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8:30 AM

Registration and Networking

9:30 AM

Opening Address

Bernard Lord, President & CEO, Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)

9:45 AM


Mark Henderson, President, Ericsson Canada & Chairman, CWTA Board of Directors

10:00 AM

The M2M Revolution Begins: Where are We Now?

How are global standards and initiatives driving the adoption of M2M? Hear from industry leaders at the forefront of M2M and wireless innovation. Speakers from Ericsson, Huawei and Rogers present big picture perspectives on the M2M ecosystem.


  • Bill Crago, Vice President of Technology, Huawei
  • Eric Simmons, General Manager, M2M, Rogers
  • Dragan Nerandzic, Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson

11:00 AM


11:15 AM

Panel – Canadian M2M: Policy & Governance Considerations

What are the implications for spectrum allocation and management? What are the privacy implications? Who owns the data? How can we ensure innovation is not thwarted by policy or governance issues?


  • Bill Abbott, Senior Counsel & Bell Privacy Ombudsman
  • Michelle Chibba, Director of Policy, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC)
  • Alourdes Sully, Chair, Utilities Telecom Council Canada (UTCC)


  • Kurt Eby, Director Regulatory Affairs, CWTA

12:15 PM

Networking Lunch

1:15 PM

Panel – M2M Key Drivers: How do We Implement?

How will we continue to move M2M innovation forward? Who will lead the way? When and how will implementation take place? How do we bring all key players together? Stakeholders in Canada's M2M sector explain their strategies and business models to bring us there.


  • Barrie Kirk, Executive Director, Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE)
  • Eric Simmons, General Manager, M2M, Rogers
  • Ron Zimmer, President, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)


  • Caitlin Carrol, Manager Research and Analysis, CWTA

2:15 PM


2:30 PM

Panel – Tomorrow's M2M: What does the Future Hold?

What opportunities are there to leverage M2M for a seamless wireless experience? Increasing consumer demand for wireless connectivity is providing both challenges and opportunities. Why is M2M a natural step forward in technological innovation?


  • Dr. Brenda Connor, Business & Solutions Creation Expert, M2M & Service Delivery Ecosystem, Ericsson
  • Fiorenzo Mastrioanni, Director, Business Products and Solutions, Bell
  • Alec Saunders, Vice President, QNX Cloud


  • Tony Olvet, President, International Data Corporation (IDC)

3:30 PM


Eugene Roman, Chief Technology Officer, Canadian Tire

3:50 PM

Closing Remarks

Bernard Lord, President & CEO, Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)

4:00 PM


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