Innovate BC announces #BCTECHSummit headliners

Innovate BC and the BC government have announced Eric O’Neill and Tan Le as keynote speakers for the fourth annual #BCTECHSummit, taking place March 11-13, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Eric O’Neill is an attorney, former FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative, cybersecurity expert, and the inspiration for the film Breach. O’Neill will share insights into how people and organizations can take advantage of an era of big data and innovation, while protecting themselves from the security vulnerabilities of a digitally, interconnected world.

Tan Le is an inventor and CEO of Emotiv, a brain research company, which created technology that enabled a quadriplegic man to drive a Formula One car using only his brain waves. Le will share her story from refugee to tech and innovation leader, and speak to how advances in technology can fundamentally improve people’s lives around the world.

“The #BCTECHSummit is an extraordinary event that will showcase the best of technology and innovation in our province and around the world,” said Bruce Ralston, the Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology. “This year’s summit will show why BC is such an exciting place for cutting-edge tech, and will give participants a unique opportunity to connect with innovators, thought-leaders and companies that are developing emerging technology here in BC and at a global level.”

Additional speakers announced for #BCTECHSummit include:

  • John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia
  • Shirley Vickers, President & CEO of Innovate BC
  • Dr. Alan Winter, BC’s Innovation Commissioner

Early bird tickets to the #BCTECHSummit are currently available for $699 and can be purchased here.

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