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Friday, November 27 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
So What Now? The Path to Science, Technology and Innovation Competitiveness

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Organized by the Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC), on the occasion of the release of its State of the Nation (SON) 2014 report

Description: The Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC) is using the occasion of the CSPC to release its State of the Nation (SON) 2014 report, which tracks Canada’s science, technology and innovation (ST&I) performance against international standards of excellence. Using the most recent international data available, the report identifies Canada’s key ST&I performance challenges and opportunities, offering a common evidence base from which governments, industry and academia can chart the path forward.

 

STIC Chair Kenneth Knox will launch State of the Nation 2014 at the CSPC plenary session that morning, by highlighting the report’s key findings and conclusions. This afternoon concurrent session, The Path to Science, Technology and Innovation Competitiveness, will allow conference participants the opportunity to engage in active discussion with panel members on the way forward - i.e., on concrete ways to enhance Canada’s business innovation performance and protect and grow our knowledge and talent advantages. The session will challenge participants to think about what all ST&I sectors can do, working in concert, to improve Canada’s ST&I performance.


Moderators
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Ken Knox

Chair / CEO, Science, Technology, and Innovation Council (STIC) / Knox-Vannest Inc.
In addition to being Chair of the Science, Technology, and Innovation Council (STIC), Kenneth Knox is the CEO of Knox-Vannest Inc., providing strategic advice and advisory services to non-profit and public sector organizations managing complex issues. Dedicated to public service, Mr. Knox served in numerous positions in the Government of Ontario from 1972 until leaving in 2000 after serving as Deputy Minister, Energy, Science and Technology. On... Read More →

Speakers
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Bogdan Ciobanu

Vice-President, National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
Bogdan Ciobanu was appointed Vice-President of the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) in 2011. | | He joined NRC in 1998 as an IRAP Associate Regional Director and became the Executive Director for the Québec Region in 2004. Before joining NRC, Mr. Ciobanu had a breadth of experience having worked in R&D and consulting with a major research organization, was involved with sales and... Read More →
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Sophie Forest

Managing Partner, Brightspark
Sophie has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech venture capital industry. She has been Brightspark’s managing partner since 2003. Brightspark is the leading early stage Internet, media and software venture capital firm in Canada. Prior to joining Brightspark, she was a partner at CDP Capital Technology Ventures, a subsidiary of la Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, a position she held since 1996... Read More →
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Marc Fortin

Assistant Deputy Minister (Science and Technology) (ADM S&T) / Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Department of National Defence (DND) / Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)
Marc Fortin is the Assistant Deputy Minister (Science and Technology) (ADM S&T) of the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC). | | In his capacity as ADM (S&T) of DND, Dr. Fortin oversees the department’s S&T investment and provides leadership on national issues in defence and security science and technology. In his capacity as CEO of DRDC, he... Read More →
avatar for Arvind Gupta

Arvind Gupta

University of British Columbia, Former President and Vice-Chancellor
| Arvind Gupta was most recently President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia. From 2000 to 2014, Dr. Gupta was CEO and Scientific Director of Mitacs, a Canadian not-for-profit research organization dedicated to developing the next generation of innovators with scientific and business skills in partnership with companies, government and academia. He is also a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University... Read More →


Friday November 27, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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