THINK Conference to Challenge Education and Research Sectors to Seek Creative Solutions to "Extreme Data"

THINK Conference to Challenge Education and Research Sectors to Seek Creative 
Solutions to "Extreme Data" 
TORONTO, April 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The annual THINK Conference on Thursday April 
25th will challenge leaders in Ontario's research, innovation, and education 
sectors to consider "Extreme Data" and the impact it has on their 
institutions. Participants will be inspired by local and international data 
experts: Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner, John 
Weigelt, Microsoft Canada National Technology Officer, and Dr. Gregory Bell, 
Director of the US Energy Sciences Network. 
The Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation will speak at 
12:45 p.m. and will join ORION President and CEO, Darin Graham and Colleges 
Ontario President and CEO, Linda Franklin to present the ORION Leadership 
Awards, which recognize individuals and groups who have led and championed the 
use of advanced and collaborative technologies. 

      "The future of the ICT world is at an inflection point and
      connectivity is a critical element needed to support our
      researchers, students and innovators. As the "Backbone of
      Innovation" for Ontario, ORION is immersed in supporting and
      facilitating the development of a cohesive digital infrastructure
      to help our users turn their ideas into reality."
      Darin P. W. Graham, Ph.D.
      President and CEO, ORION

The Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION) is Ontario's 
advanced technology fibre optic network that connects the province's research 
and education sectors. ORION is convening the annual THINK Conference to 
encourage the organizations it serves to consider "extreme data" and to 
collaborate on developing ideas that lead to innovative solutions.

An expert panel will be led by key Ontario thought leaders: Dr. Daniela 
Crivianu-Gaita, VP & CIO, the Hospital for Sick Children; Dr. Charles Davis, 
Professor, Ryerson University, E.S. Rogers Senior Research Chair of Media 
Management and Entrepreneurship; David Nicholl, Ontario Government Corporate 
Chief Information Officer; and Gregory Kovich, Business Development 
Specialist, Higher Education & K-12 North America, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise 

For media enquiries or interview requests please contact:

Joshua Tucker Content Coordinator, ORION 416.507.9860 ext. 226

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