Summit

Forging computational superstars: the Fort McMurray success story

Something interesting is happening in Fort McMurray’s Westwood Community High School. If you scan the news section on the school’s website, you’ll see references to: A grade 12 student winning a medal at the 2018 Canada Wide Science Fair for his project using AI and RFID for medical smart technologies. Students creating a group called …

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Cyber Summit 2018 moving to a new location

Mark your calendars for November 6-8, 2018, when the annual Cyber Summit will be in a new location! Located one-hour west of Calgary, the newly-renovated Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge is a one-of-a-kind mountain destination offering year-round activities and breathtaking views. The Cyber Summit is the annual gathering of Western Canada's public, education and start-up technology leaders. The …

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The dream of connecting Canada’s north has taken a huge leap forward

The Northwest Territories (NWT), like much of Canada’s north, faces serious disparities with internet access. A 2014 government survey found that, on average, around 20% of households in NWT were without internet. But this is just the average; in communities such as Fort Providence, Nahanni Butte, or Detah, the reality is that nearly two-thirds of …

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Cyber Summit keynote is encouraging thousands of women and girls to learn to code

The organizers of the 2017 Cyber Summit are pleased to announce that Heather Payne, Founder of Ladies Learning Code, will provide the second keynote address. Ladies Learning Code is a national not-for-profit that is encouraging thousands of women and girls to learn to code. Since 2011, Ladies Learning Code has expanded from its Toronto headquarters to …

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Is internet as vital as electricity?

BCNet’s 2017 opening keynote speaker, cybersecurity expert Robert Herjavec (yes, the guy from Dragons Den and Shark Tank) proposed that the internet has evolved to become as necessary as electricity. He put it more eloquently than this, but essentially, he believes that the internet will soon be everywhere on earth and connected to everything, to …

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Cyber Summit opening keynote sees global internet access as a “critical” need

Organizers of the 2017 Cyber Summit are pleased to announce that Greg Wyler, Founder & Executive Chairman of OneWeb, will be the opening keynote. A successful telecommunications entrepreneur, Wyler founded OneWeb in 2012 with the mission of connecting every unconnected school in the world by 2022. OneWeb’s new satellite constellation, a major component to achieving this …

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Cyber Summit opening keynote sees global internet access as a “critical” need

Organizers of the 2017 Cyber Summit are pleased to announce that Greg Wyler, Founder & Executive Chairman of OneWeb, will be the opening keynote. A successful telecommunications entrepreneur, Wyler founded OneWeb in 2012 with the mission of connecting every unconnected school in the world by 2022. OneWeb’s new satellite constellation, a major component to achieving this …

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Using Technology Responsibly

Lessons learned from the Cyber Summit 2016: Using Technology Responsibly In an increasingly interconnected world, how can people maintain some semblance of privacy while preventing their devices from being hacked? More importantly, are we doing enough to ensure the generations to come have the tools they need to navigate an increasingly interconnected and automated world? …

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