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Winter 2015

On January 21, 2015 over 200 of Ontario's leaders in media, culture and technology attended OMDC's fifth annual Digital Dialogue Conference. Grant McCracken’s keynote 10 Tools: How to Speak to the Consumer in a Digital World kicked off the conference. The rest of the day was filled with panel discussions on connecting with audiences, speed pitches from some of Ontario’s newest start-ups, an ‘in conversation’ segment on qualitative analytics, and demonstrations of new wearable technologies. Emcee Susan Ormiston wrapped things up with an incisive summary of the day.

Raina Wells, Grant McCracken, Susan Ormiston, Karen Thorne-Stone and Alexandra Brown

Click on the links to watch video clips from the conference on OMDC’s YouTube channel.

Welcome / Opening Remark
Karen Thorne-Stone, President & CEO, OMDC
Welcome / Opening Remarks
Conference emcee Susan Ormiston, Senior Correspondent, CBC News
Wearable Tech Demo
Muse, Ariel Garten, CEO & Co-Founder
Wearable Tech Demo
Myo, Chris Goodine, Developer Evangelist/Thalmic Labs

Morning Panel: Tales from the University of YouTube: Indie Innovation and Other Stories

Moderator: David Brown, Head of Partnerships, YouTube
Panelists: Rachel Cooper, YouTube Personality, Rachhloves Channel; Matthew Santoro, YouTube Personality and Bob Jennings, Producer, The Annoying Orange

Tech-Crunch Lunch Sponsored by RBC Pitches:
Host: Valerie Fox, Digital Media Zone #paid - Bryan Gold
JamCam - Sam Scofy CineClick – Audience Interaction Platform - Krzysztof Pietroszek
Flixel - Philippe LeBlanc Wondereur - Olivier Berger & Sophie Perceval
Blurbi -Tyler Handley Songs At Work - Jason Squire
Wearable Tech Demo
SoMo, Loretta Faveri, CEO, Sonicwear
Wearable Tech Demo - Ryan Brooks
Invisivision, PipeDream Interactive Co-Founders: Ryan Brooks (CEO), Josh Brooks (COO), Robert Bruski (CFO)
In Conversation: Gerry Flahive, Writer and Producer, Modern Story, in conversation with Clint Beharry, Director of Design and Technology, The Harmony Institute
Afternoon Panel: The Artist, the Author and the Brand
Moderator: Shauna de Cartier, Founder/President, Six Shooter Records
Panelists: Candice Faktor, GM, Wattpad; Kavi Halemane, Music/Entertainment Industry Executive; Rona Mercado, VP Marketing, Cashmere Agency and Anna Todd, Author
Susan Ormiston, Senior Correspondent, CBC News
Concluding Remarks
Kevin Shea, OMDC Board Chair

Thanks to our conference sponsors Nordicity and RBC!

Visit OMDC's 2015 Digital Dialogue Facebook Gallery for more photos.

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