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Expanding commercialization opportunities for Ontario’s industries
Expanding commercialization opportunities for Ontario’s industries
A focal point for provincial, national and international collaboration in advanced computing
A focal point for provincial, national and international collaboration in advanced computing
Developing an investment strategy for secure, predicable funding to support advanced research in Ontario
Developing an investment strategy for secure, predicable funding to support advanced research in Ontario
Working to retain, expand and develop Ontario’s Highly Qualified Personnel
Working to retain, expand and develop Ontario’s Highly Qualified Personnel
Facilitating a strategic and coordinated approach to computing, storage and data access
Facilitating a strategic and coordinated approach to computing, storage and data access

Who We Are

Compute Ontario is a not-for-profit corporation, incorporated in 2014, formed to support advanced computing in Ontario.

Compute Ontario is in its formative stages. Its early functions will include centralizing strategy and planning functions for advanced computing assets and investments in Ontario, including hardware, software, highly qualified personnel, data management, storage and security, and connectivity.


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Ontario students diTHINK outside the box

Ontario students diTHINK outside the box

The 2016 diTHINK conference featured fascinating speakers, inspiring presentations and a series of breakout sessions that demanded out-of-the-box thinking. “It was a popular mix,” said Nizar Ladak, CEO and President of Compute Ontario. “This was our best attended event so far, with a fully engaged audience interacting with one another.” As usual, students were an important focus at the joint conference presented by Compute Ontario and ORION. The diTHINK diComputing track featured contributed presentatio ...

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ENGAGE: Spartacus and my 90-Day Plan

ENGAGE:  Spartacus and my 90-Day Plan

I’ve just completed 60 days on the job. I know this because when I was hired, I committed to Compute Ontario’s Board to undertake a 90-day planning exercise. In the first 30 days, I met with nearly 100 people, asking them two simple questions: in terms of access to advanced computing, what is working well and what could be better? In the next 30 days, I summarized what I’d heard and observed and returned to the group to ask if I’d captured their hopes, thoughts, and concerns. What I’m hearing: dema ...

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A conversation with Mark Daley, Compute Ontario’s Chair of the Board of Directors and upcoming diTHINK speaker

A conversation with Mark Daley, Compute Ontario’s Chair of the Board of Directors and upcoming diTHINK speaker

[Originally posted on the ORION website on January 06, 2016.] What do you do at Compute Ontario and why is Compute Ontario partnering with ORION at the diTHINK Conference? I am Compute Ontario’s newly appointed chair of the board of directors, and at Western University I am the interim associate vice president (Research) and an associate professor of computer science, biology and statistics and actuarial science. In my role as AVP (Research), I’m responsible for supporting the entire research endeavour ...

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Compute Ontario partners with ORION to present diTHINK

Compute Ontario partners with ORION to present diTHINK

Compute Ontario and ORION will co-present Ontario’s innovation event of the year: diTHINK. The joint conference – which combines Compute Ontario Research Day 2016 (CORD2016) and the ORION THINK Conference – gathers provincial thought leaders in research, education, and innovation. What does the “di” stand for? In addition to a full day of advanced computing programming, the event will focus on how technology empowers the ‘digital individual.’ “Digital individuals are do-it-yourselfers who can set ...

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Engage: Why advanced computing matters

Engage: Why advanced computing matters

[The first in a monthly series from Compute Ontario’s new President and CEO] I’ve always been fascinated by technology and its potential to “boldly go where no man has gone before.” Whether as a Trekkie growing up or, almost 30 years later, in a leadership role at a world-changing organization, it has long been clear to me that technology is redefining our world. Though health care has been my focus, technology has been the through line of my career. Each position I’ve held over the years has had a ...

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