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IIT Alumni Canada and City of Markham organised IITAC Lecture Series – Spring Event 2015 with an opportunity to see the "Markham Pan Am Centre" before the games on Saturday March 28th, 2015 (2 PM to 5 PM) at Markham Pan Am Centre


Theme: Knowledge Based Economy – Roles of Information Technology and Public Health


Featured Speakers

Karna Gupta

President and CEO, Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)


Karna Gupta, President and CEO of ITAC, the IT Association of Canada, is one of the most respected and well-seasoned executives in high technology with an exceptional track record. With more than 30 years of outstanding industry experience, his expertise and accomplishments span across North American and International business domains. Currently serving on several Corporate Boards (Public & Private), he is also on the Board of Regional Incubation Center - Venture Lab. Karna is also credited with the successful turn-around of Certicom Corp.


Arun Chockalingam

Professor of Epidemiology & Global Health

Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto


Dr. Arun Chockalingam is the Director of the Office of Global Public Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. He was the founding Director of the Office of Global Health at US National Institutes of Health’s Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), which he lead from 2010-2013 before returning to Canada to join University of Toronto. Earlier, Dr. Chockalingam was the Founding Director of the Global Health at the Simon Fraser University, Vancouver to establish the first Global Health Graduate Program in Canada. In addition, He served as Secretary General of the World Hypertension League from 2005-2013


Memories through photographs are accessed through following links:


Lecture Series - Spring 2015 (courtesy Deepak Sirari) 


Lecture Series - Spring 2015 (courtesy Sarvesh Khosla)

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