The i-CANADA Summit: A Canada for the 21st Century: Join with Us in Advancing our Nation Building Campaign
September 3, 2012

i-CANADA Summit: A Canada for the 21st Century
Sunday, October 21, 2012
SAT Multi-Media Centre, 1201 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal

Seizing the Intelligent Community opportunity to create a Canada of Value

· Progress in regions, country
· Awards for Queens Diamond Jubilee

Communities around the world are racing to create “constructed ecosystems” where knowledge generation replaces oil as the fuel of growth. The goal: sustainable work and meaningful life, based on the concepts of Intelligent Communities. The i-CANADA movement has channeling enthusiasm across the country, funneling it into new programs to catalyze the development of optimal communities. In this Summit event, held in cooperation with the WCIT2012 Summit, i-CANADA will:
  • Pull together four regional summits that have ramped up to this event;
  • Bring in global experts to speak to issues of new social media financing; first responder technology test-beds, and Women In Technology;
  • Celebrate outstanding Canadian leadership with an Awards presentation, where winners of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal will receive their awards; and
  • Provide immersive entertainment where high technology meets theatre.


10:00 Bill Hutchison, Chair, i-CANADA with:

Francois Morin, CEO, WITSA
John Reid, President, CATA
Karna Gupta, President and CEO, ITAC


Keynote & Moderator: Peter Aceto, President and CEO, ING Direct with:

The Atlantic Super-Region Premier David Alward, New Brunswick
Alberta’s High-Speed Master Plan: Robin Windsor, President, Cybera
The B.C. Super-Cluster Mike Hyrbuk, President and CEO, BCNET

11:15 – What It Takes To Win Chair: Pat Horgan, VP Manufacturing, Development and Operations, IBM with:

Brenda Halloran, Mayor, Waterloo
Dan Mathieson, Mayor, Stratford
Brad Woodside, Mayor, Fredericton

Noon - Lunch


1:00 – Keynote: Most Intelligent Community Mayor Ron Loveridge, Riverside, California 2012 ICF Most Intelligent Community

1:30 - Country Transformation Nitin Kawale, President, Cisco Canada

2:00 - The New Finance, Crowdfunding and PPPs Discussion with Sherwood Neiss, The Startup Exemption with

Cindy Gordon, President, Helix Commerce International
Mark Romoff, President and CEO, CCPPP

2:30 - The Need For Speed Chair: Kristina Verner, Dir., Intelligent Communities, i-Waterfront with

Jim Roche, President and CEO, CANARIE
Darin Graham, President and CEO, ORION

3:15 - First Responders Building a National Public Safety Broadband

Special Presentation on New LTE TestBed Results

3:45 - The Rush to “Open Data, Open Systems” Tapping one of the most important benefits of the digital age with

Berry Vrbanovich, Past-Chair, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Fawn Annan, President, IT World Canada

4:15 - Reception (Governors Council Meeting)

5:00 – Dance-Meets-Technology Demo “CANADA IN CONVERSATION” in the SATosphere

The real-time pulse of the Internet flow of communications among Canadians is represented in an immersive live performance, featuring never-before-see integrations of music, dance, lighting and networking. A novel presentation of fabrics floating in a nest of air surround a dancer, with interactive networking…this is social media up-close and meaningful.

Presented by Bell Canada and Optelian 

Special Highlight: Canadian Peace Service Brian Bronfman, President, Brian Bronfman Family Foundation

A new application of social media will show how programs can connect people at a deep level with a cause.

6:00 - Café Canadien, Featuring Jubilee Awards! Celebrate 30 citizens who have contributed to Canada

7:30 Close

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Cathi Malette