Eptech Keynote Speakers
Topic: Are you ready for a digital transformation?
Tuesday, October 29 • 9:00am • Bingemans Conference Centre
Speaker: Irene Sterian, President & CEO, ReMAP
Director, Technology and Innovation, Celestica
Hardware, software, and AI are being applied to factory automation, robots, co-robots, AR/VR. Over the next five to ten years, 50% of the car will be redesigned, and 40% of it will be electronics; how can we leverage our knowledge of automotive in this region, and electronify the car in Canada?
Automation and the future of work will be bright. As manufactured products and processes become more complex and productive, they give rise to a host of new jobs. Modern information and communication technologies are merging into production technologies to form a new stage of value creation. Digitization integrates processes vertically across the entire organization, from product development and purchasing, through manufacturing, logistics and service. Horizontal integration stretches beyond the internal operations from suppliers to customers and all key value chain partners.
New strategies require manufacturing earlier in the design cycle from product design to process development, creating new business models, faster time to market, and export strategies. Is your company ready for this digital transformation?
Irene will focus on:
– Why manufacturing matters in the global economy
– How the future of work will change, but will not disappear
– What you can do today to accelerate your digital journey
Your keynote speaker registration will also provide your entrance to the show floor from 10am-4pm.
Topic: Tech in BC – Then, Now, and the Future
Wed June 12 • 9:00am • Hard Rock Casino Show Theatre; Upper Foyer
Speaker: Raghwa Gopal, President & CEO, Innovate BC
Raghwa Gopal is an entrepreneur who has extensive experience starting, growing and selling numerous businesses. Gopal joined Innovate BC from Accelerate Okanagan (AO), where he was Chief Executive Officer. At AO, Gopal was instrumental in the creation and management of successful programs for technology companies at all stages of growth, and he has been a driving force in the development of the Okanagan’s tech sector into a $1.6 billion economic contributor. A graduate of New Zealand’s Central Institute of Technology in information technology, Raghwa has also received degrees in computer science from Australia’s Collier MacMillan School and the University of the South Pacific.
In addition to his corporate experience, Gopal has lectured in the Faculty of Management (Business) at UBC Okanagan and the School of Arts and Sciences (Computer Science); has been an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Okanagan College School of Business; and serves on the boards of multiple organizations including the University of British Columbia, India Canada Innovation Council, Women’s Enterprise Centre, Central Okanagan Economic Development, and the Province of B.C.’s Emerging Economy Task Force..
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Keynote Speaker Session in Vancouver. If you missed the presentation you can view a copy of it here! Join us for our next Keynote @ EPTECH in Waterloo, Ontario – Scroll up for more info!