January 2020

The first meeting of 2020 will be hosted by Microsoft next Friday, January 10 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at 725 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, V7Y 1G5 on the 7th floor.

Speaker list:

Dr. Chang Lu | postdoc research fellow at Blockchain@UBC. Dr. Chang Lu studies the adoption of Blockchain technology in healthcare from an organizational perspective. He is currently creating education materials for executives about Blockchain in healthcare. He earned his Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Organization, School of Business from the University of Alberta. Prior to his academic career, he worked as an HR professional in China and Europe.

Summary of presentation: Blockchain is considered to transform the ways by which healthcare data is recorded, transacted and managed. Currently, entrepreneurs and healthcare organizations are exploring all types of user cases. Despite the increased interest in Blockchain, decision-makers in the healthcare sector do not have a framework to determine the adoptability of Blockchain user cases. In this presentation, Dr. Lu offers such a framework, showcases how it can be used, and points out a promising user case for healthcare organizations to adopt.

Stephane Morichere-Matte, Saeed Dyanatkar & Dr. Patrick Pennefather | Microsoft Garage and UBC Emerging Media Lab.

The Microsoft Garage is a program that drives a culture of innovation. We deliver programs and experiences to our employees, customers, and ecosystem that drive collaboration, creativity, and experimentation. The Garage Internship program invites University students studying computer science, design & human computer interaction, and related fields to Microsoft Vancouver for an internship like no other. This intensive program centers on building apps for Microsoft’s newest and most exciting platforms and devices.

The Emerging Media Lab (EML) is an award-winning experimental space at UBC where faculty, students, and staff from all disciplines collaborate with industry and community. EML’s mission is to evolve learning by creating tools and techniques using emerging technologies. At the EML, faculty members become subject matter experts and students turn into innovators who collaborate with faculty to find solutions for pedagogical and research challenges. EML provides an incubation venue for UBC community especially students outside their academic activities where they can experiment with emerging technologies such as VR, AR, BCI and AI in order solve educational challenges and enhance learning and student engagement.

In this presentation Stephane Morichere-Matte from Microsoft will join Saeed Dyanatkar and Dr. Patrick Pennefather from EML to introduce Microsoft Garage and UBC EML and their collaboration.

Alex Godin | Senior Program Manager at Microsoft

Alexandre Godin is a Senior Program Manager for one of Microsoft’s newest Mixed Reality business application, Dynamics 365 Guides, announced in conjunction with HoloLens 2. Alexandre oversees product management and strategy, working with some of the biggest companies in the world on deploying Dynamics 365 Guides.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Alexandre spent 8 year at Airbus, a global leader in the aerospace industry. At Airbus, Alexandre led the design and implementation of Mixed Reality solutions, serving various business units from marketing to manufacturing and training. Alexandre background is in new technologies, ergonomics and biomechanics.

Microsoft will be providing their own video-streaming service, Microsoft Teams, for remote participants.

CONNECT WITH US ONLINE: https://aka.ms/emergingmediaBCCOP

For anyone interested, a live machine translation will be available in a few languages: French, Hindi, Chinese Simplified and Traditional, Japanese.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!