Your Guide To CMW’s Tech Innovation Summit

CMW Tech Innovation Summit

CMW Tech Innovation Summit

With the Canadian Music Week (CMW) just around the corner, you must have already made up your mind on the conferences you want to attend and the stars you’d like to see. Just a short brief for those who don’t know a lot about the CMW – it is Canada’s highly renowned music industry conference. It is one of the premier events in North America that focuses on the business of music. Taking place at the CMW’s host hotel, Sheraton Centre Toronto, this year the CMW has a unique summit that you’d like to attend if you want to know more about customer engagement and digital media strategy. Attend the Tech Innovation Summit (also known as Tech and Innovation), and its highlight – Magnify World – to benchmark your digital strategy with global industry leaders. It is the place to learn more about mobile, social, and digital media trends that leading companies are setting.

Why Attend Tech Innovation Summit

Happening on May 9, 2018, this is your chance to optimize your digital and social media strategies. The summit, (formerly known as Digital Media Summit) is the perfect platform to connect with media and brand specialists who can help you further improve your integrated digital media strategy. Magnify brings together thought leaders, entrepreneurs, developers, creators and manufacturers to collaborate, share and discuss augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Discover why giants like Apple, Facebook, Samsung, Snapchat, Google and Alibaba are investing billions in AR and VR platforms to get a fair share of what is expected to be a $150-billion new market by 2020.

Here are the top 8 reasons why you should attend the summit this year:

  • Network with leading brands, agencies, as well as entertainment and digital executives
  • Explore the ROI potential of true consumer and fan engagement by aligning digital marketing with your overall business goals and by correctly using VR/AR
  • Discover the key trends transforming and driving digital media
  • Exclusive “Future Worlds” fireside chat with 2 of the most influential thought leaders in VR & AR.
  • An introduction to Samsung Gear, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Microsoft’s Hololens.
  • Explore ways to manage multiple campaigns across several platforms
  • Learn how to effectively use AR and VR at live events
  • More topics, more speakers and certainly more choices


Tech Innovation Event Agenda

The one-day Tech Innovation Summit will start at 08:15 with CMW Newcomer’s Orientation and will conclude by 18:00 with the film screening of America’s Musical Journey. The day is jam packed with fireside chats, panel discussions, Hackathon, and keynote presentations.   

Panel discussions are spread across the day and will be focused on The Future of Content, Live Events, Platforms, Brands and Intermediaries, Gaming, and the Future of Optics and Wearables. These panels feature leading international and local speakers from across film and television, advertising, branding, gaming, optics, sports and live events.

This is also the first time that CMW has invested a huge sum of money and delved into a Hackathon space. The Hackathon is aimed at hacking several problems facing the music industry. Get a chance to mingle with Universal Music Group Canada, as well as the newly-hatched Capitol Innovation Center, the stated sponsors of the session, along with Muzooka and Cloudinary (among others). Some of the judges are leading names and most experienced professionals in the music industry, including Olivia Diamond, Shed Creative Agency; Jay Rosenzweig, CEO of Rosenzweig & Co.; Jodi Kovitz, Founder & CEO, #MoveTheDial; and Shawn Wilson, CEO of Muzooka

Tickets are on sale for $299. There are only limited VIP seats available, so book yours today!        

Speakers at Tech Innovation

Tech Innovation brings together the world’s best and brightest entrepreneurs to display the latest innovations in the rapidly expanding AR/VR industry, including Neem Ba Ha, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment; Andrea Castillo, NBCUniversal | Telemundo, USA; Christine Cattano, Framestore Studios, USA; Eyal Kleiner, IMAX; Lucie Lalumiere, Lalumiere Media, Canada; Steve Mayer, NHL and Ted Cohen TAG Strategic, USA.


With more topics and leading industry names, Tech innovation can provide you valuable insights, results, and key takeaways including, online branding execution, quality content development, cross-platform monetization, new advertising strategies, mobile and marketing applications, top digital media trends, experience AR and VR as well as the future of live events.

How do you see the future – in 3D, high definition, augmented and virtual reality? Find out more at the Tech Innovation Summit this May!

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