Immersed 2018: Economic Development Track

Event Timeslots (2)

Friday
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Economic Development Track
Andrew Schmied, CEO
APS Consulting

Turning Innovation Into Viability

XR technology is a bastion of constant innovation working to perfect the immersive experiences we will all be taking for granted in the not too distant future. A critical part of making these technologies a reality is effectively turning research & development concepts into viable business realities that will be part of our everyday lives. Andrew will share a real case study of a true industry-changing technology that is being developed today, and how they are getting it from point A to B to C.

Friday
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Economic Development Track
Karim Aly, Growth Officer
Gililei

Innovation, the true multiplier of economic development

On the face of it, tech innovation in Canada is booming; startup ecosystems are thriving and Canada is a global research leader of deep tech such as artificial intelligence. But what do the economic indicators say? Is Canada really fulfilling its innovation potential? This talk will explore how industry and government can drive long-term economic impact by applying innovation across all dimensions.