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Tuesday, July 23 • 9:15am - 11:30am

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The PNWER Innovation Working Group provides policymakers and governments with ideas and advice in support of a regional innovation ecosystem. The competitive landscape of the global economy, coupled with worldwide environmental challenges, is creating unprecedented demand for scientific discovery and application.

 Working Group Co-Chairs:
Sen. Mia Costello, Alaska State Legislature
Nirav Desai, Senior Partner, Moonbeam

Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks
 Sen. Mia Costello, Alaska Legislature
Nirav Desai, Senior Partner, Moonbeam

Innovation ecosystems: Building a Sustainable Innovation Ecosystem
Jordan Dutchak, Executive Director, Co.Labs (confirmed)
Aaron Genest, President of SaskTech, Mentor Graphics (A Siemens Company) (formerly Solido) (confirmed)
Wes Jickling, Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Saskatchewan (invited)
Thomas Archer, Executive Director, SaskInteractive (invited)

Overview of Innovation Cluster mapping project conducted by the University of Washington Master of Arts Applied International Studies (MAAIS) project
Nirav Desai, Senior Partner, Moonbeam
Michael Farber, Founder, Ratio Innovation Management (confirmed)

Facilitated design thinking session
All Participants

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Michael Farber

Managing Partner, Ratio Innovation Management
Michael Farber provides executive leaders with in-depth analysis and advice to maximize their business return on IT investments.  Michael specializes in edge, emerging and disruptive technologies — current focus areas include distributed sensor networks, artificial and machine... Read More →

Aaron Genest

President, Sasktech

Jordan Dutchak

Executive Director, Co.Labs
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Sen. Mia Costello

Legislator; Innovation Working Group Co-chair, Alaska State Legislature
Senator Mia Costello is a lifelong Alaskan representing West Anchorage in the Alaska Legislature. She currently serves as Chair of the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee, and Co-Chair of the Joint Armed Services Committee. Mia’s legislative focus is on innovation and developing... Read More →
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Nirav Desai

Senior Partner; Innovation Working Group Co-chair, Moonbeam
Nirav S. Desai is an entrepreneur, investor, and strategist who integrates technologies to enable the next wave of computing. Over the course of his career, Mr. Desai has consulted with clients in the technology, health, manufacturing/logistics, and government sectors – helping... Read More →

Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:15am - 11:30am
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