December 3, 2015 • 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

MaRs Discovery District - 101 College Street, Toronto, ON

Subject to change. Current as of November 12, 2015.  

Registration with Continental Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:30 am

Welcome and Introductions - With comments from Mayor John Tory
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Opening Keynote - Discover How Municipalities are Leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Today, Gary Semplonius, Bell Mobility
9:00 am - 9:45 am

As IoT solutions gain momentum, businesses are entering a new reality where futuristic ideas come to life. ‘Smart’ businesses and cities are leveraging IoT technologies in order to automate processes, simplify operations, and get more done in less time. This session will focus on how municipalities are leveraging the Internet of Things today.

Use cases to be discussed:
·         Fleet management
·         Weather cameras
·         Wireless traffic lights
·         Remote monitoring of storm water systems..

Business Redefined - Panel discussion
9:45 am – 10:30 am

IoT is lauded as a game changer, yet many organizations are not yet cognizant of the power it holds. This panel discussion will explore the promise and realities of IoT and provide real-life examples of how IoT is fundamentally altering everything we know about how we work and deliver services and products.  Participants will learn about how different businesses are not only recognizing how IoT can be leveraged, but how these organizations have gone about implementing and leveraging it and what some of the key results have been.  Learn through case studies why IoT will drive competitive advantage.

Refreshments and Networking Break
10:30 am – 10:50 am

Open Data / Open Government – What Stands in the Way? Panel discussion
10:50 am – 11:40 am

As businesses and citizens, we seek openness and sharing of information from our governments and leaders.  The promise of Open Data extends beyond the mere exchange of information but can serve to achieve synergy and underscore continued transparency and engagement. This panel discussion will look at what different levels of government are doing and how Open Data can foster and lead to innovation.  In addition, participants will learn about the all-too-real obstacles that hinder its use, and the very real opportunities going forward.

The Risks and Rewards of Leveraging the Internet of Things, Kathryn Willson, Microsoft Canada
11:40 am – 12:15 pm

There has been a lot of buzz about the Internet of Things over the past few years and the vast opportunities it will bring to both commercial and public sector organizations. No doubt the promised value of IoT is exciting and compelling, but how do you make it relevant to your business or community today?  What challenges will you face and what risks will you need to manage to start realizing that promise? This session will provide an overview of current trends in the IoT market, opportunities for insight and value creation from the infrastructure you have in place today, and challenges from a business, policy and governance perspective.

Lunch, Networking
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Meet the Innovators. Spotlight on Innovation in the GTA – Panel discussion
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Toronto is home to one of the largest technology clusters in North America and a hotbed of innovation. The sector consists of a flourishing entrepreneurial base comprised of incubators and startup associations, together with the public and private organizations that that help fund them, through to large technology companies and other businesses that are actively pursuing R&D, developing and implementing emerging technologies.

This panel session will explore who the innovators are and what they are doing. Additionally, with a balance of panelists representing innovators in all sizes of companies, the panelists will delve into how organizations can ignite innovation and some of the challenges faced in both innovating and adopting innovation.

Moving Toronto Forward:  Industry Government Collaboration and IoT, Panel Discussion 
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Municipal governments continue to evolve the ways in which they support and provide a strong quality of life for their citizens, adopting and leveraging new technologies, restructuring as Smart Cities, and continuously seeking to meet overarching social, economic and environmental needs.

This panel discussion will focus on how Toronto is moving forward. How will Toronto's government leverage things such as the Internet of Things, foster and spawn innovation, and ensure a sustainable urban fabric and effective growth model for the City? It will engage participants in a dialogue on what the industry needs from government and what government needs from its citizens and business leaders, and why this collaboration matters.

Wrap up and Close
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

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