New Announcement – Dr. Lihua Zhao – HP Labs



Dr. Lihua Zhao is Senior Research Manager and Scientist at HP Labs, leading an elite research team to advance HP’s 3D printing technology for future industry revolution. Dr. Zhao joined HP in January 2009, and spent 4 years leading research efforts on materials design and development for flexible electronics, as well as device fabrication for … Continued

New Announcement – William Dupley – HPE Canada



William Dupley My specialty is IT strategic planning. At HPE Canada, I help government and industry migrate to a Hybrid IT Cloud Operating model. Worldwide, I have led IT transformation and strategic planning teams for over 50 companies and governments. I have over 35 years’ experience in IT consulting, IT process design, and enterprise architecture. … Continued

News Announcement – Speaker Connection – Steve Fast IBM



As Vice-president, Managed IT Services (MITS) Client Operations, Steve leads a high-performing team responsible for the solutioning, design, delivery and client support of TELUS’ MITS business.  MITS Client Operations is focused on delivering the highest levels of service and IT innovation to enable our customers to succeed in the markets they serve. Working in partnership with … Continued

News Announcement – Speaker Connection – Shirley Vickers BC Innovation Council (BCIC)



Shirley Vickers is President & CEO of the BC Innovation Council (BCIC). Shirley is an entrepreneur with many years of experience building companies from the ground up. She has started, owned and managed several multi-million-dollar oil and gas drilling companies and helped develop and commercialize drilling technologies that reduced costs, improved efficiencies and increased worker … Continued

News Announcement Speaker Connection – Mark Grambart – Viatec



Mark grew up in Victoria where he studied mechanical engineering. After graduating, he joined Mercedes-Benz in Germany and South Africa. While at Mercedes, he helped advance their electric vehicle program. Five years later, he found himself more involved in the commercial side of the business and decided to return to school. After completing a MBA … Continued

News Announcement – Keynote Connection Edoardo De Martin – Microsoft



KEYNOTE CONNECTION – EDOARDO DE MARTIN – MICROSOFT Edoardo De Martin brings two decades of coaching and leadership to his role as Director of the Microsoft Canada Excellence Center (Microsoft Vancouver) . Starting out in telecommunications, De Martin quickly made the shift to video games, climbing the ladder from Producer to Franchise Development Director at … Continued

News Announcement – Keynote Connection Tim Paydos – IBM



SPEAKER CONNECTION – TIM PAYDOS – IBM Tim is recognized as one of IBM’s Government leaders worldwide, and is frequently found representing IBM at industry events as a presenter or panel representative. Recently he participated in a live tabletop exercise along with senior leaders from the U.S. Directorate of National Intelligence, Centers for Disease Control … Continued

News Announcement – Speaker Connection Scott Penberthy – PWC



SPEAKER CONNECTION – SCOTT PENBERTHY- PwC Scott is PwC’s resident futurist, advising boards of directors, c-suite executives, and leadership teams around the world on technology. Scott focuses exclusively on existential threats and opportunities, then strategies to win. Scott is also the mastermind behind PwC Now, an emergent AI that drives information to partners much like … Continued

News Announcement – Keynote Connection Dave Farrelly



SPEAKER CONNECTION – Dave Farrelly – Deloitte Dave Farrelly is Technology Partner in Deloitte’s Consulting Practice and leads the New Zealand Sector Practice for Deloitte. He has extensive public sector experience, with expertise in business case development, technology implementations, project management and information management/ analytics. Dave has been leading the New Zealand government’s digital transformation. … Continued