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Montreal Satellite Event

Singularity U Canada Summit Montreal

Event Info

Date: Wednesday, October 11th & Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Location: Sid Lee, 8 Queen Street, Montreal, QC H3C 2N5
Time: 10am – 4pm

Community Partners

District 3

Concordia University’s District 3 is an innovation hub uniting the Montreal ecosystem for innovators to move from idea to impact with confidence.

Our Program

Two days of discovery, learning, and inspiration featuring the leading exponential thinkers from across Canada and around the world.

Montreal Satellite Event - Day 1

TimeSessionSpeakers
9:30 - 10:00amDoors Open
10:15 - 10:20amOpening Remarks
10:20 - 11:35amLIVESTREAM: Intro to Exponentials & Road to AbundancePeter Diamandis
11:35 - 11:45amCoffee Break
11:45 - 1:00pmLunch, Demos + NetworkingExponential Canada
11:45 - 12:15pmLIVESTREAM: Decentralized PowerAndreas M. Antonopoulos
12:15 - 12:40pmLIVESTREAM: Robotic Rights Suzanne Gildert
1:00 - 1:15pmSynthetic Biology: Driving a New Way to Make any Natural Products
Jenna Mlsna
1:15 - 1:30pmProsperityTBD
1:30 - 1:45pmProsperityTBD
1:45 - 2:00pmCoffee Break
2:00 - 2:30pmLIVESTREAM: The Future of MedicineDr. Zayna Khayat
2:30 - 3:05pmLIVESTREAM: Identity in the Age of AI
Ann Cavoukian
Greg Wolfond
Nadav Zafrir
Aran Hamilton
3:05 - 3:20pmLIVESTREAM: [Performance] How an Avatar Can Change Your LifeAlexx Henry
3:20 - 3:30pmCoffee Break
3:30 - 3:45pmNatural Interactions

Marc-Andre Roberge
3:45 - 4:00pmBitcoin and Its Blockchain: A Decentralized Financial RevolutionJonathan Hamel
4:00 - 4:15pm
4:15pmClosing Remarks + Mention from Our Partners
4:30pmAdditional Livestream + Finished

Montreal Satellite Event - Day 2

TimeSessionSpeakers
9:45 - 10:45amDoors Open
10:15 - 10:20amWelcome + Conference Explanation
10:20 - 10:40amLIVESTREAM: Immergence 2.0 - World Premiere Performance

Toshi Andres Hoo & Daniel Berkman
10:40 - 11:15amLIVESTREAM: Invention X InnovationAnn Makosinski
11:15 - 11:30amCoffee Break
11:30 - 12:15pmLunch, Demos + Networking
11:30 - 12:15pmLIVESTREAM: The Future of Energy
Ramez Naam
12:15 - 12:25pmLIVESTREAM: Living in a World of Energy ContradictionsSean Collins
12:25 - 12:35pmLIVESTREAM: The Path to Electric TransportationJosipa Petrunic
12:35 - 12:45pm
LIVESTREAM: Opportunities in Low-Carbon EnergyTom Rand
1:00 - 1:15pm
Citizenship and Neurotechnology: Planning for the FutureMelanie Segado
1:15 - 1:30pmCitizenshipRahul Mehrotra
1:30 - 1:45pmCitizenshipJonathan Brun
1:45 - 2:00pmCoffee Break
2:00 - 2:35pmLIVESTREAM: What the Future of Energy Means for CanadaRamez Naam (moderator)
Tom Rand
Josipa Petrunic
Peter Tertzakian
2:35 - 3:20pmLIVESTREAM: ExonomicsAmin Toufani
3:30 - 3:45pmHow to Disrupt the Paradigm of Health Care & Health EconomicsStuart Kozlick
3:45 - 4:00pmThe Future of Health is Fashion!Joanna Berzowska
4:00 - 4:15pmEditing Our Genomes with CRISPRAlan Peterson
4:15 - 4:30pmClosing Remarks + Mention from Our Partners
4:30pmExtra Livestream + Day 2 Finished

Meet the Montreal Speakers

Health

Stuart Kozlick

Stuart Kozlick

Vice President, Medical Robotics at Kinova, a robotics design and manufacturer company.

Stuart Kozlick

Vice President, Medical Robotics at Kinova, a robotics design and manufacturer company.

Joanna Bwerzowska

Joanna Bwerzowska

Associate Professor of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University, and Founder of XS Labs, a research studio with a focus on innovation in the fields of electronic textiles and responsive garments.

Joanna Bwerzowska

Associate Professor of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University, and Founder of XS Labs, a research studio with a focus on innovation in the fields of electronic textiles and responsive garments.

Alan Peterson

Alan Peterson

McGill Associate Professor in the Departments of Human Genetics, Neurology & Neurosurgery and Oncology.

Alan Peterson

McGill Associate Professor in the Departments of Human Genetics, Neurology & Neurosurgery and Oncology.

Citizenship

Melanie Segado

Melanie Segado

PhD Candidate in Neuroscience at McGill University and the Co-Founder and Science Director of NeuroTechX.

Melanie Segado

PhD Candidate in Neuroscience at McGill University and the Co-Founder and Science Director of NeuroTechX.

Rahul Mehrotra

Rahul Mehrotra

Product Manager at Maluuba, a Canadian AI company, acquired by Microsoft in January 2017.

Rahul Mehrotra

Product Manager at Maluuba, a Canadian AI company, acquired by Microsoft in January 2017.

Jonathan Brun

Jonathan Brun

Founder of Nimonik.com, an environmental safety and quality company specializing in tools for industrial operations.

Jonathan Brun

Founder of Nimonik.com, an environmental safety and quality company specializing in tools for industrial operations.

Environment

Marc-Andre Roberge

Marc-Andre Roberge

Co-Founder of Nectar, an AI startup that helps beekeepers manage their bees.

Marc-Andre Roberge

Co-Founder of Nectar, an AI startup that helps beekeepers manage their bees.

Jonathan Hamel

Jonathan Hamel

Chief Executive Officer at Catallaxy, a Montreal-based blockchain expertise centre.

Jonathan Hamel

Chief Executive Officer at Catallaxy, a Montreal-based blockchain expertise centre.

Prosperity

Jenna Mlsna

Jenna Mlsna

Business Development Officer Hyasynth, a Montreal-based synthetic biology startup.

Jenna Mlsna

Business Development Officer Hyasynth, a Montreal-based synthetic biology startup.

Hear from SingularityU Canada Summit Speakers

Prosperity

Robert Steiner

Robert Steiner

Director, Fellowship in Global Journalism, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Robert has a varied career and in-depth experience that spans global finance journalism, business strategy, and Canadian politics.

Robert Steiner

Director, Fellowship in Global Journalism, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is one of the world’s foremost bitcoin experts. He is an author, speaker, educator, and cryptocurrency expert who brings a deep understanding of blockchain technologies to diverse audiences around the world.

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author

Suzanne Gildert

Suzanne Gildert

Founder & CSO, 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 cognitive architectures that allow these robots to learn about themselves and their environments.

Suzanne Gildert

Founder & CSO, Kindred AI

Health

Zayna Khayat

Zayna Khayat

Innovation Sherpa in Chief at REshape Health Innovation Centre at Radboud University Medical Centre

Zayna is on secondment from MaRS Discovery District, where she leads the Health System Innovation platform.

Zayna Khayat

Innovation Sherpa in Chief at REshape Health Innovation Centre at Radboud University Medical Centre

Alexx Henry

Alexx Henry

CEO, BlueVishnu

Alexx Henry is an award-winning director and 3D avatar evangelist. With roots in celebrity and entertainment photography, he is currently the CEO of BlueVishnu and designer of the xxArray™ 3D capture system.

Alexx Henry

CEO, BlueVishnu

Molly Shoichet

Molly Shoichet

Professor, University of Toronto

Professor Molly Shoichet holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering at the University of Toronto.

Molly Shoichet

Professor, University of Toronto

Prosperity

Salim Ismail

Salim Ismail

Core Faculty, Moderator

Salim Ismail is the bestselling author of Exponential Organizations and a highly sought-after technology strategist.

Salim Ismail

Core Faculty, Moderator

Amin Toufani

Amin Toufani

CEO, T Labs

Amin is the CEO of T Labs. He was formerly the director of strategy and Vice President of Strategic Relations at Singularity University.

Amin Toufani

CEO, T Labs

Energy

Ramez Naam

Ramez Naam

Energy & Environmental Systems, Singularity University

Ramez Naam is a computer scientist, futurist, and award-winning author.

Ramez Naam

Energy & Environmental Systems, Singularity University

Josipa Petrunic

Josipa Petrunic

Executive Director & CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium

Josipa G. Petrunic leads several national transportation technology trials related to zero-emissions transportation and “smart vehicles” innovation.

Josipa Petrunic

Executive Director & CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium

Tom Rand

Tom Rand

Managing Partner, ArcTern Ventures

After a number of years as a successful software entrepreneur Tom now focuses his efforts on carbon mitigation. He's active in cleantech venture capital, technology incubation and commercialization, and public advocacy.

Tom Rand

Managing Partner, ArcTern Ventures

Special Guests

Peter H. Diamandis

Peter H. Diamandis

Co-Founder, Singularity University

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is a Co-Founder of Singularity University and Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation.

Peter H. Diamandis

Co-Founder, Singularity University

Salim Ismail

Salim Ismail

Core Faculty, Moderator

Salim Ismail is the bestselling author of Exponential Organizations and a highly sought-after technology strategist.

Salim Ismail

Core Faculty, Moderator

David Roberts

David Roberts

Distinguished Faculty, Innovation and Disruption

David Roberts is regarded as one of the world's top experts on disruptive innovation and exponentially advancing technology.

David Roberts

Distinguished Faculty, Innovation and Disruption

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