In Partnership: Compute Ontario and ORION

The joint conference, diTHINK, will bring together Ontario’s advanced computing and high-performance computing (HPC) community with other research, education and innovation leaders in Ontario for an annual meeting of the minds. Mark Daley, […]

2014 THINK Agenda

The discussions from this conference were a key first step in ORION’s year-long strategy planning exercise, the ORION Nexus Project. Being user-focused is critical to developing ORION’s long-term strategic plan. […]

2014 #THINKforward Speakers

Keynote Speaker Jaigris Hodson Jaigris Hodson, (M.A., PhD.) is the Director of Social Media for GCI Canada. A leading Canadian social media commentator whose advice has been featured leading media […]

2013 THINK Conference Agenda

Theme “Today we create more information globally every two days than in all the years leading up to 2003.” Whether it’s research in physics, medicine, digital media, the arts, or […]

2013 THINK Conference Speakers

Gregory Bell, Ph.D. Director of the Scientific Networking Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, and Director of the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) at the US Department of Energy’s […]

Dirk deRoos

Dirk deRoos, B.A, B.Comp Sci., is IBM’s World-Wide Technical Sales Leader for IBM InfoSphere BigInsights. Dirk has spent the past two years helping customers build Big Data solutions featuring BigInsights […]

Dr. Charles Davis

Charles Davis works in the area of innovation policy and management, and his current research focuses on media audiences, product innovation and experience goods, and Toronto’s cultural economy.  He holds […]

Dr. Ken Evans

Dr. Ken Evans

Dr. Ken Evans is President and CEO of the Ontario Cancer Biomarker Network. He has over 15 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, during which he led global drug development programs […]

Honourable Minister Reza Moridi

  In February 2013, Premier Wynne appointed Reza Moridi Minister of Research and Innovation. Moridi was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2007 and re-elected in 2011, he represents […]

John Weigelt

John Weigelt

  As the National Technology Officer for Microsoft Canada, John Weigelt is responsible for driving Microsoft Canada’s strategic policy and technology efforts. In this role, Mr. Weigelt helps business and […]

David Nicholl

David Nicholl

  David Nicholl was formally appointed Corporate Chief Information Officer on November 26, 2008. David was acting as the Corporate Chief Information Officer since May 2008. Prior to that, he […]

Anne Sado

President, George Brown College, and ORION Board Chair Anne Sado has been President of Toronto’s George Brown College since January of 2004. She has a proven track record in managing […]

Daniela Crivianu-Gaita

Vice President and CIO, The Hospital for Sick Children Daniela Crivianu-Gaita was appointed Vice President and Chief Information Officer at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, in 2008. […]

Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D

Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D

Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario, Canada Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the leading privacy experts in the world. Noted for her seminal work on Privacy Enhancing Technologies […]