TECHNOLOGY TURBULENCE 2019

Possibilities - Opportunities - Implications

Understanding emerging technologies is necessary for confident decision-making.

New technologies are emerging at an increasingly rapid pace, with profound effects on commercial enterprises, all levels of governments, consumers and private citizens. Remaining current with technological developments presents unprecedented challenges for business leaders and government decision makers. Although technology turbulence creates unimagined possibilities for businesses and public sector organizations, not fully understanding new technologies can lead to inefficiency and missed opportunities from fear of negative disruption or security
concerns.

This intensive two-day conference will showcase the most recent technological innovations of critical importance to private and public sector organizations, with a focus on immediate practical applications. Specialists and subject matter experts will present the latest technological developments and review each topic from the perspectives of potential opportunities and anticipated impacts for entrepreneurs and public sector professionals.


PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE AGENDA

DAY 1 - MORNING

KPMG Keynote Panel on: The Use of Innovative Technologies to Disrupt and Transform Business Models
Presented by Mike Stone, Global Head of Technology Transformation for Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Robotics
Expert panel moderated by: Bob Gordon, Executive Director, Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX)

DAY 2 - MORNING

Impact of Digital Transformation on the Banking Sector and the Financial Industry
Keynote Presentation

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
Hype or fundamental game changer?

David Dixon, Global Lead-Fraud & Financial Crime, Watson Financial Services Solutions, IBM

Information Technologies and Social Media: opportunities and implications for the democratic process
Evan Solomon, CTV
Gabe Gonda, Globe & Mail

DAY 1 - AFTERNOON

Drones
Applications for good, countering misuse, and the challenges of drone regulation.

Presentations by Transport Canada and RCMP

5G Networks: Making Businesses, Governments and Cities Smarter
Expert panel moderated by: Colin Earp, Global Infrastructure Advisory Partner at KPMG

Cloud Technology
Implications for business processes, efficiency and security: industry expert panel

Presentation by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunication Association

Networking session

DAY 2 - AFTERNOON

US Department of Homeland Security
Brian M. Harrell, Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Canadian Centre for Cybersecurity
The new national authority on cyber security.

Technology Convergence-Merging Disciplines for Cybersecurity
Craig D’Souza, Head of Intelligence & Investigations, Global Security, Facebook

Peter Sloly, Former Deputy Chief of the Toronto Police Service, Partner and National Security & Justice Leader at Deloitte

 

Register

When: April 16,17, 2019
Where: Ottawa Convention Centre

Sponsorships and Exhibitors

The University of Ottawa Professional Development Institute is accepting offers for sponsorships. The conference will also feature an exhibitor space.

For further information, please contact PDInstitute@uOttawa.ca.

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