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Toronto Satellite Event: MaRS and UofT

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Event Info

Date: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Location: Auditorium, MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON, M5G 1L7
Time: 8am – 6pm

Community Partners

University of Toronto

Mars

The Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) portfolio at the University of Toronto plays an important role in supporting UofT as a top public research university in the world. It’s mission is to create the most supportive environment possible so that UofT researchers, innovators and learners can do what they do best- advance understanding and apply new knowledge.

MaRS Discovery District (@MaRSDD) in Toronto is one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs. MaRS supports promising young ventures that are tackling key challenges in the health, cleantech, finance & commerce, as well as work & learning sectors. In addition to helping startups launch, grow and scale, the MaRS community is dedicated to cross-disciplinary collaboration, commercialization of discoveries and driving ideas to impact.

Our Program

 TimeSessionSpeaker(s)
Opening8:00 - 8:30Breakfast + Networking
8:30 - 8:35
Opening Remarks Vivek Goel
8:35 - 8:45Opening from the Host Mario Grech
8:45 - 8:55LIVESTREAM: SingularityU Canada Launch Oren Berkovich
8:55 - 9:00LIVESTREAM: Welcome / Overview (Host) Salim Ismail
9:00 - 10:15LIVESTREAM: Intro to Exponentials & Road to Abundance Peter Diamandis
10:15 - 10:30 LIVESTREAM: Societal Implications of Abundance / Closing Notes Salim Ismail
Citizenship10:30 - 10:40Break
10:40 - 11:00Blockchain Ted Talk Andreas Park
11:00 - 11:05LIVESTREAM: Intro to CitizenshipRobert Steiner
11:05 - 11:30LIVESTREAM: Decentralized Power Andreas M. Antonopoulous
11:30 - 11:55LIVESTREAM: Robotic Rights Suzanne Gilbert
11:55 - 13:00Blockchain Panel DiscussionModerator: Andreas Park
Panelists:
Jeff Hindle
Dr. Rhea Mehta
Alan Wunsche
Duncan Brown
Health13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 -14:05LIVESTREAM: Intro to the Health Theme Molly Shoichet
14:05 - 14:30LIVESTREAM: The Future of Medicine Zayna Khayat
14:30 - 15:30Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Panel Moderator: Dr. Frank Rudzicz
Panelists:
Sally Bean
Anna Goldenberg
Derek Luke
15:30 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 16:30LIVESTREAM: Programming LifeRaymond McCauley
16:30 - 16:55LIVESTREAM: Improving Our Human SelvesDivya Chander
Closing16:55 - 17:05LIVESTREAM: Exponential Leadership – 2nd Track Overview Lisa Solomon
17:05 - 17:35LIVESTREAM: Exponential Canada Salim Ismail
17:35 - 17:55LIVESTREAM: Literary View of the FutureRobert Sawyer
17:55 - 18:00Closing Remarks Mario Grech

Speakers

Vivek Goel

Vivek Goel

Vivek Goel is the Vice President of Research and Innovation at the University of Toronto.

Vivek Goel

Vivek Goel is the Vice President of Research and Innovation at the University of Toronto.

Mario Grech

Mario Grech

Mario Grech is an active high-technology business executive, entrepreneur, and investor.

Mario Grech

Mario Grech is an active high-technology business executive, entrepreneur, and investor.

Citizenship

Andreas Park

Andreas Park

Andreas Park is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Toronto in the Department of Management at University of Toronto at Mississauga, with a cross appointment to the Finance area at Rotman.

Andreas Park

Andreas Park is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Toronto in the Department of Management at University of Toronto at Mississauga, with a cross appointment to the Finance area at Rotman.

Dr. Jeff Hindle

Dr. Jeff Hindle

Dr. Jeff Hindle is the managing director of Finance and Commerce at MaRS Venture Services.

Dr. Jeff Hindle

Dr. Jeff Hindle is the managing director of Finance and Commerce at MaRS Venture Services.

Dr. Rhea Mehta

Dr. Rhea Mehta

Rhea Mehta, PhD is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bowhead Health.

Dr. Rhea Mehta

Rhea Mehta, PhD is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bowhead Health.

Alan Wunsche

Alan Wunsche

Alan Wunsche is the CEO & Chief Token Officer at TokenFunder.io and Chair, Co-Founder of Blockchain Canada. He is also the CEO of Leading Knowledge Ltd.

Alan Wunsche

Alan Wunsche is the CEO & Chief Token Officer at TokenFunder.io and Chair, Co-Founder of Blockchain Canada. He is also the CEO of Leading Knowledge Ltd.

Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown is the CEO and Co-Founder of Distributed ID.

Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown is the CEO and Co-Founder of Distributed ID.

Health

Dr. Frank Rudzicz

Dr. Frank Rudzicz

Dr. Frank Rudzicz is a Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and an Assistant Professor (status only) in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Frank Rudzicz

Dr. Frank Rudzicz is a Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and an Assistant Professor (status only) in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto.

Sally Bean

Sally Bean

Sally Bean is an Ethicist and Policy Advisor in Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre's Ethics Centre.

Sally Bean

Sally Bean is an Ethicist and Policy Advisor in Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre's Ethics Centre.

Anna Goldenberg

Anna Goldenberg

Anna Goldenberg is a Scientist in the Genetics and Genome Biology Program at SickKids Research Institute and Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science (status only) at University of Toronto in the Computational Biology Group.

Anna Goldenberg

Anna Goldenberg is a Scientist in the Genetics and Genome Biology Program at SickKids Research Institute and Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science (status only) at University of Toronto in the Computational Biology Group.

Derek Luke

Derek Luke

Derek Luke is the Chief Executive Officer of InteraXon, a company helping people meditate with Muse.

Derek Luke

Derek Luke is the Chief Executive Officer of InteraXon, a company helping people meditate with Muse.

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