Auditorium 1



9:00am - 9:20am


Mayor Mike Savage - Opening Remarks

Mayor Mike Savages opening remarks for the first annual Atlantic Technology Summit.



9:20am - 9:55am


Namir Anani - Keynote - Canada’s Digital Economy

Namir will provide an overview of the Canadian Digital Economy, trends and technologies that are essential to economic growth, emerging talent needs and other considerations that are at the forefront of our ability to remain competitive on the international scale. Concluding with a focused look at Atlantic Canada, and how our region can capitalize on these trends and opportunities.



10:00am - 10:30am

Andrew Nemirovsky - CIO Panel

Chief Information Officers from some of our regions largest and progressive organizations discussing the industry as whole, how they make strategic decisions and biggest challenges they face.

Key insights from leaders in both the public and private sectors.



10:45am - 11:15am

Vendor Panel - Microsoft / Cisco / HP

Representatives from three of the worlds largest technology companies take the stage to discuss the industry and its trends/challenges from their perspective and answer your questions.



1:30pm - 2:10pm


GROW YOUR Career IN TECH Panel - Nick Misener (Moderator), Jim Garland

A highly impactful panel with leaders from our local IT recruiting industry and hiring managers from some of leading tech companies. Provide tips and insights on how find your next tech job or make that big career leap you’ve been waiting for…..



2:40pm - 3:20pm


Women in IT Panel - Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, Keltie Jamieson

Details to be announced.



3:35pm - 4:15pm


Jean Tardy - Machine Consiousness Discussion

Details to be announced.



4:15pm - 5:00pm


Panel - Technology in Sports - Matt Fegan, Travis McDonough, Jeremy Steinbach

An exciting panel discussing the impact of technology in athlete performance, training and team signings. Featuring world class innovators from our region with panelists from Kinduct, The Halifax Wanderers and Canadian Sports Centre Atlantic



5:00pm - 5:30pm


CIPS NS Awards

The 2nd Annual CIPS Nova Scotia technology awards.

CIPS will be presenting awards in to local leaders and organizations that have shown excellence and leadership in our local tech sector. Categories for the awards include leadership, excellence and education.



Auditorium 2

10:00am - 10:30am


Rohid Sharma - Live Hack – National Test Labs

A unique learning experience from Rohid and the engineers from NTL Labs. They will demonstrate “hacking” a secure environment live in front of our audience. Highlighting the steps and vulnerabilities along the way.



10:45am - 11:15am


Panel - Digital Transformation - Giles Crouch, Luke DeCoste

Digital Transformation is term we hear a lot and is used by many organizations to mean different things. This panel brings leaders from the public sector, private enterprise, start up and consulting worlds to share their views and tips on Digital Transformation, what its means to them and why its one of the most important changes in the business world today



11:20am - 12:00pm


Crane Stookey - Mindfulness in a Technology driven world

Leadership and Performance coach Crane, will discuss the importance of mindfulness in a world where we constantly demand more and more at faster and faster pace. He will engage with the audience and teach techniques and best practices to help us reach and perform at our best.



1:30pm - 2:10pm


Panel - Developers - Luke DeWitt

Details to be announced.



2:10pm - 2:40pm


Bob Martin - Cisco - SD Wan

Details to be announced.



2:40pm - 3:20pm


Panel - Lessons from the Cloud - Kevin Burgess, Manish Samtaney and CRAIG MCLELLAN

The cloud is now a well established solution for organizations of all types and sizes, but still options and challenges remain. This fascinating panel features proponents of Public (Azure & AWS) and Private Cloud (ThinkOn) discussing their experiences and lessons learned.



4:15pm - 5:00pm

Mrugakshee Palwe - Blockchain in the Real World

We’ve heard the hype around Blockchain, but what about some real use cases? What kind of problems does it solve? Why do I need to care about this technology? How do I implement it?

This session will answer these questions and speak directly to the innovation of this technology and to impact of it right here in our region.



Full Schedule

Time Audotorium 1 Audotorium 2
8:30 - 9:00 Vendor Fair Vendor Fair
9:00 - 9:20 Opening Remarks - Mayor Mike Savage
9:20 - 9:55 Keynote - Namir Anani – Canada’s Digital Economy
10:00 - 10:30 CIO Panel - Andrew Nemirovsky Live Hack – NTL Labs - Rohid Sharma
10:30 - 10:45 Break Break
10:45 - 11:15 Vendor Panel - Microsoft/Cisco/HPE Panel - Digital Transformation - Giles Crouch, Luke DeCoste
11:20 - 12:00 Sponsor Presentation - TBA Mindfulness in Technology - Crane Stookey
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch & Vendor Fair Lunch & Vendor Fair
1:30 - 2:10 Career Panel - Nick Misener, Jim Garland Panel - Developers - Luke DeWitt
2:10 - 2:40 Sponsor Presentation - TBA Cisco - SD Wan - Bob Martin
2:40 - 3:20 Panel - Women in IT - Keltie Jamieson, Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia Panel - Lessons from the Cloud - Manish Samtaney, Kevin Burgess and Craig McLellan
3:20 - 3:35 Break Break
3:35 - 4:15 Machine Consiousness Discussion - Jean Tardy Microsoft - TBA
4:15 - 5:00 Panel - Technology in Sports - Travis McDonough, Jeremy Steinbach, Matt Fegan Blockchain in the Real World - Mrugakshee Palwe
5:00 - 5:30 CIPS NS Awards
7:00 - 9:00 VIP Social - Invite Only - Location TBA VIP Social - Invite Only - Location TBA