Manitoba's Future

in High

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Registration Commences: 7:30 AM

Conference Concludes: 5:00 PM CDT

Networking and cash bar will follow the Conference closing.

Eckhardt Gramatté Hall
Centennial Hall
University of Winnipeg

High Performance Computing (HPC) offers many opportunities for Manitoba’s Industry, Small Businesses and Academe, to collaborate and succeed together.

Networking Conference with Industry, Academic and Government participants

The use of High Performance Computing (HPC) in modeling complex physical phenomena such as weather, fluid dynamics, molecular interactions, astronomical calculations and engineering design is well known to researchers and technology leaders in those fields.


HPC is being used by industry to improve products, reduce production costs and decrease the time it takes to develop new products by virtue of developing a virtual product and reducing the number of physical designs that follow.


The Organizing Committee for this networking workshop is committed to the deployment of HPC in Manitoba. For these developments to take place a combination of technology implementation and student/client training needs to be developed.


A one day workshop and networking event will be held on June 21st to present ideas across a broad spectrum of interests. Keynote speakers and other presenters at this workshop will focus their commentaries on current capabilities and their future interests in training students as well as  related industry development for Manitoba.


Our intention for this workshop is to introduce more people to the possibilities of using HPC in their enterprise, by providing a cross section of examples and methods on how this technology can be used in their field of application.


Please check back regularly to this page for updates on this Conference.

HPC Conference Presenters

Starting Time Speaker Affiliation
7:30 AM Registration Begins
8:00 AM Dr. Annette Trimbee President, University of Winnipeg
8:05 AM Dr. Stefi Baum Dean of Science; UM
8:10 AM Dr. Parimala Thulasiraman Comp Sci., University of Manitoba
8:40 AM Dr. Christopher Henry ACS, University of Winnipeg
9:10 AM Mark Abotossaway Boeing Seattle
9:40 AM Bob Hastings Manitoba Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing
10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:15 AM Erin Trifunov WestGrid
10:40 AM Riley Pickerl SkipTheDishes
11:00 AM Dr. Sherif Sherif Elect. & Comp. Eng., University of Manitoba
11:30 AM Ken Zorinak CEO, President, and Producer, Tangent Animation
11:45 AM Dr. Jeff Diamond International Institute for Sustainable Development
12:05 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Mehdi Bozzo-Rey IBM -Quantum Computing
1:30 PM Haider Al-Saidi Chair, Applied Computer Education, RRC
2:00 PM Brian McKinnon Technology Manager, Ubisoft
2:30 PM Dr. Mark Alexiuk CTO, Sightline Innovation
2:45 PM Coffee Break
3:00 PM Dr. Craig Milligan CEO, MicroTraffic Inc.
3:15 PM Kevin Quiring President and Founder, Arclabs
3:30 PM U of W Student Student Presentation 1
3:45 PM U of M Student Student Presentation 2
4:00 PM Red River College Student Student Presentation 3
4:15 PM Moderator: David Simpson Expert Panel

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