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Connecting IOT to Various Industries ON-DEMAND

October 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

IoT Webinar


The Digital transformation has arrived in the Ottawa area and it stretches to the far edges of Networks with connections to millions of IOT devices collecting and transmitting data. A new set of challenges faces this transformation, and we have lined up a group of presentations in conjunction with Algonquin college to go over local resources on how to respond to the challenges.


Webinar Agenda

11.00am Introduction to Algonquin College: Programs, and Research – Andrew Huddleston, Algonquin College

11:10am The Internet of Things Space and Canada’s IoT Ecosystem – Walter Knitl, Praxiem

11.15am What is IOT in Industries such as Automotive, Smart Cities? –  Darrell Wellington, Syntronics

11:30am Edge Computing Challenges – Gord Harling, CMC Initiatives

11:45am Invest Ottawa: Support for Automotive/Smart City Test Facility – Tim Warland, Invest Ottawa

12:00pm Q&A Panel – All presenters, Keysight, thinkRF


ON-DEMAND VIDEO: Connecting IOT to Various Industries, and Applying Edge Computing

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Speaker Bios
Dr. Andrew Huddleston, Professor in the Dept of Electrical Engineering at Algonquin College
Andrew has over 25 years of experience in the Ottawa Tech Industry. Andrew has been teaching at Algonquin College since 2010. During his time at Algonquin, Andrew has developed a SCADA course along with Industrial Telecommunications and Building Automation Networking courses. He currently serves as a technical consultant for Applied Research Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ARIE) at Algonquin. Andrew is a project sponsor and technical consultant for 3rd-year cap-stone student projects. Algonquin and ARIE have been involved in the local IoT ecosystem every step of the way. Andrew is the 5G leading the way in utilizing Algonquin’s world-class lab infrastructure for 5G research and program development.
Darrell Wellington, Senior Vice President at Syntronic
Darrell runs the Canadian operations of Syntronic, a global engineering design house.  Darrell joined Syntronic as the first Canadian employee in 2014 and has grown the Canadian team to nearly 300.  Syntronic develops products for their customers in the areas of Automotive, Telecom, Defence, Industrial and Medtech.
Gordon Harling, President at CMC Initiatives
Gordon Harling received a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science from the University of Toronto and a Maîtrise en Ingénierie Physique from Polytechnique Montréal. He has worked in Research and Development at large companies such as Mitel, NovAtel, and DALSA. He has been a founder and CEO of several start-up companies including Goal Semiconductor, Elliptic Technologies, and Innotime Technologies. He joined CMC Microsystems in February 2018 as President and CEO.
Tim Warland, Manager of Venture Programs at Invest Ottawa
Tim is an innovative and conscientious risk-taker with 20+ years in high-tech management and engineering. He has developed, marketed and sold products in high-risk, high-reward B2B markets. He has also contributed to the development of international standards, defined product/market requirements, engaged lead-customers, managed product development and supported customer education and bring-up for two generations of Ethernet products supporting 10G and 100G leading to high return on investment. He is Canada’s #1 leader in Ethernet physical layer products. Tim has been providing consulting services since 2003. 
Walter Knitl, CEO and Principal Consultant at Praxiem
Walter is CEO at Praxiem, providing consulting in areas of market research, commercialization, and business development, with a particular focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) projects.   Some recent work includes a report on Canada-wide and a region’s IoT ecosystems aimed at growing Canada’s IoT export and attracting Foreign Direct Investment. Walter is a board member and marketing director at AIoT Canada, fostering a Canadian AI/IoT ecosystem and the founder of IoT North, which cultivates Canada’s Internet of Things Conversation. He co-founded and co-produced the annual IoT613 IoT conference to advance learning, interaction, and connection within the IoT community – involving program creation including panels on Social Impacts of IoT and IoT in Canada, sponsor recruitment, and program moderation.
Dr. Nikhil Adnani, Chief Technology Officer & VP Sales of ThinkRF 
Dr. Adnani has over twenty years of experience in the area of wireless. He has held engineering positions at Nortel and Communications Research Centre Canada. Nikhil has a BSc and an MSc from the University of Manitoba and a PhD from Carleton University, all in Electrical Engineering. He is currently CTO and VP Sales at ThinkRF Corp.



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October 28, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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