Meet Our Speakers!

Our speakers are trailblazers in their areas of expertise, providing future focused insights and commentary on topics that are relevant to the entire IoT Community at large.

Brenda Beckedorf

Director – Calgary Innovation Coalition

Hon. Doug Schweitzer ECA, KC,

Partner , Blue Rock Law 

Gregory John

Lead Executive – Unimaize Technologies and Four Peaks Business Development

Dr. Steve Liang

Founder & CTO SensorUp, Professor and Rogers IoT Research Chair at Uof C

April Hicke

Chief Growth Officer – Toast

Katie Kachur

Vice President, Government Relations, West – Canadian Propane Association

Sandeep Parmar

GM, Digital Platforms & Operations – Suncor

Cara Wolf

CEO – Ammolite Analytx

Nannette Ho-Covernton

Sustainability Leader – Spartan Controls

Walter Knitl

Founder & CEO – Praxiem

Krishanu Bhattacharjee

Co-Founder and CEO – EMeRG

Yaron Sagi

Co-Founder & Managing Director – TYPE5 AeroSpace VC

Marissa McNeelands

Founder & Chief Executive Officer – Toast

Kevin Crowe

EVP, Client Experience – Long View Systems

Neeraj Gupta

Cofounder – Lawcubator

Nathan Wilson

Director of Innovation & Collaboration – SaskTel

Gordon Harling

President and CEO – CMC Microsystems

Edona Vila

Partner – Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Jocelyn Rempel

Chair in Older Adult Health and Associate Professor – Mount Royal University

Conny Avila

Chief Innovation Officer – Covenant Health

Helen Wetherley Knight

Founder – H. Knight Nonprofit IT Consulting Inc

Trish Josephs

President – Ignite Care

Dr. Kenneth Fuh

Co-founder and the Director of Product Development, Syantra

Eric Janosz

Co-Founder – AIoT Canada

Cory Janssen

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, AltaML

Teruel Carrasco


Adam Burley

Director – IoT at Rogers Communications

Naseem Bashir

Executive Chair, Williams Engineering Canada, Inc

Derek Armstrong

Manager of Innovation Ecosystems, Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan)

Mike Brown

Director of Product Management, Blackline Safety

Jenna Galloway

Founder & CEO, Fledge App

Reg Joseph

CEO, Health Cities

Ian MacDonald

Business & Innovation Leader, KPMG

Jan Bradley

Director and Chief Information Technology Officer, The City of Calgary.

Steven Taylor

President & CEO, Ignite Technology

Pat Weinmayr

Executive Director, Alberta IoT

Neal Isaac

Managing Director, Technology Assurance, Data Science and Analytics, ATB Financial

Grant McLarnon

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) – Sylogist Ltd.

Jefferson Gardner

International Business Professional

Dr. Roberto Souza

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Software Engineering Department, University of Calgary

Jim Gibson

Board Member, Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN)

Rick Andison

Director, Business Development – Buildings Group Bird Construction

Joanna Wynn

Director, Enterprise & Partnerships at Virtual Gurus

Prabh Paul

CEO, Tracecost

Shannon Pestun

Sr. Advisor, Diversity Institute

Yuliia Marcinkoski

Co-Founder and President, YN Capital

Dr. Christy Lane

CEO, Lane Solutions

Suzie Smibert

Senior Vice President, Client Delivery and Chief Privacy Officer, Celero Solutions

Patty Wickson

Executive Director, Innovation Evidence Evaluation and Impact Alberta Health Services

Brett Colvin

CEO and Co-founder, Goodlawyer

Jeff Davison

CEO, Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC)

Deborah Yedlin

President and CEO, Calgary Chamber of Commerce

John Cassidy

Managing Director, Canada, SVG Ventures

Jade Alberts

Founder – Peer Guidance, VP – Canadian Blockchain Consortium

Pro Stergiou

Co-Founder & Business Development Manager, Sport Product Testing (Canadian Sport Institute Calgary)

Chelsea Hallick

Business Development Manager, Enterprise Technology at Calgary Economic Development

Jeff LaFrenz

President – VizworX Inc.

Catie O'Neal

Senior Strategy Manager – Alberta Government Relation, TELUS

Helen Crawford

IoT Solutions Director, Network Innovations (NI)

Jeff Hohn

Trade Commissioner, ICT – Regional Office of Alberta and Northwest Territories, Trade Commissioner Service

Robert Falzon

Head of Engineering, Check Point Software Technologies Inc.

Michael Schindele

Senior Trade Officer, Embassy of Canada

Philip Fodchuk

Partner, National Leader, Cyber Security & Privacy, MNP Digital

Fatima Remtullah Damji

Director, Advice + AI Products at ATB Financial

Treffrey Deerfoot

Aissikotoyomahka – Artist, Ceremonialist, Storyteller, Dancer, Singer, Drummer

Kimberly Van Vliet

Founder – WaVv

Doreen Bergum

Métis Elder, Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3

Jack Stuart

Business Development Director, TEKTELIC

Devon Smibert

Founder Restiv, Technology

Erik Henningsmoen

Research & Policy Analyst, Information and Communications Technology Council

Tiffany Novotny

Senior Manager, People Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP.

Martin M Samson

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Victrix

David Chan

Product Lead, Industry – Amii

Wally Thorson

Vice President, Customer Solutions – AltaML

Ryan Martin

Principal Architect – IIoT & IT/OT Convergence – Long View Systems

Peter Lafontaine

Chairman – Rainforest Energy Corp.

Nabila Sharieff

Team Lead VDC, Pomerleau

Hani Merei

Master Systems Integration Consultant, PRACTIC Consulting Inc.

Yuri Bartzis

Innovation Director – Building Operations, Pomerleau

Mark Olson

Founder and President, Flokk Systems

Paul Crawford

VP Business, August Electronic Inc.

Ian Verhappen

Senior Solutions Architect, Willowglen Systems

Mike Lohaus

Co-founder, NeuroRecoVR

Lloyd Summers

Co-founder & CTO, Red Iron Labs

Carl Miller

VP Research & Development, Cylentium

Scott Kubes

Head of Business Development & Sales – Americas, Australia & New Zealand, OrbiWise

Josh Cook

Power Platform Delivery Lead, Upzoids

Kunal Tripathy

Chief Technology Officer, Founder, Upzoids

Glen Kahler

Vice President of Engineering, Willowglen Systems

Martin M Samson

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Victrix

Rémikya Hellal

Solutions Director, Internet of Things (IoT) Security, Victrix

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