The keynote speaker is Dr. Dipak Roy, chairman of D-TA Systems Inc., and winner of the “Innovation oriented enterprises” award.
D-TA Systems Inc., develops sonar, radar, communications, and test and measurement applications for the defense and aerospace industry. With 20 highly qualified professional employees, D-TA Systems is a major exporter that sources the bulk of their inputs locally.
Prior to starting D-TA Systems, Dr. Roy grew another Ottawa company, ICS, to 60 employees before it was sold to GE Intelligent Platforms in 2003.
Dr. Roy has over 30 key technical publications and several patents to his credit. He is also a Senior Member of IEEE. He has been recognized nationally and internationally and has received numerous honours and distinctions, including:
• Lockheed Martin (USA) award for excellence in LTS Sonar project performance, May 1992
• American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Award for the invention and standardization of FPDP Data Flow Concept for high-speed data transfer between computers, Jan 1999.
• Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (sponsored by IBM) award for Technical Achievement, 2005
• Canadian Innovation Leader Award 2011, NRC
• Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Award, 2012.
In 2007, Dr. Roy was appointed by the Government of Canada to the board of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). SDTC is a $1 billion dollar foundation that is involved in the development of Clean Technology companies in Canada. Dr Roy’s term expired in 2011.
Dr. Roy is also an executive & a Charter Member of TiE (Talent, Ideas & Entrepreneurship) Ottawa, whose major objective is to help and mentor new entrepreneurs in order to create wealth in a socially responsible manner.
Dr. Roy is a significant contributor to Carleton University, to the Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital, and many other local and international charities.
Closing remarks to be provided by David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
David Lametti was a Full Professor in the Faculty of Law at McGill University specializing in property, intellectual property as well as private and comparative law. He was also a member of McGill University’s Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law and a co-founder and member of the McGill Centre for Intellectual Property Policy. He served as the Associate Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Law, McGill University, from 2008 to 2011. Multilingual, Mr. Lametti has taught at the university level in French, English and Italian.
In addition to his responsibilities as a professor, Mr. Lametti was a member of McGill University’s Senate and a Governor of the Fondation du Barreau du Québec. He was also a competitive soccer coach in two Montréal leagues for six years, and a member and president of the governing board for his children’s school.
Mr. Lametti holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Civil Law and Bachelor of Laws from McGill University, a Master of Laws from the Yale Law School, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Law from Oxford University.
Prior to starting his doctoral studies in law, he served as a Law Clerk to Justice Peter deCarteret Cory of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Mr. Lametti served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade from December 2015 to January 2017.
Mr. Lametti and his wife Geneviève Saumier have three children: André, Gabrielle and Dominique.