Speakers 2017

Kirpatrick Day

Executive Director, The Ascend Initiative

Miguel McKelvey
Miguel McKelvey

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, WeWork

Fernando Romero

Founder and Director, FR-EE

Harley Finkelstein

Chief Operating Officer, Shopify

Joanna Peña-Bickley

Global Chief Experience Officer, thinxmachine

Erik Grab

VP of Strategic Anticipation, Innovation and Sustainable Development, Michelin

Paul Allard

Co-Founder and Chief Ecosystem Officer, impak Finance

Anne-Marie Hubert

Managing Partner for Québec, EY

Claude Guay

General Manager of Global Business Services, IBM Canada

Amy Liu

VP and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution

Diane Brady

Journalist, Author and Media Executive

Marie-Joëlle Parent

Executive Producer, Journalist and Author

Justin Kingsley

Creative Strategist and Writer

Christine Jakovcic

Chief Marketing and Consumer Excellence Officer, Molson Coors Canada

Tom Herbst

Head of Global Marketing, The North Face

The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development of Canada

Cal Fussman

Consultant and Writer-at-Large, Esquire

Magaly Charbonneau

Business Development Specialist, Intel Security

Eric Boyko

Co-Founder, President and CEO, Stingray

Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate & Founder, Grameen Bank

Kirpatrick Day

Executive Director, The Ascend Initiative

Howard Pyle

SVP of Customer Experience and Design, MetLife

Harout Chitilian

City Councillor and Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee, Montréal

Marissa Roberto

Host, Writer and Producer

Alex Nemeroff

Co-Founder, Dynamo and Host, Dynamic/MTL

Gregory Charles

Musician, Radio and Television Host

Steve Wozniak

Co-Founder, Apple Computer & Chief Scientist, Primary Data

Jade Raymond

VP and Group General Manager, Motive Studios, Visceral Games and Star Wars at Electronic Arts

Linda Boff

Chief Marketing Officer, GE

Ben Boyd

President of Practices and Sectors & CEO for Canada and Latin America, Edelman

Jean-François Bouchard

Chief Creative Officer and Creative Guide, Cirque du Soleil

Dror Benshetrit

Designer and Principal, Dror

Ian Bernstein

Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Sphero

Monika Bielskyte

Creative Strategist & Co-Founder, ALLFUTUREEVERYTHING

Leonard Brody

Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

Simon De Baene

Co-Founder and CEO, GSOFT

Katie Emery

Director of Global Marketing, The Washington Post

Tim Kring

Screenwriter and Television Producer

Karim Rashid

Industrial Designer and Principal, Karim Rashid Studio

Brad Keywell

Co-Founder and CEO, Uptake

Peter Grimaldi

Creative Strategist, Facebook

Amanda Hill

Chief Marketing Officer, A+E Networks

Dean Kamen

President, DEKA & Founder, FIRST

Dr. Michelle Thaller

Deputy Director for Science Communication, NASA

Daisuke Sakai & Takashi Kudo

Co-Founder, teamLab / Director of Communications, teamLab

Georges St-Pierre

Mixed Martial Artist and UFC World Champion

Sean Stanleigh

‎Managing Editor, Globe Edge Content Studio at The Globe and Mail