Alberta IoT seeks to support industry in several ways, including building talent within the province. Through roundtable discussions, industry partners of Alberta IoT identified a need for:
More opportunities to meet with student talent; and
Educating students on opportunities for technology related careers across different industry sectors
In response to these industry needs, Alberta IoT has launched the Demo Day initiative with support from Calgary Economic Development and SAIT School for Advanced Digital Technology.
Demo Day seeks to showcase the impact and opportunity technology has across various industry sectors with a focus on traditional industries such as construction or telecommunication. The event is open to industry as well as students at SAIT to explore the technologies leading to impactful transformation in these more traditional sectors.
“Alberta IoT’s Demo Day at SAIT is an excellent opportunity for students to gain insight into the range of careers available in Alberta’s emerging technology market and to connect industry with their future talent pool. As we continue to experience significant growth in the tech sector, working closely with industry partners to create work-integrated learning opportunities will further prepare students for successful careers.”
- Dr. Raynie Wood, Dean of SAIT's School for Advanced Digital Technology.
By bringing together 20 industry exhibitors, students can expect an immersive experience in the heart of the SAIT main campus to explore career opportunities and technology applications that they may not have previously considered.
“Our goal as an Association really is to be a connector. The Demo Day event on November 23 is about connecting industry to talent, and to one another, while educating all participants on the impact emerging technologies are having across various sectors,” Brenda Beckedorf, Executive Director of Alberta IoT Association.
ABOUT ALBERTA IOT
Alberta IoT is a non-profit, member based association that exists to nurture and support the growth of Alberta’s Internet of Things and emerging technology sectors. Our mission is to position Alberta as the worldwide leader in IoT and emerging technology.
ABOUT SAIT SADT
The School for Advanced Digital Technology (SADT) is committed to preparing our students to thrive in the borderless, global economy. We offer an exciting range of media and technology programs built on a foundation of applied, technology-immersed experiences and enhanced with work-integrated learning opportunities. Sait.ca
ABOUT CALGARY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Calgary Economic Development is an opportunity-maker, helping to spark Calgary’s economic growth and diversification. Our job is to connect people with resources to help them grow their careers or businesses, thrive in new locations or markets, and feel at home in our welcoming and inclusive community. We offer a wealth of information to help everyone succeed and we tirelessly promote Calgary, in Canada and around the world. We’re exhilarated about our role in shaping and sharing Calgary’s story.