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Exponential Leadership

David Roberts

Speaker: David Roberts

A must-see experience, our special guest David Roberts will take you on an inspiring journey of self-reflection, describing the essential role you must play to shape our collective future.

Key Takeaways:
– To navigate the changes of exponential technologies we have to rethink most of society’s basic assumptions
– There are no innocent bystanders, we collectively need to get involved and make a difference
– Our brain evolved to ensure our survival but courage of engaging will drive us forward
– Humanity is by nature exponential but it is as a group that we have to shape our collective future

Mobility Reimagined

Speaker: Raquel Urtasun

Raquel Urtasun

Raquel Urtasun

Urtasun holds a Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning and Computer Vision in the Department of Computer Science and uses deep learning to make machines perceive the world more accurately and efficiently.

Raquel Urtasun

Mobility Reimagined

New perspectives on the single most impactful innovation that will fundamentally change our cities and the way we live and work.

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Machine Intelligence, From Research to Impact

Speakers: Cameron Schuler, Ed Clark, Amanda Lang (Moderator)

Machine Intelligence, From Research to Impact

A conversation about research, work, and opportunity in a world that is becoming increasingly automated and intelligent.

Key Takeaways:

  • A discussion and debate highlighting AI/machine learning, from the perspective of some of the policy and social decisions that we have to make as we move forward.
  • Examining these options, that will include regulations, ethics, and international agreements.
  • We may explore some of the fears around AI (i.e. the robots will kill us) but the conversation is likely to skew toward the optimistic and aim to be helpful food for thought.

Speakers

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

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.

Ed Clark

Ed Clark

Advisor, Former President and CEO, TD Bank

Ed Clark is the former president and CEO of TD Bank Group who has been honored for his vision, integrity, and leadership.

Ed Clark

Advisor, Former President and CEO, TD Bank

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The BIG Shift

Speaker: John Hagel

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

The BIG Shift

The forces that are creating mounting performance pressure on the global business landscape and what organizations need to do to effectively respond to them.

Key Takeaways:

  • Exponential technology is creating mounting performance pressure as well as expanding opportunity.
  • To harness the opportunity, we will have to shift from businesses driven by scalable efficiency to businesses driven by scalable learning.
  • AI/robots will take over virtually all of the work we do in scalable efficiency businesses but will hopefully be a catalyst to help us re-think work in ways that tap into our unique capabilities as humans.
  • There’s significant opportunity, but there are significant challenges for large, existing institutions – especially the powerful immune system and antibodies that exist within all of these institutions and that will mobilize to resist any efforts to transform.

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Leading as Impact-Driver: Designing Solutions for Greater Good

Alex Ryan

Speaker: Alex Ryan

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

Leading as Impact-Driver: Designing Solutions for Greater Good

A social lab revolution is happening globally, and with over 30 active labs, Canada is a leader in this space. Social innovation labs create inclusive containers for society to re-imagine itself, and generate the breakthrough innovations that bring new imaginaries to life. In this session you will hear stories from one of Canada’s leading social innovation labs, the MaRS Solutions Lab. You will also hear from an expert panel about the social lab experience: a global perspective by Jesper Christiansen from Nesta; a client perspective by Tracey Cook from the City of Toronto; and an innovator’s perspective by Adam Blinick from Uber.

Questions we’ll explore:

  • What is the ecosystem of social labs across Canada?
  • How does a society re-imagine itself and generate breakthrough innovations that support all of society?
  • How can you create conditions that support generative and high impact outcomes for all levels of society?
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of leaders across sectors?

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Exonomics

Speaker: Amin Toufani

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

Exonomics

The macro-economic trends of exponential technologies and their impact on financial markets, policy, and risk management.

Key Takeaways:

  • 20th century economic models were geared toward a zero-sum game – exponential economics is not and is creating more redistributed value.
  • Blockchain mechanism enables both trust and settlement of payments.
  • Exponential technologies give companies and people the ability to engage in nano-economic relationships.
  • Humanity needs to strengthen its adaptability skill set. The good news is that it’s coachable!
  • Corporations need a Chief Adaptability Officer to help the ride the exponential transformation.

 

Intro to the Prosperity Theme

Robert Greenhill

Speaker: Robert Greenhill

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

Intro to the Prosperity Theme

A brief introduction the Global Grand Challenge of Prosperity and what this segment will cover.

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Leading as Innovator: Applying Successful Practices of Innovation

Larry Keeley

Speaker: Larry Keeley

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

Leading as Innovator: Applying Successful Practices of Innovation

Learn best practices around the discipline of innovation with Larry Keeley, Founder of Doblin Innovation and author of Ten Types of Innovation.

Questions we’ll explore:

  • What are the practices of successful innovators and innovative companies?
  • Why do most innovation efforts fail?
  • What are the different types of innovation companies can choose to innovate around?
  • What are some useful strategies innovators can start immediately?

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[Debate] What the Future of Energy Means for Canada

Speakers: Ramez Naam, Tom Rand, Josipa Petrunic, Sean Collins, Diane Francis (Moderator)

[Debate] What the Future of Energy Means for Canada

A strategic conversation and debate on how everything we know about energy is changing the future of Canada and impacting all of us.

Key Takeaways:

  • Canada is one of the world’s five biggest exporters of energy: oil, natural gas, electricity, uranium, coal.
  • Canadian living standards are largely underpinned by this industry, with energy accounting for roughly 40% of total exports annually.
  • It is critical for Canadians to understand the trajectory of disruption in all these commodities and figure out how to replace the economic activity and jobs they generate.

Speakers

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

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

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

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

Sean Collins

Sean Collins

President, Terrapin Geothermics

Collins focuses on transforming the global energy system through his work with geothermal energy. He also co-founded Student Energy, a charitable organization with presence in more than 80 countries.

Sean Collins

President, Terrapin Geothermics

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Investing in Our Cleantech Future

Speaker: Tom Rand

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

Investing in Our Cleantech Future

Why investing in cleantech is ultimately our path to success and a low-carbon economy.

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