The NRC at ISPIM Connects Ottawa 2019


April 7, 2019 – April 10, 2019

The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) is hosting ISPIM Connects Ottawa, a three-day event that will bring together world-renowned innovation managers, researchers, and business and thought leaders to share insights on specific local and global innovation challenges as well as general innovation management hot-topics.

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) will be sharing its thought leadership about digital technologies and artificial intelligence during a keynote address, fireside chat, and panel discussion.

To register, please visit the event website.

The NRC will be participating in the following panels:

Monday April 8, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.9 am to 10:30 am

Innovation in Ottawa – Keynote address and fireside chat

Moderated by Michael Tremblay, CEO, Cours Bayview

Speakers Topics
Sir Terry Matthews, Founder and Chairman, Wesley Clover International Innovation and commercialization for local and global Impact
Roseann O'Reilly Runte, President and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation The future of discovery and innovation
John Shannon, former Director General, Digital Technologies Research Centre, and Industrial Technology Advisor, NRC Strategies for competing in the data economy

Monday April 8, 2019 from 12:10 pm to 1:20 p.m

Challenge: Adopting AI and analytics

Chaired by Eli Fathi, CEO, MindBridge Ai and Stoyan Tanev, Associate Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Carleton University


  • Robin Grosset, Chief Technology Officer, MindBridge Ai
  • Navneet Bhalla, Founder and CEO, Cetana AI
  • Joel Martin, Director of R&D, Digital Technologies Research Centre, NRC
  • Cindy Gordon, CEO and Founder, SalesChoice