Technology Expo

Technology Expo 2018

This year’s theme: Smart. Secure. Sustained.

How do businesses deliver more with less; particularly during periods of transformation when they must contend with disruptive forces? We’ll focus on the value of big data, data analytics, operational and capital efficiencies, and unlocking the business insights gained through the use of IoT.

How does a business implement and manage security without affecting the value of mobility and flexibility? We’ll explore the current trends in security architecture for implementing mobile, IoT and cloud-connected solutions.

How do we stay operational during periods of transformation or business interruption? Realize the potential of prioritizing internal resources toward strategic activities while augmenting with seamless support for day-to-day operations, business recovery and continuity planning.

2018 Schedule:

7:30 a.m. – Check In/ Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. – Emcee Teddy Wilson
Teddy Wilson is a Canadian TV personality and producer, best known as host of the factual entertainment series Never Ever Do This At Home on Discovery Channel.

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Opening Keynote Jim Green (Smart theme)
CTO, Data and Analytics Business Group at Cisco Systems
Jim’s education and long experience in networking, software, and industrial engineering provides him with a strong perspective regarding the future of IoT. He created Cisco’s leading Edge and Fog product, and contributes to Cisco’s overall hardware and software IoT development efforts. He brings more that 30 years of experience in developing products and technology for enterprise computing. In previous companies, he achieved several industry firsts by developing unique networking and distributed computing products.

9:30 a.m. – Trade show floor opens

Education Sessions:
9:40 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. – six sessions
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – six sessions

11:15 a.m. – Lunch Service

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Keynote Mike Cole (Sustained theme)
As EVP & CIO for Bell Canada, Mr. Cole leads the team accountable for application development and infrastructure management in support of all Bell business units.
Mr. Cole sits on the board of The Source and is a director of the March of Dimes Canada. He was named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2009.

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Keynote Derek Manky (Secure theme)
Global Security Strategist, Fortinet
Derek Manky plays a strategic role in consulting with leading CSOs/CISOs of Fortune 500 companies worldwide. He also collaborates with global forums and expert groups alongside leading political figures, key policy stakeholders and law enforcement, including the Cyber Threat Alliance, NATO, INTERPOL and FIRST.

Education Sessions:
1:35 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. – six sessions
2:25 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. – six sessions

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Closing Keynote Greg Verdino
Digital transformation, technology trends and the future of business.

5:00 p.m. – Tradeshow floor closes.

Technology Expo 2017

Thank you to everyone who supported The Technology Expo 2017, Manitoba’s premier information and communications technology conference. Over 1,100 business and IT professionals attended the event at the RBC Convention Centre on April 26, 2017. We invite you to view footage of the keynote speakers below.


What the Bell Acquisition of Bell MTS Means for IT & Business Leaders in Manitoba

  • Dan McKeen (Vice Chair, Bell MTS & Western Canada; SVP, Small Business -Bell Business Markets, Bell Canada)
  • Jeremy Wubs (SVP, Marketing – Bell Business Markets, Bell Canada)

Security for the Rest of Us

  • Scott Smith (Director, Intellectual Property & Innovation Policy –Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Dr. Mike Lloyd (CTO – RedSeal)
  • Zach Zahradnik (COO – Deposit Guarantee Corporation of Manitoba)
  • Jason Maynard (Cybersecurity Consulting Systems Engineer – Cisco)
  • Doug Scott (Director of Technology Services – Epic)
  • James Morris (Director of Professional Services – Epic)

Innovation and Integration: Making all this technology work for you.

  • Dr. Mike Lloyd (CTO, RedSeal)

The Cloud Embracing Digital Transformation

  • Chris Henley (Product Strategy Specialist – Veeam)

State of the Nation: The Cyber War Update – What We Know, What We Can Expect and How Do We Win

  • Daniel Ennis (Former Director, Threat Operations Centre – National
    Security Agency; CEO – DRE Consulting, Executive Director –
    University of Maryland Cyber Initiatives)