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Research & Innovation


The research community often has extensive and sophisticated technology requirements with IT professionals playing a crucial role in delivering the necessary resources. In research environments, IT professionals often provision technologically innovative solutions in areas like high-performance computing, research data management, cloud services and high-speed networks, while navigating the constraints of research funding. In this track, we welcome IT professionals and academics to share their insights, learnings, experiences, best practices, successes, and resources that support research and accelerating the time to discovery and innovation at their institution.

We are seeking speaking proposals with these themes:

  • Digital Research Alliance Canada - National Digital Research Infrastructure
  • Research computing supports and services
  • Research data management
  • Collaboration and considerations surrounding Indigenous data and research computing 
  • Research software, platforms, and emerging solutions
  • Research data threats, risks, and privacy
  • Research procurement within the confines of federal/grant funding
  • Innovation and Industry
  • Quantum computing 
  • Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) technology 
  • Cloud computing for research workloads