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Debunking Internet of Things (IoT) Myths

March 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Will IoT devices replace humans in the workplace? Is the IoT revolution stuck waiting for 5G? Are smart devices actually targets for hackers? Moderator: Amber Mac, Internationally-renowned Canadian tech commentator

When it comes to IoT, there are a ton of myths out there. To help separate fact from fiction, we’ve assembled an A-Team of Canadian experts for a virtual panel discussion on the myths surrounding IoT, and the importance of device security going forward.

Register now to attend our virtual event. Attendance is free, but you must RSVP to join.

Meet our IoT Myth Busters (full bios below)

  • Rachel Bartholomew, Founder & President of HyIvy Health
  • Natasha D’Souza, IoT Security Product Manager at CIRA
  • Barrie Kirk, Executive Director of CAVCOE (Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence)

Additional panelists will be confirmed in the coming days—stay tuned!

Special guest appearances by:

  • Byron Holland, President and CEO, CIRA, to brief you on our record-breaking year and some of the work we’re doing to ensure a trusted internet for all Canadians.
  • Leo Lax, Executive Director, L-SPARK Global, to explain how the TELUS L-SPARK MedTech Accelerator supports medical IoT innovation in Canada. Learn more about CIRA’s role in the project here.

Why participate?

#1 Hear from an A-Team of IoT experts: We’ve pulled together a diverse group of panelists, moderated by Amber Mac, internationally recognized tech commentator.  See the full line up below.

#2 Get educated: Learn why IoT security is of critical importance and what you can do today to keep you and your data safe. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions using our Social Q&A tool.

#3 Learn about the growth of IoT in Canada: From the roll-out of autonomous vehicles to the development of new medical technologies, you’ll get a full birds-eye-view of what’s happening on IoT in Canada.


March 23, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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