Agenda for the National BTM Academic Conference being held on June 4th 2016 in Edmonton Alberta

9:00 – 9:30           Registration & Continental Breakfast


9:30 – 9:45           Opening Remarks ITAC Talent


9:45 – 10:40         The Critical Role of Engagement at a BTM oriented School – A Director’s Perspective 

Presenter:             Ozgur Turetken, Ph.D., Professor & Director Ted Rogers School of  Information Technology Management, Ryerson University
10:40 – 10:50      Break


10:50 – 11:45      The Critical Role of Engagement at Simon Fraser University – A BTM Advisory Board Chair’s Perspective

Presenter:             Nelson Lah, Executive Consultant & Chair, Simon Fraser University BTM Advisory Board


11:45 – Noon       Break and Lunch Set Up


Noon – 12:45       Lunch and Networking


12:45 – 1:30        Panel Discussion:  The Start-up Mindset:  Innovation, Disruption, & Creative Collisions

Panel:                    Steve Eppley, Director of Information Technology, Edmonton Economic Development Corp.

                                Noreen Hoskins, U of Alberta EHub

                                Start-up Edmonton


1:30 – 2:15            Building a BTM Program:  From Degree Proposal to First Graduates

Presenter:             Patricia Genoe McLaren, PHD, Area Co-ordinator & Associate Professor, BTM Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, Wilfred Laurier University


2:15 – 2:30           Break


2:30 – 3:10           Evolution of the BTM Standards

Presenter:             Stéphane Gagnon, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Université du Québec en Outaouais


3:10 – 3:30            National Occupational Standards:  The Employability Factor

Presenter:            Ben Akoh, Ph.D. (Candidate), Standards Development Director, ITAC


3:30 – 3:45            Break


3:45 – 4:30           Panel Discussion: The Challenge of Talent Management in Business Technology

Moderator:           Dale McNeely, Director Business Career Services, University of Alberta

Panel:                    Mike Battistel, VP Information Technology & CIO, Athebecsca University

                                David Booth CIO City of Edmonton

                                David Oh, CIO & VP Innovation & Technology Services, Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission


4:30 – 4:40            Conference Close


4:45 – 6:00           BTM Program Showcase

Session Chair:       Stéphane Gagnon, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Université du Québec en Outaouais


This open invitation to BTM schools to share their respective program and graduate accomplishments.  This is a unique opportunity for BTM Program Directors to present how BTM standards have been adopted and implemented within their school.  Program showcase and/or innovative educational practices will be included as Poster topics.  Tables & Poster Boards will be made available to Program Directors who will engage participants in lively discussion and mutual learning.  Sign up to lead a discussion by notifying!