Speakers 2019

C2 Montréal leaves no stone unturned in the search for those fascinating folks who are breaking down barriers and transforming their fields, in many cases opening up whole new frontiers. Speakers are an engaging mix of global trailblazers, business innovators, entrepreneurial icons, social game changers and world-class experts representing a diverse array of industries. Their talks are an open doorway into a deeper exploration of the topics raised and share one common goal: to inspire creative solutions for commercial problems.

And we’re only getting started. Stay tuned for more speaker announcements in the weeks to come.

Dr. Foteini Agrafioti, Speaker at C2 Montreal 2019
Dr. Foteini Agrafioti

Chief Science Officer, RBC & Head, Borealis AI

Angela Ahrendts, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Angela Ahrendts

Former Senior Vice President, Apple Retail

Conn Bertish, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Conn Bertish

Founder and Creative Director, Cancer Dojo

Carolina Bessega, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Carolina Bessega

Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Stradigi AI

Marc Blanchard
Marc Blanchard

Global Head of Experience Design, Havas Worldwide

Daniela Bohlinger, Speaker at the C2 Montréal 2019 business conference
Daniela Bohlinger

Head of Sustainability Design, BMW Group

Tom Brunet and Yoan Prat, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Tom Brunet and Yoan Prat

Co-Founders and Co-Managing Directors, YARD

Jessica Brillhart, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Jessica Brillhart

Immersive Director and Founder, Vrai Pictures

Bertrand Cesvet, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Bertrand Cesvet

CEO and Senior Partner, Sid Lee

Jason Chen, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Jason Chen

Chairman and CEO, Acer

Sarah Cooper, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Sarah Cooper

Author and comedian

Jacomo Corbo, speaker at C2 Montréal
Jacomo Corbo

Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, QuantumBlack

Hope Cowana, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Hope Cowan

Director of Creative Agency Partnerships, Facebook

David Cox
David Cox

Director, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, IBM Research

Gordon Coxa, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Gordon Cox

Contributing Theater Editor, Variety

Jon C. Flint, Speaker at the C2 Montréal 2019 business conference
Jon C. Flint

Designer, Cached Collective and Hiver #02

Ian Daly, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Ian Daly

Head of Brand Strategy, Live Nation

Isabelle Depatie, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Isabelle Depatie

Director of Applied Research, Element AI

Pedro Domingos, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Pedro Domingos

Professor of Computer Science, University of Washington

Emily Eisen, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Emily Eisen

Creative Strategist

Steve Ellis, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Steve Ellis

Executive Vice President for Ad Strategy and Business Development, Viacom

Ian Ernzer, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Ian Ernzer

Global Brand Director, Butchershop

Ayaan Esmail, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Ayaan Esmail

Co-Founder, Genis & Innovator, The Knowledge Society (TKS)

Pauline Gagnon | Conférencière à C2 Montréal 2019
Dr. Pauline Gagnon

Retired Senior Research Scientist, Indiana University

Piera Luisa Gelardi, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Piera Luisa Gelardi

Executive Creative Director and Co-Founder, Refinery29

Sabrina Geremia, Speaker at the C2 Montréal 2019 business conference
Sabrina Geremia

Country Director, Google Canada

Katherine Graham, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Katherine Graham

Global Communications Manager, Nespresso

Sophie Grégoire, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Gender equality activist

Loren Grush, Interviewer at the C2 Montréal 2019 business conference
Loren Grush

Senior Science Reporter, The Verge

Sarah Jenna, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Sarah Jenna

Co-Founder and CEO, MIMs

Michael Junga, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Michael Jung

Creative Executive, Theatrical Development, Walt Disney Imagineering

Pierre Laraméea, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Pierre Laramée

Business Strategy Consultant, Lafond & Associates

Shira Lazar, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Shira Lazar

On-air personality, storyteller and media entrepreneur

Speaker 2019, Spike Lee
Spike Lee

Film director, producer, actor and author

Génifère Legrand
Génifère Legrand

Chief Creative Officer, C2

Jean-François Lépine, Speaker at C2 Montreal 2019
Jean-François Lépine

Directeur des Représentations du Gouvernement du Québec en Chine

Selena Lu, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Selena Lu

President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montréal and Lawyer at Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon

Shagun Maheshwari, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Shagun Maheshwari

Machine Learning Developer, Innovator at  The Knowledge Society

Jamie Margolin, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Jamie Margolin

Founder and Co-Executive Director, Zero Hour

Samaira Mehta, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Samaira Mehta

Kid entrepreneur, CEO CoderBunnyz

Estelle Métayer, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Estelle Métayer

President and Founder, Competia

Rob McLaughlin, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Rob McLaughlin

Executive Producer, Digital Content and Strategy, National Film Board of Canada

David McMillan, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
David McMillan

Chef and restaurateur, Joe Beef

Debbie Millman, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Debbie Millman

Writer, designer, educator, artist and brand consultant

Amanda Parris, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Amanda Parris

Host and columnist, CBC

Elizabeth Planka, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Elizabeth Plank

Executive Producer, Divided States of Women, Vox Media

Paul Propster, Speaker at the C2 Montréal 2019 business conference
Paul Propster

Senior Strategic Planner and Story Architect, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Jui Ramaprasad, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Jui Ramaprasad

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

Sandrine Rastello

Business Reporter and Bureau Chief, Bloomberg LP

Jacy Reese, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Jacy Reese

Co-Founder and Research Director, Sentience Institute

Jenny Rooney, Interviewer at the C2 Montréal 2019 business conference
Jenny Rooney

Editor of the CMO Network, Forbes

Michael Sabia, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Michael Sabia

President and CEO, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Richard St-Pierre
Richard St-Pierre

President and Chief Executive Officer, C2

Bozoma Saint John, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Bozoma Saint John

Chief Marketing Officer, Endeavor

Bekah Sirrine, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Bekah Sirrine

Head of Global Creative, Instagram

Marcus Samuelsson , Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Marcus Samuelsson

Chef, restaurateur and author

Dr. Justin Sanchez, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Dr. Justin Sanchez

Director, Biological Technologies Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

John Stackhouse, Speaker at C2 Montreal 2019
John Stackhouse

Senior Vice President, Office of the CEO, RBC

Elissa Strome, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Elissa Strome

Executive Director, Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, CIFAR

Tom Standage, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Tom Standage

Deputy Editor, The EconomistThe World In…, Digital Strategy

Sean Stanleigh, Moderator at the C2 Montréal 2019 business conference
Sean Stanleigh

Managing Editor, Globe Content Studio, The Globe and Mail

Humza Teherany, Moderator at the C2 Montréal 2019 business conference
Humza Teherany

Chief Technology and Digital Officer, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE)

Valentine Thomas, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Valentine Thomas

Spearfisher woman

Manish Vora, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Manish Vora

Co-Founder and President, Museum of Ice Cream

Jameson Wetmore, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Jameson Wetmore

Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University

will.i.am, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
will.i.am

Founder and CEO, I.AM+

Dave Williams, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
Dave Williams

Canadian astronaut & President and CEO, Exploration Incorporated