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
Schedule and registration at:http://www.thinkconference.ca/
SOURCE: Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION)
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