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Thriving on Innovation

Helix Commerce

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

Thriving on Innovation

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Ended CA$500.00 CA$18.10
Regular - Executive Ended CA$675.00 CA$19.95

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Helix Commerce: Innovation Conference

Thriving on Innovation:
Creating a Sustainable and Smarter Everything!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Our Conference Culture

The Helix Hive annual conferences are well attended by senior executives in the banking / finance, technology, government and academic sectors. Attendees are pre-screened to ensure they add value to the overall discussions and conversations throughout the day. Attendees are generally limited to under 100 so that discussions remain focused.


Bill Hutchison


Cindy Gordon


Cindy Gordon


Helix Commerce


More speakers to come...


Confirmed Topics

  • The Rise of intelligent Nations - Bill Hutchison

Proposed Topics

  • Smarter Home Busters - the Connected Home - Smarter TV invades everywhere 

Note: Tickets are transferable

Draft Agenda


Start Time

End Time


7:00 AM


Registration, Continental Breakfast Reception + Networking

8:15 AM

8:30 AM

Welcoming Remarks + Innovation Hive Introduction

Dr. Cindy Gordon, CEO and Terry Stuart, Conference Co-Chairs

 Why Sustainable Innovation and Creating Smarter Everything is Key to the Rise of Intelligent Nations

8:30 AM


The Rise of Intelligent Nations

Bill Hutchison 


Intelligent Cities are on the rise. Canada's iWATERFRONT has reached the global stage with its blending of work and play. Hear what's happening world wide, and what's next.

9:15 AM


Sustainable Innovation

Deloitte Innovation Partner, Terry Stuart discusses Sustainable Innovation with Social Ventures

10:15 AM

11:15 AM

Creating Energy Literacy – Co-Creating Possibilities Together

Denise Amyyot, Canadian Science and Technology Museums


One of Canada’s innovation challenges is Energy Literacy to drive more citizen awareness on sustaining a greener world. Hear ten minutes of facts and challenges from leading expert, Denise Amyyot, and participate in a collaborative barista coffee dialogue at working tables to co-create ideas to give to Denise to help her achieve her closing the gap on Canada’s Energy Literacy Challenge.

11:15 AM

12:15 PM

 Sustaining Talent Innovation

This panel of experts discusses ways that their organizations are attracting & developing talent using innovation Social Media & Collaboration approaches


Alex Blom, Social Media Practice Partner, Helix Commerce International Inc.

Kathy Alexander, Senior Manager, RIM eCollaboration

12:15 PM

2:00 PM

Canada’s Innovation Productivity Imperative

Roger Martin, Dean, Rotman Business School

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

 Creating & Co-Locating Innovation Clusters

This panel discusses what drives creating a healthy cluster, what is working in Canada, what shifts are needed, and explores leadership pathways forward.


Chair: Alex Blom, Co-Founder, SalesChoice

Barry Gekier, Managing Partner, MARS Innovation Fund

Wendy Cukier, Innovation Chair, Digital Media Cluster, University of Ryerson

Dr. Andrew Maxwell, Chief Innovation Officer, U of T, Innovation Labs

CEO, Communitech, Waterloo



Coffee and Networking


4:00 PM

 Innovation Smarter Offices at Corus: A CEO Perspective


John Cassaday, CEO, Corus Entertainment describes their journey to create the office of the future where employees, customers, and partners learn to work and play in ways that creates unlimited possibilities. Hear Corus’s journey of why they set out to create a role model environment to help Canadian’s envision new ways of working to increase employee engagement and collaboration capacity.

4:00 PM

4:45 PM

Creating Smarter Consumption via Smarter Connected Homes – Panel


Kurt Hoppe, NA Leader, LG Electronics

Ted Malucci – CIO, Tridel Creating Smarter Condominums

Dean Prevost, CEO, MTS Allstream – Shaping Unified Communications

4:45 PM

5:15 PM

Conference Proceedings – Cindy Gordon and Terry Stuart

Summary of the Day and Reflections


More speakers and detailed information to come!




For questions and more information, please contact:

Kristina Tan


Phone: 647-477-6254

Terms and Conditions

Cancellations will be accepted if received in writing no later than April 1, 2012. Full refunds minus a $100 CAD processing fee will be issued. No refunds will be given after this date. Substitutions for the same amount of fees are permitted but must be made in writing. Please indicate the name and the title of the person who will be replacing the original registrant.

The sponsors and management of this HIVE event reserve the right to make changes in this program. Efforts will be made to keep presentations and speakers as represented. However, circumstances may result in substitution of a presentation topic and/or speaker. By attending this event, the attendees agree to be contacted by this program's sponsors.

Helix Commerce International, Inc. assumes no liability for the acts of their suppliers nor for the safety of any participant while in transit to or from this event. The total liability during the precise hours of the meeting will be limited to a refund of the delegate fee.

The purchasing of this ticket, hereby grants Helix Commerce International Inc. (HCI) the right to use  picture, photograph, video and/or voice recording in any and all forms of media and in all manners including, but not limited to, composite or edited forms, for HCI’s use. These images may be used by HCI or by its affiliates for marketing purposes without attendees' express written permission. The participants waive the right to inspect or approve the finished version(s) of such images including written copy that may be created in connection therewith.

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