How to watch the #BCTECH Summit live online

Mar 11 2017, 9:02 am

The second annual #BCTECH Summit in Vancouver may have sold out, but you can still join the more than 5,000 attendees by watching the livestream.

The largest tech conference in BC will be held on March 14 and 15, featuring speakers on everything from innovations in self-driving cars, to the quantum computing race.

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To get into the spirit, you can always enjoy the Pre-Summit Party #BCTECH on The Terrace on Monday, March 1, then join the livestream over the next two days.

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#BCTECH Summit livestream schedule

Tuesday, March 14 – Opening Day

8:45 am
Opening Remarks
– Sophie Lui, Global BC and Don Mattrick, #BCTECH Summit Industry Chair

9 am
Welcome to the #BCTECH Summit
– BC Premier Christy Clark

9:20 am
Technology Empowering People and Organizations Through Digital Transformation
– Julia White, Senior Vice President, Microsoft

10:05 am
Electric Vehicles and the Sustainable Energy Revolution
– JB Straubel, CTO and Co-founder, Tesla

10:50 am
Building A Global Digital Media Powerhouse Out of BC
– Shahrzad Rafati, CEO, BroadbandTV

11:25 am
The Quantum Effect: How B.C. Tech is Changing the World
– Jeremy Hilton, Senior Vice President, Systems, D-Wave Systems Inc.
– Andrea Damascelli, Scientific Director, Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute
Professor, Physics and Astronomy, UBC
– Stephanie Simmons, Canada Research Chair in Quantum Nanoelectronics, SFU

Closing Remarks
– Sophie Lui and Don Mattrick

Wednesday, March 15 – Youth Innovation Day

9 am 
Opening Remarks
– Karina LeBlanc, 2 x Olympian, Retired Canadian Goalkeeper, UNICEF Ambassador

9:05 am
Government Welcome
– Shirley Bond, BC Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training

9:15 am
Imagine if…Dream Big and Believe in Yourself!
– Karina LeBlanc

9:30 am
Meet Tanmay: 13-year old software developer, author, “algorithm-ist” & YouTuber
– Tanmay Bakshi, Honourary IBM Advisor

10 am
A Penguin Story
– Lane Merrifield, Co-founder FreshGrade

1:15 pm
Welcome Back
– Karina LeBlanc

1:20 pm
The Ultimate TECH Talk: Premier Christy Clark and Generation Now Fireside Chat:
– BC Premier Christy Clark
– Andrea Palmer, CEO, Awake Labs
– Daniel Dubois, Founder, ShareShed
– Karina LeBlanc

2:05 pm
What Will I Be Next? Career Options Based in Tech
– Zoya Jiwa, Founder, As We Are Style
– Robert Atwood, President & CEO at Hummingbird Drones Inc.
– Aaron McHardy, Senior Producer, EA SPORTS FIFA
– Byron Thom, Associate Director, IT Venture Fund, BDC Capital & Co-founder Optigo

3 pm
Closing Remarks
– Karina LeBlanc

3:45 pm
Closing Plenary: Welcome Back
– Sophie Lui, Global BC & Don Mattrick, #BCTECH Summit Industry Chair

3:50 pm
Project Wearable Runway

4:08 pm
Market Transformations in an Age of Digital Disruption
– Charlie Wade, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Products & Solutions, Rogers Communications

4:20 pm
Captivating Our Attention: Lessons from Tech’s Great Innovators
– Ben Parr, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Octane AI & Author of Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

5:04 pm
Closing Remarks
– Carl Anderson, President & CEO, BC Innovation Council

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