2nd Annual Digital Economy Congress Oct 9-10, 2014, Vancouver, BC

General Information

What do the economies of the digital age look like, whether mature, developing or emerging?

How is collaborative consumption creating new industries and social communities?

What are the challenges and opportunities for industry, government and consumers in the hyper-connected world?

How do individuals increase their role in demanding improved products and services?

The internet and its resulting digital technologies have drastically altered the platforms of business, industry and government. These changes have created greater access for the individual and broken down pre-existing economic, social and educational barriers. The Digital Economy Congress was established to discuss and debate the effects this new economy is having on society as a whole.

The Congress offers in-depth training as well as unparalleled networking opportunities. Global leaders and subject matter experts will engage in keynote and panel discussions that offer solutions to the most pressing issues on the new digital economy.

Reasons to Attend

  • Get face-to-face dialogue with international industry experts who have successfully implemented best practices solutions
  • Learn about current trends, issues and actions
  • Discover new methods and products that can lower expenses and increase revenues
  • Take the pulse of what is happening for tools, technologies, and processes
  • Get immediate answers and solutions to issues current in your organization

Conference Topics

  • The Future of the Internet
  • The Internet of Things
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Computing
  • Global Retail
  • Digital Currency
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Mobile Technology
  • Social Media

International Target Audience

  • Senior officials in the public and private sector
  • Security experts
  • International trade experts
  • Technology experts and privacy advocates
  • Academics
  • Legal professionals

Conference Rates

Regular Registration
$475.00 CAD (plus GST)

Registration Fees Include:

  • 2 plated lunches
  • All coffee breaks
  • All keynotes, plenaries, and panel sessions
  • Access to exhibit hall
  • Conference materials
  • On-line access to presentations post-event


Joe Alhadeff

Vice President Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Strategist, Oracle Corporation

Chris Apgar

CEO & President, Apgar & Associates, LLC

Michael Argast

Director of TELUS Security Solutions, Western Canada, TELUS

Marc Brûlé

Interim President and CEO, Royal Canadian Mint

Brian Cann

Vice-President, Global Marketing, Cloud and Infrastructure Services, CGI

Dan Caprio

Co-Founder and Chairman, The Providence Group

George Chow

Chief Technology Officer, Simba Technologies

Elizabeth Denham

Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia

Michelle Dennedy

Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer, Cisco Systems

Billy Draper

Investor, Draper Associates

Tamara Dull

Director of Emerging Technologies, SAS

Andrew Dunsford

Senior Security Consultant, Sierra Systems

Nick Engel

Manager of US Ecommerce, Lululemon

Ahmed Etman

General Manager, Cyber Security, Cisco Systems Canada

Arash Fasihi

President & CEO, Cymax Stores, Inc

Geoff Fawkes

Chief Executive Officer, Vancosys Data Security Inc.

Timothy Grayson

Director Product Development, Canada Post Digital Delivery

Aran Hamilton

President and Co-Founder, Vantage Analytics; President, DIACC

Mike Hrybyk

President & CEO, BCNET

Rick Kohn

Partner, Deloitte

Gautam Lohia

Chief Technology Officer, Blast Radius

Honourable James Moore

Minister of Industry, Government of Canada

Steven Nerayoff

Founder & CEO, Maple Ventures

Bernd Petak

Consultant, Bernd Petak Consulting

Richard Purcell

CEO, Corporate Privacy Group

Scott Shipman

General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, Sensity Systems

Anthony Sukow

EVP & Co-founder, Terapeak

Bill Tam

President & CEO, BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA)

Rick Tingman

Strategic Advisor, BI2PI.com

John Weigelt

National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada

Honourable Andrew Wilkinson

Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services, Province of British Columbia

Victor Woo

General Manager, Internet of Things, Industry Transformation, Cisco Canada

Steven Woodward

CEO, Cloud Perspectives

Aaron Zifkin

Country Manager - Canada, Airbnb

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Gold Sponsors

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