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Dan Adamson

DDIQ President & Global Head, Cognitive Computing

Exiger

Dan Adamson is an expert on search, due diligence, fintech and cognitive computing with more than 15 years in the industry. He holds several search algorithm patents, has been named among the most influential “must-see” thought leaders receiving numerous academic awards.  He has spoken at industry events across the world...show more

Speaking on: Fintech: Identity and Compliance in the Digital Age


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Kelly Aizicowitz

Director, Business Development

Figure 1

Kelly Aizicowitz is the Director of Business Development at Figure 1, a casesharing platform used by millions of healthcare professionals. Since its launch in 2013 as a free mobile app, Figure 1 has been used in over 190 countries to share medical knowledge and improve patient outcomes.

Kelly holds a Master’s...show more

Speaking on: Scaling: Going from Local to Global


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Jamie Alexander

Co-founder and CTO

Sensibill Inc.

Jamie Alexander is Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Sensibill. He is an innovator and recognized technology leader with two decades of IBM and start-up experience in software architecture, design and development for financial services and telecommunications. At Sensibill, Jamie helps define the vision for a digital receipts eco-system involving consumers, retailers...show more

Speaking on: Fintech: How Will AI Transform Financial Services?


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Shem Ali

VP, Cloud Mobile & Emerging Solutions

Moneris Solutions


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Dean Anderson

SVP, Head of Digital Channels Operations, Governance & Controls

TD Bank

Dean Anderson is the Senior Vice President & Head of Digital Channels Operations, Governance & Controls for TD Bank Group.

In this role Dean is responsible for providing operational, vendor relations, risk, control/governance, regulatory and authentication/customer protection support, strategy and thought leadership across all digital properties (online and mobile) for TD...show more

Speaking on: Fintech: Identity and Compliance in the Digital Age


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Sarah Applebaum

Director, Pangaea Spark

Pangaea Ventures

Sarah Applebaum is the Director of Pangaea Spark at Pangaea Ventures. Sarah is a member of the Young Private Capitalist Committee of the CVCA, advisory board member for the CIX Cleantech Conference, and mentor to the Singularity University Labs Accelerator. Sarah is the co-founder of TNT Events, a Vancouver based...show more

Speaking on: Cleantech: Financing and Growing Cleantech in Canada


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Tyson Baber

Lead Investor

Georgian Partners

Tyson Baber is a Principal on our Investment Team and manages a range of activities, including deal selection, due diligence and post-investment support. In addition to serving on the boards of several portfolio companies, Tyson provides expertise and guidance in the areas of business alliances, investment analysis and exit strategy.

Combining deep...show more

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Janet Bannister

Partner

Real Ventures

Janet is a General Partner at Real Ventures, Canada’s largest and most active early-
stage venture capital firm. Janet has led investments in over a dozen companies and
works actively with the founders to help them build large, sustainable businesses.

Janet launched Kijiji.ca and grew it to become one of the...show more

Speaking on: CIX Top 20 Live Showcase #1


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Janos Barberis

Founder

SuperCharger

Janos Barberis is a Millennial in FinTech, recognized as a top-35 global FinTech leader by Institutional Investor Magazine. His expertise, developed within his PhD at HKU, is focused on the new regulatory considerations raised by the development of FinTech. He sits on the FinTech advisory boards of the World Economic...show more

Speaking on: Fintech: Insights From the Global Fintech Landscape


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Mark Barrenechea

Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer

OpenText Corporation

Mark J. Barrenechea joined OpenText as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2012, and also serves as a member of the Board. In January 2016, Mark took on the role of Chief Technology Officer.

As CEO of Canada’s largest software company, Mark oversees the strategic direction of the organization and...show more

Speaking on: Keynote: 10 Trends that will Change the World - OpenText; Conversation with Open Text


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Dominic Barton

Global Managing Partner

McKinsey & Company

Dominic Barton is the Global Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company. In his 31 years with the firm, Dominic has advised clients in a range of industries including banking, consumer goods, high tech and industrials. Prior to his current role, Dominic was based in Shanghai as McKinsey’s Asia Chairman from...show more

Speaking on: Keynote: Canada’s Growth Council and Innovation Plan


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Nujhat Bashir

Advisor, Innovation Management, Build in Canada Innovation Program

Government of Canada

Nujhat Bashir is an Innovation Management Advisor with the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), which helps innovative Canadian entrepreneurs take their cutting-edge products from the lab to the marketplace.

As part of this role, Nujhat supports innovators looking to qualify or are qualified into the Program by liaising on their...show more

Speaking on: Lunch and Learn - Sell Your Innovation: a Guide to the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP)


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Paul Bernard

Director, Worldwide Corporate Development, Alexa Fund Lead

Amazon

Paul Bernard is a Director on Amazon’s Corporate Development team and leads the Alexa Fund program, which invests in companies that are leading the way in compelling applications, devices and technologies that leverage Alexa. The program is comprised of direct investing, the Alexa Accelerator and the Alexa Fund Fellowship. Prior...show more

Speaking on: Conversation with Alexa Fund; Investment and Partnership Strategies of the Tech Giants; Spotlight: Canadian Success Stories - Ecobee


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Adam Blinick

Public Affairs Director

Uber Canada

Adam Blinick is the Director of Public Affairs for Uber Canada. From August 2014 to December 2015, Adam Senior Public Policy Manager for Canada, the Midwest and Texas, headquartered in Chicago. Prior to joining Uber, Adam held many senior roles in the Canadian government, including Deputy Chief of Staff to the...show more

Speaking on: AI: The Future of Urban Transportation


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Ghela Boskovich

Head of Fintech & Regtech Partnerships

Startupbootcamp FinTech

Ghela Boskovich is active in the fintech industry, having spent the last ten years focused on business development for core insurance and banking system solutions, the last half of which has centered on financial services pricing governance functionality, which has leveraged her background in regulatory economics, cost modeling and rate...show more

Speaking on: Fintech: The Rise of Fintech/Banking Partnerships in the UK


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Yves Boudreau

CEO

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Andrew Bowerbank

Global Director, Sustainable Building Services

EllisDon Corporation

Andrew Bowerbank is well recognized across the industry for his efforts to collaborate with thought leaders and drive innovation through high-profile projects and initiatives in Canada and internationally. He is a leading authority on emerging technologies, high-performance building design and low-carbon economics. Among his professional accomplishments, he is the former...show more

Speaking on: Cleantech: What the Corporates Want in Cleantech Partnerships


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Sue Britton

CEO & Founder

Fintech Growth Syndicate

Sue Britton is CEO & Founder of the Fin+Tech Growth Syndicate, a Canadian company that accelerates the pace of innovation and partnering, through services and products for FinTech companies, Incumbent Financial Institutions and Investors. The Syndicate are the thought leaders behind the Canadian FinTech Sandbox, a platform that brings everyone...show more

Speaking on: Fintech: What Canadian FIs Want in a Fintech Partner


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Carol-Ann Brown

Senior Director

The Delphi Group

Based in Calgary, Carol-Ann is a Senior Director for the Delphi Group, leading the clean technology service team for Western Canada. Carol-Ann works with the private and public sectors on accelerating the development of technology solutions, strategic planning, as well as technology road mapping and market scenarios. Carol-Ann also leverages...show more

Speaking on: Cleantech: What the Corporates Want in Cleantech Partnerships


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Danielle Brown

Chief Marketer

Hubba

Danielle Brown sits on the Hubba executive team as Chief Marketing Officer charged with leading the company’s global marketing vision and driving the brand forward.

Having kicked off her career within a traditional marketing environment, she quickly made a name for herself with her knowledge of data analytics, how they intersect...show more

Speaking on: Scaling: Building a Culture That Attracts Top Talent


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David Burke

Founder & CEO

CHECKIN Innovative Care Technologies Inc

David Burke is the CEO of CheckIn Technologies, an Internet of Care platform that focuses on the healthy aging and mental well-being of seniors by increasing social engagement and activity between residents and staff in assisted living and long-term care facilities. The platform uses wearable technology to provide a “community...show more

Speaking on: Atlantic Canada Tech Showcase


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Ailish Campbell

Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada and Assistant Deputy Minister, International Business Development

Global Affairs Canada

Ailish Campbell joined Global Affairs Canada as the Chief Trade Commissioner in March 2017.  ‎The Trade Commissioner Service provides Canadian business with practical advice on foreign markets to help companies sell, export and grow through more than 160 offices in Canada and around the world.  (www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca

Previously she was General...show more

Speaking on: Keynote: Canada’s Growth Council and Innovation Plan


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Sylvain Carle

Partner

Real Ventures

Sylvain Carle lives and breathes emerging technologies. For the last 20 years, he has thrived with marvel and fun at the confluence of media, technology and networks. Serial entrepreneur for 15 years, as CTO and co-founder at Messagia, Interstructure, Praized and Needium. Before joining Real Ventures he was Senior Developer...show more

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Jake Cassaday

Partner

Relay Ventures

Jake is an Associate Partner at Relay Ventures. Jake’s background in product management and marketing provides a strong understanding of rapid product development and go-to market strategy. He supports deal sourcing, due diligence, and portfolio management at Relay. Prior to joining Relay, Jake was actively involved in the startup and...show more


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Lori Casselman

Preisdent & COO

League Inc.

Lori Casselman is Chief Health Officer at League Inc. League is a new digital health benefits and wellness platform that is transforming the corporate benefits landscape by empowering employees to live their best life. Lori has 20 years of experience in the healthcare and insurance industries, and joined League most recently from Sun Life...show more

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Joe Catalfamo

Venture Advisor

Whitecap Venture Partners

• Joe rejoins Whitecap as a Partner and brings over 26 years of venture capital investing and a wealth of experience in the mobile, enterprise software and digital media verticals. Joe currently sits on the board of directors at Affinio and Class Craft (in addition to his Summerhill Venture Partners...show more

Speaking on: CIX Top 20 Live Showcase #3


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Lisa Chang

Head of People and Culture

Uberflip

Lisa Chang is the Head of People & Culture at Uberflip. She's built teams in various hyper growth environments within the technology sector, with a focus on developing strategies that effectively scale team growth, while cultivating a vibrant, self-sustaining company culture.

As an HR and talent professional, she has a wide...show more

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Nicolas Chapados

Co-founder & Chief Science Officer

Element AI

Nicolas Chapados holds an engineering degree from McGill University and a PhD in Computer Science from University of Montreal, Canada. While still writing his thesis and jointly with his advisor Yoshua Bengio, he co-founded ApSTAT Technologies in 2001, a machine learning technology transfer firm, to apply cutting-edge academic research ideas...show more

Speaking on: Fintech: How Will AI Transform Financial Services?


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Daneal Charney

Executive in Residence, Venture Services

MaRS Discovery District

Daneal is the director of talent for MaRS Venture Services. Her fascination with tech began with her first leadership role in 1997 for Intel Corporation, China and strengthened during her last 10 years working for some of Toronto’s most innovative startups.    At MaRS, Daneal heads up the talent team within...show more

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Kevin Collins

Head of Predix Application Platform Group

GE Digital

Kevin brings more than 25 years of experience in architecting and designing enterprise-class software and systems solutions, both as a start-up entrepreneur and as a corporate executive. Kevin has extensive domain knowledge about the technology challenges facing industrial operations today.

As CEO and Co-Founder of Bit Stew Systems, Kevin established the...show more

Speaking on: Cleantech: How IoT is Driving Cleantech Across Industries


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Peter Conlon

CEO

LED Roadway Lighting

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Kirsten Connell

Managing Director

CyLon

Kirsten is CyLon’s Managing Director. Kirsten has over a decade of experience working with early stage startups. Since joining CyLon in 2015 Kirsten has supported the alumni of 38 startups in raising over £20m in further funding and has substantially grown CyLon's network of mentors and investors. Prior to joining CyLon...show more

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Patrick Conroy

Vice President

Revolution

Patrick Conroy is a Vice President at Revolution Growth. He joined the firm in 2014.

Prior to joining Revolution, Patrick was an Analyst at Morgan Stanley on the Technology Investment Banking and Global Capital Markets teams based in New York City. While at Morgan Stanley, Patrick advised internet, software, and business...show more

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Andrew Cook

President & CEO

Seaformatics Systems Inc

After graduating from Memorial University, Andrew started work with an oceanographic field services company in the oil and gas industry. During those years, Andrew was responsible for the development of new software and hardware systems to support company activities and clients. It was during this time that he started to...show more

Speaking on: Atlantic Canada Tech Showcase


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Michael Cotton

Director, Zone Startups Sports + Media

Ryerson Futures Inc./Zone Startups

Mike is a sports business executive and currently serves as Director of Zone Startups Sports & Media, Canada’s first sports and media accelerator.  The accelerator provides companies with working space at its Toronto headquarters, access to mentors and advisors, and connects them to customers and corporate clients to provide them...show more

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Bruce Croxon

Managing Partner

Round 13 Capital

Bruce Croxon made his mark as a digital pioneer by co-­‐founding Lavalife and revolutionizing how people connect. Under his direction, he grew this early tech start-­‐up into the marquee brand in online dating with over two million users. Partner, chairman and CEO, Croxon helped lead the company’s growth from four...show more

Speaking on: Startups and Mental Health: Shining a Light


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Code Cubitt

Managing Director

Mistral Venture Partners

Code is a Founder and Managing Director of Mistral Venture Partners - an early stage venture capital firm with offices in Ontario and California. Code has more than 25 years of experience as a company founder, operating executive and investor.  As a venture capital and private investor, Code has invested...show more

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Wayne Cuervo

General Manager, Toronto Innovation Centre

Cisco Systems Canada Ltd

Wayne is Director of Innovation at Cisco Canada and is the General Manager of the Toronto Innovation Centre at Cisco Canada’s headquarters. The Toronto Innovation Centre is one of nine global Cisco Innovation Centres with a mandate to help solve customers’ business challenges by creating relevant solutions through co-development, creation...show more

Speaking on: AI: The Data Edge


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Bethany Deshpande

CEO

SomaDetect

Bethany Deshpande is a highly motivated, big-picture thinker who has more than a decade of experience in science and entrepreneurship. She is always excited to tackle big problems in big ways. Bethany completed a PhD in Biology at Université Laval throughout which she studied microbial activity in northern ecosystems, and...show more

Speaking on: CIX Top 20 Live Showcase #2


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Patrick Diab

VP, Product & Client Solutions

Moneris Solutions

Patrick Diab, VP, Product & Client Solutions at Moneris, oversees the ongoing evolution of the organization’s product portfolio. Mr. Diab evaluates emerging technologies and how they can be leveraged to create more agile and robust business solutions.

With over 16 years of experience in the payments industry, Mr. Diab has implemented...show more

Speaking on: Understanding the Evolving Payment Technology Landscape in Canada


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Shayn Diamond

Partner

Whitecap Venture Partners


Shayn is a Principal at Whitecap Venture Partners. Shayn is currently an observer on WCIII portfolio companies Affinio and Classcraft Studios, and works closely with Qvella’s management team. Shayn is a Board Member of Food Starter, an organization providing access to business advisory services and a structured training program...show more

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Janice Diner

Founding Partner, CEO

Horizn

Janice Diner is the CEO and Founder of Horizn, launching the company 6 years ago with global technology brands. Janice is responsible for driving the overall direction and Horizn’s vision, to match the capability of people with the capability of technology. Horizn Knowledge Platform is revolutionizing how employees and their...show more

Speaking on: Fintech: The Rise of Fintech/Banking Partnerships in the UK


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Michael Dingle

Partner, National Deals Technology Leader

PwC

Michael Dingle is an Advisory Partner at PwC and leads the firm's Deals activity in the Technology sector.

With a broad range of expertise, Michael uniquely combines knowledge of merger & acquisitions, divestitures, corporate finance, strategic consulting, digital technologies, and data. Also drawing on his entrepreneurial background, he works to forecast...show more

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Jocelyn Doucet

CEO

Pyrowave

Jocelyn Doucet is a talented young entrepreneur and innovator in chemical engineering. While completing his Ph.D, he launched Kengtek, a consulting firm that brings innovative ideas all the way up to the commercial scale for its clients. This company has been a success story, developing and improving a variety of...show more

Speaking on: Cleantech: Financing and Growing Cleantech in Canada; CIX Top 20 Live Showcase #4


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Rob Douglas

Founder, Chairman and CEO

BioConnect

Rob Douglas is the Chairman and CEO of BioConnect. Over the last fourteen years, he has been providing global market leadership in the biometric identity market. He was formerly Board Member, President and CEO of Bioscrypt Inc from 2003 to 2009 (BYT.TO) which was successfully sold to L-1 Identity Solutions...show more

Speaking on: CIX Top 20 Live Showcase #1


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Andrea Drager

Partner

Azure Capital Partners

Andrea is Vice President at Azure Capital Partners, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm with over $750 million under management. Based in their Calgary office, she evaluates investment opportunities across Canada and works with all of Azure’s Canadian investments and selected consumer investments in the US.

Immediately prior to joining Azure,...show more

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Aris Economopoulos

Chief Operating Officer

Boomersplus.com

Aris Econopoulos is the VP of Corporate Development at BoomersPlus, an online platform connecting employers with experienced senior executives who have left the full time job market. This seasoned talent pool sits largely underutilized as their desire for part time or short term opportunities doesn’t align with the traditional employment...show more

Speaking on: Atlantic Canada Tech Showcase


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Mohannad El-Barachi

CEO

SweetIQ Analytics Corp.

Mohannad El-Barachi is an Egyptian-born tech-entrepreneur, executive, and business strategist. After moving to Montreal at the age of 7, he went on to graduate with university degrees in Computer Science and Political Science before taking on various executive positions in the tech and telecom industries.

Mohannad’s accomplishments include the launch of...show more

Speaking on: Spotlight: Canadian Success Stories - SweetIQ Analytics


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Jon Erlichman

Co-Host, Business Day AM

BNN Business News Network

Jon Erlichman is the co-host of BNN’s Business Day AM. He has a background as a scoop-oriented reporter, an accomplished interviewer of top global CEOs and a digital innovator. Has was a reporter and anchor for Bloomberg Television and ABC before rejoining BNN – where he was part of the...show more

Speaking on: Keynote: Canada’s Growth Council and Innovation Plan


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Eli Fathi

CEO

MindBridge Analytics Inc.

Eli Fathi is the CEO of MindBridge Analytics, a data analytics company that uses AI and ML technologies to uncover material irregularities in data. Eli is a serial entrepreneur with several successful exits in launching innovative technology companies in North America that serve a global customer base. He has founded...show more

Speaking on: CIX Top 20 Live Showcase #3


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Andrew Fursman

Co-founder and CEO

1QBit

Andrew is the cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of 1QBit - the world’s first software company dedicated to building applications for quantum computers.  He has been recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, is a founding member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on the Future...show more

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Jasmin Ganie-Hobbs

Major Accounts Manager

BDC

Jasmin is a Senior Banker at the Business Development Bank of Canada, and has worked in this capacity for the last 13 years.  Jasmin works extensively with emerging technology, innovation, & knowledge based companies.

Her business development, networking,& client relationship skills are exceptional, & have contributed to making her one of...show more

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Suzanne Gildert

Founder and CEO

Kindred.ai

Suzanne is co-founder and CSO of Kindred AI. She oversees the design and engineering of the company's human-like robots and is responsible for the development of AGI cognitive architectures that allow these robots to learn about themselves and their environments. Before founding Kindred, Suzanne worked as a physicist at D-Wave,...show more

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Kerri Golden

Partner and Chief Financial Officer

Information Venture Partners

Kerri Golden joined Information VP at inception in 2014 and works with the investment team to help select and support the fund’s investee companies and manage the financial operations of the fund. She has over 30 years of general management and finance experience in a variety of technology industries and...show more

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Matt Golden

Managing Partner

Golden Venture Partners

Matt Golden is the Managing Director of Golden Venture Partners, a seed and early stage venture capital fund working with disruptive, mobile-focused companies. Current investments include Wattpad, Yesware, TopHat, OMSignal and Navdy.

Matt has extensive experience as a mobile entrepreneur and investor. Prior to Golden Venture Partners, he was a partner...show more

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Ajay Gopal

Partner

BDC IT Venture Fund

Based in Toronto, Ajay Gopal is an Associate Director with the BDC IT Venture Fund. Ajay supports deal sourcing, due diligence and assists portfolio companies with operational and strategic initiatives. He comes to the Fund with a capital markets background beginning his career in investment banking with Citigroup in New...show more

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Ted Graham

Head of Innovation

General Motors of Canada Company

Ted Graham is the head of Open Innovation at General Motors where he helps identify partnerships that will help build new forms of mobility including autonomous and connected vehicles. He is also the former Innovation leader at PWC and a McKinsey strategy consultant with a focus on understanding and leveraging...show more

Speaking on: AI: The Future of Urban Transportation


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Joshua Green

CEO and President

Empowered Homes Inc

Joshua Green is the Co-founder & CEO of Empowered Homes. He started the company the principles of helping people and environment through his knowledge of energy systems he gained while completing his Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from Dalhousie University in 2013. Joshua has a love for problem-solving and carries the...show more

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Malgosia Green

Chief Product Officer

Top Hat Monocle Corp

Malgosia Green serves as the chief product officer at Top Hat (TechVibes Canadian Startup of the year) and has been with the company since 2013. She leads the product management, user experience & design and product analytics teams for Top Hat's web and native mobile products. 

Before joining Top Hat, Malgosia...show more

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Melissa Guzy

Founder and Managing Partner

Arbor Ventures

Melissa Guzy is the Founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures and has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley and as a venture investor in Asia and Silicon Valley. From 2001-2012, Melissa was Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee at VantagePoint Capital...show more

Speaking on: Insights into Asia


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Michael Hainsworth

Executive Producer, Host

BNN Business News Network

Michael Hainsworth is host of The Business News and The Close and BNN’s
longest-serving on-air personality. A talented broadcaster and journalist,
Hainsworth is often called on to anchor special coverage on BNN, such as
the Federal Budget or fast moving news stories like the 2014 Parliament
Hill shootings.

Speaking on: Investment and Partnership Strategies of the Tech Giants


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Tyler Hamilton

Senior Manager, Partnerships, Cleantech Venture Services

MaRS Discovery District

Tyler Hamilton is senior manager of partnerships with MaRS Cleantech Venture Services. Previous to joining MaRS, Tyler spent two decades as a journalist and wrote extensively about Canada’s clean technology sector and global cleantech trends. Most recently he was editor-in-chief of business and sustainability magazineCorporate Knights. He also spent 13...show more

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David Harris Kolada

Managing Partner

Yaletown Partners

A seasoned financier, strategist and business builder, David combines a proven track record in Venture Capital investing (direct, fund & Corporate VC) with operational and domain expertise in the ICT and Cleantech sectors. With a top quartile career IRR, David has managed several hundred million dollars’ of venture investments, facilitated...show more

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J. Paul Haynes

CEO

eSentire

J. Paul Haynes was drawn to eSentire with a vision to create a disruptive cybersecurity company that delivers what is now referred to as Managed Detection and Response (MDR). He successfully partnered with growth capital firms to invest in, and scale eSentire to become the world’s largest pure-play MDR provider...show more

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Garron Helman

CEO

Venbridge

Garron is an expert in government tax credits and financing. Garron has led hundreds of debt financings and the preparation and submission of thousands of SR&ED claims.  A true leader in the technology sector, Garron has established and led large multinational businesses. Garron brings a unique combination of tax credit...show more

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Blaine Hobson

Partner

Whitecap Venture Partners

Blaine is an experienced operator, manager and investor with more than 30 years of experience successfully starting, building and running companies. He has direct leadership experience as a founder and CEO in a variety of diverse industries including automotive manufacturing, medical tech, telecom and food tech. This “in the trenches”...show more

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Brenda Hogan

Chief Investment Officer

Ontario Capital Growth Corporation

Brenda M. Hogan is Senior Investment Manager with the Ontario Capital Growth Corporation (OCGC). OCGC manages the interest of the Government of Ontario in the $205 million Ontario Venture Capital Fund and the Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund, a $300 million fund of funds. OCGC manages and operates the Ontario Emerging...show more

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Wellington Holbrook

Chief Transformation Officer

ATB Financial

ATB Financial’s Chief Transformation Officer Wellington Holbrook has one mandate: lead ATB’s evolution towards becoming a forward-thinking technology company that will transform banking—make it work for people. Leading a team of change agents, Wellington has set ATB on a course of rapid innovation that re-imagines process, enables people and embraces...show more

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John Hucker

President

Swiss Finance + Technology Association

John is co-founder and president of Swiss Finance + Technology Association, the centre of gravity fostering the development of Swiss FinTech ecosystem. He is also co-founder, CFO, and board member of a reinsurance startup which works with alternative asset managers. Previously, John was responsible for establishing FinTech scouting activities as...show more

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Chris Hughes

Partner

Revolution

Will brings over 15 years experience assisting corporations and investors achieve their financial and strategic objectives. Prior to Espresso, Will was with TD Securities, the investment banking arm of TD Bank, where he advised clients in the Technology, Media and Communications sectors on debt and equity financings, M&A and corporate...show more

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Kathryn Hume

VP Product and Strategy

Integrate.AI

Kathryn Hume is VP Product & Strategy for integrate.ai, a SaaS platform company that helps B2C enterprises grow by applying artificial intelligence to a unique combination of social media, behavioural, and first-party transaction data. Kathryn is also a Venture Partner focused on artificial intelligence startups at ffVC, a technology venture capital firm focused supporting visionary founders at seed-...show more

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Will Hutchins

Managing Director

Espresso Capital

Will brings over 15 years experience assisting corporations and investors achieve their financial and strategic objectives. Prior to Espresso, Will was with TD Securities, the investment banking arm of TD Bank, where he advised clients in the Technology, Media and Communications sectors on debt and equity financings, M&A and corporate...show more

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Michael Hyatt

Chair

BlueCat Networks

Michael Hyatt is and entrepreneur and investor. Michael is the Co-founder of BlueCat. He is a weekly business commentator on CBC News Network and one of the new “Dragons” on CBC’s Next Gen Den – Dragon’s Den. Michael is a Founding Partner at the Rotman School of Management Creative Destruction...show more

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Richard Hyatt

Co-Founder

BlueCat Networks Inc.

Richard Hyatt was the Co-founder and a Director at BlueCat, which was sold to Madison Dearborn Partners based in Chicago, IL. He ranks as one of Canada’s top entrepreneurs, is a technology visionary, and has expertise in security, networks and cloud infrastructure. Richard is also a Founding Partner and Fellow...show more

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Huda Idrees

CEO

Dot Health

Huda Idrees is the founder and CEO of Dot Health, a real-time personal health data platform. She is an engineer by training, and a designer at heart. Before starting her own venture, Huda was the Chief Product Officer at Wealthsimple, led products at Wave, and jumpstarted the design team at...show more

Speaking on: CIX Top 20 Live Showcase #1


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Sam Ifergan

Founder & Managing Partner

iGan Partners

Sam Ifergan is the President and CEO of iGan Partners, a Toronto-based venture group focused on healthcare IT, medical imaging devices, B2B SaaS, and data-driven technologies. He has over 20 years of entrepreneurial, technology and venture capital experience. Prior to founding iGan Partners, he co-founded several companies including Visualsonics, Tri-Link...show more

Speaking on: CIX Top 20 Live Showcase #1; Scaling: Going from Local to Global


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Steve Irvine

Founder & CEO

Integrate .AI

Steve Irvine is the founder & CEO of integrate.ai, a leading Artificial Intelligence software company focused on making the interactions between people and businesses more natural and profitable. Prior to founding integrate.ai, Steve was an executive at Facebook head office in California, most recently as the global head of partnerships...show more

Speaking on: CIX Top 20 Live Showcase #4


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Maryam Jafari Lafti

Senior Lead, Cyber Threat Intelligence

Deloitte Canada

Maryam is a Senior Lead in Deloitte’s Cyber Risk practice. She has over 9 years of experience in Cyber Security with a focus on managed security services and cyber threat intelligence. She has also led cyber security audit and gap analysis engagements for a number of organizations. During her tenure...show more

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Amber Kanwar

Anchor

BNN Business News Network

Amber Kanwar is an anchor and reporter appearing on Business Day AM and The Disruptors. Kanwar is a relentless digger, always looking for ways to break news and bring exclusive information and insight to BNN’s audience.

Amber is a homegrown product of the BNN newsroom, working her way up from intern,...show more

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Dr. Karen Katchen

Psychologist and Executive Coach

Katchen Consulting

Dr. Katchen’s experience includes Consulting and Executive Coaching to top tier Managers and Founders whom have sought her guidance and counsel. 

She has a strong interest in one-on-one Executive Coaching in the FinTech and Technology areas. 

Dr. Katchen is an active participant in the...show more

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Robert Kaul

CEO

Cloud DX

Robert Kaul is the founder, President & CEO for Cloud DX Inc, an award-winning Health Canada licensed medical device manufacturer and digital healthcare pioneer based in Kitchener ON. He and his team have created the Cloud DX Connected Health Platform, which is revolutionizing in-home monitoring for chronic disease management at...show more

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Farnoud Kazemzadeh

CEO

Elucid Labs

An entrepreneur, engineer, astrophysicis, inventor, basketball referee, and co-founder of Elucid Labs, Dr. Kazemzadeh is an internationally recognized leading expert in optics and photonics. As an engineer/astrophysicist, Farnoud has placed his instruments on various telescopes, a Mars rover, and the International Space Station. As a serial entrepreneur, he has successfully lead the...show more

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Jordan Kennie

CEO

Stash Energy Inc

Born in Saint John, NB, Jordan Kennie grew up primarily in Fredericton, NB. After graduating from Fredericton High School, Jordan attained a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick (UNB). It was during his time at university that he met Daniel Larsen and Erik Hatfield, as...show more

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Cheryl Kerrigan

Vice President, People

BlueCat Networks Inc.

Cheryl Kerrigan is the Vice President of People for BlueCat where she is responsible for the overall people strategy focusing on attracting, retaining, and inspiring top talent. Cheryl is passionate about creating a culture of employee success where employees feel recognized and valued for the contributions they make.

With close to...show more

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Bilal Khan

Managing Partner, Head of Deloitte Data

OneEleven

Bilal Khan is the Managing Director of OneEleven, a technology accelerator focused on building a community of high potential, data-driven entrepreneurs by providing them with the resources and support to scale their technologies. OneEleven is a unique partnership between industry, venture capital, government and academia with the objective of making...show more

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Michael Kolm

Chief Transformation Officer

City of Toronto

Michael Kolm is the City of Toronto's first-ever Chief Transformation Officer. A seasoned executive with extensive experience in business transformation, Michael provides strategic leadership to help the City become more effective and efficient in its delivery of public services, now and in the future, while delivering maximum value for public...show more

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Helen Kontozopoulos

Co-Founder/Director, DCSIL (Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab)

University of Toronto

Helen Co-Founded the University of Toronto's Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab “DCSIL” in 2015, an incubator and accelerator for early stage startups in Canada. DCSIL’s startups focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, AR/VR and cybersecurity technologies, Helen works with these teams on their strategy, growth, industry relationships,...show more

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Michael Kousaie

Vice-President, Strategy and Product Innovation

Toronto Stock Exchange

Michael Kousaie is one of the heads of business development at Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV). In this capacity, he is responsible for working with private companies and their shareholders as they explore the option of raising equity capital in Canada. In addition, Mr. Kousaie has...show more

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Jodi Kovitz

CEO & Founder

AceTech Ontario

Jodi Kovitz is a passionate innovator, relationship builder, revenue generator and connector. She is the is the CEO of AceTech Ontario. She is also Founder of #MoveTheDial, a movement founded in January 2017 to advance women in tech and Just Say Hello, her passion project through which she teaches people...show more

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Billy Lai

Analyst

iGan Partners

Billy is part of the iGan Partners investment team, where he provides support in the analysis, due diligence, and sourcing of iGan investments. Prior to joining iGan Partners, he was a Staff Accountant at Deloitte LLP, where he provided assurance services to private enterprises.

Billy graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in...show more

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Ricky Lai

Senior Associate

Portag3 Ventures

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Christian Lassonde

Founder & Managing Partner

Impression Ventures

Christian Lassonde is the founder and managing partner of Impression Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on investing in Seed and Series A deals in the financial technology sector. Lassonde is a tech founder and CEO, having built and sold Virtual Greats, a luxury online IP rights broker, and Millions...show more

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Todd Latham

Founder and President

Actual Media

Todd is a business media leader, idea generator, business owner, investor and front line communicator in the environment, water and infrastructure sectors where he has twenty-eight years experience. He is Founder and President of Actual Media Inc., a niche agency which serves a number of cleantech-oriented clients and producesReNew Canadamagazine,...show more

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Daniel Lee

Managing Director, Investment Banking - Technology & Innovation Sectors

Paradigm Capital

Daniel is a Partner, Investment Banking at Paradigm Capital where he focuses on advising technology companies on M&A and capital raises.  He has almost a decade of technology sector experience across investment banking, equity research, and private equity.  Daniel has successfully closed more than 50 M&A and capital raise transactions...show more

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Matthew Leibowitz

General Partner

Plaza Ventures

Matthew Leibowitz, Partner Plaza Ventures. Seasoned early stage institutional tech investor having originated, managed and completed dozens of transactions. Arranged significant private placement financings for PE and tech investments. Frequent public speaker on tech start-ups and venture capital. On the boards of several companies, accelerators and charities. LLM Oxford University,...show more

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John Lim

VP of Operations

Fenox Venture Capital

John Lim serves as VP of Operations at Fenox Venture Capital and helps manage operations and marketing. He also manages operations of Startup World Cup, a platform that creates innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for startup ecosystems all over the world.

Previously, John worked at a government organization, providing international business development...show more

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Nektarios Liolios

Co-Founder and CEO

Startupbootcamp FinTech

Nektarios is co-founder and CEO of Startupbootcamp FinTech and InsurTech. He is also co-founder at Rainmaking Innovation, part of the global Rainmaking cooperative of entrepreneurs, leading innovation programs across the financial services sector. Working to address the relationship between corporates and startups, Nektarios works closely with the industry partners and...show more

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Kerry Liu

Executive Vice President, Product Management & Innovation

Rubikloud

Kerry Liu is the Co-Founder & CEO at Rubikloud, where he leads three important functions: people, sales, and technology disruption. Rubikloud is the world's most advanced machine learning platform for large retailers. By delivering in market recommendations on loyalty and merchandising campaigns, Rubikloud significantly lifts revenue and saves operational time....show more

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Stuart Lombard

Founder and CEO

Ecobee

A born innovator, Stuart Lombard’s destiny was set by the age of 12 when he began building a foldable canoe that could be carried around in a briefcase.

Today, as the President and CEO of ecobee, he is so committed to his work that he was once seen buzzing around the...show more

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Bianca Lopes

Chief Identity Officer

BioConnect

Bianca is an owner and Chief Identity Officer at BioConnect. It’s not a title you hear very often, but it’s becoming more and more important in our ever-connected world. As the CEO’s right-hand woman, Bianca runs BioConnect’s Cloud Business (BioConnect ID) and is responsible for business development, product development and...show more

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Alan Lysne

Co-Founder

Ryerson Futures / Zone Startups

Alan manages Ryerson Futures’ and Zone Startups’ accelerator programs, innovation consulting, and seed funds in Calgary and India. He works closely with the programs’ startups to provide them with strategic and tactical guidance. He has been a co-founder, CEO, CTO, and COO of many technology businesses, and been working with...show more

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Jason MacFarlane

Head of Advanced Manufacturing Cluster

MaRS Discovery District

Jason MacFarlane leads the Advanced Manufacturing Cluster within Cleantech Venture Services at MaRS Discovery District, supporting hardware start-ups in product development and manufacturing while leveraging industry collaborations. He brings over 20 years of product design and manufacturing expertise in a wide range of industries including; automotive, industrial automation and machine,...show more

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Wendy MacKinnon Keith

CEO and Founder

Digital Retail Apps

Wendy MacKinnon Keith, Founder of Digital Retail Apps is an expert in retail mobile disruption, consumer behavior, channel partnerships and strategy. She spent 20 years as an international consultant with Fortune 100 companies and executives in retail and consumer technologies such as IBM, Ameritech, Nokia and Safeway. It was this...show more

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Ashek Mahmood

Associate Partner, Watson IoT Canada Leader

IBM Canada Ltd

Ashek Mahmood is an Associate Partner in IBM Canada, where he is currently leading the Watson IoT Consulting Solutions Practice. He has a strong technical and business development background obtained through various leadership positions in mobile, digital, AI, and IoT solution development teams. Ashek is always on the lookout for...show more

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Sophia Maizel

Vice President

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

Sophia Maizel joined HarbourVest in 2015 and focuses on analyzing, monitoring, and reporting on Canadian partnerships and direct co-investments.

Sophia joined the Firm from Export Development Canada, where she was an associate focused on due diligence, financial analyses, and the evaluation of potential investment opportunities.

Sophia received a BA in Economics from...show more

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Humera Malik

Founder and CEO

Canvass Analytics

An entrepreneur by heart and profession, Humera is the founder and CEO of Canvass Analytics, where she drives the vision and strategy for changing the way industrial companies think about and use their data. Best known for developing corporate and product strategies to fuel business growth, Humera has been working...show more

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Dan Mancuso

VP, International Growth Capital

EDC

Dan Mancuso is the Vice President of International Growth Capital with Export Development Canada (EDC).  In his current role, his group is responsible for the delivery of EDC’s Cleantech strategy as well as Investments and Financing products in support of small and mid-market exporters.  Prior to this, Dan held various...show more

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Andrew Marshall

Deputy CEO

Cognito

Based in London, and formerly leading the EMEA business, Andrew advises a variety of clients across capital markets, banking, asset management and professional services on communications and marketing.

Previously Andrew worked for 13 years at Fishburn Hedges, co-heading its financial practice for clients such as S&P Indices, SunGard,...show more

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Ed Martin

President

Clockwork Fox Studios

Ed Martin is the President of Clockwork Fox Studios, an education technology company that develops a SaaS game-based learning platform for early childhood math called Zorbit’s Math Adventure. Zorbit helps early math learners and teachers succeed by integrating the powers of video games, curriculum, analytics, and artificial intelligence. Zorbit is...show more

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Andy Mauro

CEO

Automat

Andy is the co-founder and CEO of Automat, a Conversational Marketing Cloud platform that uses AI to allow companies to have personalized one-on-one messaging conversations with their customers to better understand and serve them. The cofounders and team collectively have over 50 years experience and 17 patents in the fields...show more

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Maithili Mavinkurve

Co-founder and COO

Sightline Innovation

Maithili is an experienced engineer and executive leader with over 15 years experience in software engineering, programming, database management and re nement. Maithili completed Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto and became a key engineer of an enterprise software instrumentation platform sold to RIM (now Blackberry).

As the Founder and...show more

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Karen Mazurkewich

VP, Strategic Communications

MaRS Discovery District

Karen Mazurkewich is lead executive, marketing and communications at MaRS. Mazurkewich spent a decade as a senior journalist for the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong and the Financial Post in Toronto, where she covered financial services, venture capital and technology. She has authored reports on innovation for the Canadian...show more

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Peter McArthur

Senior Account Manager, Knowledge Based Industries, ICT and Clean Tech

RBC

Peter McArthur is a seasoned commercial/corporate banker with a diverse background.  With expertise in clean technology, trade finance, knowledge based industries, real estate and investments Peter brings a wealth of experience. Peter has worked at three leading financial institutions having held a variety of roles, from leading teams in an executive capacity, to customer...show more

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Michelle McBane

Managing Director

MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund

Michelle is passionate about working with amazing entrepreneurs in Ontario.  As a Director at the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, she leads investments in early-stage companies health and technology companies. Michelle is a skilled business professional with over 22 years of combined operational and venture capital experience.  Her background includes 12...show more

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Stephanie McGuinty

Operations Manager

Real Ventures

Stephanie has been exposed to digital communications in various settings, namely in branding, hospitality management, athletics, and health care administration. Throughout her formative years, Stephanie designed logos, ads, and posters using photography and design software, in both professional and educational settings. Working for an international hotel corporation allowed Stephanie to...show more

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Brian Mech

President & CEO

eSight

Dr. Brian Mech has spent over 18 years in the ophthalmology and low vision space, and has dedicated his career to mitigating the impact of visual impairment by restoring vision. Brian joined eSight in April of 2015 after a 16 year career at Second Sight Medical Products, makers of the...show more

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Nabeela Merchant

Investor

Relay Ventures

Nabeela is an Analyst at Relay Ventures. She works with the investment team to build a data-oriented foundation to Relay’s investment thesis. Prior to joining Relay Ventures, Nabeela helped design and test laser systems as the Laser Safety Specialist on the Electro-Optics Engineering team at L-3 Wescam.

Nabeela holds a B....show more

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Scott Mikalachki

Innovation Discovery Leader

3M Canada

Scott currently leads a diverse set of business development and commercialization projects which span a number of 3M businesses in the Canadian market, and facilitates numerous internal and external Strategic Planning workshops.  He is also responsible for managing local efforts in tandem with 3M Ventures (St. Paul, MN) to identify...show more

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Peter Misek

Founding Partner

BDC

Peter Misek is a partner in the IT Venture Fund, based in Toronto. He comes with over 14 years of venture capital experience as an Advisor/ Venture Partner for DN Capital including direct involvement in 2 unicorns. He has almost 20 years of investment banking experience as Managing Director and Co‑Head of Global...show more

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Tamer Mohamed

Co-founder, President and CEO

Aspect Biosystems Ltd.

An entrepreneur, engineer, inventor, Tamer currently serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer. Tamer co-founded Aspect in 2013 and has played a leading role in our overall corporate, business, and technology development. Under his leadership, we have secured significant funding, entered strategic collaborations with best-in-class pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies,...show more

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Somen Mondal

CEO

Ideal

Somen is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ideal. Prior to Ideal, Somen served as Co-Founder and CEO of Field ID until it was successfully acquired in 2012. Somen’s accomplishments include spots on both the Profit Hot 50 and Deloitte Fast 50 lists. In 2012, Somen received the Ernst & Young...show more

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Sandra Nagy

Director of Learning

Future Design School

 Sandra Nagy has dedicated her career to innovation in learning. Sandra leads the Education Practice at Future Design School where she helps to build strong academic partnerships with leading public and independent institutions.  Her team travels across North America assessing the future readiness of schools, delivering exceptional professional development and...show more

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Adam Nanjee

Managing Director, Canada - Microsoft for Startups

Zafin

Adam Nanjee is building Canada to be the next global technology leader. As the former Head of North America’s largest innovations hub at MaRS Discovery District and currently as Senior Vice President for Zafin, one of North America’s top financial technology companies, Nanjee has experience in the technology sector like...show more

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David Nault

General Partner

iNovia Capital

David is a Principal and Vice-President with iNovia Capital, an early stage venture capital firm with $450M under management. David is a long time technology exec and entrepreneur. David was head of Business Development at Pivotal Payments, which he helped grow to over 60,000 customers and $150 million in annual...show more

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Jack Newton

CEO and Co-founder

Clio

Jack graduated from the University of Alberta with a M.Sc. in Computer Science. He joined a UofA medical informatics spinoff company called Chenomx, and rose to the position of Director of Product over his 5-year tenure there. At Chenomx Jack caught the 'startup bug', and started to think about branching...show more

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Charles Ng

Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong

The Government of the Hong Kong

Charles Ng was appointed as an Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest
Hong Kong (InvestHK) in July 2007.

He heads up one of two sector-focused divisions that is responsible for helping overseas and Mainland companies to establish or expand their business presence in Hong Kong. His teams are responsible for...show more

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Alexandre Nossovskoi

Venture Manager, Health Stream

iGan Partners

Alexandre has several years venture capital experience in technology and digital health. As part of the iGan Partners investment team, he provides support in the analysis, due diligence, and sourcing of iGan investments, as well as marketing and PR initiatives. Prior to joining iGan Partners, he was an Analyst at...show more

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Amy Olah

Executive Director

Wellington Financial LP

Amy has been with Wellington Financial since inception of its first fund in 2000. Now on their fifth fund, she is responsible for sourcing new technology names for Wellington’s growing portfolio and developing relationships with a wide spectrum of companies looking for patient and flexible growth capital.

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Jim Orlando

Managing Partner

OMERS Ventures

As a Managing Director of OMERS Ventures, Jim Orlando leads investments in North American high-growth technology, media, and telecommunications companies. With more than 17 years of experience in venture capital and private equity, Jim has a strong track record of finding deals, closing investments, and working directly with founders, CEOs...show more

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Partha Panda

VP Corporate and Business Development

Trend Micro

Partha is a partner at Trend Micro Venture arm and is also responsible for leading Trend Micro’s corporate development/strategy efforts. In his current role, he is responsible for identifying and investing in early stage growth companies focused on IoT, Blockchain and Infrastructure/Security. Additionally, he also works with other strategic alliances,...show more

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Dave Pandullo

Vice President

Frontier Capital

Dave Pandullo, Vice President of Frontier Capital, joined the team in 2015 and is responsible for leading the evaluation and execution of new investments as well as supporting Frontier’s portfolio companies.

Dave enjoys working closely with executive teams of high-growth software companies to identify and execute on value creation initiatives that...show more

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Vitaly Pecherskiy

Co-founder and COO

StackAdapt

Vitaly Pecherskiy is co-founder and COO of StackAdapt, a venture-backed advertising software company that helps brands accelerate customer acquisition. StackAdapt does this by using machine learning to predict purchase behaviour across 700M people. Previously, Vitaly was named 30 Under 30 by Marketing Magazine and is a contributor to Huffington Post,...show more

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Alexander Peh

Vice President, Merchant Solutions

RBC Royal Bank

A passionate technology focused FinTech leader with international experience in the Payments, Digital Commerce, Software Development and Media industries. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, educated in Melbourne, Australia and with stints in Africa, South East Asia and Europe, Alexander currently serves as Vice President of Innovation at RBC....show more

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Scott Pelton

Partner

Round13 Capital

Scott Pelton (aka @spelton) has been a Canadian-based venture capitalist since July 2000. Before six years with GrowthWorks Capital, Scott was a founding partner at Scotiabank’s e-commerce VC group, e-Scotia Acquisition, later renamed Scotiabank Private Equity Investments.  Scott has also worked with the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF), most recently...show more

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Rob Peterman

Vice President, Global Business Development

TMX Group

Robert Peterman is Vice-President, Global Business Development at Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV).  He is responsible for domestic and international business development activities for TSX and TSXV; including the Beijing office and TSX and TSXV’s presence in the United Kingdom and Israel.  His group covers new listings...show more

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Lionel Pimpin

SVP, Digital Channels, Retail and Commercial Strategy

National Bank of Canada

As Senior Vice President - Digital Channels and P&C Strategies, Lionel
Pimpin is in charge of the management, performance and transformation
of NBC digital channels. This encompasses defining strategic directions,
developing and successfully implementing digital and emerging
payments strategies and managing multi-year investment portfolio of
digital and self-service channels.

From January...show more

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Adrian Polak

Partner and Co-Founder

Strattam Capital

Adrian Polak co-founded Strattam Capital in 2013. He is a member of the board of directors of Doxim Holdings, Blacksmith Applications, Contegix and Trax Technologies. Previously, Mr. Polak was a Senior Advisor in the Technology Group for Oak Hill Capital Partners. Prior to his engagement at Oak Hill, Mr. Polak...show more

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Tomi Poutanen

Co-founder and Co-CEO

Layer 6 AI

Tomi Poutanen is co-founder and co-CEO of Layer 6 AI (layer6.ai), which offers the world’s most accurate prediction engine for enterprise data. Layer 6 AI was the first company to offer clients a prediction engine powered by a real-time Deep Learning framework. Layer 6 AI helps banks, media, cable/telco and...show more

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Meredith Powell

Venture Partner

Powell & Company

An award-winning serial entrepreneur and strategic growth advisor, Meredith Powell is a creative visionary committed to championing innovation and diversity in leadership and tech.

Starting in her 20s, she built - and scaled globally - three companies in the garment industry generating over $45m in sales, launched the world’s largest fashion...show more

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Amy Rae

Principal

Vanedge Capital

Amy is focused on investing in SaaS businesses and Digital Media technologies. Prior to joining Vanedge, Amy was a Vice President with Ziplocal (USA) where she was responsible for the development of their local search apps and new product rollout. Prior to that, she held the position of Director of...show more

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Senia Rapisarda

Managing Director

HarbourVest Partners

Senia Rapisarda joined HarbourVest in 2014 to focus on partnership and direct co-investments in Canada and to expand HarbourVest’s local presence in the market.

Senia joined the Firm from BDC Venture Capital, where she was responsible for the establishment of a team focused on direct and indirect investments across Canada. Her...show more

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Matt Roberts

Partner

ScaleUp Ventures

Matt joined ScaleUP Ventures as a Partner from BDC where he led sourcing and investments in the IT Venture Funds Seed deals including Crowdriff, Sonder (Flatbook), Unsplash and Crew. Before this Matt raised the Seed and Series “A” round for Semiconductor startup GaN Systems which he joined after graduating from...show more

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Elliott Robinson

Partner, Growth Equity

Microsoft Ventures

Elliott is a Principal with Microsoft Ventures in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, he manages the investments in and/or serves on the board of Trusona, Livongo Health, Layer Software, and Rescale. Previously, he was a Vice President with Georgian Partners in Toronto, Ontario, where he led growth equity investments...show more

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Valerie Robitaille

CEO

XpertSea

Valerie Robitaille is an entrepreneur who always had a passion for the ocean. This passion led to an undergraduate degree in Marine Biology from Maine Maritime Academy in the United States. After studying in the US, she returned to Quebec City to pursue graduate studies in geoengineering at the National...show more

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Jill Rowley

Chief Strategist

#Social Selling

Jill Rowley is Chief Strategist at #SocialSelling and Startup Advisor to numerous technology companies including Vidyard, TrackMaven, Nudge, Influitive, Accompany, Allbound, and most recently, Zeality, People.ai, Engagio and Terminus. Jill's a sales professional trapped in a marketer’s body. She spent 52 quarters on quota as a top performing rep at Salesforce...show more

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Kousay Said

President and CEO

GreenMantra Technologies

Kousay brings more than 30 years of experience in the chemical industry with a career that spans multiple functions, technologies, geographies, and markets. Prior to being named President and Chief Executive Officer of GreenMantra™ Technologies, Kousay served, over the past five years, as the Chief Commercial Officer of Sirrus, Inc.,...show more

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Bozoma Saint John

Chief Brand Officer

UBER

Bozoma Saint John is the Chief Brand Officer at Uber, where she is tasked with telling the stories of our millions of riders and driver partners across 600+ cities.

Over the course of her career, Bozoma “Boz” Saint John has earned a formidable reputation as a trailblazing marketing and advertising executive....show more

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Priya Saiprasad

Principal

Microsoft Ventures

Priya is a Principal for Microsoft Ventures in the Bay Area, and has worked with entrepreneurs both as an investor and an acquirer. Previously, she was part of Square’s Corporate Development team as a Deal Lead, where she led several acquisitions in the mobile payments, SMB SaaS and AI &...show more

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Sanjiv Samant

Managing Partner

National Bank Financial Inc.

Sanjiv Samant is Managing Director and Group Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications (including growth industries Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Healthcare and Sustainability).

Sanjiv has over 20 years of investment banking experience providing financial and M&A advisory services to a wide range of growth companies. During this time he has developed a...show more

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Russell Samuels

Partner

Whitecap Venture Partners

Prior to joining Whitecap, Russell was a Senior Manager on the Corporate & Business Development team at Freshbooks, a growth stage startup and North America’s 2nd largest cloud accounting provider. At Freshbooks, Russell led a number of strategic efforts including: restructuring Freshbooks’ portfolio of 3rd party payment gateway relationships, leading...show more

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Matt Saunders

Co-Founder

Ryerson Futures

As President of Ryerson Futures and Zone Startups, Matt manages a seed stage investment fund and multiple acceleration programs for early-stage technology companies, as well as the Innovation for Hire consulting practice for corporate clients. He has more than 18 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive with companies...show more

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Sacha Sawaya

co-founder/CFO

Litmus Automation

Sacha Sawaya is co-founder and CFO of Litmus Automation and heads the company’s finance and investment strategies. He has experience working in the startup industry as an investment analyst and in the finance industry prior to founding Litmus Automation. He has raised financing for the Company in 2016 and will...show more

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Michelle Scarborough

Managing Partner, Strategic Investments and Women in Technology Venture Fund

BDC Capital

Michelle Scarborough is Managing Director, Strategic Investments and Women in Tech. In this position, she leads the origination and execution of strategic initiatives to fill current and future financing gaps in the Canadian ecosystem. She is also responsible for BDC’s $70M investment to bring capital to high-growth tech companies with...show more

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Chris Scharapenko

Sr. Manager – Innovation Management, Build in Canada Innovation Program Public Services and Procurement Canada

Build in Canada Innovation Program

Chris Scharapenko is a Sr. Manager for the Build in Canada Innovation Program. The program supports Canadian companies with innovative, pre-commercial goods and services in getting their innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace through a competitive procurement process.  In this role, Mr. Scharapenko manages the team within the program...show more

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Adam Schlesinger

Chief Data Officer

National Bank of Canada

Adam Schlesinger was appointed Chief Data Officer of National Bank on April 1st, 2015 with the responsibility for corporate data, analytics and artificial Intelligence innovation, strategy, build and governance.

In his previous role as Financial Services Director for Microsoft Canada, which he held from July 2012 to March 2015, Mr. Schlesinger...show more

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Jeff Schnurr

CEO

Jaza Energy

Jeff Schnurr believes that entrepreneurship and innovation can solve our planet’s biggest challenges. Schnurr is the co-founder and CEO of Jaza, a solar energy start-up working to provide electricity to the 1.2 billion people currently living without it.

In addition to his work at Jaza, Jeff is the founder and chair...show more

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Tanya Seajay

Founder and CEO

Orenda Software Solutions Inc

Tanya Seajay is the CEO of Orenda Solutions, a SaaS company that provides instant feedback on how a company’s actions impacts its reputation. With a background in Public Relations, having run her own PR firm, Tanya has  taken that knowledge and turned it into a SaaS solution that takes social...show more

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Ana Serrano

President

Canadian Film Centre

Ana Serrano is the Chief Digital Officer of the CFC and Founder of CFC Media Lab, the world-renowned and award-winning institute for interactive storytelling created in 1997.

With her visionary direction and digitally-forward approach to organizational growth, Serrano is driving the digital transformation of the CFC into a unique blend of...show more

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Brian Sharp

CEO

Onset Communication Inc

Brian was the first PEACE CORPS baby born overseas, in Uganda.  He has lived and worked all over the world, gaining extensive relevant experience in the film and TV industry.  Inspired by his great uncle, Yogi, Brian values reliability and kindness over all other qualities.  Brian brings a vision to...show more

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Jonathan Shepherd

Managing Director, Corporate Development

RBC

As Head of Fintech Corporate Development at RBC, Jonathan is responsible for the identification of Financial Technology  companies that will help accelerate innovation strategies at RBC.  Jonathan is also responsible for the execution of acquisitions and introductions of potential partners and/or investment opportunities to groups within RBC.

Prior to assuming his...show more

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Tim Sherstyuk

CEO

GBatteries

Tim Sherstyuk is the co-founder and CEO of GBatteries, a company working to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles by enabling them to charge as fast as it takes to fill up a tank of gas. GBatteries has developed a technology that enables existing li-ion batteries to charge in 5...show more

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Lisa Shields

Founder and CEO

FI.SPAN

FI.SPAN is Lisa’s second financial technology startup - she also founded and led Hyperwallet Systems Inc for 15 years; today it is recognized as a leading global payments processor for business to consumer mass payouts. She is a member of the Canadian FinPay Committee, was named the EY Regional Entrepreneur...show more

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Jacqueline Shinfield

Partner

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Jacqueline Shinfield is a Partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, one of Canada's leading and largest law firms. Her legal practice focuses on regulatory compliance in the financial services and payments sectors, particularly relating to the use of blockchain, digital currencies, AI and other advancing technologies.

She offers a broad...show more

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David Shipley

CEO

Beauceron

David Shipley is a cybersecurity leader and author. David is also the CEO and co-founder of Beauceron Security, a Fredericton start-up that has built a people-focused approach to measuring, managing and monitoring cyber risk. He has contributed to reports commissioned by Public Safety Canada on protecting Canada’s critical infrastructure from cyber...show more

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Yona Shtern

Executive Chairman

ParkWhiz

Yona Shtern is Executive Chairman of ParkWhiz – the high-growth market leader in delivering mobile services to consumers like parking. The company operates complementary B2C & B2B marketplaces and powers the data, transactions and customer service layers for partners like SAP, Sirius, Ford, Jaguar/Land Rover, Ticketmaster, Groupon, Staples and many...show more

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Jamie Shulman

Co-founder and Co-CEO

Hubdoc

Jamie Shulman is the co-founder and co-CEO of Hubdoc, a cloud accounting application that automates the collection of financial documents. Since its launch in 2014, Hubdoc has helped thousands of accounting and bookkeeping firms save time, scale their practice, and build deeper relationships with the small businesses they serve.

Prior to...show more

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Mike Silagadze

CEO

Top Hat

Mike Silagadze is the CEO and co-founder of Top Hat. Under Silagadze’s leadership and vision, Top Hat has become the market leader in student engagement software, and is used by millions of students at three-quarters of the top 1,000 colleges and universities in North America.

Silagadze is active in the higher...show more

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Lee Silverstone

CEO

Startup in stealth mode

Lee Silverstone is a Founder and CEO with several startups and a successful exit under his belt. Lee has founded 3 businesses, both bootstrapped and venture-backed. He most recently served as the CEO of Gymtrack where he raised venture funding from Real Ventures, White Star Capital, 500 Startups and BDC....show more

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Harry Singh

Director

Intel Capital

Harry Singh is a Director at Intel Capital and drives investments and M&A for software and security. He is an investor in Element AI, Gigya, CareCloud, Venafi, TrapX, Schoology, Fuhu (Mattel), EazyTec & Good Way. He sits on the boards of many of these companies. He also has driven several...show more

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Jake Sion

COO

Transit App

Jake Sion is Transit’s Chief Operating Officer. He manages Transit’s business team, and is responsible for developing partnerships with public transit agencies and other mobility providers. Prior to joining Transit, Jake worked for a French transit operator, Transdev, where he led the deployment of mobile ticketing apps for transit agencies in New...show more

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Mark Skapinker

Managing Partner

Brightspark Ventures

Mark has been an entrepreneur and seed investor in the Canadian software industry since the inception of the personal computer in the 1980’s.

In 1988, he co-founded Delrina Corporation, makers of WinFax, one of the most popular Windows programs of all time and one of Canada’s most successful software companies. Mark...show more

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Jason Smith

President and CEO

Real Matters

Real Matters is a leading network management services provider for the mortgage lending and insurance industries. Real Matters’ platform combines its proprietary technology and network management capabilities with tens of thousands of independent qualified field agents to create an efficient marketplace for the provision of mortgage lending and insurance industry...show more

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Douglas Soltys

Editor-in-chief

BetaKit

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet. 

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Shirley Speakman

Partner

Cycle Capital Management

Shirley Speakman joined Cycle Capital as a Partner and is based in their Toronto office. Since joining Cycle in 2014, she has led investments in green chemistry, mining tech and energy storage. Shirley is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, selecting and managing innovative cleantech investments for Cycle. Shirley currently serves on...show more

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Mischa Steiner

Founder and CEO

Awesense

Mischa's product development and management experience in the embedded electronics, wireless, and software industries was honed at organizations such as ECO Fuel Systems, Newpoint Thermal and the Okanagan Research & Innovation Centre.

Mischa is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences, university programs and government events on the smart grid...show more

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Guga Stocco

Co-founder

DOMO Invest

Guga Stocco is an Advisor and Board Member of companies like B3, the 5th biggest stock market in the world, Totvs, Buscapé and Banco Original and co-founded Domo Invest, a fund that raised R$ 100 million for investments in Internet and Fintech.

He was responsible for the creation of the first...show more

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John Stokes

Partner

Real Ventures

John has more than 15 years of experience, both as a founder and an investor, in start-ups and growth companies. Prior to arriving in Montreal in 2007, John spent the previous 10 years in Asia Pacific where he was an active angel investor and entrepreneur principally in the mobile, media,...show more

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Jason Tafler

Founder and CEO

Unyte Health Inc.

In 2017, Jason founded Unyte to fulfill his passion for improving health and wellness. Unyte's mission is to help people live happier and healthier lives by helping them navigate the natural health world and discover the most effective, evidence-based solutions. Unyte's first offering is an “interactive meditation” product that makes...show more

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Graham Taylor

Academic Director

NextAI

Graham Taylor is an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph where he leads the Machine Learning Research Group.  He is the academic director of NextAI, non-profit initiative to establish Canada as the AI hub for research, venture creation and technology commercialization and a member of the Vector Institute for...show more

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Ali Tehrani

Founder, President and CEO

Zymeworks

Dr. Tehrani is one of Zymeworks co-founders and currently serves as our President & Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Tehrani has served as a member of our board of directors since the Company’s inception in September 2003. He has been an integral part of many of our corporate achievements including raising...show more

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Salim Teja

Partner & General Manager

MaRS Ventures

Salim Teja is the EVP Ventures for MaRS, where he leads the overall strategic direction of MaRS’ three venture services areas: Health, ICT and Cleantech. He is an experienced entrepreneur and active early-stage technology investor, with deep industry expertise in software and digital media. Salim joined MaRS in May 2013,...show more

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Eric Tencer

Principal

H.I.G. Growth Partners

Eric Tencer is a Principal in the Boston Office. Mr. Tencer focuses on lower middle market and growth equity investment opportunities for H.I.G. Growth Partners, where he is responsible for sourcing, executing, and monitoring investments. While at H.I.G., he has evaluated and completed numerous investments in digital media, business services...show more

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Joe Teo

CEO & Co-Founder

HeyOrca

Joe Teo is the CEO of HeyOrca - a saas platform that is simplifying the asset production workflow for creative teams. Getting everyone on the same page faster.

Since raising a combined total of $2.65 Million from BDC Capital, Killick Capital and Pelorus Venture, HeyOrca has gained rapid traction (> $1...show more

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Annie Theriault

Managing Director

Grenville Strategic Royalty Corp

Annie is a Managing Director with Grenville Strategic Royalty Corp. an innovative investment firm that provides revenue-based finance solutions to growing technology businesses near an inflection point as an alternative to, or in combination with traditional debt or equity.  Annie is a dynamic investor and entrepreneur with over 10 years...show more

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Tony Van Bommel

Senior Managing Partner, Industrial, Clean and Energy Technology Venture Fund

BDC Capital

Tony Van Bommel is Senior Managing Partner in the Industrial, Clean and Energy (ICE) Technology Venture Fund in BDC Capital’s Toronto office. He is responsible for overseeing the ICE Fund investments and maximizing value creation across the portfolio. Tony has been with BDC Capital since 2001 and with the ICE...show more

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Peter Van der Velden

Managing General Partner

Lumira Capital

With 26 years of investment and operating experience, Peter has participated in building companies from start-up through to expansion in the life sciences, information technology and consumer sectors. Known as results-oriented entrepreneur with demonstrated success in venture and buyout investing, transaction structuring and completion, strategic planning, business development, and operational...show more

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Nicole Verkindt

President

OMX

Nicole Verkindt is the Founder & CEO of Canadian technology company, OMX (theomx.com). The
platform is the only one in the world that manages obligations that government contractors or
companies have to invest in local businesses. OMX is an online marketplace to help companies attract
investment and increase their exports...show more

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Marc Weiner

Principal

Tandem Expansion Management Inc

Marc Weiner is a Principal at Tandem Expansion Fund. Tandem is a Canadian growth capital fund focusing on emerging software, hardware and industrial technology companies making equity investments of C$5-25M. Prior to Tandem, Marc worked at BCG in Toronto and Mumbai. After BCG, he co-founded three internet ventures, a SaaS...show more

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Clayton Weir

Co-founder and CSO

FI.SPAN

Clayton Weir is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at FI.SPAN, works on product strategy, FinTech partnerships and business development. He previously founded the BC Tech HyperGrowth Accelerator and FinTech Industry Cluster. Clayton sits on the NACHA API Standardization Group, teaches Entrepreneurship at the University of British Columbia and is...show more


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Aaron Williamson

CFC Media Lab | IDEABOOST

CFC Media Lab

Aaron is the Program Director for CFC Media Lab’s IDEABOOST, is a Partner at the collaborative design consultancy Watershed Partners, and sits on the board of international design collective The Value Web.

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David Wismer

Head, Global Technology & Business Services Investment Banking

BMO Capital Markets

David has over 18 years of investment banking experience including as Head of BMO Capital Markets’ Technology group. Prior to joining BMO Capital Markets in 2008, David spent eight years working in the sector at another large Canadian dealer. David has experience with a broad range of transactions within the...show more

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Greg Wolfond

Founder, Chairman and CEO

SecureKey Technologies


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Ian Woodbury

COO

tealbook

Ian Woodbury is an aerospace engineer who built and sold his first software product when he was 16. For the last 25 years, he has been architecting and developing enterprise software systems. Most recently, he founded, grew, and sold a software company which optimizes planning for physical assets in large...show more

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Frankie Woodhead

Director, Business Lending Product

Barclays Bank PLC

Frankie has 9+ years of working across Financial Services, serving in a number of Strategy, Distribution & Digital roles. Frankie is currently the Director of Business Lending at Barclays Bank, responsible for a multibillion lending portfolio & 1m clients within the Barclays UK Business Bank.
Prior to this Frankie served...show more

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J. Alberto Yepez

Co-founder and Managing Director

Trident Capital Cybersecurity

Alberto is one of the early pioneers of the cybersecurity industry and has played significant roles as an entrepreneurial and public company CEO, board member, large company senior executive, serial entrepreneur, angel and venture capital investor.

Alberto is currently the Chairman of the Board of AlienVault, and Mocana. He is also...show more

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Devin Young

Co-founder and President

ClassCraft

Based in New York City, Devin is the co-founder and President of Classcraft. Classcraft is redefining the classroom experience by transforming classroom management into a game. With over 3 million users worldwide, Classcraft empowers students to work together in fun, new ways and helps them foster critical 21st-century skills necessary...show more

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Robert Young

Technology Equity Research

Canaccord Genuity

Robert Young is an equities analyst covering Canadian technology companies for Canaccord Genuity. He joined Canaccord Genuity as part of the Genuity Capital Markets acquisition in 2010. Robert is also a board member of Waterloo based Dejero Labs. Previously, Robert worked as a technology strategy consultant with IBM and as...show more

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Matthew Zeiler

CEO

Clarifai

Matthew Zeiler, Founder and CEO of Clarifai, is a machine learning Ph.D. and thought leader pioneering the field of applied artificial intelligence (AI). Matt's groundbreaking research in computer vision alongside renowned machine learning experts Geoff Hinton and Yann LeCun has propelled the image recognition industry from theory to real-world application....show more

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Sanjay Zimmerman

Principal

White Star Capital

Before joining White Star Capital as an Associate, Sanjay started his career in investment banking at Rothschild & Co in London.

During this time he worked within the technology, media and telecommunications team, where he focused on corporate finance and M&A advisory for a full range of European companies. Prior to...show more

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Sharon Zohar

Founder/CEO

The Big Push

Sharon Zohar is brand marketer and digital product entrepreneur with over twenty years experience founding, funding, advising and operating technology, Internet and digital media companies. Founding Partner/CEO of the Big Push, an equity-for-service all female business accelerator, Sharon’s passion is in identifying and investing in female founders with new technologies...show more

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