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CROSSMEDIA TO 2013 confirms Keynote speaker ROEL VERTEGAAL – inventor of the ‘paper tablet’

Toronto: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 — Jumpwire Media announced today that Canada’s top advanced interactive technologies designer and Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at Queen’s University, Roel Vertegaal will deliver a keynote talk at this year’s CROSSMEDIA TO (CMTO13).  Also confirmed to speak at this year’s conference are Erik Martin, General Manager,, Mark Ghuneim, CEO/Founder of Wiredset and Trendrr, Brian Eoff, Data Scientist, Bitly, Rhonda McEwen, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Jeffrey Remedios, President and Co-Founder, Arts & Crafts, Paul Kontonis, GM, Magnet Media Originals and Chairman of the Board of Directors, International Academy of Web Television, Ipsa Desai, Strategic Partnerships Google and political heavyweight Paul Sparkes now Executive Vice-Chairman and co-founder of Difference Capital.

The conference will be held on February 21, 2013 at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon inside the Toronto Reference Library at 789 Yonge Street.

In 2004, Roel introduced a prototype flexible paper computer. Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, he launched the device known as the PaperTab tablet, created as a joint project with Queen’s University Human Media Lab, Intel Labs and the United Kingdom technology firm Plastic Logic. The 10.7-inch PaperTab is designed to feel like a sheet of paper, featuring an interactive, and flexible, high-resolution touchscreen display.

“CROSSMEDIA TO 2013 is delighted to have Roel speak to our delegates hot off the heels of the PaperTab tablet launch.  This year’s conference has attracted the most innovative individuals in the industry to share their collective knowledge as they themselves are testing the trends and developing the technology.  You can’t get more cutting edge than that,” says Gavin McGarry, President of Jumpwire Media.

CROSSMEDIA TO is an annual conference that brings the most innovative digital media and technology companies in motion, mobile, marketing, publishing and games to Toronto.

“We’re delighted to be showcasing a roster of companies like Reddit, Uber, Bitcoin and Youtube, who are disrupting traditional media. They’re companies who have figured out how to use technology to create better consumer experiences and to build audiences. With all of these innovators gathered in one place, the conference is going to be a whirl wind of information,” says Amy Davies, Executive Producer of CROSSMEDIA events for Jumpwire Media.

This year the conference will feature a new format of seven-minute ‘quick fire’ technology demos and case studies that will focus on how to build, monetize, and expand content offerings for the cross media world.

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