20th Annual Conference Speakers

 
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Vass Bednar

Executive Director, MPP, McMaster University
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Peter Gluckman

President Elect, International Science Council
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Moderator: Sebastian Leck

Managing Editor, Research Money
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Moderator: Mark Lowey
 

Publisher, Managing Editor, EnviroLine

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Rhonda Barnet

President & COO, Avit Manufacturing
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Naomi Alboim


Distinguished Fellow, Queen’s University

Senior Policy Fellow, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration Studies, Ryerson University

Marcie Hawranik
 

Founder & President, Canadian Equity Consulting

Moderator: Paul Dufour
 

Senior Fellow, University of Ottawa

Monique F. Leroux
 

Chair, Industry Strategy Council of Canada
 

Swaroop 'Kittu' Kolluri
 

Founder & Managing Director, Neotribe Ventures

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Steven Tobin
 

Executive Director, Labour Market Information Council

Moderator: Kelly Nolan

 

Strategic Partnerships Manager, Simon Fraser University

Mark Little
 

President and Chief Executive Officer, Suncor Energy Inc
 

Moderator: Lindsay Borthwick
 

Senior Correspondent, Research Money

Moderator: Mark Mann
 

Senior Correspondent, Research Money

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John Baker
 

President & CEO, D2L

Matthias Krämer
 

Head of Foreign Economic Policy, Federation of German Industries

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
 

President ad interim, European Research Council

Lynn Barr-Telford
 

Assistant Chief Statistician, Social, Health and Labour Statistics Field, Statistics Canada

Kerstin Bock
 

Co-Founder & CEO, Openers

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Guy Pearce
 

Chief Digital Officer & Chief Data Officer, Convergence.tech

Dominique Gruhl-Bégin
 

Head of the Start-ups and Next-Generation Innovators Division, Innosuisse

Roseann O’Reilly Runte
 

President and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation

Felicity Burch
 

Director of Innovation and Digital, Confederation of British Industry

Irene Graham
 

CEO, ScaleUp Institute

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Ömer Kaya

 

Vice-President, Research and Business Development, Global Advantage Consulting Group Inc

Jeffrey Crelinsten

 

Publisher & CEO, Research Money Inc

Mitch Davies
 

President, National Research Council of Canada

Saskia Sivananthan
 

Chief Research & Knowledge Translation Officer, Alzheimer Society of Canada

Diana Rivera
 

Senior Economist, Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneur-ship, Ryerson University

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Dhirendra Shukla

 

Professor & Chair, University of New Brunswick

Moderator - Geneviève Tanguay

 

Vice-President, Emerging Technologies, National Research Council Canada

Roberto Alvarez

 

Executive Director, GFCC

Robert Asselin
 

Senior VP, Policy, Business Council of Canada

Moderator: Denise Amyot
 

President and CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada

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AJ Tibando
 

Executive Director, Palette Inc.

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Noel Corriveau

 

Senior Counsel, INQ Law

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Trevin Stratton

 

chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Policy, CanadianChamber of Commerce

20th annual Conference Partners

 

Silver Partners

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Bronze Partners

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Community Partners

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19th Annual Conference Speakers

 
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Karna Gupta
 
Member Board of Directors, FinDev Canada
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Jayson Myers
 
CEO, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada
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Dominique Gruhl-Bégin
 
Head of Start-Ups and Next-Generation Innovators, Member of the Executive Committee, Innosuisse
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Emmanuel Kamarianakis
 
Director General of Investment, Innovation and Education, Global Affairs Canada
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Eric Deschenes

Country Managing Director Head of the Electrification business, Canada, ABB
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Cara Tannenbaum

 

Departmental Science Advisor, Health Canada

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Andrea Johnston

 

ADM, Innovation Canada, ISED

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Carol Anne Hilton
 
Founder & CEO, The Indigenomics Institute
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David Watters
 
Founder & CEO, Global Advantage Consulting Group Inc
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Sue Paish
 
CEO, Canada's Digital Supercluster
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John Ruffolo
 

Founder and Managing Partner, Maverix Private Equity

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Jenn Collins

 

Community Strategist, Centre for Advanced Studies, IBM Canada

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Mona Nemer

 

Chief Science Advisor, Office of the CSA, ISED

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Julien Billot

 

CEO, SCALE AI

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Jasmine Pawa

 

President, Public Health Physicians of Canada

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Andrea Matyas

 

Director, Communications, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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Dave Lisk

 

Vice President IRAP , National Research Council Canada

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Marcellus Mindell

 

Head, Centre for Advanced Studies, IBM Canada

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Moderator: Martha Crago

 

VPRI, Chair of the Governing Council of the SSHRC, McGill University

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Sherry Coutu

 

Serial entrepreneur, investor & founder, Scaleup Institute, Founders4Schools, UK

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Bill Greuel

 

CEO, Protein Industries Canada

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Stéphane Lessard

 

Executive Director, Science, Technology and Innovation at Global Affairs Canada

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Roger Scott-Douglas

 

Acting President, National Research Council of Canada

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Laura J. Kilcrease

 

Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Innovates

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Dana O’Born

 

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Council of Canadian Innovators

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Alejandro Adem

 

President, NSERC

19th annual Conference Partners

 

Workshop Partners

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Silver Partners

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Bronze Partners

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Exihibitor

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Community Partners

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