National BTM Conference 2015

National Business Technology Management (BTM) Conference


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This conference is funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program. 

Date and Time 



Saturday, June 13,  2015   Suite 301 & 302, World Trade Convention Centre
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM   1800 Argyle Street
     Halifax, Nova Scotia

About the National BTM Conference: 

  • The pre-eminent conference in Canada to learn about the fastest growing ICT sector – Business Technology Management (BTM).
  • Introduced by ITAC Talent in 2009, BTM programs are now offered in dozens of post-secondary educational institutions across Canada. 
  • Demand is high and growing fast for professionals with hybrid business and technology skills.
  • Some 200,000 professionals are in business technology management jobs today – twice as many as 10 years ago! Employers – in every industry – will need 50,000 more by 2020.

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  • Join us for the first National Business Technology Management (BTM) Conference, taking place on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the World Trade Convention Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Hosted by ITAC Talent in cooperation with the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) 2015, the National BTM Conference is a must-attend event for academics and industry featuring:
    • Thought-provoking keynotes, breakout sessions and panel discussions
    • Leading academic and industry speakers
    • Professional development and networking opportunities
    • Insight into today’s hottest technology and education topics
    • Complimentary breakfast and lunch   

Who should attend the National BTM Conference?

  • Industry: Organizations across all industries interest in learning more about the fastest growing sector in ICT
  • Academics: Post-secondary educational institution faculty teaching business and technology-related programs and courses

What is Business Technology Management (BTM)?

See our video on the link above to learn more about the Business Technology Management (BTM) program


  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Space is Limited 

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9:00 – 9:30 am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

9:30 – 10:00 am

Opening Remarks
Chris Drummond, Managing Director, ITAC Talent

10:00 – 10:30 am


The ICT Talent Tap: Diversifying Skill-sets and Capacity in the Digital Economy

Dr. Blaize Horner Reich headshot

Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia

President and CEO
Digital Nova Scotia

10:30 – 10:45 am


10:45 – 11:15 am

Refreshing and Specializing the BTM Program

Dr. Blaize Horner Reich headshot

Dr. Blaize Horner Reich

Dean Beedie School of Business

Simon Fraser University

11:15 – 11:45 am

Increasing Student Engagement 

Director, Corporate and Executive Education, Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University

Dr. Ron Babin

Director, Corporate and Executive Education, Associate Professor  

Ted Rogers School of Management

Ryerson University 

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch & Keynote

Accelerating Canada’s Innovation

Valerie Fox, Digital Media ZoneValerie Fox

Executive Director

Digital Media Zone (DMZ)
Ranked Fifth Globally and First in Canada in University Business Incubator’s Global Ranking 

Ryerson University

1:00 – 1:30 pm

Growing a Business and Technology Start-up

Saeed El-Darahali

Saeed El-Darahali

President & CEO


1:30 – 2:00 pm

Matching Graduates with Jobs 

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Mark Patterson
Executive Director
Magnet Today

2:00 – 2:45 pm

Employers and BTM Alumni Panel
Topic: The Changing Workplace: What skills are required for the 21st century workplace

Rob Carruthers

Rob Carruthers
Deloitte Canada

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Lynda Arsenault
Director, Outsourcing & Technology
Foreign Direct Investment
Nova Scotia Business Inc.


 Dr. Yinglei Wang

Associate Professor
FC Manning School of Business

Acadia University 


Dr. Darcy Benoit 

Associate Professor and Director Jodrey School of Computer Science Acadia University

Rolando A. Fuentez Ruiz

Rolando A. Fuentez Ruiz

Business Technology Graduate
Consultant School of Computer Tacit Management Consulting

2:45 – 3:00 pm

Closing Remarks

 More details on the program and speakers are coming soon – stay tuned!

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