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ThingkFest is an IoT North online event allowing participants to share their involvement in IoT and hear what others in Canada are doing, innovating, and thinking in the IoT space. It’s a showcase with many fast-fire four-minute Short-Talks on different topics from across the full Thingk3D IoT Space across Canada.

Short-talks are selected from talk proposals submitted by Canadian companies, organizations, and individuals.  Everyone is welcome to attend to hear the talks and participate in the discussion and Q&A.

Topics range IoT innovations, products and services, solutions in different verticals, different domains and disciplines that enable or are affected by IoT, and socioeconomic and digital governance interplay with IoT.

We want to thank the following organizations
for sharing their expertise through Short-Talks


Date: May 11, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm ET

Venue: Online via Zoom.

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ThingkFest 3.0 Short-Talks and Speakers

Leveraging Publicly Available LPWAN Technologies to Build Reliable, Scalable, Cost Effective IoT Networks

Barney Barnowski  – Vice President, Sales & Business Development at TEKTELIC

Real-life IoT Applications Making Cities Smarter and Industry More Competitive in Canada

Eric Bourbeau  – Président / CEO, X-TELIA

How to Stop Your IoT Devices From Joining a Gang?

Natasha Dsouza  – Product Manager IoT Security, CIRA

AIoT for WELL – Health and Sustainability in our Living and Business Spaces

René Breyel  – President, CLARIDION Inc.

Climate Plan, Circular Economy, and the Internet of Things

 Walter Knitl  – CEO, Praxiem

Making the Invisible Visible with DTPR (Digital Trust for Places and Routines)

Jacqueline Lu  – co-Founder, Helpful Places

Smart, Connected and Secure Communities via AI-Backed IoT Services

Burak Kantarci  – Associate Professor, Director of NEXTCON-SCVI Labs., University of Ottawa

So many Things, so much Ambient Data

Jeffrey Dungen  – Co-Founder and CEO, reelyActive

Securing IIoT Devices in the Electricity Sector through Standardization

Keith Jansa  – Executive Director, CIO Strategy Council

Building a Security Landscape in Mobility

Ikjot Saini  – Co-Director, SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence at the University of Windsor

Smart Vegetable Greenhouse IoT Technology

Kirby Koster  – Senior Manager, Broadband Program, Center of Excellence in Next Generation Networks

5G and IoT Technology Update

Henry Wilsenack  – Wireless IoT Solutions Architect Global IoT Wireless Reseller Partnerships, Rogers Communications

Breaking down IoT Data Silos and embracing Open Architecture

Kieran Gubbins  – Chief Technology Officer, BRG North America

Thank you to the following companies and organizations signed up to speak about their work and thoughts on IoT.

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