Ottawa University Algonquin College Carleton University


Speakers
G. Alexander Macklin

G. Alexander Macklin QC

Senior Partner
Intellectual Property Lawyer,
Gowlings LLP,
Ottawa, ON



Mr. Macklin is a certified specialist in intellectual property (patents) law, as well as in civil litigation. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation.
Mr. Macklin graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 1955 and subsequently worked as an engineer in Ontario and Alberta, qualifying as a professional engineer in both provinces. He subsequently received his law degree from the University of Alberta in 1959, and was called to the Alberta Bar in 1961 and the Ontario Bar in 1969. He was appointed Queen's Counsel (Ontario) in 1980. Prior to joining the firm's predecessor Gowling, MacTavish, Osborne & Henderson in 1966 to practice Intellectual Property Law, Mr. Macklin was associated with the law firm of Milner, Steer & Co. in Calgary and Edmonton as a solicitor and litigator.
During his years of experience as a patent counsel, he has been involved in a number of major patent cases involving Canadian, United States and other foreign corporations. He regularly appears as counsel before the Federal Court of Canada (Trial and Appeal) and on occasion, the Supreme Court of Canada.He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers (Ontario), the Canadian Bar Association, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (past president 1980-1981), the Advocates' Society and the International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (past president, Canadian Group).Mr. Macklin has been a frequent speaker at conferences including IPIC , CBA, AIPPI and the Canadian Institute.




Jennifer Ng

Jennifer Ng

Quality Project Manager, Abbott Point of Care
Ottawa, Ontario


Jennifer started her career as a software engineer at Curtiss-Wright Embedded Computing Controls (formerly Dy4 Systems Inc., Ottawa, Canada) where she developed VxWorks/Tornado BSPs (Board Support Packages) for SBCs (Single Board Computers) and wrote firmware diagnostics. Through her career, she has held increasingly significant positions in software engineering, software release quality and quality management. She was elected as the 2007 Chair of the WIE NH Affinity Group and as the NH Section Vice-Chair for 2007. In January 2007, she was elevated to IEEE Senior Member status - less than 8% of the IEEE's 375000 members hold this prestigious grade of membership, which recognizes significant professional and technical accomplishment. She is very involved in mentoring students (McGill Mentor Program) and IEEE members (MentorNet) and active in the start up of the section's TISP (Teacher-In-Service-Program). See the IEEE Institute article - Sep 2007 In 2008, she is appointed to the Ottawa Section Senior Membership Chair as well as to the EAB (Education Activities Board) PECC (Pre-engineering Education Coordinating Committee).




Ibrahim Gedeon

KEY NOTE SPEAKER

Ibrahim Gedeon

Chief Technology Officer,
Telus,
Vancouver, BC


Ibrahim Gedeon, is the Chief Technology Officer at TELUS Communications Inc. He is responsible for technology strategy, network and services architecture and network support systems. In his role as CTO he is responsible for the Wireless-Wireline service and network convergence, enterprise applications and network infrastructure strategies and evolution.
Mr. Gedeon began his career in telecommunications engineering and research in 1990 when he joined Bell Northern Research designing signal-processing software in the cryptographic systems division. He moved to Nortel Networks in 1994 as a network design engineer, where he provided technical network design expertise to Nortel Networks customer base globally. He was named vice president and director of Data Network Engineering at Nortel in 1996, and vice president of Internet Brand Management in 1999, where he was responsible for IP/MPLS/ATM standards, engineering, and market development. He was appointed senior vice president of Wireless Engineering in 2000 and led the global engineering team responsible for operations, sales support, and systems engineering.
Mr. Gedeon has received several professional awards, including IEEE Canadas Outstanding Canadian Engineer Award. Ibrahim has a bachelors in electrical engineering from the American University of Beirut and a Masters in Electronics Engineering from Carleton University.







 


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