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08:00

60 min

(RE)thinking business: Going beyond diversity, inclusion and inequalities
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Welcome to the C2 Montréal 2021 kick-off! On the menu: artistic performances, opening remarks and a panel discussion on one of today’s most important business issues. - Blessing Ceremony by Sedalia Kawennotas Fazio - Artistic performance by Kathia Rock and Tuedon Ariri - Opening words by Jacques-André Dupont and Claudine Blondin Bronfman - Panel with Martine St-Victor, Richard Myer, moderated by Nadia Robertson
Speakers
Jacques-André Dupont
Richard Myers
Nadia Robertson
Martine St-Victor
09:00

75 min

How to craft compelling content that delivers
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You have amazing content, but that doesn't matter if no one sees it. For your marketing efforts to really shine, take a page or two from the world of journalism, where compelling headlines, imagery that resonates and rock solid content make or break a story. Discover tricks of the trade, strategies for memorable storytelling, and creative possibilities that will take your content to the next level, leaving your audience coming back for more. Presented by The Globe and Mail & Globe Media Group
Speakers
Wissam Assouad
Ezra Bridgman
Laura Choisy
Lara Hernandez Rodriguez
Myriam Presti
Reem Ramadan
Sean Stanleigh
09:00

30 min

Shopify’s Harley Finkelstein on staying entrepreneurial in a pandemic
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Serial entrepreneur, VC advisor and Shopify President Harley Finkelstein knows a thing or two about betting on the future. Learn about what the most successful entrepreneurs have been doing 18 months into the global pandemic as one of the “Dragons” on CBC’s Next Gen Den shows us where smart investors and entrepreneurs are going. - Fireside chat moderated by [Host TBC].
Speakers
Harley Finkelstein
10:00

30 min

Nation to nation: Chief Ghislain Picard on an inclusive economy
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Ghislain Picard is the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) where he’s been an activist and spokesperson for 40-plus Indigenous communities from 10 regional nations since 1992. Picard’s tireless efforts have seen Indigenous rights recognized in a spirit of harmony, tolerance and respect, and his perspective is invaluable for business leaders working towards building an inclusive culture that integrates Indigenous employees. In this conversation, Picard will discuss Canada’s industrial strategy, the integration of Indigenous people in business and what a decolonized working nation would look like. - Fireside chat moderated by Mélanie Paul. Presented by FNQLEDC (session in French).
Speakers
Mélanie Paul
Ghislain Picard
10:00

60 min

Nation to nation: Chief Ghislain Picard on an inclusive economy + Fighting inequality with money: Investing in Black-owned business
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Ghislain Picard's perspective is invaluable for business leaders working towards building an inclusive culture that integrates Indigenous employees. In this conversation, he will discuss Canada’s industrial strategy, the integration of Indigenous people in business and what a decolonized working nation would look like. - Fireside chat moderated by Mélanie Paul. Presented by CDEPNQL (session in French) ------- Hannah Bronfman has some good advice for life and business. Fresh from publishing her first book, Do What Feels Good, and running its associated website HBFIT.com, hear her take on smart investing, supporting Black-owned businesses and why it always pays to put your money where your mouth is. - Fireside chat moderated by Martine St-Victor.
Speakers
Hannah Bronfman
Mélanie Paul
Ghislain Picard
Martine St-Victor
10:30

30 min

Fighting inequality with money: Investing in Black-owned business
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An author, activist, investor, on-camera personality and wellness expert, Hannah Bronfman has some good advice for life and business. Fresh from publishing her first book, Do What Feels Good, and running its associated website HBFIT.com, hear her take on smart investing, supporting Black-owned businesses and why it always pays to put your money where your mouth is. Fireside chat moderated by Martine St-Victor.
Speakers
Martine St-Victor
11:00

30 min

Why tech giants are obsessed with the “metaverse”
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Meet the VC analyst who has been called “one of the most authoritative voices on big media business.” Matthew Ball is the CEO of EpyllionCo, a Venture Partner at Makers Fund, but is probably most famous for his prolific essays, which are read by executives at Disney and Mark Zuckerberg. In this conversation, he’ll explain why the metaverse matters, how much of it is here, what it needs to thrive and why it’s poised to revolutionize nearly every industry. - Fireside chat moderated by Sean Stanleigh.
Speakers
Matthew Ball
Sean Stanleigh
12:00

60 min

What can leaders learn from ambiverts to get the most out of their teams
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Join world-renowned business professor Dr. Karl Moore (McGill University) for a masterclass that explores how adapting your leadership skills to the traits and behaviours across the introvert/extrovert spectrum can help you get more from your teams. Drawing on Moore’s research about elite CEOs, see how you can make the most of your own personality while leveraging the diversity of others on your team in order to adapt your approach for the diverse workplaces of today. - Masterclass moderated by Magali Legault.
Speakers
Magali Legault
Dr. Karl Moore
13:00

75 min

How international recognition can help develop a local talent ecosystem
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MUTEK is reshaping Montréal’s cultural landscape by exploring innovative artistic practices and fostering conversations on ethical, technological, and commercial issues in the digital art world. Its Forum and Festival are making the city a key player on the international and local stage in terms of creative expertise. In this workshop, you will explore an export model based on mobilizing local stakeholders and governments for worldwide exposure. Presented by Gouvernement du Québec
Speakers
Wissam Assouad
Laura Choisy
Hugo Geairon
Lara Hernandez Rodriguez
Charlie Leydier-Fauvel
Myriam Presti
13:00

30 min

The five creative behaviours driven by cultural shifts
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Extraordinary factors — from activism to a global pandemic — have changed culture in profound ways over the past 18 months, and these changes in turn shaped the creative climate. People pushed brands to become more culturally aware, more personal and more participatory. In response, marketers took bold creative leaps. In this conversation, we’ll explore the innovation required in this new era of advertising, including creative behaviours and five key trends that will continue to shape brands in the year ahead. - Fireside chat with Katherine Homuth, moderated by Garrick Tiplady. Presented by Facebook.
Speakers
Katherine Homuth
Garrick Tiplady
14:00

60 min

Fireside chat with Mindy Kaling
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An Emmy-nominated writer, producer, New York Times best-selling author, director and actor, Mindy Kaling is one of the brightest voices of her generation. In 2012, Kaling was named to the Time 100 Most Influential People list. She was honoured with the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Award and most recently was a 2019 ELLE Women in Hollywood honoree. - Fireside chat moderated by Anne-Marie Withenshaw. Presented by RBC.
Speakers
Mindy Kaling
Anne-Marie Withenshaw
15:00

30 min

Designing feeling with the founder of Google’s Empathy Lab
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Danielle Krettek Cobb is on a mission to expand IT into “a more spacious understanding of the person we’re designing for.” An evolution of design thinking that meets our current AI paradigm, she calls her practice Design Feeling, explaining that it combines “deeply obsessed inquiry and scientific rigour” with Google research and neurobiology, human stories and psychology. This fireside chat will push limits at the intersection of narrative, technology and feeling. - Fireside chat moderated by Arielle Pardes.
Speakers
Danielle Krettek Cobb
Arielle Pardes
15:30

30 min

The present and future of non-fungible tokens (NFTs)
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Blockchain meets the worlds of art and sports in this conversation about non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and digital assets. Hear from Dapper Labs, the company behind NBA Top Shot, CryptoKitties and the Flow blockchain, as we break down the hype behind this emerging tech and unpack how this speculative asset is decentralizing and transforming the world. - Fireside chat with Sam Gharegozlou, moderated by Alexis Froissart.
Speakers
Alexis Froissart
Sam Gharegozlou
16:00

30 min

The secret of viral success: Learnings from TikTok Canada
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TikTok has taken the entertainment industry by storm and Daniel Habashi, General Manager for TikTok Canada, Middle East, Africa and South Asia has the playbook on how to engage and build a community. Learn about creative strategy, TikTok's power of discovery and how to build a fan base through authentic storytelling in this animated fireside chat with Dexter Peart, Co-Founder of the acclaimed ethical design marketplace, GOODEE. Habashi, one of the country's best execs named by The Globe and Mail's Report on Business, and Peart will also discuss what they’ve learned about leadership and culture. - Fireside chat moderated by Dexter Peart. Presented by TikTok Canada.
Speakers
Daniel Habashi
Dexter Peart
16:00

60 min

The secret of viral success: Learnings from TikTok Canada + Clean, vegan, sustainable: A chat with Cheekbone Beauty CEO Jennifer Harper
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TikTok has taken the entertainment industry by storm and Daniel Habashi, General Manager for TikTok Canada, Middle East, Africa and South Asia has the playbook on how to engage and build a community. - Fireside chat moderated by Dexter Peart. Presented by TikTok Canada ------- Cheekbone Beauty came to CEO Jennifer Harper in a dream in 2015. The Anishinaabe founder has since created a colour cosmetics line without environmental compromise and her mission is to support, represent and create space for Indigenous people in the beauty industry. Hear about her experience as an intergenerational residential school survivor, what it takes to create a truly sustainable and progressive brand, and what's next for beauty and society. - Fireside chat moderated by Tranna Wintour.
Speakers
Daniel Habashi
Jennifer Harper
Dexter Peart
Tranna Wintour
16:30

30 min

Clean, vegan, sustainable: A chat with Cheekbone Beauty CEO Jennifer Harper
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Cheekbone Beauty came to CEO Jennifer Harper in a dream in 2015. The Anishinaabe founder has since created a colour cosmetics line without environmental compromise and her mission is to support, represent and create space for Indigenous people in the beauty industry. Hear about her experience as an intergenerational residential school survivor, what it takes to create a truly sustainable and progressive brand, and what's next for beauty and society. Fireside chat moderated by Tranna Wintour.
Speakers
Jennifer Harper
Tranna Wintour
08:00

60 min

The great reevaluation: Is flexibility the antidote to mass resignation? + AI and sports: What can business leaders learn from sports team practices?
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Employee turnover, retention and attrition are top-of-mind for creative business leaders working towards a year of recovery. How can companies remain competitive and responsive to this new reality? - Panel with Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett, Christian Bourque, and Rita Trichur, moderated by Kirstin Hammerberg Presented by The Globe and Mail ------- What can 1,000 hours in an AI-powered sailboat teach us about performance gains? Hear about the potential for tech to reach well beyond the world of sports, and Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of QuantumBlack Jacomo Corbo explains how it could also help your organization fly. - Fireside chat moderated by Alex Nemeroff. Presented by QuantumBlack, a McKinsey company.
Speakers
Christian Bourque
Jacomo Corbo
Dr. Laura Hambley
Kirstin Hammerberg
Alex Nemeroff
Rita Trichur
08:00

30 min

The great reevaluation: Is flexibility the antidote to mass resignation?
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Employee turnover, retention and attrition are top-of-mind for creative business leaders working towards a year of recovery. What can be done about the employee exodus? Is the labour shortage here to stay? How can companies remain competitive and responsive to this new reality? Three experts weigh in on managing the YOLO economy and more. - Panel with Dr. Laura Hambley, Christian Bourque, and Rita Trichur, moderated by Kirstin Hammerberg. Presented by The Globe and Mail and Globe Media Group.
Speakers
Christian Bourque
Dr. Laura Hambley
Kirstin Hammerberg
Rita Trichur
08:30

30 min

AI and sports: What can business leaders learn from sports team practices?
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What can 1,000 hours in an AI-powered sailboat teach us about performance gains? Hear how the Emirates Team New Zealand sailing crew dominated the American Cup in 2021 with the help of a bot. This competitive case study in AI demonstrates the potential for tech to reach well beyond the world of sports, and Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of QuantumBlack Jacomo Corbo explains how it could also help your organization fly. - Fireside chat moderated by Alex Nemeroff. Presented by QuantumBlack, a McKinsey company.
Speakers
Jacomo Corbo
Alex Nemeroff
09:00

75 min

How to TikTok
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Join us as we explore how brands and creatives are an important part of the TikTok experience. Discover creative examples of how brands can come to life on TikTok, grow and connect with audiences. We'll also share creative tips to drive performance on paid and organic content. Presented by TikTok Canada
Speakers
Connie Chan
09:00

30 min

Creating a blueprint for a circular fashion industry
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Designing for a circular and regenerative economy is one of the biggest creative challenges of our time. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Design Programme Lead, Joe Iles, will share his vision for a fashion renaissance: redesigning the industry by making it circular. Joined by Alice Hartley from Gap, they will discuss how to tackle waste and transform the current model, while laying out a blueprint for how clothes could be conceived, used and upcycled. Panel discussion with Joe Iles and Alice Hartley, moderated by Philippe Meunier. Presented by Sid Lee.
Speakers
Alice Hartley
Joe Iles
Philippe Meunier
10:00

30 min

The business of space with Farah Alibay
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Farah Alibay is a Systems Engineer working on groundbreaking space exploration missions. The Montreal-born engineer’s career launched to stratastopic heights after working on the successful 2021 Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter missions to Mars, inspiring countless stargazers with her creativity, knowledge and teamwork to advance space exploration. In this Fireside Chat, Alibay will talk about her amazing career and what it means to conquer space while saving Earth. - Fireside chat moderated by Lela Savic. Presented by city of Montréal.
Speakers
Dr. Farah Alibay
Lela Savic
10:00

60 min

The business of space with Farah Alibay + The final frontier: A conversation about space, science and human expansion
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Farah Alibay is a Systems Engineer working on groundbreaking space exploration missions, such as the successful 2021 Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter missions to Mars, inspiring countless stargazers with her creativity, knowledge and teamwork to advance space exploration. In this Fireside Chat, Alibay will talk about her amazing career and what it means to conquer space while saving Earth. - Fireside chat moderated by Lela Savic. Presented by city of Montréal ------- Opening up the discussion about our fascination with science and space, Farah Alibay will be joined by experts from various sectors on a panel about understanding our universe, exploring the possible, and challenging the many assumptions we have. -Panel with Farah Alibay and Stewart Bain, moderated by Lela Savic.
Speakers
Dr. Farah Alibay
Stewart Bain
Lela Savic
10:30

30 min

The final frontier: A conversation about space, science and human expansion
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Opening up the discussion about our fascination with science and space, Systems Engineer Farah Alibay will be joined by experts from various sectors on a panel about understanding our universe, exploring the possible, and challenging the many assumptions we have. -Panel with Farah Alibay and Stewart Bain, moderated by Lela Savic.
Speakers
Dr. Farah Alibay
Stewart Bain
11:00

75 min

How to use the notion of community to elevate your target audience
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Fully grasping the concept of “community” can be tricky, yet learning how to harness it to provide a deeper understanding of your target audience is essential. In this session, we will show you how. This collaborative workshop will explore how bringing the mindset of community to your marketing practice can give you a major competitive advantage. You will leave with a better understanding of what community means to brand marketing and how it can deepen the connection to your target audience. Presented by Sid Lee
Speakers
Wissam Assouad
Vienna Blum
Laura Choisy
Lara Hernandez Rodriguez
Joseph Matsushima
Myriam Presti
Reem Ramadan
Britt Stromberg
11:00

30 min

Science and technology can be a driver of social change
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An innovator, change maker, author and STEM champion, 16-year-old Gitanjali Rao is on a mission to use tech to solve global problems like detecting lead in drinking water, diagnosing opioid addiction and using AI to prevent and end cyberbullying (check out her API service, called Kindly). In the conversation, Rao will offer her unique perspective on finding solutions at the intersection of technology and society. - Fireside chat moderated by Sonja Solomun.
Speakers
Gitanjali Rao
Sonja Solomun
12:00

30 min

Accelerating the healthcare transformation through collaboration : a customer-centric approach
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After nearly two years of a global pandemic, it is clear the healthcare industry needs to evolve to better support the systems that are stretched. To achieve that, new technologies and collaboration models are now, more than ever, vital to improving patient care. Join Marie-France Tschudin, President at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, in a conversation that will tackle best practices and new models that can enhance the systems and ultimately improve the lives of patients. - Fireside chat moderated by Annie Demelt. Presented by Novartis.
Speakers
Annie DeMelt
Marie-France Tschudin
12:00

60 min

Accelerating the healthcare transformation through collaboration : a patient-centric approach + How to fix the internet: Media discourse and democracy
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Join leading healthcare players from the fields of pharma, health tech and government for a panel that will tackle best practices and new models that can enhance the systems and ultimately improve the lives of patients. - Conversation with Marie-France Tschudin, moderated by Annie Demelt. Presented by Novartis ------ Yaël Eisenstat is a voice for the reform of tech in the public square, and articulates a vision about how to evolve democratic debate. She’ll discuss the breakdown of reasoned discourse, radicalization, misinformation and the polarizing effects of social media, plus what can be done about it. - Fireside chat moderated by Taylor Owen.
Speakers
Annie DeMelt
Yaël Eisenstat
Taylor Owen
Marie-France Tschudin
12:30

30 min

How to fix the internet: Media discourse and democracy
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Yaël Eisenstat is a former CIA analyst, national security advisor and head of Facebook’s Global Elections Integrity Operations team for political advertising. And she is demanding more transparency and accountability in tech. A policy expert, activist, strategist and speaker whose work is at the intersections of ethics, empathy, technology and democracy, Eisenstat is a voice for the reform of tech in the public square, and articulates a vision about how to evolve democratic debate. In conversation, she’ll discuss the breakdown of reasoned discourse, radicalization, misinformation and the polarizing effects of social media, plus what can be done about it. - Fireside chat moderated by Taylor Owen.
Speakers
Yaël Eisenstat
Taylor Owen
13:00

75 min

How to leverage open innovation to add value to your organization.
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In this workshop, you’ll learn how companies can rethink the way they create value by using the startup ecosystem to stimulate long-term growth. More and more companies are setting up an incubator, accelerator or venture capital arm to rapidly develop and test new products and services. With open innovation, they can now tap into external ideas and innovative solutions and draw on the entrepreneurial community for knowledge sharing and new collaborations. Presented by city of Montréal.
Speakers
Wissam Assouad
Laura Choisy
Lara Hernandez Rodriguez
Charlie Leydier-Fauvel
Jessika-Kina Ouimet
Myriam Presti
13:00

30 min

(Re)imagining content and digital campaigns
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As the digital advertising landscape continues to evolve, marketers are often searching for surprising, exciting and creative ways to reach and reengage consumers. Join Amazon Ads, in conversation with leaders from diverse industries, to discover the magic of Twitch and how unexpected campaign tactics can help you grow your brand. - Panel with Jordan Baker, Ishani Patel, and Stacey Roy, moderated by Tamir Bar-Haim. Presented by Amazon Ads.
Speakers
Jordan Baker
Tamir Bar-Haim
Stacey Roy
14:00

30 min

Influence for impact: Activists and social media
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From Pride to Idle No More to BLM, activist voices confront audiences across media channels to educate, agitate and inspire people to act. Transforming modern politics, society and culture, how has “clicktivism” changed the path to social progress, and where does building community and solidarity go from here? In this panel, our guests will explore how social media helps — and hinders — social movements and marginalized groups, and the possibilities for pushing the message forward in the future. - Artistic performance by Eve Parkey Finley, presented by PHI. - Panel with Kendra Jessie and Jessica Prudencio, moderated by Thomas Leblanc.
Speakers
Kendra Jessie
Thomas Leblanc
Jessica Prudencio
14:00

60 min

Influence for impact: Activists and social media + Digging into DTC: Consumers, data, and insights
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From Pride to Idle No More to BLM, activist voices confront audiences across media channels to educate, agitate and inspire people to act. Transforming modern politics, society and culture, how has “clicktivism” changed the path to social progress, and where does building community and solidarity go from here? - Panel with Kendra Jessie and Jessica Prudencio, moderated by Thomas Leblanc ------ Today’s business models call for a little DTC. Learn tips, tricks, best practices and insights from the pros about marketing directly to consumers. Join us for a conversation about the revolution of e-commerce, and brush up with some of the best in the business. - Panel with Rami Helali, Majed Masad and Anie Rouleau, moderated by Thomas Leblanc.
Speakers
Rami Helali
Kendra Jessie
Thomas Leblanc
Majed Masad
Jessica Prudencio
Anie Rouleau
14:30

30 min

Digging into DTC: Consumers, data, and insights
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Today’s business models call for a little DTC. Learn tips, tricks, best practices and insights from the pros about marketing directly to consumers. Join us for a conversation about the revolution of e-commerce, and brush up with some of the best in the business. Panel with Rami Helali, Majed Masad and Anie Rouleau, moderated by Thomas Leblanc.
Speakers
Rami Helali
Thomas Leblanc
Majed Masad
Anie Rouleau
15:00

75 min

How to capture the magic of in-person experiences virtually
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In the great shift to the digital realm, many in-person behaviours, practices and rituals have fallen by the wayside. Learn how to reimagine, adapt and twist these in-person experiences in an online setting. Led by the inspiring work of IDEO, discover how to channel the essentials of in-person interactions virtually. The tangibles of in person, such as presence and being part of a collective, need not be lost: there are countless opportunities to recapture the spark from in-person gatherings and build transformative memories online. Presented by kyu
Speakers
Wissam Assouad
Ezra Bridgman
Laura Choisy
Jenna Fizel (they/them)
Lara Hernandez Rodriguez
Chris Kucharczyk
Myriam Presti
Reem Ramadan
15:00

30 min

Fireside chat with Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar
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Ed Catmull is the Co-Founder of Pixar Animation Studios, and President of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation. He has been honoured with five Academy Awards, including the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for lifetime achievement in the field of computer graphics, and the ACM A.M. Turing Award for major contributions of lasting importance to computing. -Fireside chat moderated by Julia Cyboran. Presented by C2xo.
Speakers
Ed Catmull
Julia Cyboran
15:30

30 min

Business, brand and community: Inside Reddit’s approach to meaningful strategy
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“Full stack” and passionate about building brand awareness and community, Roxy Young is the Chief Marketing Officer at Reddit, Inc. Join this session to hear her thoughts on lessons that Reddit has learned during the pandemic, the importance of developing a strong sense of community, brand reactions to real-world events, and the strategic use of data to build shared experiences and belonging. Fireside chat moderated by Shira Lazar.
Speakers
Shira Lazar
Roxy Young
16:00

30 min

Rapper’s delight: In conversation with Sarahmée
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Hot off her third album, Senegalese-Canadian rapper Sarahmée opens up about her experiences in the biz. The 2020 Juno Nominee digs into her music first and foremost, refusing to be a token or spokesperson on the politics of race, gender, mental health, celebrity and entertainment. Deeply aware of the inequalities and lack of opportunities in her line of work, Sarahmée’s unique voice and power is wildly refreshing in an industry that has traditionally eschewed amplifying and celebrating the talent and labour of Black women. - Flash talk by Chantal Rouleau, Minister for Transport and Minister Responsible for the Metropolis and the Montréal Region, Gouvernement du Québec. - Fireside chat moderated by Eugénie Lépine-Blondeau.
Speakers
Sarahmée
16:00

60 min

Rapper’s delight: In conversation with Sarahmée + Culture and COVID-19: What’s next for the business of entertainment?
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Hot off her third album, Senegalese-Canadian rapper Sarahmée opens up about her experiences in the biz. As a 2020 Juno Nominee, Sarahmée’s unique voice and power is wildly refreshing in an industry that has traditionally eschewed amplifying and celebrating the talent and labour of Black women. - Fireside chat moderated by Eugénie Lépine-Blondeau ------- A Montréal-focused roundtable with Cirque du Soleil’s Daniel Lamarre and France Margaret Bélanger of Groupe CH. What can business leaders across the spectrum learn from an industry that was wiped out?
- Conversation moderated by Eugénie Lépine-Blondeau.
Speakers
Sarahmée
France Margaret Bélanger
Daniel Lamarre
Eugénie Lépine-Blondeau
16:30

30 min

Culture and COVID-19: What’s next for the business of entertainment?
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The future of sports and entertainment is up for discussion in this Montréal-focused roundtable with Cirque du Soleil’s Daniel Lamarre and France Margaret Bélanger of Groupe CH. How are major entertainment companies investing and preparing for another pandemic year? What major lessons will be applied moving forward? What can business leaders across the spectrum learn from an industry that was wiped out? - Conversation moderated by Eugénie Lépine-Blondeau.
Speakers
France Margaret Bélanger
Daniel Lamarre
Eugénie Lépine-Blondeau
08:00

30 min

Metaverse for humanity
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Collaborating with creatives, artists and governments, the META Foundation works to connect physical and virtual spaces with economic opportunities in communities worldwide. Discover how the nonprofit Meta Foundation and NFT artist Krista Kim are reinventing travel and tourism with their latest metaverse project in Bhutan. Joined by painter and VAST Bhutan Executive Director Chimi Zangmo, the pair will discuss a project that is reinventing travel and tourism with art and action while nurturing a creative technological society. Because why can’t the Metaverse be about well-being and healing? - Panel with Krista Kim and Chimi Zangmo in conversation with Markus Schreyer.
Speakers
08:00

60 min

Metaverse for humanity +Senior executives set the agenda: Forecasting the investment business
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Collaborating with creatives, artists and governments, the META Foundation works to connect physical and virtual spaces with economic opportunities in communities worldwide. Tune in to this discussion about a project that is reinventing travel and tourism with art and action while nurturing a creative technological society. Because why can’t the Metaverse be about well-being and healing? - Panel with Krista Kim and Chimi Zangmo in conversation with Markus Schreyer ------ Well-known Canadian executives, wealth managers and venture capitalists will share their unique experience and predictions. In this fireside chat, they reflect on the present economic market, discuss the way forward in the context of a global pandemic, and predict which emerging-market entrepreneurs and technologists we should be keeping an eye on. Panel with Chris Arsenault and Eleonore Jarry-Ferron, moderated by François Arbour.
Speakers
Chris Arsenault
08:30

30 min

Senior executives set the agenda: Forecasting the investment business
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Well-known Canadian executives, wealth managers and venture capitalists will share their unique experience and predictions. In this fireside chat, they reflect on the present economic market, discuss the way forward in the context of a global pandemic, and predict which emerging-market entrepreneurs and technologists we should be keeping an eye on. From growth to D&I, social movements to environmentalism, this conversation will span the moment and the market. -Panel including Chris Arsenault and Eleonore Jarry-Ferron, moderated by François Arbour.
Speakers
Chris Arsenault
09:00

30 min

Dubai’s District 2020: Designing a global innovation ecosystem for entrepreneurship, collaboration and scale
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District 2020 Director Tala Al Ansari will dig into Expo 2020 Dubai and its development project: a mixed-use, curated and integrated “innovation ecosystem.” Covering smart cities, startup cultures, logistics, mobility, digital healthcare and the tech that supports these industries, Al Ansari will share insights on scaling your business and creating hubs of human ingenuity for future development. - Fireside chat moderated by San Rahi. Presented by District 2020.
Speakers
Tala Al Ansari
San Rahi
10:00

60 min

Fireside chat with Adrian Grenier
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Adrian Grenier is an actor, filmmaker and social advocate best known for playing the iconic Vincent Chase role in the HBO smash hit Entourage. He currently serves as a UN Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador, and he founded The Lonely Whale Foundation to foster collaboration between dedicated organizations, scientists, policymakers, communities and documentarians in the common pursuit of ocean preservation. As founder of Reckless Productions, Adrian has also served as the director, writer and producer of multiple documentaries. - Fireside chat moderated by [HOST TBC].
Speakers
Adrian Grenier
11:00

75 min

How do you design creative and immersive experiences to elevate the customer experience in the digital age?
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Float4 is an award-winning studio, passionate about weaving compelling digital experiences into physical spaces to amplify their identity. Find out how Float4 creates customized installations that leave their audiences with a powerful lasting memory. Learn and prototype the framework Float4 uses to design their immersive digital projects. In this collaborative session, you will explore the concept of creating responsive spaces and play the role of experience designer. Imagine what can emerge when a group of strangers come together on a digital framework and dream together. Presented by Gouvernement du Québec
Speakers
Wissam Assouad
Vienna Blum
Laura Choisy
Lara Hernandez Rodriguez
Myriam Presti
Alexandre Simionescu
11:00

30 min

The power of purpose-driven and inclusive leadership
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Katherine (Katie) Dudtschak is Executive Vice President, Regional Banking with RBC, leading more than 20,000 advisors across the country. She is also a woman with gender transition experience. In this candid talk with [name of host], she’ll share insights from her personal and professional journeys and speak to the power of purpose-driven and inclusive leadership in creating a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable world for all. - Fireside chat moderated by Mihira Lakshman. Presented by RBC.
Speakers
Katherine (Katie) D. Dudtschak
Mihira Lakshman
12:00

60 min

Fireside chat with Lindsey Vonn
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Lindsey Vonn is an Olympic gold- and bronze-medal‐winning alpine ski racer as well as a New York Times best-selling author. She is the most successful female skier of all time and holds four World Cup titles, making her one of only six women to win World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing. Lindsey retired from ski competition in 2018 and is currently busy with numerous business ventures including television work, endorsements and an upcoming memoir. - Fireside chat moderated by Valérie Micaela Bain.
Speakers
Lindsey Vonn
13:00

75 min

How to promote and build nation-to-nation collaboration to develop good business relations
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When it comes to doing business between Indigenous communities and Quebecers, it’s not only a matter of profit but also of building social and human relationships. This workshop will present concrete solutions for transactions between Quebec’s business communities and Indigenous entrepreneurs from different nations. It will also examine Indigenous tourism as a catalyst for cultural and economic reconciliation. Presented by FNQLEDC
Speakers
Wissam Assouad
Laura Choisy
Lara Hernandez Rodriguez
Dave Laveau
Charlie Leydier-Fauvel
François Morin
Myriam Presti
13:00

30 min

Reinventing, rethinking and renewing business at scale. A fireside chat with Manon Brouillette
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One of Canada’s most distinguished executives, Manon Brouillette brings a wealth of distinguished leadership and tech experience to C2 Montréal 2021. Fresh from being named Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO of US telecom giant Verizon Consumer Group, she will share her executive business savvy and vision for tech, telecommunications and senior leadership with participants, offering insights about guiding your company to glory and creating exceptional customer experiences. -Fireside chat moderated by Annie Demelt.
Speakers
Manon Brouillette
Annie DeMelt
14:00

30 min

I say we need a [Re]volution: A conversation with Isabelle Hudon
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"Isabelle Hudon is a pioneer. She is the first woman to hold the position of President and CEO of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and was also Canada’s first woman Ambassador to France and Monaco. A champion for diversity, she is the co-founder of The A Effect program. She strongly believes that we have a historic opportunity to rebuild a more inclusive and more sustainable economy that leaves no one behind. Isabelle envisions a bold future where [Re] does not mean [Re]do, but rather [Re]new and [Re]start. - Fireside chat moderated by Déborah Cherenfant.
Speakers
Déborah Cherenfant
Isabelle Hudon
14:00

60 min

I say we need a [Re]volution: A conversation with Isabelle Hudon +Diversity and inclusion: Beyond metrics and hiring
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Isabelle Hudon is a pioneer and she strongly believes that we have a historic opportunity to rebuild a more inclusive and more sustainable economy that leaves no one behind. - Fireside chat moderated by Déborah Cherenfant ------ A talent wrangler, a diversity and inclusion executive and an organizational psychologist will make sense of the current moment in terms of people, talent and culture. Where should business leaders and HR go from here? How can organizations commit to, and build, race-conscious equity? What will be critical to finding, keeping, promoting and empowering talent in the future? - Panel with Jana Rich and Candice Morgan in conversation with Dr. Laura Hambley.
Speakers
Déborah Cherenfant
Dr. Laura Hambley
Isabelle Hudon
14:30

30 min

Diversity and inclusion: Beyond metrics and hiring
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A talent wrangler, a diversity and inclusion executive and an organizational psychologist will make sense of the current moment in terms of people, talent and culture. Where should business leaders and HR go from here? How can organizations commit to, and build, race-conscious equity? What will be critical to finding, keeping, promoting and empowering talent in the future? This discussion offers a glimpse of what to expect when returning to the office and to a job market forever altered by 2020. -Panel with Jana Rich and Candice Morgan in conversation with Dr. Laura Hambley. Presented by kyu.
Speakers
Dr. Laura Hambley
Candice Morgan
Jana Rich
15:00

30 min

Oral tradition: Indigenous perspectives on storytelling
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Oral tradition is at the heart of knowledge transmission among First Nations. Former Chief Serge Otsi Simon will draw on his own nation’s stories and traditions to inspire you with the essence of Indigenous storytelling and encourage you to better understand the realities of First Nations. - Fireside chat moderated by Sophie Fouron
Speakers
15:30

30 min

Fireside chat with Wade Davis
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Former NFL player Wade Davis is a thought leader, public speaker and writer on gender, race and orientation equality. Wade is currently the Vice President of Inclusion Strategy for Product at Netflix, and he has consulted with Google, P&G, Viacom, Bacardi and others to co-create transformative solutions to build inclusive corporate cultures. Additionally, Wade has coached senior leaders to adapt and flex their leadership styles to develop and meet the needs of their employee population. -Fireside chat moderated by Tranna Wintour.
Speakers
Wade Davis
Tranna Wintour
16:00

60 min

Local talent: An international success
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Quebec talent is our best ambassador; it’s a source of pride for us all around the world. Quebec companies don’t just master new technology. They use it creatively to surprise, delight and move audiences through one-of-a-kind, globally acclaimed interactive and digital experiences. What’s behind this creativity? What factors have led to the international success and recognition of this unique local talent pool? - Fireside chat with Pierre Fitzgibbon and Sakchin Bessette, moderated by Marie Saint Pierre. - Panel discussion with Sakchin Bessette, Sarah Ouellet and Véronique Hébert, moderated by Marie Saint Pierre. Presented by Gouvernement du Québec. - Artistic performance by Preach et Tuedon Ariri
Speakers
Pierre Fitzgibbon
Véronique Hébert
Sarah Ouellet
Marie Saint-Pierre