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Discovery 2011: Videos
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DISCOVERY 11 WELCOME

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OPENING REMARKS

Dr. Tom Corr, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Centres of Excellence
David Henderson, Honourary Summit Chair, Ontario's Global Water Leadership Summit and Managing Director, XPV Capital Corporation

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OPENING LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: The Honourable Dalton McGuinty

The Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, speaking at Ontario Centres of Excellence's Discovery 11 Opening Luncheon... see more

The Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, speaking at Ontario Centres of Excellence's Discovery 11 Opening Luncheon.

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

 

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

 

Acknowledgement: Michael Nobrega, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS)

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OPENING LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: David Thomson

Ontario Centres of Excellence's opening luncheon keynote, David G. Thomson, Founder and Chairman, The Blueprint Growth Institute... see more

Ontario Centres of Excellence's opening luncheon keynote, David G. Thomson, Founder and Chairman, The Blueprint Growth Institute and author of 'Blueprint to a Billion: What It Takes to be a Leader for the Next Growth Cycle'.

 

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

 

Acknowledgement: Ralph Palumbo, Vice President, Ontario, Insurance Bureau of Canada

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KEYNOTE: THE 3D CONSUMER EXPERIENCE: PLATFORMS EVOLUTION

Stereo 3D has recaptured the interest of cinema buffs. Thanks to the advent of digital capture and projection refinements, the quality... see more

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:
Indra Laksono, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, ViXS
Fred Mattocks, General Manager, Media Operations and Technology, CBC
Chris Kroitor, Janro Imaging Labs
James Stewart, Producer and Director, Geneva Films

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ONTARIO COMMERCIALIZATION INITIATIVES IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

This Discovery 11 session highlights major recent initiatives including EXCITE (Excellence in Clinical Innovation and Technology ... see more

This Discovery 11 session highlights 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 in Ontario.

 

Moderator: 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

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INNOVATION PARTNERS PRESENTATIONS DAY 1

Private and public sector organizations offer advice on financing, exporting, government procurement and program support for ... see more

Private and public sector organizations offer advice on financing, exporting, government procurement and program support for the innovation community.

 

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)

Jim Feir, Director and Senior Trade Commissioner, Ontario Region

 

Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)

Dumitru Olariu, Business Development Officer

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INNOVATION PARTNERS OVERVIEWS DAY 1

This Discovery 11 Innovation Partners overview provides an opportunity for government organizations ... see more

This Discovery 11 Innovation Partners overview 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.

 

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

 

Mark Roseman, Manager, Ontario Network of Excellence

 

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

 

Don Duval, Vice President of Business Services, MaRS

 

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

 

Tibor Turi, Manager, NSERC Ontario 1:09:26

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STUDENT CONNECTIONS COMPETITION

Each year, Ontario's best student researchers showcase their final-year college and university undergraduate Connections ... see more

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

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2D TO STEREO 3D CONVERSION: CASE STUDY

Discovery 11 3D Conference session: "2D to Stereo 3D Conversion: Case Study" features an overview of the conversion workflow... see more

Discovery 11 3D Conference session: "2D to Stereo 3D Conversion: Case Study" features an overview of the conversion workflow and describes technical and artistic trade-offs necessary to produce high-quality content for cinematic projection. Examples were taken from Simex-Iwerks' commercial library.

 

Speaker: Richard Needham, Creative Director, Synthesiz3D

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FROM GOLF BALLS TO SOLAR ENERGY: How The Chemical Industry is Impacting Everyday Life

Discovery 11 Panel - "From Golf Balls to Solar Energy : How The Chemical Industry is Impacting Everyday Life" discusses everything from ... see more

Discovery 11 Panel - "From Golf Balls to Solar Energy : How The Chemical Industry is Impacting Everyday Life" discusses everything from solar energy to hydrogen fuels to e-ink and how it impacts our everyday lives. In recognition of the International Year of Chemistry, this panel highlights 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. Hwee Ng, Laboratory Manager, Scale-up Engineering, Xerox Research Centre Canada, Xerox Labs

Dr. Emily Moore, Director of Technology Development, Hatch

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ONTARIO'S GLOBAL WATER LEADERSHIP SUMMIT SUMMARY

A panel of experts review the findings and outcomes of Ontario's Global Water Leadership Summit. ... see more

A panel of experts review the findings and outcomes of Ontario's Global Water Leadership Summit.

 

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

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PROSPERING FROM ONTARIO'S TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PARTNERSHIPS: An Industry Academic

The Technology Transfer Partnerships program is an important component of the Ontario innovation program spectrum. This panel ... see more

The Technology Transfer Partnerships program is an important component of the Ontario innovation program spectrum. This panel was 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

 

Presentations:

Simon Goulet, Chief Operating Officer, Therapeutic Monitoring Systems

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

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

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2D TO STEREO 3D CONVERSION: WHY DOES(N'T) IT WORK AND WHAT IS THE BUSINESS CASE?

This session talks about how conversion has become an integral part of the toolset film makers use for special effects, for ... see more

This session talks about how 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:
Ralph Palumbo, Vice President, Ontario, Insurance Bureau of CanaPaul Judkins, Director, Technical Film Projects and Software Architect, IMAX
Steve Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, EyeON
Lon Molnar, Chief Executive Officer and VFX Supervisor, Intelligent Creatures
Remko Noteboom, Chief Technology Officer, SouthPaw Technology

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bill Buxton

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

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GAMING WORLD: IGO3D - ONTARIO'S IMPACT ON STEREO 3D

This session discussed the fact that while video games are considered one of the leading drivers for 3D to the home, there is... see more

This session discussed the fact that 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

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INNOVATIVE TRANSPORTATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Discovery 11 Panel: "Innovative Transportation For A Sustainable Future" discusses the many challenges facing the development ... see more

Discovery 11 Panel: "Innovative Transportation For A Sustainable Future" discusses the many challenges facing the development of sustainable transportation. 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 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: Richard Wallace, Director, Transportation Systems Analysis, Center for Automotive Research

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

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

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

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ELEVATOR PITCH COMPETITION

Aspiring entrepreneurs at Discovery 11 get 5 minutes to make their best pitch to some of Canada's leading venture capitalists and angel investors. ... see more

Aspiring entrepreneurs at Discovery 11 get 5 minutes to 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.

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INNOVATION PARTNERS PRESENTATIONS DAY 2 MORNING

These Discovery 11 Innovation Partners Presentations include presentations from private and public sector organizations which offer ... see more

These Discovery 11 Innovation Partners Presentations include presentations from private and public sector organizations which offer advice on financing, exporting, government procurement and program support for the innovation community.

 

National Angel Capital Organization

Scott MacCannell, President, York Angel Investors Inc.

Andrew Wilkes, Co-Chair, National Angel Capital Organization

 

Venture Capitalist Perspective - Bridgescale

Derek Smyth, Managing Director

 

Business Development Bank of Canada

Michael Mahon, Director, Venture Capital Strategic Initiatives

 

Microsoft Canada Inc.

Gladstone Grant, Vice President, Developer & Platform Group

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INNOVATION PARTNERS OVERVIEWS DAY 2 MORNING

These Discovery 11 overviews provide an opportunity for government organizations to speak to their individual ... see more

These Discovery 11 overviews provide an opportunity for government organizations to speak to their individual program offerings. Presenters from municipal, provincial and federal government organizations gave overviews about their programs and took questions.

 

Federal Economic Development Agency (FedDev)

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

 

National Research Council - Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

Tom Matulis, Director, NRC Ontario Region

 

International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTP Canada)

Bharat Rudra, Country Manager for India & Brazil

 

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

Zoltan Tompa, Regional Director, Partnerships

 

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

 

Canada's Advanced Research and Innovation Network (CANARIE)

Harry Sharma, Market Researcher/Policy Analyst

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STUDENT ORAL PRESENTATION COMPETITION

Discovery 11's Student Oral Presentation Competion is where Ontario's "Next Generation" Innovators compete live. University and college ... see more

Discovery 11's Student Oral Presentation Competion is where 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

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GAMING WORLD: IGO3D - 3D GAMES OF GAMES WITH 3D

This session discussed today's games using 3D technologies as an added feature rather than a crucial component of game design... see more

This session discussed today's games using 3D technologies as an added feature rather than a crucial component of game design. Damir Slogar drew 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

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GAMING WORLD: PLATFORMS EVOLUTION

This session focused on playing stereo 3D games. What features will consoles need? What kind of performance can you expect... see more

This session focused on playing 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? David Coombes, Platform Research Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment America shared his insightful perspective.

 

Speaker: David Coombes, Platform Research Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment America

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A SMART GRID FUTURE FOR ONTARIO - The Role for Private Industry

Discovery 11 Panel - "A Smart Grid Future for Ontario - The Role for Private Industry" talks about projected plans for implementing ... see more

Discovery 11 Panel - "A Smart Grid Future for Ontario - The Role for Private Industry" talks about projected plans for implementing an Ontario Smart Grid Strategy. 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:

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

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

Dr. Yannick Julliard, Global Business Development, Siemens Canada

Jim Alfred, Director of Product Management , Certicom Corporation

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EXEMPLARY AND EMERGING MODELS IN COMMERCIALIZATION

At the inaugural International Commercialization Forum, held in Ottawa in March, a group of thought leaders and practitioners ... see more

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 provides 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)

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GAMING WORLD: WHAT'S IN IT FOR GAMERS?

Discovery 11 3D Conference panel - "Gaming World: What's In It For Gamers?" discussed what Stereo 3D can bring to gaming and... see more

Discovery 11 3D Conference panel - "Gaming World: What's In It For Gamers?" discussed what Stereo 3D can 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 explored the answers to these questions and more.

 

Moderator: Neil Schneider, Executive Director, S3D Gaming Alliance

 

Panel:

Phil Eisler, General Manager, 3D Vision, NVIDIA Corporation
Lawrence Wang, Vice President, Business Development, Dynamic Digital Depth
David Nalasco, Senior Technology Manager -- Graphics, AMD Products Group
David Coombes, Platform Research Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment America Robert Hoffman, Senior 3D Product Marketing Manager, 3D Media & Entertainment, Autodesk

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APP REVOLUTION: CONSUMER OR CORPORATE - WHERE IS THE NEW GOLD RUSH

Discovery 11 Panel - "App Revolution - Consumer or Corporate. Where is The New Gold Rush" looks into the hottest Canadian ... see more

Discovery 11 Panel - "App Revolution - Consumer or Corporate. Where is The New Gold Rush" looks 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. The panel speaks 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

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LUNCHEON KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Honourable Glen Murray

Luncheon Keynote Address: The Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of Research and Innovation ... see more

Luncheon Keynote Address: The Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of Research and Innovation

 

Introduction: Mr. Sheldon Levy, President and Vice Chancellor, Ryerson University

 

Acknowledgement: Dr. Ilse Treurnicht, Chief Executive Officer, MaRS Discovery District

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LUNCHEON: Colin Andersen

Colin Andersen, CEO of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), speaks to the OPA's commitment to encourage and invest in the next generation of science and technology talent in Ontario.
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STUDENT ORAL PRESENTATION COMPETITION AWARDS PRESENTATION

Ontario Centres of Excellence's Discovery 11 Student Oral Presentation Competition lets university and college research students compete ... see more

Ontario Centres of Excellence's Discovery 11 Student Oral Presentation Competition lets university and college research students compete for cash prizes by pitching their leading edge research projects in front of a live audience and panel of judges. Students must demonstrate why industry needs their research and its potential impact on Ontario. 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.

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ELEVATOR PITCH COMPETITION AWARDS

Aspiring entrepreneurs only have a few minutes to make their best pitch to some of Canada's leading venture capitalists ... see more

Aspiring entrepreneurs only have a few minutes to make their best pitch to some of Canada's leading venture capitalists and angel investors at OCE's Discovery 11

 

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 2011

STUDENT CONNECTIONS COMPETITION AWARDS PRESENTATION

Each year, Ontario's best student researchers showcase their final-year college and university undergraduate Connections ... see more

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. Featured in this video are highlights from the 2011 competition and the winners' presentation.

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STUDENT VIDEO COMPETITION
FIRST PRIZE

Ed Wong, George Brown College

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STUDENT VIDEO COMPETITION
SECOND PRIZE

Rahim Bhimani, Carleton University

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STUDENT VIDEO COMPETITION
THIRD PRIZE

Jean-Samuel Rancourt, University of Waterloo

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STUDENT VIDEO COMPETITION AWARDS PRESENTATION

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

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THE CONSUMER EXPERIENCE – A CLINICAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE SAFETY CONCERNS IN S3D DISPLAYS

Ontario Centres of Excellence's opening luncheon keynote, David G. Thomson, Founder and Chairman, The Blueprint Growth Institute... see more

Ontario Centres of Excellence's opening luncheon keynote, David G. Thomson, Founder and Chairman, The Blueprint Growth Institute and author of 'Blueprint to a Billion: What It Takes to be a Leader for the Next Growth Cycle'.

 

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

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Michael Pawlyn

Discovery 11 Keynote Speaker Michael Pawlyn discussing Biomimicry - A New Paradigm In Sustainable Design. ... see more

Discovery 11 Keynote Speaker Michael Pawlyn discussing Biomimicry - A New Paradigm In Sustainable Design

 

In his talk, Michael Pawlyn describes 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.

 

Introduction: Rob Kerr, Corporate Manager, Community Energy for the City of Guelph

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SMART GRID SECURITY & PRIVACY

Discovery 11 Panel - "Smart Grid Security & Privacy" discusses the issues of security and privacy as we develop and digitize ... see more

Discovery 11 Panel - "Smart Grid Security & Privacy" discusses the issues of security and privacy as we develop and digitize the electric grid. 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

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DEVELOPING TALENT TO SUPPORT ONTARIO'S INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

Discovery 11 Panel - "Developing Talent to Support Ontario's Innovation Ecosystem" talks about working together to build a talent ... see more

Discovery 11 Panel - "Developing Talent to Support Ontario's Innovation Ecosystem" talks about 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

Carolyn Rayfield, Executive Director, Youth Science Ontario

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

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INNOVATION PARTNERS PRESENTATIONS DAY 2 AFTERNOON

Private and public sector organizations offer advice on financing, exporting, government procurement and program ... see more

Private and public sector organizations offer advice on financing, exporting, government procurement and program support for the innovation community.

 

City of Toronto

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

 

Ontario Ministry of Government Services

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

 

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

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INNOVATION PARTNERS OVERVIEWS DAY 2 AFTERNOON

This Discovery 11 Innovation Partners overview provides an opportunity for government organizations to speak to their ... see more

This Discovery 11 Innovation Partners overview provides an opportunity for government organizations to speak to their individual program offerings. Presenters from municipal, provincial and federal government organizations participated.

 

City of Toronto

Katherine Roos, Manager, Enterprise Toronto

 

The Health Technology Exchange (HTX)

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

 

Green Centre Canada

Dr. Rui Resendes, Executive Director, Green Centre Canada

 

Ontario Power Authority

Julia McNally, Director, Market Transformation Conservation, Ontario

 

Coral CEA

Brian Forbes, Executive Director, Coral CEA

 

Communitech

Kevin Tuer, Vice President, Digital Media

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THE CONSUMER EXPERIENCE - RETENTION ENHANCEMENT

Discovery 11 3D conference session: "The Consumer Experience - Retention Enhancement". James Stewart presented recent evidence... see more

Discovery 11 3D conference session: "The Consumer Experience - Retention Enhancement". James Stewart presented recent evidence suggesting that visual retention is enhanced by Stereo 3D viewing.

 

Speaker: James Stewart, Producer and Director, Geneva Film

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ONTARIO SUCCESS STORIES IN ADVANCED HEALTH

OCE Discovery 11 Panel - "Ontario Success Stories in Advanced Health" features leaders from several world-class Ontario companies in ... see more

OCE Discovery 11 Panel - "Ontario Success Stories in Advanced Health" features 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 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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BRIDGING THE GAP: Translating Training And Talent Development Into Manufacturing Careers

Discovery 11 Panel - "Bridging the Gap" discusses the shortage of skills in the Ontario manufacturing workforce. This panel explores ... see more

Discovery 11 Panel - "Bridging the Gap" discusses the shortage of skills in the Ontario manufacturing workforce. This panel explores 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:

Ihor Stech, Vice President Global Operations, Christie Digital Systems

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

Scott Sheely, Executive Director, Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board

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

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3D: BEYOND ENTERTAINMENT

3D imagery has many uses outside of the entertainment industry. These include cartography, flight simulation, medical ... see more

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.

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CLOSING REMARKS

Discovery 11 closing remarks given by: ... see more

Discovery 11 closing remarks given by:

 

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

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

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