Seafood Directions Keynote Speakers

Jordon Nguyen

Technologist and Futurist
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Dr Jordan, a distinguished technologist and futurist, brings a wealth of expertise and insight into the realm of innovation and its impact.

Dr Jordan Nguyen is globally recognised for his visionary work in harnessing technology for positive change. As a pioneer in the field of emerging technologies, Dr Jordan has consistently pushed the boundaries of what is possible. His innovative solutions and forward-thinking approach have earned him acclaim and admiration across various industries.

At Seafood Directions 2024, Dr Jordan will share his unique perspective on the role of technology in shaping our collective future, with focus on advancements applicable to sustainable seafood production and distribution.

Drawing upon his extensive experience and research, he will illuminate innovations in cutting-edge technologies from numerous use cases in AI to robotics to genetics/genomics research, and much more –  open your minds to potential ways the seafood industry could be revolutionised – driving efficiency, sustainability, and resilience.

A futurist with vision who also creates and develops, he believes the relationship between humanity and technology is constantly changing and its role in our lives is becoming more integrated, leading us to a future that is ‘Beyond Superhuman’.

Dr Jordan will stretch and expand your mind to discover the extraordinary possibilities today and into the future, that have seemingly been pulled straight out of the realms of science fiction – as well as challenging you to be part of shaping change towards a better tomorrow!

Linda Sams

Sustainable Development Director at Cermaq Canada
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Linda is the Sustainable Development Director at Cermaq Canada, responsible for leading the Environment and Sustainable Development team, who oversee many technical, regulatory and compliance aspects of Cermaq operations and Cermaq’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, following the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals framework. Cermaq is a prominent figure in the seafood industry, recognised for its steadfast commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Over her 36-year career, as a marine biologist, with a focus on environmental toxicology, Linda has worked in all facets of the aquaculture industry in both Canada and Australia in some of the world’s leading salmon farming organisations.

Linda is an experienced operations and department lead, with a strong background and valuable experience and knowledge in the areas of corporate social responsibility, operations management, research, fish health, environmental compliance, government relations, communications, and engagement. She has also had the privilege to work with many rural and remote coastal communities and numerous coastal First Nations over the span of her career.

Linda serves on several boards and committees including the Canadian Industry Aquaculture Alliance, the BC provincial advisory committee on ocean hypoxia and most recently joined SeaBos taskforce on biodiversity and ecosystems.

Linda has strong international aquaculture networks in the areas of environmental management, fish health and performance research.

Born and raised in a rural farming community, Linda has a passion for farming, respect for the environment and a commitment to always improving animal welfare.

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