Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Bonjour à tous. Welcome to the 44th meeting of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. We are beginning our study on the state of disruptive technologies. We have some very distinguished guests in front of us here to give us some information in that regard.
From the National Research Council we have Danial Wayner, vice-president of emerging technologies, and Duncan Stewart, general manager of security and disruptive technologies. From the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada we have Kevin Fitzgibbons, associate vice-president of corporate planning and policy, and from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, we have Ted Hewitt, president.
Why don't we follow the order that's before us? We'll begin with Mr. Wayner for his opening remarks. Of course, gentlemen, I think you know how it works, but once you do your opening remarks we'll go to a rotation of questions.
Colleagues, we're going to go in camera for the last 10 minutes. We have some quick business to do at the end, just to give you a heads up.
Please go ahead, Mr. Wayner.