Brace yourself – a second wave of dynamic new speakers is upon us

Programmation update

A sustainable capitalist, a novel hotelier, a robot humanizer and a chief minority officer are among the leaders and luminaries joining the recently announced Snoop Dogg as part of the second wave of speakers coming to C2 Montréal 2018 (May 23-25).

They take their place on an already diverse roster of talks representing a wide range of intersecting industries and all five new content pillars: Art & Design, Leadership & Talent, Marketing & Media, Science & Technology, and Society & Environment. These pillars represent multidisciplinary topics at the centre of some of the most pertinent global business conversations happening today.

And now we’d like to introduce some of the people leading those conversations, and who will be sharing their insights and expertise at C2 Montréal this year…

Art & design pillar

Shifting perspectives: Art & Design

How to find the new points of view that will expand our universe.

[NEW] The impact photographer – Edward Burtynsky, photographer
[NEW] The interaction architect – Guto Requena Founder and Creative Director, Estudio Guto Requena
[NEW] The animation guru – Dave Zaboski, Creative Consultant, The Alchemy of Creativity
The builder of human experiences – Nik Karalis, CEO and architect, Woods Bagot
The iconic designer – Tim Kobe, Founder and CEO, Eight, Inc.
The lighting artist – Bentley Meeker, artist, lighting designer and CEO, Bentley Meeker Lighting and Staging
The vanishing cultures chronicler – Jimmy Nelson, photographer

Leadership & talent pillar

Cultivating innovation: Leadership & Talent

How to embrace creativity and empower teams to realize bold innovative visions.

[NEW] The novel hotelier – Sébastien Bazin, Chairman & CEO, AccorHotels
[NEW] The high-rolling entrepreneur – Snoop Dogg, International entertainment icon, Co-Founder of MERRY JANE, and Chairman of Leafs By Snoop
The empathetic scientist – Dan Ariely, Co-Founder and Chief Behavioural Scientist, BEworks
The culture hacker – Alexa Clay, Director, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
The eagle-eyed investor – Jim Coulter, Co-CEO and Founding Partner, TPG
The last-mile connector – Tunde Kehinde, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Lidya

Marketing & Media pillar

Moving audiences: Marketing & Media

How to find new ways of reaching and engaging the citizens and consumers of tomorrow.

[NEW] The chronic entrepreneur – Ted Chung, Founder, Stampede Management & Cashmere Agency; Co-Founder and CEO, MERRY JANE; Strategic Advisor for Content Strategy, Canopy Growth
[NEW] The legacy cultivator – David Jones, Publications Manager, John Deere
The marketing rock star – Frank Cooper III, Senior Managing Director and Global CMO, BlackRock
The influence marketer – Ryan Detert, CEO, Influential
The global forecaster – Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor, The Economist
The next-gen narrator – Jessica Lauretti, VP, Global Head of RYOT Studio
The data scientist of the mind – Dr. Carl Marci, Chief Neuroscientist, Nielsen
The media watchdog – Craig Silverman, Media Editor, BuzzFeed News

Science & technology pillar

The next frontiers: Science & Technology

How to take advantage of game-changing new currents and inventions.

[NEW] The robot humanizer – Christine Sunu Creative Director, flashBANG Product Development
The net defender – Katharina Borchert, Chief Innovation Officer, Mozilla
The biotech revolutionary – Erik Gatenholm, Co-Founder and CEO, CELLINK
The applied futurist – Dr. Noah Raford, Chief Operating Officer, Futurist-in-Chief, Dubai Future Foundation
The social humanoid robot – Sophia, advanced humanoid, Hanson Robotics
The quantum technologist – Dr. Robert Sutor, VP, IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem, IBM Research

Society & environment pillar

Living in ecosystems: Society & Environment

How we will work together to address key challenges of 21st century.

[NEW] The chief minority officer – Arwa Mahdawi, writer and brand strategist
[NEW] The energy injector – Christofer Mowry, CEO, General Fusion
[NEW] The sustainable capitalist – Freya Williams, CEO, Futerra North America
The global wealth builder – Bertrand Badré, CEO and Founder, Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital
The ocean heroine – Dr. Sylvia Earle, President and Chairman of Mission Blue/The Sylvia Earle Alliance
The women’s health advocate – Françoise Girard, President,International Women’s Health Coalition
The public finance giant – Michael Sabia, President and CEO, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec


To get up to speed on these and other, previously announced speakers, please go here.

And we’re still just getting warmed up, so check back often for updates and please share the word with fellow bold thinkers and risk-takers.