SPEAKERS

HIGHLIGHTED SPEAKERS

EVA LAU

MANAGING PARTNER,
TWO SMALL FISH
VENTURES
@MrsEvaLau

W. BRETT WILSON

DRAGON EMERITUS
CEO,
STARTUP CANADA
@VLennox

VICTORIA LENNOX

TAREQ HADHAD

CO-FOUNDER & CEO,
PEACE BY CHOCOLATE

SOPHIE BOULANGER

CEO,
BONLOOK

TONYA SURMAN

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUER,
CENTRE FOR
SOCIAL INNOVATION
@tonyasurman 

AISHA ADDO

CEO,
DRIVEHER

MICHAEL SERBINIS

FOUNDER & CEO,
LEAGUE

NICOLE VERKINDT

Founder & CEO,
OMX

FRANK O'DEA

CO-FOUNDER,
SECOND CUP

ALAIN MENARD

CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, GREEN BEAVER CO.

VICKI SAUNDERS

FOUNDER,
SHEEO

TONI DESROSIERS

FOUNDER & CEO,
ABEEGO

CATHERINE CLARK

PRESIDENT,
CATHERINE CLARK
COMMUNICATIONS

DR. SUHAYYA ABU-HAKIMA

FOUNDER & CEO,
AMIKA MOBILE

STEVE KAMINSKI

CO-FOUNDER,
TERRA20

ELI FATHI

CEO,
MINDBRIDGE AI
ALGONQUINS FIRST NATION KNOWLEDGE KEEPER

CLAUDETTE COMMANDA

DR. SEAN WISE

PROFESSOR OF
 ENTREPRENEURSHIP,
RYERSON UNIVERSITY
@SeanWise

BILL STEWART

PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER,
TERRA 20

GOVERNMENT LEADERS

HON. MARY NG

MINISTER OF SMALL BUSINESS AND EXPORT PROMOTION

ROB OLIPHANT

CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE ON CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

AARON SNOW

CEO, CANADIAN
DIGITAL SERVICE

HON. SCOTT BRISON

MINISTER OF DIGITAL GOVERNMENT

KAREN VECCHIO

CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE OF STATUS OF WOMEN

KYLE LARSEN

SENIOR ADVISOR, PIPEDA COMPLIANCE BRANCH, PRIVACY COMMISSIONER OF CANADA

MINISTER CARLA QUALTROUGH

MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICES AND PROCUREMENT AND ACCESSIBILITY
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

COLIN DEACAN

SENATOR

DARLENE CARREAU

INTERIM ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND DIRECTOR GENERAL, PATENT BRANCH, CIPO

ROBERT SMITH

Executive Director, Innovative Solutions Canada

DEAN ALLISON

SHADOW MINISTER FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE

MEDIA LEADERS

CATHERINE CANO

PRESIDENT & GM,
CPAC

EDWIN FRONDOZO

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP PODCAST - HOST

KYLIE WOODS

#STARTUPCHATS
HOST

RICK SPENCE

FINANCIAL POST
COLUMINST

SUNSHINE TENASCO

FOUNDER & CEO,
POW WOW PITCH

RIVERS CORBETT

HOST,
STARTUP CANADA PODCAST

INDUSTRY LEADERS

JEFF CATES

PRESIDENT,
INTUIT CANADA

PAUL GASPAR

DIRECTOR OF SMALL BUSINESS,
UPS

JUSTINE HENDRICKS

VICE-PRESIDENT, WORKING CAPITAL SOLUTIONS

ADRIAN LANG

HEAD, OPERATIONS AND SMALL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, BMO

TONY O'BRIEN

VP,
TRUSHIELD INSURANCE

MICHAEL DENHAM

PRESIDENT & CEO,
BDC

NEIL PARMENTER

PRESIDENT & CEO,
CANADIAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION

MEGAN CORNELL

FOUNDER
MOMENTUM BUSINESS LAW

SHERI GRIFFITHS

REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT, BUSINESS BANKING, BMO

JULIE BARKER-MERZ

VICE-PRESIDENT, SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO, BMO

MELANIE CARTER

KNOWLEDGE PARTNERSHIPS LEAD, EDC

SUKHMANI DEV

MARKET PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, DIGITAL SOLUTIONS
MASTERCARD CANADA

BLINDA CAMPBELL

Relationship Manager Business Banking, BMO 

JENNIFER M. SLOAN 

VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLIC POLICY
MASTERCARD CANADA

STUART BERGMAN

DIRECTOR, CSR STRATEGY
EDC

CAROLYN LOH

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DATA ANALYTICS AND INSIGHTS, ROGERS

NATALIE BOWNER

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURSES

ALLISON GIFFORD

DIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, UPS CANADA

ECOSYSTEM

JOHN BUCK

CEO,
CEDEC

MIKE LEE

PRESIDENT,
FUNDICA

DARRELL SCHUURMAN

CEO,
CANADA'S LGBT+ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

MYRIAM LAZARTE

CEO,
LATAMSTARTUPS

JP GLADU

PRESIDENT & CEO,
CCAB
@jp_gladu 

AMBASSADOR NIMROD BARKAN

EMBASSY OF,
ISREAL IN CANADA

KAREN GREVE YOUNG

CEO,
FUTURPRENEUR

KATIE MILLER

MANAGING DIRECTOR,
IMPACT HUB OTTAWA

SPEAKERS

JANICE MCDONALD

PRESIDENT,
THE BEACON AGENCY

KEITH MCINTOSH

FOUNDER & CEO
PQA TESTING

SERGIO ESCOBAR

MANAGING DIRECTOR IN MONTREAL,
FOUNDER INSTITUTE

HEATHER ABBEY

FOUNDER,
INDIG INC

NICOLE MCLAREN

CEO,
RAVEN READS

RYAN JANZEN

CTO & CO-FOUNDER,
TRANSPOD INC

TARA BARNES

VP MARKETING,
MANITOBAH MUKLUKS

JENNIFER HARPER

CEO,
CHEEKBONE BEAUTY

DAWN JUTLA

CEO,
PEER LEDGER

KOMAL MINHAS

PRODUCER,
DREAM, GIRL

NUNZIO PRESTA

CEO,
BizON

NATASHA DHAYAGUDE

FOUNDER & CEO,
CHINOVA BIOWORKS

RENEE TAVARES

ENTREPRENEUR & ECOSYSTEM BUILDER

SHYRA BARBERSTOCK

CO-FOUNDER, STARTUP
KINGSTON & OKWAHO EQUAL SOURCE

CHRIS CRAWFORD

FOUNDER,
KICKASS MEDIA

CAMILLE MCINNIS

COMMUNITY LEADER,
STARTUP TORONTO

CAMERON RITCHIE

FOUNDER & CEO,
HOMEWURK

ROB VILLENEUVE

CEO,
REBELOOM

THERESA LAURICO

FOUNDER & PARTNER, SOCIALLIGHT CONFERENCE

PATRICK LYVER

COMMUNITY LEADER, STARTUP DURHAM

NILUFER ERDEBIL

FOUNDER,
SPRING 2
INNOVATION

JASON DALEY

PORTFOLIO ENTREPRENEUR & INVESTOR
CONDUIT SOLUTIONS
@BizDaley

DR. ALEXANDRA T.  GREENHILL

FOUNDER & CEO,
CARETEAM TECHNOLOGIES INC

LISA WILLIAMS

CEO OF UNICARE &
STARTUP MIRAMICHI

MELLONEY CAMPBELL

LEADER OF STARTUP PEEL REGION

JEN FITZPATRICK

ENTREPRENEUR & ECOSYSTEM BUILDER

KEITH MCINTOSH

FOUNDER & CEO
PQA TESTING

SOPHIA LEONGS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF TELFER

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