Workshop on Internet of Things (IoT) & Design Thinking

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Workshop on Internet of Things (IoT) & Design Thinking

Event Details:

Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 06:00 PM – 08:30 PM
Networking & Snacks: 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Presentation: 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM
Venue: Innovation Centre, Bayview Yards, 7 Bayview Road. Ottawa. ON. K1Y 2C5. Click here for Map & Directions.


Walter Knitl, Principal at Praxiem and Nilufer Erdebil, P.Eng., MBA, PMP (CEO, Spring2Innovation)

Executive Summary:

The Internet of Things (IoT) is here. Whether applied to wearables, connected transportation, industrial automation, drones or smart cities, it’s poised to deliver great benefits along with new challenges. Benefits offered include improved revenue, costs, quality of life and convenience.  Challenges encountered include privacy, security, social disruption and new demands on quality.

To fully deliver on the benefits and tackle the challenges, techniques such as Design Thinking are critical for creating and de-risking innovative solutions.

This seminar presents what you need to know about Internet of Things including its architecture and application verticals.  It also covers the benefits and challenges, including quality exposures, and shows you how and lets you practice Design Thinking to innovate IoT solutions.

What you need to know?

  • Beverages and snacks at the Innovation Centre
  • Event also available on-line
  • Registration Fees: $15.00 (In person, Come to network) / $10.00 (Webinar)
  •  ASQ Recertification Units: 0.3

About the speakers:

Walter Knitl, Principal at Praxiem

As principal at Praxiem, Walter helps clients with discovery and delivery of their technology innovations. He is a proponent of the Internet of Things as a lever for economic growth and social good, and a partner and curator of IoT613 – Ottawa’s Internet of Things Conference.

Walter has a record of successful ICT product introductions at Ottawa technology companies including Ericsson, Nortel, Mitel, Ontario Centre for Microelectronics and Bell-Northern Research. His extensive experience consists of business roles including Product Management, Account Management and Commercial Management, as well as technical roles in hardware and software R&D and telecommunication standards development.

Walter holds a BASc degree in Electrical Engineering.

Twitter:  @praxiem

Nilufer Erdebil, P.Eng., MBA, PMP (CEO, Spring2Innovation)

Award winning, Spring2Innovation founder, Nilufer Erdebil is a leading innovation and design thinking consultant with a range of experience in telecommunications, application development, project management, and information technology management. Her firm focuses on strategy and vision development, design thinking, creating and managing innovation programs, building innovation capabilities in organizations, and change management.

She has been using design thinking methodologies since 2003 in both the private and public sector. Most recently, she has used design thinking techniques and tools for clients at Innovation Science and Economic Development (ISED), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), along with the Community of Federal Regulators (CFR) in the redesign of its web interface providing regulatory guidance to Canadians and Canadian businesses.

Nilufer holds a B. Eng in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Queen’s University. In 2016, she received the Canadian Women in Communications and Technology Leadership Award and in 2014, she was awarded the Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award.

Twitter: @DigitalNil
Twitter: @Spring2Inno



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