iotNorth ThingkFest 1.0 - An Internet of Things Showcase

50 Stonehaven Wy., Arnprior, ON K7S 0A5, Canada



Are you an Internet of Things provider, user, thinker and in general an IoT actor and player – then take part in the Canadian Internet of Things Conversation at ThingkFest 1.0 by iotNorth.

ThingkFest is an online event allowing participants to share their involvement and hear what others are doing, innovating, and thinking in the IoT space. It’s a meetup-like event with a difference – instead of one or two keynotes, it’s a showcase with many fast-fire short-talks on different topics from across the full thingk3D IoT space, across Canada.

Short-talks are selected from talk proposals submitted by Canadian companies, organizations, and individuals, and everyone is welcome to attend to hear the talks and participate in the discussion and Q&A.

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Speakers and Topics

Topics range IoT innovations, products and services, solutions in different verticals, different domains and disciplines that enable or are affected by IoT, and socioeconomic and digital governance interplay with IoT.

We invite you to submit a proposal before June 15th for a Short-Talk on your favourite IoT topic. Visit the ThingkFest page for more info and to submit your proposal.


The following great Short-Talks and speakers have been selected for ThingkFest 1.0:

Integrated IoT Solution for Smart Construction Jobsites
Aali Alizaedh, Co-Founder. President and CTO, Giatec

Human Factors Considerations for IoT Implementation in Safety Critical Systems
Adam Freed, President, FactorSafe Solutions

IoT Businesses Supporting Future Growth in Alberta
Brenda Beckedorf, Executive Director, Alberta, IoT

The Future of IoT is About Machines
Christopher Chong, President & CEO, SST Wireless

IoT & Equipment Management in Agriculture
Cole Powers, Co-Founder, IntelliCulture

Liability & Risk Management Considerations for IoT Solutions
Edona Vila, Lawyer, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Data Analytics and Smart Buildings
Jeff Larocque, Sales Director, ILLUMENAI

Canadian IoT Network and Connectivity
Joel Dart, Senior Manager - Business Development, IoT Solutions, Indirect Channels & VARs, Bell

The IoT Imperative
Leo Lax, Executive Managing Director, L-SPARK

Connecting the IoT systems of the Future
Lynne Canavan, Director of Ecosystems, RTI

Innovating Internet of Things with Design Thinking
Nilufer Erdebil, CEO, Spring2 Innovation

How to accelerate adoption of IoT in Canada
Rene Breyel, President, AIoT Canada

IoT in the 5G era
Samer Geissah, Director, Technology Strategy, TELUS

Intelligent Verification and Adaptation of Critical IoT Systems
Shiva Nejati, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa

SensorUp - Movement Intelligence for Automating Complex Physical Operations
Dr. Steve Liang, Founder & CTO, SensorUp

Smart Parking for Cities – It Starts with the Stall
Mark Hall, Marketing & Business Development Leader, Eleven-X

Emcee and Introduction to ThingkFest, Thingk3D and IoT North
Walter Knitl, CEO, Praxiem


We are greateful to the following companies and organizations that signed up to deliver a Short-Talk.





Registration and Logistics

Registration is required by all attending – whether to hear and discuss, or as a Short-Talk speaker. The event’s online logistics (link and password) will be forwarded only to those registered a few hours prior to the event time.

Staying in Touch

For ongoing information and announcements about ThingkFest join the LinkedIn group IoT North and follow @iotNorth on twitter.

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