Day 1 – Tue, Oct 9
BCTech – Discover The CubePDF version | Web version
Vancouver Film School – The Imagination MachinePDF version | Web version
PwC Vancouver – Investment ForumPDF version | Web version
Day 2 – Wed, Oct 10
Room 220-222 – Interface IdeasWeb version
Room 223 – Education RoomWeb version
Room 224 – Innovation Lab + MarketplaceWeb version
Day 1 Tuesday, October 09
Time BCTECH - DISCOVER THE CUBE
500 - 329 Railway Street, Vancouver
8:00 - 9:00

Doors Open / Breakfast + Networking

9:00 - 9:05

Alan Goldman
Welcome To BCTECH Cube

9:05 - 9:50

Alan Goldman
How VR/AR Is Transforming Education And Research?

Panelists: James Rout, Maria Lantin, Diane Gromala, Sylvain Moreno

9:50 - 10:00

Coffee Break + Networking

10:00 - 10:40

Marc Saab
Augmenting Augmented Reality with BCI

Dr. Danny Goel
Surgeon Education: The Reality Of The Future Is Virtual

10:45 - 11:30

Erik Kiss
How VR/AR Is Transforming Healthcare?

Panelists: Angela Robert, Catherine Winckler, Dr. Danny Goel, Marc Saab

11:30 - 12:00

Closing and leaving for lunch and afternoon event at PwC


Day 1 Tuesday, October 09
Time VANCOUVER FILM SCHOOL - THE IMAGINATION MACHINE
151 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
8:00 - 8:45

Doors Open / Breakfast + Networking In The Student Lounge

8:45 - 9:00

Jonathan Bell
Welcome to VFS

9:00 - 9:45

Jonathan Bell + Christopher Bennett
Tour One of Top 25 Global Film Schools, The New AMD Creators L@B

10:00 - 11:45

Education sessions - Theatre 105

Colin Giles
The Four Pillars of Educating a Production Artist

Charla Pereira
Think in 3D

Patricia Debergue
How XR Cognitive Care at NRC Can Change Therapy

Bas Beukers
VR In Reality! How To Use And Implement VR Inside A Hospital Environment

Lee Brighton
Machine Learning and Human Learning: How Can We Coexist And Thrive Together?

10:00 - 11:45

Education Sessions - Theatre 106

Allan Noordvyk
How A.I. and Digital Imaging Can Transform The Journey Of A Skin Cancer Patient’s Journey

Roger Tam
Machine Learning for Brain Images for Precision Health

Rory Armes
How Predictive AI Can Be Used To Bring Value In Health Profiles

Lukas-Karim Merhi
Bringing The Hand Into The Digital Age

Dr. Teri Fisher
How AI and Voice In Healthcare Will Transform Medicine

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch + Networking In A Unique Movie Setting: Rain Forest

Watch Award-Winning Reels by VFS Alumni

1:00 - 2:00

Panel - Studio 9

Michael Bidu
Getting ready for VR/AR/MR/XR for Enterprise

Panelists: Walter Greenleaf, Charla Pereira, Allan Noordvyk, Colin Giles, Robert DiRaddo

2:00 - 3:00

Panel - Studio 9

Rizwan Kheraj
Accelerating Access To Research And Innovation

Panelists: Garth Smith, Debra Boeldt, Giuseppe Riva, Patricia Debergue

3:00 - 4:00 Watch Student Projects + Networking in Student Lounge

Day 1 Tuesday, October 09
Time PwC VANCOUVER - INVESTMENT FORUM
250 Howe Street, 14th Floor, Vancouver
12:00 - 1:00

Doors Open / Lunch + Networking

1:00 - 1:05 Tara McCarville
Welcome to PwC Vancouver
1:05 - 2:00

Richard Osborn
Telus Ventures: How An Innovative Investment Strategy Helped Us To Get Scale In Digital Health

Natalie Dakers
Is Engagement The New Treatment? How What We Learned In Life Sciences May Apply In Digital Health Investment

Cameron Burke
Investment Trends And The Future Of Digital Health

2:00 - 2:45

Kirk LaPointe
Round Table with Investors + Advisors: Where Is The Money?

Panelists: Cameron Burke, Richard Osborn, Natalie Dakers, Geoff Hansen

2:45 - 3:05 Coffee Break
3:05 - 4:30

Awake Labs, Blueprint Reality, Biointeractive Technologies, Conquer Experience, iBIONICS, Imaging Reality, Mobio Interactive, Mindful Garden Digital Health (3 min. pitches)

FastPitch: Finding Smart Money + Right Partners

Michael Bidu
Conversation with Innovators

Panelists: Andrea Palmer, Mark Thoburn, Suzanne Grant, Erik Kiss

4:30 Closing the day

Time AFTER PARTY - SOCIAL EVENT
200 Burrard Street by Vancouver Convention Centre West
5:00 - 6:30 Join Us For A Cocktail Party And Networking
ROGUE Kitchen & Wetbar Convention Centre at 200 Burrard Street
Day 2 Wednesday, October 10
Time VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE WEST, LEVEL 2
1055 CANADA PLACE
INTERFACE IDEAS - Main Stage - Rooms 220-222
8:30 - 9:00

Doors Open / Registration. Breakfast. Exhibition/Marketplace.

9:05 - 9:30

Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology
Welcome to British Columbia

Michael Bidu
Welcome to INTERFACE Summit 2018

Walter Greenleaf
How Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology Will Impact and Transform Healthcare

9:30 - 10:30

Talks #1: Digital Health + Personalized Health + Mental Health

Dr. Victoria Lee
Transforming Health Care in Canada Through Digital Health

Dr. Martin Dawes, GenXys
Precise Prescribing: How Much Data Does It Need?

Dr. Paul Keown, Syreon
From Precision Medicine To Personalized Healthcare

Debra Boeldt
The Tech Innovation Network: Partnerships to Help Industry Advance Technology Solutions for Mental Health

10:30 - 10:45

Meet Our Sponsors: Digital Health Transformers

Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator
BCIT Health Sciences
Ontario Brain Institute
UBC Faculty of Medicine
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

10:45 - 11:05

Conversation + Networking Break.

11:05 - 12:05

Talks #2: The Brain-Machine Connection and A.I.

Dr. Alison Sekuler
Technology Adds Years To Our Lives - Can It Also Add Life To Our Years?

Suzanne Grant
A Brain Language To Reignite The Senses

Geordie Rose
Should We Build Machines That Are Better Than Us…At Everything?

Yoshua Bengio (Virtual Presence from Montreal)
Deep Learning, A.I. and Healthcare

12:05 - 12:30

Conversation: Neuroscience, A.I., VR, Ultra Human-like Robots, Humanity

Michael Bidu

Panelists: Dr. Allison Sekuler, Walter Greenleaf, Geordie Rose, Phil Edgcumbe

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch Break. Demos. Exhibition/Marketplace. Networking.
1:35 - 2:50

Talks #3: Neuroscience, A.I. Avatars And The Future Of VR Therapies

Philip Edgcumbe
Will Exponential Technology Help Us Solve Alzheimer’s and Unleash Our Full Human Potential?

Steve DiPaola
Advances In AI Based Talking Health Coaches And VR Therapies

Giuseppe Riva
The Neuroscience Of VR

Diane Gromala
Beyond VR: Untamed Nervous Systems & The Uncontained Brain

2:50 - 3:10 Conversation + Networking Break.
3:10 - 4:00

Talks #4: How Can Research And Industry Accelerate Innovation

Robert DiRaddo
Interactive Simulation – From Manufacturing to Healthcare

Louise Turner
Digital Health Innovators… Meet The Healthcare System

Dr. Brendan Byrne
Insights From The Edge: How To Tap Into Startup Innovation

4:00 - 4:20

Showcase: Startup Transformers

Awake Labs
Blueprint Reality
Horus VR
Imaging Reality
Mindful Garden Digital Health
Mobio Interactive

4:20 - 5:30

Talks #5: The Magic Of Story Telling in Medical Science + VR/AR/MR/XR

Kevin Millar
Using Mixed Reality To Engage And Educate Healthcare Professionals

Colin Giles
Story-Doers Will Save The World

Ollie Rankin
Scientists & Storytellers Battling Bias with VR

Tarrnie Williams
Is There a Blueprint To Mix VR/AR/MR/XR With Healthcare?

5:30 Michael Bidu
CLOSING the Summit

Time Room 223 - EDUCATION ROOM
9:30 - 11:00

Session 1: Resources For Discoverers, Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Riz Kheraj
New Programs For Digital Health Innovators

Megan Griffith
Building Partnerships Between Canadian Discoverers And Innovators

Nancy Paris
Product Development Innovation For A Complex World

3:00 - 4:30

Session 2: Knowledge For Discoverers, Innovators and Entrepreneurs

John McDonald
Deep Dive: Blockchain and Healthcare

Jonathan Agnew
Health Policy Bootcamp For Health Tech Innovators

Fatima Di Biase
Healthcare Innovation: An Employer Perspective

Braden York
Tackling Innovation Risks With Confidence


Time Room 224 - INNOVATION LAB + MARKETPLACE
8:00 - 5:00

Innovation Lab Simulation and VR Demos

SFU Pain Lab
BCIT Simulation Health Sciences
NRC Simulation and Digital Health
Vancouver Film School

8:00 - 5:00

Marketplace VR/AR/MR/XR Product Demos

Awake Labs
Blueprint Reality
Horus VR
Imaging Reality
INVIVO Communications
Mindful Garden Digital Health
Mobio Interactive
Virtro Entertainment

NOTICE: The Agenda subject to change without notice.