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Smarter Cities – How to get there from Here

Speaker: Jacques van Campen, BEng






Jacques is a long-time leader in Victoria’s technology and electronic design/manufacturing community.  Jacques was born and raised in Victoria and graduated from the University of Victoria in Electrical Engineering.  He began his career with Power Measurement in 1991, which was acquired by Schneider Electric in 2005.  At Schneider, he progressed through several roles ultimately becoming the Senior VP responsible for the global business spanning 7 locations, 5 countries, and a global team of 1000+, with an annual turnover of $500M. Jacques has since taken this experience into his new role as Director in Southern Vancouver Island’s Economic Development Agency (SIPP).  In addition to this role, Jacques co-chairs the Smart South Island Initiative (SSI).  Jacques continues to assist early-stage technology companies by being an active mentor and advisor with UVic, VIAtec and Central Saanich Economic Development. Jacques has worked and traveled in numerous countries and held many roles related to R&D, general management, strategy, and operations. Jacques is the author of two patents and has been recognized as distinguished alumni for UVic Engineering.



Most of us are already urban dwellers and this trend is only set to accelerate. With this migration comes myriad challenges (and opportunities) related to transportation, human health, environmental health and overall affordability.  Fortunately, new technologies are coming available all the time. How can we take this new tech, along with emerging megatrends, and engaged citizens on a journey to build our region for 2040 and beyond? Learn what is going on in this direction globally and locally, and how you (and your organizations) can jump on board this journey.

Event Properties

Event Date 05-04-2018 11:30 am
Event End Date 05-04-2018 2:00 pm
Capacity 55
Individual Price Regular:$25 | Students:$10
Oak Bay Recreation Centre
1975 Bee St, Victoria, BC V8R 5E6, Canada Victoria, BC V8R 5E6 Canada
Oak Bay Recreation Centre
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