Michael Wekerle at SMARTWEEK 2014 in TORONTO

SMARTWEEK 2014 Starts Oct. 24, Featuring Michael Wekerle


Toronto, ON -- (SBWire) -- 10/22/2014 --SMARTWEEK 2014, the Toronto IoT conference covering all things related to the Internet of Things, is pleased to announce that CEO of Difference Capital and "Dragon's Den" investor Michael Wekerle will be speaking at Smartweek on Friday, October 24. Michael will discuss financing and innovation as it relates to IoT, and introduce keynote speaker Amir Ansari.

SMARTWEEK 2014 will showcase over 40 IoT thought leader presenters, 20+ IoT startups and demo tables, and is sponsored by Arrow, Atmel, IBM,Tata Consultancy Services and Christie Digital. Speakers include: Amir Ansari of Prodea Systems, former Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian, Moe Tanabian of Samsung's IoT Innovation Lab, Graham Churchill of IBM Canada, Daniel Peloquin, President of Schneider Electric Canada, Frank Diana of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Joseph Zaloker of Arrow and many more.

According to SMARTWEEK 2014 Co-Founder and Director, Helen Kontozopoulos “we found that Toronto was the perfect place to showcase the emerging IoT sector. Toronto is a hub for IoT innovation, whether it be startups working with wearables or established players working with data”. According to co-founder Mario Grech “We have all seen how drastically the Internet has changed the human experience in the last ten years alone; the ‘Internet of Things’ or ‘Internet of Everything’ ups the ante once again for the next decade.”

The full schedule and other information can be found at www.smartweek2014.com. Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite. Media inquiries should be directed toward Helen Kontozopoulos, Director and Co-Founder of SMARTWEEK 2014 at helen@cs.toronto.edu. SMARTWEEK 2014 can also be followed on Twitter @smartweek2014 for up-to-the-moment updates.

About Smartweek
Smartweek is an Internet of Things event held at MaRS and the University of Toronto. Founders Helen Kontozopoulos and Mario Grech are lecturers at the University of Toronto Department of Computer Science with an interest in innovation in the classroom and in industry.

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