Cyberinfrastructure Summit in Banff

Cybera is hosting its 2nd annual Cyberinfrastructure Summit at the Banff Centre in Banff on September 29-30. Cybera Summit 08 will bring together cyberinfrastructure users, collaborators and innovators. The focus will be to build, strengthen and expand the cyberinfrastructure foundation in Alberta’s private sector and research community.

Summit Sessions:

Green IT / Clean Tech – It’s not that easy being green. In this session, we’ll look at the push for IT to go green. How can you ‘green up’ your IT operations? What are the cost benefits? Why is this important to your business?

Grassroots Innovation – DemoCampBanff – Where does innovation start? Demo Camp for one. These groups thrive on their ad-hoc organization and “no rules” rules. Talk about a fertile landscape for innovative ideas! Join us for a special Banff edition of Demo Camp.

Cloud Computing and Other Trends to Watch – The innovation landscape is constantly changing. In this session, we’ll focus on the top trends guiding this transition and what impacts these changes have on your business as well as your research and development activities.

Cyber-Venture Opportunities – Showing you the money. In this session, we’ll examine the business behind cyberinfrastructure – the venture capital and commercialization opportunities, as well as the new Alberta Action Plan: Bringing Technology to Market.

Disruptive Technologies – Blessing or bane? In this session, we’ll look at how disruptive technologies are changing the landscape, raising the bar and pushing the bounds of all that was possible in business and research.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Bill Appelbe -Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
  • Paul Strong – Distinguished Research Scientist, eBay
  • Nora Young – Producer and Host of Spark, CBC Radio

Who Should Attend?

  • IT managers and executives
  • Business strategy senior management
  • Industry Researchers
  • Small business and startups
  • Technology advisors, CIOs, project managers, government ministry staff, graduate students
  • Research community

This Summit will cater to anyone affiliated with the private sector, research organizations or academia that’s interested in cyberinfrastructure. It will also cater to those who have questions like, “How can I do my work more efficiently?” “How can I improve my business’s bottom line?” and “How can technology help me expand the possibilities of what I can achieve?” The Summit should also appeal to people looking to tap into Alberta’s innovative, forward-thinking community.

For more information and to register, visit the Cybera Summit 08 website.