Topic: Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Manufacturing : AI's impact on industry

Portrait Patrick 2018

Patrick Etokudo

Director, SCM Trans.


Geoff Kliza

Project Manager

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Barry Sanders

U of Calgary

Hooman 5x6

Hooman H

VP, BD  

Session Description TBD

About Patrick

About Geoff

Geoff guides businesses in becoming Machine Intelligence-ready, and identifies high-impact opportunities to collaborate on research projects that will transform industries. His experience in business management gives him insight into how businesses can increase their global competitiveness by integrating machine intelligence into their models.

Geoff’s role as project manager leverages his past experience in telecom equipment, software services, digital strategy, and vehicle telematics. He spent five years managing telecom and IT on the Edmonton Garrison, and worked at Bell Canada as a project manager for six years, leading the construction of the commercial portion of the Alberta Supernet project, which would deliver high-speed network connectivity to nearly 2000 locations across 27 communities.

About Barry

Barry Sanders is Professor and Director of the Institute for Quantum Science and Technology at the University of Calgary and spearheads the Quantum Alberta initiative, which brings together Alberta’s formidable academic talent and industrial prowess under one umbrella.  Sanders is a global leader in quantum information, including quantum computing and quantum-secure communication, and he is a 1000-Talents Chair Professor at the University of Science and Technology of China and a JAVRA Chair Professor at the Raman Research Institute in India.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Editor-in-Chief of the gold-open-access German-British New Journal of Physics.

About Hooman

Hooman Hosseinkhannazer (PMP, PEng) is a business executive with experience in advanced technology, oil and gas and the not-for- profit sectors. As the Vice President Business Development at Norcada Inc in Edmonton, he oversees a broad portfolio of high-tech product solutions.  Hooman has dedicated the last few years of his career to the development and commercialization of a number of nanotechnology and MEMS product lines for industrial and research applications, with products sold in over 40 countries. Building on his experience in various industries, Hooman enthusiastically works to promote collaborative product, supply chain and knowledge development frameworks across a wide range of sectors. Hooman is also highly engaged with the humanitarian and community projects. He is actively involved with major disaster relief efforts at the Canadian and International Red Cross efforts, and supports poverty elimination initiatives as a board member at Bissell Centre in Edmonton Canada.