August 2019

Connecting Alberta with IoT
The Alberta IoT Association was formed by numerous Alberta businesses rooted in the Internet of Things industry. With IoT soon becoming one of the largest industries in the world, it is important that Albertans are on the forefront of IoT operations integration, business opportunities, and expansion.

Latest News

New location for Edmonton Member Meetings
Going forward, our meetings for Edmonton-based members will be hosted by Steven Young at Garnet Instruments. More detail is available in the Events section of the newsletter below.
2019 Member Survey Reminder
Have you completed the 2019 Member Survey? If not, please take 4 minutes to do so as this information is incredibly valuable in deciding where to focus our efforts in the coming weeks and months to ensure that:
  • Alberta IoT events and policies are aligned with your business goals
  • You have the opportunity to network with peers
  • We provide educational speakers who help you and your team grow your knowledge
  • You gain good value from your membership with Alberta IoT
Complete Survey

NRCC Ecosystem Project

Alberta IoT is working alongside NRCC (National Research Council of Canada) to build out ecosystem projects with international companies. For our very first project, we are looking to our members to see if they are a fit with the criteria below as well as have an interest.

• Are you part of the Electronic Components and Systems value chain?
• Do you want to access new markets, technologies and skills?
• Do you want to work with partners beyond national borders, developing new products, and accelerating your time-to-market?
• Are you looking for a fast and flexible funding instrument dedicated to trans-national European projects?

If you are interested, please reach out to Brenda.

Alberta IoT Media Mentions
The news of our recent appointment of Executive Director Brenda Beckedorf was published by 32 confirmed media sources reaching a potential audience of 19.4 million people. The original press release was viewed 2,394 times and sent to 8,136 subscriber emails. 

Upcoming Events

Featured Speaker

Matt M. Eskandar, E.E. P.Eng.
President, MR Control Systems International Inc.

September 6, 2019 @ 11:00am
Calgary, Alberta
Visit Alberta IoT's website and hit the + to learn more about Matt and read his presentation abstract!


Friday, September 6th


Friday, October 8th

10:00am Member Meeting
11:00am Presentation - Matt Eskandar, E.E. P.Eng
11:30am - 12:30pm Networking
Our monthly meetings take place at the following addresses:


Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures
3608 33 St NW
Calgary, Alberta


Garnet Instruments
286 Kaska Rd
Sherwood Park, Alberta

Reminder: We have migrated to Zoom for remote access to our meetings. Please download and import the iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Zoom Meeting

Phone in within Canada: +1 647 558 0588
Meeting ID: 509 627 459
Find your local number

Call for Presentations

We have space for presentations at our upcoming meetings - Contact us now to reserve your time slot. These presentations offer a valuable opportunity to share what your business is doing to advance IoT technology and connect with potential collaborators. Ideally we'd like to have one customer problem and one technology themed discussion each month.

SensorUp Founder and CTO Steve Liang is organizing an IoT event on September 11th, 2019 with a world-class speaker roster! Alberta IoT members are invited to join Geospatial and IoT experts from world-leading research institutes and companies for engaging and thought provoking discussions on digital transformation with IoT and AI at the OGC IoT Summit 2019 at the Banff Centre.

For full details, including a schedule and Speaker bios, please visit:
This event is part of the 112th OGC Technical Committee meeting taking place September 9-12th.
Alberta IoT members SensorUp and TEKTELIC will be among those presenting.

Several of our members are going to be speaking at the IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics, & Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON) at University of British Columbia on October 17-19th. Alberta IoT Members who will be presenting are Microsoft (Terry Mandin), Rogers (Jeffrey de Leeuw), Luxmux (Yonathan Dattner), SensorUp (Steve Liang), Extreme Telematics Corp. (Mark Scantlebury). You can read their bios & abstracts here. If you wish to attend the conference, please register via the button below. They are also looking to host a corporate exhibition and are willing to provide free spaces. Please contact Dr. Himadri Nath Saha if you are interested in participating.
Registration Information

Planning is well underway for a fall event for Alberta IoT members! The event theme will be Building Smart Cities with IoT Technology. This event will be hosted in Cochrane, Alberta on November 4, 2019. Stay tuned for more details as they are made available.

Sponsored by the Town of Cochrane.

New Members

Prince Frempong
Larry Ekpudu
Robert Hawley
Kerry Olsen
Jason Talman
Steve Baird
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