Panel #1 – ConvergX-U

Speaker for Energy: Peter Tertzakian – Arc Energy Research Institute – confirmed
Speaker for Mining: NRCAN – invited

Speaker for ADS:

Dr. David Perry

Dr. David Perry

Senior Analyst & Fellow - CGAI

Dr. David Perry is Senior Analyst and a Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. He is the author of multiple publications related to defence budgeting, transformation and procurement, published with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Conference of Defence Associations Institute, Defence Studies, Comparative Strategy, International Journal, and Journal of Military and Strategic Studies and is a columnist for the Canadian Naval Review. He received his PhD in political science from Carleton University where his dissertation examined the link between defence budgeting and defence procurement. He is an adjunct professor at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary and a research fellow of the Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie University.  He was previously the Senior Security and Defence Analyst of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute and Deputy Director of Dalhousie University’s Centre for Foreign Policy Studies.  Embassy Magazine and The Hill Times named him one of the “Top 100 Influencing Canadian Foreign Policy” in 2014

Panel #2 The X-Factor

Speaker #1 – TBA
Speaker #2 – TBA
Speaker #3 – TBA
Speaker #4 – TBA
Moderator – Soheil Asgarpour – PTAC – confirmed

Panel #3 - Industry 4.0

Speaker #1 – Dan Ghirescu – Terrahub – confirmed
Speaker #2 – TBA
Speaker #3 – TBA
Speaker #4 – TBA
Moderator – TBA

Panel #4 - Power - Renewable's, Sustainable, Traditional

Speaker #1 – Kim Davies – Roshone Energy Ventures – invited
Speaker #2 – TBA
Speaker #3 – TBA
Speaker #4 – TBA
Moderator – TBA

Panel #5 – Rise of the Robots

Speaker #1 – TBA
Speaker #2 – TBA
Speaker #3 – TBA
Speaker #4 – TBA

Moderator:

Kim Smith

Kim Smith

Senior Manager, ATB Financial

Kim Smith joined ATB Financial as Senior Manager, Community Partnerships for Business & Agriculture in 2017. Prior to ATB, Kim was the moderator and host of Capital Ideas, where she regularly interviewed some of the most innovative and insightful entrepreneurs in and around Calgary and shared their inspiring stories of struggle, achievement and success in business. She is thrilled to be able to bring those insights and experiences into her role with ATB to continue supporting entrepreneurs across the province.

Panel #6 - Tech Innovation

Speaker #1 – Mark Cutifani – Anglo American – invited
Speaker #2 – Tom Ornsby – De Beers Canada – invited
Speaker #3 – Don Bubar – Avalon Advanced Materials – invited
Speaker #4 – TBA
Moderator – TBA

Panel #7 - Beyond Borders

Speaker #1 – Caroline Saunders – Consulate General of UK in Calgary – confirmed
Speaker #2 – General Terrence O’Shaughnessy – NORAD – invited
Speaker #3 – Commander Mark Ellwood – BATUS – invited
Speaker #4 – TBA
Moderator – Gary Mar – former Canadian Politician – invited

Panel #8 - Security - From Physical to Cyber; the Cloud

Speaker #1 – Kevin Wong – DediKeys – confirmed
Speaker #2 – TBA
Speaker #3 – TBA
Speaker #4 – TBA
Moderator – TBA

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