CIO Afternoon Event
The Calgary Chapter of the CIO Association of Canada invites its members and other senior IT executives to meet, network, learn, and discuss topics relevant to their business.
Thursday April 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm
Topic: Tour of Technology, Taylor Family Digital Library
Event Leaders: Renée Reaume, John Brosz, Dylan Tetrault, Peter Peller
Location: Main Floor TFDL, in front of the 8-screen media wall, University of Calgary (View Map here)
Fee: Complimentary for CIO Association members
The Taylor Family Digital Library (TDFL), completed in 2010, is a state of the art learning and research centre that incorporates a variety of new technology. Taking in designs from Scotland, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands and the US, TFDL has incorporated the best ideas in the six-storey, 24,000 m2 space.
Participants in this tour will experience work and presentation rooms which have a hardware “sandbox”, animation 3D rendering, the Digital Media Commons (with one of the largest current and vintage video game collections in Canada), the Spatial and Numeric Data Services area, and the Visualization Studio (featuring a 34.5 million pixel display wall). We will discuss the unique capabilities & requirements of the building as well as several of the exciting visualization projects ongoing which can help you with data visualization in your own organization. The Nickle Galleries (featuring three impressive galleries highlighting the best of contemporary art in western Canada, and intriguing art and artifacts drawn from the Nickle and the Library's wide-ranging collections) will also be toured.
Attendees are encouraged to bring along a friend, guests or colleagues.
NB Save the dates for our upcoming events: May 15, June 19