, Spatial View

Dr. Paul Salvini, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Canadian Operations, SideFX Software

Shawn Veltman, Product Manager, ISee3D

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5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Amphitheatre

Sean Conway, Chair of the Board, Ontario Centres of Excellence, and Public Policy Adviser, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

Dr. Tom Corr, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Centres of Excellence

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