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Media Advisory - Ontario Minister of Research and Innovation to present ORION Leadership Award alongside ORION President and

Media Advisory - Ontario Minister of Research and Innovation to present ORION 
Leadership Award alongside ORION President and CEO, and Colleges Ontario 
President and CEO at 2013 ORION THINK Conference 
TORONTO, April 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Reza Moridi, Ontario's Minister 
of Research and Innovation, will be joining ORION President and CEO, Darin 
Graham and Colleges Ontario President and CEO Linda Franklin to present the 
2013 ORION Leadership Awards on Thursday, April 25 at ORION's annual THINK 
Conference. Being held at the Sheraton Centre, the Conference also features 
presentations by research and innovation thought leaders including: Dr. Ann 
Cavoukian, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner; John Weigelt, 
Microsoft Canada's National Technology Officer; and Dr. Gregory Bell, Director 
of America's Energy Sciences Network and Director of the Lawrence Berkeley 
National Library's Scientific Networking Division. 
"Ontario is home to many of Canada's best and brightest researchers and 
innovators. It is a pleasure and an honour to be presenting three of these 
exceptional leaders with an award and I congratulate them on their 
accomplishments. Our government is committed to supporting this community and 
we will continue to do our part to ensure that Ontario maintains its 
competitive edge and position as an innovation leader." 
- Honourable Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of Research and Innovation 
The Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION) is Ontario's 
advanced technology fibre optic network that connects our research and 
education sectors. ORION is convening the THINK Conference to encourage the 
organizations it serves to focus on collaboration, sharing best practices and 
developing ideas that lead to innovative solutions to "Extreme Data". 
WHAT:   2013 ORION THINK Conference, including presentation of 2013 ORION Leadership Awards 


         

WHO:    Minister of Research and Innovation the Honourable Reza Moridi,
        Chair of ORION Network and President of George Brown College Anne Sado,
        Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Dr. Ann Cavoukian
        Ontario Corporate CIO, David Nicholl
        Other Extreme Data Thought Leaders
         

WHEN:   Thursday, April 25, 2013
        8am - 6pm (See schedule attached or
        http://www.thinkconference.ca/schedule/)
         

WHERE:  The Sheraton Centre
        123 Queen Street West 
        Toronto, Ontario
        M5H 2M9

THINK Conference 2013 Schedule - Thursday April 25, 2013
Sheraton Centre
123 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario
M5H 2M9

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration / Full Breakfast
    9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Opening Remarks


Darin Graham, President and CEO, ORION
Anne Sado, Chair, ORION 
9:15 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. - The Big ideas flowing from
ORION's Users 


    Darin Graham, President and CEO, ORION
    9:35 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Keynote Speaker


John Weigelt, National Technology Officer,
Microsoft Canada 
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - BREAK 
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - The Age of Big Data and
Extreme Information - Are you ready? 
Moderator: Darin Graham, President and CEO, 
ORION 


    Panelists:
    --  Dr. Daniela Crivianu-Gaita, Vice President and Chief Information
         Officer, Hospital for Sick Children
    --  Dr. Charles Davis, Professor, Ryerson University, Edward S. Rogers Sr.
         Research Chair of Media Management and Entrepreneurship
    --  David Nicholl - Corporate CIO, Government of Ontario


--  Gregory Kovich, Business Development Specialist, Higher Education & K-12 North America, Alcatel-Lucent 
Enterprise Division 
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Privacy by Design in the
Age of Big Data - Put an End to Zero-Sum Thinking 
Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information & Privacy 
Commissioner, Ontario, Canada 


    12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. - LUNCH
    12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Remarks from the Minister of Research and Innovation


Honourable Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister 
of Research and Innovation 
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - ORION Leadership Awards
Presentation 
The ORION Leadership Awards will be presented by
Minister Moridi and recognize research
breakthroughs and innovation in Ontario. 
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Breakout Sessions 
THINK Conference delegates will attend one of
three information and discussion sessions led by
industry experts. Topics will include: 


    --  Security in a Distributed Network Environment
    --  Big Data Infrastructure


--  Trends in Big Data and the Impact on Research and Education  
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - BREAK  
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Network as Instrument:
Faster Data for Ontario 
Dr. Gregory Bell, Director, Energy Sciences Network, 
Director, Scientific Networking Division, Lawrence 
Berkeley National Laboratory 
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Closing Remarks 
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Networking Reception 
For media enquiries and interviews please contact: 
Joshua Tucker Content Coordinator, ORION 416.507.9860 ext 226 
joshua.tucker@orion.on.ca 
SOURCE: Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION) 
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