ION Alberta Lunch Meeting – Thursday, June 22, 2017

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Time: Registration at 11:45, presentation to start at 12:00 (noon)

Location: EN G224, University of Calgary

Directions: http://ucmapspro.ucalgary.ca/RoomFinder/?Room=224&Building=eng

Parking: http://www.ucalgary.ca/map

Presentation Title

Startup 2.0

Speaker

Kip Fyfe, CEO, 4iiii Innovations Inc.

Speaker’s Bio

An innovator and visionary leader, Kip Fyfe has devoted more than 30 years to the high tech electronics industry and currently serves as CEO of 4iiii Innovations Inc. 4iiii Innovations is a technology company focused on innovating highly accurate and easily accessed data delivery on wearables and training tools for athletes. Currently, 4iiii provides PRECISION and PRECISION Pro: the world’s lightest, most accurate power meters offered for single side and dual sided power and the VIIIIVA: Ten times more sensitive than most heart-rate monitors, Viiiiva products also form a bridge between ANT+ products and iOS or Android smartphone and have storage capacity to record training sessions. 4iiii Innovations is moving forward on taking its electronic devices and technology into industrial applications.

Prior to his involvement with 4iiii, Kip was founder and President of Dynastream Innovations Inc. which began in 1999. Dynastream introduced a number of disruptive technologies to the sports monitoring arena for runners. Most notable was the creation of a new category of monitoring for speed, implementing a patented inertial technology that first entered the market under the Nike brand in 2000. Under Kip’s direction, Dynastream introduced ANT+, the ultra-low power wireless protocol in 2002. ANT+ has redefined the sport monitoring industry, providing a platform for sport and wellness manufacturers to collaborate and provide interoperable solutions. With Kip at the helm, Dynastream was successfully sold to Garmin Inc. in 2006.

Kip was previously Director of GPS OEM Products at NovAtel Inc., a global positioning system developer. He successfully assembled and led both the product development and marketing teams from product concept to full mass production. He first started at NovAtel as a developer of mobile phones where he authored 2 patents which significantly shaped the cell phone industry. Kip now has numerous additional patents in the sports monitoring field.

Kip is the 2002 recipient of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. He currently involved as a business advisor and investor with several high tech companies. His education includes an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo, with a Management Science Option.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

To ensure that we have enough food and chairs on hand, we would appreciate if you could let us know if you will be attending by sending an email to one of the members of the executive:

Chair: Chris Goodall, cgoodalltp@gmail.com

Vice Chair: Kyle O’Keefe, kyle.okeefe@ucalgary.ca

Treasurer: John B. Schleppe, john.schleppe@novatel.ca

Secretary: Landon Urquhart, lurquhart@hgnss.com

 

Cost:

$18 members,

$20 non-members,

$15 students.

ION Alberta Lunch Meeting and Election – Thursday, April 13, 2017

Date: Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Time: Registration at 11:15, election at 11:45, presentation to start at noon

Location: EN G230, University of Calgary

Directions: http://ucmapspro.ucalgary.ca/RoomFinder/?Room=230&Building=eng

Parking: http://www.ucalgary.ca/map

Presentation Title

SLAM: A Technology for Unbounded Navigation

Speaker

Kristian Morin, Leica Geosystems

Abstract

Modern survey and navigation technologies provide solutions for discrete, bounded problems.  GNSS gives you positioning outside, but not inside.  Laser scanners measure a space, but don’t position it.  To overcome these barriers, SLAM (Simultaneous Location and Mapping) combines GNSS, Inertial, Imaging and Laser Scanning sensors to provide a continuous navigation solution inside, outside, underground or in complex environments.  This presentation will give an overview of the techniques used in SLAM.  It will present examples of how SLAM is used in the Leica Pegasus Backpack to unbind navigation problems both indoors and out.

Speaker’s Bio

Kristian Morin received his M.Sc. in Geomatics Engineering from the University of Calgary in 2003.  Since 2001 he has worked for various companies inside the Hexagon group; including Leica Geosystems and NovAtel in Calgary.  He currently leads a research team at Leica which develops SLAM solutions for applied navigation problems.

Notice of Election – 2017:
The election of the executive for 2017/2018 will be held at 11:45 on Thursday, April 13th in Room EN G230 at the University of Calgary. If you are interested in running for any of these positions, please contact the chapter treasurer, John Schleppe, at john.schleppe@novatel.ca.

The following members have offered to continue in the executive positions, but nominations from the floor will also be accepted:
*Vice Chair, Kyle O’Keefe has offered to continue
*Treasurer, John Schleppe has offered to continue

The following positions are open for nomination:
*Chair, open for nomination
*Secretary, open for nomination

All current ION members are entitled to run for office and to vote.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

To ensure that we have enough food and chairs on hand, we would appreciate if you could let us know if you will be attending by sending an email to one of the members of the executive:

Vice Chair: Kyle O’Keefe, kyle.okeefe@ucalgary.ca

Treasurer: John B. Schleppe, john.schleppe@novatel.ca

Secretary: Neil Gerein, neil.gerein@novatel.ca

Cost:

$18 members,

$20 non-members,

$15 students.

Notice of Election

The election of the executive for 2015/2016 will be held at noon on Tuesday, February 17th in Room ENE 328 at the University of Calgary. If you are interested in running for any of these positions, please contact the chapter treasurer, John Schleppe, at john.schleppe@novatel.ca.   The following members have offered to continue in the executive positions, but nominations from the floor will also be accepted:

*Chair, Mark Petovello has offered to continue
*Vice Chair, Kyle O’Keefe has offered to continue
*Treasurer, John Schleppe has offered to continue
*Secretary, Neil Gerein has offered to continue
All current ION members are entitled to run for office and to vote.