April 20, 2022 – April 21, 2022

Alberta Technology Symposium

The Alberta Technology Symposium is set to bring a spotlight to Alberta’s incredible technology sector. It’s time to put Alberta first! We will showcase our leading companies and people who represent what blockchain, machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT) have to offer in our province.

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INTRODUCTION

Discover Alberta’s Disruptive Technology Innovation

The last few challenging years have demonstrated the power of Alberta’s emerging technologies to overcome obstacles, reshape our economy and build a more resilient future. From disruptive development in blockchain and crypto to a strong startup ecosystem of companies digitally transforming sectors like healthcare and energy, Alberta is home to more than 3,000 technology companies innovating world-class solutions – and is first in the country for inclusive participation in tech leadership.

Live at the Grand Theatre, April X-X, 2021

Join the Canadian Blockchain Consortium for the Alberta Technology Symposium, a two-day exploration of our province’s emerging tech companies, organizations and solutions. Uniting leaders from across key disciplines like blockchain, fintech, healthcare and sustainability, this landmark event showcases the diverse ways that homegrown technologies are reimagining Alberta’s future and highlights how our tech ecosystem can attract new investment and support innovation hubs with long-term sustainability.

BLOCKCHAIN

A growing list of records, called blocks, that are linked using cryptography making it resistant to modification of the data.

MACHINE LEARNING

Algorithms and statistical models that computer systems use to perform a specific task without using explicit instructions.

INTERNET OF THINGS

Interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, with the ability to transfer data over a network.

OUR SYMPOSIUM DELIVERS

Alberta Technology Symposium

Bitcoin and Crypto

Reaching a peak of $3 trillion in market capitalization in 2021, blockchain and cryptocurrency are rapidly becoming an established part of the global economy, and from Bitcoin mining to crypto exchanges and services, Alberta is home to a thriving industry. Should government join major banks and investors in holding Bitcoin on the balance sheet – and can the province use its natural advantages to replicate the success of Texas in attracting crypto mining unicorns? Discover what Alberta’s blockchain leaders believe this sector has to offer for the province’s future economic growth.

Alberta Technology Symposium

Emerging Fintech

From creative new fundraising offerings to pioneering integrations with public markets, the digital economy is booming – and regulators are struggling to meet the pace of innovation. Explore the legal implications of new tokenized securities products, ways Alberta companies are innovating solutions that streamline business finance, and what it takes to launch a public market listing on a major exchange from experienced blockchain leaders.

Alberta Technology Symposium

Digital Transformation

Across primary economic drivers like healthcare, energy and agriculture, digital technologies like AI, IoT and RPA are creating an automation revolution that is quickly transforming how our industries meet the needs of the next decades. Discover leading innovation in healthtech, ways Alberta’s agricultural sector is leveraging digital for increased productivity and safety, and how the jobs of the future are being reimagined through automation and new digital opportunities.

Alberta Technology Symposium

ESG and Ecosystems

According to leading investors, the next wave of $1B+ unicorns are predicted to be climate tech companies, and with ESG a critical focus for all global industries, values-based solutions are one of Alberta’s most promising growth sectors. In cleantech and across all other sectors, it takes a village to commercialize a technology – explore why our ecosystems are the foundation for the research, collaboration and advocacy needed to move disruptive innovation along the path to mainstream adoption and commercial success.

Alberta Technology Symposium

Accelerating Growth

To become nationally and internationally competitive, Alberta needs to support and nurture its technology startups and SMEs and build investment pipelines that will sustain the next stage of our tech sector’s growth. Join for discussions on how Alberta can shake up its conservative investor culture, leverage technological solutions for raising funds, and smart strategies for companies seeking to access capital in the province and beyond.

TICKETS

Early Bird Tickets Now Available

Early Bird - 2 Day Pass
CA$299.00 + CA$19.22 Fee
2 Day Pass
CA$399.00 + CA$25.31 Fee
First Day Pass
CA$250.00 + CA$16.23 Fee
Second Day Pass
CA$250.00 + CA$16.23 Fee
Student Admission
CA$125.00 + CA$8.63 Fee
Showcase Table
CA$2,500.00 + CA$153.20 Fee
Gala Reception Only
CA$35.00 +CA$3.15 Fee

Included In Admission

B2B Networking

One on one matchmaking sessions with other attendees, event sponsors, and speakers giving you the opportunity to create relationships with government agencies, executives, start-ups, technology leaders and funding.

Panels

Our growing list of topics include:
Building Consensus: Technology Adoption Takes an Ecosystem
Why Canada needs Alberta?
Trust in Tokens: Regulating Blockchain Securities
Renewables & Clean tech
Is Alberta Investment Ready?

Showcase Table

Our 6’ marketing tables are available to companies and organizations of all kinds. With three locations around our conference, each giving different levels of exposure, we have options available for any budget.

SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE

Journalist, Author and Commentator

Rex Murphy

Canadians are treated to weekly commentary from Rex on CBC’s The National along with his Saturday column in the National Post. He’s also acted as an editorial contributor to CBC Radio’s Definitely Not the Opera. For over 20 years he was the host and moderator of CBC Radio’s Cross Country Checkup. The show brought over 1 million listeners and at times 15,000 callers wanting to join in discussions.

Chief Executive Officer | Bitcoin Well

www.bitcoinwell.com

Adam O'Brien

I’m passionate about rethinking existing systems to unlock new opportunities...

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Co-Founder | Cherry Health

www.cherry.health

Adrian Mitchell

Currently building a great healthtech company with the team at Cherry Health!

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Executive Director | Canadian Blockchain Association for Women

www.cbaw.io

Alexis Pappas

Alexis Pappas is a writer and consultant with a background in varied fields including energy, bioscience, clean technology and....

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Founder & Chief AML Ninja | Outlier

www.outliercanada.com

Amber Scott MBA, CIPP/C, CBP, CAMS

Amber has broad-based financial compliance experience that includes insurance, mutual funds and …

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Chief Executive Officer | Applied Pharmaceutical Industries

www.appliedpharma.ca

Andrew MacIsaac

Director and CEO at API, a not-for-profit organization that serves as a catalyst to support the development of life science products...

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Executive Director | Alberta IoT

www.albertaiot.com

Brenda Beckedorf

Strategic business executive aiming to increase growth in companies by better sales strategies …

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Managing Partner & Co-Founder | Metiquity Ventures

www.metiquity.ca

Bryan Slauko, CFA

I work with privately-held, small and medium sized businesses to help accelerate their growth by attracting early-stage risk capital...

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Health Lead and Community Manager | Thin Air Labs

www.thinairlabs.ca

Crystal Phillips

Crystal was recently named one of 18 Canadian change makers by CBC Canada, Top 30 Under 30 by Explore Magazine in 2012 and Top...

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Chief Revenue Officer | Bitcoin Well

www.bitcoinwell.com

Dave Bradley

One of Canada's top blockchain technology experts, Dave founded Alberta's first blockchain business in 2013 …

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Chief Executive Officer | Aldon Oils Ltd.

www.aldonoils.com

Del Mondor

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Chief Operating Officer | Verge

www.vergeag.com

Godard

Godard is the Chief Operating Officer of Verge Agriculture and oversees all product and commercial operations for the company...

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President and CEO | Trust Bix

www.trustbix.com

Hubert Lau

I am a passionate Technology Entrepreneur who wants to continue to make a difference for my customers, partners and …

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Founder | Peer Guidance

www.peerguidance.ca

Jade Alberts

Jade is an Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and a Strategist that Tells It Like It Is...

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National Blockchain Assurance Leader, Innovation & Transformation Assurance (I&TA) | Deloitte

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Janine Moir

Janine is passionate about technology and the impact of emerging technologies, like Blockchain, are having on finance teams and...

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Director of Alberta | Plug and Play

www.plugandplaytechcenter.com

Kevin Dahl

Background is peppered with senior roles in community building, ecosystem development, marketing, business development, sales...

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President / Founder | Absolute Combustion International

www.absolutecombustion.com

Koleya Karringten

A proud Albertan technology entrepreneur, advocate and leader, Koleya Karringten has a unique perspective on the challenges …

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CTO | NEO Financial

www.neofinancial.com

Kris Read

Kris Read is a co-founder at Neo Financial - a technology company building a better financial experience for all Canadians...

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CEO | Edmonton Global

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Malcolm Bruce

After spending 30 years in the military living overseas and across Canada, Malcolm chose the Edmonton Metropolitan Region as …

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Partner | McLeod Law

www.mcleod-law.com

Matthew Burgoyne

Matthew is head of the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain group at McLeod Law. His commercial practice includes advising on …

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Partner | Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

www.blg.com/en

Melissa Smith

Melissa is a partner in the Securities and Capital Markets Group in BLG's Calgary office. Melissa focuses her practice on corporate …

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Chief Strategy Officer | Attabotics

www.attabotics.com

Neeraj Gupta

Neeraj is Chief Strategy Officer and Advisor to the CEO at Attabotics which is one of the most successful 3D robotics supply chain...

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CEO | Bitvo

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Pamela Draper

Pamela is the President and CEO of Bitvo Inc., a Cryptocurrency Exchange launched in …
 

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Partner | McMillan

www.mcmillan.ca

Richard Jones

My law practice focuses on dispute resolution and risk/litigation management. I enjoy working with clients and helping them …

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Founder and Chief-Organizer | Startup TNT

www.startuptnt.com

Zachary Storms

Having Fun. Making Friends. Building Companies. Join me every Thursday or at the next Investment Summit...

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Business Development Manager | Memory Express

www.memoryexpress.com/

Alex Szecsy

Business Development Manager at Memory Express Computer Products Inc.

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Associate | Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

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Frank Hepworth

An associate at BLG LLP working in the Securities and Capital Markets group...

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CEO | Brightsquid

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Rohit Joshi

Rohit Joshi is actively engaged in the top trends in secure healthcare communications...

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Chief Compliance Officer | Phantom Compliance

phantomcompliance.com/

Ryan Mueller CFE - CCCI - CAMS

Been active in online payments for 18 years with the majority of that time spent in an investigative/risk management role...

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Chief Executive Officer | Upstream Data

www.upstreamdata.ca/

Stephen Babour

We design, build and sell bitcoin mining facilities for oil and gas applications.

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Chief Industry Engagement Officer | TrustBIX

www.trustbix.com

Deborah Wilson

A well-known advocate for both traceability and sustainability, used to working in fast paced, demanding industries.

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AGENDA

DAY 1

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration and Networking

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

Opening Remarks Koleya Karringten - Executive Director - Canadian Blockchain Consortium

9:05 AM – 9:15 AM

Keynote

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Panel Discussion Ecosystems: The Foundation of Innovation

The collaborative networks of industry organizations, government agencies and academic institutions that form ecosystems are an essential foundation in helping technology companies make the difficult leap from concept to a real-world, marketable product. These complex systems often form organically - but they need strong leadership and support to sustain their mandates of fostering the growth of new ideas and companies. Learn about the challenges and opportunities of ecosystem formation, and how engagement at all levels is critical in building game-changing innovation communities.

Moderator:
Koleya Karringten, Executive Director - Alberta Blockchain Consortium
Speakers:
Brenda Beckedorf, Executive Director - Alberta IoT
AMII
Malcolm Bruce, CEO - Edmonton Global
Alexis Pappas

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Panel Discussion The Future of Fintech

2021 was a breakthrough year for blockchain in the financial services sector, with the cryptocurrency market hitting an all-time high of US $3 trillion. Close to 4% of the world's population - more than 300 million - now participate in the new digital economy through purchasing, trading and using crypto like Bitcoin. Leading financial institutions, including banks like Morgan Stanley and traditional exchanges like the NYSE, have also joined in, and now offer new products and services to meet the demands of this accelerating market. Discover the innovative technologies integrating the old and new economy, and how cryptocurrency is reimagining a new future for fintech.

Moderator:
Janine Moir
Speakers:
Kris Ried - Founder of NEO
Pamela Draper, CEO, Bitvo

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

FireSide Chat Crypto's Path to Public Markets

Navigating the complex regulatory path to public market listings for cryptocurrency-related companies and products is full of challenges, but opens the emerging Bitcoin and digital asset sectors to new liquidity and investor opportunities. Canada has been a leader in multiple major exchange listings for Bitcoin products, like a TSX world's-first BTC ETF open to retail investors in March of 2021. This was followed by another landmark listing in July - Bitcoin Well (TSX.V:BTCW) the first ever publicly listed Bitcoin ATM company. Join this fireside chat with Bitcoin Well founder Adam O'Brien for an in-depth discussion on regulation, innovation and how Canada can continue to lead this emerging market.

Moderator:
Daniell Smith
Speakers:
Adam O'Brien, CEO, Bitcoin Well

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Panel Discussion Investing in Disruption

Emerging technologies are challenging to value and forecast, but these innovations are shaping the future of our economy and lives - and it's critical that the companies behind them can access the capital they need to keep their innovation moving forward. This panel brings together experts in venture capital and start-up financing to discuss creative fundraising strategies for disruptive companies, how to position business development for success, and what it takes to become the next Canadian tech unicorn.

Moderator:
Jade Alberts - Founder of Peer Guidance
Speakers:
Zachary Storms - Founder of Startup TNT

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Panel Discussion Bitcoin on the Balance Sheet: Opportunities and Challenges

The growing corporate adoption of Bitcoin means new regulatory and financial considerations for industries like finance and retail – and unique opportunities for growth in one of the world’s fastest-evolving markets. Discover the latest in thought leadership on the economic rationale for holding Bitcoin on the corporate balance sheet, regulatory implications, and how industries can benefit from building services that support BTC payments and investments.

Moderator:
Ryan Muller
Speakers:
Dave Bradley - CRO, Bitcoin Well
Alex Szecsy - Memory Express

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Networking break (B2B Room)

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion Automation and the Digital Jobs of Tomorrow

Canada's employment landscape is undergoing a rapid transformation through advanced technologies like blockchain, AI and robotics process automation (RPA), meaning that the work of the future will be dramatically different. This fireside chat explores to 40% of all jobs are predicted to be eliminated by technology by just 2040 - maybe even yours - but the digital economy and metaverse might be the creative engines for of millions of new jobs.

Speakers:
Neeraj Gupta - Attabotics

5:00 PM

After Party (B2B Room)

DAY 2

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

Opening Remarks

9:05 AM – 10:05 AM

Panel Discussion Securities, NFTs and the Changing Regulatory Landscape

The NFT boom of early 2021 created momentum around blockchain tokens as a powerful way to commoditize assets like art and intellectual property, but the technology’s lightening fast evolution means that NFTs are caught in a regulatory grey area that needs clarity. Consumer and investor protection requires building strong legal and governance policies around token issuances to avoid replicating the disastrous ICO bubble of 2018. The Canadian Blockchain Consortium is joined by industry members and legal experts to shed light on some of the critical issues raised by NFTs and discuss a path forward on market regulation.

Moderator:
Richards Jones
Speakers:
Frank Hepworth
Kunal Bhasin

10:05 AM – 11:05 AM

Panel Discussion How Bitcoin Mining Supports Alberta's Ecosystem

In an increasingly turbulent energy market, some producers are turning to bitcoin mining to supplement their income. While some have criticized bitcoin mining for being wasteful and inefficient, others say it actually supports green initiatives. Our panel of experts will help cut through the rhetoric.

Moderator:

Speakers:
Stephen Babour, CEO Upstream Data
Haley, Thomas

11:05 AM – 12:00 PM

Fireside Chat Investing in Derivatives

Moderator:
Balance
Speakers:

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Panel Discussion Transformations in Health Technologies

The Canadian health care system is undergoing an innovation revolution, with the emergence of innovative new ways of predicting health outcomes, treating chronic conditions and enabling a better standard of care for patients. From AI and deep data intelligence to automation and digitalization, this panel discusses the latest in health technologies and how disruptive companies can navigate adoption challenges in Canada's low-tech legacy infrastructure.

Moderator:
Richards Jones
Speakers:
Crystal Phillips – Health Lead – Thin Air Labs
Adrian Mitchell – Co-Founder – Cherry Health
Andrew MacIsaac - CEO - API
Rohit Joshi - CEO

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Panel Discussion Financing Alternatives in the Digital Age: A discussion of internet based fundraising, policy and regulatory considerations

For businesses poised to enter periods of growth, access to capital is absolutely necessary. Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology promises to alter all kinds of industries, including the private equity sector. What are security token offerings, and how do they differ from traditional capital raising activities such as IPOs? What are the risks related to this new type of financing and how are Canadian regulators mitigating those risks? This panel will bring together national experts on the topic to discuss these issues and more!

Moderator:
Matthew Burgoyne, Partner, McLeod Law
Speakers:
Khurram Shroff CEO, iMining
Rodney - outlier

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Networking break (B2B Room)

3:45 PM - Close

Panel Discussion Ag Tech: Agriculture’s Digital Evolution

Facing stiff international competition and rising production costs, humanity’s oldest economic activity has needed to become a leader in embracing cutting-edge technologies. Digital tools like blockchain, AI and IoT are transforming the way farmers manage their operations, streamline their supply chains and even build their brand image to access niche consumer markets. Find out from leaders in Canada’s farmtech sector what these changes mean for the economics of agribusiness, and how digital tools can improve food safety and lower costs.

Moderator:
Deborah Wilson | TrustBix
Speakers:
MNP
Godard - COO Verge
Willson Action

Breakout Room 1

April 16th 10:30am – 11:30am

Break Out Session Panel Discussion:

Welcome to the most transformative period in human history! We now live in a world where change has never been as intense and fast as it today. As exponential technologies demonetize, democratize, converge and build upon one another— giving rise to the Fourth Industrial Revolution— they are bringing abundance to every industry and, simultaneously, disrupting them all in one way or another. While traditional business models work just fine in a scarcity-based environment, they are not designed to operate in the fast-approaching world of abundance.

As a result, a new breed of company has emerged that knows exactly how to respond. Exponential Organizations (ExOs)— so named for their ability to grow 10 times (10x) as fast as established organizational structures— are not just built to survive the impact of accelerating technologies, they thrive because of them. ExOs succeed by harnessing and managing what traditional companies find chaotic. The key is being able to understand the difference between linear vs. exponential thinking and what your organization can do to adapt to the rapidly changing world of today.

Salim Ismail is the best-selling author of Exponential Organizations, is Founding Executive Director of Singularity University and Co-founder and Chairman of OpenExO, a global transformation ecosystem that connects world-class professionals with organizations, institutions and people who want to build a better future through cutting-edge ideas and actionable methodologies. Through his global community and consulting team along with his exhaustive research, he has contextualized and shared the key concepts that catapult you into the world of exponential thinking.

Learn about:

  • The nature of exponential change
  • The 4Ds
  • Scarcity vs Abundance
  • An Exponential Organization
  • The Organizational Immune system
  • The 11 ExO attributes
  • The 9 implications of ExOs

Moderator:
Darcy Patten, Managing Partner, EXO Executive

April 16th 11:30am – 12:30am

Break Out Session Presentation:

Technology, Climate Change and Canada’s Future Feelings can be very strong when it comes to climate change and there is a battle between emotion and facts. How do companies accurately capture the facts, communicate them and stay onside with legislation? What technologies can help companies meet regulatory requirements? Gain an understanding of the various legislation affecting Canada and what is coming internationally that will impact us. eloitte

Speakers:
Lara Gaede – Securities Centre of Excellence, Deloitte
Janine Moir – National Blockchain Assurance Leader, D

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