CAV Canada 2022

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CAV Canada 2022

Canada's must-attend smart mobility hybrid event.

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Bayview Yards 7 Bayview Station Road Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5 Canada

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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

CAV Canada 2022

Where smart mobility innovators and leaders discuss and drive the future.

The future is connected, autonomous, electrified, and shared. It is safer, cleaner, and greener. And it is one of unprecedented convergence and collaboration.

This future is evolving now. Are you driving it?

Smart mobility innovations such CAVs and fleets, electric vehicles, low-speed automated shuttles and drones are revolutionizing how we work, live and play. They are combining with next-gen networks, cybersecurity, 5G, AI and machine learning, IoT, big data, and AR/VR. And they are unleashing a world of new possibilities.

This includes a world with safer roads and road users…more efficient, sustainable transportation and energy…more secure food production and public spaces…healthier communities and citizens…and a more connected, equitable and inclusive society.

Join us at CAV Canada to explore, pursue and create this future.

CAV Canada is the must-attend hybrid event for any innovator, company, investor, regulator, or community driving the safe development, commercialization, and deployment of smart mobility solutions,

Join leaders from Canada’s Capital, across the country and around the world for:

  • Authentic discussion and global foresight on key opportunities and challenges in CAV and smart mobility R&D, markets, investment, and policy
  • Actionable insight to enable and accelerate the safe implementation of CAV and smart mobility solutions in diverse sectors, from transportation to communications, smart farming, and public safety
  • Innovative approaches, real-world examples and lessons learned in smart mobility test, validation, and demonstrations
  • Access to CAV and smart mobility talent and strategies to develop, attract, and retain a competitive, diverse, and inclusive workforce
  • Live and online networking opportunities to engage, connect and collaborate in the smart mobility ecosystem

Register now!

In-Person or Connected - We're Going Hybrid Again in 2022

Anchored in Canada's Capital and one of the world's top tech hubs, CAV Canada will be delivered in-person and virtually, as a hybrid event in 2022.

To celebrate our fifth year, live and online top-tier keynotes, panel discussions, demonstrations and networking are taking place from four fantastic locations:

  • Area X.O, the futureplex of innovation and collaboration in Ottawa for next-gen technologies
  • Bayview Yards, Ottawa's one-stop business acceleration shop and innovation hub
  • Hub 350, the new gateway to Kanata North Tech Park, the largest of its kind in Canada
  • Wherever you are connected – streaming live in real-time

If you have a stake in the CAV and smart mobility revolution, all roads lead to CAV Canada. Drive the Smart Mobility Future. All are welcome. And it’s all free.

In 2022, your free CAV Canada ticket includes:

  • Actionable insight on smart mobility R&D, market, and policy
  • A roster of world class speakers from Canada's Capital, across Ontario, throughout the country and around the world
  • Exclusive access to leaders, experts, and investors
  • A competitive global intelligence and market edge
  • Live and online networking
  • Technology demos and experiences
  • Exciting announcements and unveilings
  • An opportunity to join in-person

CAV Canada 2022 Program

08:30 - 09:30

  • Onsite registration with live networking and interactive Area X.O technology demonstrations at Bayview Yards

09:30 - 09:40 - Welcome remarks and introduction; Land Acknowledgement

  • Featuring Sonya Shorey, Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Communications, Invest Ottawa and Area X.O, Jamie Petten, CEO, KNBA.

09:40 - 10:30 - Session #1: Opening keynote fireside chat

10:30 - 11:00 - Session #2: Keynote presentation – Software Defined Vehicles

  • Featuring Grant Courville, Products and Strategy Leader - Mission Critical IoT Devices and Systems, Blackberry QNX.

11:00 - 11:45 - Session #3: Keynote panel hosted by Area X.O and the World Economic Forum: Driving Smart Mobility Innovation and Smart Cities of the Future.

  • Featuring Orlie Sol (Dahan) Gruper, Mobility Nerd Entrepreneur, Investor, Connector and Executive Advisor in the field | Founder of Women in Mobility; General Partner at Mobilitech Capital; Creator of new podcast EnergyONAIR; Elected Top 21,
  • Anna Clark, Senior Innovation Lead & Expert Future Mobility; @ Tryg | President @ Women EIT; Denmark,
  • Jeff Merritt, Head of Urban Transformation; Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum (Silicon Valley),
  • Peter Simon, Research & Innovation Commercial Specialist, ZalaZONE; Hungary,
  • Michael Tremblay, President & CEO, Invest Ottawa, Bayview Yards and Area X.O.

11:45 - 12:45 - Networking lunch and interactive technology demos

12:45 - 13:30 - Session #4: Keynote Fireside Chat

  • Featuring Jim Adler, Founding Managing Director & Board Member at Toyota Ventures VC,
  • Manjula Selvarajah, National Tech Columnist, CBC; Moderator

13:30 - 14:15 - Session #5: Keynote panel: Is V2X The Path to a Zero Accident Future

  • Featuring Kelly Daize, Strategic Market Director, Area X.O,
  • Fahed Hassanat, Co-Founder, COO and Director of Engineering at Sensor Cortek,
  • Omar Choudhry, Project Lead for Transportation System Management, City of Ottawa
  • Jason Lee, Founder and CEO, Smartcone
  • Neil Ternowetsky, Co-Founder and CTO of TRAINFO,
  • Hamid Mammeri, Team Leader of the Intelligent Transportation Research Team, National Research Council Canada.

14:15 - 15:00 - Session #6: Smart Mobility Myth Busting Panel Hosted by Area X.O and Women in Automotive Tech in Silicon Valley

  • Featuring Michelle Gee, President, Women in Automotive Tech; Strategy Director, Smart Mobility Startup in Stealth Mode; Previous Security Leader, Aeris Communications (Silicon Valley),
  • Peter King, Head of Robotic Solutions, IndroRobotics,
  • Selika Josiah Talbott, Founder and CEO, Autonomous Vehicle Consulting, LLC ,
  • Colin Singh Dhillon, Chief Technical Officer at APMA (Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association),
  • Anuja Sonalker, Ph.D, CEO of STEER Tech,
  • Greg Overwater, Senior Director, Safety, Innovation and Regulation.

15:00 - 16:00 - Concluding remarks, interactive technology demos and networking

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Special thanks to the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, Government of Canada, the City of Ottawa, and the Government of Ontario (including the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network managed by the Ontario Centre of Innovation) for your consistent support of our CAV and smart mobility ecosystem.

Important Details to Help Ensure a Great Experience for You!

Inclusive and Accessible: As a champion of the Government of Canada’s 50/30 Challenge, Invest Ottawa is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and the creation of a highly inclusive and accessible experience at Area X.O.

Should you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please contact Audrey Willsey at

We would be delighted to collaborate with you on the most integrated solution to help meet your needs and create the best possible experience at CAV Canada.

Smile for the Camera: With an epic day like this, we are excited to take many photos and videos throughout the day. By joining us at this special event, you understand and agree that photos and video footage featuring you and all participants may be published and shared publicly with different audiences.

Special Note: By registering for this event, you accept that you will receive event-related emails, as well as an invitation to subscribe to our mailing list.

Referrals? Questions? You are receiving this invitation as a valued member of our smart mobility and innovation community. Should you have colleagues or fellow members of your network that you would like to bring along, please send along your recommendations to Audrey Willsey at

Sincere Thanks: Very special thanks to all Area X.O public and private collaborators for their consistent and generous support of the innovation community we serve. This includes:

Our visionary Area X.O Co-founding Partners: The Government of Canada, including FedDev Ontario; the Government of Ontario, including OVIN (the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network); the City of Ottawa, Accenture, BlackBerry QNX, Ericsson, Microsoft, the National Capital Commission, Nokia, and Ottawa's post-secondary institutions.

Our Area X.O sponsors: FCC, MDK Business Law and Rogers

CAV Canada Sponsors: BlackBerry QNX, Ottawa Tourism, Ross Video, Hopin