Speakers 2017

C2 Montréal unites global trailblazers, business innovators, entrepreneurial icons, social game changers and a host of other engaging thought provocateurs at the top of their creative game. In taking the C2 stage, these world-renowned speakers representing a diverse array of industries have a common goal: to inspire creative solutions for commercial problems.

We’re not done yet. Even more exciting speakers are on tap to be announced in coming weeks, so keep your antennae tuned.

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

Paul Allard

Co-Founder and Chief Ecosystem Officer, impak Finance

Navdeep Singh Bains

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development of Canada

Assaf Biderman

Founder and CEO, Superpedestrian & Associate Director, Senseable City Lab at MIT

Linda Boff

Chief Marketing Officer, GE

Jean-François Bouchard

Chief Creative Officer and Creative Guide, Cirque du Soleil

JF Bouchard

Chairman, Sid Lee et C2

Ben Boyd

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

Joel Beckerman

Composer and Founder, Man Made Music

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger

Dror Benshetrit

Designer and Principal, Dror

Ian Bernstein

Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Sphero

Diane Brady

Journalist, Author and Media Executive

Monika Bielskyte

Creative Strategist & Co-Founder, ALLFUTUREEVERYTHING

Leonard Brody

Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

Gregory Charles

Musician, Radio and Television Host

Harout Chitilian

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

Simon De Baene

Co-Founder and CEO, GSOFT

Katie Emery

Director of Global Marketing, The Washington Post

Harley Finkelstein

Chief Operating Officer, Shopify

Cal Fussman

Consultant and Writer-at-Large, Esquire

Erik Grab

VP of Strategic Anticipation, Innovation and Sustainable Development, Michelin

Peter Grimaldi

Creative Strategist, Facebook

Claude Guay

General Manager of Global Business Services, IBM Canada

Laura Henderson

SVP of Marketing, BuzzFeed

Amanda Hill

Chief Marketing Officer, A+E Networks

Anne-Marie Hubert

Managing Partner for Québec, EY

Dean Kamen

President, DEKA & Founder, FIRST

Brad Keywell

Co-Founder and CEO, Uptake

Justin Kingsley

Creative Strategist and Writer

Tim Kring

Screenwriter and Television Producer

Miguel McKelvey
Miguel McKelvey

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, WeWork

Dario Meli

Co-Founder, Hootsuite & CEO, Quietly

Kyle Nel

‎Executive Director, Lowe’s Innovation Labs

Alex Nemeroff

Co-Founder, Dynamo and Host, Dynamic/MTL

Prof. Dava Newman

Chief Science Officer, thinxmachine

Marie-Joëlle Parent

Executive Producer, Journalist and Author

Joanna Peña-Bickley

Global Chief Experience Officer, thinxmachine

Valérie Pisano

Chief Talent Officer, Cirque du Soleil

Howard Pyle

SVP of Customer Experience and Design, MetLife

Karim Rashid

Industrial Designer and Principal, Karim Rashid Studio

Bob Richards

Founder and CEO, Moon Express

Marissa Roberto

Host, Writer and Producer

Fernando Romero

Founder and Director, FR-EE

Georges St-Pierre

Mixed Martial Artist and UFC World Champion

Daisuke Sakai & Takashi Kudo

Co-Founder, teamLab / Director of Communications, teamLab

Michael Slaby

Head of Mission, Timshel

Sean Stanleigh

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

Dr. Michelle Thaller

Deputy Director for Science Communication, NASA

Neilson Vignola

Director of Creation, Cirque du Soleil

Lauren Wesley Wilson

Founder and President, ColorComm

Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate & Founder, Grameen Bank