What was once a consideration for business and government - do we do digital? That quickly evolved to how do we do digital and in the 4th Industrial Revolution it’s transformed into the foundational element for every business and government.


Over the course of a day in Ottawa we will explore the complexity of Digital Infrastructure. The dialogue will include the impact of digital on infrastructure, the infrastructure of digital itself and the relationship of both on citizens.


The impacts are significant and include intellectual property, privacy, IP, equity, accessibility, foreign investment, cyber security etc.  Everybody yearns for innovation as the holy grail but what role does legislation, policy and of course NAFTA play.


June 6, 2018   •   Bayview Yards, Ottawa




830am - Registration & Networking


9am - Welcome and Opening Remarks

Gabe Batstone, Board of Directors, CABC


915am - Morning Keynote

Host - Michael Tremblay, Invest Ottawa CEO with innovation thought leader Brian Lang, MasterCard Canada President


10am - The Future of NAFTA Digital

Hosted by Lena Trudeau, Nuage Strategies with NAFTA expert Scotty Greenwood, CEO, Canadian American Business Council


11am - Digital Citizens

MasterCard VP, Market Product Management, Digital Solutions Sukhmani Dev


1230pm - Lunch Keynote

Tish Durkin has been writing about U.S. politics and policy, foreign and domestic, for more than 25 years. She has served as  a staff writer for the New York Observer and a weekly opinion columnist for National Journal. From the U.S.-led invasion through 2004, she was a freelance writer in Iraq, where she wrote about the conflict for such publications as National Journal, the Atlantic, the Observer, and Rolling Stone.  Her most recent major magazine feature was an Elle profile of Kellyanne Conway, the rare non-family Trump-campaign player still standing in the administration. Along the way Durkin has also spent considerable time in Syria, South Africa, Australia and China. Durkin now lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband and two children. She blogs at knickertwist.com.


130pm - Digital Infrastructure Panel

Moderator - Danika Delph - Engagement Marketing, contextere

Stephen Benoit, Investment Manager- Funds, Export Development Canada

Iain Christie, Vice President, Aerospace Industries Association


215pm - Closing Remarks

Gabe Batstone, CEO of contextere

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