IoT, Big Data Education Summit / October 17-18, 2017 at Richmond Hill Country Club, GTA
IoT, Big Data Education Summit Canada is the first of its kind in Canada that will focus on the role of IoT and Big Data in improving Canadian education system and how these technologies can help education institutions become safer, secure, efficient and offer improved services.
At this summit, you will meet:
Education Leaders – Senior administrators from school boards, ministries, K12 and post-secondary institutions; provincial government education officials.
Industry Leaders – Education industry solution providers; technology innovation fund managers.
Technology Leaders – Businesses that are creating IoT, Big Data solutions and technologies for the educational sector
Annually Canada spends almost $100 billion in its educational sector, Ontario spends over $30 billion on its education. Yet, latest test results show that our learning of math has decreased by 8% from the last testing. Canada is one of the highest spenders per capita on tertiary education at $20,000 per student. But, has Canadian education system kept up with time and rest of the world?
Technology is a catalyst that can transform the educational sector. Education is moving from a knowledge-transfer model to a collaborative, active, self-directed, and engaging model that helps students increase their knowledge and develop the skills needed to succeed in the “Learning Society.” Cisco predicts that worldwide, IoE in education has a 10-year net present value of US$175 billion, which will be delivered through streamlined and personalized instruction, and through the collection of data for making better decisions and reducing expenditure on instructional resources.
Technology is just one of many disruptive influences in education today and at this conference, you will learn about how IoT (Internet of Things) and Big Data tools and technologies can help educational sector become efficient.
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Introduction to the Conference and Welcome by Conference Chair
Keynote: Is Your School Smart School?
- School Infrastructure to Support the Smart School
- Immediate Benefits and Future Possibilities
- Smart sensors and other devices to existing control panels
Tech Keynote: Role of Data Handling in the 21st Century
- Data-driven decision making in education.
- Real-time information and engagement.
- Collecting data remotely.
- Connected things for quicker decision making?
Morning Networking Break
Virtual Schools or Digitalization of Education
- Learning beyond school walls
- Availability of eBooks and eLearning in institutes
- Use of “Smart” lesson plans
- Connected devices
- Reduce operating cost in virtual schools
Building 21st Century Education System
- Are policymakers and educators well-prepared for the 21st-century system?
- IoT to improve school’s safety
- Keep track of key resources, and enhance access to information
- Connect the unconnected with intelligent networks across education
- Patrick Lafontaine, Director, Service Innovation, Laurentian University
- Martin Laferriere, Manager of Infrastructure, Laurentian University
Panel: Only Hardware Can Make System Efficient. Myth or Reality?
- Lifecycle of Hardware
- Frequency of Hardware update
- Is funding critical or challenging?
- Is it time to focus on subscription model?
- Peter Singh, Chief Technology Officer, Toronto District School Board
- Gord Truffen, Superintendent of Information Services, Halton District School Board
- Alana Murray, Director of Education, Bluewater District School Board
Bringing Creativity, Innovation and Inspiration into Canadian Educational System
- Augmented reality (AR), to visualize data
- Optimizing results through more intuitive formats
- Role of creativity, innovation and inspiration in education
Afternoon Networking Break
Standardization of the System to Make Education System Efficient
- School Boards
- Educational platform for today and tomorrow
Making Education Relevant and Efficient – A School Trustee’s Perspective
Presentation by Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Close of Day One
Recap of Day One
Keynote: Challenges Faced by Canadian Education System and Opportunity to Improve
Tech Keynote: IoT and Cloud Computing; Two Ends of a String
- Cloud is changing into fog.
- Increase efficiency in everyday tasks.
- Collect and process data from connected devices.
- IoT generates massive amounts of data, and cloud computing provides a pathway.
Morning Networking Break
An Exploration of the Success, Struggle, and Promise of Digital Education to Personalize Learning
- Online learning outcomes by replicating the classroom experience digitally
- Organization of tech revolution
- Preparing culture of change and adoption
Forces of Change: Universities in the Digital Era
- Governance and the rise of social media
- Students: massification and diversity
- Content and technologies
- Operating costs and operating revenues
- Structural conservatism
Tackle the Funding Issue with Partnerships
- Partnership through associations
- Shared vision of developing a strategy
- Don’t get hung up on measuring the results of a strategic alliance
- Long-term strategic partnerships focus on creativity and talent on enabling future innovations
- Resistant to adoption of new tech
- Cultural challenge to modernization
- Professional development to support modernization
Student PEDs During Traumatic/Crisis Situations. Friend or Foe?
Creating a Digital Classroom by 3C’s: Connections, Creativity and Courage
- Sharing TVDSB's unfolding innovation story
- Partnering with our innovators
- Establishing Frameworks, Structures and Processes for change
- Engaging front line people to design, drive and own educational change
- Paul McKenzie, Superintendent of Student Achievement, Thames Valley District School Board
- Rick Pardo, Learning Coordinator - Culture of Innovation, Thames Valley District School Board
Close of Conference and Afternoon Networking Break
Chief Technology Officer
Toronto District School Board
Peel District School Board
Dr. David Wilkinson
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
Superintendent – Learning Technologies
Ottawa Catholic School Board
Chair of the Board
Upper Canada District School
Superintendent of Business
London District Catholic School Board
Dr. Peter Nunoda
President and CEO
Vancouver Community College
Canadian School Boards Association
Dr. Thomas Chase
Provost and VP (Academic)
University of Regina
Dr. Sharon Pyke
Superintendent of Education: Student Well-being
Greater Essex County District School Board
Superintendent of Information Services
Halton District School Board
Superintendent of Student Achievement
Thames Valley District School Board
Director of Education
Bluewater District School Board
Director, Toronto Regional Operations
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Director, Service Innovation
Publisher and Editor
Manager of Infrastructure
Learning Coordinator – Culture of Innovation
Thames Valley District School Board
If you are interested in speaking at the conference, please call +1 (416) 597-5751 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in sponsorship opportunities?
If you are a technology company or solution provider to the Canadian education system and/or interested in showcasing your solutions, service or products to Canadian education professionals, then kindly contact us.
Media and Association Partners
Who should attend
- School Board Trustees
- Education Directors
- Data Managers
- Data Analysts
- Directors of Innovation
- VP Technology
- VP Innovation
Conference Venue / Richmond Hill Country Club
Richmond Hill Country Club
8905 Bathurst Street
Venue’s website: www.richmondhillcountryclub.com
Please note: The conference will take place at Richmond Hill Country Club which is north of Richmond Hill Golf Club.
- Super Early Bird: $645 plus tax – Expires June 23, 2017
- Early Bird: $795 plus tax – Expires Sept. 8, 2017
- Regular: $945 plus tax
Vendors, consultants, technology companies:
- Super Early Bird: $995 plus tax – Expires June 23, 2017
- Early Bird: $1395 plus tax – Expires Sept. 8, 2017
- Regular: $1845 plus tax