With NORTH51 one week away, Jonathan Neufeld, CEO at TECTERRA, is hopeful about the discussions that will be taking place.
“What we want from this conference is to bring together thought leaders and technology-oriented people to talk about the breakthroughs in technology development here in Alberta, and across Canada. The idea being to share, explore, and examine,” said Neufeld.
According to Neufeld, this conference will be vital for CEO’s, VP’s of Engineering, and any people intimately connected to the technology within the geospatial industry. Topics discussed will have further implications that will affect the rest of society.
As this is the inaugural year for the event, Neufeld and TECTERRA kept the number of registrants small.
“As a first-time event, we wanted to keep it small and distinct. This way we can keep groups focused and have a great mix of senior leaders and thinkers,” said Neufeld.
This conference is necessary as the geospatial industry and community continues to thrive and expand within Canada.
“The geospatial community has a good sense for collaboration, and a sense for knowing the value of sharing what they’ve learned with others in the industry. We’ve also learned how to respect competitive advantage while sharing our stories and breakthrough successes,” said Neufeld.
Anticipations are high for this conference and for the ones in years to follow. “I’m really excited for all the speakers and I’m grateful for the support of Alberta Innovates. I’m also very excited to hear where our speakers see the future of geospatial technology going,” said Neufeld.
“My hope is that we can build this into a forum where companies can present technology breakthroughs, researchers can present the work they are creating, and lead onto further commercial-based technologies [for the sector].”
Interested in learning more about NORTH51? Find out more about speakers and topics here.