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Collaboration empowered by technology, a catalyst for innovation

Canadian universities produce a highly talented workforce, not to mention solid research and some of the best breakthrough ideas.
Industry has the mindset and know-how to take new ideas and commercialize them.
All levels of government have at their core a mandate focused on job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity.

On Friday, November 29, 12 p.m. ET, IBM Canada hosted a live video panel discussion to discuss how IBM, the governments and more than a dozen leading Canadian universities are collaborating to apply cloud and analytics technologies to accelerate research, nurture “economy of tomorrow” skills and drive innovation.

Meet our panelists:

Mark Daley

Mark is an associate professor in the computer science and biology departments at Western University, a PI at The Brain and Mind Institute and a University of Toronto Science Leadership Fellow. He also holds an appointment as an adjunct professor in the computer science department at the University of Saskatchewan.

Matthew Ivis

Matthew is Government Programs Manager at IBM Canada Ltd. In this role he leads IBM Canada's public policy advocacy and government relations function, and manages global public policy issues.

Andrew Rau-Chaplin

Andrew is a professor in the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University where he teaches courses in parallel computing, algorithms, and data structures. Together with his graduate students and collaborators, he pursues research projects that explore the application of parallel computing to data and computationally intensive problems.


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