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CASCON x EVOKE 2021 - Program Schedule Available!


The program schedule is now available for CASCON x EVOKE 2021.

CASCON is the premier industrial and academic conference for advanced studies in computer science and software engineering sponsored by IBM Advanced Studies and EVOKE Foundation. This year's conference will take place virtually from November 22-25 and will cover topics focused on intelligent systems and software.

The programs will be delivered in 4 different formats: papers, expo, workshops, and industry talks.
View the program schedule to see what you would like to attend!


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CASCON x EVOKE 2021 - Registration is now open!


Registration for CASCON x EVOKE 2021 is now open.

CASCON is the premier industrial and academic conference for advanced studies in computer science and software engineering sponsored by IBM Advanced Studies and EVOKE Foundation. This year's conference will take place virtually from November 22-25 and will cover topics focused on intelligent systems and software.

There are 3 registration packages available: Full Conference Professional, Full Conference Student and Full Conference Academic.

Register today and attend the 31st annual conference!


Micro-credentials: A mini guide to the micro college course market


According to Calgary Economic Development, Alberta is projected to have 77,500 tech jobs by 2023.

One way to get a foot in the door is by enrolling at the IBM Skills Academy—a microcredential program focused on tech skills, for which Bow Valley College is the first Canadian hub. Graduates get an IBM digital badge, which is recognized by employers around the world. Among the digitally delivered courses on offer is Business Intelligence Essentials, a 24-hour course centred around the burgeoning field of data science.

IBM Canada partners with Red River College


This fall, IBM will deliver micro-credentials through RRC to fill urgent workforce gaps in Manitoba's information technology sector. IBM is offering two courses, Security Intelligence Tech and Predictive Analytics Modeler through the Learn@IBM skills training platform.

Security Intelligence Tech introduces learners to concepts of security intelligence necessary to identify threats to networks and assets. Predictive Analytics Modeler prepares students to learn analytics models to collect and analyze data efficiently.

Learners who complete each course earn a globally recognized IBM digital credential.



IBM Canada, University of Ottawa to establish state-of-the-art Cyber Range to train for cybersecurity threats


Ottawa (ON), October 28, 2021: IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the University of Ottawa today announce a multi-year partnership to build and operate a Cyber Range: a fully immersive, interactive, and experiential learning facility that will enable state-of-the-art research and training in cybersecurity and cyber safety. As part of the agreement, IBM is also making a more than $21 million in-kind contribution to the University over five years to support business development and security training, while uOttawa will invest nearly $7 million over the same period.


Carleton and IBM Partner in AI, Machine Learning and Data Science for a Future-Ready Workforce


Carleton University and IBM Canada announce a five-year multimillion-dollar collaboration agreement to enhance Carleton's Institute for Data Science and equip students for essential jobs in emerging digital careers such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data science.



Crime and Cryptocurrency



Professor Guy-Vincent Jourdan from the University of Ottawa, his doctoral candidate Emad Badawi, and Dr. Iosif Viorel Onut from IBM Canada's Centre for Advanced Studies team up with an international think tank to uncover cyber scams before they claim victims.

Think Summit Canada


On November 17th, IBM Think Summit Canada presents a cinematic original Canadian film sharing more than 15 incredible stories that demonstrate how Canadian innovators like you are making a tangible difference to the world.

Think Summit Canada speakers are visionaries, innovators, and game changers. Hear from today's brightest minds in our first of kind 60-minute cross-Canada cinematic experience!

Follow the stories and gain practical education on transforming your business with solutions for data, Cloud, analytics, AI and cybersecurity. Network with the experts, colleagues and peers who are bringing a nation of possibility to life!


Advancing Innovation

Collaboration is the key to our success

We help IBM product teams engage with students and faculty in joint academic-industry projects that promote innovation within IBM's offerings and in published academic research.

We currently have 60 joint academic-industry research projects associated with 105 IBM products, and involving 124 IBMers, 60 faculty and 129 students . In advancing the thesis research of each student, these projects generate publications, patents and IBM product contributions.

CAS AWARDS 2021
Every year, IBM Canada Advanced Studies recognizes the most outstanding research projects, students, professors, and IBM product experts that exemplify drive for innovation, collaboration and forward thinking research.
These awards are presented at our annual CASCON x EVOKE academic tech conference - a space to engage and learn with a community of software developers, researchers, students, academics, decision-makers and IBMers.

Community Outreach

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The Apprentice Garage program is a campus-based community of practice that enables students to identify and build solutions to business and societal challenges.

In each project, students are connected with clients, IBM teams and educators. Students utilize IBM Garage Methodology, Enterprise Design Thinking and applicable IBM technologies to address these challenges.

Current projects are Precision Cities: Responding Precisely to Human Needs and the Sustainable Watershed Integrated Management Project (SWIM).