Canada’s new privacy bill – what it means for Canadians

By Imran Mohiuddin | November 19, 2020

This past Tuesday, November 17, the federal government announced it was tabling Bill C-11, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA). This bill represents a significant shift in privacy legislation in Canada. It follows a period of public consultations initiated by Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), including last year’s calls for comments on the modernization …

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Seeking civic partners to help host eduroam

By Meagan Hampel | November 16, 2020

Cybera is seeking municipal and library partners in Alberta who are interested in joining a free service that provides instant Wi-Fi access to a large subset of their visitors: eduroam. What is eduroam? Eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, global, Wi-Fi roaming service developed by the international research and education community, and available in more …

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Cybera data science consultation opens up opportunities for carbon capture and storage

By Graham Sucha | November 12, 2020

Earlier this year, Cybera’s data science team ran a month-long partnership with carbon, capture, storage and utilization company, CMC Research Institutes. Our objective was to help investigate their carbon injection data, which they had been collecting for about a year. The overall goal was to improve the efficiency of their facility, and mitigate any well …

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Global validation (on the networking scale)

By Joe Topjian | October 14, 2020

Picture this scenario: It’s a few days before Christmas. You awaken in a panic and rush to the airport. While running through the terminals, you unknowingly take a wrong turn, and instead of boarding a plane to Miami, you instead board a plane to New York City. Is this the plot to Home Alone 2: …

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Cybera’s response to CRTC investigation on disaggregated wholesale access

By Imran Mohiuddin | October 6, 2020

On June 11, 2020, the CRTC issued a Call for comments – Appropriate network configuration for disaggregated wholesale high-speed access services. Their goal was to address a number of outstanding issues related to the Commission’s earlier decision (2015-326) to move Canada’s wholesale high speed access regime from a disaggregated to an aggregated model.  Under the previous, …

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New board members will strengthen Cybera’s education, non-profit focus

By Admin | September 30, 2020

Cybera is pleased to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors. Roy Daykin, John Schutte, and Helen Wetherly Knight will bring impressive experience and knowledge of the education and not-for-profit sectors to Cybera’s board. Roy DaykinChief Financial Officer and Vice President, Corporate Services, SAIT With more than 30 years in the education system, Roy …

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The Cyber Summit is a gathering of Western Canada's public, education and start-up technology leaders. The conference features workshops and discussions around the latest digital issues and solutions, and how they impact Canadians.

This November, we're pleased to bring you the 2020 virtual Cyber Summit!

The theme of this year's Cyber Summit is: “What's Next”.

The response to COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of virtual and remote-work technologies throughout the education, public, research, and start-up sectors. As the new digital reality settles in, we must now look to the long-term future. The 2020 Cyber Summit will focus on cross-sector collaborations, and how digital leaders in Western Canada are adapting to the new normal. What tools, methodologies, and philosophies should we all consider — both in the public and commercial sectors — to ensure our organizations are thriving in years to come?

This year's online Summit will take place in the afternoons (1:00 – 4:30 pm MDT) of November 24-26, 2020. We will have more detail on schedule, presenters and workshops in the coming weeks. If you have any inquiries, please contact us at summit@cybera.ca.

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