Think Summit Canada

Available on-demand until December 17th #ThinkSummitCanada Learn how to better Predict, Modernize, Transform, Automate and Secure in the face of rapid change.

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Think Summit Canada

Available on-demand until December 17th #ThinkSummitCanada Learn how to better Predict, Modernize, Transform, Automate and Secure in the face of rapid change.

  1. Join today
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You can lift an entire country. Imagine, invent, implement at this year’s IBM Think Summit Canada.

IBM Think Summit Canada returns in an all-new format - a cinematic original Canadian film sharing more than 15 incredible stories that demonstrate how Canadian innovators like you are making a tangible difference to the world.

Learn how our open approach to cloud computing and our extensive AI capabilities can help you drive digital transformation and accelerate together with IBM consulting— no matter where your data lives.

Meet the Canadian thinkers and doers who are changing the world for the better

Think Summit Canada speakers are visionaries, innovators, and game changers. Hear from today's brightest minds in our first of kind 60-minute cross-Canada cinematic experience!

Agenda

Enjoy our 60 minute cinematic experience and attend our self-paced labs Note: All Self paced Labs will be available in English only

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Abstract

IBM Made in Canada Innovation

A Wayfinder for Mental Health Eastern Health + EVA

Across Newfoundland, AI and virtual agents lead First Responders to find the help they need when they need it most.

  • Leslie Brown, Director, Mental Health & Addictions, Eastern Health Maureen Brennan, Psychological Safety Coordinator, Eastern Health Natasha Tobin Acute Care Program Manager, Mental Health & Addictions, Waterford Hospital Colleen McDowell, Watson Health Client Executive, IBM Canada Jen Nolan, Cognitive Architect, Chief Technical Architect, Cúram, IBM Consulting

Building tech skills in Canada

Learning About a Bright Future Unama'ki P-TECH School

On Cape Breton Island, Indigenous communities are applying the P-TECH model to grow a new generation of technology thinking and possibility.

  • Albert Marshall, Mi'kmaq Elder Alex Paul, Director at Mi'kmaw Economic Benefits Office, Membertou Donnie Boyd, P-Tech Education Navigator, MEBO Wanda Jerrett-Compton, Project Manager at Mi'kmaw Economic Benefits Office, Membertou Lexi Paul, P-TECH Student, Allison Bernard Memorial High School

IBM Made in Canada Innovation

An Ocean of Possibility DeepSense at Dalhousie University

Around Halifax Harbour, from the world’s largest cargo ships and lobster trade to tidal energy and whales from space, all are benefiting from applying AI to an ocean of data.

  • Jennifer LaPlante, Executive Director at DeepSense Melanie Nadeau, CEO, Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) Rick Power, Innovation Executive, IBM Canada

IBM Made in Canada Innovation

Fresh Thinking About Fresh Water AquaHacking

Across Canada, a one-of-a-kind competition spotlights an important conversation about fresh water and inspires new technology businesses.

  • Kariann Aarup, Executive Director, AquaAction Jean Francois Barsoum, Senior Innovation Executive | Research, Innovation, Environment and Smart Cities, IBM Canada

IBM Made in Canada Innovation

The Heart of Hardware IBM Bromont site - Semiconductor Interconnect Solutions

In Bromont Quebec, 50-years of history, a town full of pride and the secret of how IBM’s only microprocessor manufacturing facility affects you every day.

  • Claude Guay, President and General Manager, IBM Canada Karen Bird, NPI Program Manager, IBM Bromont Louis Labelle, Director Bromont plant at IBM Canada

IBM Made in Canada Innovation

Making a Quantum Leap IBM Quantum Hub at the Université de Sherbrooke

In Sherbrooke, researchers and industry partners explore and experiment to realize the potential of tomorrow’s greatest computing opportunity.

  • Ghislain Lefebvre, Partnership development manager - Université de Sherbrooke Jean Francois Barsoum, Senior Innovation Executive | Research, Innovation, Environment and Smart Cities, IBM Canada

IBM Automate

Delivering the Future Purolator Inc.

It’s about drawing on AI to transform one of the most persistent customer complaints into a Canada-leading star customer experience.

  • Melanie Cheng-Kai-On, Director Digital Channels, Purolator Inc. Jen Nolan, Cognitive Architect, Chief Technical Architect, Cúram, IBM Consulting

IBM Made in Canada Innovation

The Sky’s the Limit The IBM Cloud Modernization Centre

Think it. See it. Do it. At IBM’s Ottawa-based CMC, top talent has a place to ideate and develop a new generation of Cloud-based solutions.

  • Dave McCann, Managing Partner & Canadian Leader, IBM Consulting

IBM Made in Canada Innovation

Letting the Secret Out IBM Canada Labs

Hidden behind doors in Markham, Ottawa and Fredericton sit stories that set the global standard for Data and AI, Cloud, Cyber Security and Business Intelligence.

  • Alvin Francis, VP of Development, Data & AI, Canada Lab Director Cloud & Cognitive Solutions, IBM Canada Piotr Mierzejewski, Director Development Db2 Distributed, Db2 Big Sql & Data Virtualization Steven Astorino, VP of Development, Data and AI & Canada Lab Director at IBM Canada Lidia Widjojo, Project Director, VPC Platform Integration & Client Engagement, IBM Canada

IBM Predict

Sustaining the City Region of Peel + GM BluePlan

With the increasing size and frequency of weather events, municipalities are integrating climate change adaption into their day to day business to mitigate the impacts.

  • Sam Sidawi, Director of Enterprise Asset Management at Region of Peel Terry Martins, Asset Management, Partner at GM BluePlan Engineering Consultants Limited Kurt Dionne, AI Applications Unit Executive, IBM Canada

IBM Modernize

Investing in a Wealth of Possibilities NexJ Systems

In Toronto, AI + CRM = a better way to think about business, connect with clients, and deliver more value than ever before.

  • Matthew Bogart, Vice President, Marketing at NexJ Systems Paul O'Donnell, President & CEO at NexJ Systems Randy Milthorpe, Ecosystem Leader, Canada & Caribbean, IBM Canada

IBM Secure

Making the Grade ISA Cybersecurity

Leveraging AI to protect our students and schools from cybercriminals.

  • Dhruva Suthar, Director of Security Software & Services, IBM Canada Kevin Dawson, President & CEO at ISA Cybersecurity Inc.

IBM Modernize

Building the Modern Bank

So much has changed for business in the wake of the pandemic. CIBC is meeting the new needs of customers with a multi-faceted approach to AI, Machine Learning, Hybrid Cloud and Payments Modernization.

IBM Made in Canada Innovation

Bridging the digital divide Eagle Flight Network + OneWeb + Kyndryl

From Calgary. Changing lives for northern communities by solving one of Canada’s biggest challenges – delivering reliable, ultra-fast Internet.

  • David van Dyke, Director of Carrier & Enterprise Canada, OneWeb Michael Bone, CTO Lead - Western Canada, Kyndryl Scott Brass, CEO, Eagle Flight Network

IBM Made in Canada Innovation

Accelerating 5G TELUS & IBM

From the lab to the street, TELUS and IBM work together to leverage MEC to harvest the power of 5G at the edge making it a real active difference makers for health, business and transportation.

  • Ahmed Youssef, Partner, Telco Network Cloud, IBM Canada Dr. Ibrahim Gedeon, Chief Technology Officer, TELUS

IBM Made in Canada Innovation

Outthinking the Pandemic IBM Public Health Solution for Disease Surveillance & Management (PHSDSM)

A world class Public Health Data Model helped set Canada ahead in the battle against COVID, from immunization management to vaccine inventory management and now vaccine credentialing.

  • Jehad Chedrawy, PHSDSM Project Executive, IBM Canada Eric Johnson, Disease Surveillance Global Solution Leader, IBM Canada