Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Mayor John Tory

December 3, 2015 • 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
MaRs Discovery District - 101 College Street, Toronto, ON

Subject to change. Current as of October 5, 2015  All titles are working titles only.

7:30  am                             Registrations and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am                               Welcome and Introductory Remarks

                                               Michael Williams, Co-Chair Technicity, General Manager, Economic Development, City                                                   of Toronto
                                               Rob Meikle, Co-Chair, Technicity, CIO, City of Toronto
                                               Fawn Annan, President, ITWC

8:45 am – 9:30 am         Meet the Innovators. Spotlight on Innovation in the GTA – Panel discussion

                                              What’s happening related to the IoT in the “entrepreneurial” space? Includes three                                                   live demonstrations of new technologies.

9:30 am – 10:15 am       Open Data – What Stands in the Way? - Panel discussion

                                               Leveraging Open Data to achieve synergy.  How does this lead to innovation?                                                    Identification of real obstacles and issues. 

10:15 am – 10:30 am       Coffee Break

10:30 am– 11:15 am        Business Redefined.  Panel discussion

                                                Why / how IoT transforms businesses and enhances competitiveness.  A look to where                                                   companies should be investing within their businesses.

11:15 am -12:15 pm         Keynote:  It’s a New World.  Global Trends and Opportunities

                                              Exploring the Realm of the Newly Possible - The Promise of the Internet of Things –                                                   Microsoft Canada (confirmed)

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm          Lunch, Networking

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm           Luncheon Keynote  - A Vision for GTA - Mayor John Tory

                                               Where the IoT will take us, how Toronto plans to be positioned to leverage it, and the                                                   SMART Toronto platform. 

2:00  pm – 2:15 pm           Coffee Break

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm            Industry Government Collaboration - Panel Discussion and Q&A

                                               What the industry needs from government and what government needs from its citizens                                                   and business leaders. Why this collaboration matters.

                                                  Facilitator:  TBD

                                                  Michael Williams, General Manager, Economic Development, City of Toronto
                                                  Rob Miekle, CIO, City of Toronto
                                                  Jennifer Keesmaat Chief Planner, City of Toronto
                                                  Representative from Government of Ontario

3:15 pm  – 3:30  pm           Wrap up and Close