Mobile Experience Innovation Centre Forum


A discussion of recent research findings into the current state of Ontario's wireless and mobile industry

 
DateFriday, December 5, 2008 - 8:00pm to Saturday, December 6, 2008 - 12:00am

Cost

Free

Email

mperras@ocad.ca

Location

Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Please join us on December 5, 2008, when the Mobile Experience Innovation Centre at OCAD host a half-day forum to discuss recent research findings into the current state of Ontario’s wireless and mobile industry. There will also be sessions discussing future strategies for the new and exciting changes in the Canadian Wireless Context. Join us for an afternoon of engaging discussion with industry leaders as we look towards creating a new wireless future.

The Mobile Experience Innovation Centre (MEIC) is a public-private consortium led by the Ontario College of Art & Design, and funded through the Entertainment and Creative Clusters Partnership Fund, Ontario Media Development Corporation.

Admission is free, however, please register at http://meic.eventbrite.com/.
Schedule:
3pm: Opening remarks, Karen Thorne-Stone, CEO and President of the OMDC
3:05pm: Opening Keynote by Gary Schwartz, President, Impact Mobile
3:50pm: MEIC Research Discussion: Michele Perras, MEIC Coordinator; MEIC Working Group Chairs Avi Pollock, Head, RBC Applied Innovation and Gabe Sawhney, Co-Founder, 33 Magnetic and Echo Mobile, with MEIC Research Consultant Ray Newal, Co-Founder, Jigsee, Inc.
4:30pm: Break
5pm: Panel Discussion: The AWS Spectrum Auction - New Strategies for the Canadian Context, with Dominique Sebastien Forest, Director of Digital Content and e-Commerce, Quebecor/Canoe.ca, and Anthony Lacavera, CEO, Globalive. Moderated by Thomas Purves, Founder, WirelessNorth.ca
5:45pm: Strategy Round Table: Next Steps for a Wireless Canada, with President Sara Diamond, OCAD; Dr Mark Green, UOIT; Diane Williamson, VP Interactive, marblemedia; Karl Vrendenburg, Director of User Centred Design, IBM; and moderated by Sebastien Chorney, Chair, Interactive Ontario’s Mobile Committee and Founder, mypetbrainstorm.
6:15pm: Closing remarks, Networking reception
7pm: Reception Wraps

DateFriday, December 5, 2008 - 8:00pm to Saturday, December 6, 2008 - 12:00am

Cost

Free

Email

mperras@ocad.ca

Website Location

Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

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Friday, December 5, 2008 - 8:00pm to Saturday, December 6, 2008 - 12:00am

Please join us on December 5, 2008, when the Mobile Experience Innovation Centre at OCAD host a half-day forum to discuss recent research findings into the current state of Ontario’s wireless and mobile industry. There will also be sessions discussing future strategies for the new and exciting changes in the Canadian Wireless Context. Join us for an afternoon of engaging discussion with industry leaders as we look towards creating a new wireless future.

The Mobile Experience Innovation Centre (MEIC) is a public-private consortium led by the Ontario College of Art & Design, and funded through the Entertainment and Creative Clusters Partnership Fund, Ontario Media Development Corporation.

Admission is free, however, please register at http://meic.eventbrite.com/.
Schedule:
3pm: Opening remarks, Karen Thorne-Stone, CEO and President of the OMDC
3:05pm: Opening Keynote by Gary Schwartz, President, Impact Mobile
3:50pm: MEIC Research Discussion: Michele Perras, MEIC Coordinator; MEIC Working Group Chairs Avi Pollock, Head, RBC Applied Innovation and Gabe Sawhney, Co-Founder, 33 Magnetic and Echo Mobile, with MEIC Research Consultant Ray Newal, Co-Founder, Jigsee, Inc.
4:30pm: Break
5pm: Panel Discussion: The AWS Spectrum Auction - New Strategies for the Canadian Context, with Dominique Sebastien Forest, Director of Digital Content and e-Commerce, Quebecor/Canoe.ca, and Anthony Lacavera, CEO, Globalive. Moderated by Thomas Purves, Founder, WirelessNorth.ca
5:45pm: Strategy Round Table: Next Steps for a Wireless Canada, with President Sara Diamond, OCAD; Dr Mark Green, UOIT; Diane Williamson, VP Interactive, marblemedia; Karl Vrendenburg, Director of User Centred Design, IBM; and moderated by Sebastien Chorney, Chair, Interactive Ontario’s Mobile Committee and Founder, mypetbrainstorm.
6:15pm: Closing remarks, Networking reception
7pm: Reception Wraps

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
mperras@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free
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