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 20-21, 2022

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.

AUTOMATION

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

MACHINE LEARNING

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

AG TECH

The use of technology in agriculture, aquaculture, and horticulture for purposes of increasing efficiency, yield and thus profitability.

CRYPTO

A currency that does not rely on banks and is secured by cryptography, which makes it nearly impossible to counterfeit or double-spend.

HEALTH TECH

Technology that improves aspects of the healthcare system and patient’s safety i.e. proper diagnosis, following guidelines, reducing medication errors.

OUR SYMPOSIUM DELIVERS

Alberta Technology Symposium

Bitcoin and Crypto

Reaching a peak of $3 trillion in market capitalization in 2022, 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

Technology Symposium Tickets: Get Yours Today!

Day 1 Pass
CA$271.54 + CA$16.54 Fee
Day 2 Pass
CA$271.54 + CA$16.54 Fee
2 Day Pass
CA$478.41 + CA$28.41 Fee
2-Day Student Pass
CA$239.72 + CA$14.72 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 SPEAKER

Entrepreneur, Technology Leader, Author, and Strategic Advisor

Jeff Booth

Jeff Booth is a visionary leader who has lived at the forefront of technology change for 20 years. He is the best-selling author of “The Price of Tomorrow – Why Deflation is Key to an Abundant Future”. In his book, Jeff offers his provocative thesis about the current state of our economies and what must happen to enable a brighter future.

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MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES

Former politician, Journalist & Talk Radio Host

Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith has been a politician, advocate, columnist, author, broadcaster, speaker and thought leader for 25 years. You can watch her on TV, listen to her on podcast, read her column in Postmedia, and subscribe to her weekly newsletter. Every week Danielle identifies the most important issue in politics and business. Sign up and stay informed.

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

Adrian is a proven leader with over 20 years of experience in Business Development, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Technical Analysis and Economic Evaluation...

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Business Development Manager | Memory Express

www.memoryexpress.com/

Alex Szecsy

Worked for multiple engineering companies in the oil and gas industry before switching to manager of business development at Memory Express...

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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

Brenda Beckedorf has been Executive Director of Alberta IoT since August 1st, 2019...

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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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Chief Executive Officer | https://innovateedmonton.com/

www.innovateedmonton.com

Catherine Warren

Chief Executive Officer & Board Director for innovative, sustainable and equitable ventures in the public and private sectors. Providing leadership, strategic growth and securing significant financing and high-impact investment ($3B+). Deep experience in technology, media and community development...

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Health Lead and Community Manager | Thin Air Labs

www.thinairlabs.ca

Crystal Phillips

Crystal Phillips is the Health Lead at Thin Air Labs. Crystal joined the team to build a venture fund and ecosystem...

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Director of Industry Affairs | Blockchain Association

theblockchainassociation.org

Dan Spuller

Since 2012, Spuller has been an advocate of decentralized digital assets, bitcoin, and blockchain-based technologies...

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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 Industry Engagement Officer | TrustBIX

www.trustbix.com

Deborah Wilson

Deborah Wilson is Chief Industry Engagement Officer of TrustBIX Inc., which operates the Business InfoXchange...

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Chief Executive Officer | Aldon Oils Ltd.

www.aldonoils.com

Del Mondor

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Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation at Legislative Assembly of Alberta | Legislative Assembly of Alberta

www.assembly.ab.ca

Minister Doug Schweitzer

Doug’s not a career politician. He’s a father, husband and former Partner with the largest law firm in the world with a love for his Province and an unrelenting optimism for what it can be...

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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...

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President | Imperium Digital

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Haley Thomson

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Founder | Peer Guidance

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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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Entrepreneur, Technology Leader, Author, and Strategic Advisor | Jeffrey Booth

www.jeffreybooth.com

Jeff Booth

Jeff Booth is a visionary leader who has lived at the forefront of technology change for 20 years. He is the best-selling author of “The Price of Tomorrow – Why Deflation is Key to an Abundant Future”...

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Community-Builder and City-Builder | The Good Future Co.

www.thegoodfuture.co

Jasmine Palardy

Community-builder and city-builder who brings creators of all stripes together to share and build — with a focus on more collaborative cities and communities...

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Partner in the Securities and Capital Markets Group | Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

www.blg.com

Julie Bogle

Julie is a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and is a member of BLG’s Securities and Capital Markets Group and Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Group. Julie acts for public and private companies in connection with mergers & acquisitions, initial public offerings...

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Assistant Deputy Minister | Prairies Economic Development Canada, Alberta Region at Government of Canada

www.canada.ca

Justin Riemer

Justin Riemer assumed responsibility as Assistant Deputy Minister for Prairies Economic Development Canada’s Alberta Region in the fall of 2019...

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Chairman, President and CEO | iMining Technologies Inc.

www.imining.com

Khurram Shroff

Mr. Khurram Shroff has been an early adopter and supporter of Blockchain technology. He has been involved in various activities...

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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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Co-Founder | 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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Director & Co-Lead, Cryptoassets & Blockchain CoE | KPMG Canada

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Kunal Bhasin MBA, CISA, CBP, CCI

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Partner | Andersen

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Krista Rabidoux, CPA, CMA, EA

I have over 20 years of experience providing US - Canadian Cross Border tax planning and compliance services...

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CoFounder | Wyvern

wyvern.space

Kurtis Broda

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Partner, Fintech, Securities Regulatory | McCarthy Tétrault

www.mccarthy.ca

Lori Stein

Lori is the Co-Head of Osler’s Digital Assets and Blockchain practice and a Partner in the Corporate Department. Lori advises fintech businesses...

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Chief Executive Officer | Alberta Innovates

www.albertainnovates.ca

Laura Kilcrease

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Director of Alberta | Plug and Play

https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com

Lindsay Smylie

Lindsay is a passionate and natural connector with experience saddling multiple industries...

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Chief Executive Officer | Alberta Womens Entrepreneurs

www.awebusiness.com

Marcela Mandeville

Marcela has explored the world of business through a globally focused business undergraduate degree, designation as a Certified International Trade Professional...

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President & CEO | Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

www.glenrosefoundation.com

Mark Korthuis

Mark Korthuis is the President & CEO of the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation..

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Executive Vice President of Innovation & Technology | HelpSeeker

www.helpseeker.org

Matt Parker

As the Executive Vice President of Innovation & Technology at HelpSeeker Matt leads the development, data science and product teams...

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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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Co-Founder and Practice Leader | The AML Shop

www.theamlshop.ca

Matt McGuire FCPA, FCA, CFF, CAMS, AMLP, CCI

Matt is an internationally recognized expert in anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing and sanctions compliance...

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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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Minister of Service Alberta | Government of Alberta

www.alberta.ca

Minister Nate Glubish

Sworn into the role of Minister of Service Alberta for the Government of Alberta at a ceremony at ...

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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

bitvo.com

Pamela Draper

Prior to joining Pateno and Bitvo, Pamela spent approximately 14 years with top tier Canadian banks, in the...

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President | 3iQ Corp.

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Pascal St-Jean

Throughout his career, Pascal has focused on the transformation and disruption of industries via rapid scaling of businesses...

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Partner, Business Law | KPMG

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Philip Long

Phil Long practices corporate and securities law in the Business Law group at KPMG Law LLP...

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Partner | Brownlee LLP

brownleelaw.com

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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CEO | Brightsquid

brightsquid.com

Rohit Joshi

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

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Vice President, Investments and Partnerships | Amii

www.amii.ca

Russ Erickson

Russ Erickson has over 25 years of experience in the Alberta technology sector building global sales, marketing and strategic business development teams...

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Chief Compliance Officer | Phantom Compliance

phantomcompliance.com/

Ryan Mueller CFE - CCCI - CAMS

Ryan Mueller has been active in the risk management, compliance, fraud investigation...

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Executive Technical Director | PixelTree

www.pixeltree.ca

Serene Yew

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Business Advisor | MNP

www.mnp.ca

Shea Ferster

As a Partner with MNP we work with Agriculture businesses on a variety of business matters including: business planning, succession, tax planning, risk management and the preparation of tax returns and financial statements.

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Chief Executive Officer | Upstream Data

www.upstreamdata.ca/

Stephen Babour

Stephen Barbour is a mechanical engineer and is the owner of Upstream Data Inc...

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Manager, Innovation and Financial Technology | Alberta Securities Comission

www.asc.ca

Tonya Fleming

Experienced leader, lawyer and governance professional...

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Building Community | Careers In Technology and Innovation

www.careerintech.ca

Zachary Novak

Zachary's purpose is centered around empowering people to develop meaningful relationships & have fulfilling careers and lives...

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Founder and Chief-Organizer | Startup TNT

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Zachary Storms

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

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AGENDA

DAY 1

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration and Networking

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Koleya Karringten, Executive Director | Canadian Blockchain Consortium & President/Founder | Absolute Combustion International

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:
Catherine Warren, Chief Executive Officer | Innovate Edmonton
Speakers:
Brenda Beckedorf, Executive Director | Alberta IoT
Russ Erickson, Vice President Investments and Partnerships | Amii
Laura Kilcrease, Chief Executive Officer | Alberta Innovates
Justin Riemer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Prairies Economic Development Canada | Government of Canada

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, National Digital Assurance Leader | Deloitte Canada
Speakers:
Kris Read, Co-Founder | Neo Financial
Pascal St-Jean, President | 3iQ
Pamela Draper, CEO | Bitvo
Julie Bogle, Partner in the Securities and Capital Markets | BLG

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:
Danielle Smith, Mistress of Ceremonies | Canada Blockchain
Speakers:
Adam O'Brien, CEO | Bitcoin Well

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM – 2:30 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.

Moderator:
Zachary Novak, Building Community | Careers in Tech and Innovation
Speakers:
Neeraj Gupta, Chief Strategy Officer | Attabiotics
Jasmine Palardy, Community-Builder and City-Builder | The Good Future
Serene Yew, Executive Technical Director | PixelTree& LocalShops.com
Laura Kilcrease, Chief Executive Officer | Alberta Innovates
Nate Glubish, Minister for Service Alberta | United Conservative

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 Mueller, CFE-CCCI-CAMS, Chief Compliance Officer | Phantom Compliance
Speakers:
Dave Bradley, Chief Revenue Officer | Bitcoin Well
Alex Szecsy, Business Development Manager | Memory Express
Kunal Bhasin, Blockchain Co-Lead & Senior Manager | KPMG
Matthew Burgoyne, Partner | McLeod Law

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Networking break

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Closing Keynote Fireside Chat

Moderator:
Koleya Karringten, Executive Director | Canadian Blockchain Consortium & President/Founder | Absolute Combustion International
Keynote Speaker:
Jeff Booth

5:00 PM

Power of Unity Gala

"Join the Canada Blockchain Consortium and at the AlbertaTechnology Symposium’s Power of Unity Gala as we celebrate just how far the technology community has come in changing our province’s economic landscape, and discover the incredible potential of our digital – and diverse – future. Enjoy an evening of drinks, gourmet appetizers and great conversations, along with a silent auction with proceeds supporting the incredible Glenrose Foundation. Alberta is blessed with abundant natural resources – the most important being its phenomenal amount of talent. As our province undergoes a transformation towards leadership in emerging industries like digital technologies, it’s time for us to support the incredible work of our innovation ecosystems and tap our hidden reserves by supporting more brilliant, creative people from non-traditional backgrounds in the technology sector. Ecosystems are the foundation of technology success, and the more diverse and inclusive, the better they can support the growth of new companies, foster research and innovation, and help generate game-changing ideas. Unity is a force that can help us overcome even our biggest challenges – and together, our collective imagination will create a vision Alberta can build on for decades to come. Please Join Us April 20th at 5:30 PM at the Grand Theatre to Support the Glenrose Foundation and Alberta’s Technology Ecosystem "

DAY 2

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks - Honourable Minister Schweitzer

9:15 AM – 10:15 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, Partner | McMillan LLP
Speakers:
Melissa Smith, Partner | Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Phillip Long Senior Manager and Blockchain Lead | KPMG Canada
Krista Rabidoux, CPA, CMA, EA, Partner | Andersen in Canada
Matthew Mcguire, Co-Founder | The AML Shop

10:15 AM – 11:15 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:
Dave Bradley, Chief Revenue Officer | Bitcoin Well
Speakers:
Stephen Babour, Chief Executive Officer | Upstream Data
Haley Thomson, President | Imperium Digital
Del Mondor, Chief Executive Officer | Aldon Oils
Dan Spuller, Director of Industry Affairs | Blockchain Association

11:15 AM – 12:15 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 | Peer Guidance
Speakers:
Bryan Slauko, Co founder | Metiquity
Zachary Storms, Founder | Startup TNT
Lindsay Smylie, Director of Alberta | Plug and Play
Marcela Mandeville, CEO | Alberta Womens Entrepreneurs

12:15 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:
Matt Parker, Executive Vice President of Innovation & Technology | HelpSeeker
Speakers:
Crystal Phillips, Health Lead and Community Manager | Thin Air Labs
Adrian Mitchell, Co-Founder | Cherry Health
Andrew MacIsaac, Chief Executive Officer | Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation
Rohit Joshi, Chief Executive Officer | Brightsquid

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, Chief Executive Officer | iMining
Mark Korthuis | Alberta Health Services
Lori Stein, Partner, Securities Regulatory, Investment Funds & Asset Management | Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Tonya Fleming, Manager, Innovation in Finance (InnoFin), Alberta Securities Commission

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Networking break

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, Chief Industry Engagement Officer | TrustBix Inc.
Speakers:
Shea Ferster, Business Advisor | MNP
Godard, Chief Operating Officer | Verge
Kurtis Broda, Co-Founder | Wyvern

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