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Wednesday, November 8

11:30 MST

Dell 2020 Legacy of Good Plan
The idea that technology should be a driver of human progress is central to how Dell thinks as a company. We believe it can unlock health, happiness and prosperity – helping all people reach their full potential and share in the common good. It can fuel the imagination. It can help us heal the sick. It can even help us restore the environment and reveal the mysteries of science. Technology drives what’s good.

Our Legacy of Good Plan captures this idea and spells out our commitment to put our technology and expertise to work where they can do the most good for people and the planet.First articulated in the fall of 2013, the Plan outlines our strategic vision for the year 2020 – a view of what social and environmental milestones we expect to achieve. These goals are intertwined with the business, informing our actions, offerings and relationships.

The original plan outlined our path, including a series of goals bound by an end date of 2020. Among them, our 10x20 Goal is our most ambitious, aggregating the work and measuring an outcome that stretches across many of our aspirations while helping demonstrate what is truly possible at the hands of our customers and partners — all of us working together. The goal hopes to demonstrate that technology creates a net positive effect in aggregate, adding 10 times the amount of “good” compared to the footprint it creates.

Integrating EMC in September 2016 was an opportunity to become even more ambitious in our aims. Taking the best of the two legacy companies and updating our goals, we are confident in our journey to 2020. It continues to focus across our value chain, looking at the environment, our communities, our people and our supply chain, as well as progress against our 10x20 goal. We will continue to report annually on our progress – our successes and our challenges.

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Jim Ganthier

Senior Vice President, Customer Solutions Strategy & Advocacy, Dell Technologies
Jim Ganthier is a global technology executive with more than 20 years of experience delivering business results in multi-national technology, products and solutions companies and is the recipient of 14 US patents. At Dell, Jim is the SVP for Customer Solutions Strategy and Advocacy and has global responsibility for articulating, and empowering our solutions field teams and partners to confidently tell and sell the Dell Technologies “Better Together” value proposition, backed by integrated and... Read More →

Wednesday November 8, 2017 11:30 - 12:15 MST
Kinnear Centre - KC 303

14:15 MST

Welcome to Canada. Area: Big. Population: Some.

The challenge of providing broadband access to rural and remote communities can feel as daunting as scaling a craggy Rocky Mountain peak.  That’s because we’re dealing with both the second largest landmass in the world and a country with the lowest population density of all the G8 countries. We have also evolved a system whereby all of the major telcos have built their own inter-community networks, which is kind of like having Canada Post, FedEx and Loomis each building their own TransCanada highway. Applying the foundational principles of the research and education networking community, cooperation and collaboration, to this issue can open up a wider range of possibilities for enabling broadband access to all Canadians. Jim will discuss the opportunities for Canada to leverage existing infrastructures and enable healthy competition among telcos and enable improved broadband connectivity to our remote and rural citizens.

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Jim Ghadbane

President and CEO, CANARIE
As President and CEO, Jim is responsible for achieving the company’s objectives as stated in its current agreement with the Government of Canada, including providing an internationally competitive ultra-high speed network for Canada’s research, innovation and education communities... Read More →

Wednesday November 8, 2017 14:15 - 15:00 MST
Kinnear Centre - KC 303
Thursday, November 9

13:15 MST

Leveraging Networking Technology to Improve the Educational Environment
This session examines current trends in networking technology that can be leveraged to significantly enhance end user experiences and learning outcomes within any educational environment. By considering the 4 S' (Stable, Secure, Smart, and Simple) in your technology selection process, all students, teachers, and administrators can securely, efficiently and intuitively be enabled to learn, teach, and collaborate on any device, location and time they choose.

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Jason Fernyc

Consulting Engineer, Aruba
Jason is a Calgary based Consulting Engineer with Aruba, A Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. He has a Masters of Engineering in Internetworking from the University of Alberta, holds a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation with APEGA, and has achieved a Networking Expert certification from CWNP. He has 21 years of experience in... Read More →

Thursday November 9, 2017 13:15 - 14:00 MST
Kinnear Centre - KC 303