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Monday October 23, 2017, Ottawa, ON

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Minister Navdeep Bains will deliver remarks at a unique conference on video game technology being used in other sectors.

The video game industry has not only revolutionized entertainment, but is also playing a central role in the development and commercialization of innovative technology. Join us for a 1-day #BeyondEntertainment conference in Ottawa to learn more about how a fast-growing entertainment sector is now also driving efficiency and innovation in other sectors of the economy. Industry leaders, government decision-makers, academics and innovators will gather for insightful presentations and discussions from eminent panelists to learn how technology developed for video games is now used beyond entertainment.

7:45AM: Registration Opens; Coat Check Available

8:30AM: Opening Remarks
– Jayson Hilchie, President & CEO of Entertainment Software Association of Canada

8:45AM: The Canadian Video Game Industry
– Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary, Canadian Heritage
– Deirdre Ayre, Head of Operations, Other Ocean Interactive
– Tanya Woods, Vice-President Policy & General Counsel, Entertainment Software Association of Canada

9:15AM: Session 1 – Graphics
– Chris Battson, Senior Development Director, EA
– Troy Thibodeau, Motion Capture Lead, EA
– Gavriel State, Senior Director, System Software, Nvidia
– Pierre Blaizeau, Head of Technologies, Digital Dimension
Moderated By: Nathalie Verge, Director, Corporate Affairs, Ubisoft

10:15AM: Break

10:30AM: Session 2 – Healthcare
– Mark Evin, Co-Founder & CEO, Jintronix
– Joseph Koziak, CEO, Amblyotech
– Mathieu Ferland, Senior Producer, Ubisoft
– Dr. Bill Kapralos, Associate Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
– Dr. Fahad Alam, Director of Research, Sunnybrook Simulation Centre, Sunnybrook Hospital
Moderated By: Craig Hagen, Senior Director of Global Government Affairs, EA

11:45AM: Remarks
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED)

12:00PM: Buffet Lunch 

1:00PM: Session 3 – Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality
– Ryan Peterson, President & CEO, Finger Food Studios
– Deborah Papiernik, Senior Vice-President, New Business, Technology and Strategic Alliances, Ubisoft
– Willie Stevenson, Founder & CEO, Silverback Games
– Mark Ballard, Director, Maintenance Training, Pelesys Learning Systems
Moderated By: Deirdre Ayre, Head of Operations, Other Ocean Interactive

2:15PM: Break

2:30PM: Session 4 – Artificial Intelligence
– Sebastien Miglio, Director, Enterprise Solutions, Epic Games
– Yves Jacquier, Executive Director, Production Services Studios, Ubisoft
– Gavriel State, Senior Director, System Software, Nvidia
Moderated By: Tanya Woods, Vice-President Policy & General Counsel, Entertainment Software Association of Canada

3:45PM: Break

4:00PM: Understanding The World Through Immersive Reality
– Dr. Neil Randall, Director, Games Institute – University of Waterloo

4:30PM: Closing Remarks
– Jayson Hilchie, President & CEO, Entertainment Software Association of Canada

Select product and prototype showcases will let participants experience cutting-edge innovation first-hand while presenters from leading tech companies will provide a glimpse into the technology of tomorrow – all made possible from video games. With participation and presentations from:

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Gold Sponsor:
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Details:
Monday October 23, 2017
Barney Danson Theatre
1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0M8

There is no charge for this event, but space is limited. 

Conference: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Buffet lunch will be served

For more information, please contact: jhilchie@theesa.ca

Posted October 2, 2017