Disruptive technologies are rapidly altering the way businesses and entire industries operate.

Those who underestimate the pace of change risk losing their competitive advantage.

The Disruptive Tech Talks event is an opportunity for company executives to hear from tech industry leaders, connect with tech innovators, and explore new opportunities to expand your tech business.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | 9:00am - 1:30pm
Civic Hotel | 13475  Central Avenue, Surrey, BC V3T 0L8
Admission: Free

This event is your opportunity to:

  • explore disruptive trends, separating the noise from the nuggets,
  • see what the future could look like as disruptive technology evolves,
  • be equipped to stay a step ahead of the competition, and
  • network with peers in the tech industry.

Seats are limited. Register today to reserve yours.

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The Ever-Accelerating Pace of Disruptive Technology

The pace of innovation is accelerating at a staggering speed, with new, disruptive technologies transforming the way we live, work, play, and even look at the world. This panel will explore how disruptive transformation has altered the way industries operate and give a glimpse into what the future could hold in store.

Speakers
Ken Armour
Executive Director, Office of BC's Innovation Commissioner
Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology
Bill Tam
Co-Chair
Canada's Digital Supercluster
Charles Lavigne
Co-Founder & Chief Llama
LlamaZOO
Louise Turner
CEO
Innovation Boulevard
Ryan Sigouin
CEO
Level4 Technologies

Financing Disruptive Technology: Risk Management Insights
The research and development or implementation of disruptive technology often requires a significant investment of capital. This panel will discuss how to manage disruptive technology risk and attract the investment businesses need in order to improve operations and stay competitive.

Speakers
Peter Payne
Entrepreneur in Residence
Innovate BC
Rolf Dekleer
Vice President, Investments
GrowthWorks Capital
Mike Donaldson
Vice President, Fusion Island Engineering
General Fusion
Laurie Desautels
Senior Digital Director
PwC

Data-Driven Transformation: A Roadmap to Industry 4.0
The fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 leverages data-driven insights to implement digital technologies like cloud computing, smart sensors, big data analytics, and augmented reality in order to streamline productions, increase efficiencies, achieve cost savings, enhance competitive advantages, and provide better customer care. This panel of advanced manufacturing and innovation experts will break down the big vision of Industry 4.0 into a roadmap to smart manufacturing, focussing on the operational data that serves as its foundation.

Speakers
Kraig Docherty
Operations Director
BC Tech Association
Gary Agnew
Vice President
Finning Digital
Iain Begg
Director of Industry Engagement
Simon Fraser University
Brian Moukperian
Dean, Faculty of Trades & Technology
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Brian Holmes
Vice President & General Manager
Columbia Plastics

Call for Innovation - Your Next Big Opportunity
The Surrey-Vancouver Smart Cities Challenge, TransLink's Open Call for Innovation, as well as BC's Startup in Residence Program are three opportunities providing new pathways for innovative companies to bring their ideas to affect regional transformation. Join Martino, Kurt, Sean, and J-P in this panel discussion to explore real, tangible opportunities in transportation, smart cities, and more.

Speakers

Martino Tran
Director of Urban Predictive Analytics Lab
Co-Director of Master of Engineering Leadership in Urban Systems

Kurt Pregler
Chief Information Officer
TransLink
Sean Simpson
Director, Information Technology
City of Surrey
J-P Fournier
Project Director, BC Startup in Residence Program
Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology

Speakers

Linda Hepner
Mayor
City of Surrey
Gary Agnew
Vice President
Finning Digital
Ken Armour
Executive Director, Office of BC's Innovation Commissioner
Ministry of Jobs, Trade & Technology
Iain Begg
Director of Industry Engagement
Simon Fraser University
Rolf Dekleer
Vice President, Investments
GrowthWorks Capital
Laurie Desautels
Senior Digital Director
PwC
Kraig Docherty
Operations Director
BC Tech Association
Mike Donaldson
Vice President, Fusion Island Engineering
General Fusion
Steve Dooley
Chair of Surrey Board of Trade
Executive Director of Simon Fraser University - Surrey Campus
J-P Fournier
Project Director
BC Startup in Residence Program
Brian Holmes
Vice President & General Manager
Columbia Plastics
Charles Lavigne
Co-Founder & Chief Llama
LlamaZOO
Brian Moukperian
Dean, Faculty of Trades & Technology
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Peter Payne
Entrepreneur in Residence
Innovate BC
Kurt Pregler
CIO
TransLink
Ryan Sigouin
CEO
Level4 Technologies
Sean Simpson
Director, Information Technology
City of Surrey
Bill Tam
Co-Chair
Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster
Martino Tran
Director of Urban Predictive Analytics Lab
Co-Director of 
Master of Engineering Leadership in Urban Systems
Louise Turner
CEO
Innovation Boulevard

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