Speakers 2018

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.

Speaker snoop dogg
Snoop Dogg

International entertainment icon, Co-Founder of MERRY JANE, and Chairman of Leafs By Snoop

Interviewer, Noelle Acheson
Noelle Acheson

Editorial Producer, CoinDesk

Speaker, Foteini Agrafioti
Dr. Foteini Agrafioti

Chief Science Officer, RBC, Head, Borealis AI

Speaker, Dominique Anglade
The Honourable Dominique Anglade

Deputy Premier & Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation, and Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy, Gouvernement du Québec

Speaker dan ariely
Dan Ariely

Co-Founder and Chief Behavioural Scientist, BEworks

Speaker, Katie Bardaro
Katie Bardaro

VP of Data Analytics and Chief Economist, Payscale 

Speaker, Christopher Benek
Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek

Pastor, CEO of The CoCreators Network and Founding Chair of the Christian Transhumanist Association

Speaker, Sakchin Bessette
Sakchin Bessette

Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director, Moment Factory

Speaker, Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama
His Excellency Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama

Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, United Arab Emirates

Speaker Alex Bodman
Alex Bodman

Global Creative Director, Spotify

Speaker, Jean-François Bouchard
Jean-François Bouchard

Founder and Chairman, C2 and Co-Founder and Chairman, Sid Lee

Speaker, Diane Brady
Diane Brady

Journalist, author and media executive

Speaker, Mark Brand
Mark Brand

CEO at MB Inc., Professor of Innovation at USC and Executive Chef at Laudato Si Challenge

Speaker, Emma Carrasco
Emma Carrasco

Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Strategy, National Geographic Society

Speaker, Buffy Childerhose
Buffy Childerhose

Writer, performer and director

Speaker, Louis-Yves Cloutier
Louis-Yves Cloutier

President and Co-Founder, 360.Agency

speaker, Kim Cope
Kim Cope

Product Lead and Blockchain Specialist, AxiomZen

Speaker Frank Cooper III
Frank Cooper III

Senior Managing Director and Global CMO, BlackRock

Speaker jim coulter
Jim Coulter

Co-CEO and Founding Partner, TPG

Speaker, Harley Finkelstein
Harley Finkelstein

Chief Operating Officer, Shopify

Speaker, Jean-Martin Fortier
Jean-Martin Fortier

Farmer, educator and author

speaker Ping Fu
Ping Fu

Executive Chairman, GelSight

Speaker Erik Gatenholm
Erik Gatenholm

Co-Founder and CEO, CELLINK

Speaker, Alan Gertner
Alan Gertner

Co-Founder, Tokyo Smoke & CEO, Hiku Brands

Speaker, Suzanne Gibbs Howard
Suzanne Gibbs Howard

Partner, IDEO; Founder and Dean, IDEO U

Speaker, Adam Greenblatt
Adam Greenblatt

Québec Brand Manager

Speaker, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Gender equality activist

Speaker, Kelsey Halling
Kelsey Halling

Director of Sales, Thread

Speaker, Arlan Hamilton
Arlan Hamilton

Founder and Managing Partner, Backstage Capital

Speaker, Kyle J.J. Kemper
Kyle J.J. Kemper

Technologist, Strategist, Executive Director, Blockchain Association of Canada

Speaker David Jones
David Jones

Publications Manager, John Deere

Speaker Tunde Kehinde
Tunde Kehinde

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Lidya

Speaker, Justin Kingsley
Justin Kingsley

Creative strategist and writer

Speaker Tom Klein
Tom Klein

Chief Marketing Officer, MailChimp

Speaker Tim Kobe
Tim Kobe

Founder and CEO, Eight Inc.

Speaker, Shira Lazar
Shira Lazar

Co-Founder, Host and Executive Producer, What’s Trending

Speaker, Dominique Leclerc
Dominique Leclerc

Playwright, director and actor, Post Humains

Speaker, Eamon Leonard
Eamon Leonard

VP Marketing, Leadweb & VP Marketing, Timechain

Speaker, Bruce Linton
Bruce Linton

Chairman and CEO

Speaker Dr. Carl Marci
Dr. Carl Marci

Chief Neuroscientist, Nielsen

Speaker, Philippe Meunier
Philippe Meunier

Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder, Sid Lee

Speaker, Jessica Neal
Jessica Neal

Chief Talent Officer, Netflix

Speaker, Marie-Joëlle Parent
Marie-Joëlle Parent

Executive Producer, Journalist and Author

Joëlle Pineau
Dr. Joëlle Pineau

Head, Facebook AI Research (FAIR) & Co-Director of the Reasoning and Learning Lab, School of Computer Science, McGill University

Speaker, Jean Raby
Jean Raby

CEO, Natixis Investment Managers

Speaker Dr. Noah Raford
Dr. Noah Raford

Chief Operating Officer, Futurist-in-Chief, Dubai Future Foundation

Speaker guto requena
Guto Requena

Founder and Creative Director, Estudio Guto Requena

Speaker, Andrew Revkin
Andrew Revkin

Strategic Advisor for Environmental and Science Journalism, National Geographic Society

Speaker, Siim Sikkut
Siim Sikkut

Government Chief Information Officer, Estonia

Speaker, Jordan Soles
Jordan Soles

VP Development & Technology, Rodeo FX

Speaker, John Stackhouse
John Stackhouse

Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO, RBC

Speaker, Sean Stanleigh
Sean Stanleigh

‎Managing Editor, Globe Content Studio at The Globe and Mail

Dr. Robert Sutor
Dr. Robert Sutor

VP, IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem, IBM Research

Speaker, Dawn Taketa Riordan
Dawn Taketa Riordan

Product Marketing Director,
IDEO U

Speaker, Ciara Trinidad
Ciara Trinidad

Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Blend

Speaker, Iliana Oris Valiente
Iliana Oris Valiente

Managing Director and Global Blockchain Innovation Lead, Accenture & Founder, ColliderX

Speaker, Austin Wang
Austin Wang

Student and researcher