Summit welcomes leaders from public, private and not-for-profit sectors to demonstrate how Canadians can lead in driving data-rich innovation
OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - CANARIE, a vital component of Canada's digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced the final speaker lineup for its National Summit, being held in Montreal on November 22 and 23, 2016.
The Summit will showcase a range of leading thinkers, doers and visionaries from business, academia, and the not-for-profit sector to explore how Canada can take advantage of new opportunities in an era of abundant data. Speakers will provide insight on how they are using data to accelerate research discoveries, create new commercial opportunities, and train a new generation of students to use data in creative and inspiring ways.
In order of appearance, the keynote speakers include:
- Dr. Jennifer Gardy – Senior Scientist, BC Centre for Disease Control
- Mark Leggott – Executive Director, Research Data Canada
- Campbell Robertson – Public Sector Lead, IBM Cognitive Solutions Group
- Dr. Leanne Elias – Associate Professor of New Media, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lethbridge
- Erik Huizer – Chief Technology Officer, SURFnet
- Dr. Paul Terry – CEO, PHEMI Systems
- Kevin Tuer – Managing Director, Canada's Open Data Exchange
- Dr. Maribeth Murray – Executive Director, Arctic Institute of North America
- Kevin Chan - Head of Public Policy, Canada, Facebook and Instagram
The Platinum Sponsor for the Summit, Juniper Networks, has been a CANARIE partner for more than fifteen years. CANARIE and Juniper have worked together to ensure advances in networking technology benefit Canada's research, education and innovation communities.
"At Juniper Networks, we create innovative technologies that help our customers connect their ideas, compete, and thrive in an ever-changing world. These technologies enable our customers to quickly bring new services to market and deliver richer end-user experiences, through open, programmable, and automated high-performance networks," said Chris Bachalo, Chief Architect Canada, Juniper Networks. "Juniper is proud to sponsor the CANARIE National Summit 2016, which highlights some of the extraordinary technology innovation happening here in Canada enabled through CANARIE."
In addition to the keynote speakers, a panel session titled Infrastructure for Data: A Canadian Status Report will focus on how Canada's digital research infrastructure ecosystem is preparing to manage unprecedented amounts of data flowing from research instruments, sensor arrays and newly digitized resources.
The Summit has almost reached capacity, but limited seats are available. More information may be found at canariesummit.ca
CANARIE strengthens Canadian leadership in science and technology by delivering digital infrastructure to support world-class research that directly benefits all Canadians.
Twelve provincial and territorial network partners, together with CANARIE, collectively form Canada's National Research and Education Network (NREN). Canadians at universities, colleges, research institutes, hospitals, and government laboratories rely on this ultra-high-speed network to collaborate in data-intensive, cutting-edge research and innovation within Canada and with colleagues in over 100 countries.
Beyond the network, CANARIE funds and promotes reusable research software tools to accelerate scientific discovery. CANARIE also supports Research Data Canada as it leads national research data management initiatives, and through the Canadian Access Federation, provides identity management services that enable secure, ubiquitous connectivity and content access to the academic community. To boost commercialization in Canada's technology sector, CANARIE offers cloud resources to startups through its DAIR service, and links a powerful community of public and private sector partners in the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN).
Established in 1993, CANARIE is a non-profit corporation, with the majority of its funding provided by the Government of Canada.
For more information, please visit: www.canarie.ca.
SOURCE CANARIE Inc.
For further information: Ela Ienzi, Communications Manager, CANARIE Inc., (613) 943-5432, [email protected]