Upcoming Events, Workshops & Presentations


ShareIT – Turnitin Feedback Studio

October 7, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST)

As the landscape of education continues to shift and evolve, the need for relevant technology that impacts learning in the classroom is more important than ever.
Join experts from Turnitin for this 60-minute webinar to learn more about Turnitin Feedback Studio: what it does, how it can help you uphold your institution’s reputation, and empower your faculty and students to take a formative approach to assessment with integrity.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Streamline assessment with faster, consistent feedback and grading
  • Increase student retention through stronger learning opportunities and more personalized feedback 
  • Learn how Turnitin is improving hosting capabilities and supports anonymization
  • See why institutions within the British Columbia Network choose Feedback Studio

Recommended Attendees:

  • CIOs
  • IT Directors/Managers
  • Teaching & Learning managers



Data Science for Albertans – The How's and Why's of Data Science for Alberta Businesses

October 21, 2020
2:00PM – 3:00PM

Hosted as part of Edmonton Startup Week

Now more than ever, organizations of all sizes — from start-ups to large-scale corporations — are looking at how they can benefit by using machine learning and data science.

However, as your business or organization dives into these areas, you likely have questions. You could be wondering, “how do I start?”, “how do I measure success?”, or, “who do I need to add to my team?”

In this introductory session, the data science team at Cybera will provide you with an overview into data science, talk about how you can apply it in your area of expertise, share resources that you can leverage, and discuss what you may need to start your own data science project. We’ll also share success stories from Alberta organizations currently using data science and provide "real world" examples of how this practice can be applied. 





2020 Cyber Summit – What's Next? 

November 24 – 26, 2020
1:00PM – 4:30 PM

Hosted in partnership with SRNet and MRNet 

The response to COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of virtual and remote-work technologies throughout the education, public, research, and start-up sectors. As the new digital reality settles in, we must now look to the long-term future. The 2020 Cyber Summit will focus on cross-sector collaborations, and how digital leaders in Western Canada are adapting to the new normal. What tools, methodologies, and philosophies should we all consider — both in the public and commercial sectors — to ensure our organizations are thriving in years to come?

This year's online Summit will take place in the afternoons (1:00 – 4:30 pm MDT) of November 24-26, 2020. We will have more detail on schedule, presenters and workshops in the coming weeks. 





Cybera K-12 Townhall – Convergence Conference

December 1, 2020
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Held as part of the 2020 Convergence Conference

This free, half-day session will review the digital resources available to Alberta’s K-12 school districts, and identify existing gaps in the ecosystem.

The results of this discussion will help Cybera prioritize actions for this sector.

Stay tuned for registration details!

Canada's National Research & Education Summit:
Strengthening Connections in Times of Change

December 7-9, 2020
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

The first-ever National Research and Education Network Summit will be held online December 7-9, 2020. The event will look at lessons learned over the last year by Canada's post-secondary community, focusing on research, cybersecurity, and remote learning.

Stay tuned for registration details!



ShareIT: Building Better Business Relationships for the CIO/Senior IT Leadership

Date: TBD

Presented by John Krogh, BRM, Value Sheppard

Businesses often feel that IT departments operate in a different world than the rest of the organization.  Conversely, IT departments wonder why the business side just often does not "understand" their viewpoints and priorities. Join in on this webinar for strategies and takeways on how you, as a CIO/Senior IT Leader, may help "bridge the gap" between the business and IT departments in order to foster better understanding and collaboration.