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Speakers

Alex Ryan

Alex Ryan

VP Systems Innovation & Director, MaRS Solutions Lab

Alex brings together diverse groups to collaborate and innovate to strategically approach the world’s most complex and important challenges.

Alex Ryan

VP Systems Innovation & Director, MaRS Solutions Lab

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

Amanda Lang

Amanda Lang

Business Journalist, Author

Award-winning business journalist Amanda Lang has been covering business in North America for 20 years. Lang was an anchor for Bloomberg Television Canada, on Bloomberg North with Amanda Lang.

Amanda Lang

Business Journalist, Author

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

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

Ann Cavoukian

Ann Cavoukian

Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. She is presently the Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, leading the Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University.

Ann Cavoukian

Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University

Ann Makosinski

Ann Makosinski

Student Inventor, Makotronic Enterprises Inc.

Ann Makosinski is a 19-year-old student inventor and speaker. Her first toy was a box of transistors, and from there her love of inventing grew.

Ann Makosinski

Student Inventor, Makotronic Enterprises Inc.

Aran Hamilton

Aran Hamilton

President, Co-Founder, Vantage

A successful entrepreneur, Aran Hamilton is the President and Co-Founder of Vantage, the market-leading SaaS ecommerce advertising and analytics platform.

Aran Hamilton

President, Co-Founder, Vantage

Cameron Schuler

Cameron Schuler

Executive Director, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, CEO & Co-Founder VibeDx Diagnostic Corp.

Cameron’s multifaceted career has covered finance, business & product development, consumer products, IT and general management from start-ups to mature companies.

Cameron Schuler

Executive Director, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, CEO & Co-Founder VibeDx Diagnostic Corp.

Daniel Berkman

Daniel Berkman

VR Composer, Institute for the Future

Berkman is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, electronic musician, looper, producer, film and dance score composer, and innovator of electro-acoustic music, specializing in the Gravikord and Kora.

Daniel Berkman

VR Composer, Institute for the Future

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

Diane Francis

Diane Francis

Editor-at-Large, National Post

Diane Francis is a well-known journalist, author of 10 books, and Editor-at-Large at National Post.

Diane Francis

Editor-at-Large, National Post

Divya Chander, MD, PhD

Divya Chander, MD, PhD

Faculty Medicine, Singularity University

Dr. Chander is an accomplished physician and neuroscientist who has a passion for space exploration.

Divya Chander, MD, PhD

Faculty Medicine, Singularity University

Greg Wolfond

Greg Wolfond

CEO, SecureKey Technologies

Greg is the founder of SecureKey and brings more than 30 years of experience in fintech, security and mobile solutions to his role as Chief Executive Officer.

Greg Wolfond

CEO, SecureKey Technologies

John Hagel

John Hagel

Co-Chairman, Center for the Edge

Hagel is the Co-Chairman of the Silicon Valley-based Deloitte Center for the Edge, which conducts original research into emerging business opportunities that should be on the CEO agenda.

John Hagel

Co-Chairman, Center for the Edge

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

Larry Keeley

Larry Keeley

Innovation Guru, President, Co-Founder at Doblin Group

Larry is a director of Deloitte Consulting LLP and President and Co-Founder of its innovation practice, Doblin.

Larry Keeley

Innovation Guru, President, Co-Founder at Doblin Group

Lisa Kay Solomon

Lisa Kay Solomon

Chair, Transformational Practices, Singularity University

Lisa Kay Solomon is a well-known thought leader in design innovation with a focus on helping leaders learn how to be more creative, flexible and resilient in the face of constant change.

Lisa Kay Solomon

Chair, Transformational Practices, Singularity University

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

Patrick van der Pijl

Patrick van der Pijl

CEO, Business Models Inc.

Patrick van der Pijl is an entrepreneur, speaker, design thinker and business model strategist. Patrick is producer of the bestselling book Business Model Generation which sold over a million copies in 37 languages.

Patrick van der Pijl

CEO, Business Models Inc.

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

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

Raymond McCauley

Raymond McCauley

Founding Faculty, Digital Biology Chair, Singularity U

Raymond is a systems biologist, bioinformaticist, biophysicist, computer scientist, and storyteller who was on the team that invented next-generation DNA sequencing.

Raymond McCauley

Founding Faculty, Digital Biology Chair, Singularity U

Robert Greenhill

Robert Greenhill

Executive Chairman, Global Canada

With a strong interest in resolving the world's biggest issues, Robert Greenhill has combined a career in international business with a commitment to public policy. Robert Greenhill is Executive Chairman of the Global Canada Initiative.

Robert Greenhill

Executive Chairman, Global Canada

Robert J. Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer

Science Fiction Writer and Futurist

Robert J. Sawyer’s bestselling science-fiction novels are known for their ability to blend fact and theory, merge scientific disciplines, and create bold, often prophetic, scientific extrapolations.

Robert J. Sawyer

Science Fiction Writer and Futurist

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

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

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

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

Toshi Anders Hoo

Toshi Anders Hoo

Director - Emerging Media Lab, Institute for the Future

Toshi creates cutting edge experiential media projects with interactive and immersive technologies and provides media technology research, prototyping and consulting services.

Toshi Anders Hoo

Director - Emerging Media Lab, Institute for the Future

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