What the Tech? Breakfast Series

Upcoming "What the Tech?" Events

Title:  Internet of Things: Opportunities and Challenges

Date:  Thursday, May 9, 2019

Description:  The reality is that the Internet of Things allows for virtually endless opportunities and connections to take place. Internet of things certainly opens the door to a lot of opportunities but also to many challenges.

What the Tech? is an initiation offered by the University of Calgary, Faculty of Science. The first and second of the series occurred on Oct 23 & March 5 where through a live poll the participants voted for the topics they would like to hear more about.

Join us for breakfast on May 9 to hear from our computer science experts as we deliver engaging presentations on the Internet of Things as we try to understand what the many opportunities and challenges are and what the many opportunities and challenges are.

Time:
7:15 am: Doors open
7:30 am Breakfast served
8:00-9:00 am: Short, motivating presentations followed by Q&A
9:00-9:30 am: Networking (optional)

Location:  Main floor, UCalgary Downtown Campus (906 - 8 Avenue SW).  Map.

Expert Lecturers:

Moderator:  Dr. Christian Jacob, Head, Department of Computer Science

Price:  $20

RSVP Now! (Limited Seats Available - RSVP by Monday, May 6th)

Got questions about this event? Contact cpscevents@ucalgary.ca


Past "What the Tech?" Events

Title:  Augmented Intelligence for the Energy Industry

Date:  Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Description: Data science has continued to make rapid advances, particularly on the frontiers of machine learning. Organizations now have troves of raw data combined with powerful and sophisticated analytics tools to gain insights that can improve operational performance and create new market opportunities.

Join us for the second installment of What the Tech? breakfast on March 5th as we deliver engaging presentations on how Augmented Intelligence can change your business in the Energy Industries – a topic chosen through a live poll by the participants from the first event in October 2018.

Time:
7:15 am: Doors open
7:30 am Breakfast served
8:00-9:00 am: Short, motivating presentations followed by Q&A
9:00-9:30 am: Networking (optional)

Location:  Main floor, UCalgary Downtown Campus (906 - 8 Avenue SW)

Expert Lecturers:

  • Dr. Frank Maurer, Associate Dean, Innovation & Strategic Partnership, Faculty of Science
  • Jim Stallard, Co-Director, Data Science Program, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
  • Wesley Willett, Assistant Professor, Information Visualization, Department of Computer Science
  • Daniel Trad, Associate Professor, Chair in Exploration Geophysics, Department of Geoscience

Moderator:  Dr. Christian Jacob, Head, Department of Computer Science


Title:  How cutting-edge computing will change your business

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Description: Ever wondered how the latest developments in digital tools, data analytics and software are affecting your industry?  Join us for breakfast on October 23 to hear from our computer science experts as we unpack innovative technologies, like AI (artificial intelligence), IoT (Internet of things), AR/VR (augmented reality/virtual reality) and cloud computing, that will change your business. Geared towards the energy industry audience, What the Tech? is a new series of computing technology themed breakfast lectures offered by the University of Calgary, Faculty of Science.

Time:
7:15 am Doors open
7:30 am Breakfast served
8:00-9:00 am Panel discussion
9:00-9:30 am Networking (optional)

Location:  Main floor, UCalgary Downtown Campus  (906 - 8 Avenue SW)