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Alberta IoT Technology Association: The Future of Alberta's Economy

  • Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel 2620 32 Avenue Northeast Calgary, AB, T1Y 6B8 Canada (map)

Hosted by Alberta IoT


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Technology is advancing at an ever increasing pace and is set to disrupt numerous parts of our society. The 4th industrial revolution has already started and is being powered by the Internet of Things (IoT). The perfect storm of infinitely scalable cloud computing and cheap, energy efficient, yet powerful computing at the edge has led us to a point where every machine will soon be connected to the internet, opening up solutions that only a few years ago we wouldn't have dreamed of. With advancements in complimentary technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and 5G wireless, the possibilities are endless.

Alberta finds itself in a unique position because of the people we have from a once thriving telecommunications industry, a strong industrial sector driven by oil and gas, universities and colleges that are spinning off bio medical and machine learning/artificial intelligence startups, and support from government at multiple levels to diversify the economy using technology. There is a unique opportunity for Alberta to not only benefit from the rise of IoT technology, but to be the worldwide leader.

With this in mind, a number of Alberta companies with a vested interest in IoT technology have come together to form Alberta IoT. Our mission is to position Alberta as the worldwide centre of excellence for the Internet of Things technology. Our objective is to collectively advance IoT Technology, educate the public, work with all levels of government, and increase the visibility of member companies worldwide.

Please join us in officially launching Alberta IoT. We have invited dignitaries from all levels of government, numerous organizations, and the general public to come learn about IoT and network with our member companies. There will be presentations from the association, dignitaries, and a keynote presentation from Nav Dhunay, President and CEO of Imaginea. Stick around for our focused networking tables and to speak with member companies.

Each ticket covers your entry to the event, appetizers, and one drink. Join as a member company at www.AlbertaIoT.com and get a discount on event tickets!

Agenda

  • 6:00p Cocktail Reception

  • 6:45p Introductory Presentations

  • 7:30p Keynote Nav Dhunay: The promise of advanced tech and Alberta's advantage

  • 8:00p Focused Networking

Keynote Speaker - Nav Dhunay

Serial entrepreneur and founder of Calgary-based Ambyint Inc. and Imaginea Ai, Nav is one of the leading figures in oil and gas technology innovation and is a serial entrepreneur having attained a hard-won collection of tech startup hits in his history. Most notable amongst his startups is Calgary-based Ambyint Inc. - which delivered leading-edge IoT and Artificial Intelligence to the oil patch and brought self-running oil wells closer to reality.

Currently, as the Managing Director of Innovation at ATB Financial, Nav has his sights set on the strategic and disruptive power of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Open Banking as a platform for driving disruptive innovation in the Fintech space. Nav is also the Managing Partner of his Micro-VC investment, Takes Grit.

Prior to Ambyint, Nav founded three successful technology startups, including ‘CanFlix’, a technology designed to form the basis of the globally recognized Netflix and ‘NavNet’, a pioneering control and home automation technology, which gives users the ability to control lights, music and thermostats remotely from a mobile device.

With an entrepreneurial background founded in Silicon Valley and now at home in Canada, Nav maintains a deep-seated passion for fostering team innovation within his companies where experimentation is encouraged and collaboration made a cornerstone of company success.

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