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4th Annual Tech Day on Parliament Hill: September 26, 2018

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 from 7:45 AM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Reception Only (Starts at 5:30pm) 26 Sep 2018 $50.00 $2.35

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Agenda For Tech Day on Parliament Hill

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A one-day intensive working event with the unique opportunity to participate in and contribute towards the development of policies and national frameworks to support business growth and scaleup efforts of tech businesses in Canada.

Tech Day on Parliament Hill connects tech entrepreneurs with the policy decision-makers on Parliament Hill: Staffers, MPs, Senators and other stakeholders will meet and learn about the issues that those in the tech sector face as constraints to growth, scaling and job creation.

The three themes throughout the day will include but are not limited to the following:


  • Scale Up Emphasis in the Tech Sector: What is needed and what can be delivered

  • Cyber Security and the Need to be Prepared

  • The Tech Talent Crisis and Innovative Approaches to Resolution

7:45 a.m.    Registration


8:15 a.m.     Welcome and Breakfast

Overview of the day, Introductions 

Basics of Advocacy – Tips and Tricks of Having a Successful Meeting

Panel Discussions/Presentation

8:45 a.m. Cyber Security: What are the latest cyber threats to Canada and Western democracies? Including threats to political and news organizations as it relates to fake news and foreign influence.  Is this threat dividing our country?  How do we limit the impact that cyber breaches and the actions that influencers have used to weaponize this technology. 


Al Jones, Former Assistant Director, CSIS



i) John Proctor, CEO, Martello

ii) Tyson Johnson, Cyber NB

iii) Scott Jones, Head of Canadian Centre for Cyber Security


9:45 a.m. Scale Up Strategy: What should Canada’s Scale-up strategy be? Are there enough resources being allocated to Scale up vs Startup companies?

Presentation: Branham300 Canada’s Top Tech Companies Revealed- Measuring Canada's Scaleup Potential



Wayne Gudbranson, CEO, The Branham Group



i) Joanne Fedeyko, CEO, Silicon Valley Connections

ii) Andrew Waitman, CEO, Assent Compliance

iii) Charles Plant, Senior Fellow, Impact Centre-U of T


11:00 a.m. The Impending Tech Talent Crisis: Where are we going to find the tech talent required to propel the growth of Canada’s Tech companies? Immigration? Retraining from non-traditional sectors (i.e. military)? Traditional Academia?



Marsalie MacKenzie, Exec Assistant, Cdn Defense Attache



i) Yousef Khatib, CEO, Global Skills Hub,

ii) Stacey Wallin Director, BC Tech

iii) Stephen Green, Senior Partner, Green & Spiegel

 iv) Aliza Lakhani, CEO/Regional Dean, Northeastern University (Toronto)

12:15 p.m. Keynote Luncheon: Prickly Politics – 

NAFTA UPDATE: The Good, the Bad and the UGLY

Fireside Chat with: M.P. Andrew Leslie


1:00 p.m. Meetings with MPs and Staffers (Throughout the Afternoon) 


1:30 p.m. Roundtable: Privacy, Compliance & Data Breaches - Derek Lackey

November 1, 2018 is the day organizations that experience a data breach must report the incident to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) and notify affected individuals.  What you need to know to be prepared for this looming deadline.

2:30 p.m. Roundtable: Making Inroads with Federal Gov’t Procurement

As companies are attempting to work with the Federal government, many factors impede this process.  How can companies work with the new Digital Government in a streamlined, efficient manner.



5:30 p.m.  Reception Begins (Open Bar, Food Stations) - Sponsored by: Coding for Veterans

At the evening reception there will be companies who will demo their technology to the attendees.  People will be able to interact with these Canadian Tech companies while enjoying a night of networking with Staffers, MPs and Senators.

This reception is being sponsored by the Coding for Veterans program.  This program helps those leaving Canada's military to transition into jobs in Canada's tech sector.  More information can be found at: 

5:45 p.m. Opening Remarks

6:00 p.m.  Tech Demo Areas open

8:30 p.m. Reception Ends









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Sir John A MacDonald Building
144 Wellington Street
Room 200 (2nd Floor)
Ottawa, ON K1P 5T3

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 from 7:45 AM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Northof41org helps tech entrepreneurs to expand their business by encouraging interaction and discussion among investors, fellow entrepreneurs, CEOs, Government and other stakeholders. Our goal is to promote the tech industry and all of the cutting edge innovation that is taking place from coast to coast. Nof41 events are recognized as the type of catalyst where attendees discover, collaborate and grow relationships in the tech ecosystem in support of scaleup objectives.

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