SASKATOON – More than 400 delegates from numerous provinces came to Connection 2015 Technology Summit, a show put on by CDN Top 100 Solution Provider WBM Office Systems.
WBM has been putting this event on for five years and it has become one of the largest attended high tech events in Western Canada. The TCU Place Arts & Convention Centre was the venue for Connection 2015 show that featured many interactive sessions on security, cloud services, mobility, and the Internet of Things.
Connection 2015 was highlighted by a keynote address from former CSIS Intelligence Agent and Expert Witness to the House of Commons Special Committee on Security, Michel Juneau-Katsuya.
The event was sponsored by Dell Canada, Lenovo Canada, Ricoh Canada, Microsoft Canada, Fortinet, Nuance, HP Canada, Nutanix and F5 Networks. After the event, all attendees were treated to an evening of fine wines and specialty spirits at the 2015 Premier Wine Showcase.
Check out the photos from the event here.
A packed house
WBM Connection 2015 gets underway in front of 428 delegates September 25th in Saskatoon.
The President takes the stage
JoeAnne Hardy, President of WBM welcomes attendees to the Connection 2015 Technology Security Summit
The Intelligence Chief
Keynote speaker Michel Juneau-Katsuya, former CSIS Senior Intelligence Officer and Chief of CSIS for Asia Pacific addresses the technology security threat at WBM Connection 2015
Security on the flight deck
Richard Solito discusses the security program in place at WestJet to enable a mobile workforce at WBM’s Connection 2015 event in Saskatoon
The panel discussion on security
Manish Khera, Director of Data Protection and Application Security for the Royal Bank of Canada speaks during a panel discussion on cyber risk that includes Alyssa Daku, Ehealth Saskatchewan, Ryan Ukrainetz, PotashCorp, Paul Ottmann, City of Saskatoon, and Michel Juneau-Katsuya, former member of CSIS at Connection 2015
Fun backstage at the Connection 2015 show
Backstage during the production of WBM’s Connection 2015 Technology Security Summit on September 25th.
Breakout and insight at Connection 2015
Kory Indzeowski of the Saskatoon Health Region discusses the results of his 24x7x365 service desk during a breakout at Connection 2015
Meet the new CTO
Travis Weber, Chief Technology Officer at WBM presents Managed Mobility Services during a breakout session at Connection 2015 in Saskatoon
CDN gets a shout out at Connection 2015
Brett Bailey, Vice President at WBM announces the recent Channel Elite Award in the Best Enterprise Solution category at Connection 2015
High tech vendors show support for Western partners
Kevin Peesker, President of Dell Canada, speaks at Connection 2015 along with Mitch Henry, Vice President of Ricoh Canada and Catherine O’Donnell, HP Canada at Connection 2015.
High Tech Hall of Fame
The always energetic Nancy Stabile of Ingram Micro Canada discusses WBM president JoeAnne Hardy’s Hall of Fame Induction for the Trust X Alliance Program at Connection 2015.
A special thanks to attendees
The power of the channel, as (left to right) Brett Bailey (WBM), JoeAnne Hardy (WBM), Marlis Mclarnon (Lenovo Canada), Kevin Peesker (Dell Canada), Mitch Henry (Ricoh Canada), Catherine O’Donnell (HP Canada), and Nancy Stabile (Ingram Micro) share the stage to be thanked by WBM at Connection 2015
Dell Canada President steals the show
Kevin Peesker, President of Dell Canada celebrates with students of Vincent Massey Elementary School as WBM announces a partnership promoting arts education with Persephone Theatre at Connection 2015.
DJ Danger Dane Hansen leads the after party at WBM’s Connection 2015 event in Saskatoon.