Keynote Speaker: Jay Ingram
We’re excited to announce the Canada 3.0 Keynote Speaker will be Jay Ingram. Jay, an iconic Canadian broadcaster and science communicator, says of his address: “We need good brains for innovation, but we also need to understand that those same brains can get in the way of good communication and cooperation.”
Iconic broadcaster Jay Ingram is one of Canada’s best-known and most popular science personalities. Ingram has hosted both the premier radio science program in Canada, CBC’s Quirks and Quarks, and its TV counterpart, Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet. In 2010, Ingram was appointed as a member to the Order of Canada for a lifetime of service in science communication. He has received several awards for his work, including honorary degrees from Carleton University, McGill University, McMaster University, King’s College and the University of Alberta.
A prolific author, Ingram has written 12 books – most recently, Fatal Flaws – most of which have been best-sellers. His books have been translated into 12 languages.
Since 2005, he has been Chair of the Science Communications Program at the Banff Centre. He is also co-founder and Chair of the arts and engineering festival called Beakerhead, which began in September 2013 in Calgary.
Emcee: Bill Whitelaw
We’re pleased to announce the Canada 3.0 MC will be Bill Whitelaw, the CEO of the JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group, the major energy B2B information company in Canada. Bill, a dynamic and insightful champion of the need for energy sector innovation, will lead the conversation at Canada 3.0.
Bill Whitelaw, chief executive officer of JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group (JWN), joined the company in 2002. He has expanded the company’s product portfolio, developed new frontiers within the industry and ensured JWN remains progressive and people-focused. Bill began his involvement with the publishing industry in the 1960s, selling the St. John’s Evening Telegram while living in Goose Bay, Labrador. Having worked as a reporter, editor-in-chief and publisher, he brings over 30 years of experience in the newspaper and business-to-business media sectors to the company. Bill is also a director on many community boards, including the Canadian Heavy Oil Association, Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame, Canadian Business Press, Vertigo Theatre, Alberta Global Forum and Telus World of Science (External Relations Committee). Bill has a print journalism diploma from Loyalist College, a BA from Queen’s University and a master’s degree in communication studies from the University of Calgary.
Moderator: Tom Jenkins
We are proud to announce, the Canada 3.0 2014 first panel moderator will be Tom Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins has extensive experience in innovation and economic development sectors, both private and public. Tom has received countless awards, from universities across the globe, for his executive leadership. He is an active philanthropist.
Tom has many impressive titles including Founder and Executive Chair and Chief Strategy Officer of Open Text Corporation, Executive Fellow (School of Public Policy) for the University of Calgary and Officer of the Order of Canada.
Tuesday, May 27th, Tom will moderate an intriguing discussion about opportunities to increase cooperation between energy and ITC innovation sectors.
Tom is uniquely qualified to host this discussion. He chaired the Independent Panel on Federal Support to Research and Development (R&D) that published the 2011 report “Innovation Canada: A Call to Action.” He is one of the founders of Communitech (the Waterloo Region Technology Association), and director of the C.D. Howe Institute and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.
As a pioneer to many of the digital management technologies commonly used today, Tom will bring a unique and educated perspective to the discussion.