Draft Agenda

  • Friday, June 19, 2015
    8:30 AM 
    Breakfast, Networking and Demos

    Speak with the executives shaping the future of the industry during the networking breaks. Up to 15 show-and-tell tables will showcase interesting and relevant technology from Canada.


    8:45 AM 
    Brian Tossan, Director at GM Canadian Engineering Centre

    On April 28, 2015, General Motors (GM) announced that it will significantly expand its Canadian Engineering Centre into an “innovation hub” for connected car and green vehicle technology research and development. In his keynote address, Mr. Tossan will present where GM is heading on the connected car front and how the Canadian team, including its network of local suppliers and universities, fits into the mix.
    9:15 AM 
    Panel: Car to Cloud
    The connected car can do a lot, from reporting location to remote door unlock. But what about connecting a car to the huge trend in Cloud Computing. What opportunities sit at the junction of Cloud and Connected Car? How do we capitalize on them? Who benefits from integration with Cloud, and what of privacy?

    • Moderator: Derek Kerton, Managing Partner at Kerton Group
    • Steve Rohr, Director, Technology Strategy, Automotive Transportation Solutions at TE Connectivity
    • Richard Wagner, President at Pravala Networks
    • Bill Burger, Director, Automotive OEM at Alcohol Countermeasure Systems
    • Justin Moon, Technical Architect, Business Development at QNX Software
    10:00 AM 
    Networking Break
    Flip over your agenda to the attendee list and put some faces to those names as we give everyone 30 minutes to connect with each other. As always, we are happy to help you find the person you want to meet.
    10:30 AM 
    Collaborative Ecosystems by QNX
    Justin Moon, Technical Architect, Business Development at QNX Software
    10:40 AM 
    Rapid-Fire Demo Presentations
    Several of the young companies involved with the connected car technology roadshow and demo car which will be on display will have 5-minutes to introduce their products and services, in the hopes of creating interest and follow-up from the Silicon Valley telecom and automotive community including the carriers, the manufacturers, and the investors who follow innovation in this segment.

    • Alcohol Countermeasure Systems
    • BRAKERS Early Warning Systems
    • CGI Group
    • Intelligent Mechatronics Systems (IMS)
    • Invotek Electronics
    • Leggett & Platt Automotive
    • Litmus Automation
    • Lixar IT
    • Phantom Intelligence
    • Pravala Networks
    • Studio 63
    • TE Connectivity Canada
    • TrustPoint Innovation
    • Weather Telematics
    • XYZ Interactive
    12:15 PM 
    Please close this meeting by connecting with the companies and people who presented their new ideas and products during the rapid fire pitches.
    1:00 PM