MAY 14-15th, 2013
- FILM SCREENING SPONSOR -
The arts, specifically the music and film industries, have perhaps been the most profoundly impacted of all industry by the digital revolution. Canadian superstar Keanu Reeves felt passionately about exploring the impact that digital had on the movie business and so he engaged several of his fellow filmmaker to create the impressive documentary SIDE BY SIDE, which has graced film festival screens around the world.
From the film’s website: “The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. We show what artists and filmmakers have been able to accomplish with both film and digital and how their needs and innovations have helped push filmmaking in new directions. Interviews with directors, cinematographers, colorists, scientists, engineers and artists reveal their experiences and feelings about working with film and digital — where we are now, how we got here and what the future may bring.”
Justin Szlasa co-produced the critically-acclaimed feature documentary with Keanu Reeves. SIDE BY SIDE chronicles the way digital technology has revolutionized how movies are made through interviews with industry leaders like George Lucas, James Cameron, Lars Von Trier, Walter Murch and David Lynch.
On the evening of Monday, May 13, Mr. Szlasa will be on hand to kick off CDMN Canada 3.0 2013 with a screening of the film, followed by a Q&A with sponsor TVO’s commissioning editor, Jane Jankovic.
Advanced registration for this event is required. Please register here.
Justin Szlasa is a filmmaker and entrepreneur. He produced the critically acclaimed feature documentary SIDE BY SIDE with Keanu Reeves which premiered in 2012 at the Berlin International Film festival. SIDE BY SIDE has screened at over 70 festivals around the world and is distributed in the US and Canada by Tribeca Film. In 2010 Justin released the documentary 759: BOY SCOUTS OF HARLEM which he directed, produced and edited. It aired nationally on public television.
Justin started his career as a management consultant but quit in 1997 to start Hubbard One, a software and services company that served about half the largest law firms in the United States. Under Justin’s management, Hubbard became an industry leader and was named by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing businesses in the country for three years in a row. In 2004, Thomson (now Thomson-Reuters) acquired Hubbard One.
Justin received a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in international economic policy from Columbia and has studied filmmaking at New York University and the School of Visual Arts, German language and culture at LMU in Munich and improv at UCB. Justin grew up in Big Flats, New York. He resides in Paris with his family and will relocate to Los Angeles in August 2013.
Former Editor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine and bestselling author of Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, The Long Tail and Free presents on how a generation of ‘Makers’ using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent –creating ‘the long tail of things’
- Chris Anderson - Former editor-in-chief of WIRED (2001-2012). Author, Makers, Free and The Long Tail. Founder, 3D Robotics
Mentorworks has secured over $45M worth of government funding for its clients. In this breakout session, learn about the top provincial and federal government funds that digital media companies should be applying for, get tips on how to complete successful applications, and hear about success stories from funded companies.
- Bernadeen McLeod - President & Founder, Mentor Works Ltd.
Immediately following his keynote address, Chris Anderson takes to the stage on the tradeshow floor to answer audience questions and sign copies of his latest book, Makers. MaRS President Euan Robertson will pose and facilitate audience questions for 20 minutes, followed by a 25 minute book signing.
Beat the rush and purchase your book online in advance for the discounted conference rate of $25.99! You order the book online, pick it up at the signing and have Chris autograph it for you. http://www.cvent.com/d/9cqblj/4W
- Chris Anderson - Former editor-in-chief of WIRED (2001-2012). Author, Makers, Free and The Long Tail. Founder, 3D Robotics
Introduction: John Jung, CEO at Canada’s Technology Triangle
The DataWind story is an amazing success, about a Canadian company identifying huge market opportunity in an international market, creating the disruptive technology capable of harvesting that potential and continuing to lever the diverse and talented labour market in Canada to make education in the third world a reality.
- Suneet Singh Tuli - Chief Executive Officer, Datawind Ltd.
Jason Townsend is NASA’s deputy social media manager where he helps oversee and coordinate over 450 social media accounts covering NASA’s people, missions, and programs. He coordinates between internal social media users and NASA’s external community of fans and followers to tell NASA’s story using tools such as the agency’s flagship Twitter account, @NASA, and pages on Facebook and Google+.
Additionally, Mr. Townsend provides guidance to agency leadership on social media best practices, policy, and upcoming social media activities. He also plans and supports successful NASA Socials (formerly Tweetups) events that take online engagement with fans and followers to the next level through behind-the-scenes, in-person experiences.
Jason Townsend will be speaking at the event via video conference.
- Jason Townsend - NASA's Deputy Social Media Manager
The way we transact intellectual property rights and manage contracts that has developed over many decades doesn’t meet the emerging needs of the digital content community. On the one hand we have state of the art digital technologies in multimillion-dollar production and broadcast management suites creating a huge volume and variety of content. On the other, we have a slow, methodical, labour intensive and document-oriented process.
Rights management could interface more effectively with a rapidly evolving and complex technology ecosystem to automate many of the downstream processes. How do we make the rights licensing process faster and more efficient and drive down transaction costs and complexity?
The industry panel will be moderated by:
- Jane Harrison - VP and Associate General Counsel, Corus Entertainment Inc.
- George Burger - Director, VMedia Inc.
- Tim Mizrahi - Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Netflix
- Tom Powers - President, Executive Producer, Open Door Co.
Moderator – Shane Schick, Editor at Large, IT World Canada (CanadianCIO.com).
- Jeppe Dorff - Transaction Services| Emerging Business, Rogers Communications
- Derek Colfer - business leader, global mobile product innovation at Visa Canada
- Lisa Campbell - Deputy Commissioner, Fair Business Practices Branch, Competition Bureau
Description: Examining the opportunities and challenges presented by the emerging mobile payments paradigm in Canada, with perspective from many of the players involved in the adoption of and successful deployment of same.
Using Games to Drive Productivity
Game designer, futurist and bestselling author of Reality is Broken, is harnessing the power of Internet games in new ways to help solve some of the biggest challenges facing our world today and tomorrow.
- Jane McGonigal - Game designer, futurist and bestselling author of Reality is Broken
Food and beverage buffet on the 300 level.
CDMN Canada 3.0 2013 welcomes international delegations from Brazil, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, the US and more. Check out these presentations from a few of our international delegates:
Grow Global presentations
International presentation – Ricardo Sodre (Brazil) 12:15pm
International presentation – Albert Jan Pomper (Netherlands) 12:30pm
The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN), a federal Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research, is dedicated to establishing Canada as a world leader in digital media (ICT + mobile) by creating and enabling connections and collaboration between entrepreneurs, companies, research institutes, government and intermediary organizations across the country. CDMN helps bring more digital media solutions to market to create more companies, jobs and wealth in Canada.
Together, the Network of over 20 hubs from coast-to-coast provides access to the knowledge, connections, services and support that digital media companies need to successfully innovate and market themselves at home and abroad. CDMN Canada 3.0 is the chance for our Network members to share with a national audience their available products and services, as well as showcase their best and brightest companies.
2013 is the inaugural year for the CDMN Moonshot Awards, established to recognize Canadian companies that create jobs and wealth for Canada through innovation in digital media (ICT and mobile). This is the inaugural year for the awards, designed to acknowledge leading companies that contribute to the CDMN Moonshot goal, that anyone can do anything online by 2017.
An expert panel of judges, including Host: CTV Question Period, Correspondent: W5 & Digital News Evangelist, Founder of New Man Media, Kevin Newman; Director at OMERS Ventures, Sid Paquette; Deloitte Canada’s Chief Innovation Officer, Terry Stuart; RocketScope Managing Director and Founder, April Dunford; and, CDMN Managing Director, Dr. Kevin Tuer, will be evaluating the nominees and determining the winners.
The ceremony for the first ever CDMN Moonshot Awards will take place on Tuesday, May 14 at CDMN Canada 3.0 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, where awards will be presented in four categories:
CDMN Digital Media Dynamic Company of the Year
Recognizing the Canadian company demonstrating the greatest increase in productivity through the adoption of digital media; three finalists will be recognized.
- Magnet Forensics Inc. – developer of the Internet Evidence Finder which has allowed the world’s top law enforcement, military and corporate organizations to recover evidence like instant messaging chats, social media artifacts and web history.
- Vidyard – a platform designed to help organizations embrace digital media as a central resource for all marketing initiatives and transform how businesses drive growth through video.
- TalentEgg Inc. – an online job board and career resource designed to help students and recent graduates in Canada find meaningful careers with top employers.
CDMN Digital Media Globalizer of the Year
Recognizing the Canadian company demonstrating the greatest increase in international sales, investments or other contributions to the growth of the Canadian digital media industry internationally; three finalists will be recognized.
- Axonify – an employee training process that is transforming the way corporate enterprise trains their employees.
- Desire2Learn – an education platform helping to transform the way the world learns by helping clients break down barriers to access the highest quality learning experiences.
- Zighra – an emerging leader in the crowd-sourced mobile authentication space that builds innovative solutions to leverage the mobile technology and crowd-sourced intelligence of consumers to reduce costs associated with fraud in high-risk and high-value transaction environments.
CDMN Digital Media Innovator of the Year
Recognizing the Canadian company demonstrating the greatest degree of innovation through the adoption of digital media; three finalists will be recognized.
- Miovision Technologies Inc. – creates intelligent solutions to address the challenges facing today’s global transportation networks through its Adaptive Signal Control, which automatically adjusts traffic signals based on real-time demand of vehicles and pedestrians.
- Voices.com – a website that connects businesses like radio and television stations, advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies to search for, audition and hire voice actors.
- Bionik Laboratories Inc. – a state-of-the-art medical technology company that provides advanced healthcare solutions for patients with restricted physical development.
CDMN Digital Media Company of the Year
Recognizing the Canadian company that made the greatest contributions to the growth of the Canadian digital media industry in 2012/2013, selected from entrants to the CDMN Digital Media Innovator, Globalizer and Dynamic award categories.
Finalists are Desire2Learn,Vidyard, Magnet Forensics Inc., Axonify and Miovision.
All Canadian companies were welcome to apply; self-nominations welcomed. Finalists will gain entry to CDMN Canada 3.0 2013 to attend the awards ceremony at an unpublished discounted rate. By submitting a nomination, the nominee agrees to let CDMN use the nominee’s company name in marketing and promotional material for the CDMN Moonshot Awards and CDMN Canada 3.0.
Through the CDMN Soft-Landing Program, Canadian companies have been able to explore and capitalize on global business opportunities in international destinations like Australia, India, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dubai, the UK, the US, Singapore and more. CDMN’s modest investment of up to $4,000 in each of the companies participating has already yielded more than $20M return in closed business and investments. Program alumni are on hand at CDMN Canada 3.0 to talk about the impact the program has had on their business. Don’t miss these presentations where they share their experiences, and tips for other companies undertaking international business for the first time.
Soft-Landing Program Alumni – Authintic 2:00pm
Soft-Landing Program Alumni – Magnet Forensics 2:15pm
Soft-Landing Program Alumni – DLI.Tools 2:30pm
Building Effective Digital Infrastructure Towards Excellence in Research and Training
Organized by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
- Patrick Horgan - Vice President, Manufacturing, Development and Operations, IBM Canada
- Tom Jenkins - Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, Open Text Corporation; SSHRC Council Member
- Ted Hewitt - Executive Vice-President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
- Vincent Larivière - Assistant Professor of Information Science at the Université de Montréal
- Dr. Wendy Cukier - Vice-President of Research and Innovation at Ryerson University and Founder/Director of Diversity Institute
Description: Effective digital infrastructure and scholarship comprises the information and communications technology assets, facilities and services which support research within institutions and across national innovation systems. A coordinated effort among multiple stakeholders must be sustained in order to address the challenges and complexity of processes needed to collect, manage, analyze and share big data. Leaders in government, academia and private sector will address key challenges and opportunities related to digital infrastructure and scholarship, including issues of networks, data, computational infrastructure and research tools. Outcomes will contribute to a better understanding towards the needs for preservation and accessibility of existing and ongoing research data for analysis by users across sectors, and the development of data analysis skills for students to benefit all sectors of the economy.
- Gavin McGarry - President, Jumpwire Media
- Mike McCauley - Product Manager, Google
- Michael Litt - Co-founder and CEO, Vidyard
- Stephen Lake - Co-founder and CEO, Thalmic Labs
You’ve read about their stories on Mashable, TechCrunch, BusinessWeek… these young entrepreneurs have enjoyed tremendous success with their disruptive technologies – garnering up to millions of dollars in funding using traditional and non-traditional methods, and, in one case, getting acquired by Google. These dynamic innovators have more than their success in common – they are all graduates of the Y Combinator accelerator program, one of the most competitive programs in North America, if not the world. The other tie that binds them together is that they returned to Canada to grow their businesses, when many other Canucks did not venture back North after their stint in the Valley. Why did they return? What is it about the Canadian marketplace and the true north worker ethic that keeps these companies here? In this sure-to-be lively discussion, we’ll discuss the realities – warts and all – of successfully applying for and subsequently completing a Y Combinator stint, as well as what competitive advantages Canada has for starting and growing successful long-term technology ventures like these ones.
What exactly are the problems with rights management? Who is impacted? What are the costs to the organization?
In our second session on rights management, we’ll walk through scenarios in the life of digital content. In each, we’ll outline the stages, the players, the systems and the artifacts along with challenges in framing, transferring and managing associated rights. We will highlight the ambiguous terminology and concepts that bog the process down in phone calls, negotiations, conversations and clarifications. We will explore the opportunities for clarity, standardization and disambiguation in agreements
As we identify and describe these challenges, solutions will begin to emerge. You will understand the issues in rights management for both the industry and your organization and see how standardization drives out costs.
We’ll explore these topics with an industry panel moderated by
- Peter Miller - Lawyer & consultant
- Michael Beller - Associate General Counsel at PBS
- Mark Le Blanc - Director, Legal Services & Business Affairs, TVO
- Michael Turner - Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Discovery Communications
- Christopher Pang - Senior Corporate Counsel, Shaw Media
Lights, Camera, Economic Action: Building Human Capital to Fuel Screen-based Industry Growth
If innovation is the driving force of the digital economy, talent is its currency. In its 25th year, the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) continues to play a critical role in the development of Canada’s top screen-based industry talent. What’s more, as found in a 2012 Nordicity report, the CFC’s alumni are creating new companies, products and content which generate measurable growth and economic activity in the sector. But how can Canada maintain and grow its ability to nurture and retain top screen-based industry talent and how can we anticipate future skills, talent and performance needs of the sector?
Join CFC representatives, alumni and Nordicity for a discussion on the role of the CFC in the ecology of the screen based sector in Canada, highlights of its economic impacts and key performance indicators as well as a dynamic discussion on the role of the CFC and what the screen-industry needs in order to keep producing (and retaining) top talent.
Discussion threads may include:
- What is the vision of Canada’s screen-based sector? What is the strategy? How well are we doing?
- What kind of talent is propelling screen-based industry today in Canada to meet that vision?
- What is the impact on the economy that flows from the CFC graduates?
- What broadcasters, entertainment companies, and governments now see in the CFC?
- What kind of model for the future is the CFC story?
- Ana Serrano - Chief Digital Officer, CFC
- Peter Lyman - Senior Partner, Nordicity
- Julie Whelan - Senior Consultant, Nordicity
- Jonas Diamond - CEO, iThentic and Executive Producer, Smiley Guy Studios
- Christina Jennings - CEO, Shaftesbury
- Mitchell Moffit - From a young age, Mitchell was fascinated by the chance to understand and experience life through its many facets. Whether it was music, art, sport, travel or academics, he wanted to do it all. But it wasn’t until high school that his love for science really began. The opportunity to qualitatively understand the things that [...]
From the Arab Spring to the evolution of democracy in Tunisia and Moldova, digital media has birthed radical new ways of communication. International leaders from around the world have gathered in “The Community of Democracies” help address this challenge, utilizing an online platform described by US President Obama as “ strengthening the next generation of democratic leaders, empowering women, and standing up for civil society”.
Hugh Ritchie, Director, Government Relations Program, Office of the President at OpenText will share the journey that lead to the creation of the truly Canadian Community of Democracies where past leaders of Democratic countries including Canada, Romania, Hungary, United States and others gather online to connect and share critical information and advice with leaders of emerging democracies.
- Hugh Ritchie - Director, Government Relations Program, Office of the President - Open Text
- Scott Fraser - Director General, Global Business Opportunities, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
- Simon Smits - Vice Minister for Foreign Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Netherlands
- Lars Hansen - Head of International Business Cooperation, Innovations-Zentrum Berlin Management GmbH, Internationale Incubator
- Masaaki Tanaka - Deputy Director-General, Science & Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology from Japan
- Marcos Vinícius de Souza - Secretariat for Innovation, Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade - MDIC, Brazil
Canada 3.0 is a place for not only the top digital media minds from Canada to gather. It attracts delegations from around the world, anxious to unearth opportunities for their companies in our marketplace, but also to share opportunities and discover common solutions to common challenges for Canadian companies looking to grow global.
This panel will feature Robert Simon, Sr. Managing Partner of the BDC Venture Capital IT Fund along with Paul Rochester, CEO of recently acquired Layer7 Technologies of Vancouver, discussing the evolution of the company; from the initial challenges, successful growth and ultimate exit through an acquisition by CA Computer Associates. A fascinating case study of a venture capital backed company funded from inception by BDC Venture Capital.
- Robert Simon - Senior Managing Partner, IT Fund, BDC Venture Capital
- Paul Rochester - CEO, Layer7 Technologies
Internet TV: The Television of the Future
- Reed Hastings - Founder and CEO, Netflix
- Michael Serbinis - Chief Executive Officer, Kobo
NASA workshop that shares with government communicators and government agencies best practices and proved success tactics to implementing and effectively using social media to rally public support, impact public perception of the relevance of your organization, and gather grassroots input to influence policy development.
As a follow up to Sheryl Sandberg’s recent Lean In movement, this panel will feature successful women in the technology industry who are all navigating through their careers and figuring out the most effective way in which to step up, lean in, balance it all and give back! Instead of reiterating the facts about the lack of women in leadership roles and in the tech industry, this session will focus on ‘what can be done’ as opposed to ‘what’s wrong’.
Themes addressed will include:
- Working Life; Facing workplace stereotypes faced, the ‘self-doubt’ syndrome, success & likability correlation, practical tips on negotiating, and balancing work / family
- Academia: Motivating young women to pursue STEM careers, and preparing young women in the classroom for their careers
- Mentorship / Sponsorship: Identifying and working with the right mentor, whether men or women
- Call to action: What is absolutely necessary for both men and women to do today to start tackling the issues at hand.
- Kate Brodock - President, Girls in Tech & Executive Director of Digital & Social Media at Syracuse University
- Karen Schulman Dupuis - Manager, Digital Communications, MaRS Discovery District
- Dr. Gerri Sinclair - President, The Gerri Sinclair Group
- Sarah Shortreed - Digital and Mobile Technology Executive
In our third session on rights management, we’ll explore the technology ecosystem and how the components of the production and broadcast management systems address rights requirements. From simple text boxes to highly configurable rights administration systems, each environment has mechanisms for capturing and acting on rights. The key to all of this is metadata – the information about assets and the embodiment of that information in ways that technology can interpret and act on. In definitions and examples that everyone can understand, you’ll learn the crucial central role that metadata plays in the rights world.
Explore these topics with an industry panel moderated by
- Seth Earley - Earley & Associates
- Janet Gardner - President of Perspective Media Group
- John Larrabee - VP Americas, Pilat Media
- Robin Macrae - Information Architect, Earley & Associates
- Tim Shaw - Product Manager, North Plains
- Kip Welch - Vice President, Business Development, MovieLabs, President & Chairman, Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) Association.
Club Penguin: A Canadian Success Story
- Lane Merrifield - Co-founder of Club Penguin
The Canada Media Fund presents a showcase of innovative Canadian productions that combine content and technology to redefine viewer interactivity. This selection of projects confirms how television is an ideal medium to lead the way toward heightened levels of engagement and foster new relationships with the audience.
- Stéphane Cardin - Vice-President, Industry and Public Affairs, Canada Media Fund
- Andre Boysen - EVP Marketing, Digital Identity Evangelist, SecureKey
- Cedric Jeannot - I Think Security – CEO and Security Expert
- Rita Whittle - Senior Director, Treasury Board of Canada - Cyber Authentication Renewal and Federating Identity, CIOB, TBS,
- Kevana Bamford - Provincial IDIM Program | Office of the CIO – BC
- John Tarnowski - Associate Vice President, North American Money Movement (Online/Mobile) at TD Bank Group
Description: There is an identity ecosystem emerging in Canada that is unique in the world. It is a multi-enterprise service that is focused on making more meaningful services available online while at the same time making it easier for users to enroll, access and control information shared by these services. Things like easy access to online government services, opening a bank account on the internet, proving your identity for new services online, registering your child at school or participating in an education portal are becoming possible.
The service model for the Internet is moving from app-centric to user-centric. The current password model of authentication needs to evolve. Every web service needs to make a choice between making their credentials stronger by adding multifactor authentication (BYOD) or partnering to get authentication from a trusted provider (BYOC).
What are the motivators for change? What does this mean for users and web services? What is the economic model? How to improve the security and privacy model for users? What is happening now and what is on the horizon?
In this final session, we’ll apply best practices for deriving, defining and agreeing upon terms that could constitute standard rights management constructs. Attendees will be grouped and given assignments and instructions to create a rights management framework to meet the requirements of a typical transaction. We’ll put the exercises into a larger framework for attendees to see how rights management metadata, controlled vocabularies and ontologies are systematically derived and validated. The output of this working session will assist attendees in understanding and refining approaches to real world problems in their organizations. In a hands-on interactive workshop, you’ll learn about the following topics:
- Real world scenario and use case review
- Steps to the taxonomy development process
- Interactive exercises developing terms
- Validation approaches
- Next steps in the industry initiative and formation of the rights working group
The workshop will be facilitated by
- Seth Earley - Earley & Associates
- Stephanie Lemieux - Senior Consultant, Earley and Associates
- Robin Macrae - Information Architect, Earley & Associates
Building Around People
“Every two days now, we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.” – Eric Schmidt
Join Steve Irvine as he examines the more personal side of social engagement. In this session, we’ll explore the evolution of media, the concept of identity, and how social influence can create unique experiences in an increasingly complex, data-filled world.
- Lane Merrifield - Co-founder of Club Penguin
Following his keynote address, Club Penguin co-founder Lane Merrifield answers attendee questions on the breakout stage on the tradeshow floor.
- Jian Ghomeshi - Broadcaster, CBC Radio; Producer, Jian Ghomeshi Productions
- Jeremy Butteriss - Director, Strategic Partnerships, Google Canada
- Dr. Kevin Tuer - Managing Director, Canadian Digital Media Network
See the sights of Toronto, network with fellow attendees, and learn about some of the digital media happenings in Canada’s largest city. From business incubators to broadcast facilities and production houses, these tours will give attendees a backstage pass to some of the coolest and most sought after digital media hotspots in Canada! Tours take place on Wednesday May 15th, from 4:15 – 5:00 pm.
*Pre-registration is required. Follow the links to our Community page to log-in and sign up.
- The Huffington Post Canada news room
- Brainstorm hubs
- Games areas
- Our boardroom/yoga studio
- Creative, open space layout
- 2 floors with departments ranging from Sales, Executive, Marketing and Content
- Exposed brick and modern design
- NapQuest resting room
- AOL Branded interiors
The Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT) is dedicated to fostering collaborative innovation in Ontario’s film, gaming and television industries. SIRT works with industry, academic, and government partners to conduct collaborative research and provide Ontario’s screen-based professionals the training needed to build the province’s competitive advantage.
SIRT was established by Sheridan College at Pinewood Toronto Studios in early 2010.
Startup Drinks is holding a special Canada 3.0 version of their event on May 15 at Hotel Ocho.