CCECE 2021 Panel 3 - Where Next? Innovation and Partnerships in Emerging Technologies


Industry academic partnerships are a key driver in innovation and building a globally competitive economy. This panel brings together the perspectives of industry, both large and small, and academia to discuss where's next in digital technologies and the opportunities that lie therein for collaboration. The panel will highlight examples of successful collaborations supported by funding programs such as ENCQOR 5G and speak to the continued support opportunities that are available to help foster industry academic partnerships and innovation.

The Panel Lead is Philippa King - Director Advanced Technology Platform Programs, Ontario Centre for Innovation (OCI)

Panelists are:

Paul Baptista - Head of ENCQOR and Ericsson Montreal site leader, Ericsson

Dan Desjardins, CEO and co-founder, Kings Distributed Systems

Ketaki Desai, VP Business Development, OCI

Sameh Sorour, Assistant Professor, School of Computing, Queens University

See attached flyer for panelist bios.


  Date and Time




  • Date: 14 Sep 2021
  • Time: 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
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Zoom platform link

All registrants will be sent an email the day prior as a reminder with the link.

  • Co-sponsored by Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) 2021
  • Starts 27 August 2021 04:02 PM
  • Ends 14 September 2021 03:40 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


CCECE 2021 Panel 3 Flyer Where to Next? Innovation and Partnerships in Emerging Technologies 315.66 KiB