Four distinct tracks will take place during the symposium.
Transportation – As a significant part of the provincial government’s investment towards overall public infrastructure, transportation will be a significant topic at this year’s symposium. Credible industry stakeholders will present “the how, when and where” of infrastructure expenditures, and how this will impact the Region, linking into the Greater Toronto Area. Speakers would cover Metrolinx’s Regional Express Rail (RER), Region of York’s Transportation Master Plan, VIVA bus & Rapid Transit, as well as the outlook in electric and autonomous vehicles in Ontario. Join the Symposium to obtain first hand information from the experts.
4th Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things) – From Water/Steam Power, Electric Power and Computing Power, Industry 4.0 is the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This represent a new industry paradigm based on core technology sectors such as Horizontal/Vertical System Integration, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, The Cloud, Big Data Analytics, Additive Manufacturing, Augmented Reality and Advanced Robotics. These technologies represent new opportunities to generate improvements across the entire value chain for companies and their customers. The convergence of these technologies leads to intelligent infrastructures, networked energy and the future of manufacturing and healthcare IT, which will fuel boundless economic opportunities in our society.
Renewable Energy – Ontario’s Electric Revolution. By 2025, more than half of Ontario’s energy generating capacity will be from renewable energy sources: 10.7 Gigawatts by 2021, and an additional hydroelectric power of 9.3 Gigawatts by 2015, culminating in a total of 20 Gigawatts by 2025 that can be attributed to renewable energy sources. This symposium is about building leadership roles; leading the charge in renewable energy sources, grid modernization, energy storage and other management of demands, will be our primary focus.
Digital Healthcare – Humber River Hospital, North America’s first fully digital hospital opened in Toronto on October 2015. Over $11 billion in hospital capital grants will be spent in the healthcare sector. Digital technology is transforming traditional healthcare. Leading healthcare IT experts will discuss how emerging technology can remove the inefficiencies of the enormous healthcare industry. Leaders, experts and policy makers will come together to discuss CDR & Data Aggregation, Data Pipes, Data Sharing, Automatic Process Integration, Open Platform Architecture, and interoperability. How can you be a part of this evolution in healthcare?