2019 Innovation in Emerging Cities Forum

8:00 am 

Welcome and Introductions

First Nations Blessing
Opening Remarks:
Vicki McLeod, Master of Ceremonies
Josef Hans Lara, Economic Development Committee Chair
Mayor Mike Morden, City of Maple Ridge

8:30 am 

Keynote: "Innovation and Entrepreneurship"

Jen Hamilton, Founder of Oxygen Yoga and Fitness
9:05 am 

Panel 1: "From the Kitchen Table to the Boardroom"

Chris Jenson, Left
Jen Hamilton, Oxygen Yoga and Fitness
Oliver Perez, MultiTrends
Elaine Tan Comeau, Easy Daysies
Moderator: Councillor Meadus

Break, Trade Show and Networking

10:30 am 

Panel 2:  "Regional Airports as Catalysts for Innovation"

Reg Moen, DynaNav Systems Inc.
Mark Steen, Heliproducts Industries, Ltd.
Andrew Westlund, Westlund Group/Sky Helicopters

11:30 am 

Keynote: "TEC4Home: How Wearable Medical Devices will Revolutionize Health Care"

Dr. Kendall Ho, Director, eHealth Strategy Office, University of British Columbia
12:10-1:10 pm 


1:00 pm 

Keynote: "Innovation and Resiliency"   

Rick, O'Connor, Chief Operating Officer, Black Press Media

1:35 pm 

Keynote: "Examples of Innovation from the Third World"

 Manobhiram Nellutla, Executive Director, Actsafe Safety Association


Afternoon Break

2:20 pm 

Panel 3: "Supporting Diversity in Technology and Advanced Manufacturing"

Manobhiram Nellutla, Actsafe
Sandra Brynjolfson, BC Centre for Women in Trades     
Tracy McDonald, Left
Christina Crabtree, City of Maple Ridge Information Technology
Moderator: James Zelinski, Pitt Meadows Plumbing and Mechanical
 3:25 pm 

Panel 4: "How the Cannabis Industry Drives Innovation"

Bianca Gilbert, Colliers
 Tom Ulanowski, Nextleaf Labs Ltd.
  Michael Hofweller, GrowWorks
 Moderator:   Rosy Mondin, Quadron Cannatech Corporation
   4:20 pm 

Closing and Thank you