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2019 Innovation in Emerging Cities Forum
8:00 am Welcome and Introductions
First Nations Blessing
Vicki McLeod, Master of Ceremonies
Josef Hans Lara, Economic Development Committee Chair
Mayor Mike Morden, City of Maple Ridge
8:30 am Keynote: "Innovation and Entrepreneurship"
Jen Hamilton, Founder of Oxygen Yoga and Fitness
9:05 am Panel 1: "From the Kitchen Table to the Boardroom"
Chris Jenson, Left
Jen Hamilton, Oxygen Yoga and Fitness
Oliver Perez, MultiTrends
Elaine Tan Comeau, Easy Daysies
Moderator: Councillor Meadus
10:00-10:30 Break, Trade Show and Networking
10:35 am Keynote: "TEC4Home: How Wearable Medical Devices will Revolutionize Health Care"
Dr. Kendall Ho, Director, eHealth Strategy Office, University of British Columbia
11:10 am Panel 2: "Regional Airports as Catalysts for Innovation"
Reg Moen, DynaNav Systems Inc.
Mark Steen, Heliproducts Industries, Ltd.
Andrew Westlund, Westlund Group/Sky Helicopters
12:10-1:10 pm LUNCH
1:10 pm Keynote: "Innovation and Resiliency"
Rick, O'Connor, Chief Operating Officer, Black Press Media
1:45 pm Keynote: "Examples of Innovation from the Third World"
Manobhiram Nellutla, Executive Director, Actsafe Safety Association
2:05-2:30 Afternoon Break
2:30 pm Panel 3: "Supporting Diversity in Technology and Advanced Manufacturing"
Manobhiram Nellutla, Actsafe
Sandra Brynjolfson, BC Centre for Women in Trades
Tracy McDonald, Left
Christina Crabtree, City of Maple Ridge IT
Moderator: James Zelinski, Pitt Meadows Plumbing and Mechanical
3:40 pm Panel 4: "How the Cannabis Industry Drives Innovation"
Bianca Gilbert, Colliers
Rosy Mondin, Quadron Cannatech Corporation
Michael Hofweller, GrowWorks
Moderator: David Purcell, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
4:40 pm Closing and Thank you