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Newleef is Newfoundland & Labrador’s green economy conference, focusing on the products, services, technologies, policies, and innovations in the province that can help build our economy and protect, mitigate effects to, or even enhance the natural environment in the process.
BioPort Atlantic is the premier annual life sciences industry event in Atlantic Canada. Since 2002, BioPort has provided a forum to inform and inspire the life sciences community to develop their ideas, commercialize their technologies and build links within the region and with guests brought in from the US and from around the world.
BioPort Atlantic, organized by BioNova, attracts attendees representing some biotech companies, a roster of investors, universities, government, and industry supporters. With a goal of furthering the region’s bio-economy, the conference addresses best practices for early-stage companies to raise capital, how to talent to the bio-economy, and how to align resources to take advantage of the region’s life sciences capacity.
MASS17 focuses on the challenges associated with both northern and maritime environments. The aim of the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador supported international conference is to promote stakeholder collaboration, technological innovation, harsh environment research & development, and world-class education efforts that are contributing to various components of northern development. It builds on the success of MASS16 coupled with the growing demands across stakeholders concerning maritime and arctic safety and security issues, and for which one entity cannot achieve solutions or policy responses in isolation.
The two day conference will draw a diverse group of speakers and attendees representing government, military, Canadian and U.S. Coast Guard, industry, academic leaders, Northern Leaders, research and other key stakeholders. The following are sub-themes:
- Northern Security & Surveillance;
- Maritime Domain Capabilities;
- Port Security; and
- Search & Rescue Capabilities
In the last five years, the Big Data Congress (BDC) has grown to become one of North America’s premiere business-focused conferences around Big Data, attracting participants from around the world, including India, Britain, Europe and China. Global leaders in Big Data from IBM, Cisco, Hitachi and Google have a significant presence in Atlantic Canada for their Big Data programmes.
This business conference on Big Data is aimed at helping business leaders understand and find innovative ways to use Big Data in agriculture, fisheries, energy and beyond.
At this year’s Big Data Congress, ACENET is sponsoring the Technical Track. These two sessions will be technical in nature, oriented to programmer/developers, data scientists, CTOs and CIOs. They may also be of interest to companies seeking to hire data scientists, or to add data analytics capability to their organization.
Session 1: Industrial Internet of Things, November 7th, 10:30am-12:30pm
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is an exciting and growing area. It may very well grow faster, though be less obvious to mass consumers than the Internet of Things in their homes (for example, smart thermostats and appliances). It will nevertheless have great impact. The IIoT is concerned with monitoring and guiding the operation of production processes. Often in these environments, fast processing and analysis of data is required for performance optimizations in near real time. This real time data processing requires that data be analyzed and acted upon locally, leading to the emergence of edge computing or fogging, where the processing is done either near the edge of the network, or at various levels across the network in the case of fogging.
This session will discuss the components required to monitor, process, analyze, and finally to act based on near real time data being generated from IIoT devices, and how to put these components together to function in a nearly automated way.
Session 2: Visual Analytics, November 7th, 3:00-5:00pm
Detect the expected and discover the unexpected! Visual analytics is an outgrowth of the fields of information visualization and scientific visualization that focuses on analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual interfaces (Wikipedia), and is transforming how we view and analyze data.
Join us in this session to learn how to analyze, interact with and gain insight from data through visualization, and if and how visualizing Big Data is different. Using popular visualization tools, Dr. Fernando Paulovich will use examples from his work to demonstrate how the tools have been applied. The discussion will include the uncertainty in data, how to provide context for insights drawn from the visual analysis, and how big data tools are incorporated into the visual analytics process.